Pros The cover flow view is improved making iit a more visually pleasing experience.
Cons Put simply, despite not having a completely outdated computer, I cannot run this program. I have 4gb of memory and run XP and the program eats up so much memory that it will not run properly.
Summary Even if you run XP, BEWARE! Major bugs in this! Hopefully Apple will figure out a way to make this program run on windows based machines properly! What's worse, is that in order to use the new iPhone software, you have to have iTunes 8 installed. MAJOR HASSLE for those of us that can't get iTunes 8 to run!
Pros Front end is nice
Cons Seems to erase mp3 randomly, creates copies all over the place and corrupts mp3 files
Summary All the above reasons. Running Vista on a Dell XPS M1530 with 2 gigs of memory, it's not slow, but it is destructive. 2 years of songs corrupted and a dozen deleted or destroyed. I'm not the only one with this problem
"Unacceptably slow"on by Dokterdok
Pros An all integrated music player, library, and store
Cons - It is slow to start up
- The user interface freezes very often for no reason
- It doesn't recognize my music files folder organization
Summary iTunes 8 leaves me an unpleasant feeling of heaviness and bloat, which surprises me of Apple. It's just unusable because of its slowness, instability, and constant freezes. If it wasn't for my iPod, iTunes would have been eradicated from my hard drive a long time ago. This form of consumer lock-in in not even well integrated, and that's the least Apple could do. I hope they'll fix these issues one day.
Pros Genius does well enough at linking like songs.
Cons Flaws with the genius add on.
Summary Although the new genius addition is good, it has at least one major flaw. When you click on a song in your library it brings up the genius recommendations from the itunes store on the right. You can then preview the songs. The problem is, sometimes when previewing, I will find that I like the song, but I am not sure if I already have it. I will do a search for it in the top right search box, and once I type anything in there it starts to find the song, but erases my previous selection. Therefore I have to scroll back down through my library to find the initial song that led me to that genius recommendation in the first place. This is a terrible aspect of this software that needs a correction quickly.
Pros Really cool new view, really nice clearer sounding radio streaming, very convenient - your music list and your album art right on your iTunes. As well as iTunes 8 runs smoother and faster in ways.
Cons Slow at times and have not fully been improved and could get more interactive and less boring like Windows Media Player and Real Player, although those are two lame-ish media player.
Summary Overall, it is one fun to use and easy to learn media jukebox right on your computer, it offers nice layout, nice design, really nice coverflow, better quality and a list of other items. While it could be improved to be less boring during your music play like adding some graphics and such. Also, speed could also be improved as well as it could be merged with Quicktime to provide a better experience while cutting down on required storage space. But still, it has been improved to meet the latest needs and demands which Apple did a great job on achieving.