Don't Upgrade To iTunes 8 (...yet)

If you use custom EQs for any of your songs, don't upgrade to iTunes 8. Wait for the next update (which I'm guessing will come pretty quickly since iTunes 8 has a few obvious bugs).

Here's what I noticed immediately after updating to iTunes 8.

Let's say you have a playlist with one song that has a custom EQ preset. After that song plays, iTunes continues to use the custom EQ rather than reverting to the previous setting. For anyone who uses custom EQ presets for specific songs, this renders the entire EQ useless since any song without a custom EQ setting ends up being played with whatever the last custom setting was.

In other words, instead of being able to use a custom EQ for, say, 1 out of every 100 songs, you end up having 99 out of every hundred songs using the wrong EQ.

This is a recurring bug. It happened many versions of iTunes ago and was fixed.

Apparently, it's back.

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UPDATE: 10/03/08 - iTunes has been updated to version 8.0.1, but this particular issue isn't among the things they've fixed.

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Another update to this old post. It's 2010, and by now iTunes is up to version 9. Thankfully, this problem has indeed been fixed. Hooray!

::::: | Tuesday, Sep 16 2008 at 6:30 PM
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Sharkbait said:

Too late for me, but thanks for the tip!

::::: | September 17, 2008 5:59 AM

Shit said:

Shit. Too late for me too, and I use those to clean up imported vinyl. I should know better than to instal a .0 release.

::::: | September 18, 2008 11:33 AM

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