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post #211 of 253
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Originally Posted by bryansj View Post

IMO the perfect phone for me would be the upcoming Nexus 5, but with a microSD slot. However, since I recently deleted all my music from my phone I can probably get by with just built-in storage (using Google Music All Access and Pandora).

I just want a nice large screen, LTE, no provider bloatware, good battery life, wifi N, and good Bluetooth support. I don't care about any of the "S" apps on my Galaxy S3 and none of the new features on the S4. I have my Galaxy S3 running Slim Bean and BMS kernel using Nova launcher

Personally, just using Google Music's free 20,000 song uploads I'm never in danger of bumping device storage limits. I've never been a fan of pandora, spotify, radio type apps. Also, the Google Music upload takes FLAC and plays back 320k on your Android devices. No need to maintain lossless directories separate smile.gif I can't express how awesome the service is, but I guess it's not good for outside-US users. Don't recall it being available to all just yet, but I guess you can send invites

I agree with your phone choices, with the nod towards a possibility of 802.11ac
post #212 of 253
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Originally Posted by durack View Post

Personally for my idevices I use itunes match/cloud which allows me to bypass any kind of syncing. Haven't synced a single idevice since then. New music (either CDs or Amazon mp3s, since Amazon is usually cheaper than iTunes) I upload into itunes and it uploads or matches it with the cloud. Then if I need the songs, I download them from the cloud onto my idevice. I can download any song I want and do not need to sync anything.
In the old days before itunes match I used the option "manually manage music and videos". Right now the way I manage music on my idevices the same way you use google music on Android devices.
iTunes match is a good service, however it does have a few downsides:
  • It's a subscription based service and needs to be paid for.
  • If a user is located in part of the world which has low data caps on their internet plan, then downloading everything from the cloud with multiple devices is prohibitive.
  • You need to accept the quality level for the audio that iTunes Match supplies to you

Really, iTunes syncing should just work without the number of issues that people have raised, without needing to revert to a paid service.
post #213 of 253
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Originally Posted by Dark_Slayer View Post

It's not just the launcher, but the other "tweaks" that are associated with the touchwiz nature skin
  • Smart scroll, smart pause, and air view are classic hit/miss functionality. For me they do not work naturally. If I try hard enough (to show off the feature) they can sometimes work, but never well enough to use daily. Most people I know with a SGS4/GN3 don't even know about the features, in which case they are a burden and confusion to the clean/smoothness of the underlying os
  • The "upgraded" camera app has a few extra features. It would be preferable if they added those features without breaking the stock camera's ability to "swipe left to gallery" which is a great feature. It prevents the need for a "gallery" app to even exist, as it's simply a shortcut from the camera app. The multiple camera modes are okay, but I'd rather see as an upgrade option rather than breaking useful other features
  • The S Translator, S Voice Drive, S Memo, and S Health apps just show the idiotic samsung tendency to repeat existing functionality. They are bundled junk and in the case of Translator and Voice Drive, they aren't as good as their associated Google counterparts
  • S Memo and the pen input are kind of "innovative" since pen/stylus input isn't a readily available feature in stock apps. They were forced to create this one, so no dinging them for that
  • The stock phone app lets you swipe between the dialer/recents/contact screens. To preserve their swipe left to text / swipe right to call "feature" they broke the ability to swipe between dialer/recents/contacts. This is the kind of crap that makes updates take longer as well, but what's worse is the stock swipe left to text doesn't honor using GV as the default SMS app. I like the "swipe between screens" feature much more, and get frustrated when using my wife's S4.
  • While it's not huge, I think the color scheme is fugly compared to stock. I'm sure others easily feel the exact opposite

In general the beauty of Android is app synchronization between multiple devices. Amazon and Samsung either completely kill (Amazon) or gimp (Samsung) this ability with their ugly customization. I shudder when people I know want to buy Kindle Fires for several of the same reasons, notably the Amazon store over the Google Play store
The baked in part that Google showed off didn't arrive for a while. I can't even find a screenshot that was included in their slideshow. http://www.slashgear.com/ice-cream-sandwich-visual-voicemail-missing-in-action-google-responds-18196586/ If you are referring to that, none of the US carriers were willing to "give" that feature to Android users the way it is given to iphone users.

Google Voice came up with a nifty workaround finally (5 months later smile.gif ) http://googlevoiceblog.blogspot.com/2012/03/google-voice-for-android-now-with-ice.html

If you are referring to this type of GV / recent call log voicemail integration then I'm not sure where it is available. I know it's not available in the default Galaxy S or Note skins. Not sure about Sense

You do have high quality posts like this often. Thumbs up.
post #214 of 253
Is anyone else having problems with iTunes intercepting the skip forward/backward & pause commands from the MCE Remote? None of those buttons work when iTunes is open, but as soon as I close iTunes they all work.

While we're ranting here, what was Apple thinking when they upgraded iTunes about 6 months ago & disabled the sidebar? The latest version of iTunes moved my podcasts around instead of leaving them in alphabetical order & now some of the podcasts stop playing after a few minutes for no reason.

Up until recently iTunes has worked pretty well, but these last few updates have caused some problems that may make me find a substitute at least for playing podcasts.
post #215 of 253
You are holding it wrong.
post #216 of 253
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Originally Posted by tawd1992 View Post

Is anyone else having problems with iTunes intercepting the skip forward/backward & pause commands from the MCE Remote? None of those buttons work when iTunes is open, but as soon as I close iTunes they all work.

Yes, that's a fairly well-known bug. It is possible to automate the closing with Autohotkey, so iTunes closes when WMC, XBMC, or whatever starts.
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While we're ranting here, what was Apple thinking when they upgraded iTunes about 6 months ago & disabled the sidebar?

The sidebar lives. Look under the View menu.
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The latest version of iTunes moved my podcasts around instead of leaving them in alphabetical order & now some of the podcasts stop playing after a few minutes for no reason.

Up until recently iTunes has worked pretty well, but these last few updates have caused some problems that may make me find a substitute at least for playing podcasts.

I don't use podcasts so can't comment on that.
post #217 of 253
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Originally Posted by sawfish 
Yes, that's a fairly well-known bug. It is possible to automate the closing with Autohotkey, so iTunes closes when WMC, XBMC, or whatever starts.
That's a behavior I would expect of some garage based freeware program but come on...Really? From a supposedly mature and highly regarded software that they've built a complete 'eco-system' around? That's absurd. eek.gif
post #218 of 253
http://www.strandreports.com/sw4031.asp

Stockholm Syndrome now becoming evident in iPhone users.
post #219 of 253
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Originally Posted by AnthonyB View Post

http://www.strandreports.com/sw4031.aspStockholm Syndrome now becoming evident in iPhone users.

iSyndrome, because it extends to the iPad, and maybe even Match, which, is it correct they charge a fee for what Google does for free?

Sent from my Nexus 7
post #220 of 253
http://wordpress.tinozplace.com/2013/11/01/the-psychology-of-the-iera/

I think this properly sums up the way America is going.
post #221 of 253
I think you need to change the theme... I use neo and I have no option of lowering the covers from the middle of the screen


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post #222 of 253
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Originally Posted by AnthonyB View Post

http://wordpress.tinozplace.com/2013/11/01/the-psychology-of-the-iera/

I think this properly sums up the way America is going.

All in all, I agree with the article. However, this part is wrong:
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Our children cannot thrive when being taught on computers, they learn nothing of dexterity, fine motor skills and problem-solving.

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In fact, results from the ONR study show that video game players perform 10 percent to 20 percent higher in terms of perceptual and cognitive ability than non-game players.

As Dr. Ezriel Kornel explains on WebMD.com, playing certain video games (e.g. Brain Age or Guitar Hero) can also improve hand-eye coordination, enhance split-second decision making and even, potentially, boost auditory perception. Just playing isn’t enough, though, says Dr. Kornel. The key is that you have to be improving each time you play, because in order to improve you have to be learning.

“Anytime the brain is in learning mode,” Kornel says, “there are new synapses forming between the neurons. So you’re creating thousands of connections that can then be applied to other tasks as well.”

Someday, a video game might even save your life, as games are already benefiting students and practitioners in the medical field too.
A study published in the February edition of Archives of Surgery says that surgeons who regularly play video games are generally more skilled at performing laparoscopic surgery.
In addition, according to Dr. Jeffrey Taekman, the director of Duke University’s Human Simulation and Patient Safety Center, “serious games and virtual environments are the future of education.”

Besides offering medical students the ability to practice on patients (which is much safer in the digital world), simulations offer health care providers several upsides. Chief among them, Taekman says, are the abilities to make choices, see results and apply information immediately.
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2011/12/the-benefits-of-video-games/
Edited by cybrsage - 11/3/13 at 6:00am
post #223 of 253
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Originally Posted by AnthonyB View Post

http://wordpress.tinozplace.com/2013/11/01/the-psychology-of-the-iera/

I think this properly sums up the way America is going.

Sorry, this is a rambling rant.

Bad parenting will be bad parenting, with or without portable electronics.

Before portable electronics there were similar rants against video games - too young for Atari but definitely remember reading plenty about Nintendo zombies, and before that there were rants against the TV.

Living in suburbia with limited human interaction has potentially just as many implications regarding social skills than any iDevice.

No desire to go throught it line by line but:
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For most, I’m too late. Your kids are already iCrap zombies with a Facebook account LOL’ing at my blog while they take synthetic cocaine known as Ritalin or Adavan, all because you never paid attention to them.

Is it Adderall or Ativan? Also, yeah, US consumes drugs, both legal and illegal by the boatload. It's a real problem. Heck, the hypothetical parents from his rant probably take more drugs than their kids. smile.gif
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With iTraining, you’ll be lucky if they see the light of day outside a cubicle, doing grunt customer service work, paying a mortgage in a loveless marriage they shouldn’t have gotten into. Eventually, killing themselves because nobody ever taught them life skills on coping with reality.

Hmm, this is what adults are doing today and they didn't have any iTraining growing up...I guess it's Nintendo that's to blame.... rolleyes.gif
post #224 of 253
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Originally Posted by durack View Post


Bad parenting will be bad parenting, with or without portable electronics.

This is true.
post #225 of 253
wth...i need to take off some pics off the damn 5s iphone... because i traded in my jailbroked 4 that i could wifi into and copy anything ... good deal lol ... but 5s is more shiny ! and it knows when i touch it in the right spot
so...
any iSimple apps to wirelessly woosh pics over to a PC without wired iTunes crap or creating a wifi share ? ... iSimple...white and shiny ? - like select photo send to PC (might be a long shot)
post #226 of 253
Just connect via USB cable, it shows up as a USB drive...
post #227 of 253
Thread Starter 
I also hate how itunes freaks out and constantly wants to update. Chill man. I don't want to update.
post #228 of 253
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Originally Posted by Mfusick View Post

I also hate how itunes freaks out and constantly wants to update. Chill man. I don't want to update.

This may be something I'm missing, but I love how Plex Media Server installs bonjour print services from apple and then NEVER asks you to update

If you've ever tried to use wifi mouse apps with iOS or Android on a fresh install it will prompt you to go and get bonjour first. I've actually installed Plex Server on other windows installations JUST to get their bundled version of maintenance free bonjour smile.gif Surely there is a better way, but it's basically the only apple software I use anymore and the PMS install *just works* smile.gif
post #229 of 253
Anyone here having itunes accessibility issues since the latest update app 1/26/14. haven't been able to use get a msvcr80.d11 can't be used . error7(windows 126) . I saw a post on apple support and took all my apple programs of. No good.
post #230 of 253
I got the same error code yesterday after updating.
post #231 of 253
I had the same problem updating iTunes. What worked for me was uninstalling all the Apple programs & that went ok until I got to the Apple Mobile Device Support program which would start to uninstall then the progress bar would go backwards & the uninstaller quit.

I was able to get it to finally uninstall by right clicking on Apple Mobile Device Support in "Programs & Features" & clicking "Repair." I received a couple error messages when the repair was running & just clicked "Ignore." After the repair of Apple Mobile Device Support finished I was able to uninstall it. I rebooted & then installed iTunes.
post #232 of 253
But it works fine on the Mac. Maybe it's time you give up on Windows and get a Mac. There will perhaps be an ad about them on Sunday. Again give up your foolish Windows Ways. Drink the KoolAid. Buy a Mac. Buy all your 'Entertainment' from iTunes. Mac. It simply works....etc....eek.gif
post #233 of 253
I spend more time fiddling with itunes related errors than anything else. But my phone is a big deal to me
post #234 of 253
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Originally Posted by tawd1992 View Post

I had the same problem updating iTunes. What worked for me was uninstalling all the Apple programs & that went ok until I got to the Apple Mobile Device Support program which would start to uninstall then the progress bar would go backwards & the uninstaller quit.

I was able to get it to finally uninstall by right clicking on Apple Mobile Device Support in "Programs & Features" & clicking "Repair." I received a couple error messages when the repair was running & just clicked "Ignore." After the repair of Apple Mobile Device Support finished I was able to uninstall it. I rebooted & then installed iTunes.

Thank you, After 45 minutes it worked. I would never have stuck with trying to get rid of the mobile device if i hadn't seen ur post.
post #235 of 253
Relatively speaking I have newer every day laptop, which I reinstall iTunes back and was able to retrieve 85% of my lost music that where in older laptop. I noticed that around half of the album covers aren't there even though some of the music was purchased from the iTunes Store! Wft.... I did buy TupeUp about 8 months ago to help me with album cover issue, but it's not that powerful in this matter.

Something else I have notice is some of the current cd I've been ripping are missing the first few songs, I think it's because they're Compilation albums with various artist", which really doesn't explain as to why the entire albums is scattered around but only the first few song confused.gif

Oh well, I'm now looking for an alternative for iTunes as I would like to keep it for Airplay functions and the conveniences of loading music to my Ipod, Ipad.

Any fix for my dilemma ?

Thanks

DJoel
post #236 of 253

I agree. Apple use to be a good product, I don't what happen. I'm sure some money wizard came along

post #237 of 253

ROTFL!!  HAHAHA  @Mfusick, I don't know if you intended it this way; but, I must say, the below quote is one of the funniest things I've heard someone say about a software they're dissatisfied with.  I really HAVE to remember that line.  Personally, I dont like itunes very much; but, I guess, Im not quite as passionate about it. :)

 

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Originally Posted by Mfusick View Post

...such a horrible piece of software like itunes ???  It's honestly the worst software I've ever used. Terrible at everything...
 
post #238 of 253
Thread Starter 
I never thought this thread would get the traction it did, but I do hate itunes. I'ts terrible at everything. Nothing worse than trying to just plug in your phone to charge and it freaks out. Or if you are syncing and it insists on going on top every 30 seconds so you can't even browse the web while you are syncing your phone. Just totally horrible. Apple should be ashamed. That's the major reason to avoid Apple IMO,... their software for windows is just terrible. I would never own an apple PC either.
post #239 of 253
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Originally Posted by Mfusick View Post

I never thought this thread would get the traction it did, but I do hate itunes. I'ts terrible at everything. Nothing worse than trying to just plug in your phone to charge and it freaks out. Or if you are syncing and it insists on going on top every 30 seconds so you can't even browse the web while you are syncing your phone. Just totally horrible. Apple should be ashamed. That's the major reason to avoid Apple IMO,... their software for windows is just terrible. I would never own an apple PC either.

I don't know what "freaks out" means, but you can turn off automatic sync when you plug in, and you can prevent iTunes from opening when you plug in. But then I've never seen it "freak out" so that would be down to personal preference unless there's an actual problem behind "freaks out" that can't be solved some other way. As for "going on top every 30 seconds", I can't say I've ever seen that in the almost 4 years it's been since I switched to iTunes for my 30,000 track collection.

If I felt like bashing a product, "freaks out" is how I might describe what WMC does if it's open when I turn on an external drive it isn't even configured to index. If I'm careless enough to do that, ehshell.exe proceeds to pointlessly scan the whole thing each and every damn time, which is noisy and takes a while for the 200,000+ files that are on my backup drive.
post #240 of 253
Thread Starter 
If you are adding music or syncing itunes will force itself to the top periodically which is very annoying. You can't let it just do it's thing in the background.
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