iTunes goes blind

Apple released iTunes 5 yesterday along with a selection of new hardware. Because I’ve been having trouble with iTunes 4.9 locking up or losing sight of shared music I eagerly upgraded. Initially the downstairs PC refused to see the shared music from the main machine, and the only way to fix the problem was to downgrade to 4.9 again. After more faffing around it appears that on that machine at least, shared music only appears if iTunes is set to show “radio”. You can set this through View – Preferences, then tick “Radio” on the general tab, this bizzarely enables viewing of shared music.

Only time will tell if it fixes the earlier problems.

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7 Responses to iTunes goes blind

  1. matt says:

    the new version looks ‘sharper’ than the previous on OS X, quite nice, shame I can;t get LastFM to work on the ibook. :(

  2. rjw says:

    It’s certainly a cleaner interface. Still ignores virtually every aspect of windows UI design though :)

  3. Simon says:

    I’m on 4.9.0.17 now. Was forced to upgrade as I forgot to backup 4.5 or whatever I was using before I redid windoze. Don’t think I’ll bother getting V5 yet. Last FM seems to be working which is good :)

  4. Olly says:

    It ignores most of the Mac UI guidelines too Rich ;-)

    I’m not sure I like the new interface. Looks a bit crushed at the top.

  5. rjw says:

    Aye, the top is a bit wrong, but the bottom seems more space-efficient.

  6. alex says:

    i’ve not seen it but i like it