Having had a good thanksgiving and heard some good christmas music over the weekend I decided to go back and revisit the music on my ipod to see if I could get a playlist of christmas music.
I was quickly reminded about how much I hate the itunes software.
Who in the world thought up the idea of presenting every single song on a persons computer in one big list. That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen. Let’s say I have somewhere around 5,000 songs. That means that in order to find my dumb christmas music on itunes I have to look through an asseninely large list just to create a playlist. My library is tiny compared to most peoples.
That’s besides the fact that when I opened up itunes it had magically added a ton of songs to my “library” 2 times, only to put an exclamation point next to all those duplicates telling me there was a problem. The problem didn’t exist the last time I opened itunes, and I haven’t touched the folders since then.
I’ve had nothing but problems with that stupid software since I got it. Apparently, others have too.
I don’t understand why people can’t just stick with what works like winamp. Why did apple have to go screw up the winamp process. I store cd’s on my computer in folders. When I rip a cd my ripping program puts all the files nicely into a folder in My Music. It’s organized. It’s easy.
iTunes has to go and un-organize everything for me, so that I can re-organize it all.
All this, plus the fact that when I play a song in winamp that sounds great, I can play it in itunes and it sounds like the cd had a billion scratches on it.
Plus it crashes all the time.
Here’s another problem that I can’t solve (all these problems from apple, the company that makes stuff that’s “soooooo easy to use”): I can’t have songs shuffle through a playlist on my ipod! Does anyone know how to make it do this? When I want to shuffle through my christmas list, I don’t also want to shuffle through the rest of my music. I’m enjoying my christmas music and all of a sudden I have a random chapter of The Da Vinci Code playing. Obnoxious.
I love the ipod itself…the iTrip is great. But I’m sick of dealing with iTunes.
Thanks for the suggestions.
Richard, the real problem with the browse thing (which I’ve tried), is that itunes didn’t import all that information when it searched for music on my computer. I had everything organized into folders and when itunes imported it, none of the folder information came in with it. It just un-organized it all and put it into a list. If I go to albums, I only get half my albums. Same thing with artists, genres, or any other category.