Tuesday, July 10, 2007

...And Random Computer-Related Bitching

Ah. So, when they say "upgrade iTunes," apparently what they actually mean is "downgrade iTunes." Good to know. May have been better to know before I did it, though.


  1. I've lost track of how many times I've told iTunes no on the upgrade. I'm sure one day I'll wake up and find I'm using a version that's sixty years out of date...but at least it will work.

  2. I kept telling it "no," too, but I finally broke down and "upgraded" for two reasons. One is that it kept having trouble getting a particular podcast I'm extremely fond of, and I thought it might help. (It didn't.) The other is that I really wanted the option to purchase non-DRM-laden music, since the DRM is mostly what's been keeping me from buying stuff from them. It was only after noting that none of the albums I wanted to buy had any indication that they were available in DRM-free version and reluctantly deciding to compromise my principles and buy them anyway that I realized the reason it wasn't showing me the option is because it's turned off by default. That in itself was annoying enough, although possibly it's my fault for failing to RTFM. But then it decided to crash on me every time it downloaded a track (and, to add insult to injury, fail to pick up the track, anyway). Aargh. So not worth it.

  3. Lots of people are having problems with the recent iTunes release. The issues appear to be related to video podcasts.

    A fix: Close iTunes. Move your video podcasts from your iTunes folder to another folder. Restart iTunes. Drag iTunes folder into iTunes. Close iTunes. Place video podcasts back into iTunes folder. Restart iTunes. Drag iTunes folder into iTunes. Resubscribe to video podcasts. All better.

    Or: delete all video podcasts in iTunes then resubscribe/redownload.

    Stupid iPhone. That's why the new iTunes version was released.

  4. I'm not subscribed to any video podcasts. I do have a few -- very few -- video files on the thing, though.

  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!