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post #31 of 37
  1. Itunes can't be used with third party devices. 
  2. Itunes doesn't save artwork correctly in metadata so that it can be read by third party software/devices. 
  3. Itunes isn't as customizable as Foobar, Mediamonkey, or Musicbee.
  4. Itunes can't use VST plugins.
  5. Itunes can't add music to other people's Apple devices.
  6. Itunes doesn't support FLAC.
  7. Itunes can't be used with Rockboxed Apple devices.

 

These are the top seven reasons why I personally don't use Itunes, the artwork issue being a major one. Musicbee is by far the most functional and easiest to use for me. It will convert artwork to a specified size when copying to a third party device. The tagging and auto-organization features are so easy, fast and powerful it makes other programs look slow and buggy. It's as sleek as iTunes and has great skins to choose from. 

 

After using Mediamonkey, Foobar and Winamp extensively I have to say that Musicbee is by far the best option, with Foobar in second. 

post #32 of 37
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Originally Posted by bluzeboy View Post

     http://www.dbpoweramp.com/dmc-power-register.htm

 

the free version

 

That's not on mac :(

post #33 of 37

try XLD for ripping/converting, it's great.

 
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Originally Posted by gnarlsagan View Post

  1. Itunes can't be used with third party devices. 
  2. Itunes doesn't save artwork correctly in metadata so that it can be read by third party software/devices. 
  3. Itunes isn't as customizable as Foobar, Mediamonkey, or Musicbee.
  4. Itunes can't use VST plugins.
  5. Itunes can't add music to other people's Apple devices.
  6. Itunes doesn't support FLAC.
  7. Itunes can't be used with Rockboxed Apple devices.

 

1. It doesn't need to when you use an iPod/Phone/Pad, which it is meant to be used with. Other devices can drag-drop and iTunes keeps your music well organized.

2. There is a plugin script for that.

6. Convert to ALAC, it's the same

7. It wouldn't need to, since then you can then drag-drop your music.

post #34 of 37
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Originally Posted by paaj View Post

try XLD for ripping/converting, it's great.

 

 

1. It doesn't need to when you use an iPod/Phone/Pad, which it is meant to be used with. Other devices can drag-drop and iTunes keeps your music well organized.

2. There is a plugin script for that.

6. Convert to ALAC, it's the same

7. It wouldn't need to, since then you can then drag-drop your music.

1. Only reason I'm still using it....it really is excellent at that :)

2. I would love that script. Do you know the name of the script? Link?

post #35 of 37

http://dougscripts.com/itunes/scripts/ss.php?sp=embedart

 

this guy has lots of great scripts by the way.

 

osx only though, so maybe it wasn't really fair to mention it ;)

post #36 of 37

i use foobar with columns ui.  it took a while to set up but i like it a lot

itunes was always a bit too heavy for me.  it installs a few background services and lags on my older computers

post #37 of 37
Cplay is touted as the "best" audio player


Too bad it won't even start up unless your audio setup supports 32 bit and ASIO rolleyes.gif

I use foobar.
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