Originally Posted by nc8000
As far as I'm aware there is one limitation in iTunes. I can not take an iPod with music on and connect it to any new computer (with or without iTunes installed on it) and then transfer music already stored on the iPod to the new computer.
That's what I'm talking about. Sharing the music.
Originally Posted by shigzeo
These are device backups, Wizard. You can do whatever you want with your music using iTunes. You'd know this if you used it. You can export, import, side port, copy, paste, playlist, anything, to your heart's content. NC800's comment was about device backups, which ARE made into iTunes-only files, for security. Or, would you like all your documents, addresses, everything just there, as backups of your device, and easily readable by any app?
It's easy to rail on iTunes if you have not used it or don't know how to use it, or merely pass on malcontent from other users who have no idea what they are talking about.
FYI, I do have iTunes installed on my Mac Mini, have used it, also on other friends' computers. They complain about the same thing: not being able to share music with friends.
Edit: Ok, so it lies with the iPod, rather than iTunes. Fair enough.
& IMHO, anything that prevents the sharing the music is counter-productive, since sharing music with friends is spreading enthusiasm about music, thus potential albums & concert sales. Maybe also a donation link per artist might be a just way to retribute gratitude for enjoying a particular band or artist, rather than just legal digital downloads and physical media purchases? Since for example, when you buy a remaster, or with bonus tracks or alternate takes, you pay in full for everything once again, like if it was you first purchase. I don't know, it is complicated, like with all de-materialized media.
Edited by the wizard of oz - 2/22/12 at 9:07am