iTunes 8.1 is out

scottjf8

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iTunes 8.1 is now faster and more responsive. You will enjoy noticeable improvements when working with large libraries, browsing the iTunes Store, preparing to sync with iPod or iPhone, and optimizing photos for syncing.

In addition, iTunes 8.1 provides many other improvements and bug fixes, including:

- Supports syncing with iPod shuffle (3rd generation)
- Allows friends to request songs for iTunes DJ
- Adds Genius sidebar for your Movies and TV Shows
- Improves performance when downloading iTunes Plus songs
- Provides AutoFill for manually managed iPods
- Allows CDs to be imported at the same sound quality as iTunes Plus
- Includes many accessibility improvements
- Allows iTunes U and the iTunes Store to be disabled separately using Parental Controls
 

danipoak

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Maybe now my 60k song library will quit crashing...somehow I doubt it.
 

acosmichippo

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faster iTunes is always nice.

thanks for the heads up.
 

psylichon

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Maybe now my 60k song library will quit crashing...somehow I doubt it.
? woooooow, you must be rich. :rolleyes:

As usual, the speed improvements seem to be much more so in the Mac land than the PC land. Syncing does seem to be a bit faster, though, so I'm happy.

My biggest complaint as a PC user: Every time I update iTunes, my shortcuts break. Even though it's installing to the same directory and the same .exe, it's like a whole new program to XP. Why?
 

styfle

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You use safari for windows...
I don't even use it on my mac haha. Mostly because I couldn't get used to it after using firefox since v0.8 but for iTunes one windows is pretty crappy what with all the processes that it adds. I can't image safari for windows.
 

Ramesh

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? woooooow, you must be rich. :rolleyes:

As usual, the speed improvements seem to be much more so in the Mac land than the PC land. Syncing does seem to be a bit faster, though, so I'm happy.

My biggest complaint as a PC user: Every time I update Safari, my shortcuts break. Even though it's installing to the same directory and the same .exe, it's like a whole new program to XP. Why?
This has to be you. I've never had that happen, nor anyone at work (all PCs)
 

drumthrasher109

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It usually breaks my quick launch iTunes icon, which is kind of inconvenient.

iTunes has always seemed faster on OS X (on my PC) that it has on Windows. For Windows, it has always seemed sluggish...
 

psylichon

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For heaven's sake, London, QUIT BRAGGING about how much music you steal! Do you think it's cool or something? Reality check: it's not.
 

styfle

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For heaven's sake, London, QUIT BRAGGING about how much music you steal! Do you think it's cool or something? Reality check: it's not.
For some reason that reminded me of something stewie griffin would say.
Yeah but I agree, it does get annoying when people say stuff like that.
 

danipoak

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? woooooow, you must be rich. :rolleyes:

As usual, the speed improvements seem to be much more so in the Mac land than the PC land. Syncing does seem to be a bit faster, though, so I'm happy.

My biggest complaint as a PC user: Every time I update iTunes, my shortcuts break. Even though it's installing to the same directory and the same .exe, it's like a whole new program to XP. Why?
Most of it came from the Napster/Free music days.
 

styfle

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I just realized that the new iTunes supports finger gestures finally lol.
(e.g. three finger swipe for back and forward in the iTunes store)