Re: What Is Your Main Reason For Using iTunes?
- transfer songs to my iphone & ipod & Nano.
- I love the layout (sidebar to left, column browser open with genre,artist albums columns), and a text only list of songs underneath. It's well organized
- If i'm sitting at my desk i'll play music with it but i use "media player classic" as my default mp3 viewer cause it loads instantly and is lightweight. Sometimes i'm browsing in windows explorer or some other app and i want the file to play without waiting 15 seconds for bloated itunes to load.
What i hate is it's unbearably slow, you can't batch read playlists, and seems wholely designed for people that don't have lots of music of which I don't know those people. All my peers are the kind that accumulate music. I think it's totally tedious in some areas like it's proclivity for telling you if you do something it's going to erase everything on your phone. I fricken hate that.
In many cases Media Monkey works much better with my iphone and isn't nearly as temperamental or interested in erasing my phone. Itunes has also corrupted my iphone library numerous times. And corrupted files when copying. I've found out that when that was happening, copying the same file with media monkey didn't corrupt the file but copying with itunes did. In the end the solution was to local all the library and music and associated files on my iphone and completely erase them and do the same on my computer with itunes, and i mean everything, libraries, backups, hidden files, profile files. Utter pain in the ***.
Honestly every iphone update goes away from what i like, towards needless eyecandy and hiding the functional stuff. With 11 you had to jump through hoops just to get the layout traditional. I think if you have like only 20 albums all the pictures and colors are great. but with large collections it's just in the way. I suspect they'll continue to make it less functional especially considering there are issues with itunes that have been around for as long as it existed that apple refuses to change. Like monitoring a folder on an external drive. Shoot Winamp did that in 1999. You know like monitor folder on this drive an update in the background? That's not difficult considering it can read gapless playback info in the background. But i anticipate in the future they'll make a new itunes, possibly this year, and i'm preparing myself for the possibility that it's not aimed at me and that i need to find another tool. Tagging mp3s i use other tools Tag & Rename. Video "VLC" or "media player classic"