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What are your thoughts on the New iTunes 11?

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  • justslymo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 20, 2013 6:18 AM (in response to Porf)

    Alrighty back up your files and hold on to your skivvies we have an update for the Mac this morning...they are calling it simpler and the best ever.  We'll see...

     

    One thing that must make changing iTunes a bit more difficult is that it is the primary interface for the iPhone and it works quite well in that regard I have to say.

     

    I'll be optimistic 

  • verbcrunch Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Feb 20, 2013 6:50 AM (in response to justslymo)

    AArrgggh !      Composer's View.   That's the only feature they brought back?         FAIL.    Still sticking with iTunes 10.7.

  • Mark Block Level 2 Level 2 (270 points)
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    Feb 20, 2013 7:12 AM (in response to verbcrunch)

    Apple says this about what's new in the update: "This update adds a new Composers view for music, improves responsiveness when syncing playlists with a large number of songs, and fixes an issue where purchases may not show up in your iTunes library. This update also includes other stability and performance improvements."

     

    Although Apple calls it a "Composers view," as far as I can tell it's simply an additional sorting field in the Column Browser on top of the Songs view (if you have the Column Browser enabled). It's better than nothing, particularly for Classical music fans, but this is a very, very minor additional feature. Am I wrong?

     

    As with most software that Apple screws up (Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Maps, now iTunes), it will take many months or even years of updates to get the product back to a place where I would prefer it to what I had before.

  • BTB1306 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 23, 2013 7:53 AM (in response to Porf)

    Does anyone have this issue?

     

    The window of iTunes 11 is wider than the screen of my 13-inch MBP and it is impossible to make it narrower: If I grab the corner to make the window smaller, I reach a limit when I lose the bi-directional arrow and I cannot go smaller?

     

    Anyone with the same bad experience? Please help!

  • verbcrunch Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Feb 23, 2013 10:17 AM (in response to BTB1306)

    BTB1306 wrote:

    The window of iTunes 11 is wider than the screen of my 13-inch MBP and it is impossible to make it narrower:

    Clicking the green button in the upper right corner will resize the window to fit your screen.   You may have to hit it a couple of times since it toggles.

     

    In earlier versions of iTunes you can hold down "option" and click the green button to resize to fit.    in iTunes 11 you no longer have to hold down "option" since that button is no longer used to toggle into the mini-player.

  • Str1keforce Calculating status...
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    Feb 23, 2013 12:38 PM (in response to Porf)

    A Big Failure!!!

     

    This is by far the worst update I've ever encountered!

     

    After my backup and proceeding to download and install, It ended up with an update failure which forced me to restore my iphone (5) to factory settings.

     

    I thought I was lucky to have made a backup but after updating from the latter, it gave me more rude surprises.....

     

    More than half of my apps went 'missing'. For example, my Scramble and Whatsapp failed to update. Anyway no big deal, just find them on itunes and download again. But there are apps that became non existant overnight on itunes, like the Snail Mail and Horse Frenzy games which my kids still plays. I had that with me since 3GS 3 years ago!

     

    The only solace is that I still have my 3GS with all my apps intact but where do I go from here?

     

    Honestly, I've never seen Apple screw up so badly till now.

  • omyon56 Calculating status...
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    Feb 24, 2013 1:17 PM (in response to Porf)

    I hate itunes 11 to such an extent that I am coinsidering moving away from all apple devices and software altogether - shame on you Apple for downgrading!!! all who are invlved in developing and deciding to introduced it should be fired!!

  • Mark Block Level 2 Level 2 (270 points)
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    Feb 24, 2013 3:37 PM (in response to Porf)

    My thoughts are that I'm happy to see the JRiver media player come to the Mac platform. It's only an alpha release at this point, but it may end up being what iTunes 11 should have been. I'm rooting for it.

     

    Here's info about it, with a link to the download: http://www.jriver.com/mac.html

  • AquariaTX Calculating status...
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    Feb 25, 2013 3:25 AM (in response to BopCat)

    If you never used Cover Flow, bully for you, but some of us out here DO use it--A LOT. Maybe you didn't understand that it was simply album list view---turned sideways. Seriously.

     

    It helps to be able to tap some pictures if you've forgotten the exact data (album, song) or are looking for a lot of works with the same data (date added/modified, Comments, etc). You can tap on the arrow to scroll from album to album quickly, until you find what you're looking for in the list below. There have also been a lot of times when what I was looking for was on an unknown single-disk album by a certain search criteria, and I didn't have to scroll through all the tracks of a multi-disk album to get through the list. The album list view didn't make it as easy to get to and see as much of the track data that I needed to look at as Cover Flow does.

     

    Finally, it's awesome for someone like my 73 year old mother, who wants to listen to some music while she's waiting for me to make her breakfast and tells me there was this jazz song she liked that I've played before; however, she can't remember much about title or artist, and she isn't very competent at computer anything. She has a good memory for visual images, though, so if she can see a big enough picture of the cover, she can find what she's look for, really quickly. Album list was confusing to her for some reason, but with Cover Flow, she can flip through the images, and then she can look at the list below to find her song. It's almost like looking through a crate of LPs, and she understans that, perfectly well. All I have to do is run a search for 'jazz' or 'Mom Songs', and she can take it from there.

     

    So there are some good uses of cover flow out there, if you knew what to use it for. Or have someone living with you who struggles with computers.

  • Paul Richards4 Calculating status...
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    Feb 25, 2013 7:29 AM (in response to Stephen Cox)

    what's Dark Grid View?

  • Drew Reece (Re:co) Level 2 Level 2 (310 points)
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    Feb 25, 2013 7:51 AM (in response to Paul Richards4)

    Paul Richards4 wrote:

     

    what's Dark Grid View?

     

    Exactly what it sounds like …

    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/59660/Dark-grid.png

     

    It means your retinas are not being scorched by the bright background - it also helps on displays that suffer from 'short term burn in'. My Apple Cinema Display has 'ghosts' of old windows that appears after they have been closed, it's worse on windows with high contrast, sadly Apple don't think about this (or we should all just upgrade older hardware because the newest products are now flawless?!).

  • Paul Richards4 Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)

    ok, my bad for not being clear.

    Where is Dark Grid View?

    Someone else mentioned it as something they'd like to see brought back. I'm in 10.7 and don't see it at all. Is it older or newer, or am i just missing something obvious?

  • Drew Reece (Re:co) Level 2 Level 2 (310 points)
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    Feb 25, 2013 8:02 AM (in response to Paul Richards4)

    Dark Grid has been in 10.x for a while, I think it may have been pulled between major updates, but I can't recall which versions.

     

    Preferences> General, last of the three select lists in the middle of the window.

  • midilifestyle Calculating status...
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    Feb 25, 2013 11:32 AM (in response to Porf)

    This is horrific.

     

    I'm a long-time, experienced Apple user, and I am horribly frustrated. I'm not upset because features changed or I can't find my favorite feature; I'm upset because this software takes around 4 minutes to load, it's bloated, I get spinning beach balls for tasks that used to take fractions of a second, and the GUI is so patronizingly gloopy that I feel like I'm experiencing Windows XP for the first time all over again.

     

    It would take an enormous amount of effort to downgrade to iTunes 10, and I just don't have the time.

     

    I left Microsoft and the PC world because Apple products were sleeker, more efficient, less cluttered, and all around less of a bloated mess.

     

    Where can I turn now? Linux?

     

    Please stop making "improvements" that are designed to appeal to the lowest common denominator of user intelligence. Please stop stuffing more and more "functionality" into programs that have been working just fine. Please return to the era of Apple computing that gave multimedia professionals an advantage and a comfortable working experience.

  • MacPow75 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Feb 25, 2013 11:49 AM (in response to midilifestyle)

    midilifestyle wrote:

     

     

    Please stop making "improvements" that are designed to appeal to the lowest common denominator of user intelligence. Please stop stuffing more and more "functionality" into programs that have been working just fine. Please return to the era of Apple computing that gave multimedia professionals an advantage and a comfortable working experience.

    Yea, that.

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