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Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 1746 votes out of 1 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    12.4.3.1
  • Total Downloads:
    15,477,337
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 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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"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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 12.4.3.1
This update resolves an issue where playlist changes made on other devices may not appear in iTunes.
General
Publisher Apple
Publisher web site http://www.apple.com/
Release Date August 02, 2016
Date Added August 03, 2016
Version 12.4.3.1
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Music Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows/7
Additional Requirements None
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File Size Not Available
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 15,477,337
Downloads Last Week 4,065
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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