Editors' reviewAlthough iTunes has always been one of the best pieces of jukebox software available, the company improved upon a great thing with version 7, which adds enhanced video capabilities and new ways to view your music library. A cleaned-up left sidebar makes finding your music and videos a snap and the new Album and Cover-Flow view options let you flip through CDs in style. The built-in video player accomodates both your own files and ones you buy at the iTunes Store; right-clicking a clip lets you render it iPod-compatible. With the addition of full-length movies at the iTunes Store (Music is no longer part of the name), you can now view near-DVD quality movies at a resolution of 640x480. The experience of both purchasing and playing movies and videos is almost identical to perfoming the same actions with music, so seasoned users will have no trouble (with fast broadband, movies download in about a half hour).
All the features we love from past versions are still intact, including seamless iPod integration, smart playlists, CD burning, label printing, the ability to rip files in multiple formats, network sharing, and, of course, the enormously successful iTunes Store. Rounding out the feature set are parental controls, integrated podcasts, and a smart-shuffle option. Whether you're already among the converted or have yet to try this top-notch player, iTunes 7 should find a home on any media junkie's computer.
iTunes, the award-winning digital-jukebox software, is now available for both Mac and Windows. The iTunes Music Store offers Windows users the same online music store that Mac users love, with the same music catalog, the same personal-use rights, and the same pricing of 99 cents per song. With music from all five major music companies and more than 200 independent labels, the iTunes Music Store catalog now offers more than 1,000,000 songs. iTunes includes great features that make it the best digital-jukebox software for the Mac--a free download with no hidden charges for extra features, MP3- and pristine-quality AAC-encoding from audio CDs, smart playlists, more than 250 free Internet radio stations, and the ability to burn custom playlists to CDs and MP3 CDs, to burn content to DVDs to back up an entire music collection, and to share music via Rendezvous over any network, cross-platform.
Version 7 adds navigation by album covers with Cover Flow, backup features, and high-quality feature movies for preview and purchase. Version 7.0.1 fixes bugs which were reported in the initial release.