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iTunes 11, no iTunes DJ or Cover Flow.

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Dec 1, 2012 7:15 PM

Hi,

 

My 2 favorite iTunes features are now gone in iTunes 11.  I used iTunes DJ and Cover Flow almost every second iTunes was running, both together.

 

Cover Flow was the reason I went and found all the album covers to my underground music (replacing all the auto generated covers with the real ones).

 

To me, Cover Flow was the next best thing to actually holding the album in my hands, which is a ritualistic luxury I've always anticipated since the 90s.

 

iTunes DJ was the reason I filled out all my track info, so I could easily create smart playlists on the fly.

 

It also gave meaning to rating my music, which I gave much thought to knowing it would affect the frequency of DJ play.

 

I spent most of a month polishing out my massive music collection and cataloging it all.

 

I was proud.

 

The reward:

 

- A remote controlled jukebox that played my favorite tracks more often, while being able to be manipulated on the fly.

 

- A visual representation of of the current album, and the upcoming albums.

 

It takes me back to the days of holding a stack of CDs and having to load them 1 at a time.  I could visually see what other choices were up next.

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I can't believe Apple took away the only 2 things I cared about, both at the same time.

 

It's like they didn't even do any research into what their most poplar features were before adding more crappy gimmicks.

 

I never used Genius (might be good in a decade, today, it's a bloat feature).

 

Never listened to the music suggestions (I have no problem discovering new music by my own means).

 

To me it's all pointing to what I do from time to time anyway --> use the iTunes Store.

 

They've somehow changed my simple jukebox into a money making machine, in 1 patch.

 

Wish I could revert to 10.7.

Windows 7, iTunes 11
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