iTunes Plus, who's upgrading?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by HiFiGuy528, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

    Jul 24, 2008
    Weak ass Keynote. Agree? "Special Offer"?


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  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Hey, if I used Requiem on my songs, can they still be upgraded?
  3. mattwrit macrumors member

    Dec 8, 2008
    Mine isn't showing the upgrade screen - how do I get it?
  4. hexonxonx macrumors 601

    Jul 4, 2007
    Denver Colorado
    I will eventually. As of today it will cost me $72 to upgrade what I have and that's not even everything.
  5. PR. macrumors regular


    Oct 3, 2005
    Bedford, UK
    Cheeky gits only allowing you to upgrade everything or nothing. Especially as there are tracks that I'm not that bothered about.

    Does anybody know if when iTunes says replace it means they maintain the play count and ratings from the old DRM tracks?
  6. c-Row macrumors 65816


    Jan 10, 2006
    Exactly what I was looking for. My designated ex-wife purchased some songs on iTunes which I don't need to be upgraded at all, so why bother? If there's only an "everything or nothing" deal, I will pass, thank you very much.
  7. chrisblore macrumors regular

    May 10, 2004
    Essex, UK
    You must be kidding! £111.47 :eek:

    It's almost as though they want you to use Bit Torrent :rolleyes:
  8. mattwrit macrumors member

    Dec 8, 2008
  9. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    i want to upgrade. would love to upgrade. but i cant in one big batch like this. that is my one complaint. it will be awhile before i am willing to spend this much at once.

    unless there is a way to get around the batch upgrade and do them individually?

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  10. bartelby macrumors Core


    Jun 16, 2004
    How come the US gets 30% off the album price and it's only 25% off in the UK?

    Ask on Endaget...
  11. synagence macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2008
    I hit itunes during the keynote and noticed in the uk store that all the songs had suddenly gone itunes plus and my upgrade option had jumped to 79 albums.

    Most of my DRM'd music had been bought when Fairplay removal tools still worked so its already de-drm'd ... i never used it for piracy .. just so i could run audio adjustments on them so i felt it was reasonable.

    Amazon MP3 store in the UK only launched a month ago ... so i think for them its too little too late cos they never advertised and i feel they've lost the game before they came to establish themselves .... people will just stick with itunes like they always did
  12. Cynicalone macrumors 68040


    Jul 9, 2008
    Okie land
    I'm just now finishing my upgrade. 129 songs total and it really didn't take all that long to complete. Not even 10 minutes. I'm glad DRM has finally died on music. Now to kill it on Video's.

    EDIT: It appears to have upgraded some of my music video's as well.
  13. lostless macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2005
    I agree with most. The all or nothing deal for upgrading is stupid now. I have some albums i really could care less about upgrading. Some I really want upgraded, and now that all tunes are going to go DRM free, the price is just insane for everyone who has a nice collection of DRMed music. Apple needs to do something about this or I will not upgrade. Don't have the funds in this economy. Sorry apple.
  14. cycocelica macrumors 68000


    Apr 28, 2005
    Redmond, WA
    Well I was hoping for a big iTunes announcement and they failed to deliver. Yes, they finally are starting to improve the quality of music you can buy now but 256 still isnt good enough. And why the hell would I want to upgrade all of my music?! Why should I even have to pay for it? I already did! It should be a free upgrade to promote the use of DRM free and better quality music. Christ.

    At least the RIAA is learning that people don't want DRM or ****** quality music. But it is still not good enough to curb pirating.
  15. JW008 macrumors 6502

    Apr 29, 2005
    Did it replace the songs and keep your play count and playlists or did it put them in library next to the old stuff?
  16. MrJT macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2009
    % OF is much different than % OFF. 25 is a BETTER deal. I'm still not going to whine though...
  17. airlights macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2008
    Henderson, NV
    It'll cost me $14.25US to update my library. I'll have to wait until my next paycheck to do it though. :/
  18. JW008 macrumors 6502

    Apr 29, 2005
    I'm at work, so I can't check this, so maybe someone could help me out.

    I know you can't pick and choose the songs you upgrade, but if you delete the songs out of your library you don't want to upgrade, will that work?
  19. northy124 macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2007
    I won't be as all my Music is DRM free already or ripped from CD :D
  20. Cynicalone macrumors 68040


    Jul 9, 2008
    Okie land
    It replaced the old track and kept the play count info and playlists intacted. The old files are not automatically deleted they are moved to the trash.

    Of note: Your DRM free music is tagged with your account info now.
  21. ob81 macrumors 65816


    Jun 11, 2007
    Virginia Beach
    Nah. Not sure why this is a big deal on a mac forums. Most people here have iPhones/ipods anyway. Why you need DRM free?

    Maybe I could sell my apple TV though, and use my xbox with boxee.
  22. salohcin macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2008
    I think there is a way to get around the mass upgrade. Remove the songs you don't want to upgrade from your iTunes library (but don't delete the files). Then do the upgrade on what's left. Finally add the songs you deleted back into your library.

    It seems to be taking everything from the songs you currently have in your library and not ones from your purchase history since I don't see any on there that I have deleted from my library.

    I know it's a pain, but I think it might work. I'm going to try it when I get home today and I'll let you know if it works or not.

    Edit: This will not work, sorry!
  23. JW008 macrumors 6502

    Apr 29, 2005
    Good news, thanks. I've downloaded over 1000 songs, so I'm not looking forward to seeing how much it's going to cost to upgrade.
  24. Cynicalone macrumors 68040


    Jul 9, 2008
    Okie land
    I don't think that will work. iTunes added songs back into my library I had deleted long ago and had forgotten about.
  25. JW008 macrumors 6502

    Apr 29, 2005
    My main reason is that I want to use Simplify for the iPhone to stream all my music and save the space on the phone for video. You can't stream DRM material.

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