1. END's Avatar
    Hi,

    Our contracts are coming up and we are considering getting the new iPhone (2 of them)

    We have a concern about iTunes. Right now we keep all our ripped music in the music folder (we use Win7) and have taken great pains to fill out our id tags very well. The phones and devices we use right now just allow us to plug them into our computer and then drag and drop them as we please.
    We have read that iTunes can sometimes re-name or mess up tags or filenames when putting your music into it.

    Obviously we would not want this to happen. We have read that sometimes very odd names come up such as F0AB etc... Now it seems to me that, that is some system iTunes uses to catalog its files. Still we have seen complaints and want to make sure nothing bad would happen to our files.

    So our questions are-
    Is there something for us to be worried about?
    Does iTunes or is there a chance when moving our music into it that it might not get all our file names or id tags correct?

    Thank you for any help.
    09-22-2011 03:31 AM
  2. Alli's Avatar
    When prompted, just choose no to allow iTunes to organize your music.
    09-22-2011 06:18 AM
  3. END's Avatar
    When iOS5 comes out will we not need iTunes anymore?


    Thanks
    09-23-2011 06:54 PM
  4. Alli's Avatar
    You'll still need it, unfortunately. Can't sync to your desktop without it - even wirelessly.

    Granted, you don't need to sync to your desktop, unless you want to add music, video, or books that you didn't purchase from iTunes, or photos.
    09-24-2011 10:10 AM
  5. Eileen89's Avatar
    You'll still need it, unfortunately. Can't sync to your desktop without it - even wirelessly.

    Granted, you don't need to sync to your desktop, unless you want to add music, video, or books that you didn't purchase from iTunes, or photos.
    Alli, according to this link, iCloud will sync photos from iDevices to a PC or Mac.

    What about photos?

    iCloud includes a feature called Photo Stream, which auto-imports any new pictures taken on an iOS device or added to iPhoto and stores them for 30 days in the cloud. You can view those photos on (and in some cases download them to) your other iOS devices, computers, and even your Apple TV. Because of their size, photo syncing is limited to 1000 pictures on iOS devices, but is unlimited on computers. (Although you obviously cant run iPhoto on a Windows PC, Apple says Photo Stream will work with those computers as wellyoull simply choose a folder on your hard drive that you want to use as your photo library.)
    iCloud: What you need to know | Web | Macworld
    09-24-2011 10:35 AM
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