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What are your thoughts on the New iTunes 11?

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  • double_ohh7 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Jan 3, 2013 10:41 AM (in response to rustyintegrale)

    rustyintegrale wrote:

     

    double_ohh7 wrote:

     


    rustyintegrale wrote:

     

    double_ohh7 wrote:

     

    Ok, I have 10.7 as a .dmg

     

    Do I need to use pacifist to load it back on?  And what do I need to do to make sure I don't loose anything in the process regarding the library...?  If you someone could do a quick bullet point walk through please.....  

     

    Quit iTunes. Open Pacifist, drop the dmg on it. Select install within Pacifist and answer 'replace' to any prompts from Pacifist. Then open iTunes and you'll see 10.7

     

     

    That method isn't so straightforward.  At a guess there are a few thousand files or folders that prompt "can't be replaced....stop or continue".  This route will take forever.

    There is an option to 'apply to all'. Take that.

     

     

    Checked that the first time but for some reason it was throwing up a lot of stop or continue's.  Taking the installer out of the dmg before dropping it in Pacifist seemed to help (though I don't know why).

     

    It went quicker but has ended up with this...

     

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  • rustyintegrale Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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    Jan 3, 2013 10:46 AM (in response to double_ohh7)


    It went quicker but has ended up with this...

     

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    I'd run the installer within Pacifist again. This message is typically one you get trying to reinstall 10.7 manually.

     

    Do you have your actual music files stored in the default location within the iTunes folder? If so copy them out to a new location and try again.

     

    My iTunes music is stored on a Drobo and the only stuff within my iTunes folder is the database info. It literally took two minutes to re-install 10.7 using Pacifist.

  • CaffeineIV Level 2 Level 2 (175 points)
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    Jan 3, 2013 10:52 AM (in response to Mark Block)

    To me the real complaint is not that Apple changed the Search functionality, but that the UI designers made the new way the global default, then hid the preference by giving it a nonsensical name. Who would want to turn off searching the entire library? Who would think that the plain English meaning of "Search Entire Library" would refer to how the search results are presented in the UI?

     

    Yes, should be All Views Search. Then there should be a rollover that explains that this option will switch your view to the one iTunes thinks you should be viewing, depending on what you search for.

  • Drew Reece (Re:co) Level 2 Level 2 (310 points)
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    Jan 3, 2013 11:09 AM (in response to double_ohh7)

    double_ohh7 wrote:

     

    It went quicker but has ended up with this...

     

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    iTunes backs up the library before it upgrades to a newer version. Check in the ~/Music/iTunes/Previous iTunes Libraries/ folder for an older copy.

    You can quit iTunes, replace the ~/Music/iTunes/iTunes Library.itl file with the old one & delete the ~/Music/iTunes/iTunes Music Library.xml (this will be recreated by iTunes).

     

    This will take your library (including playlists etc) back to the state it was in before the update. I'd also recommend you drag & drop the

    ~/Music/iTunes/iTunes Music/Music folder onto iTunes it will import any items that were added since using iTunes 11. Sort by date added to see new items.

     

    It's possible you still have tracks that show the missing file icon check that they have been reimported in the new items or look at reacquiring them (Try Spotlight too).

  • double_ohh7 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    OK, got a bit impatient (and annoyed; I'm reading an article by the slime ball Adrian Lamo) so I trashed everything in the iTunes folder except the music folder which I moved out.  Re-did the Pacifist thing > re-booted > dropped all my music back in and voila!  A nice, seemingly minimilistic itunes 10.7.

     

     

    ...I lost my play-lists but thats no big deal to me. 

  • rustyintegrale Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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    Jan 3, 2013 11:22 AM (in response to double_ohh7)

    double_ohh7 wrote:

     

    OK, got a bit impatient (and annoyed; I'm reading an article by the slime ball Adrian Lamo) so I trashed everything in the iTunes folder except the music folder which I moved out.  Re-did the Pacifist thing > re-booted > dropped all my music back in and voila!  A nice, seemingly minimilistic itunes 10.7.

     

     

    ...I lost my play-lists but thats no big deal to me. 

    That's because you trashed the .itl file. Had you kept that or the .xml file you could recover the playlists.

  • double_ohh7 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Jan 3, 2013 11:28 AM (in response to rustyintegrale)

    It doesn't matter much for me.  I pretty much just play the main library on shuffle, but I will bear it in mind when helping my Dad go back to 10.7.   Thanks for the help! 

  • rustyintegrale Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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    Jan 4, 2013 7:34 AM (in response to double_ohh7)

    No worries.

     

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  • Mazzi Calculating status...
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    Jan 3, 2013 11:49 AM (in response to Porf)

    The worst thing ever happend to iTunes, since iTunes.

     

    Seriously: This version is unserviceable. Formerly it was easy to find everything. It was clearly structured. With this update you have to look after every detail. It's even less helpful than apple maps.

  • double_ohh7 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Jan 3, 2013 11:51 AM (in response to rustyintegrale)

    rustyintegrale wrote:

     

    double_ohh7 wrote:

     

    It doesn't matter much for me.  I pretty much just play the main library on shuffle, but I will bear it in mind when helping my Dad go back to 10.7.   Thanks for the help! 

    No worries. Please mark my post as helping you! thanks.

    Don't think I can mark it as helping because it isn't my thread (though tell me if I'm wrong).

     

    Out of interest, I have my bcak up on the external (I use Super Duper so I have a clone) so can I use one of the files from my old itunes folder to get the playlists back...?

  • double_ohh7 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    Drew Reece (Re:co) wrote:

     

    double_ohh7 wrote:

     

    It went quicker but has ended up with this...

     

    Screen Shot 2013-01-03 at 18.30.05.png

    iTunes backs up the library before it upgrades to a newer version. Check in the ~/Music/iTunes/Previous iTunes Libraries/ folder for an older copy.

    You can quit iTunes, replace the ~/Music/iTunes/iTunes Library.itl file with the old one & delete the ~/Music/iTunes/iTunes Music Library.xml (this will be recreated by iTunes).

     

    This will take your library (including playlists etc) back to the state it was in before the update. I'd also recommend you drag & drop the

    ~/Music/iTunes/iTunes Music/Music folder onto iTunes it will import any items that were added since using iTunes 11. Sort by date added to see new items.

     

    It's possible you still have tracks that show the missing file icon check that they have been reimported in the new items or look at reacquiring them (Try Spotlight too).

     

     

    Sorry, Drew's already laid it out for me.   When you add the previous .itl file you also have to edit it's name.  For instance my previous .itl file was called "iTunes Library 2012-12-02 ".  My playlists didn't apear until I edited that name to not include the date.  ...obvious to some I imagine.

     

     

    Thanks Guys.

  • BenOr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 3, 2013 12:01 PM (in response to double_ohh7)

    Changing the name of the files, uninstallting and reinstalling 10.7 worked perfect!  11 is gone for me!  Viva 10.7.

  • MacPow75 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Jan 3, 2013 8:17 PM (in response to Porf)

    What are my thoughts on the new iTunes?? Well, I think I already said... I was skiing today with some college kids and I was wondering if it was just me, of their father's generation... It's not just me, they all hate it... maybe one "meh"... but the guys with the big music libraries, they were ALL thumbs down...

     

    So if iTunes 11 is p1ssing off the old guard, and the new guard thinks it su@ks too... so...what the heck??? apple!!

  • CapSuper Calculating status...
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    Jan 3, 2013 9:52 PM (in response to Porf)

    I abhore iTunes 11 with the intensity of a thousand white hot suns. There is nothing...NOTHING I like about it. It's ugly, confusing, and virtually useless. The next iTunes update should be to iTunes 10.7.

  • Trent Curtis Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Jan 4, 2013 1:09 AM (in response to CapSuper)

    "With the intensity of a thousand white hot suns" - This made me laugh, because I feel just as strongly.

     

    I hate, hate, hate the new version. I find it astonishing that someone gave the go-ahead to release it. And look how many views and replies this thread has! It's amazing the amount of negativity this has generated.

     

    But what it comes down to is this: Do they even care? I wonder whether or not someone even has the good sense to monitor these discussions, nevertheless cares enough to act on what they're reading. I'd like to think they're reading all of this, and thinking, "Gee, everyone hates it. We need to change it ASAP." But I'm 99.9 % certain that's a dream.

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