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Windows 7: Why Is iTunes a Bitch?

05 Aug 2010   #11

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Solution... dont use it...
Exactly right.....with a Windows computer, unless you have an iPhone or a Touch, better to not install iTunes, IMO. Most every other iPod can be used with a few third-party apps to get music loaded on them.....foobar2000 if configured properly, Mediamonkey, and WinAmp come to mind.

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05 Aug 2010   #12
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Luckystar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Solution... dont use it...
...I am going to give up on Itunes and go with a Zune HD when they finally bring out one with say 120gb hdd...
Seriously doubt they will do that in the foreseeable future.


Well, the current ZuneHD uses flash memory, not a drive, and it's limited to 32GB. 120GB of flash memory would be so expensive, it would make the device far too expensive.

Additionally, all that I've seen on the new Win7 mobile indicates that the phone is basically a ZuneHD with telephone capabilities. So, it's more likely that the current ZuneHD is the last one they're going to make.
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05 Aug 2010   #13

7 Ultimate, Debian Squeeze, #! Statler

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uber Philf View Post
I had a very similar outcome with my iTunes, music wasn't purchased through iTunes store, so it deleted it from my music without even telling me of it's intentions!

Only reason i have iTunes is because i need it for my iPod Touch..

Besides that, i steer well clear of it.
I haven't touched iTunes since. I think that's completely ridiculous, and quite frankly, harmful for the end user. iTunes didn't do this before, but I went a year or two without it before trying again, so I don't know when this started. I loved iTunes for its ability to batch convert audio files to a certain bitrate without losing any song info (ffmpeg, for example, lost all the info).
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05 Aug 2010   #14
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64

True, earlier version of iTunes never did this but i think my version was like 8.5 or something? Sometime between then and now the DRM was implemented... i assume..
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05 Aug 2010   #15

Vista/Windows 7

Urgghh...even the name i-Tunes makes me shudder.
Horrible program and avoid at all costs!
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05 Aug 2010   #16

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

You don't need a Zune to use the Zune Media Player...just saying.
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05 Aug 2010   #17


My non-tech friendly GF has to literally pester me to update her iPod for months before I do it. iTunes and I have a hate/hate relationship.
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