View Full Version : Using itunes as the source of music/playlists-goodidea or risky?

2004-08-26, 13:12
>>> jack (AT) monkeynoodle (DOT) org 8/26/2004 4:00:56 PM >>>
>Caution, heretical viewpoint coming :)
>I can't stand iTunes or the iPod -- my wife has that setup,
>and both have taken a lot more learning curve than my
>iRiver IHP-120 and a file browser. I guess they're trying
>to make it intuitive and easy for people who don't know
>anything about computers, but in the doing so they've
>made it difficult for people who do know computers, IMHO.

So now I'm going to sound like I've got some sort of
multiple personality disorder...

I agree with Jack. I use iTunes becasue it was much easier to
teach my wife and kids how to use it to get around the music
while sitting in front of the computers. I didn't feel like
having another music player (WinAmp, MusicMatch) running
just because I liked that one better. Now that softsqueeze and
the web browser have made slimserver much more user friendly,
I've slowly been weaning my kids off iTunes. They aren't
allowed to buy the DRM-crippled music anyway, which seems
to be much of the reason for running it in the first place.

Once I get my wife used to using softsqueeze, I think I'll
be deinstalling iTunes and going back to using MusicMatch or