is there a pretty good alternative to itunes?
Posted 13 April 2017 - 03:03 AM
I see so many articles on which s/w is better than itunes etc...which leads me to wonder which would be the best alternative to itunes?
When I was using Iphones and Ipads on a Windows PC, I found that itunes s/w was bloated and slow and resource heavy. And nothing really improved with each successive release. On a Mac, obviously I didn't find any such isssue.
But I am using windows 10 now and have an iphone 7 plus. Could anyone please tell me if there is a good alternative to itunes that would let me move audios, videos, pics etc from pc-iphone and vice-versa, manage files/folders and not be too resource heavy or a pain to download/start the app?
Thanks in advance,
Posted 13 April 2017 - 05:40 AM
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Posted 13 April 2017 - 07:02 AM
Right now I have gotten away from MP3s and I stream with Spotify. If you get a paid subscription I believe you can download and store music but again you are tied into the Spotify client. Fortunately that works well in Linux, Windows, Android and I assume in the Apple universe.
Posted 13 April 2017 - 07:31 AM
Quite some years ago I fitted up my niece with a live version of linux, not sure now which,possibly kanotix or anti-x. This was because her works laptop was locked down and she could not install any programs.
She wanted to manage her iTunes stuff and I found that Amarok would allow her to do what she needed. Not sure exactly waht she wanted to do but she was happy with the set up.
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Posted 13 April 2017 - 07:54 AM
Might be problems with streaming though.
Edited by raymac46, 13 April 2017 - 08:00 AM.
Posted 17 April 2017 - 12:10 AM
Posted 17 April 2017 - 06:11 AM
I don't have any iPhone or iPad, so am not very familiar with managing their media collections, but you might want to try one of the following programs:
- foobar2000 (may need a plugin)
- gPodder (for podcasts)
- MusicBee (may need a plugin)
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Posted 17 April 2017 - 02:03 PM
Besides, we need more girl type members here. I am always impressed with ladies who are interested in computers, Internet, etc. and will make the effort to understand it. You've come to the right place. We have smart ladies and fellows here to help.
Posted 19 April 2017 - 07:51 AM
I despise iTunes.
Posted 20 April 2017 - 02:20 AM
And **** yeah, I have come to the right place with you experts about... a girl has to understand or atleast try to understand that no piece of code/machine can get the better of her!
Posted 20 April 2017 - 05:55 PM
Posted 03 May 2017 - 09:42 PM
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Posted 20 May 2017 - 09:51 AM
A couple how-to links for Groove on the PC:
Add music to Groove on Windows 10 PC
Create or edit a playlist or radio station in Groove on Windows 10
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