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iTunes 7.3 released with new iPhone, Apple TV features

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By Jeremy Horwitz

Editor-in-Chief, iLounge
Published: Friday, June 29, 2007
News Categories: iTunes

Apple has released iTunes 7.3, the iPhone-ready update to its popular digital media management software. Now available as a download from the company’s web site, iTunes 7.3 handles activation and syncing of iPhones, and also includes the ability to stream digital photos “from any computer in your home” to Apple TV, an omission from the device’s capabilities at launch.

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1

Downloading now.  10 hours and counting!  :D

Posted by Matthew on June 29, 2007 at 7:52 AM (PDT)

2

Got a 24 m/b DSL. Done in 19 seconds. smile

Posted by Don Trammell on June 29, 2007 at 7:59 AM (PDT)

3

7 hours here…

Posted by twitzgall on June 29, 2007 at 7:59 AM (PDT)

4

A little confused on how to set up streaming until I saw my Apple TV in the streaming computer’s iTunes. If you click this, you get a Summary and a Photos tab, and you specify which photos to stream here.

A bit slow over my network but a highly appreciated upgrade. Who would have thought it would come so soon after it didn’t show in Apple TV 1.1?

Posted by Japester on June 29, 2007 at 8:08 AM (PDT)

5

A few things I’ve noticed in iTunes 7.3:

After installing, iTunes first needs to update the iTunes library, similar to previous updates.

Next, iTunes analyzes all audio podcast’s song volume, presumably to enable Sound Check.

There’s a new “iPhone” tab in the preferences window. (Why is this needed? The iPod preferences were moved from the preferences window to a better interface in the devices section of the library.)

Posted by Muero on June 29, 2007 at 8:11 AM (PDT)

6

Does iTunes 7.3 fix the cd burning/ripping bug that was introduced in 7.2?

—*Rob

Posted by Rob Usdin on June 29, 2007 at 8:49 AM (PDT)

7

Another thing I’ve noticed:

Names that begin with non-letters-or-numbers, like “Weird Al” Yankovic, are no longer sorted before the As. “Weird Al” Yankovic is now sorted under the Ws.

Posted by Muero on June 29, 2007 at 9:27 AM (PDT)

8

Instead of downloading from the Apple site, I used the Apple Software Update for the first time to upgrade from iTunes for Windows 7.2 and it’s just a 11.40 MB download for me.

Posted by Raf on June 29, 2007 at 10:44 AM (PDT)

9

Nasty surprise when I did the 7.3 update: iTunes library cannot be saved - error (-50). Are others getting this?

Posted by Stephen Kendall on June 29, 2007 at 10:45 AM (PDT)

10

Sorted columns no longer sort strictly by ASCII. Tags that start with numbers will appear after tags starting with letters.

Posted by Doug Adams on June 29, 2007 at 11:25 AM (PDT)

11

I’m extremely irritated that the numbers vs. letters order has changed.  This has messed up with my established order for albums that I was very pleased with.

Posted by Andrew Wiggins on June 29, 2007 at 3:00 PM (PDT)

12

I’m extremely irritated that the numbers vs. letters order has changed.

It DOES seem strange after all these years of staring at it the other way around. Oh well, I’m just going to have to get used to 10cc and the like being at the back of the line…

Posted by flatline response on June 29, 2007 at 4:45 PM (PDT)

13

Wow, it’s sorting a little more properly now. I use to have a horizontal ellipsis as the first character for ...Baby One More Time (certainly not my favorite in my music library) but it’s good to have that album finally sorted with the Bs. The only thing that would be nice if they fixed as far as sorting would be if things like 10th, 11th, 12th would go after albums with 4th, 5th, 6th, etc.

Posted by Cyantre on June 29, 2007 at 6:06 PM (PDT)

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“I’m extremely irritated that the numbers vs. letters order has changed.  This has messed up with my established order for albums that I was very pleased with.”

I second this. I had tags in front of some of my albums to separate out things like single songs buy labeling an album as so “[single] Take Me Out”. With this new update all of that is out of whack. Any way to change it back without downgrading the software?

Posted by Matt K. on June 29, 2007 at 7:28 PM (PDT)

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I know some people don’t like the way things are sorted now, but it’s really for the best. Everyone will just have to re-adjust their tags if any drastic changes were made. What they should really add is something other than just the compilations folder for sorting. I think it would be really nice, if like you said, they could add sorting for things like singles and the like. Even if was customizable so that you could name your own sortings group.

Posted by Cyantre on June 29, 2007 at 8:45 PM (PDT)

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People with sorting issues, this is what the sort options are for. Because I’ve specifically tagged 10,000 Maniacs with the Sort Artist tag as “Ten Thousand Maniacs”, it appears in the T’s. Also, “R.E.M.”, forever appearing at the beginning of the R’s, now appears in correct sequence after defining the Sort Artist tag as “REM”. iTunes has just become smarter and is no longer simply altering the sort tags for items beginning with “The”. If it gets something wrong, you can always manually correct it.

I wrote an article on this on my blog: http://tunegardener.wordpress.com/2007/02/28/itunes-71-new-sort-options/, where I go into some detail.

Posted by Japester on June 30, 2007 at 5:48 AM (PDT)

17

Does this new sort issue affect playlists too? I have all my favorite playlists starting with characters so they are at the top of the list.

By the way Japester, you say iTunes 7.1 in your blog article.

Posted by Anachronism on June 30, 2007 at 7:17 AM (PDT)

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@Anachronism: The article was written when 7.1 came out. It still applies to 7.3.

The sort options relate only to Track Name, Artist, Album Artist, Album, Composer or Show for individual items in the library. Playlists are not affected as they can’t be tagged. You’ll have to use a system of prefixed characters to sort it.

Posted by Japester on June 30, 2007 at 7:43 AM (PDT)

19

Nasty surprise when I did the 7.3 update: iTunes library cannot be saved - error (-50). Are others getting this?


SAME HERE.

Posted by Alpha on June 30, 2007 at 9:36 AM (PDT)

20

Same error: itunes library cannot be saved after 7.3 update and reboot

Posted by Jarrod on June 30, 2007 at 10:09 AM (PDT)

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