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Apple releases iTunes 7.1 update


Apple today released iTunes version 7.1. According to the release notes, the update adds support for the Apple TV, which is expected to ship later this month, as well as a new full screen Cover Flow view and improved sorting options. “Using iTunes 7.1, you can now enjoy your favorite iTunes movies, TV shows, music, and more from the comfort of your living room with Apple TV,” says the company. “iTunes 7.1 also supports a new full screen Cover Flow and improved sorting options to let you decide how iTunes should sort your favorite artists, albums, and songs.”

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Well, I’m downloading it now. Let’s see if it fixes the CoverFlow on mine. (It’s a black screen with wireframe boxes in the upper-left.)
And yes, I’ve reinstalled and cleaned everything except XP itself. (DirectX, iTunes, gfx drivers, etc.)

Posted by M3wThr33 on March 5, 2007 at 5:14 PM (CST)


Ooh, i really like the full screen coverflow. It looks amazing! But no other major differences

Posted by Jason on March 5, 2007 at 5:37 PM (CST)


I wonder if they made any effort at all to fix the horrible performance.

Wait, this is Apple.  of course they didn’t.  They’ll just leave it and wait for the next number iteration to make any real changes.

Posted by stark23x on March 5, 2007 at 6:02 PM (CST)


I still don’t understand the sorting option… I have to tag the songs ONE BY ONE to add anything. Too much. Still nice full screen coverflow

Posted by AZ on March 5, 2007 at 8:21 PM (CST)


One small change is that it shows the new colored Shuffles in their correct color.  My orange Shuffle is now showing up as orange.

Posted by Rod Dunn on March 5, 2007 at 8:33 PM (CST)


I didn’t get an update for my 5.5G iPod. Don’t understand that. Where’s my CoverFlow?!

Posted by Japester on March 6, 2007 at 12:13 AM (CST)


AZ, you apply sort fields by entering the data for one file, and then selecting that file in the library, right-clicking and choosing “Apply Sort Field…”.  From there you choose to apply the data the the sort field of your choice.

Posted by Galley on March 6, 2007 at 3:41 AM (CST)


I was happy to see that iTunes automatically processed all the sort tags on first launch. I didn’t understand why there were so many manual sort options until I thought about “Weird Al” Yankovic and how it would be better to sort as Weird Al Yankovic. I’ve been wanting the iPod to sort albums and songs without “the” since my first iPod in 2003. This is long overdue and welcome.

Posted by Japester on March 6, 2007 at 5:33 AM (CST)


It looks pretty cool!

Posted by Stevo on March 6, 2007 at 5:40 AM (CST)


I’m still trying to find out when I’m going to get my 5.5G iPod update. Does anyone know? iTunes now tells you the date when it will check again and it’s saying 13 Feb, but I suspect that this is simply an automatic weekly time. Maybe I misread something as I thought I read that the iPod will also get CoverFlow.

Posted by Japester on March 6, 2007 at 6:13 AM (CST)


Great! They’ll probably did something about the performance too! It was horrible under Windows. Now that I’ve switched to Mac it’s even more slow. It spoils all the fun of the wireless Airtunes streaming. So I trust this version will work better.

Posted by elppadopi on March 6, 2007 at 7:38 AM (CST)


yeah! they have yet to make it officially compatible with vista!  Woot!  Go apple!

Posted by Cal on March 6, 2007 at 8:33 AM (CST)


Japester… Cover flow only for iTunes.  We have to wait for the iPhone for that feature in your hand!

Posted by Boca on March 6, 2007 at 8:54 AM (CST)


Well suprise suprise… it still runs like shite on my Vista PC.

Some douche told me I should get a mac because it runs 1000 times better on mac systems. Excuse me? Hey Jobs, if you look at mac’s user base against the number of people that own iPods, it’s pretty clear which OS most of them are loading itunes onto, and it’s not frakkin’ OS X mate.

Apple pisses me off in this respect because not only do they want your business, they want you to use their products in the way they intend, and make you pay a price in performance if you don’t. And Jobs has the stones for criticizing the music labels. Looks to me like you bunch are cut from the same money grubbing cloth.

Posted by johnny on March 6, 2007 at 11:49 AM (CST)


Weeeee! We have an OS fight! You go girls!

Posted by Macusersincelastcentury on March 6, 2007 at 1:41 PM (CST)


Awww… diddum I owfend sumwun?

Considering my homebuilt system can crank Fear at 66-70 FPS with quality settings maxed and 4X AA turned on, and encode a full length dvd to ipod mp4 in little more then half an hour, I’m pretty sure that when itunes stutters as I try to browse my music collection, it’s not my rig’s fault.

Posted by johnny on March 6, 2007 at 8:20 PM (CST)


OK sonny, I wasn’t aware that junior high was out already.

Posted by Mr. Strat on March 6, 2007 at 9:32 PM (CST)


Oh, this is a first.  I can’t even download the software update let alone install it.  I get an error message while trying to download it, lol

Posted by canadan on March 6, 2007 at 10:56 PM (CST)


Actually johnny, my little MacBook can burn a dvd with menus in about 10 minutes. I’m 17, and still have no need for fantasy games on any console, they’re more or less wastes of money-in my opinion. And next time you say somethng bad about OSX, run one of the eight spyware programs that you have to have on your PC, of course it’ll miss mine completely, yeah, the one from that porn site you looked at last night. And you can take my word for it, I love not having to worry about spyware-it’s not my rig’s fault!

Posted by coard on March 8, 2007 at 7:33 PM (CST)

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