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Apple on Tuesday released a minor update for iTunes, its media player suite for Mac and Windows, with version 9.1.1 bringing fixes for a number of issues, including stability and usability problems with VoiceOver and Genius Mixes.

According to Apple, iTunes 9.1.1 provides a number of "important bug fixes." They include:

Addresses several stability issues with VoiceOver
Addresses a usability issue with VoiceOver and Genius Mixes
Addresses issues with converting songs to 128 kbps AAC while syncing
Addresses other issues that improve stability and performance

The update is available via software update or direct from Apple. iTunes 9.1.1 is a 93MB file available for Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later, Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows Vista 32 bit and 64 bit, and Windows 7 32 bit and 64 bit.

iTunes 9.1 arrived late last month just before the iPad went on sale in the U.S. That update added a number of new features, including the ability to sync and organize books with the software, and the ability to rename, rearrange or remove Genius Mixes.

The update also added the ability to automatically convert songs to 128 Kbps AAC format when syncing with a specific device, shrinking the file size to allow users to fit more onto their iPhone, iPod or iPad. Previously that feature was only available for the iPod shuffle.
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Phat!
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FYI: Not that it was expected, but they didn't address the issue with iPhone OS v4.0 that allows you to backup and maintain folders after you add a new app.
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Do we know what the bugs that this update fixes with VoiceOver?
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Only on Winblows could one app crash another.
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Only on Winblows could one app crash another.

What are you referring to?
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Originally Posted by Cubert View Post

Only on Winblows could one app crash another.

Sorry. This little tidbit isn't in the AI article but is in the Macrumors one.

"The Windows version offers a slightly different list of issues addressed, dropping the VoiceOver and Genius Mixes bugs and adding a fix for iTunes crashing when conflicting with other third-party software."
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I wish they would enable use of genius mixes on my iPod classic 120G... \
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Originally Posted by extremeskater View Post

Which has nothing to do with Windows and everything to do with iTunes. If Apple had to peform the fix then it was an iTunes induced crash.

Not necessarily. If you know your software is crashing because of conflicts with other software, and you know why, and you even know it's the other software's fault, what's easier, changing your software to avoid the conflict, or convincing the other vendor to change theirs? Based on the available information, your assertion is unsupported.
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Addresses issues with converting songs to 128 kbps AAC while syncing

I was able to convert my songs to 128 kbps AAC in the last version.
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Can anyone confirm if the Smart List bug is fixed where it doesn't include all of the songs that match the criteria? I've had to turn off the 'live updating' to get around it.
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Addresses issues with converting songs to 128 kbps AAC while syncing

I was able to convert my songs to 128 kbps AAC in the last version.

iTunes already automatically converted songs during syncs on my iPhone 3G.
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Well, this update did not fix the extremely slow sync with the iPad. It still takes a LOT longer than to sync with the iPhone.
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Addresses issues with converting songs to 128 kbps AAC while syncing

I was able to convert my songs to 128 kbps AAC in the last version.

I think they are talking about the Ringtone issue...
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iMac 3.06Ghz 24"; latest OSX; installed update and no longer have output from internal speakers or from the headphone jack; your help? TIA Michael
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iMac 3.06Ghz 24"; latest OSX; installed update and no longer have output from internal speakers or from the headphone jack; your help? TIA Michael
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iMac 3.06Ghz 24"; latest OSX; installed update and no longer have output from internal speakers or from the headphone jack; your help? TIA Michael

Go into the Control Panel, then the Output tab, and ensure a sound device is listed there and that it's not muted. Try selecting Internal Speakers and ensure the volume is turned up to the middle setting.
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iMac 3.06Ghz 24"; latest OSX; installed update and no longer have output from internal speakers or from the headphone jack; your help? TIA Michael

Have you restarted your computer?

Did you check System Preferences » Sounds » Output tab to see if Internal Speakers is selected or even available?

Did you have headphones in the jack and then remove them, thus causing the issue? If so, replace them, restart and after it boots up then remove them again.
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Which has nothing to do with Windows and everything to do with iTunes. If Apple had to peform the fix then it was an iTunes induced crash.

Currently doing the upgrade on 1 of my 2 iPhones. 2g & 3G. I currently have a Droid and will upgrade to the Incredible as soon as it comes available.

iTunes is going through every song (about 2 seconds per song) as well as a half hour backup of my iPOS (current to now on firmware and iTunes).

UNACCEPTABLE! A full updated for a 0.0.1 upgrade and it's going to take hours for each phone (that I use as iPods).

Apple has to get their Shit Together. a 0.0.1 upgrade should be as simple as an upgrade on Windows or Apple.

Android has Apple's POS Mobile POS OS beat on every front.

APPLE & STEVE JOBS. GET OFF YOUR LAZY ASS AND GET A VERSION OF ITUNES THAT DOESN'T SUCK ON THE PC.

AND WHILE YOU'RE AT IT. GET TRUE MULTI-TASKING. THE CURRENT BS OFFERINGS AS TO WHY YOU ARE NOT DOING IT ARE BS.

Sent from my iPhone.
Steve Jobs. No big deal.
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The voice over is for the shuffle, I hope? Ty.
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Still does not address the syncing issues with Outlook/MobileMe (i.e. all day appointments a day out, other appointments shifted by one or more hours) that 9.1's release introduced.

The slap in the face for people who really make use of their Outlook calendars on their iPhones continues
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Wow, now only 4 times bigger than songbird and supports about half of the file formats! That's what I call progress. I'm not saying songbird is especially high quality, but iTunes is definitely stagnating due to Apple's absolute lack of competitors in this category.

I'd love it if Apple would blow up iTunes, and come up with something about half as big that supports FLAC (if my TV can read and play FLAC from a USB stick, then iTunes should be able to as well, sorry) and can deal with a library over 100GB without constant interface lagging. It feels like they just keep adding junk onto it like some sort of music frankenstein, while the underlying problems just keeping getting more crap piled on top of them which they in turn cause problems with.
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I long for the day when Apple will finally realise iTunes on Windows is a bloated, unreliable, incredibly poorly written piece of junk and re-write it from the ground up.

iTunes is the only PC application I've ever seen that can totally lock up even the most powerful PCs for many minutes at a time when syncing a USB device. How is that even possible? Apple must have tried incredibly hard to write something this awful.
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Since I updated, iTunes doesn't work. Or rather, it boots up, and then gets stuck 9/10ths of the way through "Updating iTunes Library".

Anyone else have this, or a suggestion about how to fix it? I'm not impressed.
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Originally Posted by kotatsu View Post

... iTunes is the only PC application I've ever seen that can totally lock up even the most powerful PCs for many minutes at a time when syncing a USB device. How is that even possible?

Maybe you have a USB driver issue. I know people who don't have "the most powerful PCs" and don't have this problem.
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Originally Posted by machei View Post

Since I updated, iTunes doesn't work. Or rather, it boots up, and then gets stuck 9/10ths of the way through "Updating iTunes Library".

Anyone else have this, or a suggestion about how to fix it? I'm not impressed.

http://www.google.com/search?aq=1&oq...+library+hangs

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Originally Posted by Superbass View Post

Wow, now only 4 times bigger than songbird and supports about half of the file formats! That's what I call progress. I'm not saying songbird is especially high quality, but iTunes is definitely stagnating due to Apple's absolute lack of competitors in this category.

I'd love it if Apple would blow up iTunes, and come up with something about half as big that supports FLAC (if my TV can read and play FLAC from a USB stick, then iTunes should be able to as well, sorry) and can deal with a library over 100GB without constant interface lagging. It feels like they just keep adding junk onto it like some sort of music frankenstein, while the underlying problems just keeping getting more crap piled on top of them which they in turn cause problems with.

Why would apple throw in a lot support for codecs that the iPod/iPhone doesn't support? iTunes is primarily written for Apple products. Why complicate it with formats that their devices don't play? As to Songbird vs. iTunes, if you don't like iTunes, use Songbird. Not a difficult decision.

Perhaps when songbird gets the full feature set of iTunes (can it even rip music yet?), it will increase in size.
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Originally Posted by Cinemagic View Post

Well, this update did not fix the extremely slow sync with the iPad. It still takes a LOT longer than to sync with the iPhone.

This AM I stopped my sync at 43 minutes. Before it never took more than 5 minutes. And this is on an intel iMac using 10.6.3, itunes 9.1.1 and iphone 3.1.3. This is unacceptable.
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iTunes 9.1.1 - this must have been an emergency update in the US!
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Originally Posted by machei View Post

Since I updated, iTunes doesn't work. Or rather, it boots up, and then gets stuck 9/10ths of the way through "Updating iTunes Library".

Anyone else have this, or a suggestion about how to fix it? I'm not impressed.

Yes, I have the same problem. After updating to 9.1.1 I get the "Updating iTunes Library" and before it completes iTunes crashes.
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