Do you use iTunes?

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  1. tiecollector

    tiecollector Senior member

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    Not just no, but HELL NO, I won't put anything made by Apple on a Windows computer.

    Don't read into this that I'm saying Macs suck or anything...I'm sure their crap works quite well on their own hardware. But Apple software on a Windows OS is usually (always) a bloated mess. That's the great thing about Windows though, there are MANY alternatives, and many of them free.


    I was skeptical as well, actually iTunes does run kinda slow on Windoze but it's not so bad if you own an iPod, and it's free software so you can always uninstall it.
     
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    Drinkwaters Senior member

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    We use itunes in the store to stream all our music through the radio section into our stereo system. Thank god I don't have to change CD's anymore.
    Some of our favorites are; Radiodeliro, Radioparadise,Radioorenovscotia.

    Gary
     
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    Quirk Senior member

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    I've been perfectly happy using JetAudio for ripping my CDs, so I've never gotten around to trying iTunes for that. I suppose I'll test it one of these days.

    As for the iStore, I've downloaded a few TV episodes that I couldn't be bothered to watch or tape when they actually aired, but it's somewhat annoying that you can only view them on your PC or an iPod. I'm actually something of a Steve Jobs admirer, but would never buy an iPod because I find its ubiquity more than slightly offputting -- eerie, even. I hate the idea of being part of the herd. And I already have a perfectly decent mp3 player built in to my PDA.
     
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    Never touched it, probably never will...no reason to.
     
  5. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    There are clones too, in Linux it is called rhythmbox IIRC. Since the iTunes and iPod interfaces are organized the same, it would be kind of weird using something like winamp. Not sure how you would do it easily otherwise.

    Just looked at mediamonkey, looks like a good player too, though similar to iTunes from the screenshots it seems. Is this cross-platform?


    Not sure. It is very good for organising and tagging though, even though for complex tagging tasks mp3tag is without equal.
     
  6. Kent Wang

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    Serious people use foobar2000 for playback and nearly every other task and Exact Audio Copy for ripping. See Hydrogen Audio.
     
  7. ghostdeini

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    itunes store is actually a rip-off... the mp3s are encoded at 128kbps. you are paying CD prices, so why not expect CD-quality audio?

    also itunes is a huge memory-hog, and since I don't own an ipod there is absolutely no reason for me to use it. winamp is light, and I have plugins for FLAC and m4a files [​IMG]
     
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    I can't stand iTunes. I cannot eloquently put into words how much I hate the piece of software. It's fine if you really don't need it to do anything but play music, but if you need to do anything remotely advanced, forget about it. When you throw iTunes Store and DRM infected music into the mix, I just want to scream.
     
  9. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    Serious people use foobar2000 for playback and nearly every other task and Exact Audio Copy for ripping. See Hydrogen Audio.

    foobar2000 for me also, as well as Creative Mediasource & CDEx
     
  10. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I use iTunes only for ripping and putting stuff on the iPod. Just because I use iTunes, doesn't mean I'm shelling out for songs also. I buy my music on CD... because paying $0.99 for an digital version of a song is like paying for an imaginary pizza that somehow tastes good, and manages to fill you up; but it arrives at your doorstep without a box, and a bite taken out of each slice.

    +1

    I can't stand the low-res digital sound of the 128K files. But, iTunes is great for organzing, making playlists, burning cds, and using iPod. It's also nice for previewing a record before buying the cd.
     
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    javyn Senior member

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    Foobar is too difficult for a media player. I want to listen to music, not spend hours of work taggin mp3s and tinkering with an interface.

    Winamp and a DSP plugin here. Nero Burning Rom 6.0 has a ripper and encoder that works just fine for me.
     
  12. tiecollector

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    On Windoze, iTunes is a memory hog, but on OS X it makes a lot more sense. I haven't use rhythmbox in a while on Linux but version 1 was slow as hell, it couldn't handle the large file lists. I think I just might switch to this as my player: [​IMG] It will match my ncurses chat client.
     
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    fatty Senior member

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    itunes is just a software and it's free. I use it because it is good for ripping my music. But i am grievous of the apple icon because i think little of the makers.

    Itunes store is like any of millions of mp3 stores on the internet. People do it becuase it's legal. Otherwise they jsut get it the illegal way [I am aware that some music stores are actually not legal either].

    [don't have an ipod, probably the only one in my social and age group, wouldn't pay for one]
     
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    It will match my ncurses chat client.

    hehe... which one do you use? pork or naim?
     
  15. tiecollector

    tiecollector Senior member

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    hehe... which one do you use? pork or naim?


    naim
     

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