iTunes for Windows leaked?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by vniow, Jun 9, 2003.

  1. vniow macrumors G4

    Jul 18, 2002
    I accidentally my whole location.
    I have in my possesion an app the claims to be the alpha version of iTunes for Windows.
    No, I'm not going to tell you where I got it or send it to anyone but I will go into as much detail as I can about this supposed leak.

    It could be a small MP3 player with a very nice skin but who knows?

    Some first impressions of the sofware:

    -Its small. Less than 700kb.
    -It looks a lot like iTunes, brushed metal, buttons, even the traffic lights are there on the left side (and they work) as opposed to the minimize/maximize/close buttons being on the right with most Windows apps.
    -Equalizer is there, but non-functional.
    -No visualizations.
    -Eject button doesn't work.
    -Playlists are non-functional, when you click the playlist button on this, you only get an option to add files, not create a new playlist.
    -Sorting by artist/album/song/pretty much anything else is not supported, whereever your songs are when you first import them, that's where they're stuck at.
    -AAC support is non-existent, I tried playing some of my AAC files (ripped from CD) and a little window popped up that said 'stream not supported'.
    -The search feature works...sorta. It doesn't work like the iTunes OSX one where the songs that don't match are hidden, it just highlights the song that matches the best.
    -No CD burning.
    -No browsing by arist/genre/album.
    -You can't rename songs with iTunes, they're stuck like you had them.
    -No iTunes Music Store.

    Overall it seems to be just a basic MP3 player, nothing more...which makes me lean towards a basic MP3 player with a very well done skin, but if it is indeed a leaked Alpha version, its a pretty good one that does what it needs to do.
    Its damn snappy though, whatever it is.

    Also...assuming this is legit, Apple's not just porting the existing iTunes application to Windows, just the basic interface it seems...this is completely written from scratch if the copy I have is actually iTunes for Windows.

    If you have any more questions (besides where did you get it and where can I get it) and I'll be happy to answer them.


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  2. pEZ macrumors 6502

    Feb 2, 2003
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Could you post more of the screen? Like fill the screen up to the windows task bar so we can see the extent of the look of it.

    If that's not an actual alpha, that's a damn nice replica of iTunes for OS X. Whoever would have made a fake one very obviously has a mac at bay.

    Please keep us updated!
  3. toughboy macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2003
    Izmir, Turkey
    this is not what I'd expected!.. :( This is nowhere near what I wanted!!!
    If this is really the iTunes that will be released, what is Apple trying to do?!
    I think this is a poor beta version of iTunes.. I just hope so...
  4. vniow thread starter macrumors G4

    Jul 18, 2002
    I accidentally my whole location.
    K, I'll try to get some obvious Windows stuff in there so it doesn't look like I'm taking this on a Mac:

    Note: I wonder why it has a blue icon instead of a green one?

    Even if it is a fake, its a pretty good MP3 player compared to a lot of stuff I've tried on the PC.

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  5. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030


    Jun 25, 2001
    Moneyapolis, Minnesota
    this little app has been floating around for a while. don't get your hopes up too much folks. it's a fake.
  6. vniow thread starter macrumors G4

    Jul 18, 2002
    I accidentally my whole location.
    I'm leaning towards that too because of the features or rather lack of you know any more about it, like if its written from scratch or based off of an existing MP3 player?
  7. FattyMembrane macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2002
    bat country
    wow, i thought that i was the only one in the us who had heard of (much less liked) cinematic orchestra.;)
  8. cb911 macrumors 601


    Mar 12, 2002
    BrisVegas, Australia
    when i saw the thread it thought "Whoa!!"

    that would be a major leak if it was an Alpha for Windows iTunes... isn't it still a few months off from release?

    but since we're all sure now that it's not a Windows version of iTunes and has nothing to do with Apple... how about telling us where you got it?;) it would be good to have an iTunes look-alike for my PC. :D
  9. Xero macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2002
    Los Angeles
    this is definatly not iTunes in any way shape or form. someone posted a screen shot with this app in it, in a "[some month] desktops" thread long before iTMS was announced/released.

    and vniow: how can this be any good if you cant even rename the songs?:confused:
  10. vniow thread starter macrumors G4

    Jul 18, 2002
    I accidentally my whole location.

    That was Winamp or some other MP3 player with an iTunes skin, in Winamp at least, the skins are in a seperate folder so it would be easy to spot if this was something as mainstream as Winamp skinned but there are very few files with this, plus the whole thing is less than 700k so it definately can't be anything too major, if this is an MP3 player skinned, its a very small one which would explain the lack of features or it is something written entirely from scratch, be it a high school hacker student who thought it would be cool to make an MP3 player with an iTunes look or this is actually a real iTunes for Windows alpha which would also explain the lack of features...
    The skinned player which was shown in the monthy desktop thread had actual working features like visuals and such, this particular one that I have has no such thing, when you press the button, nothing happens.

    But the two things that point to fake for me are:
    -Lack of AAC support and
    -No link to iTunes Music Store.


    Shizzle. Hee hee..
  11. clubmedia macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2002
  12. maradong macrumors 65816


    Mar 7, 2003
    it s winamp.
    skinned winamp, and nothing more. i got it too, and it surely is. at least i think so as suddenly i got winamp key s in the registry while i have never used or installed winamp.
  13. solvs macrumors 603


    Jun 25, 2002
    LaLaLand, CA
    My first impression was basic version of WinAmp. Looks like one of their skins. Doesn't look THAT bad. But you should be able to rename files.

    Thank you for showing it us though.

    And I REALLY appreciate the fact that you didn't say "Look everyone, I have iTunes for Windows. And it sucks".

    That would have been a flame war just WAITING to happen.

    But you didn't. So... I got nuthin'.
  14. astray macrumors member

    May 9, 2003
    Im guessing its a fake, since i came across an app. which looked just like this with identical functionality, it was approx. 400kb zipped, and was designed to help people emulate the "Mac" look on the PC's.

  15. dricci macrumors 6502a

    Dec 15, 2001
    I think this app was made by the same PC users that "borrow" Aqua for their themes and apps. (Can't remember the site off the top of my head...)
  16. Wardofsky macrumors 65816

    Aug 6, 2002
    It's fake, there is a copy or a similair version app on a Windows Rumors site.

    But, if it was, damn Apple, you messed up...
  17. sparkleytone macrumors 68020


    Oct 28, 2001
    Greensboro, NC
    its fake...there is no branding anywhere and no way to access file menus in order to see who it was made by. theres no way apple isnt going to take credit for itunes.

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