Apple iTunes

Apple iTunes

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 1735 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    12.0.1.26
  • Total Downloads:
    15,189,329
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 17, 2014
  • 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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    • 2 star 219
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1 stars

"I just want to add music to my devices"

December 12, 2014  |  By fuji.apple.7

 |  Version: Apple iTunes 12.0.1.26

Pros

The darned program can look good I think

Cons

*Too hard and tedious to use
*Steep learning curve for nothing
*iDevices may only be able to connect to one iTunes library
*EVERY other free programs available can perform the same job better than iTunes without the frustration

Summary

I just want to add some music to my iphone 5S, is that too much to ask?

To begin with, your iTunes may or may not sync with your iDevices, depending on your luck. If you are in doubt, go visit Apple's official forums and you will realize how many people cannot sync their iTunes to their iDevices and there's not anything that you can do about it.

If you are able to sync your devices, your nightmare probably starts here. First, many iDevices can only sync with *only one* iTunes library. So if you format your computer, have multiple computers, or took your device to your friend's house, chances are you are very unlikely to be able to receive any music, pictures, or videos from them.

Then there is the thing that backup is almost completed mandatory. If you are in a hurry and just want to grab a few songs before you leave. Sorry, it isn't happening because iTunes must grab all the information from your iDevices before they add anything to it.

If adding musics to your iDevices is difficult enough, there is that ridiculously difficult user unfriendly interface just there to either show off how sophisticated mind the Apple software engineers are, or just to **** you off. I was not able to perform ANYTHING literally without checking for instructions online. I never had this problem before with ALL OTHER free media player programs.

To say the least, if you have iDevices, you don't really have a choice but to let them screw you. If you do not have iDevices, you have absolutely no reasons to obtain this 100mb oversized useless piece of crap unless you are a software masochist.

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1 stars

"Navigating is Cumbersome and non-intuitive!"

November 14, 2014  |  By JesherSpelling

 |  Version: Apple iTunes 12.0.1.26

Pros

None I can think of.

Cons

Hard to just update your podcasts, the button in the top right with you iPod icon looks like a pull down - add to > wow....took me til' after 1AM to figure it out - HELP is awful on the pulldown. They're going for lean - but to a vetran user, it's JUST MEAN and ugly to work with. Please fire the developers responsible for this travesty.

Summary

Apple sure loves their updates, but hates they're loyal fans of iTunes. Never forgave them from ripping out the BURN DISC option. What else would I expect from a bunch of control freak liberals who hate America - they want TOTAL control and I'm sure have installed more ways to SPY on uses and their libraries, content, etc.

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1 stars

"Apple hates it's users"

November 05, 2014

 |  Version: Apple iTunes 12.0.1.26

Pros

It's fresh and new???

Cons

No auto-repeat on album play. Filtering which used to be a god-send, is now limited to 2 fields, usually genre and artist, then you must Scroll, scroll, scroll to find what you need. Or, use the search for everything, which will group together things you don't necessarily want to hear side-by-side.

Summary

I've always been a big fan of iTunes, until now. It's enough to make a grown man want to cry. Why does Apple hate us?

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1 stars

"New update sucks"

November 01, 2014  |  By sandy.cheairs

 |  Version: Apple iTunes 12.0.1.26

Pros

None, this new version is hard to navigate and makes it hard to update any apps.

Cons

It is impossible to update my pdf, bluefire reader and comic app now. I can't pull from my own computer to upload the files. I REFUSE to utilize the "cloud" crap and would like to have the accessibility back.

Summary

Change it back to what it was before this update.

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1 stars

"Great if you like extra steps to navigate your media"

October 28, 2014  |  By sduncan813

 |  Version: Apple iTunes 12.0.1.26

Pros

The new iTunes 12 window is rectangular, so at least it still fits on screen ok.

Cons

iTunes 12 is so bad that even the loyal apple users who buy every new product will begin to question Apple's direction. The biggest problem is the removal of sidebar. The sidebar contained a list of every category in your library, every playlist, and every device. Well it's gone. Now you have to work between 3 different locations, the top center menu, the top left munu, and a half ass sidebar that shows up depending on which of the of the other two menus you've selected. The song/movie info window is abysmal. just text floating around. and you can't copy paste album art anymore, you have to go through a menu to upload it.

Summary

Dear Cnet, please make iTunes 11 available for downgrading

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1 stars

"Apple has truly lost it's touch - SAD"

October 19, 2014  |  By kennouse

 |  Version: Apple iTunes 12.0.1.26

Pros

Can't come up with one yet

Cons

loss of many features
loss of playlist functions and ease of adding songs to the list
loss of easily moving from movies to music to apps - did they actually map this version
FIRE whoever designed the new iTunes
Start testing your software before releasing it
Is it time to change and move on?

Summary

Disappointing. don't upgrade

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 12.0.1.26
This update includes many design and performance improvements that make iTunes easier and more enjoyable to use.
General
Publisher Apple
Publisher web site http://www.apple.com/
Release Date October 16, 2014
Date Added October 17, 2014
Version 12.0.1.26
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Music Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements None
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File Size Not Available
File Name UNKNOWN
Popularity
Total Downloads 15,189,329
Downloads Last Week 3,112
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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