Lamp0, on 11 October 2012 - 22:52, said:
What's wrong with it?
I mean really, people continue to make statements like this & I use iTunes on Windows every single day with a library of over 10,000 songs and I experience zero problems.
Infact even without an iPod I would still use iTunes over other music software.
Indeed, I used iTunes for all my music as well as podcasts and probably would still do even if I didn't used both an iPhone and an iPad (which both mostly sync for podcasts anyway) and I never have any problems with it, people call is slow, bloated and a resource hog, only slow part I've seen is the app tab for iDevices and while I suppose having the iOS appstore in an app called iTunes is odd having several apps for iOS syncing would be ever more odd. As for resource hog, I'll just point out that Steam which for some reason is such a beloved app always uses more RAM on my machine, yet it's always slow whether, a lot slower than iTunes ever is, specially when loading the web based parts.
I do have problems with the WiFi sync as well as homesharing/remote but that's not a fault of iTunes, that's a problem with my network, more specifically the router not working like needed with signals between the WiFi and wired network. Think it was related to multicasts, my old WiFi switch had the same issue until I switched a setting which allowed multicasts to go between the Wired and the Wifi part of the network, think that was it anyway.
I also still really do wish that iTunes would have a kind of now playing playlist, look at WMP, along the right side you have an empty playlist in by default, just put some songs in there and play, I've been using iTunes DJ with an empty playlist as source but it's not quite as good an experience as you have to switch the view to it or run two iTunes windows. I think iTunes 11 was supposed to get some now playing feature letting you reorganize what's coming up but I'm not sure it'll fill this function.