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post #106 of 281
It's pretty straightforward. Just follow it step by step. Remember that the DSP manager should have these in this order: (starting from the top)DTS decoder, Channel Mixer, Dolby Headphone.

To disable it, just move all the plug ins from the Active DSP's on the right to the left side of the manager.
post #107 of 281
Oic, thanks, much appreciated.
post #108 of 281
No problem. You'll be blown away like several of us have been with the difference it makes.
post #109 of 281
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Originally Posted by darkswordsman17 View Post
Not really sure what you're talking about Microsoft being more invasive. The first thing you have to do when you run Windows Media Player is set privacy settings. I honestly can't think of the last time I was even asked to install other software when installing Microsoft software (updates sure, but all software should do that)..
No it shouldn't!

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Why should you have to have it running all the time? That's a nice option but does not actually fix iTunes' performance (and can actually lead to a slower overall system)
Only if you run out of memory, and as discussed previously iTunes uses a pretty insignificant amount of memory compared to most recent (last few years) computers. If it's not doing anything it uses 0% of CPU.
post #110 of 281
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No it shouldn't!



Only if you run out of memory, and as discussed previously iTunes uses a pretty insignificant amount of memory compared to most recent (last few years) computers. If it's not doing anything it uses 0% of CPU.
Why should software not check for updates automatically? You can't argue that this is somehow better with Apple's software as it does this as well. I'm all ears for why its a bad thing. Especially considering the software I use asks if I want to update and I can choose to do so or wait.


All leaving iTunes running does is help load it quicker, but it does not improve the performance when you're actually using iTunes, and it does cause worse performance otherwise, so I see no reason to recommend leaving it open unless you use it off and on a lot. Certainly, it's not a severe performance hit, but strangely enough I don't get that same degradation when using any other player open.
post #111 of 281
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No it shouldn't!
Actually, it probably should...as a security issue, if nothing else. It's a lot smoother in, say, Debian-based Linux distros, where the OS does the patching rather than the software itself, but keeping abreast of the latest security patches is kind of a big deal.

Of course, if you're a sysadmin dealing with a mission-critical system, you should probably wait till those updates are fully tested, unless it's patching a root exploit or something. But for the casual user, automatic updates = good.

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Only if you run out of memory, and as discussed previously iTunes uses a pretty insignificant amount of memory compared to most recent (last few years) computers. If it's not doing anything it uses 0% of CPU.
Compared to, say, Audacious or VLC, iTunes is kind of a resource hog (I'm a bit of a multi-tasker, so memory's rather important).

Of course, that's to say nothing about how it doesn't support my favorite codecs, FLAC and Ogg. Even on my work Mac, I uninstall iTunes...no point, given that I'm going to be listening to my FLAC collection all day. Plus, for home, it just doesn't run on proper OSes.
post #112 of 281
Love iTunes on all my Macs. Been using it since the OS9 days with the original iPod. I am approaching 10,000 ALAC tracks and think that the iTunes store sucks, I usually buy used CDs from Amazon as they are cheaper, better, and a built-in archval backup.

IMO schadenfreude may be one explanation as to why so many Windows users are rabidly anti-Apple, when they have limited or no experience with them. I guess you can argue with success

I would dearly like some help getting through the ASIO problems in the Windows OS (Vista, 7) while using iTunes, but most Head-fiers with that kind of knowledge are Mac-phobic and anti-iTunes, so none will be forthcoming here. I could look elsewhere but it just hasn't become much of a priority since I can get bit-perfect digital output with no latency on my Macs, with no effort at all on my part in comparison
post #113 of 281
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Originally Posted by Phelonious Ponk View Post
Well, actually, I have a new HP here, and a new MacBook Pro, both running the latest versions of Office, and Word, Power Point and Excel all seem to run every bit as fast and smooth on the Mac as they do on the HP.

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Try Windows Media Player on a Mac; it's definitely as bad as iTunes/Quicktime on Windows.
post #114 of 281
On my computer running iTunes.

Scrolling in list view: Instant
Start a song in list view: Instant
Kill:Instant
Start: Instant

I would say my computer is better than most though.
post #115 of 281
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Originally Posted by grokit View Post
Try Windows Media Player on a Mac; it's definitely as bad as iTunes/Quicktime on Windows.
WMP sucks even on Windows. lol MPC Home Cinema FTW.
post #116 of 281
Since switching to a Mac 2 yrs ago, I've not regretted it. I've experienced more positives than negatives. One negative has been my lack of flexibility in choice of digital music player. The only one that has come close as an alternative to iTunes is SongBird. However, it doesn't integrate with the Mac as iTunes does and I eventually stopped using it after a short period of doing so.

One thing I'd not criticize the Mac for is sound reproduction and I generally look at the usual hangups with iTunes as I'd look at my hangups with the look of the HD800's or a typical pair of Stax.... ugly buggers. But then, isn't it about the sound and a Mac and iTunes sure deliver in that regard and without fuss. Of course, I'd not recommend migration for this reason since I'm sure a Windows machine and a Foobar will deliver as well. There are many other goodies, not music related.
post #117 of 281
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IMO schadenfreude may be one explanation as to why so many Windows users are rabidly anti-Apple, when they have limited or no experience with them. I guess you can argue with success
Operating system market share

yes osx is just about to overtake windows i see, you realise its that sort of rabid apple fanboism that really puts people off. buy a mac and you can become a self important **** too!!

anyway, itunes is just crap. i dont like it even on a mac as its fairly insistant about doing things the way it wants to not the way you want to, on windows its just hellish
post #118 of 281
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Try Windows Media Player on a Mac; it's definitely as bad as iTunes/Quicktime on Windows.
...or Messenger:mac 7. **shivers**
post #119 of 281
If you go by shareholder returns and company valuation, MSFT has been only holding their value for the last 5 years or so because they now pay dividends to keep shareholders from selling; during that time Apple's "market share" has DOUBLED, and their stock price (and corresponding company value), has EXPLODED.

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post #120 of 281
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If you go by shareholder returns and company valuation, MSFT has been only holding their value for the last 5 years or so because they now pay dividends to keep shareholders from selling; during that time Apple's "market share" has DOUBLED, and their stock price (and corresponding company value), has EXPLODED.
And so??.....

Does this mean iTunes and Apple are better?

So we should look in the direction the wind is blowing?
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