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What are your thoughts on the New iTunes 11?

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  • Mac & Fromage Calculating status...
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    Nov 30, 2012 11:24 AM (in response to Makhno)

    Makhno wrote:

     

    Can anyone recommend a good alternative to iTunes?

     

    Now there's a thought. That way, I could at least browse my own music the way I want to. So I guess iTunes 11 is a reason to buy less stuff through the store.

     

    I guess this is a start: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/10-mac-osx-music-player-altern-139519

  • Wenchita Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 11:24 AM (in response to Stephen Cox)

    "Actually my problem isn't about new features. But features they took away. Mainly 3: Dj, Cover Flow and dark Grid View. I also liked the old way of searching. I have a 126GB size libaray. I also listen to classical a lot. The current search is almost useless for me.

     

    Now i can get around the new search by using a 3rd party app. But the other 3 are just gone. I'd like to know why."

     

     

    +1.  Amen

  • James Campbell Calculating status...
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    Nov 30, 2012 11:25 AM (in response to Porf)

    Try to start typing a word beginning with "a" in the search box. Is it just me or does anyone else get a spinning ball that never goes away?

  • BopCat Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 11:29 AM (in response to Alnyden)

    My library is fine.

     

    My phone and iPad sync'd fine.

     

    All of my artwork is there.

     

    search works fine.

     

    No spinning balls.

     

    I seriously don't know what you guiys are doig wrong.

     

    And, no, there's no alternative that's remotely as good as iTunes.

  • William Fiveash Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 11:43 AM (in response to BopCat)

    So tell me how to open a playlist in a new, independant window as version 10.7 and earlier supported?

     

    This is I something use all the time and is a definite regression in v11.

  • abombaci Level 2 Level 2 (250 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 11:39 AM (in response to William Fiveash)

    Best thing to do, if you haven't upgraded to 11 don't and if you did downgrade back to 10.7

  • Stephen Cox Level 1 Level 1 (140 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 11:40 AM (in response to BopCat)

    Like I said it's what they took away. No DJ, no Cover Flow and no dark Grid View. And my conplaints about the search. But like I said, I already use a 3rd party app that does better searching for me.

     

    Add back; DJ, Cover Flow and a dark color scheme and I'll happily upgrade.

     

    What I don't understand is why take features away? What was so wrong with DJ? ****, Jobs introduced it (and Cover Flow) during a keynote.

     

    Same thing the the artwork in the lower left. I didn't use it much; but why remove it?

     

    And by the way, I did "downgrade". I rebuilt my system from a TM backup.

  • LA Thomas Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 11:41 AM (in response to Porf)

    I spent countless hours finding album covers for my music that iTunes did not have and now I cant see them anymore becuase someone thought it was a good idea to get rid of cover flow....WHAT???? Not cool at all. Bring it back!!

  • Mr. Eeee Calculating status...
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    Nov 30, 2012 11:41 AM (in response to Porf)

    iTunes 11 is just SO bad. I am distraught and so disappointed. There isn't ANYTHING that's better and a whole lot that's worse.

     

    I can't believe they dropped coverflow and the little artwork viewer (on the bottom-left)! I even hate the album cover view that you do get when you select something under 'Albums'---why did they have to use the album background color???  It makes the cover look all washed out!

     

    I guess the only choice I have is to revert my whole system from my backup (and lose 3 weeks worth of data!).

     

    This is just SO messed up . . . how could they do this to us?!

  • Bernard Knight Level 2 Level 2 (235 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 11:49 AM (in response to Mr. Eeee)

    Overall I don't have a big problem with it. I quite like the revamped way of getting around although I had no gripes with 10.

     

    But some of my albums have the first track split off as a sepate (but identical in every way) album. I've tried everything to solve this to no avail.

  • BopCat Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 11:52 AM (in response to William Fiveash)

    Why you'd need to open a playlist in a new window is beyond me. Maybe they decided to omit totally useless redundant functions. Sorry about that.

     

    Here's a suggestion for all of you who don't like iTunes 11, despite that it's a clear improvement. Go back to the previous version. Then quit whining. Problem solved.

  • BopCat Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 11:54 AM (in response to Bernard Knight)

    Now that's a liilte more valid complaint, Bernard. I'll see if I can find the problem on my iTunes.

     

    Cheers, Jim

  • Mac & Fromage Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 12:05 PM (in response to BopCat)

    Have the devs discovered this thread now?

     

    Because, you know...

     

    "Why would anyone wanna do that!? It's beyond me. Totally redundant feature! It's fine, I tell you. Fine! Now quit whining."

     

    Yeah, that seems to be the exact attitude that went into designing this so-called "upgrade." The sad thing is that I would have expected it from a Windows dev, and not from Apple.

  • Alnyden Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 11:55 AM (in response to Porf)

    Just sent this to apple:

     

    1). After installing and having my library updated, itunes would not function at all, it gave spinning beach ball, and crashed whole computer.  I had to rebuild my library using the .xml file.

     

     

    2).  My apps disappeared from iTunes.  I had to re-import from finder.

     

     

    3).  Half my album art does not show up in album view.  The artwork is in the file! I n fact if I select "get info" and look at the artwork then it shows up in itunes.  Am I supposed to manually do this for 600 albums?

     

     

    4).  iPhones are NOT showing up in devices anymore.  I can sync with USB, but not wifi.

     

     

    Great update, Apple!  (not)

  • Mike Connelly Level 4 Level 4 (1,785 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 12:14 PM (in response to Porf)

    Love it, works great here.  A couple small things I'm not happy about but hopefully they'll be addressed, and for me they're totally outweighed by the new functionality and improved performance.

     

    I guess I never used cover flow, it looked cool but I never found it useful.

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