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Hows everone else getting on with iTunes 11? 

I'm finding the hole thing annoying, the old itunes you could go directly to the page you need to get to just by one click ontop of the page . I think its been made to simple and everthing is hidden away so i'm forever having to look for what i need 

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RE: iTunes 11

As there is no longer a 'composer' tab, it has become pretty useless to me for anything other than feeding music to my iPod and iPad, and even that has become much more tedious.  For me the 'upgrade' is a disaster.

Fortunately I have an older version on an older computer!

There are a lote of irate messages on the Apple iTunes forum, so we are not alone.

Anyone know any other programs which can code in ALAC and feed audio files int an iPod?

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The biggest thing I miss is not being able to group by artist using those nice big icons. Also when you do view by artist, the artist list down the left hand side wasn't correctly sorted, but the latest 11.0.1 update does at least appear to have fixed this. (Don't they have beta testers and bug testers in-house?  I discovered that bug within ten minutes of downloading 11.0.0 )

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Can you not just re-install the old version? 

 

http://www.iphonefirmware.com/download-old-versions-of-itunes/

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It won't let you, well not without a bit of hacking.

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RE: iTunes 11

MajorFubar wrote:

The biggest thing I miss is not being able to group by artist using those nice big icons. Also when you do view by artist, the artist list down the left hand side wasn't correctly sorted, but the latest 11.0.1 update does at least appear to have fixed this. (Don't they have beta testers and bug testers in-house?  I discovered that bug within ten minutes of downloading 11.0.0 )

The first thing I did was go - View -> Show sidebar.

Then click on the descriptions under the progress bar.

Songs - Lists all tracks as per the old version. Mine is sorted Album by Artist

Albums - Albums Covers (large Icons) sorted album by artist

Artists - All albums sorted album by artist showing the cover art and all tracks.

The most useful one is Songs. Right click on the header and you can edit the display as before - Including composer.

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Still running the old one, phew.

 

Do you loose the artwork scrolling thingy with 11?

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shooter wrote:

Do you loose the artwork scrolling thingy with 11?

AKA Cover Flow. Yes, gone. Bah!  mad

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DavieCee wrote:

MajorFubar wrote:

The biggest thing I miss is not being able to group by artist using those nice big icons. Also when you do view by artist, the artist list down the left hand side wasn't correctly sorted, but the latest 11.0.1 update does at least appear to have fixed this. (Don't they have beta testers and bug testers in-house?  I discovered that bug within ten minutes of downloading 11.0.0 )

The first thing I did was go - View -> Show sidebar.

Then click on the descriptions under the progress bar.

Songs - Lists all tracks as per the old version. Mine is sorted Album by Artist

Albums - Albums Covers (large Icons) sorted album by artist

Artists - All albums sorted album by artist showing the cover art and all tracks.

The most useful one is Songs. Right click on the header and you can edit the display as before - Including composer.

Think you missed my point: click 'artists' and the big icons, grouping by artist, are gone, replaced by a list of tiny thumbnails. The new iTunes seems to be aimed at people who view by album, not by artist, and people who want to use it to play continuous party music. Its purpose as a serious music player and librarian is being eroded. For a start I'd happily lose frivolous features like 'up next' for a tickbox in Preferences which tells iTunes to hog the soundcard and set the sample-rate and bit-depth properly, which Apple still haven't implemented, even though iTunes itself has been HD compatible for a while.

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RE: iTunes 11

Didn't notice Cover Flow was missing! That's a shame, it was quite nice doing that on full screen..

I can't seem to see people's shared libraries on my network at work.. In fact, I can't find the 'Shared' option anywhere!

 

Overall though, there are a few bugs, but I do like the way the album expands to reveal the tracks, particularly the clever colour matching!

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I still have coverflow on 'Music' on the iPhone (where 99 percent of my iTunes activity goes on.)

I only check in with iTunes on our computers when ripping new CDs, downloading weekly podcasts, updating iTunes/iOS software and syncing the iPhone.

Bit pointless scrolling though 'album covers' unless your laptop has a touch screen. (Using Coverflow with a mouse is not exactly intuitive or as satisfactory.)

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MajorFubar wrote:
Think you missed my point: click 'artists' and the big icons, grouping by artist, are gone, replaced by a list of tiny thumbnails. The new iTunes seems to be aimed at people who view by album, not by artist, and people who want to use it to play continuous party music. Its purpose as a serious music player and librarian is being eroded. For a start I'd happily lose frivolous features like 'up next' for a tickbox in Preferences which tells iTunes to hog the soundcard and set the sample-rate and bit-depth properly, which Apple still haven't implemented, even though iTunes itself has been HD compatible for a while.

I didn't miss the point. There must be another setting somewhere because for Artist, mine is set up exactly as you want. Artists in order, No tiny thumnails, a decent sized cover art with each album seperated and the tracks next to the art. At least I think that is what you want. If it is, then it is there. I just don't know how my preferences are different to yours.

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Anyone having problems with the new itunes 11 and Puremusic or any other music server software?

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DavieCee wrote:

MajorFubar wrote:
Think you missed my point: click 'artists' and the big icons, grouping by artist, are gone, replaced by a list of tiny thumbnails. The new iTunes seems to be aimed at people who view by album, not by artist, and people who want to use it to play continuous party music. Its purpose as a serious music player and librarian is being eroded. For a start I'd happily lose frivolous features like 'up next' for a tickbox in Preferences which tells iTunes to hog the soundcard and set the sample-rate and bit-depth properly, which Apple still haven't implemented, even though iTunes itself has been HD compatible for a while.

I didn't miss the point. There must be another setting somewhere because for Artist, mine is set up exactly as you want. 

It isn't and it can't be, because what I want has literally gone. You clicked 'Artists' and all the albums by artist were grouped under one large icon of your choice, like below (sorry this is the best I could find on Google Images at short notice):

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What I get.

Actual screenshot. Can't really add more than that.

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Yep, that's what I get...it's not what I want, sadly. I want what we had before. But we are where we are with it...they won't bring it back.

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