Tech Tips: 15 Ways to Make iTunes Rock

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Ceadderman

  Honestly, I love my iTunes(even have the Beatles in my Library) over any player. It's simple to setup and easy to manage so long as you select that option. I even like that it has a dark and light visual option, though it could use some more colors at least. I used to use RealPlayer and WindowsMP but both of those got extremely annoying, especially the open source RP allowing trojan packs into my system when I used XP and earlier OS packs. I have all my tunes set to the biggest bit rate and the music sounds really nice on my desktop speakers. One day I'll splurge for a nice set of speakers but for the moment I enjoy all the music I have stuffed on a TB drive. ^_^

 

I really appreciate a couple of these options. The sleep timer even in German sounds like a really cool idea, since I always sleep with a bit of noise in the background. But I would like to see an alarm feature. I use Safari specifically(due to the size of FFox and ie) and would love to have an App setup to wake me in the morning. lol

 

 

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huhhuh

I have older Dell machine which has Win7 32B and only have iTunes and uTorrent. I usually VNC or TeamViewer in it so it doesn't have monitor. It serves as my iPod sync hub and as a download server for torrents. I also use it as my music player in summer while outside on my deck (I have old $10 amp located beside it and run speakers wire to outside). This way I control volume and watch my playlists throguh Remote app. Really neat setup if one older machine is around.

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razorpetti37

I haven't tried this iTuner program yet, but I find it very annoying that iTunes doesn't come standard with a "watch folder" option for adding tracks to the library. I normally download music into a designated folder and want my newly downloaded tracks to automatically be added to my iTunes Library. Please correct me if this option already exists in iTunes and I'm ignorant to its existance.

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tke671

That is actually a new feature in the new version of ITunes.

it is located in your library, if you did a standard installation it will be located at C:\Users\Your Username\Music\iTunes\iTunes Media\Automatically Add to iTunes\

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razorpetti37

Thats a pretty janky way of monitoring a folder. It would be nice if they let you choose which folder to monitor like a lot of other software out there allows you to do. Good ole' Apple engineers hard at work.

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tke671

Apple...letting you choose how to use their software....doesn’t sound like it’s going to happen

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Havok

Engrish fail. You inspire me to avoid such bad links.

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COMMANDER_COOK

Yeah, I bet you do.

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Baer

apples Bonjour service will slow a PC down and add about 20% to your browser load time and of course there is Quicktime running in the background. After you remove Boujour also remove the apple updater before it puts Bonjour back in.

Better yet, just dump iTunes. apple stuff on a high performance PC makes it run, well.... like a mac.

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SilverSurferNHS

Thank you (and that other guys tut) for the extracting itunes tip!

I typically do this for drivers and other things to avoid the crap software that comes with drivers...

But i never thought to do this with itunes. Thanks alot. I'm a Ipod 160GB Classic owner and i don't need to use all that other crap, not even Sync (i keep track of my collection myself w/ my own backups as well).

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big_montana

How about just use gtunes on your android phone, and you won't have to deal with that bug laden, proprietary, closed pos called itunes?

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