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Cover Version for Mac

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Frequent iTunes users may want a way to better display cover art and track information. Cover Version for Mac attempts to add information beyond the default iTunes display, but does not provide a stable user experience and ultimately fails to deliver.

Cover Version for Mac offers a free plug-in for the iTunes software. After downloading, the user must click and drag the application into the plug-ins folder. Unfortunately, there is no installer to do this for the user. While the application preferences menu lists support for updates, there did not appear to be any additional user technical support available. Once installed, activation is as easy as clicking the program in the iTunes view menu. When songs are played, this brings up a large version of the cover art. Options exist for display effects, as well as song and artist name. While the program advertises the capability, the song lyrics never displayed during our testing, even when the option was clearly selected in the preferences menu. In addition, the plug-in crashed the iTunes program during use, requiring a restart. Prior to this, the display options did work as indicated.

While it contains some desired features, Cover Version for Mac has programming bugs that impact its usability.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Doesn't work"

    November 17, 2012  |   By DomRiccardo

    Version: Cover Version 2.1.1

    Pros

    I can't find any.

    Cons

    Tried downloading using iTunes 10.7 using Mac OS X 10.6.8 and wouldn't accept it.

    Summary



    Updated on Nov 17, 2012

    On trying to download it again it worked this time. But it doesn't show any lyrics.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Why would you want the lyrics on top of the artwork?"

    November 25, 2007  |   By kenbotwinick

    Version: Cover Version 1.6.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    That makes it harder to read. Why not move the artwork over to one side or the other at a slight angle into the distance, and then have the lyrics on the other side of the screen unobstructed... Seems like that would be much better. And put the song name at the top above the lyrics...

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  • 5.0 stars

    "IT IS PERFECT NOW"

    November 5, 2007  |   By roro01

    Version: Cover Version 1.6.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Many thanks to the developer who reacted within hours to my preceding comments re. the previous version.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Great, if it would work right"

    November 30, 2005  |   By gwg76

    Version: Cover Version 1.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    This sounds like a great program, and I was very excited to find it. Inspired by the new iMacs and Front Row I decided to set up my old iMac G3 as a living room jukebox/movie player/entertainment hub. I loved the idea of this visualizer. How cool to have this right in my entertainment center! Sadly, though, it's just not there yet.

    1. Options are confusing, at best. The 'About' tab is centered, but the right most tab falls out of the window view.
    2. Because of that, it took me a while to figure out how I could configure text size, font, etc.
    3. Most importantly, when I return from full-screen mode iTunes crashes. It worked fine until then.

    I'm using iTunes 6.0.1 on an iMac G3 (Blueberry) 400mhz running OS X 10.2.8.

    If there's a more stable version sometime soon I'd be happy to recommend it, but until then, I'm afraid this program isn't quite ready for prime-time.

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