iTunes for Windows

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by SPeedY_B, Oct 16, 2003.

  1. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    It's here :D
    I love it! With nullsoft starting to charge for features of Winamp, I think that this will quickly become a new favourite of many people.

    Info and download link are on the front page: Link
     
  2. Tabula Rasa

    Tabula Rasa Stranger Than Kindness Political User

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    Looks kinda like WMP to me :confused:
     
  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Heh, spose so. :)
     
  4. lechtard

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    yeah . looks like WMP to me also, does it use WMP to play ???
     
  5. Teddy

    Teddy Boogie Nights...!

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    Looks useful...but to use this software you dont have to buy their songs do you? It can be used as a music management 'thing' cant it?
     
  6. SPeedY_B

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    It's just a player, and no, it doesn't use WMP to play.

    The main reason for it being ported was that you need it to access Apples (until today) mac only iTunes music store, which allows you to buy then download music. Before that it had just always been the macs default mp3 player.
    Well now we get to play too :D
     
  7. Teddy

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    Funky doory!
     
  8. Looks pretty good to me, but if only it did the minimize thingy which looks cool :)
     
  9. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    This......

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    ....... or something else?

    btw, I also forgot to mention that it's also been ported to allow windows pc's to interact better with iPods :)







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  10. Corvette

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    It just looks like the regular iTunes but with a Windows titlebar style guideline matching titlebar
     
  11. Bronx Bomber

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    i think it looks kinda fugly.

    ill stick with Winamp5 for now.
     
  12. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Thanks for that Mr Obvious. Perhaps it looks like that BECAUSE IT IS ITUNES! moron.

    I think it looks fine, plus it does the things which wa5 will now charge for. :)
     
  13. On Macs when you minimize something, it sort of shrivels up as it drops.
     
  14. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Oh that. Yeah, that's an OS X thing rather than an app thing though, I'm sure you can acheive that effect with one of the stardock products (and possibly some other free alternatives)
     
  15. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Ah, you mean the Genie effect. That's actually part of OS X and not iTunes. You can't accomplish the same effect in Windows without the use of third-party software like Stardock's WindowFX.

    Hahaha :p
     
  16. Vector_One

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    No stop button. That's always been my pet-peeve of iTunes.
     
  17. SPeedY_B

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    It doesn't need one.
    Pausing stops active de-coding/streaming of a file therefore it's using no more resources than if it was in a stopped state :)
     
  18. Vector_One

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    yeah, but it doesn't reset to the beginning of the track like a stop button does.

    I know I'm being picky. I just find it strange.
     
  19. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Ok, just downloaded and installed...and I have to say, I'm very impressed. :)
    I've been comparing sound quality between WMP9 with the DFX plugin enabled, and iTunes with the built-in Sound Enhancer turned on, and the sound quality is the same, if not better, in iTunes, even though it isn't using any external plugins.
    It's also nice to see the built-in mp3, AAC, WAV and AIFF encoders.
    I think I'm going to finally switch over from WMP9.
     
  20. Electronic Punk

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    If I find some music I like on there, I will check it out.