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I've downloaded the new iTunes 10. However I'm also trying to update the firmware on my iPhone and I keep getting the below message once the software update is completed :

There was a problem downloading the software for the iPhone. The connection network timed out.

Make sure your network settings are correct, and your network connection is active.

I don't have a problem in regards to downloading anything, expect when dealing with iTune.

Any clues folks????

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I had that happen to me with one of the past updates too. I just had to be persistent and after about 20 odd attempts it worked. I still have no idea what the problem was though. :whistle:

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I had that happen to me with one of the past updates too. I just had to be persistent and after about 20 odd attempts it worked. I still have no idea what the problem was though. :p

I gave up after the 5th attempt and tried it the opposite way round.

I did a phone restore and everything is now ok :whistle:

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I try and avoid ITunes. I currently use it to rip files from CDs, but that is where it stays.

I tend use Mediamonkey for device syncing, and Windows Explorer to file transfer/moving/archiving.

As an IPhone user, that is likely to be the only system that you can use for general utilities related to the IPhone though. I just have the IPod Classic.

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My mrs got an Ipod touch for Christmas and the update still won't work, get the same message. I've done a bit of research and it seems it might be an antivirus issue.

I've always avoided Apple-related software like the plague, because it's rubbish. I'd love an Iphone, but don't want all the hassle that goes with it. It's a shame their software can't be a good as their hardware.

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I currently use it to rip files from CDs,

Why would you even want to do that? Itunes is the worst cd ripper around, and even more when it's the ONLY reason you use it!

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Why would you even want to do that? Itunes is the worst cd ripper around, and even more when it's the ONLY reason you use it!

What's wrong with iTunes as a CD ripper?

Don't get me wrong, I don't like iTunes as a whole, but there's nothing wrong with the CD ripping facility as far as I've noticed.

My mrs got an Ipod touch for Christmas and the update still won't work, get the same message. I've done a bit of research and it seems it might be an antivirus issue.

I've always avoided Apple-related software like the plague, because it's rubbish. I'd love an Iphone, but don't want all the hassle that goes with it. It's a shame their software can't be a good as their hardware.

Indeed it is. I encountered this problem recently. You have to turn off the firewall in order to do the update. Wonderful. :ninja:

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Why would you even want to do that? Itunes is the worst cd ripper around, and even more when it's the ONLY reason you use it!

Is it?

1. It is fast

2. You can set the output type to the level of quality of that you prefer, right the way to fully uncompressed, so it sounds just like a CD

I do not do anything else with ITunes though.

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By default, itunes is set up to rip to aac, which is not compatible with most stuff outside apple.

Then, the ripping directory is the same as the itunes media library, which if you don't use, will make you dig through folders to get it to your other program. The folder structure is the one used by apple (Artist/Album name), in folders within folders, unable to change that unless done manually.

The lossless encoder is either wav (ugh) or apple lossless (ugh), no option for FLAC.

If you don't do anything else with ituns, you should consider ditching it as well :rolleyes:

(and I use itunes to sync my ipod, but I'd never, EVER, trust and let itunes touch my music library!)

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By default, itunes is set up to rip to aac, which is not compatible with most stuff outside apple.

Then, the ripping directory is the same as the itunes media library, which if you don't use, will make you dig through folders to get it to your other program. The folder structure is the one used by apple (Artist/Album name), in folders within folders, unable to change that unless done manually.

The lossless encoder is either wav (ugh) or apple lossless (ugh), no option for FLAC.

If you don't do anything else with ituns, you should consider ditching it as well :rolleyes:

(and I use itunes to sync my ipod, but I'd never, EVER, trust and let itunes touch my music library!)

I suppose the fact that I've never really had any problems is because my Sony player plays pretty much any audio file type, including AAC. Although the option is there to rip files as MP3 if you prefer, which (as I'm sure you know) is compatible with pretty much all portable audio devices.

And you can choose which folder ripped audio is placed into, this can also be different to the folder used for storing your full media library, although I have no idea why you'd want to do that.

And what's the harm in having to rename files/folders manually? You have to do that in pretty much every audio programme anyway, plus most CDs have the data on them anyway so the need to do that is only really there if you're pedantic and like all of your song titles to be in block capitals or something.

I wholly agree that iTunes is by no means the best programme for ripping CDs, but I reckon that it is more that adequate for regular people who only want to do regular things with their music....like listen to it. But if the person is a proper audiophile then it's probably not for them.

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1. I rip the CD via ITunes to CD or MP3

2. I archive it (moving files to where neccesary) with Windows Explorer (the "my documents" / "my music" menus etc)

3. I tag the files using Tag and Rename from Softpointer

4. I syncronise My MP3 Players in Mediamonkey (free or Gold version available), or just drag and drop / copy and paste. (I use the free version)

'Tag and Rename' costs £20.29 and there is a free unlimited monthly trial available. You pay the one off price and get lifetime updates. It is an advanced tagging system that does filenaming, ID3 (and other ID tags), and adding artwork. You do not have to import your files either, you just click the folder in the left pane and the whole album displays in the main window. It is very easy to use.

If you have any questions about it, leave them below.

I agree fully with what you say about ITunes tags, that can be the same with Windows Media Player as well.

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I use EAC to rip cds to .flac (for storage), then dbpoweramp to mp3, then tag&rename if necessary (which I found years ago, pleased with it 100%), and the .mp3 files will be in their correct directory as per my music library (and my nitpicking abilities) instruct.

After that, winamp for playback on pc, itunes to sync to ipod.

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I am looking for a way to create a WAV and an MP3 Version, but to only tag it once.

MP3 tags are native ish (Tag and rename recognises them) in ITunes, but WAVs do not seem to be, or maybe they both are, because I haven't ripped a WAV for a while.

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Tag&rename is able to tag properly flac files (which don't use the ID3, but vorbis comments), but I'm not sure about wavs (as they are big, lazy, uncompressed, and able to be improved by flacs)

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Tag and Rename does tag WAVs.

I stick to WAVs and Standard MP3s (320kbps Stereo with auto everything else).

I don't bother with any others.

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