Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2013 5:46 AM (in response to cargaut)
Thankfully, when I updated to 11 I had the foresight to copy and paste the .itl file to my desktop. Once it had updated and I discovered the ONE MAIN feature that I used iTunes for was completely broken, I was able to roll back to the previous version and replace the .itl file back into the iTunes folder, preventing me from getting the message that the library was only compatible with a newer version.
I only use iTunes to listen to playlists I have created, and to sync my iPod. If I am going to listen to an entire album, then I'll pop the actual CD in. I create my playlists with multiple smart playlists contained within a folder, selecting songs from specific categories using the "last played is not in the last (x) days" function. When a song plays in the new version inside these smart playlist folders, it will not update the last played date and time. This has rendered version 11 100% useless to me. Looks like I will be using 10.7 till the end of time.
As far as the other features and functions...it didn't bother me that much. Some of it I liked, some of it I figured I'd get used to, some things I hated. Granted, I didn't use it for long when I discovered the last played issue, so who knows what problems I may have encountered down the road.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2013 12:01 PM (in response to Boss Bomber)
Boss Bomber wrote:
Thankfully, when I updated to 11 I had the foresight to copy and paste the .itl file to my desktop.
When updating iTunes, the first thing it does is make a copy of the current iTunes library.itl file nand put it in /Music/iTunes/Previous iTunes libraries/ folder.
If I am going to listen to an entire album, then I'll pop the actual CD in.
Quite a hassle when you already have that album in iTunes.
Why not simply select the album in iTunes and play that?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 12, 2013 12:07 PM (in response to cargaut)
This 11 Seems no faster to me, and the new features are of no use to me. But I would be fine with yet another of their constant updates, if they had just WARNED us they were REMOVING COVERFLOW! When they list the improvements of an update, how can they also not list when a major feature will be removed? I know I shouldn't complain about free software, but this is a direspectful way to treat fans of your product.
Like others here, Coverflow was the one feature that made me choose iTunes over other players years ago. BRING IT BACK, or make reverting to the previous 10.n version an easy process that works for everyone!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 13, 2013 8:23 AM (in response to ysureican)
Perhaps, but I want to see all my music, notjust my playlists. Furthermore, I put a song in one playlist and it won't let me put it in another. It seems most of us prefer the older app; if we want to change to this new view it should be an option to reverse back and forth. If it worked don't 'fix' it . I just want my music, I don't want to be a techno geek. I want my music on my ipad, iphone bb and my laptop. I buy the cd's and some songs on i-store; it's about the music isn't it?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 13, 2013 10:13 AM (in response to bigdavebig)
You are not the only one. My itunes update to this version wiped out my library and is displaying only the voicemails from my iphone. Looking for alternatives to itunes.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 13, 2013 10:48 AM (in response to UserX43)
Y... My itunes update to this version wiped out my library ...
You should backup all your personal data periodically. iTunes automatically backs up the library file as part of each upgrade. If something goes wrong while it is updating you can restore the last database file and update it again with three simple steps...
Currently Being ModeratedJan 14, 2013 3:52 PM (in response to smsurine)
I will add my two bits for what it is worth. The new Itunes to me is an example of taking something that was a simple as it could get and making it more confusing by trying to make it simpler. It is my hope that if enough people chime in it will be taking to heart and reverted back the way it was.
Dear apple sometimes things aren't broke so don't fix them.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 15, 2013 10:18 PM (in response to biggs33)
it is because apple hates us. We are windows users so they want to punish us. The itunes for Mac does run faster but apple will never care for their windows users. They took Itunes gave it a shinny new coat but it is the same windows itunes that we have had for over 5 years. That is why I do not buy Apple Computers, if they do not care about me before I buy one then why would I buy one from them.
Also the software is not free, the do let you download it for free but they expect for you to but movies and music from them which pays for itunes.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2013 6:26 AM (in response to cargaut)
me hates it too awful layout and my books, authors etc will not stay in alphabetical order
what was wrong with the old version "dont fix it unless its broke" thats what I say!!
previous version was miles better
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