Currently Being ModeratedNov 16, 2012 11:00 AM (in response to hansler)
Well said. Have you read the blogs, especially the Windows side? Apparently slow downloads are a huge problem. And they are NOT completely related to the DNS question, as I have AT&T for a provider and have worked through them on that.
Hope Apple responds on this one--a half-hour newscast is taking me three hours to download. Makes no sense.
Glad to not be the only one.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 16, 2012 11:10 AM (in response to Michael Gaunt)
Hope Apple responds on this one
I don't think I have seen Apple post a response to anything on the main forums in several years. It isn't intended to be a place where you get support from Apple, or a place for them to get feedback (use web feedback links for that). Even then it might at most be a request for you to e-mail a specific error report to them. It is questionable if they even browse the forums.
Yes, iTunes is slow. It strikes me as kind of silly if my computer has 1500 MB of RAM why 3 of those can't be used to buffer a mp3 I am playing. Instead iTunes has to read the hard drive all the time. Then too it seems to update the whole library file every time you click a button. I'm running an older version of iTunes too (7.5) and you guys with all the bloated new versions doing Genius (and the discontinued Ping) have it even worse.
If you want to speed up iTunes, keep playlists small and to a minimum. Minimize smart playlists. Keep your whole library trim. Consider making a separate library for video which you probably don't need to use at the same time as playing music.