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iTunes now available for windows

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by HMHB, Oct 17, 2003.

  1. HMHB

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    Just noticed that there is now a version of iTunes for Windows XP and 2000 users. I believe it's supposed to be quite good so I'm downloading at the moment
     
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    yeah :cool:

    sounds very interesting...i remember a while back apple said that they were working on the windows version and would have it out before christmas...then i heard it wouldn't make it before as it had been out back for some reason...n now its released :)

    top banana

    i'll have to download it when i get back home. should be interesting...looks like i'll now have to buy that ipod afterall ;):D:rolleyes::smashin:




    dance
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  3. HMHB

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    Yes I've run out of excuses now ;)
     
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    The iTunes service is available only to those with the credit card billing address in the USA.
     
  5. HMHB

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    I'm just using it as a player/mp3 encoder for the moment
     
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    Has anyone tried comparing the playback sound quality against WMP9? I guess it is the quicktime decoder. What is the general verdict? I tried using a single MP3 file at 192 Kbps and it seemed a little bright. Although the clarity was good, the result seemed a little less natural than the wmp9 sound, which seemed more balanced. But what do others think? I have yet to try regular CD playback - would there be any difference?
     
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    I think you mean the Apple Music Store - iTunes is just the player/encoder app.
     
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    I use the AAC encoding with my ipod (from my G3 powerbook, awesome sound. Have been waiting for itunes to come out on windows format for ages. Downloading it as we speak!

    To clarify, with itunes you get a great, easy to use mp3 player with the option of AAC encoding (which I advise everyone to try!!) You also get the itunes music store which, for the moment anyway, you can only download full songs if you have a credit card billing address in the US. However at the mo' itunes is worth getting for the ease of use, ipod compatibility and the AAC encoding format.

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    I'll have a go at AAC over the weekend.
    Just been playing about with the Music Store feature. Whilst you can't buy music from the UK yet, it is an excellent way to listen to 30 second snippets from every track on an album. A great way of seeing if you like it or not before buying. I just hope they get it sorted so we can buy on-line from the UK.
     
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    Is it generally accepted that AAC is the better format ?
    What settings do people use ?
    Is it better to set custom settings of 320 kbps ?
     
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    I've been using the lossless AIFF format (don't know if this is better or worse than WAV's as same size files but sound great to me!

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