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    After 13 years I'm finally ditching iTunes

    I know, I know, what took so long, right? Sick of iTunes quirks, like losing half my library with every software update, creating duplicate files and on and on. Looking for a program that will scan all my drives, find all music files and give me the option of moving them to one location. Two that jump out so far are MusicBee and MediaMonkey. Any others I should consider?

    I like Google Play and the ability to access all my tunes from my phone but I don't like it as a media player on my home PC.


    Last edited by ruxCYtable; 06-10-2014 at 03:19 PM.

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    Re: After 13 years I'm finally ditching iTunes

    ? I have had zero issue with itunes. I put all of my music in the same location. Im not sure why yours is fighting you so much.

    If you are looking for a fun media player, check out running subsonic music server. http://www.subsonic.org/pages/index.jsp

    I believe there is even an app for various devices that you can stream to wherever.

    I use it to stream music to everyone at work so they dont chew up our external bandwidth with pandora and the like.



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    Re: After 13 years I'm finally ditching iTunes

    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    I know, I know, what took so long, right? Sick of iTunes quirks, like losing half my library with every software update, creating duplicate files and on and on. Looking for a program that will scan all my drives, find all music files and give me the option of moving them to one location. Two that jump out so far are MusicBee and MediaMonkey. Any others I should consider?

    I like Google Play and the ability to access all my tunes from my phone but I don't like it as a media player on my home PC.
    Where do you get the majority of your music?



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    Re: After 13 years I'm finally ditching iTunes

    So I take it you don't own an iPhone?

    I've never lost music with iTunes. I'm not sure why you would be having that issue.



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    Re: After 13 years I'm finally ditching iTunes

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    ? I have had zero issue with itunes. I put all of my music in the same location. Im not sure why yours is fighting you so much.

    If you are looking for a fun media player, check out running subsonic music server. http://www.subsonic.org/pages/index.jsp

    I believe there is even an app for various devices that you can stream to wherever.

    I use it to stream music to everyone at work so they dont chew up our external bandwidth with pandora and the like.
    Quote Originally Posted by mapnerd View Post
    So I take it you don't own an iPhone?

    I've never lost music with iTunes. I'm not sure why you would be having that issue.
    Quote Originally Posted by mjacobs View Post
    Where do you get the majority of your music?
    Don't own an iPhone anymore. Google, it's a known issue. Haven't lost any music permanently but everytime there's an update I have to rescan or it loses a lot of my library or creates duplicates.

    I used to get most of my music from iTunes but recently I've been buying from Google Play and occasionally Amazon.



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    Re: After 13 years I'm finally ditching iTunes

    I used to be a MediaMonkey fan but it got to be really bloated and had lots of issues. I now just use Amazon Cloud Player but really I only listen to Pandora anyway.



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    Re: After 13 years I'm finally ditching iTunes

    Haven't used iTunes in years. Had a lot of the same issues. Plus there really isn't a need to store music on a player like that anymore. With Spotify or XM, I am set.



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    Mediamonkey or Foobar2000



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    Re: After 13 years I'm finally ditching iTunes

    I use Amazon. I haven't paid attention in awhile but they used to have 100 $5 albums every month and there was some good stuff on there. I don't buy a lot of music since i have XM but I've liked it for what I need.


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    Re: After 13 years I'm finally ditching iTunes

    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    I know, I know, what took so long, right? Sick of iTunes quirks, like losing half my library with every software update, creating duplicate files and on and on. Looking for a program that will scan all my drives, find all music files and give me the option of moving them to one location. Two that jump out so far are MusicBee and MediaMonkey. Any others I should consider?

    I like Google Play and the ability to access all my tunes from my phone but I don't like it as a media player on my home PC.
    iTunes already has that feature.
    Click image for larger version. 

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    or go to

    File > Library > Organize


    Why is your music scattered in multiple locations?



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    Re: After 13 years I'm finally ditching iTunes

    You'll be back. You won't be able to live without 70mb updates every other day.



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    Quote Originally Posted by NickTheGreat View Post
    You'll be back. You won't be able to live without 70mb updates every other day.

    What?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclones423 View Post
    iTunes already has that feature.
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    or go to

    File > Library > Organize


    Why is your music scattered in multiple locations?
    I'm aware the iTunes claims to have that functionality. It doesn't always work as it's supposed to. Again, it is a known issue. My music isn't scattered all over. It is in the My Music folder and then inside the iTunes hierarchy of folders but a few times in the past with updates it has just randomly created new directories, left some music in the old one, put some music in the new one. Then I go to play something and it says can't find the file and I freak out for a minute and spend about 30 minutes fixing it. It's not beyond me to fix it, I just don't want to deal with it anymore.



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    Re: After 13 years I'm finally ditching iTunes

    I keep having to reinstall the usb drivers whenever I am trying to sync my ipod. In general, Apple software is absolute crap.


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    Re: After 13 years I'm finally ditching iTunes

    Quote Originally Posted by Tre4ISU View Post
    I use Amazon. I haven't paid attention in awhile but they used to have 100 $5 albums every month and there was some good stuff on there. I don't buy a lot of music since i have XM but I've liked it for what I need.
    I don't buy any music since I have the internet.


    Last edited by Gunnerclone; 06-10-2014 at 04:19 PM.
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