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Itunes on Windows Media Center?


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So I have Windows Media Center and I cannot load itunes, I tried installing it and it gives message saying it encountered an error and needs to close every time i try to start it, and uninstalling reinstalling didn't change anything.

 

Im not too familiar with the windows media center edition but it seems very inconvinent for playing songs, seems like you cant just shuffle all of yours songs, but you have to individually select each song and click "add to queue". Also, burning Cds you have to select album, select burn, select audio CD, click burn CD, then click OK instead of just hitting burn.

 

Does itunes not work on media center edition? If not, are there any media center features I might be missing out on that could solve the inconviences?

 

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I have Windows Media Center 2005. I'm using an older version of iTunes (the one before this brand new one) simply because I didn't like the new one. The iTunes I'm using now is perfect, look around on www.OldApps.com for iTunes.

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If you grab the latest release of Winamp (version 5.32, iirc) you have a MUCH greater control over your music than you do with Windows Media center. In fact, with the new winamp, you can even transfer songs to an IPod without using itunes at all.

 

http://www.winamp.com/player/

 

 

you have been able to do that for ALONG time, they must just now be including the plugin with winamp releases.

 

If you are using the Media Center OS as a medica center (IE: on a TV) i woulde reccomend AGAINST ITunes, as it is pretty poor software. MCE does an ok job of it on its own, or if you need more Winamp is MUCH better than iTunes

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If you are using the Media Center OS as a medica center (IE: on a TV) i woulde reccomend AGAINST ITunes, as it is pretty poor software. MCE does an ok job of it on its own, or if you need more Winamp is MUCH better than iTunes

 

 

I do agree that iTunes is pretty bad if you don't have an iPod. But I think it's a great program (and the only one) to use for getting media onto your iPod. So, give us an update czGlory? Did getting an older version work?

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iTunes is not a horrible application like everyone is claiming. Although I agree that the newest version is a bit bloated and taking up a massive amount of RAM with coverflow. Winamp is a piece of crap (IMO). If you want a massive amount of customization, then foobar is for you MediaMonkey is also a popular alternative.

 

As for transferring music to your iPod, MediaMonkey has the feature built in and it works quite well. Foobar requires a plugin, and if you want to use neither, YamiPod is a great standalone app for syncing your iPod (even supports Last.FM tagging for songs played on your iPod)

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iTunes is not a horrible application like everyone is claiming. Although I agree that the newest version is a bit bloated and taking up a massive amount of RAM with coverflow. Winamp is a piece of crap (IMO). If you want a massive amount of customization, then foobar is for you MediaMonkey is also a popular alternative.

 

As for transferring music to your iPod, MediaMonkey has the feature built in and it works quite well. Foobar requires a plugin, and if you want to use neither, YamiPod is a great standalone app for syncing your iPod (even supports Last.FM tagging for songs played on your iPod)

:withstupid: , I love iTunes, it just seems perfect for my needs and just great overall.

Try other versions as people have suggested.

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Try other versions as people have suggested.

But I think that would get rid of one of the nicest features of iTunes for media centers (Coverflow). I imagine that half the reason you want iTunes on there is so you can browse with a remote the covers.

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I've got iTunes 7.0.2.16 installed on Windows Media Center SP2 with Media Player 11 and it works fine. I have my music encoded as MP3 at 192Kbps so I can share the library between the two applications. The only problem I have is that the disc number tag in iTunes isn't recognised by Media Player so when you browse the library on the Media Center (which I do because I've got a Media Center extender) the tracks on double albums are ordered 112233... etc.

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I personally like iTunes, and use it for all my media playing with the exception of VLC for videos. But lets keep in mind his question was getting ITUNES working, not everyone suggesting their favorite media play. ;)

 

In the end no matter what media player you use, one person will say its crap and that this other one is much much better.

 

As for the OP's question, try the old version and let us know how it works.

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