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post #16 of 281
I'm at the opposite end of the spectrum. I love iTunes. I've got a music library of 18,000+ tracks in Apple Lossless, yet I've never found the program to be slow or sluggish.
post #17 of 281
Hogs memory on slower cpus.
post #18 of 281
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Originally Posted by Redcarmoose View Post
Hogs memory on slower cpus.
lol.
post #19 of 281
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Originally Posted by paaj View Post
People disliking iTunes are not using it on Mac
You are on to something!
I bet most of them do not like Apple Inc. in general as well, regardless which of their product is mentioned.
post #20 of 281
So i have to own a mac to like itunes? That's a real downside

I have a real complain for Apple's Hardware and why i should pay 2x for a fancy case with an apple.

Imho OSX is the only reason, is the best "casual user" oriented OS around, the proof of how solid can be the unix roots even for the desktop user.
post #21 of 281
I don't want my music collection "organized" with a memory-hogging database or any other BS. I like my files in the orderly folder tree I've created for them and I don't want those files fooled with in any way, shape or form.

Winamp works for me... y'all have fun with your music store app.
post #22 of 281
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Originally Posted by Mr. B View Post
I don't want my music collection "organized" with a memory-hogging database or any other BS. I like my files in the orderly folder tree I've created for them and I don't want those files fooled with in any way, shape or form.
Hmmm...
iTunes allow you do organize your files in any folder structure you want. No problem.
post #23 of 281
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Originally Posted by krmathis View Post
You are on to something!
I bet most of them do not like Apple Inc. in general as well, regardless which of their product is mentioned.
noooo, i used to love apple and i absolutely loved itunes when it first came out. now its just sooo bloated and unfathomably slow.

my kitchen comp a little old G3 ibook grinds to a halt if its downloading a podcast. yes its old and crap but wtf how should that be killing it or simply scrolling even on the big laptop it kills it. i am dont have the patience to use itunes everyday.
post #24 of 281
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Originally Posted by krmathis View Post
Hmmm...
iTunes allow you do organize your files in any folder structure you want. No problem.
But won't update your structure automatically if you add/remove files outside the program. You'll have to use the application since then.

-If you erase stuff, itunes won't notice until it tries to play the missing file then it will try to find it.
-If you add the same folder again you'll have duplicates.
-Erasing your entire library and dragging the entire folder everytime you want to update would work but is idiotic.
post #25 of 281
I really like iTunes on mac where it's snappy and good, and I really hate it on PC where it's incredibly slow and eats the CPU.

It's not super amazing on mac either, so if I stumble onto something better I'd switch.
post #26 of 281
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Originally Posted by Phelonious Ponk View Post
I've ripped nearly a thousand cds in iTunes with only 3 errors. What kinds of problems are you experiencing?

P
I think he meant the quality, compared to eg LAME.

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You are on to something!
I bet most of them do not like Apple Inc. in general as well, regardless which of their product is mentioned.
That, and iTunes is much better on OS X than Windows.
post #27 of 281
I use a Mac and NOT iTunes. iTunes is too limiting for me (like most Apple products). I want the ability to use ogg files, flac files, etc. with full support and no fuss. I don't buy online music, I buy CDs and rip them myself and definitely NOT in iTunes.

If you like it, go for it. The interface is fine, it seems to support large libraries good enough, it has a good integrated store, but it will only be what it is due to Apple's ability to limit their products beyond necessity.
post #28 of 281
I used to use iTunes before Foobar2000.

iTunes is limited, and slow.
Foobar2000 is fast, and flexible.
post #29 of 281
It's very simple.

iTunes is great on Mac and it's designed like all other Apple's stuffs, simple, pre-built, just click-n-play.
Foobar is awesome for tweakers who love fooling around with the settings.

And, I hate simple stuffs.
post #30 of 281
is there really a sound difference between different ripping software? Never heard of this before. Seems like lossless is lossless is lossless
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