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Where is iTunes DJ in iTunes 11?

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  • Guenninetzer Calculating status...
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    Dec 12, 2012 3:44 AM (in response to Branden Williams)

    I loved that function, too.

     

    You could have a seperate window opened with only the playlist of Itunes DJ. It was clear for everybody on the party which songs come next. The up next window is too small...

     

    You could select the forthcoming song and hit and hold backspace while title by title got removed from the list until you see some track coming up you want to listen next. Now with up next you have to select the next title, delete it, click with the mouse on the upnext because your selection is gone... no way to delete many songs from that list by holding backspace. (ok, you can hold shift und arrow down to select more songs, but only in one direction, de-selecting songs once selected is not possible)

     

    I don´t understand why Apple did no survey on that... if they did i wonder why within such a short time so many people regret the decision to remove this feature...

     

    For me there´s unfo no other chance than to stick to the previous version and not update to iTunes 11.

     

    Sorry apple...

  • MousematData Calculating status...
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    Dec 12, 2012 11:56 AM (in response to Branden Williams)

    Ive not read all of this thread, but I too used the ITunes DJ functionality quite a lot.

     

    There is a work around. Simply create a new Playlist, and import your entire library to it

     

    Then selct the random mode when playing

  • crhendo Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Dec 12, 2012 12:01 PM (in response to MousematData)

    Chalk me up for wanting iTunes DJ back!

  • calicoradio.com Calculating status...
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    Dec 12, 2012 12:12 PM (in response to MousematData)

    Hi MousematData,

     

    Please read through the post. Your suggestion does not replace all of iTunes DJ features.

     

    Thanks.

  • MousematData Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 12, 2012 12:17 PM (in response to Branden Williams)

    I wasn't suggesting for a moment that it replaced all of the iTunes DJ features. merely pointing out that for anyone who just wants to hit one button to play a randomized set of music from their entire collection, then theres the workaround.

     

    I personally would like the original DJ Facility put back in, but that is completely down to Apple and what they want to

  • calicoradio.com Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Dec 12, 2012 12:19 PM (in response to MousematData)

    Okay : )

     

    I'm just an iTunes DJ junky that wants to make it clear that iTunes 11 is not capable of performing all of iTunes DJ features.

     

    No hard feelings : P

  • George Worley Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 12, 2012 2:35 PM (in response to MousematData)

    MousematData wrote:

     

    I personally would like the original DJ Facility put back in, but that is completely down to Apple and what they want to

     

    I an with you on that one.    If enough people complain to Apple, the squeaky wheel will get oiled and Apple doesn't monitor the forums... in order to get your voice heard you will have to go to the following URL:

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/itunesapp.html

     

    If enough people send negative feedback to Apple then something will get done.

     

    George

     

    Message was edited by: George Worley

  • Iphone bust Calculating status...
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    Dec 14, 2012 6:04 AM (in response to Branden Williams)

    I used iTunes DJ all the time to play random songs from my library. I not always want to actively choose songs, so this was a great feature! 

     

    Apple: give us back iTunes DJ!!!!

  • JoanGenis Calculating status...
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    Dec 14, 2012 6:31 AM (in response to Branden Williams)

    Bad News friends,

     

    there is already an update to iTunes 11 (11.0.1) but no news about iTunes DJ.

    We will have to keep sending our feedback to Apple

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/itunesapp.html

  • Neorich Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Dec 14, 2012 8:19 AM (in response to Iphone bust)

    @ Iphone bust.

     

    Quite, that's the best feature of D.J. for me, i.e. I don't have to choose a song in order to create a random playlist, it's all done by going to D.J. and hitting refresh.

     

    I'm saddened that the update to 11, hasn't taken this issue into account, as several "fixes," seem to have been made but I imagine that the loss of D.J. is pretty high on the understandable list of grievances and, although, it's early days, I would've thought that they'd be working night and day in order to quell the backlash that's evident, not just in these forums but also on the net, as a whole.

     

    I've struggled to find too many reviews that are raving about 11, in a positive way.

     

    Given that, like I said, I've gone back to 10.7 just to get D.J. back and given that Apple are still pestering me to "upgrade," which, I've asked them to stop doing and which they've ignored and which I'll never do till the D.J. issue is dealt with, I'm considering looking round for alternative ways of organizing my music library and, if I can find one with similar features to D.J. and that I can synch my ipod to, with ease as well as buy tracks, I might be tempted.

     

  • BigNoud Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 14, 2012 1:01 PM (in response to Branden Williams)

    new iTunes 11.0.1 still no iTunes DJ.

    it seems to me that the version 11 is only there to support the new graphical store.

    apple only seems to care about selling stuff (music, movies, iCloud etc.) but fails to let the users actually enjoy the things they buy in the store in a perfect way, if they go on like this, people will switch to other alternatives.

    still sticking with iTunes 10.7 because of this, and gave another feedback on http://www.apple.com/feedback/itunesapp.html hopefully they will listen eventually although I doubt that

  • mobi007 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 14, 2012 1:21 PM (in response to BigNoud)

    Quick question,

     

    For those that reverted to itunes 10.7 WITHOUT using time machine,

     

    did you lose your Album Artwork? Playlists? or Song Ratings?

     

    i cannot use time machine since i didnt have it set up so i have to replace the library file from one of the previous library files and i am worried i will lose the above-mentioned.

     

    Thanks

    Mobi

  • BigNoud Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 14, 2012 1:24 PM (in response to mobi007)

    I haven't reverted cause I tried 11 on an old windows machine, not on my Mac.

    as for the Album Artwork this is in your music file so it won't be lost.

    Playlist and Song Ratings will be lost cause they are in the iTunes library file.

    hope this helps you

  • Neorich Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Dec 14, 2012 3:26 PM (in response to mobi007)

    @mobi007.

     

    I reverted without using "Time Machine," following some of the instructions given earlier in this discussion.

    One of which mentions removing the Library for 11 and that did the trick, other wise you get "error," messages.

     

    It worked fine, but I'm using Windows Vista..

     

    I did lose my playlists and artwork etc.

    I've never really "rated," my songs.

     

    However, I don't have that many playlists, only about 5, or 6 which I replenished from ideas thrown up by DJ which is why I love the function so much, it constantly suggests new songs, or songs I wouldn't think of looking for in a pretty vast selection..

     

    I also lost the Album Artwork, so, in a way it's like starting from scratch and that had to be re-loaded..

     

    But, for me, it was worth it.

  • The Gster Calculating status...
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    Dec 14, 2012 4:01 PM (in response to Neorich)

    Neorich;

     

    I got a warm response from Apple Support that eventuall left me cold.

     

    Their answer, "Download iTunes 10.7, delete 11 and reinstall 10.7."

     

    I asked if I would lose my art work, ratings and # of plays. The tech went to a senior adviser and "Yep, its going to be lost."

     

    I found an older .itl but turns out it was just updated on the 10th.

     

    I went for a Restore point Critical Update on the 11th. Nothing beyond that.

     

    Did you do the delete and reinstall? If so I got a lot of work a head of me before the big Party next Thursday night.

     

    Dang.

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