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#1
ok guys so apparently itunes 8 comes out today
but its basically 19:30 here in the uk and i havent got it yet and im checking the apple store regularly
just wondering if anyone has it? if so, what is it like? i heard the "genius" feature was to be implemented (that it will make playlists around songs working on genre and stuff)
so first impressions?
or what are you hoping for?
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#3
I don't really care about it.

I have had many iTunes updates and there's been little to no noticable change.
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#4
I rarely notice any changes with any version of iTunes. I still get them anyway though


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every time i download a new itunes, my computer crashes
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#6
its out in the uk now
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#7
So what do people think of the new iTunes?

I quite like it, the browse by artists and albums is really sleek and pretty. It's also less of a resource hog than the Cover Flow, thumbs up from me.

The Genius thing is pretty interesting, although it took AGES to set itself up. It also seems to choose the same few songs every time, or maybe I just have a very closed music taste . I'll try it with some different genres and stuff at some point.

On a side note, the new iPod nanos look fucking cool as well, with the accelerometer and new shape etc. Also the firmware looks like Apple's best to date.
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#10
woooo i got it and its pretty sweet seems to scroll through my music quicker and smoother without being all jumpy
and the genius feature is pretty cool mine also took ages to set up
and to february star: my playlists seem to be pretty different each time i make them maybe u just keep trying to make playlists using very simialar songs
#11
how do you remove the arrow links to the itunes store on 8.0?
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#12
I am going to try media monkey.

Supports other formats AND has a format converter.
#13
iTunes 8 is pretty cool so far.

Sure, pretty much the same, in most aspects, but I'm liking the Genius Bar. Sure, it's pretty much just like Pandora, or Last.FM, or something like that, but at least it's there for people who don't know about Pandora, etc.

Casual users of iPods and such probably wouldn't know about those services, and since it's integrated into iTunes, it makes for a good tool for broadening their musical horizons.


Good overall, so far.
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#14
I saw a kid using it today in class. I shat brix and said wtf is he using!?
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#16
so, will genius work with songs downloaded off of limewire?

EDIT: I just don't wanna send info to them and then they find out i illegally downloaded songs, then they catch me...
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so, will genius work with songs downloaded off of limewire?

EDIT: I just don't wanna send info to them and then they find out i illegally downloaded songs, then they catch me...

So far it has for me. And lime/frostwire is legal AFAIK.
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It could be a few things, but this usually works for most people.

1. Select all three of the multiple albums.

2. Right Click and choose "Get Info" (click "Yes" if it asks if you want to change info on multiple items)

3. Click "Options" and then change the "Part of a compilation?" from "No" to "Yes".

Then click "Done" or whatever. It should fix it.

I had the same problem with iTunes 7 with Cover Flow. I fixed the majority of mine another way, but that method is the best, IMO.

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Quote by fallenangel20
It could be a few things, but this usually works for most people.

1. Select all three of the multiple albums.

2. Right Click and choose "Get Info" (click "Yes" if it asks if you want to change info on multiple items)

3. Click "Options" and then change the "Part of a compilation?" from "No" to "Yes".

Then click "Done" or whatever. It should fix it.

I had the same problem with iTunes 7 with Cover Flow. I fixed the majority of mine another way, but that method is the best, IMO.


Thanks a lot, man.
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Quote by Dumebuggy
so, will genius work with songs downloaded off of limewire?

EDIT: I just don't wanna send info to them and then they find out i illegally downloaded songs, then they catch me...

It doesn't do that.

I read up on how they send the info on Apple, and it says it sends the info to the Apple servers, and attaches the info to an anonymous Apple ID.

If you click on "Genius" on the left sidebar, and it says "Turn On" or whatever, there should be a link that says "Learn More". It's there.
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#22
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What is Genius?

It's a function that builds playlists for you. You choose one song and hit the Genius button, it'll choose 24 songs that are similar to it, whether it be genre, artist, related artist etc.
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It's a function that builds playlists for you. You choose one song and hit the Genius button, it'll choose 24 songs that are similar to it, whether it be genre, artist, related artist etc.

Sweet. Sounds like something I'll never use.
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#24
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Sweet. Sounds like something I'll never use.

I could see myself using it.

It's like "Party Shuffle", but based around song/sound you want to hear at that time.

So, just now, I made a Genius Playlist for "Neon" by Amplifier, and it gave me stuff like Sigur Ros, Muse, Porcupine Tree, etc. from my songs that would go with it.

It's not perfect, by any means, but it'll get better with time, IMO.

*Shrugs* I just think it's cool.
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#27
dammit i really wish they would release it for Linux, its about the only reason i still have windows on my comp.

unless somebody knows how to update an ipod without itunes
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#28
I don't know about you but every time they release more crap with Itunes all I do is still use the list mode and some playlist. When they came out with smart playlist's I was happy.
#30
The Genius thing sucks, I don't have an iTunes account - don't have a credit either. So I can't get Genius to work; shame it sounded like a neat idea tbh.
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#31
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The Genius thing sucks, I don't have an iTunes account - don't have a credit either. So I can't get Genius to work; shame it sounded like a neat idea tbh.

Same here; there is no way that I'm gonna set up an iTunes account just for Genius. I was looking forward to using it
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#32
I like it!,

the genious thing isn't perfect, but it'll probably get better with time, I love the new view for music, if you put it to artists and move your mouse accross one, then it'll show all the albums you have by that artist, and the new vizualizer is awesome

new iPods are cool, love the new Nano, new touch =[ I don't like when my stuf is replaced, but on the plus, I'll buy one if I can't fix my old one (big crack down the screen, new glass on order from eBay as I write this), but it seems identical to the old one, just slightly sleeker, better battery and built in speaker (enough to make me jealous anyway)

New Classic is pretty much the same as the old one, just done away with the 80/160GB versions and given it 120GBs, no-one actually had that much music anyway and it makes it cheaper to have one model only.

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#33
Haven't worked/found out how to use the Genius Bar yet, but the new visualizer is cool.
#34
the genius thing is pretty cool, i think. especially for people with a shitload of music on their computer. It helps you find songs you may not have heard or haven't heard in a long time.
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#35
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One question, will I have to reload all my music from the previous iTunes?

nope wen i booted mine up it was all in there
altho i imagine it would take an age to install if u had a LOT of music
mine took a while and i dont reli have that much (about 25 gig)
#36
I like it. The genius thing works good. I have made a few playlists.
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#38
I have to register an Apple account just to use the "Genius" feature? Wouldn't be that big of a problem if I didn't have to give them my credit card number. Fuck this.
#39
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I have to register an Apple account just to use the "Genius" feature? Wouldn't be that big of a problem if I didn't have to give them my credit card number. Fuck this.

They never charge you or anything.

The only reason they want one is if you decide to buy something, you don't have to put in the credit card number for each song/album, etc.

The only time I've ever been charged is when I bought a game for my iPod, and that was because I bought something.

They don't steal your info, etc. It's Apple, not some dodgy porn site.
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#40
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They never charge you or anything.

The only reason they want one is if you decide to buy something, you don't have to put in the credit card number for each song/album, etc.

The only time I've ever been charged is when I bought a game for my iPod, and that was because I bought something.

They don't steal your info, etc. It's Apple, not some dodgy porn site.

No shit, but they can ask me for my credit card info when I decide to buy a song and store it from then on. This is just an inconvenience.
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