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PCWorld: iTunes is “the greatest, coolest, most insanely frustrating media player”

“An in-depth look at the greatest, coolest, most insanely frustrating media player out there and the store behind it” by Eric Dahl, PC World.

“I’ve spent a lot of time reviewing online music services for PC World this year. Until a few months ago, most of that time was spent waiting for Apple to bring its ITunes Music Store to the Windows world. That’s only a slight exaggeration of the role that ITunes played in defining digital music this year.”

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You want frustrating? ITunes store is not available in Canada yet :)


Posted by Thomas Davie on December 19, 2003 at 11:25 AM (CST)


Its the best, yet the worst.


Posted by Peter on December 19, 2003 at 3:54 PM (CST)


Well ya he is a hypocrit.  But for good reason.  He is pointing out problems to him about Itunes

itunes is the best out there.  But i think it can become better. 

Posted by Jeff on December 19, 2003 at 4:18 PM (CST)


At least the writer could have spelled iTunes and iPod correctly. Small i’s.

Posted by rdowns in NYC on December 19, 2003 at 6:52 PM (CST)


He claims that the iPod cannot be used to transfer music from one computer to another… well, that’s just false:

1. You can simply copy the file over to the iPod like a regular file. Though the iPod won’t play it, it’ll be there, and you can copy it off to another computer with ease.

2. Apple’s protection scheme on the iPod is really just a deterrent, and though inconvinient, it can be easly circumvented. There is plenty of software out there that lets you get music off your iPod, and if you don’t want that, you can always use shell and copy it all over. I think that in older versions of OS X, you can simply point the finder to /Volumes/<name of ipod>/iPod_Control/Music/ and you can directly access it from there, but I don’t know if Panther lets you do that anymore.

Posted by Sraphim on December 19, 2003 at 6:56 PM (CST)


I read this article earlier and unfortunately you can’t comment there or e-mail the author directly. Its pretty obious this guys is grasping at straws for things to complain about. I mean, I know that (as with all software) there is room for improvement but, seriously.

“[...] the three-column music library browser has started to grow on me, I still think it’s unforgivable that it doesn’t let you collapse songs into albums and albums into artists.” Umm… click “Library” to view your library, then click “Browse” to sort by genre, artist, or album.

Maybe that was too much research.

Posted by Brad on December 20, 2003 at 4:55 AM (CST)


iTunes is a joke of a program. The fact that so many people praise it is even more of a joke.

Posted by Adam on December 20, 2003 at 6:27 AM (CST)


Praise iTunes!

Posted by Sam on December 20, 2003 at 6:49 AM (CST)


...and The Lord.

Posted by TommyT on December 21, 2003 at 9:57 AM (CST)


You can send your comments to the author here:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Posted by The Raven on December 21, 2003 at 8:20 PM (CST)


This is why pc people don’t like macs.  Because they are too STOOPID to figure out a good design.  If its not convoluted and command line oriented, they just give up.

I remember reading about a teenager who stole the Adobe suite of software from a Mac at ??Target, by hooking up his ipod and putting all the files on there.  If you can steal photoshop, I’m just going to ASSUME you can transfer individual .mp3 files.

If you click the links in the article, it takes you to another, even more inept PC luver (he couldn’t figure out how to turn it on, LOL!!).  Interesting, he too calls it ITunes and IPod. 

Posted by stu strib on December 23, 2003 at 5:14 PM (CST)

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