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iTunes 8.0 for Mac

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Posted on September 11, 2008 at 17:47:49
Mercman
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The new iTunes 8.0 (for Mac ) seems to sound a little better than the former version 7.71. It seems more open in the midrange with a bit more clarity. Overall, very nice.

 

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how does it compare to older versions?, posted on September 11, 2008 at 21:01:51
ejlif
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I am running 7.4.2 and have had no problems, hence my thinking to not mess with a good thing. I just got an iphone and in order to sync it I have to have at least version 7.7.

Any ideas?

Thanks, Ryan

 

RE: how does it compare to older versions?, posted on September 12, 2008 at 10:36:35
Mercman
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I thought 8 sounded better than 7.7 or 7.71. With the new iPhone software 2.1 you should probably go to 8.0.

 

it keeps crashing, posted on September 12, 2008 at 15:51:39
I'm trying to convert Apple lossless to AAC for my iPod and it keeps crashing.

I'm not worried, I'm sure 8.1 will be here soon :>(


(iTunes) or (Wilson Benesch ACT2/analog cart - M-Audio Fastrack pro 24/96) - iMac core audio 24/96 -- Toslink - Monarchy DIP - modified Behringer DCX2496 - MSB multichannel volume control - SET triamp Avantgarde Duo Omegas with DIY bass horn

 

RE: it keeps crashing, posted on September 12, 2008 at 16:27:44
radknee
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You can use Max for conversion:
Max

On a Mac, that is. I'm sure the PC has something similar.

 

RE: it keeps crashing, posted on September 12, 2008 at 16:37:16
Mercman
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Try converting with Max. Yeah, iTunes is definitely not perfect. They fix one thing and then screw up another. But at least its sounding good.

 

Thanks, I have MAX, good idea. /nt, posted on September 12, 2008 at 16:41:09
nt
(iTunes) or (Wilson Benesch ACT2/analog cart - M-Audio Fastrack pro 24/96) - iMac core audio 24/96 -- Toslink - Monarchy DIP - modified Behringer DCX2496 - MSB multichannel volume control - SET triamp Avantgarde Duo Omegas with DIY bass horn

 

RE: it keeps crashing, posted on September 12, 2008 at 17:09:07
Tony Lauck
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Is there software that will convert to Apple Lossless other than iTunes?


Tony Lauck

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RE: it keeps crashing, posted on September 12, 2008 at 17:23:45
Mercman
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Yes. For Windows, use DBPowerAmp. For OSX, Max.

 

RE: iTunes 8.0 for Mac, posted on September 13, 2008 at 08:33:33
Paul-D
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Just downloaded 8.0, my initial impression is that it sounds much better, especially soundstage, it seems the image is not confined to the speakers. Base line is stronger and details are popping out in the front.

 

DBPowerAmp seems to work well for lossless format conversion, posted on September 13, 2008 at 09:05:22
Tony Lauck
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Thanks. DBPowerAmp has a better user interface for my purpose than the software I had been using. I like the bulk conversion capability plus the range of CODECs it supports. I converted some WMA lossless files, FLAC files, and Apple Lossless files both ways and verified that transformations both ways were actually lossless. (I am not one to trust software as being bug free.)

Tony Lauck

"Perception, inference and authority are the valid sources of knowledge" - P.R. Sarkar

 

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