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iTunes 11: No more album art preview for selected track??? :(

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  • rhythmdevils Calculating status...

    4 more posts.  :-0

  • ichat36 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    If you want to continue we can....

    rhythmdevils wrote:

     

    4 more posts.  :-0

  • Steve Gallagher Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    "Apple obviously took it away and there is no way t get it back"

     

    Apple took away Find Exact Duplicates in iTunes 11 and restored in in iTunes 11.0.1

  • ichat36 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Steve Gallagher wrote:

     

    "Apple obviously took it away and there is no way t get it back"

     

    Apple took away Find Exact Duplicates in iTunes 11 and restored in in iTunes 11.0.1

    Hopefully from all the feedback Apple will bring it back... got my fingers crossed

  • Ian Kelleigh Calculating status...

    Apple will notice a thread with constructive feedback and/or bugs found in their software. They will ignore a thread full of adults acting like petulant children.

     

    Get over whatever personality problems you have and agree that there is something here in the latest version of iTunes that needs to be addressed and leave it at that.

     

    Since the Internet has grown, it seems to have brought out the worst in people, and many of them think they are hiding behind some shield of anonymity that allows them to fight each other without responsibility. Get over it. It makes you look childish and I doubt you are all children.

  • iTunesDJ Calculating status...

    I have successfully rolled back to 10.7 and that gives me breether to look for i-Tunes alternatives.

    Thats what I have decided because even If the fix this and other issues I no lenger feel I can thrust them.

     

    What i'm looking for is a library with good search and sorting functionality, like 10.7. I need to se Album art while I scroll over the songs, regardless of how I have sorted my library, like 10.7.

    I also need to rate songs with my iPhone, iPad or iPod. Eventuelly i'll switch them out with some Windows or Android **** if that's what it takes.

     

    Glad if anyone can help me out with this.

  • ichat36 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

     

    iTunesDJ wrote:

     

    I have successfully rolled back to 10.7 and that gives me breether to look for i-Tunes alternatives.

    Thats what I have decided because even If the fix this and other issues I no lenger feel I can thrust them.

     

    What i'm looking for is a library with good search and sorting functionality, like 10.7. I need to se Album art while I scroll over the songs, regardless of how I have sorted my library, like 10.7.

    I also need to rate songs with my iPhone, iPad or iPod. Eventuelly i'll switch them out with some Windows or Android **** if that's what it takes.

     

    Glad if anyone can help me out with this.

    Was it an easy process to rollback?  I am kinda nervous about using a 3rd party software... Also, I do not have an external hardwear to back up my music but I do have it all saved on my Macbook.. can I just rollback and then use HomeSharring to put my music back on my MAC?  THANKS!!! 

  • rhythmdevils Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Agreed Ian.  All the off topic stuff and false fixes don't help either.  My attempts to get things on topic have only made people want to have a bigger and more irrelevant presence.  I guess I'll leave it at that, this thread has already lost any hope of accomplishing anything useful, which is really unfortunate because some of us are really affected by these changes and it's a much bigger deal than some people's need to participate online.  My entire digital music experience is now void of album artwork.  That's a big deal to me.  All those gorgeous album covers.  All that time building a collection.  It's much less of a collection now, and more just an archive of data. 

     

    It's frustrating that Apple doesn't act more responsibly.  They are a big part of our lives, and that has made them billlions of dollars, and they should have the respect to not just take features away after establishing such dominance that it's hard for us to do things in a different way now.  There aren't any real itunes alternatives on the mac that I can find.  I can't just switch to a pc, I have too much invested in mac.  And it's not worth it just for album art, but it is a big loss. 

  • iTunesDJ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    NO! For me it was not easy. Some use five minutes, i used 10 hours. My backup was three months old, so I manually had to add music, playlist and ratings for that period.

    At least don't try anything without a backup. From now on I wont even do a software upgrade without it. You never know what Apple throws at you this days.

  • grufnmuf Calculating status...

    It was, even for a technophobe like myself, a VERY easy process. I didn't involve ANYTHING to do with my actual toons.. just the app and the datafile... not a time machine backup..

     

    http://www.emacconsulting.com/apple/itunes/downgrade-itunes-11-to-itunes-10-7/

     

    and it has all worked just fine.

    The ONLY problem I had was hat i had to restore any somgs that I had installed AFTER the upgrade to 11.

  • iTunesDJ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    That looks like a good description. Keep in mind that you will have to redo all playlists, ratings etc done after your last previous library file.

  • writingfromliverpool Calculating status...

    I also agree with everything being said in this thread. Apple made a terrible decision in removing some of the most valued features in iTunes, regarding album artwork and organization.

     

    I also very much dislike how the "SONGS" tab is the ONLY TAB with the ability to have the COLUMN BROWSER enabled!!!!!! I use the column browser to find EVERYTHING in my massive iTunes library, no matter what's in the main spreadsheet-esque window. So even if I wanted to use any of the other tabs (albums, artists, genres) to make use of their different appearances, I cannot and will not. Simply because their is no column browser functionality available for them, which renders them absolutely useless to me (and I'm sure for many others).

     

    And just a side note to Apple: if you're targeting people who don't give a **** about having their iTunes libraries looking clean, organized, and precise, then congrats- you've accomplished your goal. But for the long time users, such as myself, who have invested a lot of our time into organizing, categorizing, perfecting, perfecting, perfecting, perfecting, perfecting, PERFECTING, PERFECTING, PERFECTING our iTunes libraries in an obsessive compulsive manner, then you've done very wrong.

     

    Counterproductivity is your enemy when it comes to progression and maintaining your fanbase/userbase, and you're walking a thin line on that turf at the moment.

  • rhythmdevils Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Exactly!  Totally agree with everything you have said. 

     

    I think our best hope is someone coming out with a third party app that displays album artwork in a separate window.  Or if possible, adds it to the itunes window in song view, but I doubt that's possible. 

     

    I listened to a new album today, and really liked it and afterwards realized I had not generated any visual connection to the album, and really felt a loss.  It's a much less meaningful listening experience for me.  That visual association to an album cover is something I've always had with music.  You think of a band, you think of their album art.  Now it's just lists of names and data.  Going forward, I won't be creating these visual associations with music anymore.  And it will be harder to remember albums, and harder to find them. 

     

    I know, all of you "helpful" kids on here will tell me to switch over to another view, but that's not how the visual association works.  It's not like I want to sit there and stare at the album artwork or look at it intentionally.  It's not useful to have to intentionally go look at it.  My whole life, it's been something that's just been a seemless part of the listening experience. 

     

    And switching between differnet views is not seemless in itunes11. 

  • writingfromliverpool Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Could not agree more dude. Very, very well put. The experience of associating listening with visual memory is thus significantly diminished.

  • M.J.O. Calculating status...

    That is the point.

    I am from the old days with vinyl records. I loved the real album art on big, maybe double, covers. Sometimes even engraved. I loved to flip through the covers.

    Then CDs came. Less cover, more plastic. Ok, so I enjoyed the better sound.

    How happy was I with album artwork in iTunes. At least a little bit of the old feeling came back.

    If you listen to Top 10 only, you might not feel the need. But I like to listen to complete albums of bands that stay longer than one summer. An album often tells a story and the album art helps that and is part of it.

    Anyway...

    I really can't understand why they did away with it without need.

    If you want a fresh stripped down design, then why not do it like anybody else, with a checkmark [x] Album Art on/off.

    And no, I don't like the workarounds presented here. I tried, but sorry I don't like.

    But maybe Apple is right, at least I don't know any other product that does it better than the old iTunes did - so maybe there really is no need for it for the majority.

    If you are not mainstream you are hosed - it's always been like this.

    Wait...are Apple users mainstream? They used to be not.

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