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Is cover flow gone in iTunes 11?

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  • greenmind Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 14, 2014 5:26 PM (in response to greenmind)

    Sorry, I just read the previous post that mentions the whilrlyBird app.

  • HWStone Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Jan 14, 2014 6:53 PM (in response to greenmind)

    It appears that there are some glitches-- Nightingale will not open, and Firefox prevents even downloading the Whirlybird.  I tried to go to the thread and Apple says I am not allowed to view it, but backtracked to here.  Anyone have Firefox and OS 10.9 experience?

  • Verrocchio Calculating status...
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    Jan 14, 2014 8:02 PM (in response to HWStone)

    HWStone wrote:

     

    It appears that there are some glitches-- Nightingale will not open, and Firefox prevents even downloading the Whirlybird.  I tried to go to the thread and Apple says I am not allowed to view it, but backtracked to here.  Anyone have Firefox and OS 10.9 experience?

     

     

    You know im getting sick and tired of the censorship around here.  Its bordering on anitrust issues.

    Whoever is deleting my posts should be careful cuz karmas has a way of coming back on you.

     

     

    @HWStone i dont own a mac. And probably at this point never will. So i cant help you troubleshoot.

    Try the nightingale channel on mozillas irc server.

     

     

    Lets see that pic of nightingale and whirlybird one more time.

     

    NIGHTINGALEWITHWhirlyBird.PNG

  • _daniel_ Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Feb 13, 2014 9:49 PM (in response to Ren Petrauskas)

    Hi Ren,

     

    Yes, after looking long and hard, there is:

     

    Try the iTunes Visualizer "Cover Version". It's free.

     

    Works exactly as I like it: Full screen view of the cover and the title playing.

     

    I am not sure if Cover Version supports the reflection + "coming up next" effects of Cover Flow, but these two effects are bit dated to be frank... for me the main point is having a nice full screen view with the cover of the currently playing album, that how I configured Cover Version.

     

    Maybe this is something for you?

     

    Screeshot:

    Screen Shot 2014-02-14 at 4.43.21 pm.png

    Download:

    http://www.imagomat.de/coverversion/

     

    (I am on Mac, latest OS, latest iTunes)

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,340 points)
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    Feb 13, 2014 10:46 PM (in response to Verrocchio)

    " You know im getting sick and tired of the censorship around here."

    Then don't post against the terms of service you agreed to.

     

    "Its bordering on anitrust issues."

    You're funny.

     

    "Whoever is deleting my posts"

    That would be Apple deleting your posts as they are against the terms of service you agreed to.

  • affenpinscher Calculating status...
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    Feb 14, 2014 7:03 AM (in response to _daniel_)

    Good post, hadn't checked that one out yet and I have to say Cover Version is about as close as anyone has come to a decent alternative to Cover Flow. Nice find, Daniel! Works within iTunes, so you don't have to use a separate program (big plus). Full screen, etc. It looks pretty slick, although the typography is not as beautiful as Apple's and kind of crammed down on the bottom of the screen. Biggest disappointment for me personally (although others might not care)... It doesn't include the album name.

  • _daniel_ Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Feb 14, 2014 3:03 PM (in response to affenpinscher)

    Thank you, Affenpinscher! Yeah, I first downgraded to 10.7, but that's not really a sustainable solution (Apple really pushes you to update, I felt like Don Quichotte) and Cover Stream mainly worked, but was not stable and somewhat cumbersome as an external app... Moving away from iTunes it not an option at all for us, too deep in the iEcosystem. Cover Version is the best I could find for a nice full screen view that shows the cover. This solution stays intact when upgrading iTunes (say from 11.0 to 11.1).

     

    You can change the typo (size, color and font) in the settings. I have Cover Version set to Helvetica 100 / maybe checkout what is the original Cover Flow font and try to re-build it in Cover Version (please post settings).

     

    Album name is gone... I personally do not miss it because I have the cover in plain view, so I would find the album name to be actually redunant/clutering the screen with no value-add. However, if you feel the album name would be good to have, drop an email to the developer, seems to be one guy's project (Heiko).

     

    There is another option, actually, which we use, and which shows cover, track/artist AND album - and also "play progress" (which I find missing in Cover Version). We often play iTunes through a full screen media player app called PLEX. PLEX can access the iTunes library, including playlists, smartplaylist, and podcasts. We have our iMac mainly for media playback and not much else, it boots up with PLEX in full screen mode.

     

    I am not at the right computer to show you a screenshot from my setup (not my music ), but this is from the web/how it looks:

    now-playing.png

     

    PLEX is also free, and again, it can access the iTunes library, it is not an separate music player if used in that way.

     

    The combination of PLEX and Cover Version is OK for me, but I keep sending Apple request to re-include Cover Flow.

     

    Hope that helps.

  • sigina Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 2, 2014 8:48 AM (in response to aburger)
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