iTunes, iTunes, iTunes…

While I have been using iTunes to sync my iPod and encode mp3s for years now, I was not extensively using it as a media player. Winamp had this role, until last week. As I wrote the other day, I finally put together my indie rock collection of 9 GBs, and I spent 3 days finding artwork and fixing meta-tags.

So when all was done, I needed to enjoy the whole thing. So I started playing the music, sorted by artist. At the end of the day, I turned off iTunes, put my PC to sleep and went to bed. The next day, I open again iTunes to continue listening to my music in order, but I was greeted by a negative surprise: iTunes doesn’t “remember” which song was the one last played. It loads the song library again from the beginning!

This was a big surprise to me, because simply, the iPod does remember when you put it on stand-by. Given the fact that iTunes doesn’t have a stand-by mode, and I don’t want it to eat all this RAM at all times (hey, sometimes I need lots of RAM for my video projects and so I need to conserve as much as I can), I need iTunes to remember. But it doesn’t…

Update: Finally, my iPhone review is up.


Adam S wrote on October 26th, 2007 at 1:56 PM PST:

iTunes does remember. Go to “Recently played” to find the last song you were using.

It won’t pick up in the same place if you double click from that screen, but it will show you the last song.

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Eugenia wrote on October 26th, 2007 at 2:12 PM PST:

This is just too cumbersome. I need to go there manually and then go to my library and find out where it is using the Library’s sorting method. It’s just not cool. Sorry, but the iPod does it better.

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