Itunes Really Sucks

Discussion in 'Apple' started by IdRatherBeSkiing, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

    I have been having a very strange issue with iTunes. It started happening before the last update and continues with iTunes12.

    Firstly, I have gotten a lot of music from greatest hits packages. This means the year tagged on a particular song is often that of the Greatest Hits package rather than when the actual song was released. Earlier this year, I decided to correct that. So I added the correct year to most of my tracks which did not have it. One of my playlists I actually sort by the year so I get a collection of hits moving from 1977 --> 1985.

    The problem is that iTunes seems to scramble the years on a select set of songs for no particular reason. It seems to so so whenever I open the iTunes store for ANY reason. And it does not scramble to the original date of the greatest hits album. Its something completely random. For example, the first song on my playlist becomes Gloria by Laura Branigan with a new year assigned of 1970. If I play or do a Get Info on this track, it immediately fixes itself and moves back to 1982 both in the setting and position on playlist. I have a whole bunch which assign themselves years 1997 --> 2000 for no good reason.

    Anyway, I feel I needed to vent and this is my venue of choice. My only conclusion is iTunes SUCKS. I also post in case there is an off chance that there is a setting "Completely Fuck Up Song Year" buried somewhere which I may have checked and somebody knows where it is.
     
  2. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Shouldn't the word "Still" be in the title?
     
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  3. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    I have no real advice to give you because I haven't encountered that problem... but, you have my sympathy.
    I spent countless hours (days, weeks) fixing my thousands of songs to the year they were released or became hits.
    I've got playlists for each year from 1955 through 1996 based on the year of the song. Like you, I'd be pretty upset if it all got messed up.
     
  4. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

    Truth be told I may not have noticed it as consistent behavior if I did not have the specific playlist ordered by year.


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  5. Casual Fan

    Casual Fan Surprisingly nice

    iTunes is a miserable piece of crap, especially on Windows.
     
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  6. Evil_Ernie

    Evil_Ernie Smell my finger

    It's [​IMG] time!! :p:D
     
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  7. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

    Latest iTunes/iOS8.1 bug: I have pretty much filled up my 64Gb iPhone5 so I had to make selections about which music I keep on my phone. On Sunday I synced again to update some photos. Turns out 1/2 the music I had said 'yes -- put on my phone' was not there. I resynced again and this seems to have fixed the issue. But there was no reason to remove 200 songs on a whim.

    Once of the reasons I like Apple is because their software has always been relatively stable, moreso than Android for example (IMHO). But shit like this makes me think that if I am going to have to babysit every part of the OS, I may as well get an Android. Not a happy camper. Fortunately Slacker worked today.
     
  8. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

    This is definitely a bug with iPOS8.1. It is deleting songs now for no reason without even syncing.
     
  9. Casual Fan

    Casual Fan Surprisingly nice

    Have you been on an Apple forum to see if other are having this problem?
     
  10. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

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  11. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

    iTunes has fucked up my library producing duplicates galore which has triggered an iPOS bug. I am really starting to hate Apple. Completely shitty quality control across the board.
     
  12. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    Not to mention you seem to have the worst luck with this stuff.. All the updates that work just fine on my devices seem to cause problems on yours.
     
  13. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

    If I didn't have bad luck I would have no luck at all.


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  14. Evil_Ernie

    Evil_Ernie Smell my finger

    :p

     
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  15. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Have you done the reset to factory thing?
     
  16. Casual Fan

    Casual Fan Surprisingly nice

    This is what you get for being late two years in a row.

    What? Just sayin'.

    :D
     
  17. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

    According to Google that won't help since the trigger is in iTunes.


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  18. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Drag.....
     
  19. Ehilbert1

    Ehilbert1 Ooh-Rah!!!!

    IdRatherBeSkiiing,

    Watch going to those forums and asking questions. I check out some when my iPad got screwed up from the update. There are so many douche bags in some of them. I went to Apple Insider and someone was asking questions talking about a problem with the iPad and iPhone. Man they got hammered. People called him a liar and said he doesn't own any Apple products. All he was trying to do was get some help. There was one guy that has like 36,000 posts in like 3 years hammering the poor guy. I know there are idiots everywhere but on that forum their douche bags I would love to meet in person.
     
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  20. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

    I just googled my issue and got the answer. I know there are places where you dare not suggest that Apple could have a bug.


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