Apple iTunes

Apple iTunes

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 1738 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    12.1.2
  • Total Downloads:
    15,263,581
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 28, 2015
  • 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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"i hate itunes 12"

May 22, 2015

 |  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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 12.1.2
This update adds several refinements to the Get Info window and improves overall stability.
General
Publisher Apple
Publisher web site http://www.apple.com/
Release Date April 28, 2015
Date Added April 28, 2015
Version 12.1.2
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Music Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name UNKNOWN
Popularity
Total Downloads 15,263,581
Downloads Last Week 2,313
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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