New iTunes version still not fully Vista-ready

Although the new version of Apple's iTunes software supports the upcoming AppleTV device and includes an improved album-sorting feature, it does not yet address all compatibility issues with Microsoft's Windows Vista. The new version fixes several issues, but a few outstanding issues remain and Apple is working with Microsoft to finish the job, according to Apple spokesman Derick Mains.

Ejecting an iPod using the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon in the Vista system tray can still result in a corrupted iPod; Apple recommends that users always eject their iPods within iTunes. Also, iTunes does not work on 64-bit flavours of Vista (or XP for that matter) and contacts from the Windows Address Book may still not sync properly to iPods. Apple does not have an exact time frame for when the remaining issues will be corrected, Mains said.

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Calling All users of Vista x64 and new iTunes 7.1/Quicktime 7.1.5 release:

Please try this test to see if Quicktime truly works in X64 Vista.

Simply download a video (usually $1.99) from the itunes store. Play it in iTunes/Quicktime.

Does it crash the application? Or does it play the entire video completely without stuttering?

If you can play the video successfully, it seems that iTunes/Quicktime will now work properly in Vista x64.

iTunes 7.02/Quicktime 7.1.3 did not play video from the iTunes store without crashing the iTunes app or the Quicktime app.

Please report your results to this forum post - thanks!!!

-MJ

Itunes still gives me issues in Vista. It does not respond well to wheel scrolling (slow response) the text goes funny and the progress bar when playing a song is out of sync, you click towards the end, say to listen to the end of the song and you find yourself earlier in the song because the point at which the bar was was not actually the point at which the song was but earlier, it lags behind. I hope they fix this, also with a creative Xfi music card, quicktime will not produce sound if the speakers in the quicktime settings are set to 5.1 speakers, you have to put it to stereo.

The only issues I really have with Apple is how they try to make it out to be Microsofts fault that iTunes may not work correctly on Vista and the "I'm a Mac" commercials are just getting more stupid.

Remember when a bunch of iPods were sent out with viruses on them? Apple also tried to blame that on Microsoft

And yes Apple has been trying very hard to turn people away from Vista. Especially since it's now out. Go look on the Apple site and you see all kinds of things that are against Vista that weren't on there before Vista was out.

This is why I have my iPod set for quick removal from the start. BTW, I have an IPod 60 Gig Video that I had won in a contest. I would never actually buy one, they were $500 CAN at the time. :nuts:

i still don't get why anyone would disconnect their iPod from the tray or explorer anyway.

it just seems too weird. doesn't it say use eject from iTunes in the manual?

ikyouCrow said,
i still don't get why anyone would disconnect their iPod from the tray or explorer anyway.

it just seems too weird. doesn't it say use eject from iTunes in the manual?

Often it's not possible to eject your iPod through iTunes on Windows because iTunes freezes during synchronizing or just dragging and dropping files. This problem is amplified in Vista.

Whatever. Buy a Zune. The software works much better in Windows than iTunes. Looks better too.

Admodieus said,

Often it's not possible to eject your iPod through iTunes on Windows because iTunes freezes during synchronizing or just dragging and dropping files. This problem is amplified in Vista.

Whatever. Buy a Zune. The software works much better in Windows than iTunes. Looks better too.

i hear that!

Well, it might work, but they just aren't done yet.

I think it's stupid that Apple is really taking this long to make it work. Shouldn't be that big of a job, really, should it? Yeesh.

Ah well.

Maybe they don't care much about iTunes on Vista right now because they have much more important stuff to develop aka OS X Leopard.

They're not going to halt development on Leopard just for Vista...

BTW, iTunes did work on my XP x64, I didn't notice any problem back then and I was suing version 6, so I believe 7 works.

PsykX said,
Maybe they don't care much about iTunes on Vista right now because they have much more important stuff to develop aka OS X Leopard.

They're not going to halt development on Leopard just for Vista...

BTW, iTunes did work on my XP x64, I didn't notice any problem back then and I was suing version 6, so I believe 7 works.

do you really think the itunes guys are the same guys who make OS X? If so, you need to visit a big software company and see how everything is divided into teams

PsykX said,
Maybe they don't care much about iTunes on Vista right now because they have much more important stuff to develop aka OS X Leopard.

They're not going to halt development on Leopard just for Vista...

BTW, iTunes did work on my XP x64, I didn't notice any problem back then and I was suing version 6, so I believe 7 works.


Funny you should mention Leopard. Didn't Jobs say it would ship before Vista?

(PsykX said @ #5.1)
Maybe they don't care much about iTunes on Vista right now because
Funny you should mention Leopard. Didn't Jobs say it would ship before Vista?

he did, and we are still waiting, especially me, I WANT LEOPARD!

He thought Vista would never ship that soon, it surprised everyone, but what didn't surprise people is that Vista fails on nearly all his aspects :)

As far as I know, iTunes is an application just like many parts of a complete OS. So yeah, they are wasting time on iTunes instead of wasting it on Leopard. Don't even try to get me wrong with this, please.

(rajputwarrior said @ #6.4)

he did, and we are still waiting, especially me, I WANT LEOPARD!

Why? The only thing new in Leopard is a backup tool and a really bad graphics engine. I'm sticking with Tiger. Unless.. Surprise surprise you get it free.

(Swordnyx said @ #6.6)

Why? The only thing new in Leopard is a backup tool and a really bad graphics engine. I'm sticking with Tiger. Unless.. Surprise surprise you get it free.

Wait....you've used the final version of 10.5?

(Chad said @ #6.7)

Wait....you've used the final version of 10.5?

yeah, don't you know anything, it comes with a new screen saver too