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Apple releases iTunes 6.0.1 update

Just a week after its introduction, Apple has released the first software update to iTunes 6. The new version, iTunes 6.0.1, includes “several stability improvements over iTunes 6,” according the brief release notes accompanying the update. “After purchasing music from the iTunes Music Store with iTunes 6 or later, you will also need to upgrade your other computers that purchase music from the iTunes Music Store to iTunes 6.0.1.” No further details were provided.

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When I downloaded iTunes 6.0, my NORTON software was blocking my connection through iTunes to the internet. I had to configure Norton to let iTunes work again. I have to do this whenever I update iTunes. So, kenr, if you have a firewall or anti-virus software, you might want to see if that is causing your problem.

Posted by Curtis on October 21, 2005 at 10:45 AM (CDT)


Most people don’t seem to think about podcasts like that. Myself included. I like the library to be my music library. iTunes sorta treats them differently. There’s a seperate Podcast library isn’t there? Why have that if they’re in the library with music as well.

It seems to me Apple could make it something the user can control. A checkbox, show podcasts in library, Yes/No. Let the user decide.

Posted by John on October 21, 2005 at 10:46 AM (CDT)


There’s a way to have the podcasts stay in the podcast directory and not the library.  Just delete the podcasts out of the library without sending them to the recycle bin.  Now go to the podcast directory.  If you attempt to play the podcast, it wont because you deleted them out of the library.  But if you go to the physical location of the podcast file and drag it into the podcast directory, they will appear in there and not in the library.

Posted by Ed on October 21, 2005 at 5:57 PM (CDT)


I couldn’t preview TV episodes in iTMS with iTunes 6.0.0. The new update fixed the problem for me :)

But please Apple, release future updates in patches, not complete new installers. I’m tired of having to uninstall and reinstall iTunes AND QuickTime for all these 0.0.1 fixes.

Posted by Giles on October 21, 2005 at 9:41 PM (CDT)


Personally, I vote for full install each time. That way it’s a true all in one. What if you want to burn iTunes to a disc and give it to a friend? Suppose they don’t have a fast connection and just want to catalogue and compress the CDs they already have as opposed to buying music? Then you have to burn a previous version to the disc as well as the new version which is merely a patch. No way to that! Just install OVER the old one.

That aside, what I really came here to say is this: Sometimes Apple really knows what it is doing and sometimes they have their head in the sand. In iTunes 5 they made Bonjour an integrated part of the iTunes program. It doesn’t matter if Bonjour (or in its previous incarnation as Rendezvous) was present in the download and program in previous releases of iTunes, what matters is they made it integral. Then, since it was causing so damn many problems they removed it (or just plain turned it off), and iTunes 5.0.1. You’d think they would have gotten the hint. Keep Bonjour OUT of iTunes + Quicktime package/program(s), but NO they put it back in when they release iTunes 6—and I have heard it causes more problems.
Guys, stop thinking you need to take it out to WORK ON IT so you can get it fixed and then PUT IT BACK IN. KEEP IT OUT. It DOESN’T NEED TO BE IN THERE AT ALL! Jeez, it’s like the frigging Blue Angels. They have an “Air Show,” and one of their pilots dies. This ALMOST always happens. What do they do? Do they stop having “Air Shows”? No. They keep practicing, then they come back and do another show. Guys, you’re never going to get so good that you never have casualties. Just stop having the shows. Some things just shouldn’t be done; besides, it’s a waste of fuel, and it annoys those with common sense who have the misfortune of living nearby where they have their shows with the damn noise. Getting back to iTunes and how this relates ... They create a great program like iTunes and add in Quicktime. That’s enough. You don’t need to SCREW THE WHOLE THING UP by tossing in Bonjour to the mix. That’s all Bonjour does, that’s all Bonjour WILL EVER DO, no matter how many times you try to “fix” it. It’s a lame program, and if someone wants it, then they should have download it SEPARATELY. End of story.

Posted by Jack on October 21, 2005 at 11:32 PM (CDT)


I have to agree with you about Bonjour. I use Mobile phone Tools software with my Motorola V551, and bonjour causes it to crash. I had to reinstall iTunes 5.0.1 just to get it up and running again. Maybe they’ve fixed this version, but still it’s pain nevertheless.

Posted by Ella on October 22, 2005 at 1:40 PM (CDT)


This morning when I cam home and plugged in my new video ipod of a few weeks now I was informed that there was a new version of itunes available. I have a Sony Vaio pvc-rs510 which runs great and is super fast.
As I have always been reluctant to upgrade programs on the first new version, the two things in itunes that I have noticed, or should I say experienced is…
1. an occasional incomplete data transfer on some songs ripped from my own collection of cd’s.
2. the complete inability to view album art by anything other than downloaded music from itunes, which I find is a very cool feature. In fact I would like to see liner notes added as an option. I listen to lots of jazz and its interesting to know the musicians collaborating on these projects.

As I have read several posts now on other sites, I see tthat there have been several complaints about the iterface being changed to some kind of “plastic look”.  Is this true? And have the issues that I have talked about been addressed as well?

With that said I would like to say that I feel it is very important for Apple to realize when an aspect of any kind of operating system is as close to perfect as it can be…as is the interface. It was one of the thngs that I commented to a friend about just the other day. It was clean intuitive and simple. But even more important for Apple to understand as I am sure they do but sometimes may lose perspective on is that the computer is now a integral part of our lives. As anyone who has ever had to do a complete system install knows…the computer may still be sitting wher it was but for all intense purposes its not the same computer anymore.
And as an adult who doesn’t always have the time to explore all the nooks and crannies that our young counterparts do, keeping things simple and clean is very important to most of us adults. It is also important to inform us that whenever there is an update available to give us as much info on the neccesity of the upgrade and just what it may or may not do. After hearing what some have to say…I don’t really need to upgrade!
As of this moment I have to give high marks to this program (6.0) and to my new 30 gig video Ipod. And I have been very impressed with the intergration of an Apple program to Windows XP.
SO Apple…keep up the good work…BUT!...
Alow for album art and more…from all sources…
Give the youngsters and others a few options on the iterface. But DO NOT get rid of one of the most pleasing and inviting interfaces in all computing! After all its the adults that are making the money that these kids are spending!
And more info on upgrades…some of us are very honest people who respect the laws of piracy!

Posted by csham on November 13, 2005 at 11:35 AM (CST)


Can someone or somebody please HELP ME! when i downloaded iTunes 6.0.1 with Quicktime 7 (‘m using window 2000), they both didnt open up. i dont know what to do. and i’m very very bitter about this so can someone help me, PLEEEASE?!

Posted by Kenny on December 24, 2005 at 6:25 AM (CST)


HELP!  When I downloaded iTunes 6.0 with Quicktime 7.0.3, only Quicktime opened.  I’m using Windows XP Professional. Could Norton be the problem?  Thanks for your help.

Posted by Guanita on January 6, 2006 at 11:49 PM (CST)

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