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Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 1742 votes out of 1 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    12.3.3.17
  • Total Downloads:
    15,412,970
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 22, 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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"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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 12.3.3.17
This update adds support for syncing iTunes with iPhone SE and iPad Pro.
General
Publisher Apple
Publisher web site http://www.apple.com/
Release Date March 22, 2016
Date Added March 22, 2016
Version 12.3.3.17
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 15,412,970
Downloads Last Week 3,759
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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