More Ways iTunes Sucks for Large Digital Music Collections
Ok, have been playing around with iTunes quite a bit the past few days and in addition to iTunes being enormously stupid in how it handles duplicates (iTunes should be smart enough to realize that if the exact same file in the exact same location is already in your library that it doesn’t need to reimport it), I have to say two other things really suck for large digital collections.
1. Determining Gapless Playback Information.
2. Finding album art.
While I can understand how many iTunes users with small mp3 collections might enjoy these features, for those of us with large digital media collections they really suck. The problem is that your iTunes is essentially *frozen* while iTunes does the two tasks above leaving you with no music.
No call me strange. But personally I’d rather have my iTunes actually play music for me than show me album art or analyze gapless playback for me.
The problem? There is no way to disable these two annoying features which take hours and hours and hours to complete for large collections. Heck, I’d be happy if I could just temporarily disable this analysis and then run it at night when I’m sleeping.
Why does iTunes force me into this analysis? Why can’t I disable these annoying bloated features?
The more I use iTunes for my large mp3 collection, the more I’m realizing just how much it sucks.
It’s ironic to me that the company that can make such perfect and simple tools like the MacBook and iPhone (things that actually work) are really so horrible at making a decent music player.
Oh, here’s one other thing Apple. The X in software, usually ought to allow you to either stop or cancel an activity happening on your computer. Close it out, whatever. Why do you have an X next to the great annoying gapless freeze out that does nothing when you select it? My recommendation is that you either get rid of the X there or have it actually do something beyond just freezing up your iTunes.