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Itunes 8 Issues

I am using Apple iTunes 8 and have noticed that it slows down the whole system when it is running, especially when ripping CD's, making my computer almost unusable. I am using AMD Sempron 1.79GHz with 512M RAM. It struggles when Firefox 3 is running slow with iTunes, but fast otherwise. Any suggestions or alternatives?

-EDIT: I bought some music through iTunes

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Haha

Any suggestions or alternatives
Don't use iTunes. Use something like Songbird. Blum

Really, this question is better asked in a Mac / iTunes forum.

In my experience, iTunes has always had RAM eating and crashing issues.

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Ha

- I feel compelled to reply because the specs on my comp are almost the same as yours (Sempron/512MB), and I've experienced similar problems as well.
Lifehacker did a post on iTunes alternatives a while back. Maybe that will help. I've tried Floola (runs right off the iPod)and it worked OK, besides being a bit buggy. Also, +1 for Songbird, it's suprisingly similar to iTunes once you get the right add-ons, and it's lighter too.

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Thx for the post, I used songbird/yamipod.

Songbird and Yamipod both worked like a charm. Songbird is reasonably fast, too. The only problem is iTunes' DRM. I guess they won't go anywhere, I just won't use it very much.

"Variables won't; constants aren't."

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Songbird ftw.

awesome software.

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Ya...

It is a pretty bad resource hogger... Even on macs it uses quite a bit of your computer's resources... There really is nothing you can do about it. :/
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Over 1G RAM User

I have never had a slow problem with iTUNES, however, My itunse 8 is Pink and Purple which makes the screen hurt my eyes.

Load the App and Play :evil:

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actually I have over 1gig of

actually I have over 1gig of ram 2.0 ghz processor (dualcore) and it's slow as molasses running up hill during winter

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LOL

I had never heard of molasses before so lmao before and again after wikiing it.

Oh and another vote for SongBird. With a 6000 song collection, all tagged, with album art and 20+ addons it does take a couple seconds to run with 2 gb ram and 2.? dual core but still its a great app.

Am scratching the days away on my wall waiting for Ryan to update to Pre-Release Blum

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Quoted!

Quoted!

But there’s no sense crying over every mistake,
You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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You have to put brackets "()"

You have to put brackets "()" around iTunes otherwise it's actually misquoting him Blum

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that reminds me of the old

that reminds me of the old Misquote game in the forum somewhere. Biggrin

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You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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Hmmm

They updated iTunes today and it supposedly makes it faster... I haven't tried it on either my Mac or windows computer yet so.... We will see =_=

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The songbird update promised

The songbird update promised the same idea, but they actually follow through with it

Lead, Follow, or get out of the way.

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actually...

Actually I did notice that iTunes is faster with this release. It is nice cause now my brother can sync his iPod without iTunes freezing :/

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Wha was that benawsome?

I can't hear you over my awesome Rockbox iPod! Blum

I have an iPod, but I'm not tied to iTunes or anything, mostly because I hacked my iPod... I don't like Apple, due to the fact that they are crazy proprietary, but their tech they make looks amazing.

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...

I use Rockbox too Blum its my brother that uses the iPod. I would install Rockbox on his but he has one of the newer nanos Sad I got 12 gbs (8gb built in + 4gb microsd card) of pure music and vids on my Sandisk Sansa e280R. Oh and btw you spelled my name wrong Blum

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I have a friend with Ipod

I have a friend with an Ipod that has Ipod Linux installed Wink

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Well, being a fair geek... :P

I installed iPodLinux, too. I don't sync my music using songbird (iTunes, or anything else for that matter). My iPod is basically a toy...A $200+ toy. ^_^

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lol

lol I am getting the $400+ toy (iPod Touch 32gb) when I get my new MacBook Pro Blum

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