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  • 1,710. Re: Am I the only one to HATE the new iTunes?!
    parth3690 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Its worst itunes version ever

  • 1,711. Re: Am I the only one to HATE the new iTunes?!
    canrdabird Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well. like i said its my stero... shows you how un tecno savy I am. As a singil lady im afraid to touch a thing till i get to set and spend some money for a professional to walk me threw this... I can imagine what my mother is going threw. and I just gave an old lap top to my father who know jack **** about computers. all i could tell him was NOT to upgrade, but if he makes that mistake he is crewed... Its designed for twent some things who have grown up on line... I think Aple really caused a great deal of fall out and harm to its elder users... it seams unfair to do things that only kids can understand... but many of them are satisfied with Spotify and Pandora... But im of the Mix tape generation on this is just bad news... I m scared to do any thing... I do have an I pod that still hase my purchases on it... but this computer is not loaded with them and thats what the could promised to eliviate... where are the songs I bought two months ago with my old harde drive riden computer. On an air... and its all kind of a wash................. Thanks for your advice. C

  • 1,712. Re: Am I the only one to HATE the new iTunes?!
    pegaudet Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    @canrdabird

     

    Depending on the features you need or use, itunes alternatives might be suitable. I just did a google search for "alternatives for itunes" and got an impressive list of sites that show many different lists of apps that look quite nice. (for example, tomahawk, mediamonkey).

     

    Another option is to talk to people, ask them what they might use and just go ahead and try one of the free alternatives. You can install more than one player on the same computer and they should not interfere with each other much (each one might want to be the "default" media player). Most music players allow you to play songs, albums, even create and play playlists (the standard windows media player will do that, though I think itunes of the past were a lot easier to manage).

  • 1,713. Re: Am I the only one to HATE the new iTunes?!
    75278case Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The new ITunes *****

  • 1,714. Re: Am I the only one to HATE the new iTunes?!
    Keith-g2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Even kids dislike the 11 series iTunes. I did my own "impromptu testing" and they always wanted to update to 9 or 10.

     

    To all: In the scheme of things, iTunes is a small bit of low-end consumer software. It means little in and of itself. It's just an embodiment of a different philosophy and methodology.

     

    Whether it is good or bad is pretty irrelevant to Apple. It only becomes meaningful (to Apple) if sales numbers are affected. And even then I fear they need a good schooling to make things like they were before 11. Corporate pride and ignorance are gonna get in the way here.

  • 1,715. Re: Am I the only one to HATE the new iTunes?!
    carolsaysheylo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    omg i totes understand. I mean im already totally un tech savvy and this mad eme even worse. its like every single problem it could possibly  have it has.

     

    Allow me to elaborate:

     

    1. Takes forever to open

    2. Ive had to reinstall itunes WAY more than neccessary

    3. new layout? WHAT THE HECK? i hate it.

    4. dragging music and synicing is impossible now

    5. constantly freezes

    6.no matter how many diagnostic tests i take, my music wont sync (new)

    7. nothing works

    8. I REALLY REALLY WANTED MY MUSIC FOR MY UPCOMING GRAD TRIP.

    9. i think it got a lot stupider.

    10. 3 steps!?

    11. more steps or not, i hate how it never works

    12. everyone hates it.

    13.when i plug in my ipod, it takes ages to respond inside itunes

    14. every single process is longer.

     

     

    UGHHHHHH. SOMEONE SHOULD JUST LET US REINSTALL THE LAST ITUNES. ONE THAT ACTUALLY WORKED!

  • 1,716. Re: Am I the only one to HATE the new iTunes?!
    turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (46,625 points)

    The main differences between iTunes 11 and earlier versions are the loss of coverflow and ability to have multiple windows open.

     

    In Windows, you can restore much of the look & feel of iTunes 10.7 with these shortcuts:

    • ALT to temporarily display the menu bar
    • CTRL+B to show or hide the menu bar
    • CTRL+S to show or hide the sidebar
    • CTRL+/ to show or hide the status bar (won't hide for me on Win XP)
    • Click the magnifying glass top right and untick Search Entire Library to restore the old search behaviour
    • Use View > Hide <Media Kind> in the cloud or Edit > Preferences > Store and untick Show iTunes in the cloud purchases to hide the cloud items. The second method eliminates the cloud status column (and may let iTunes start up more quickly)
    • If you don't like having different coloured background & text in the Album (Grid) view use Edit > Preferences > General and untick Use custom colours for open albums, movies, etc.
    • With iTunes 11.0.3 you can enable artwork in the Songs view from View > Show View Options (CTRL+J) making it more like the old Album List view.

     

     

    If you feel the need to roll back to iTunes 10.7 first download a copy of the 32 bit installer or 64 bit installer as appropriate, uninstall iTunes and supporting software, i.e. Apple Application Support & Apple Mobile Device Support. Reboot. Restore the pre-upgrade version of your library database as per the diagram below, then install iTunes 10.7.

     

    RestorePrevious.png

     

    See iTunes Folder Watch for a tool to scan the media folder and catch up with any changes made since the backup file was created.

     

    tt2

  • 1,717. Re: Am I the only one to HATE the new iTunes?!
    robolivia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My god, I miss old itunes. 11 *****! Someone really F'd up. If they fix it I will update next itunes.

    But I swear to god Apple, if you F this up again, back to windows (sad).

  • 1,718. Re: Am I the only one to HATE the new iTunes?!
    robolivia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Apparently ***** is a bad word?

  • 1,719. Re: Am I the only one to HATE the new iTunes?!
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,455 points)

    Apparantly so.

  • 1,720. Re: Am I the only one to HATE the new iTunes?!
    robolivia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    S U C K S !!!!

  • 1,721. Re: Am I the only one to HATE the new iTunes?!
    Greenfox Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    My voice memos don't play onm iPod when I make them a playlist.

  • 1,722. Re: Am I the only one to HATE the new iTunes?!
    uneek777 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    great. now i have another problem: i wanted to play several songs that i purchased last year. now i get a message that i have to authorize the computer first. if i do so with my apple ID, there's a second message that this computer is already authorized. but it won't play the song, i get the message to authorize the computer over and over again.

     

    if i delete it from the library and want to check the itunes store purchase list, they say "we are temporarily unable to load your purchased items. cool, isn't it?

     

    what can i do without deleting and redownloading all the songs that aren't "authorized" although they are already authorized? and how can i find out which songs are not authorized? (but they were authorized on this computer before, what happened here anyway? anyone with the same problem?)

  • 1,723. Re: Am I the only one to HATE the new iTunes?!
    puffmouse Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    there is this whole thing missing in 11 that i cant find anymore.  it was the active play list in the left hand panel.  you clicked on that, chose which playlist to play from in the drop down, and let it roll on random.  you could quickly change to a different play list any time and it would just keep going.

     

    now that list is completely gone and there is this weird unusable list that pops up if you click on the top middle title area.

     

    to queue things into the play list you have to click on the individual play lists.... im not sure how to even explain it now.  it is a backwards change and itunes works worse as a result.

     

    additionally, if you searched your music list before, the list would show the search results and you could quickly queue up just on album or on artist.  now the search result has its own little playlist window that is not persistent and you cant really queue it up.  You also cant just grab the search results and put it in a new play list like you could with previous versions.

     

    ive had itunes on auto update for all versions up until 11, never had a single issue or bad interface design problem like this.

     

    going to figure out the rollback process and permanentaly disable the update.  also looking around for the first time to see what other alternatives are available.

  • 1,724. Re: Am I the only one to HATE the new iTunes?!
    pegaudet Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    uneek777 wrote:

     

    great. now i have another problem: i wanted to play several songs that i purchased last year. now i get a message that i have to authorize the computer first. if i do so with my apple ID, there's a second message that this computer is already authorized. but it won't play the song, i get the message to authorize the computer over and over again.

     

    if i delete it from the library and want to check the itunes store purchase list, they say "we are temporarily unable to load your purchased items. cool, isn't it?

     

    what can i do without deleting and redownloading all the songs that aren't "authorized" although they are already authorized? and how can i find out which songs are not authorized? (but they were authorized on this computer before, what happened here anyway? anyone with the same problem?)

     

    As far as I know, apple doesn't "authorize" songs but an apple ID associated with up to 5 computers (it authorizes an installation of itunes to an apple ID). re-downloading songs is a bit pointless since it's little more than a set of meta-tag data in the song that tells itunes it belongs to such and such an itunes account. Downloading a new copy would still have that. Since they removed the DRM from itunes purchases, being able to play or not being able to play a song is technically still possible (there are no controls forcing you to use a specific player or technology, such as what DVD encryption tries to do) and the behaviour of itunes refusing to play is more an imposition placed by itunes itself, looking for those meta-tags and deciding it is not authorized.

     

    If that installation of itunes thinks it's authorized, it still goes to apple to confirm and apple servers might have decided it isn't (possibly uninstalling itunes while it was authorized and reinstalling might do it, but I'm not sure), and that might be the problem. It may need to ask the apple mothership specifically to "deauthorize" itself before asking to authorize itself again...

     

    Try this:

     

    1) menu -> store -> deauthorize this computer

    2) menu -> store -> sign out

    3) menu -> store -> sign in

    4) menu -> store -> authorize this computer

     

    hopefully if you do that a few times, your computer and apple servers will be in sync and believe you are using your proper apple id account and that your computer really is genuinely able to play your purchases legally.

     

    I really hope apple isn't stupid enough to create an itunes "installation id" that would change each time it is uninstalled and reinstalled, but rather hope they look for the OS installation id and use that.

     

     

    What would happen if, say your motherboard blew up (assuming you did have your library backed up regularly and a migrate to a new computer wasn't an issue, but not all the windows registry settings that identified that specific computer survived), making it instantly incapable of "deauthorizing" itself... you just ate up one of your 5 computers legally able to play your music.

     

     

    ... another reason why I dislike DRM or even pseudo DRM encumbered music such as from itunes. I bought it, I should be able to play it without having to jump through hoops.

     

     

    Good luck.