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Is cover flow gone in iTunes 11?

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  • Trane Francks Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)
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    Dec 10, 2012 10:36 PM (in response to eryximachus)

    eryximachus wrote:

     

    What!!  Apple has eliminated gapless playback??

    The loss of the feature does NOT eliminate the ability to playback songs gaplessly. Whether an album is gapless or not is determined during the ripping process and has nothing to do with this feature. Enabling/disabling gapless playback in earlier versions affected how iTunes behaved during crossfading of songs (in other words, whether to crossfade or to do gapless for the tracks).

     

    People who've purchased/ripped their classical music and/or have gapless live albums, etc., should be able to enjoy them as they always have. Minus, of course, our much beloved Cover Flow.

  • Trane Francks Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)
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    Dec 10, 2012 10:44 PM (in response to eryximachus)

    eryximachus wrote:

     

    I wish I could downgrade on the one computer, my iMac, which is now screwed up and no longer as fun because of iTunes 11. 

    1. Backup your system;
    2. Download/install AppZapper and uninstall iTunes 11 with it;
    3. Download/install Pacifist;
    4. Download iTunes 10.7 here: http://appldnld.apple.com/iTunes10/041-7195.20120912.d3uzQ/iTunes10.7.dmg
    5. Start Pacifist and separately open the iTunes DMG file to expose the PKG inside; drag the PKG into Pacifist and install;
    6. Replace everything that Pacifist asks about;
    7. Enjoy iTunes 10.7!
  • rustyintegrale Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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    Dec 10, 2012 11:58 PM (in response to Mark Block)

    I took a look at Pure Music but the interface put me right off. I wish software developers would place more importance on how their tools look. It just doesn't sit comfortably with iTunes...

  • iSky777 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 11, 2012 12:11 AM (in response to Trane Francks)

    Thanks for the easy step by step.

     

    I've been waiting to revert back to 10.7 because everyone so far said they encountered errors when restoring from Time Machine backup, and I didn't want to wait hours to get this thing done.

     

    Your method seems much quicker though. Did you have success with it personally?

  • Trane Francks Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)
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    Dec 11, 2012 12:21 AM (in response to iSky777)

    iSky777 wrote:

     

    Thanks for the easy step by step.

     

    I've been waiting to revert back to 10.7 because everyone so far said they encountered errors when restoring from Time Machine backup, and I didn't want to wait hours to get this thing done.

     

    Your method seems much quicker though. Did you have success with it personally?

    Hi.

     

    Yeah, originally I went through the pain of restoring from Time Machine only to find I was getting an authentication error with the iTunes store every time I started up the application. The steps I laid out were what I found on another site (sorry, lost the link), but I can assure you that it worked for me to restore 10.7 on my Snow Leopard system.

     

    Technically speaking, I didn't use AppZapper to delete iTunes 11. I'd already dragged it off to the Trash and deleted the contents. The site where I found the link to download 10.7 and install it with Pacifist, however, suggested that AppZapper was the best way to uninstall iTunes 11, so I included that information here.

     

    I hope it helps.

  • iSky777 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 11, 2012 12:33 AM (in response to Trane Francks)

    Cool, thanks a ton for the quick response. Going to give it a go tomorrow

     

    Last question:

     

    I have two MBPs (twins) and usually keep my libraries identical on them. I was semi-smart and only upgraded my secondary MBP to iTunes 11 just in case it was a disaster, and thank god I did.

     

    So after following your steps, theoretically I should still be able to drag and drop my iTunes library from my main MBP to the "Music" folder on the #2 MBP I'm reverting to 10.7 on, right? and then I'm back to how it was before I went to 11?

     

    I'm also on Snow Lep.

     

    Thanks in advance to you or anyone who can confirm that!

  • Trane Francks Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)
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    Dec 11, 2012 12:46 AM (in response to iSky777)

    iSky777 wrote:

     

    So after following your steps, theoretically I should still be able to drag and drop my iTunes library from my main MBP to the "Music" folder on the #2 MBP I'm reverting to 10.7 on, right? and then I'm back to how it was before I went to 11?

     

    Hi.

     

    That should work, although you probably only have to replace the library file from the latest one out of your previous itunes libraries folder. The only thing that I noticed upon firing up 10.7 was that a non-trivial amount of my album art was missing. I spent ~4 hours in total going through my library (30,000 songs/2,700 albums) and filling in the missing bits. If you're really, really keeping both systems identical in iTunes, then it might work to replace not only the library file, but also the art folder structure.

  • iSky777 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 11, 2012 12:58 AM (in response to Trane Francks)

    Cool, thanks!

     

    Yeah, that was another thing I was seeing a lot throughout these threads, people missing artwork upon reverting back. I def don't wanna spend time replacing bits if I don't have to.

     

    Will report back here. Let's see what happens

  • Patrick Weisser Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 11, 2012 1:22 AM (in response to iSky777)

    I used the exact method outlined by Trane Francks and it worked perfectly for me.  I've been happily back on iTunes 10.7 for three days now.  Don't forget to restore the 10.7 backup of your iTunes library that the iTunes 11 update process should have made for you (that's the one good thing it did!).  Oh I'm on OSX Lion.  -Patrick

  • iSky777 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 11, 2012 2:57 AM (in response to Trane Francks)

    Hey Trane,

     

    I'm having a bit of trouble after #5. :-s

     

    Did you have to click "continue" like 200 times during the 10.7 install through Pacifist, along with 20 or so "replace" scattered throughout?

     

    Hopefully this is normal...

     

    "5. Start Pacifist and separately open the iTunes DMG file to expose the PKG inside; drag the PKG into Pacifist and install;

    6. Replace everything that Pacifist asks about;

    7. Enjoy iTunes 10.7!"

  • ogechifx Calculating status...
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    Dec 11, 2012 3:11 AM (in response to Patrick Weisser)

    Guys, I'm back to v10.7 and i'm loving every minute of it!!! Caouldn't believe I ever left!!! Its feels as good as home!!

     

    IF ITS NOT BROKEN...DONT TRY TO FIX IT! ELSE, UP JUST MIGHT SHOOT YOURSELF IN THE BALLS!!!

  • Trane Francks Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)
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    Dec 11, 2012 3:05 AM (in response to iSky777)

    iSky777 wrote:

     

    Hey Trane,

     

    I'm having a bit of trouble after #5. :-s

     

    Did you have to click "continue" like 200 times during the 10.7 install through Pacifist, along with 20 or so "replace" scattered throughout?

     

    Hopefully this is normal...

     

    "5. Start Pacifist and separately open the iTunes DMG file to expose the PKG inside; drag the PKG into Pacifist and install;

    6. Replace everything that Pacifist asks about;

    7. Enjoy iTunes 10.7!"

    When I ran it, I had the option of applying my choice to all and just clicked the once. Checkbox to the left-bottom part of the dialog box, I think. No point in saying yes one step at a time as there's not going to be a no selected anywhere in the process.

  • iSky777 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 11, 2012 3:07 AM (in response to Trane Francks)

    ****, I must have gone wrong somewhere.

     

    Opened up iTunes 10.7 after install and got the "An unkown Error Occurred -42408)

     

    Going to try and zap it and reinstall...

  • ogechifx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 11, 2012 3:13 AM (in response to iSky777)

    Yes, Just uninstall, do a system restart and try again!!!

  • Trane Francks Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)
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    Dec 11, 2012 3:15 AM (in response to iSky777)

    iSky777 wrote:

     

    ****, I must have gone wrong somewhere.

     

    Opened up iTunes 10.7 after install and got the "An unkown Error Occurred -42408)

     

    Going to try and zap it and reinstall...

    That's an authentication error with the iTunes Store. Just reinstall 10.7's PKG from inside Pacifist and it should be fine. Something that should have gotten overwritten the first time wasn't.

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