Currently Being ModeratedJan 4, 2013 10:12 AM (in response to Airsculpture)
Yea, so are a lot of cell phones, but try to use without buying in to their service.... glucose meters, a lot are free, but check the price of the test strips...
Sorry but there is "free" and there is free...
Apple doesn't distribute iTunes for free as a public service....
Currently Being ModeratedJan 4, 2013 10:43 AM (in response to MacPow75)
I know, I was being a little facetious, and must admit that the original iPod and iTunes is what brought me over to Macs in the first place.
I've tried 11 twice now and moved back to 10.7 instead and will remain so until either 11 improves the user experience or I'm forced to upgrade due to limitations.
Point I was trying to make was that it IS free ( maybe a loss leader ) and is availble on non OSX systems but if like you and I you are engrained in the Apple environment, then it pretty much has to be iTunes to manage libraries like my 2TB media files.
At least you can go back to 10.7.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 4, 2013 11:19 AM (in response to Airsculpture)
2 TB... awesome!! I still have under a TB, but it is a lot of music... I have been collecting vinyl and CDs for longer than I care to admit... and I have ripped it all over to 320 mp3... well, not ALL my vinyl, that is pretty labor intensive, LOL... but ALL my CDs...
Fear of being forced to upgrade is probably about 50% of the reason I haven't upgraded my iPhone 3Gs to the iPhone 5... I am worried that I will go to synch it and I will be told I have to upgrade my iTunes to 11, which I have no intention of doing... my son did it on the family's iMac and I wish he wouldn't have, but he has to deal with it, I use my MBP for managing my media.. I guess I could use that computer for the sole purpose of synching my iPhone, but that will be a PITA...
Currently Being ModeratedJan 4, 2013 5:28 PM (in response to Porf)
I'm sure it's already been posted, so how do I downgrade back to iTunes 10.7. My biggest fear of going back is losing my playlists. Took me a long time to whittle them to what each one is.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 4, 2013 5:35 PM (in response to CapSuper)
There are a few techniques posted but I followed what Rustyintegrale suggested and it worked fine. I now have 10.7 with playlists intact. I wrote the directions out for someone else at this thread;
It includes the links you need to download itunes and pacifist. Read it through and see if it makes sense to you.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 5, 2013 8:27 AM (in response to double_ohh7)
Thanks for writing that up double_ohh7, it's handy to have it in one place (hehe, I get a credit too ). I wonder if the moderators could turn it into a sticky or a helpful how to page?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2013 1:15 AM (in response to Porf)
I'm afraid that they will not bring back coverflow back as also other feture requested here in the forums. They simply don't care. Unfortunately they start to use widely the same practices as MS use: using sponsored reviews/news in the media creating a false image on the any issue that they have.
Just to have an idea about how stupid this could be look for windows 8news. Despite huge complains from the users and even big number of relatively bad reviews from some proffesional the IT media sites with big exposures are spreading stiil more then positive news/opinions that are fouling enough casual pc/smartphone users to have it a try.
Just last evening on a national TV channel in a IT related broadcast the mobile Win 8 os was presented aas being surpasing iOS in the number of apps available. They even said the number as being 74.000 of apps. Do you think that a casual user will know that this number is far behind to those from iOS. For sure not.
Same here. Look in the media to see the reve reviews for Itunes 11. Just some of them are bothering to mention as a side note what features were killed without any other comments.
It is true frustrating to see how somebody could spoil something good. The problem is not these features that were killed but the aproach that they start using. They try to mimic Steve Jobs without thinking that they are not Steve Jobs.
Is like if I will wear soccer equipment of Barcelona and having a ball I try to pretend as being Messi.
Sad but true.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2013 2:53 PM (in response to Porf)
I hate it so much. It looks stupid and its hard to use. I wish that you could go back to your favorite update and forget about the new cr*p that apple comes out with. I cried when I realized what I had done when I updated. I updated my iPod music and the appearance was stupid to. What d*uche is running apple now?! STEVE WE NEED YOU BACK!!!! ;_;
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2013 3:14 PM (in response to team-odd)
I hate to break it to you, but I don't think Steve's coming back, but the good news is that you can follow double_ohh7's guide to restore iTunes 10.7.
You can also check out the help docs should you have any missing files after downgrading.
You can also drag and drop the folders within /Users/Your Home Folder/Music/iTunes/iTunes Music/ onto iTunes & it will rescan the contents and add any items that were not in the iTunes database. Your playlists will stay intact if you use the old backup copy of the iTunes Library.itl.
Your iPod may need the music recopying onto it after you get iTunes 10.7 installed (I have heard conflicting stories). I would make sure it was synced with iTunes 11 so that any files should be in the library of files.
I'd also suggest you could restore from Time Machine or a cloned backup if you have one.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2013 6:52 AM (in response to Porf)
What about the progress bar or slider... I see that 11 also threw that away. I am a guitar player and frequently use the slider to repeat sections of music. Is there a function in iTunes 11 that allows one to change where the music is being played in a particular song... or if I'm listening to a podcast or audiobook?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2013 7:03 AM (in response to MacPow75)
I too am a guitarist/bassist. I use iTunes to rehearse entire sets of material, but find it inadequate to transcribe/learn parts.
Assuming you are a Mac user, give Audacity a try. It's free. It's what I use to transcribe/rehearse stuff I need to learn. Although you can only work with one song per window, Audacity has great tools for slowing down tempo without changing pitch, HP/LP/BP filtering to bring certain parts out in the mix, and a drag and swipe selection feature to loop certain parts of a song.