iTunes Sucks

http://live.pirillo.com/ – Chris has never really liked iTunes. While it has gotten marginally better over time, it just really isn’t as structured as it could be.

On Windows, iTunes is more of a hack or a shim than anything else: it looks and feels out of place, and doesn’t always play well with the operating system. Another problem is that iTunes is getting very bloated: it adds more Windows services now than it ever did in the past.

Matthew said someone in the chat room claimed that AAC was the iTunes format. It’s true that iTunes plays AAC and sells music with DRM in the AAC format, but AAC isn’t an iTunes-exclusive format.

QuickTime, iTunes, and RealPlayer all play AAC, an industry standard format. Windows Media Player, on the other hand, doesn’t play AAC, as Microsoft is trying to push its DRM format – WMA – on the industry.

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14 thoughts on “iTunes Sucks”

  1. Dude,

    Why are you still running windows? That is supposed to be just a compatibility layer in Mac OS now. This way, you can run the GOOD version of iTunes.

  2. Dude,

    Why are you still running windows? That is supposed to be just a compatibility layer in Mac OS now. This way, you can run the GOOD version of iTunes.

  3. Yup that’s why you keep using Windows…it’s such a streamlined app. You seem to have a problem with tech. for such a technical person. I watched your iPhone hysterics on Youtube. A set up that went so simply for most people seemed so complicated for you. Maybe you’re over thinking everything. Maybe you just have an issue with anything that doesn’t have a MS logo on it.

  4. I thinks it sucks because it works in only one way; the way IT wants to. I want to organize my own file / diretory tree, and see it reflected IMMEDIATELY. Poor old iTunes wants to “import” changes and reloading the whole shebang.
    Thanks, but no, thanks. Winamp get the win here.

  5. I know. I hate itunes so much, I went back to Windows Media Player. Seems like everytime I put a CD in, all the album songs are not together as one album. They have different sections even tho the songs are by the same artist, so We would have to put in new info all the time, and itunes does not see this info as one album instead of 3-4 of the same artist in another column. Windows does an excellent job at keeping all albums as one instead of many of the same artist.

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