Who else dislikes iTunes?

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  1. dbone828

    dbone828 Only Visiting This Planet

    This is pretty much all I like iTunes for. It is great for organizing music and making playlists, but I can't stand the constant software updates. It got to the point where I couldn't access the iTunes Store because my OS was too out of date, so I updated for the next OS, making my laptop slower and some features on my computer no longer worked after that.

    I guess my biggest complaint isn't against iTunes specifically, but more against the Apple name brand. The only product of theirs I could have ever seen myself purchasing again would have been the classic iPod (because of the amount of music I have), but they no longer make that. So, here's hoping my current iPod doesn't die anytime soon.
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  2. CirculationUnderflow

    CirculationUnderflow Well-Known Member

    mm just slap a 128g SD card in those overpriced Iphones and play what you want independently .. oh wait lol

    I should be a zillionaire. I bought the blue IMac in 98 thought it was a cool idea. I used SOUND JAM that became Itunes but it was good before it became Itunes. Saw one person on page 2 mention sound jam. My wife goes we should invest in apple (keep in mind it was $28 a share and really was just starting to be apple again) and I go nah, apple probably wont be around for much longer. OMG ZOMG SUPER ZOMG. Wish id of sold everyting i owned then and invested but anyways

    I have used Itunes for labeling but I havent used it in ages.

    I just hate everything being so internet oriented. What happens when the government takes all this connectivity away from us
  3. Steve Martin

    Steve Martin Wild & Crazy Guy

    Plano, TX
  4. OldJohnRobertson

    OldJohnRobertson Martyr for Even Less

    Fuquay-Varina, NC
    This post was on page 1. Why are we on page 19? This is it. Game over. The end.

    iTunes is a turd, but it’s the least stinky turd. Despite it being bad, there is literally nothing better. The answer to the OP’s question is no more or less complicated than that.
  5. klockwerk

    klockwerk Forum Resident

    Ohio USA
    They're only going to take away your own personal library, and then make you pay through the nose to rent it.
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  6. Sick Sick Phil

    Sick Sick Phil Forum Resident

    What are you talking about ? even Windows media player is better.
  7. DaveinMA

    DaveinMA Forum Resident

    Yes, though it P*****s me off that they took away the ability to play a DVD with the "upgrade" to W10.
  8. OldJohnRobertson

    OldJohnRobertson Martyr for Even Less

    Fuquay-Varina, NC
    You’re kidding me, right? WMP’s cataloging capabilities aren’t even in the same universe as iTunes. You’re comparing apples to trucks.
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  9. spacer

    spacer Forum Resident

    I don't use iTunes. Their files won't play on my Walkman.
  10. Crimson jon

    Crimson jon Forum Resident

    It is just a way to buy and store compressed music files on the computation machine....I am indifferent to its existence. I started using it in my early twenties so I'm used to it but prefer CD player and physical media.
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  11. Sick Sick Phil

    Sick Sick Phil Forum Resident

    maybe / maybe not. However, itunes is a sluggish program, that eats up far too many resources for what it needs to do and constantly wants to update.
  12. Solitaire1

    Solitaire1 Carpenters Fan

    If they are unprotected AAC files they should play on your Walkman (they play on mine). The ones that won't play on a Walkman are protected AAC files (with DRM), but DRM has been dropped for music files purchased through iTunes.
  13. Mike Campbell

    Mike Campbell Forum Resident

    Minnesota, USA
    I want absolutely nothing to do with iTUNES. never will.
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  14. Old Fart Rant #452:
    I don't like iTunes, iPhones, or iPods, although iHop has pretty good pancakes. The concept of people watching movies and listening to music on their phones does not compute with me. Not long ago, there was a post in the Visual Arts forum, where somebody was complaining that the TV series "Better Call Saul" was filmed too dark. Not dark subject matter, literally too dark. It's hard to see when he watches it on his phone. Well, no s***, Sherlock!
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  15. detroit muscle

    detroit muscle Senior Member

    Better media players? JRiver for one. I have iTunes because I have a iPhone. I use it to transfer music to my iPhone. End of. All my home based computer music is played through JRiver which is light years ahead of what iTunes can do, and sounds fantastic doing it.
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  16. Wombat Reynolds

    Wombat Reynolds Jimmy Page stole all my best riffs.

    Atlanta, GA, USA
    the interface is pure garbage. When they somehow lost two files I had purchased, that was the last straw, I un-installed and never went back.

    Its a shame because their soundfiles are really good, but its not worth it. I buy hi rez mp3s from amazon, so much easier and quality is good enough for most things.
  17. ZenArcher

    ZenArcher Forum Resident

    Durham, NC
    For those like me who missed being able to open playlists in a new window, that's back in the latest version. Sure makes creating playlists a lot easier! Can just drag tracks into place in the playlist window.
  18. Meyer

    Meyer Heavy Metal Parking Lot Resident

    Napa, CA, USA
    This is timely for me because I've been trying to set up a 512 GB flash drive modified iPod with Rockbox (the iPod firmware can only handle a finite amount of songs, regardless of storage capacity). It's been infuriating trying to manage my iTunes library. I've decided to sell the iPod on eBay and move forward with a FiiO purchase, which has been long overdue.

    The folks behind iTunes are notorious for never doing any user research or testing. They just do whatever they want, which is complete poison for customers. They basically live in their own castle on the Apple campus, and they even have a private stage behind their building for artist performances exclusive to their team that no other organizations can attend. Arrogance is rampant.

    The interface is awful. Things I used to be able to do ten years ago are either impossible to initiate, or the features have been completely removed.

    Hidden purchases? WTF is up with that? I've never purposely hidden any purchases, yet I seem to find myself at least once a year "un-hiding" purchases from 6-7 years ago.

    Apple giveth and Apple taketh away.
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  19. Stone Turntable

    Stone Turntable Dedicated Listener

    New Mexico USA
    It's amazing to me that people can become so emotionally turbulent about this thing that's nothing more than a database with a UI on top.
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  20. AlanDistro

    AlanDistro Forum Resident

    Sandy, OR
    Another vote for JRiver, use it every day, does everything iTunes could and much more.
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  21. ricks

    ricks Custom Title:

    DBA's are the real villains.. "It's not the database" "It's not the database" "It's not the database" - LIARS ALL!
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2017
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  22. RolandG

    RolandG Forum Resident

    Isn't that an oxymoron? How can MP3 files be hi-res?
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  23. Wombat Reynolds

    Wombat Reynolds Jimmy Page stole all my best riffs.

    Atlanta, GA, USA


    as opposed to lower rez mp3 files
  24. Synthfreek

    Synthfreek Drum machines are not inherently evil.

    Austin, TX
    One can also store and rip lossless music files using iTunes. Lossless files purcahsed elsewhere can be imported to iTunes too.
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  25. NightGoatToCairo

    NightGoatToCairo Sheik Madeir

    Hampshire, UK
    Please name you favourite JRiver features that leave iTunes behind.
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