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  • embee_HH Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The major problem now might be the silence by Apple.

     

    The longer Apple does ignore any comments, the more users will become emotional and angry and the focus will blur.

    In addition - this might be typical for a discussion tread of 675 replies with no light at the end of the tunnel.

     

    Don't blame iTunes 11 for scratches at the back of your MacBook!

  • Vdue Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Dear Apple Beach Boys,

     

    it came to my attention that you are proud of your new iTunes 11. Unfortunately I will not join that party, this version is a piece of blinky-blinky sh***.

     

    When are you guys considering customer needs and whishes? Like others, I am not a iTunes Store customer. The only driver to use iTunes is to simply sync music to iOS devices, which is not possible with any 3rd party software because you closed those doors.

     

    Up to now you failed to introduce a solid NAS support, where the whole family can access and add music files to a central stored music archive. Rather than concentrating on essential features (Artwork, duplicates, NAS,...) you are spamming the community with iTunes Store buttons in any view to let poor people walk into you store trap.

     

    And if you are reluctant to consider customer needs, why are you not able to produce flawless software. Ok, it did not crash so far on 10.8.2, but it just destroyed our central music archive (I could hate you for this) and you need to do several switch on/offs to get it back to a state which is familiar to you. From my POV I cannot understand why Apple is able to develop an outstanding operating system and most of the add-on software is just crab.

     

    I hope Apple Corp is continuing to grow and very quick. This will put somebody with sufficient financial backing on the blocks to force Apple as horizontally and vertically integrated company to open their interface proprietary to 3rd parties. And then the community is happy. Competition enhances business AND software.

     

    Happy coding.

     

    Vdue

  • ericgregory Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    iTunes 11 has completely and totally wrecked my library.  Now I have the joyous task of rebuilding it.  Thanks apple, you seriously screwed this up and have wasted my time.  On to explore other media managers, players, and an alternative to itunes.  I'm sick of this happening all becuase I keep my library on an external drive.

     

    Absolutely ludicrous. 

  • MyMac8MyPC Level 4 Level 4 (1,450 points)

    ericgregory wrote:

     

    iTunes 11 has completely and totally wrecked my library. 

    If you don't religiously backup your system, then you are as much to blame as they are.

     

    If you do regularly backup your system then simply install your backup.

    Problem solved.

  • Vdue Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    MyMac8MyPC,

     

    I think you do not get the point. An Apple system is at the most upper end of an computer investment. With this you must expect that apart from some shiny bits and pieces you are getting software which works for you. Especially under the light that you do not have any alternative.

     

    Everbody takes your point that backups are essential with any OS. However, do you think it is fun to restore 200+ GB music and then rebuild an iTunes database.

     

    Again, for this I hate the arrogance of Apple.

     

    Vdue

  • ericgregory Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yeah, I'm religious about backups.  The problem is that if I restore a backup or a simple archive of my library, iTunes 11 will try to upgrade the library and it screws up. 

     

    I know a thing or two about proper backup procedures.  I also know enough to realize that the backup ain't the problem in this instance.

     

    If you must know though, as a rule, I keep at least 3 backups of my important materials with one off line, unpowered, and unconnected at any given moment.  They're cycled in and out as needed.

  • MyMac8MyPC Level 4 Level 4 (1,450 points)


    Vdue wrote:

     

    MyMac8MyPC,

     

    I think you do not get the point.

     

    Vdue

     

    I get the point, but this is also about personal responsibility. Do you drive around with no spare tire in your car? Because if you do then don't whine when you get a flat. The POINT is that if a backup would have been performed before installing iTunes 11, then they would have had an EASY option to revert back. Kind of reminds me of that saying, a ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure...

     


    Vdue wrote:

     

    do you think it is fun to restore 200+ GB music and then rebuild an iTunes database.

     

    Of course not, which only proves my point. You simply install the backup and... oh look.... iTunes 10 is back (and hopefully lesson learned).

  • linrey Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Totally hate it and am now trying to eradicate it from my Mac and return to iTunes 10. I do have a backup of my entire boot drive so the previous music library is intact and unchanged.

  • ToneMonkey Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Dood, OK... you're a genius. Happy? Now go somewhere else.

     

    You are a seriously obnoxius person, who apparently never makes any mistakes (the most obnoxious sort of all).

  • MyMac8MyPC Level 4 Level 4 (1,450 points)

    ericgregory wrote:

     

    The problem is that if I restore a backup or a simple archive of my library, iTunes 11 will try to upgrade the library and it screws up.

    What is prompting it to upgade? Have you tried playing with the plist file? Something doesn't sound right.

     


    ericgregory wrote:

     

    If you must know though, as a rule, I keep at least 3 backups of my important materials with one off line, unpowered, and unconnected at any given moment.  They're cycled in and out as needed.

    Yep, same here. I have backups of the backups Can never be too safe.

  • Saki GT Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The bigger point is, what kind of company releases software that so severly breaks established usability and features for no dicernable benefit, and that has users trying to back out of an upgrade?

  • LeniLu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I HATE the new version of itunes. I need to see playlist on both my ipod and Mac at the same time. It is no long simple to drag and drop music.

  • Jamming80s Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I think the point he was trying to make is this:

     

    Absolutuly their should be NO ISSUES upgrading to the next version.  You shouldn't have to keep 3 backup copies and restore copies of your music so Apple can continue to write crappy software.  I work with tons of software that is way more complicated then this and it has no problem updating itself.  The question begs, why does Apple have such giant problem getting iTunes right after so MANY years.  For this company and it's "reputation" it should have more respect for people and their time and actually build the update process correctly.

     

    I am a software engineer and this is not an impossible task, really.

     


    BTW: About 75% of the iTune upgrades I have done has screwed somthing up.  Ie. completely looses settings, won't talk to my iPods anymore, duplicates everything in my library.

  • FrancisAllard Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Here is my one main irritating tid-bit with the new iTunes features:

     

    ADVANCED SEARCH:

     

    ADVANCEED SEARCH has completely redefined the way you search your library. My main concern with this is that when you want to search for an artist and narrow down to only their music; the only way I found to do this was to select the ARTIST results in the search field. Which completely isolates that artist from the rest of your library. Great; I used to do this all the time and search for an artist and just use the main window to keep that artist isolated with the search results. Now it is just a hassle to isolate a artist when you do a search result. Want to listen to something else? You have to switch back to songs entirely from the artist playlist selected.

     

     

    Here is what I mean:

     

    Start with the default window opened on your playlist set to SONGS:

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    Conduct a SEARCH for an artist:

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    Now; if you wanted to listen to that artist alone, previously iTunes would simply isolate that artist from your playlist. But no more. Now, if you want to isolate this artist, your only option is to select the search result of ARTIST which then brings you to this crap:

     

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    Now, your artist is isolated so you can listen to them all you want. Sure. But I miss where they would simply isolted from your entire playlist, AND STILL SHOW AS A NORMAL PLAYLIST and not all of this mess they now have for ARTIST. Am I the only one?

     

    ALTERNATIVE WAY TO DO THIS (Which I never used in about 2-3 years now) is to use CMD + B = Column Brosw View which will isolate artists and solve my problem.

     

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    Maybe it is just the way I learnt. Guess it is back to Plex for me.

     

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    P.S: The library info is now missing, or I can't find it? (Song count, size, playlist elapsed length, etc)

  • Vegasrenie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I hate it I hate it I hate it.  Up until this version, iTunes (except when the "upgrade" to iOS6 occurred) has been pretty trouble-free.  If I bought something, it appeared on iTunes.  If I wanted to listen, I could choose what I wanted and uncheck the rest. Silly me. I didn't realize that being a satisfied customer would be a fleeting experience.

     

    For example.

     

    I just purchased an album. I cannot listen to it on my iPhone because for whatever reason, all of the songs won't appear on it! I have an audiobook.  It won't let me listen to it when I'm out of my Wifi range. ***?? I want to listen to my damned book when I damned well please!!

     

    Actually, the issues I'm having are a combination of CFs from iCloud, iOS6, and iTunes 11.  I'm growing to hate them all, and wish I could just listen to the music/podcasts/whatever that I have on my computer when and where I want to.

     

    As soon as I can manage it, I'm going to download everything onto my computer, purchase Carbonite, and be done with it. 

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