is there a better alternative to itunes?

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  1. wiredout46

    wiredout46 臭黑鬼 OT Supporter

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    more like winamp style?

    i dislike how when music is added to itunes, it's automatically sorted.
     
  2. GearHead

    GearHead Active Member

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    Create a playlist then.

    How can you possibly want your music unorganized?
     
  3. Deepsix

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    sorted like how?
    you can click on the far left column and it will sort by whatever way you arranged it.

    also, if you mean within folders, you can disable that.
     
  4. urban ape

    urban ape take that take that take that

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    pure comedy

    thanks
     
  5. Apheleon

    Apheleon okay

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    try songbird - back when i was using a mac a few years ago, one of the only frustrating things about the platform was the lack of a decent itunes alternative. i have a handful of ogg and flac/shn files that itunes simply doesn't support.
     
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    You can have it, you know, not automatically sort.

    :o
     
  7. nsxrebel

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    fucking people , I swear, they don't bother reading the help menu, or going through preferences.

    And winamp, why would you want to use something like that crap. Other than the ability to use skins, what's so great about it? specially now that AOL took over it.
     
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    explain. i dont like how when i add something to itunes it copies it so i have 2 files and it takes up twice the space.
     
  9. nsxrebel

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    I know you're new to OSX, but please do go through your itunes preferences and read through it.
     
  10. DeepRun™

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    If your shit is tagged properly then having it automatically sort is great. If it's not, then you're going to have a cluster fuck of files.

    Check the preferences so it no longer copies music to the iTunes folder. Tho at this point you may as well go along with it.
     
  11. urban ape

    urban ape take that take that take that

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    itunes is good for music nazis, and can be a little overwhelming for someone who just wants to play songs.

    the whole thing (if set up properly) is supposed to make it where you never have to touch your physical library. you can manage everything from the itunes interface. copying, tagging, organizing, adding, deleting, burning, etc.

    example:
    you download x.mp3

    you double click it and it adds a copy to your itunes music library.

    you then delete the file on your desktop since itunes made a copy for you.

    now you edit the tag of the newly added mp3 by getting info inside itunes.

    once that is complete, itunes will make the appropriate adjustments to your library so that file is in its proper location. you do not have to manually move it if the "Keep itunes music folder organized" button is checked.

    now this song (if tagged properly) will be in its exact location according to
    artist/album/title.mp3

    moral of the story is, don't try to micro manage itunes. it will do everything for you if you let it.

    the only legitimate bitch is lack of support for flac/ogg but itunes has their own lossless format if youre worried about it that much...
     
  12. mobbarley

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    itunes ftmfw. Once you get used to it you'll never go back. People hate it because it looks so simple, but it actually does so much
     
  13. nsxrebel

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    iTunes :bowdown:
    specially if you have a large library. I have 14,000+ songs and I still have a shitload of music I still need to add. Show Browser ftw.
     
  14. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    I used to hate it, but love it now.

    I also have 14K+ or so songs.. best program out there for organizing!
     
  15. Deepsix

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    also, if you just want to listen to 1 song and dont want to open itunes. just play it in finder with spacebar or if you're on tiger, enable column view and cilck on the play button
     
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    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    That feature not exist in Leopard?
     
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    itunes is good.

    the LIBRARY is sorted, but you can use playlists to have whatever order you want.
     
  18. Deepsix

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    yeah, but you can also just press spacebar
     
  19. wiredout46

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    i like how when i drag a file into my winamp play list it just shows up right where i dropped it. i don't have to scroll around looking for it. i think it's also better than itunes in turns of being hidden, but still there. what i mean is i minimize every window in winamp so it's just a bar across the top of my monitor, i don't know if itunes does that.

    if winamp supported my ipod, i'd not be using itunes.
     
  20. DeepRun™

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    Hit the + button on the iTunes window. You get the mini player.
     
  21. urban ape

    urban ape take that take that take that

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    you must have like 13 songs

    organization >>>>>> random mess

    try using the search prompt at the top right

    and if you didnt know that itunes has a mini player, there arent enough :ugh:s to express it
     
  22. wiredout46

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    no, i have roughly 10k songs, which is why it's a pain in the ass to have to search through everything, or have to type what i'm looking for in the search bar. i'd rather it be right where i dropped it.

    in terms of aesthetics
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  23. nsxrebel

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    Do people just look for excuses to talk down/complain about Mac/Apple? :rolleyes:
    You could drag a song into iTunes, and guess what? It will show right where you dropped it as well. And a pain in the ass to search through everything? you don't even have to type in the whole name of the song/album/artist. iTunes starts to show only those songs that match what you've typed so far. Unless you have 10k songs and you don't know any of the artist/albums/songs, which I highly doubt, then I guess you're assed out.



    Also, if you have 10k songs, how do you find what you're looking for with winamp? do you have to do a search? or the song you want to listen to, out of 10k possible, just happens to be there where you dragged it? so you remember where you dragged 10k songs?

    ps. maybe the reason you can't find shit, is because all your music is written in kanji. So you don't know what it says to begin with, so I doubt even itunes can even help you.
     
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  24. wiredout46

    wiredout46 臭黑鬼 OT Supporter

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    i don't have a problem with mac/apple, that's why i bought a macbook pro. my point is that if i want to listen to tiny 30 second clips and delete them it's a giant pain in the ass with itunes. it's especially a pain in the ass when the file isn't titled/tagged right.

    also j function > search bar. although practically the same thing, it's just easier to use the keyboard.

    p.s. it's chinese, not kanji. i can read chinese. asshat.
     
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    wiredout46 臭黑鬼 OT Supporter

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    how to do this? i just went through the preferences and found nothing.
     

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