iTunes 8.1

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  1. doblezeta

    doblezeta Well-Known Member

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    iTunes 8.1 is about to be released. Probably by later today or this weekend.

    Here's what's new:

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    Faster. Smarter. More entertaining.

    Speed improvements
    iTunes gets a speed boost. Now when it comes to loading large libraries, browsing the iTunes Store, and syncing your devices, iTunes responds faster than before.

    Genius sidebar for movies and TV shows
    In addition to music, the Genius sidebar now introduces you to movies and TV shows you might also enjoy.

    Import as iTunes Plus
    Automatically import music from your CDs as higher quality, 256-Kbps iTunes Plus files. Watch a tutorial to find out how to import music from CDs

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    Parental Controls
    Use parental controls to restrict your kids from previewing and buying certain content when they visit the iTunes Store. Or disable the iTunes Store entirely, leaving access to iTunes U only. Click Parental in iTunes preferences to establish your restrictions. Then secure your settings with your administrator password.

    Autofill
    Let iTunes choose what goes on your iPod for you with Autofill. iTunes can autofill your iPod using songs from your entire music library or from a specific playlist. You can also tell iTunes to choose songs randomly or to choose higher rated songs more often. And you can tell iTunes to replace all items on your iPod when using Autofill.

    See all features in iTunes
     
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    great news doblezeta.. thanks for the update! will surely wait for this one.

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    Thanks for the heads up Yves.
     
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    I'm waiting for the update to be available. Thanks for the heads up.
     
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    ill be waiting for this :D thanks
     
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    New Updates: iTunes 8.1 & FrontRow

    Just got the bouncy Software Update icon on my dock:

    1) iTunes 8.1 - 65.4MB

    iTunes 8.1 is now faster and more responsive. You will enjoy noticeable improvements when working with large libraries, browsing the iTunes Store, preparing to sync with iPod or iPhone, and optimizing photos for syncing.

    In addition, iTunes 8.1 provides many other improvements and bug fixes, including:

    • Supports syncing with iPod shuffle (3rd generation).
    • Allows friends to request songs for iTunes DJ.
    • Adds Genius sidebar for your Movies and TV Shows.
    • Improves performance when downloading iTunes Plus songs.
    • Provides AutoFill for manually managed iPods.
    • Allows CDs to be imported at the same sound quality as iTunes Plus.
    • Includes many accessibility improvements.
    • Allows iTunes U and the iTunes Store to be disabled separately using Parental Controls.

    For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

    2) FrontRow Update - 13.3MB

    This Front Row update provides improved iTunes 8.1 compatibility.
     
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    Just got the update notification. Downloading as I type this.

    65.4MB
     
  8. Roman

    Roman Let's hug it out!
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    Yeah same here.

    Fire up Software Update folks!
     
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    this is what i'm waiting for.. once i got home, i'll start boosting my software update.. too bad i'm still stuck here in our office!
     
  10. rafaelc378

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    Wow. I've installed the new version.

    -Definitely faster loading. After a click, a moment or two and it's up. Not like before.
    -iTunes DJ: Just like the shuffling playlist from before, but now it takes requests wirelessly with the new Remote App on your iPhone/iPod Touch.
    -Genius now works with TV Shows & Movies to give you suggestions for those.
     
  11. balian67

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    thanks for the info
     
  12. johannes

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    Sige, uubusin ko na para sa lahat:

    Thanks for the heads-up.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Thanks! / Thank you!
    Thanks for the info / tip.
    Downloading now. / Downloading.
    etcetera, etcetera... :)

    We should all know the rules by now, right? ;) Let's devote precious bandwidth to actual reviews/feedback. Okay, folks? Thank you.
     
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    thanks guys..im itching to get back home from the office,hehe..
     
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    I got the update and at first I thought nothing noticeable changed...that's because now I don't see that progress bar when my iTunes loads everytime I open it. I'd have to try that iTunes DJ feature when I have the time. Has it been there in previous versions or it was just added to 8.1?
     
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    Party Shuffle was just renamed to iTunes DJ.
     
  16. Shinrai

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    Argh, and just after I've already converted my recent CDs. Well, will just redownload and convert into the sweet iTunes Plus format.
     
  17. rafaelc378

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    It's more than just a rename. Especially if you have the updated Remote App for your iPhone/iPod Touch
     
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    The new iTunes is quick indeed. Nice :)
     
  19. onchpgong

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    wow will definitely run software update later... yipee!
     
  20. ruff1025

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    I hope they also speed up uploading songs and movies to the ipod. It takes forever to do that... sigh.
     
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