Originally Posted by Kolchak
VLC may be "just a player," but it has many more features than iTunes and Quicktime in that area.
Neither of the Apple products can do things like change audio sync, never mind on the fly. Do you really think you need 100MB of code just to index, update, catalog and sync?
I can't say I remember ever having a problem with an audio file being out of sync.
100MB of RAM being taken isn't really that big of a deal, it's about $1.25 worth of RAM these days.
My computer has been up 6 days, iTunes running for that amount of time, indexing 300GB of audio (music, podcasts) and video, and is taking 115MB of RAM. I'm not seeing what the big deal is. I don't use cover flow though, I recall that taking memory. Genius or WTF that is is off too.
I've seen an idling iTunes suck up processor cycles on other Macs as well, including more than half of the CPU on an old Powerbook G4. And I suspect 8.2.1 is even more massive. Very few applications shrink over time.
I'm simply suggesting that maybe the problem might be solved by installing the new version.
I'm not saying your situation doesn't happen, but I haven't seen the problem on any of my computers. Simply outside my experience. The computer I am sitting at has greater than 95% idle with maybe a dozen programs open simultanously.