getting out of itunes

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jazzing up

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getting out of itunes
« on: 22 Nov 2017, 01:30 pm »
finding that room for storing cd’s was pushing me out the door a friend suggested storing them on the computer.  i’m regretting the move because i’m in the clutches of itunes.  is there anyway i can access my itunes library and play my music independent of itunes?

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Re: getting out of itunes
« Reply #1 on: 22 Nov 2017, 02:08 pm »
Greetings & Welcome to AC jazzing up  :thumb:  I'm sure you'll get some good suggestions to address your issue, lots of knowledgeable & helpful folks here abouts.

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Re: getting out of itunes
« Reply #2 on: 22 Nov 2017, 02:14 pm »
Many music player programs (JRiver, Vox, Audirvana, etc.) will import all your iTunes songs and play them in a new window.  Programs like BitPerfect, Pure Music, etc. use the iTunes window and work in the background.  Do a little checking around to see which interface fits your needs best.  Some programs are free, some cheap and others (roon) are pretty pricey.  Good luck in your search and glad you've joined Audio Circle.

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Re: getting out of itunes
« Reply #3 on: 22 Nov 2017, 03:12 pm »
Welcome jazzing up :thumb:

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Re: getting out of itunes
« Reply #4 on: 22 Nov 2017, 04:12 pm »
  is there anyway i can access my itunes library and play my music independent of itunes?

Drag your music files from iTunes to another folder (e.g. external pocket drive). Then use something like VLC or JRiver to play back. (They also playback Flac/hi-res if that's what you're into...)

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Re: getting out of itunes
« Reply #5 on: 22 Nov 2017, 06:47 pm »
Welcome!

kgturner

Re: getting out of itunes
« Reply #6 on: 22 Nov 2017, 08:45 pm »
I like JRiver. Since you have iTunes, it might be safe to assume you have an iPhone. You can download the JRemote app and use your phone to control your library. I'm sure there are other solutions. I just chose JRiver for it's ease of use and relatively large user base.

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Re: getting out of itunes
« Reply #7 on: 22 Nov 2017, 09:42 pm »
I'm another JRiver convertee. Easy to use, even for a tech illiterate schmuck like me!!!!

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Re: getting out of itunes
« Reply #8 on: 22 Nov 2017, 10:54 pm »
Welcome to the best place in the world to ask audio questions and have lots of folks want the help you spend some money.

There is a Disk less Circle where questions are asked and answered.

You might mention how many CD's and equipment and that cash of money only you know about.  And then post pictures.

Welcome  Alan

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Re: getting out of itunes
« Reply #9 on: 23 Nov 2017, 02:17 pm »
Hello and welcome to AC, jazzing up.

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Re: getting out of itunes
« Reply #10 on: 23 Nov 2017, 11:12 pm »
iTunes the store or iTunes the program?

I use PureVinyl player which uses iTunes as an interface and improves the quality of the output. iTunes gets a bit clumsy if you have lots of tunes (and supposedly gets worse with newer versions, i am running OSX 10.8 on my dedicated macMini.

I was just looking at Roon, which can directly access the iTunes Library. At some point i will see if it matched the sound quality of PureVinyl + iTunes.

dave