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Hey OCN,

I recently have been having problems with iTunes, it started a few months ago, and has progressively gotten worse.

Symptoms: Even with all Compatibility features on different versions (XP, Vista, 7): The wave over feature in the taskbar with iTunes is not working, so I can't change songs, or pause or change the volume from the taskbar, I have to actually open the program (yes it takes a few seconds, but its annoying). I can no longer drag and drop songs from any file into iTunes, I have to manually go into iTunes>File>Add File/Folder to Library. Again, only takes a few more seconds, but its annoying. Multiple error messages popping up at various times when I change things.

I have been fed up with iTunes for a while, so I want a new player or a fix. I have looked all over Apple's help forums, and I've looked around for other programs, but nothing seems as simple as iTunes (use to be).

Please feel free to recommend something, anything.

Thanks all.
    
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post #2 of 18
Winamp works great for me. Plays more kinds of music than itunes. Has all the functionality into a sleek bar at the top of your screen with the "bento" theme. It can maximize into a larger full screen program and is generally low on resources.

MediaMonkey's another.

People will probably tell you to use foobar2k, but I don't think that's what you're looking for. I'd say go Winamp smile.gif

Winamp.jpg

You can see how Winamp runs at the top on that screenshot. It can stay up there on top of all programs if you choose or be hidden behind it. Minimized or whatever. With the Winamp agent you can also control it by taskbar.
Edited by Simca - 2/20/11 at 11:52am
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post #3 of 18
I recently switched itunes out for songbird, which is similar to winamp but the one thing its lacking is browsing by album with the artwork. So far I like both songbird and winamp so both are recommended
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I would recommend Winamp, so many add ons for it.
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post #5 of 18
+1 for Winamp!
post #6 of 18
winamp is great

until you try foobar2000
post #7 of 18
I would personally recommend media monkey as an itunes replacement. I didn't use winamp when i had my ipod, but media monkey worked flawlessly for me.

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post #8 of 18
I'll give another one to Winamp. I haven't even touched the customization features yet and I love it. The way you can organize your music inside of it is so simple and makes it extremely easy to find what you want to listen to.
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post #9 of 18
I say Media Monkey, but after that screenshot up top I'm gonna go download Winamp and try it out!
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post #10 of 18
Clean install of itunes? lols.. my itunes is perfectly running, i use itunes switchless and QT Lite smile.gif
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