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iTunes 6 announced; 2,000 music videos, TV shows offered

In addition to the new iPod, Apple also today announced iTunes 6. Available just five weeks after the last major update, iTunes 5, the new version of Apple’s popular jukebox application and online music store features the ability to purchase and download video content for the new iPod.

iTunes 6 offers more than 2,000 music videos, a handful of television shows from Disney/ABC, and six short films from Pixar Animation Studios all priced at $1.99 each. As part of a deal with Disney, current and past episodes from “Desperate Housewives” and “Lost,” as well as the new drama series “Night Stalker” and the two most popular shows from Disney Channel, “That’s So Raven” and “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody,” are being offered.

Other new features in iTunes 6 include expanded online gift options that allow you to give specific songs, albums, music videos or iTunes playlists to anyone with an email address, a public beta of the new “Just for You” personalized music recommendations, and the debut of online customer reviews.

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21

WAHOOOOOO!

iTunes 6 fixed the bug where instead of updating some playcounts on sync it would randomly reupload them to my ipod!

this may be small potatoes to some. but i’m a playcount geek.

at work i hook up to my desktop manually and listen through my computer, then i come home and sync to my home computer to add songs and update playcounts and smart playlists…

iTunes 5 put a monkey wrench in that one…

now if only they would put up an ipod updater for us lowly 3g users…

Posted by puckles on October 12, 2005 at 10:29 PM (CDT)

22

Cant wait till they start selling the TV shows in canada…  but i really would like to be able to back them up on a dvd, fine not a playable DVD but a backup would be nice

Posted by Thrasher6670 on October 13, 2005 at 12:23 AM (CDT)

23

Yeah iTunes 6 is great ... PITY ALL OF US HERE IN AUSTRALIA CAN’T PUT IT INTO GOOD USE!!!

Posted by jeffro_5 on October 13, 2005 at 1:44 AM (CDT)

24

No mention of if they have sorted out the gapless audio playback. I know you can join tracks in current versions, but you then loose all your indexing info. My 4G iPod is great, but if Apple don’t get this one fixed sometime, I guess when it comes to replacing my iPod, I will be looking at one of the other MP3 players, which does offer this pretty basic feature.

Posted by JStewart on October 13, 2005 at 4:34 AM (CDT)

25

So, has anyone been able to reproduce the issue that some people have claimed on iTunes 6 where they say that there is some problems with the Quick Time (older version 7.0.2).

Posted by Robert I on October 13, 2005 at 5:27 AM (CDT)

26

I have the “Windows iTunes will not run because it claims that Quicktime 7.0.2 is present and it needs Quicktime 7.0.3”.  Now iTunes will not run at all in my computer, even after downloading Qicktime 7.0.3 from the Apple site.  After removing and reinstalling the previous versions, iTunes will not work :(

    I hope that someone comes up with a fix soon!!

Posted by Richard H on October 13, 2005 at 5:41 AM (CDT)

27

Can anyone confirm whether iTunes 6 is faster at ripping CDs than iTunes 5?  Lately it’s been taking 20 minutes to copy a CD so I can load it onto my iPod, where with iTunes 4.x it generally took 5 or so.

Posted by I_M_Noman on October 13, 2005 at 9:44 AM (CDT)

28

Personally, I’m not going to use my 5th Gen. iPod for video/ photos. My 20GB storage was starting to be too small for all my music. I just like that I can get a 30GB iPod that’s smaller than the 20GB I have now & has a better battery life too. I just don’t see the point of video when you have a PC & TV at home especially when it’s lower quality & the system of buying video media for the iPod hasn’t been perfected yet. I’ll just stick w/ sliding my ipod in my pocket & playing tunes on the go.

Posted by GupLoaf on October 13, 2005 at 11:31 AM (CDT)

29

OK, I am also upset. I realize that if you can back up your video content, like your audio content, then you could share it with others. But, if I am going to pay $35 for Season 1 of Lost, I want to make sure that I don’t have to pay another $35 if Lost gets lost in a computer melt-down.
So, maybe I’ll stick with DVD ripping… I buy it, and I can watch it on whatever I want. And if my computer dies… I can still put the DVD in the DVD player and watch the show.
Apple, please update iTunes soon, so I can feel safe about buying your video content.

Posted by Curtis on October 13, 2005 at 12:46 PM (CDT)

30

I believe you can back-up the video, it would just require a little “out of the way” manuevering. Use Nero or some other burning program to get at the files on your iPod and burn them. Apple, however, shouldn’t make us go through all that .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Posted by Jack on October 13, 2005 at 2:12 PM (CDT)

31

If you are having issues when upgrading to iTnues 6 then this page can help you out.

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=93976

When I upgraded, neither iTunes nor Quicktime worked, but by installing the standalone version of Quicktime, both started working perfectly.

There is a link to the standalone version on this page. Try that first and if that doesnt work then follow the rest of the instructions—-i did it the other way around and it took a long time.

Posted by Arjan S on October 14, 2005 at 11:55 PM (CDT)

32

i was looking at itunes 6, and noticed that most all of the featuers disgusted arnt avalible in the ireland section! why? WHY?

Posted by cian on October 15, 2005 at 3:19 PM (CDT)

33

Since i’ve upgraded to iTunes 6, my iPod Photo (60G) can’t display Album Artwork right. I had to restore my iPod and re-sync about 6000 songs! Then it worked for a day or two…. But after that, the album artwork did not display again. I tried to enable - disable the iPod artwork but still, no resault.

Posted by Ofir on October 16, 2005 at 7:31 AM (CDT)

34

I downloaded an episode of a tv show, and I had no problem burning it to a dvd.  The problem is that I can only watch it using itunes or quicktime.  I cannot watch it on my dvd player because it does not recognize the mpeg4.

Posted by Jamie on October 31, 2005 at 8:27 PM (CST)

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