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iTunes for Windows

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Although iTunes has always been one of the best pieces of jukebox software available, the company continues to improve upon a great thing with version 5.0. The first major change that experienced iTunes users will notice is the revamped interface; the famous, brushed-metal look is gone, but the new look is even snazzier than before. That said, all the features we've loved from past versions are still intact, including seamless iPod integration, smart playlists, CD burning, label printing, the ability to rip files in multiple formats (except WMA), network sharing, and of course, the enormously successful iTunes Music Store. Integrated Podcasts, iTunes's last major innovation, are still in the house, as are a few new and notable features. Parents will appreciate the control tools that allow them to disable access to podcasts and the Music Store, as well as prevent kids from purchasing explicit songs. And all users will benefit from the new Smart Shuffle feature, which gives greater control over random play. Whether you're already among the converted or have yet to try this top-notch player, iTunes 5 should find a home on any music lover's computer.
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    • 3 star: 198
    • 2 star: 218
    • 1 star: 574
  • Current version:

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Would not let me rate as ZERO stars"

    October 13, 2005  |   By nanren888

    Version: iTunes for Windows 5.0.1

    Pros

    Nothing

    Cons

    Junk, non-intuitive, Only way to load shuffle. Supposed to be a Windows program, but prevented win2K from booting. Hate it in strongest terms, Someone please produce an alternative.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Easy to Use, Easy to Organize"

    October 12, 2005  |   By Bueller

    Version: iTunes for Windows 5.0.1

    Pros

    Streamlined Interface,

    Great Search Function,

    Good Smart Playlists

    Cons

    Might be a little easier to create standard playlists,

    Would like better confirmation of libary consolidation

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  • 5.0 stars

    "ITunes is the best jukebox to offer"

    October 12, 2005  |   By windowsostech

    Version: iTunes for Windows 5.0.1

    Pros

    I like ITunes becuase it uses the iPod and also the music that you have on the hard drive and do a great job of organizing your music.

    Cons

    None

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The best Windows program. Period!"

    October 9, 2005  |   By island_dude

    Version: iTunes for Windows 5.0.1

    Pros

    Everything!! Seemless integration with my iPod. I no longer buy CD's. I just buy songs from iTunes and they're there in iTunes with album art and they're there on my iPod as well.

    Cons

    The "look" of the newest version isn't as refined as previous versions.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Best ever but very unpleasant side-effects"

    October 9, 2005  |   By HansR

    Version: iTunes for Windows 5.0.1

    Pros

    Best interface, browser and statistics - sober, but functional - my favorite for ever - but....

    Cons

    It screwed up my whole pc - because of the bonjour service that locked all my DNS ports - now i disabled the bonjour service - and i just get an error message nowadays - unfortunately i can not use itunes anymore - waiting for 5.02 .... :(

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Simple and useful..."

    October 9, 2005  |   By Danielo

    Version: iTunes for Windows 5.0.1

    Pros

    Crossfading,

    Ease of use,

    Good Design

    Cons

    Synching only with iPod,

    Loadtime

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Good Jukebox"

    October 9, 2005  |   By twistadrulerz

    Version: iTunes for Windows 5.0.1

    Pros

    It is a good program, you can like organise your playlist and play mp3s and alot off more stuff and the visual interface is pretty good

    Cons

    This program is good if u have an ipod but I would rather stick to Winamp

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Not compatible with Windows"

    October 7, 2005  |   By jayhawk123

    Version: iTunes for Windows 5.0.1

    Pros

    Internet streaming sound quality is good, attractive interface.

    Cons

    The required Quicktime installation takes over your computer like a virus. There is no way to make it work and play well with other applications. People gripe about Windows software that is overbearing but this is even worse. Quicktime forces everything to load in a browser window and is relatively poor quality. I've experienced this on a couple of machines. Windows users AVOID!!!

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Installs extra TSRs in this new version"

    October 7, 2005  |   By hunter-killer

    Version: iTunes for Windows 5.0.1

    Pros

    Additional filtering on the searches.

    Time remaining displayed simultaneously with time elapsed.

    Slightly tidier looking skin.

    Cons

    Installs Bonjour service regardless if you want it or not and there is no option to remove this service. You need to be running with sufficient administrative privileges to install Bonjour. I found that it was constantly trying to access the net even when I disabled the network card. I would not have noticed it except it kept displaying some error message every few minutes. To get rid of this freebee from loading when you run iTunes replace the C:\Program Files\Bonjour\dns-sd.exe and the C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe files with blank files. Deleting these files only causes iTunes to complain when you start it. If you don't need the iPod service you can replace the C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe in the same way. These features should be allowed to be disabled from the iTunes menus or upon installation at the user's request.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The Best ******* Music Player!!!"

    October 5, 2005  |   By Juan Jose Flores

    Version: iTunes for Windows 5.0.1

    Pros

    If version 4 was great, 5 is greatest!. I love this music player, it's design it's beautiful and cool with a lot of functions as radio stations and podcasts.

    the upgrades I loved the most were the options to syncronize iPod with Calendar and Contacts, now I don't have to use other dope programas to make use of this cool optiones at the iPod.

    TOO BAD THE BEST FOR WINDOWS IT'S FROM MAC ;)

    Cons

    Not a bad thing!!

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