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    Re: After 13 years I'm finally ditching iTunes

    I use Pandora to find new music, but then I search for them on Rdio. I can create playlists on it better than Pandora does.



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    Re: After 13 years I'm finally ditching iTunes

    I still use iTunes, never had any issues with it. I used Pandora (most overrated thing ever, barely a step above radio) for a few years but don't like the fluff it force feeds you while you are hoping to listen to songs you really like. honestly I haven't messed with many other streaming options but always felt like I couldn't really 100% customize what was played. What out there gives me complete control over what I hear?



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    Re: After 13 years I'm finally ditching iTunes

    Quote Originally Posted by heitclone View Post
    What out there gives me complete control over what I hear?
    Subscription streaming services.



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    Re: After 13 years I'm finally ditching iTunes

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    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
    I haven't tried Pandora's subscription service, so I can't really compare them. I used their free radio before I got google.



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    Re: After 13 years I'm finally ditching iTunes

    I'm surprised anyone bus mp3s of albums. It's 4x to 20x more expensive than buying CDs at a used record shop and taking 90 seconds to convert them. Maybe I'm spoiled living in a neighborhood with used CDs everywhere. You don't have to steal to have lots of mp3s for next to nothing and if you ever don't want them you can trade them instead of just deleting.



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    Re: After 13 years I'm finally ditching iTunes

    Haven't touched itunes for years. Spotify for life. I just ask for Spotify gift cards on birthdays/Xmas/whatever because I don't know what to ask for anymore.

    Plus it gives me all the music I could ever ask for at the click of a button.



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    Even spotify free is great. Especially on ipad. Havent paid for music or even hardly listened to Pandora since finding Spotify.


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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.
    I'd go with Winamp. They have the best skins, if you're into individualization. Integrates with Napster really well too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    Sorry for the thread derail OP
    No derail this is all helpful



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    Re: After 13 years I'm finally ditching iTunes

    I listen to Pandora and Spotify but I also like to own the songs I like. With that said, I have an Ipod that I use for tailgating and a Nano for my car. Are there any alternatives to Itunes (Windows) that will allow me to manage these devices?



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    I've used iTunes for years with no issues. We aren't very heavy users so we don't use it all the time. We buy all songs from ITunes so we are pretty simple.

    Streaming i really like Spotify. However I've started dabbling with iTunes Radio and have liked it as well. But it's tough to top Spotify.



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    What's a good app for a Samsung Galaxy tablet? I'd like to be able to buy new songs and also import my collection from iTunes.


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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.
    Wow, I've used iTunes for a decade too and haven't had any real issues. I've had it on countless devices and mobile devices with no problems transitioning between them. The one small complaint I have is that it's not that easy to create a mp3 CD of selected songs.


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    If you're burning CD's for music, you need to join us in the 21st century. ;)



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    Re: After 13 years I'm finally ditching iTunes

    Apple sucks. Good for you.



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