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News.com has the following report:

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Apple also is expected to announce a new version of the company's iTunes digital music software supporting new audio codecs that are part of MPEG-4. MPEG-4 is a successor to MPEG-1 and MPEG-2, technologies instrumental for delivering digital broadcast transmissions over cable, satellite and the Web. MPEG-2 also is the video standard adopted by Hollywood for DVDs. In addition, MPEG-4 is seen as a possible successor to MP3, the hugely popular audio format for compressing music digitally.

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What other features are you hoping iTunes 3 will have? Audion is my mp3 player of choice, however, if the upcoming Audion 3.0 does not support MPEG-4, and thus AAC, I might have to switch to iTunes 3. In that case, I am hoping that iTunes will have a built-in soundwave editor so that one can delete gaps between songs.
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post #2 of 24
NOW we'll see a Windows version of iTunes! Let wintel users have a good long look not only @ their iPods, but at iTunes, and let them start importing their CDs to either MP3, AAC - or WMA!

Bets on how long it would take for WMA to be dropped like a rock?
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post #3 of 24
I'd like I Tunes to get a wave editor with crossfades for making mix cd's. I'd also like a normalize feature to prevent huge volume swings from song to song and while we're at it a way to export playlist text to a pre formatted cd label.
post #4 of 24
I actually sent the iTunes guys feedback a few months back on the crossfading for CDs - that would rock, though I'm sure there are legal issues involved (struck me after I fired off feedback)

Short of that, and more codecs, CPU usage is the big thing. I'd rather have a more CPU friendly iTunes than any new features any day... WinAMP on my old P3 uses less than 2% of resources (and can rip at 40x, but that's another frustration altogether... I simply hate using that box, though)
post #5 of 24
**** THE WINDOWS USERS/ **** THEM STRAIT IN THEIR "Why doesn't it have a floppy drive?" Asses!

Sorry, but giving windows these things is a bad idea, THESE are the reasons why a Mac is so much better

[ 07-13-2002: Message edited by: Nebagakid ]

EDIT: Uhh moderators, shouldn't "asses" be covered up? Please fix, thanks!

[ 07-13-2002: Message edited by: Nebagakid ]</p>
post #6 of 24
[quote]Originally posted by trick fall:
<strong>I'd like I Tunes to get a wave editor with crossfades for making mix cd's. I'd also like a normalize feature to prevent huge volume swings from song to song and while we're at it a way to export playlist text to a pre formatted cd label.</strong><hr></blockquote>

You can change the volume of each song currently in iTunes. Also, I think there is an AppleScript to export playlists to CD labels using AppleWorks. If you're talking about the actual custom labels that go on CDs, Discus CD Labeling Software can import iTunes' exported lists.
post #7 of 24
I appreciate the suggestion frawgz, but I want I Tunes to ask me something like, "Would you like to auto level selections" and "Would you like to export list to cd label?"

Simple, I use a mac cause it's easier, ya know?
post #8 of 24
[quote]Originally posted by trick fall:
<strong>I appreciate the suggestion frawgz, but I want I Tunes to ask me something like, "Would you like to auto level selections"
Simple, I use a mac cause it's easier, ya know?</strong><hr></blockquote>

Agreed... I have like 1200 songs. If I were to normalize the songs manually, that would take hours. Also, other songs have quiet parts and loud parts... I would like it if it could automatically make portions of the song louder and quieter, but this you would have to do on a per song basis and with more manual controls so your songs don't sound like on the radio when DJs talk over songs and the song gets quieter when they're talking. I hate radio sometimes
post #9 of 24
From: <a href="http://www.apple.com/quicktime/products/qtss/" target="_blank">http://www.apple.com/quicktime/products/qtss/</a>



J :cool:

Edit: Damn image

[ 07-15-2002: Message edited by: Jamie ]</p>
post #10 of 24
Ok who says Apple doesn't read AI?

I posted that and about one minute later it was removed from Apple's site! <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />

J :cool:
post #11 of 24
now it's CONFIRMED: Apple monitors AI !
<a href="http://forums.appleinsider.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=3&t=001096" target="_blank">read on how Jamie found out that Apple monitors AI...</a>

[ 07-15-2002: Message edited by: Defiant ]</p>
post #12 of 24
Hey, is that iTunes 3 an oops slippup at Apple? Did they actually just let one of the cats out of the bag BEFORE an expo? Wow, we should red letter this date.
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post #13 of 24
For a second, I thought you would be able to stream MP3's/AAC's FROM iTunes, using .Mac accounts or something like that... damn it...
post #14 of 24
[quote]Originally posted by Defiant:
<strong>now it's CONFIRMED: Apple monitors AI !
<a href="http://forums.appleinsider.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=3&t=001096" target="_blank">read on how Jamie found out that Apple monitors AI...</a>
</strong><hr></blockquote>

Are you linking back to this same thread intentionally, or is there another thread?
post #15 of 24
[quote]Originally posted by Nebagakid:
<strong>Sorry, but giving windows these things is a bad idea, THESE are the reasons why a Mac is so much better</strong><hr></blockquote>

It's actually a very good idea. It's just a matter of do you dummy down their version, like frequently happens to Mac versions, or do you just charge them a fee for the equivalent of full mac functionality. Or just make it shareware that is free for a trial month then shuts itself off.

There is no reason not to release iTunes 3 for the PC it is just a matter of what Apple's goals are and how they decide to implement it exactly.

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post #16 of 24
If the reports of bringing the iPod to Windows are true, Apple will probably just distribute iTunes 3 with it exclusively. That is, they may not have a free Windows download unless you buy an iPod (or pirate it from someone who did buy one).
post #17 of 24
**** the Windows Users
post #18 of 24
[quote]Originally posted by BuonRotto:
<strong>If the reports of bringing the iPod to Windows are true, Apple will probably just distribute iTunes 3 with it exclusively. That is, they may not have a free Windows download unless you buy an iPod (or pirate it from someone who did buy one).</strong><hr></blockquote>

Why go thru all that effort when they can just plug it into Media Player or Real Player?
post #19 of 24
Maybe the WIndows comaptible iPod could have firmware that played "Buy a Macintosh" about every 10-12 seconds.. in a almost inaudible voice.. sort of like planting a seed in the subconscious mind of the windows users. (or would that be unconscious)

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post #20 of 24
[quote]Originally posted by sizzle chest:
<strong>

Are you linking back to this same thread intentionally, or is there another thread?</strong><hr></blockquote>

I'm linking back to this thread intentionally...
post #21 of 24
[quote]Originally posted by Masker:
<strong>Maybe the WIndows comaptible iPod could have firmware that played "Buy a Macintosh" about every 10-12 seconds.. in a almost inaudible voice.. sort of like planting a seed in the subconscious mind of the windows users. (or would that be unconscious)

MSKR</strong><hr></blockquote>

So... we're talking about the creation of...

iPod People!!! <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />

Screed
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post #22 of 24
[quote]Originally posted by Nebagakid:
<strong>**** the Windows Users</strong><hr></blockquote>

I feel honored
post #23 of 24
[quote]Originally posted by Nebrie:
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Why go thru all that effort when they can just plug it into Media Player or Real Player?</strong><hr></blockquote>

Answer: auto synchronization of the music libraries, equalizers, etc. True plug-n-play type stuff that you'd have to do manually otherwise. If you're going to sell the iPod to Windows users (BTW, I'm not a huge fan of this idea because I think the iPod loses its appeal as a compelling reason to switch) you want the full iPod experience, half of which depends on iTunes, and is much more compelling than the iPod's physical characteristics alone.
post #24 of 24
[quote]Sorry, but giving windows these things is a bad idea, THESE are the reasons why a Mac is so much better<hr></blockquote> If apple doesn't write a version for windows. There might be some mac user that is forced to use windows at work that'll write a skin/plugin combo when winamp3 is final. Although it'd have to be underground since apple's lawyers would 'fly off the handle'.
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