Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2012 8:03 PM (in response to BrainDamaged)
I'm going to check out some other software to play music. No reason to be loyal to Apple when they care so little about their consumers. Just read that MediaMonkey and Foobar2000 might be good replacements. I'm sure I won't love them like I enjoyed using iTunes. Gotta know when to cut your losses and move on though. Good luck to us!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2012 5:24 AM (in response to BrainDamaged)
Please refer to the EXTENSIVE discussion thread at:
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2012 9:36 AM (in response to txlonghorn1989)
And the combo of having an attitude along with the inability to spell is such a winner, too.
It's observant, not observent.
And there is no 'leaving'. Simply changing your music player is hardly leaving anything. Unless of course you are talking about a cult.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2012 8:48 PM (in response to BrainDamaged)
Until they add the iTunes DJ feature back, here is a *temporary* solution:
- Create a Smart Playlist
- Select 'Checked' from the first dropdown list and let the next one default to 'is true'
- Limit the list to whatever you choose. I opted for 10 hours of play
- Keep 'Live updating' checked and click the OK button
- Name your new playlist 'iTunes DJ'
As for Cover Flow, I couldn't figure out a work around for that, sorry.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2012 9:07 PM (in response to Appletini6)
Yeah, well, I'm an Apple fan but Üp Next"doesn't quite replace iTunes DJ, it's Ok if you're the only one adding songs to the list, that's simpler the game with DJ was hosting a party at your house letting people adding songs from your library to their liking in the DJ list but retaining your power as HOST to skip or replace songs... I have two iphones for testing this feature, my HOME iphone and a Guest one... and the new remote gives the ability to the guest of jumping in front of all the list!!! Imagin a few dozen people doing that!! Not cool taking DJ out...
I did not use Cover flow that much, i mean it was cool but not that useful... my personal list were "smart" and Genre, Artist, Album and puntuation based... let's see if apple comes with some good "social music" listening...or something
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2012 2:23 PM (in response to webby)
Coverstream seems like a solution but only on macs.
But can this be linked with iTunes 11 ?
Should be noted it does have Last.FM support as well.
A few others are.
Run iTunes 10 in vm or sandboxed
By the way:
I was actually hoping for CF to be expanded. I never in my wildest dreams would have wanted it removed.
Things like adding the ability to have back covers with even more robust features and networking coverflow into the iPhone remote app so you can move your iTunes coverflow right from your iphone or iPod.
Apple. Lets expand and conquer. Then refine. Rinse repeat!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2012 10:06 PM (in response to DJ)
Just wanted to add one final note. Songbird combined with the mediaflow extension also looks like a good solution as well and is multi platform compatible. Not only that but it works on linux, it has selective sync and could probably be linked with iTunes audio control as well.
Most of the core code is also opensource.