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  • Version:
    12.5.1.21
  • Total Downloads:
    15,530,024
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 03, 2016
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Note: "Msvcr80.dll is Missing or Not Found"?: Go into Programs and Features and uninstall: iTunes, Apple Application Support, Apple Mobile Device Support, Apple Software Update. Reboot. Download a fresh copy of iTunes. Right click on the exe file and select Run as Administrator to reinstall.

Editors' Review

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Apple iTunes is the world's best-known MP3 software purveyor, certainly because of the millions of music-playing Apple devices it syncs, but also because it works just as well in non-Apple systems like Windows. Version 12 adds more emphasis on streaming, apps, and other media.

Pros

Apple polish: The clean, stylish Apple look not only makes iTunes 12 a standout on the Windows desktop but also keeps a big program (and big libraries) manageable.

Music: AAC, iTunes' standard encoding, sounds better than MP3, though iTunes plays most other formats. It finds and downloads album cover art, liner notes, lyrics, and more. You can rip your CDs to your iTunes library with a few clicks, too.

More than music: While music is still king, iTunes 12 deftly handles all kinds of media: movies, TV shows, Net radio, e-books, apps, podcasts, images, and more.

Cons

Intrusive extras: iTunes 12 installs extra software like Bonjour as well as drivers you may not need or want, such as Apple Mobile Device and iPod services. At least they're not added to Windows startup anymore, though iTunes still is.

Bottom Line

"New and improved" gets overused, especially in software, but iTunes 12 fits the bill. It's an evolution, not a revolution: It's still iTunes, and many will love or hate it. But Windows users who haven't bitten the Apple in a while should check out iTunes 12.

 
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1 stars

"The most non-intuitive program that I have ever used."

August 18, 2016  |  By nlytnd1

2016-08-18 22:50:23  |  By nlytnd1

 |  Version: Apple iTunes 12.4.3.1

Pros

It doesn't use up a terabyte to run, but close.
It doesn't install 100 programs on your computer, but close.
It doesn't kill you, but could drive you insane, which one could argue is worse.
You can use CopyTrans Manager to get around using Itunes.

Cons

The most non-intuitive program that I have ever used on a computer.... no exaggeration!
Blatantly crooked - certain devices force you to download this in order to use a particular device. It's designed to tie you into other financial endeavors.
Installs 6 programs on your computer.
For something as simple as a music/video organizer it uses up an ungodly amount of space. You would think you were running NASA or Pixar Animations on your computer to account for the large program sizes. I'm sure hard drive space isn't an issue for anyone, but it's the principle and it doesn't make any sense for something as simple as a music organizer to use so many resources.

Summary

No one downloads/runs this program because they like it, it's because it's a barrier that one is forced to go through to do something else. It's such a blatantly crooked program. BTW you can use CopyTrans Manager if you want to avoid this plague. I was using a new ipod so I actually just had to install itunes, and then install copytrans than uninstall itunes. Now I shouldn't have to see itunes again for a long time.
Back in the day when I didn't realize there was an alternative I used itunes and it was and I'm sure still is the most non-intuitive/non-user friendly programs that one could ever use for some of the most simple tasks that one could ever use a computer for. I can honestly say that itunes is the worst program that I have ever run on a computer on multiple levels. Let's just say, one could prove string theory easier than successfully organizing their music with itunes.
Downloading and running this program was like knowingly giving myself AIDS... slightly exaggerating, because once I uninstalled the 100 programs (6 to be exact) that are tied to it, I was cured... at least I think I am, time will tell. No, but seriously! You would think one was running NASA or doing Pixar animations on their computer to account for the large program sizes that this nonsensical/crooked program comes with. Anyways, if you have to don't use this dreadful program any longer than you have too.

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1 stars

"Please RESTORE THE OLD MEDIA TYPE TOOLBAR, This ITunes"

May 24, 2016  |  By pita1970

2016-05-24 18:46:22  |  By pita1970

 |  Version: Apple iTunes 12.4.0.119

Pros

Please RESTORE THE OLD MEDIA TYPE TOOLBAR, This ITunes is the worst ever ....I shouldn't have to sacrifice having "artists" and "albums" visible in the sidebar, to be able to easily access my full library right away. all my music that I transfer from my IPod are all scrambled. NOT IN ORDER BY CLASIFICATION OF MUSIC.. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE PEOPLE THAT IS MAKING THESE NEW DESIGNERS OF THE NEW iTunes...IT SUCKS BAD........DAMN

Cons

Please RESTORE THE OLD MEDIA TYPE TOOLBAR, This ITunes is the worst ever ....I shouldn't have to sacrifice having "artists" and "albums" visible in the sidebar, to be able to easily access my full library right away. all my music that I transfer from my IPod are all scrambled. NOT IN ORDER BY CLASIFICATION OF MUSIC.. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE PEOPLE THAT IS MAKING THESE NEW DESIGNERS OF THE NEW iTunes...IT SUCKS BAD........DAMN . YOU DONT EVEN KNOW HOW FRUSTATED I AM......I AM VERY SURE THAT NOBODY COMPLAIN TO THE OLD ITUNES. WE WERE SOO HAPPY AND ALWAYS THINK IT WAS THE BEST TO KEEP MY MUSIC. I WAS PLANNING TO BUY A NEW iPod BUT I REALLY DONT LIKE TO HAVE MY MUSIC UNORGANIZED.

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1 stars

"Hate itunes 12.4"

May 18, 2016  |  By ealtynova

2016-05-18 08:43:34  |  By ealtynova

 |  Version: Apple iTunes 12.4.0.119

Pros

the parts that didn't change from 12.3

Cons

1) Please RESTORE THE OLD MEDIA TYPE TOOLBAR, all this new one has done is made more clicking and scrolling necessary. I prefer to have all media types that i use visible and easy to access (media types as well as devices, not just when in "music").
2) REALLY DISLKE the new sidebar, if apple won't restore the older version, at least allow us to customize the order of the lists in the side bar. I don't want "recently added" to be first and my full library is only number 4 in line. Yes, I know I can edit what's visible, but I shouldn't have to sacrifice having "artists" and "albums" visible in the sidebar, to be able to easily access my full library right away.

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1 stars

"The minimum effort from Apple"

May 12, 2016  |  By pixelriffic

2016-05-12 15:58:07  |  By pixelriffic

 |  Version: Apple iTunes 12.3.3.17

Pros

It's free I guess.

Cons

Ugly and very dated interface. Ease of use is well below the competition.

Summary

I've used iPhones and iPods for years for music. The devices, and IOS are pretty solid overall. I was so glad when IOS advanced to the point where I could avoid iTunes completely. On Windows it's terrible. I can't speak for the experience on a Mac, but I can't imagine it's much better.

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1 stars

"Laughably though painfully bad"

April 03, 2016  |  By thadmc

2016-04-03 00:18:16  |  By thadmc

 |  Version: Apple iTunes 12.3.3.17

Pros

Nothing. I truly can't think of a thing to recommend this software other than that you have to use it so you have to somehow get used to the pain.

Cons

I've lived through years of this awful software. I used to think that at some point a company as large as Apple would clue into the loathing it receives from Windows users and do something about it. I can only think that they're trying to beat us to death in order to get us to switch to Macs.

The software takes forever to load, takes forever to find your device(s), and has ludicrous presets that don't match what you actually want to do with the software. these days I only use it to try to copy photos from my iPad and iPhone, and I wait and wait before I can see the device as a "portable device" in Windows. Only then can I manually copy the photos, because iTunes only supports copying photos from your PC to your iOS device, not the other way around. Sigh.

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1 stars

"Will never buy Apple product again, ever."

December 10, 2015

2015-12-10 22:16:16

 |  Version: Apple iTunes 12.3.1.23

Pros

It has a sense of humor. I lol everytime itunes asks to be my default media player just like IE asks to be my default web browsers.

Cons

You are forced to use it.
Anti-user-friendly approach
Hugely oversize, when most free compact programs available on the internet out perform itunes.
Why is it so slow just to play my music? When literally everything else are faster?
Must you backup everytime I sync my iphone? Or are you just data mining when I am unaware?
I see absolutely no reason for a media program to be 160MB.
Frequent updates that are more useful at screwing you over than actually helps.

Summary

I rarely see anyone who does not own an Apple product actually use this programming disaster. Statistics alone tells you the quality of this software, that you are either forced to use it, or not at all. Even for the number for fans out there, the reviews for iTunes are rather critical, further confirming the poor quality of this software. Long answer short, it is an oversized, underperforming, major security problem piece of stonesage software that you would probably never want to have on your own computer.

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1 stars

"I Expected Better"

August 09, 2015  |  By jlsammules

2015-08-09 04:00:05  |  By jlsammules

 |  Version: Apple iTunes 12.2.1.16

Pros

-organizes music in an easy format (like several other available programs)

Cons

-takes up a lot of space
-difficult to uninstall

Summary

I expected better.

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1 stars

"STOP SLOWING DOWN MY PC"

July 02, 2015  |  By ckellermusic

2015-07-02 09:08:04  |  By ckellermusic

 |  Version: Apple iTunes 12.2

Pros

Music organization. Only way (thanks Apple) to load music on my $50 iPod Shuffle.

Cons

Runs like it's built for Windows 95. Automatically sets itself to open on startup with every update. Updates come about once a week. It only updates after a restart. PC restart can take up to 10 minutes. And then you have to go in MSCONFIG to turn iTunes back off. Every, single, time.

Summary

Apple obviously wants you to buy Apple everything. It puts me in awe to see so many falling for it. iTunes works just fine on Apple products, surprise surprise. How this isn't illegal, I have no idea.

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1 stars

"i hate itunes 12"

May 22, 2015

2015-05-22 21:32:43

 |  Version: Apple iTunes 12.1.2

Pros

downloading podcasts okay but still less function than v.11

Cons

Useless for my needs w/o the sidebar. I've used iTunes for years for music, podcasts and videos. With the clunky new interface in v.12 I am forced to take 12 steps to switch from one to the other. I am currently looking for an alternative. Sigh.

Summary

I've gone back to using v.11 and will use it until it no longer functions, I find an alternative to iTunes or Apple give me back the sidebar or sidebar like function.

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1 stars

"Sorry, New Version ITunes 12 is terrible."

January 31, 2015  |  By zzzzk

2015-01-31 13:18:54  |  By zzzzk

 |  Version: Apple iTunes 12.0.1.26

Pros

A little bit pretty.

Cons

Apple is supposed to be known for ease of use. VERY difficult to navigate, find things, not easy playlists, panel gone, can't see old podcasts easily, can't search radio by key words, then they try to "fix" it by including directions after the install? Please redo the interface.

Summary

Please completely redo the interface.

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What's new in version 12.5.1.21
Now with an all-new Apple Music design which brings greater clarity and simplicity to every aspect of the experience.
General
Publisher Apple
Publisher web site http://www.apple.com/
Release Date October 03, 2016
Date Added October 03, 2016
Version 12.5.1.21
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Music Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows/7
Additional Requirements None
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File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 15,530,024
Downloads Last Week 3,875
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License Model Free
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Price Free

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