The remote app on my iPhone (latest version of remote app and IOS 6.0.1) has limited ability to control my iTunes library on my iMac (OS X 10.6.8) compared to earlier versions of iTunes. This occurs whenever anything is typed in the search iTunes window on my iMac. This example is when iTunes is displaying the "Songs" view, but I believe it's present in all iTunes 11 views. Once a text string is typed in the search window, the iTunes window on my Mac only displays items matching that search text string. This is normal. On my remote app on my iPhone 4s, I can browse my full iTunes library. This is also expected behavior. From my remote app, I can play any song in my library that is also displayed on the iMac iTunes 11 window (limited by the search window string.) This is normal.
This is where things get odd. If I use my remote app to browse to a song in my library that is NOT displayed on my iTunes 11 window, the song will not play. It gives the following error message:
"The song "x" could not be played because the original file could not be found."
This is unexpected becuase previous versions of iTunes allowed the remote browsing to supercede any iTunes search window text displays. I can only use the remote app to play whatever is in the iTunes windows on my iMac.
Another thing that's really odd is that the error message on the remote appears to be a bug. When it says "the song "x" could not be played...", the error message actually lists the "artist" and not the "song". Maybe that's the source of the problem, as the remote app error message is confusing the "song" with the "artist". The error message is:
"The song "[artist, not song]" could not be played because the original file could not be found."
Has anyone else seen this? If so, is there a fix? (Other than going to the iTunes 11 window on my iMac and clearing the search string. Sort of defeats the purpose of the remote if you have to run back to your desktop.)
Also, iTunes 11 INCREDIBLY slow, but you already have numerous complaints about that. Disabling "Search Entire Library" improved iTunes 11 from being unusable, to undesirable.