Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 68
  1. #16
    All-Star
    Points: 21,120, Level: 44
    Level completed: 42%, Points required for next Level: 530
    Overall activity: 12.0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered10000 Experience Points
    boone7247's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Near the City
    Posts
    1,331
    Points
    21,120
    Level
    44
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 50
    Given: 39

    Re: After 13 years I'm finally ditching iTunes

    Buy a Mac.


    A world without yoga pants and Planter's cheese balls, is a world I no longer want to live in.

  2. #17
    Rookie
    Points: 10,017, Level: 30
    Level completed: 12%, Points required for next Level: 533
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    VeteranCreated Album pictures10000 Experience Points
    cycoticfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Johnston IA
    Posts
    409
    Points
    10,017
    Level
    30
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 0

    Re: After 13 years I'm finally ditching iTunes

    I store all my music on a PC with Plex Media Server installed. I can stream it to my tablet, phone, laptop, etc. It does pretty good through the interwebs and as a bonus, I have Google Chromecast so I can cast it to my TV and play it through the sound system my TV uses.



  3. #18
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 58,945, Level: 75
    Level completed: 27%, Points required for next Level: 1,105
    Overall activity: 46.0%
    Achievements:
    Social1 year registered50000 Experience Points
    BallSoHard4Cy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    4,695
    Points
    58,945
    Level
    75
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 162
    Given: 103

    Re: After 13 years I'm finally ditching iTunes

    iTube is quite the app, that's all I'm saying.


    Keepers of the Faith -- htiaF eht fo srepeeK

    Keepers of the Faith is an alliance for those who are excited, enthusiastic, and optimistic about the direction of our men's basketball program. We reject the notion that one bad loss can derail the incredible progress of the past three years. To join, put this in your signature.

  4. #19
    Legend
    Points: 385,611, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 27.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    bos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    23,584
    Points
    385,611
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 396
    Given: 273

    Re: After 13 years I'm finally ditching iTunes

    Quote Originally Posted by cycoticfan View Post
    I store all my music on a PC with Plex Media Server installed. I can stream it to my tablet, phone, laptop, etc. It does pretty good through the interwebs and as a bonus, I have Google Chromecast so I can cast it to my TV and play it through the sound system my TV uses.
    I like Plex as well. However Ive only used it for movies.



  5. #20
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 56,384, Level: 73
    Level completed: 56%, Points required for next Level: 666
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    benjay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    4,580
    Points
    56,384
    Level
    73
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 64
    Given: 14

    Re: After 13 years I'm finally ditching iTunes

    I switched to streaming a decade ago (imo it's crazy to buy songs/albums anymore).

    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    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.
    I'm not an audiophile, so what is wrong with Google's chrome streaming? It's not good for your mp3 collection? Anyway, $9.99/month for a Google Music subscription that would have all of those songs anyway.



  6. #21
    Addict
    Points: 213,310, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    SplitIdentity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    8,024
    Points
    213,310
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 67
    Given: 10

    Re: After 13 years I'm finally ditching iTunes

    Quote Originally Posted by benjay View Post
    I switched to streaming a decade ago (imo it's crazy to buy songs/albums anymore).



    I'm not an audiophile, so what is wrong with Google's chrome streaming? It's not good for your mp3 collection? Anyway, $9.99/month for a Google Music subscription that would have all of those songs anyway.
    I love the Google music subscription. Really helped me back into some new genres I otherwise never would have.



  7. #22
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 107,857, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 13.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience PointsSocial
    ruxCYtable's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    3,949
    Points
    107,857
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 170
    Given: 134

    Re: After 13 years I'm finally ditching iTunes

    Quote Originally Posted by benjay View Post
    I switched to streaming a decade ago (imo it's crazy to buy songs/albums anymore).



    I'm not an audiophile, so what is wrong with Google's chrome streaming? It's not good for your mp3 collection? Anyway, $9.99/month for a Google Music subscription that would have all of those songs anyway.
    It's OK. But it's pulling your tunes from the cloud instead of your pc so the quality is going to vary with your internet connection. Not a huge deal I guess.

    But now I'm going to have to check out this Google subscription service so it may all be a moot point!



  8. #23
    All-Star
    Points: 29,296, Level: 52
    Level completed: 59%, Points required for next Level: 454
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Recommendation Second ClassVeteran25000 Experience Points
    Cyclones01's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Ankeny
    Posts
    1,525
    Points
    29,296
    Level
    52
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 97
    Given: 213

    Re: After 13 years I'm finally ditching iTunes

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnerclone View Post
    I don't buy any music since I have the internet.
    This was my reaction.... people still buy music?



  9. #24
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 56,384, Level: 73
    Level completed: 56%, Points required for next Level: 666
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    benjay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    4,580
    Points
    56,384
    Level
    73
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 64
    Given: 14

    Re: After 13 years I'm finally ditching iTunes

    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    It's OK. But it's pulling your tunes from the cloud instead of your pc so the quality is going to vary with your internet connection. Not a huge deal I guess.

    But now I'm going to have to check out this Google subscription service so it may all be a moot point!
    I used Rhapsody for 9 years. It was generally good, but had a clunky pc application and cost $15/month if you included mobile (phone) streaming. I decided to try Google for the 30-day free trial and cancelled Rhapsody within a week. I was blown away by the Chrome app, the radio options (think Pandora), and the slick Android interface. You can also download your playlists to your phone for playing when you don't have a connection (or want to save data plan bandwidth). It's a great service, and I have yet to search for a song they don't have in their library.



  10. #25
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 107,857, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 13.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience PointsSocial
    ruxCYtable's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    3,949
    Points
    107,857
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 170
    Given: 134

    Re: After 13 years I'm finally ditching iTunes

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnerclone View Post
    I don't buy any music since I have the internet.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclones01 View Post
    This was my reaction.... people still buy music?
    Yes. It's called NOT STEALING.

    Quote Originally Posted by benjay View Post
    I used Rhapsody for 9 years. It was generally good, but had a clunky pc application and cost $15/month if you included mobile (phone) streaming. I decided to try Google for the 30-day free trial and cancelled Rhapsody within a week. I was blown away by the Chrome app, the radio options (think Pandora), and the slick Android interface. You can also download your playlists to your phone for playing when you don't have a connection (or want to save data plan bandwidth). It's a great service, and I have yet to search for a song they don't have in their library.
    That settles it. I'm trying Google.



  11. #26
    Addict
    Points: 179,945, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 22.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Marshalltown
    Posts
    9,864
    Points
    179,945
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 91
    Given: 96

    Re: After 13 years I'm finally ditching iTunes

    Quote Originally Posted by benjay View Post
    I used Rhapsody for 9 years. It was generally good, but had a clunky pc application and cost $15/month if you included mobile (phone) streaming. I decided to try Google for the 30-day free trial and cancelled Rhapsody within a week. I was blown away by the Chrome app, the radio options (think Pandora), and the slick Android interface. You can also download your playlists to your phone for playing when you don't have a connection (or want to save data plan bandwidth). It's a great service, and I have yet to search for a song they don't have in their library.
    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    Yes. It's called NOT STEALING.

    That settles it. I'm trying Google.
    I'm kind of a Google fanboy and I've never tried their music service. You just talked me into it:)



  12. #27
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 56,384, Level: 73
    Level completed: 56%, Points required for next Level: 666
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    benjay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    4,580
    Points
    56,384
    Level
    73
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 64
    Given: 14

    Re: After 13 years I'm finally ditching iTunes

    I don't know why you wouldn't give it a shot if they're still doing the 30-day trial. Also, you can import your iTunes library and playlists.



  13. #28
    Legend
    Points: 211,270, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 75.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsOverdriveVeteran
    Rabbuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    13,804
    Points
    211,270
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 761
    Given: 43

    Re: After 13 years I'm finally ditching iTunes

    Songza orgrooveshark or spotify.



  14. #29
    Pro
    Points: 29,739, Level: 52
    Level completed: 99%, Points required for next Level: 11
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    2,736
    Points
    29,739
    Level
    52
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 8
    Given: 2

    Re: After 13 years I'm finally ditching iTunes

    iTunes for Windows always has been and still is a terrible program.



  15. #30
    Addict
    Points: 179,945, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 22.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Marshalltown
    Posts
    9,864
    Points
    179,945
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 91
    Given: 96

    Re: After 13 years I'm finally ditching iTunes

    Quote Originally Posted by benjay View Post
    I don't know why you wouldn't give it a shot if they're still doing the 30-day trial. Also, you can import your iTunes library and playlists.
    Actually, I think I did try it when it first came out and it had issues. I don't have the option of the 30-day trial any more and $9.99/mo is pretty spendy considering Pandora One is $36/yr. Maybe after my Pandora One runs out I'll give it another shot.

    Sorry for the thread derail OP



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • Football
  • Iowa State vs. North Dakota State
  • August 30, 2014
  • 11:00 AM