iTunes 7 bugs causing headaches?

By Justin Mann on September 15, 2006, 1:06 PM
Is iTunes 7 not all that Apple's cracked it up to be? As it starts to be rolled out to the huge number of ITMS subscribers out there, it seems that a huge number of them are complaining about rampant bugs. Many are urging other users to avoid updating because of the issues, which range from distorted sound and excessive CPU usage, leading to system slowdown. Unfortunately, it may be a long time in fixing – it seems the problem does not plague all users, and affects more Windows than Mac users. Other reports include information about certain hardware not being recognized and random crashes. There's a discussion about the problem, including a few temporary fixes, such as disabling the sound enhanced, that may help some users.

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sngx1275 said:
I am running it on a G4 powerbook (1.67Ghz 1.5Gb RAM) and aside from a little delay when opening it I haven't noticed any problems. I also upgraded to iTunes 7 on my PC (mainly so I could transfer my purchased music to it) and haven't ran into any issues on that end either.Hopefully they will release an update soon to take care of the people that seem to be having problems.
nathanskywalker said:
[quote]iTunes 7 not all that Apple's cracked it up to be?[/quote]Nothing new here.
woohhaa said:
I've had nothing but problems with iTunes since I installed it. I still love my iPod though.
zephead said:
ahh, i never liked itunes for a multitude of reasons. personally, i use foobar 2000. and i never thought too highly of ipods either. creative makes far better mp3 players, in my opinion, and they don't need a b.s. program like itunes to interface with. you can use windows media player, a stand-alone program creative ships with the product, or windows explorer.
ya246 said:
Yeah, iTunes 7 is pretty dodge! I'm running a P4 1.8GHz 1gb RAM and nothing was slowing it down, even photo editing programs. As soon as i installed iTunes 7, my computer crashed, nothing worked and it was so incredibly slow. My CPU was running at like...1000000% whenever i had iTunes open. Eventually, it got to the stage where i had to format my computer! So my thoughts on iTunes 7 is that it's incredibly slow and has many flaws. Lets hope that apple can work this one out fast!
pc_nerd said:
I hate itunes, but im stuck with it.The media information is stored in itune's own foler, rather than the ID3's themselves.I really don't want to go through 1866 ID3 tags, its just easier to stay with itunes, despite all the bugs.....
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