Itunes for windows--a piece of trash

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    Feb 12, 2011 4:06 PM GMT
    1. Takes forever to sync
    2. Searching for apps is unintuitive
    3. Stupid crossfading takes forever (I've just turned it down to 1 sec)
    4. Half the time I have to unplug my Ipod to get it recognized by Itunes
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    Feb 12, 2011 7:58 PM GMT
    Yup absolutely the worst application ever. At one point there was a bug with installing it on XP SP2 where it would literally delete your USB ports...
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    Feb 12, 2011 9:35 PM GMT
    I couldn't install it on Win7 for the longest time, and now that I have it, I dread syncing my ipod every time.
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    Feb 13, 2011 1:22 AM GMT
    Apple purposely makes shitty Windows software. They're trying to get you to buy a Mac. icon_lol.gif

    But yeah, I really hate that itunes is so bloated now, and it installs 3 or 4 background services that you don't need. At least with the older ipods, you could use third party software, like Winamp, to sync your music. The newer ipods have some new type of encryption that prevents this.
  • Anto

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    Feb 14, 2011 12:45 AM GMT
    q1w2e3 said I dread syncing my ipod every time.


    That's exactly how I feel, except I own an iPhone.
    I feel anxious every time I have to open it and interact with it because of problems that have happened in the past.
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    Feb 14, 2011 8:11 PM GMT
    xrichx saidApple purposely makes shitty Windows software. They're trying to get you to buy a Mac. icon_lol.gif


    I thought the same thing! icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 15, 2011 5:44 AM GMT
    There was a time ago when I had a 3rd Gen iPod Video that allowed a custom firmware to allow Linux/Win user to circumvent the iTunes hell that ppl complained about a lot.

    Depending if the custom OS creators are still active you could just flash your iPod and be rid of iTunes altogether.
  • UVaRob9

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    Feb 15, 2011 6:02 AM GMT
    Every morning when I try to sync my iPod Classic, the application freezes on my desktop, which is running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. I tried everything from uninstallling/reinstalling, wiping my library file, and setting the iPod back to factory and it still does this. I end up having to force close it with Task Manager and open it again to get it to work. To add a new wrinkle, I tried to subscribe to the Android Central Podcast and it froze 4 times this morning. Somehow I think that was deliberate.
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    Feb 15, 2011 6:04 AM GMT
    q1w2e3 said1. Takes forever to sync
    2. Searching for apps is unintuitive
    3. Stupid crossfading takes forever (I've just turned it down to 1 sec)
    4. Half the time I have to unplug my Ipod to get it recognized by Itunes


    i'm sure apple makes it shitty on purpose and then blames windows for it being slow.
  • HankFit247

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    Feb 15, 2011 6:18 AM GMT
    @q1w2e3

    I'd do a: restore on your iPod, unplug it when it reboots, close iTunes, delete the Library, remove from recycle bin, reboot computer.

    When computer comes back up, rebuild the library, download album covers, then sync iPod.

    Works like a charm every time!
    (I have the 160 GB iPod Classic, and perform all these extra steps as I scrub my music that does not index properly. i.e. clean the meta data...)

    Secondly,
    You probably need to hire your local IT friend to backup your data, blow out the drive and rebuild it.