Upcoming iTunes 11 Update to Restore Duplicate Search, Fix Album Art and Movie Streaming Bugs

itunes 11 iconIn his review of iTunes 11, AllThingsD's Walt Mossberg notes that Apple is preparing a minor update to address several issues with the initial release of the software. Among the changes included in the update will be the return of a feature that allows users to find duplicate songs in their libraries.

A feature that finds duplicate entries is missing. Apple says it will soon be restored in a minor update of the program.

In my tests, some album covers were missing in album view. Apple says this is a rare bug, but one it has solved and will fix in a minor update soon. Another bug the company says will be remedied prevents owners of Apple TVs from wirelessly streaming cloud-based movies to their TVs.

Mossberg also reports that Apple has no intention of bringing back the Cover Flow view of album art, with the company finding that few users were interested in it and the new Expanded View offering a fresh take on integrating large album art into library browsing.

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Top Rated Comments

Mr. Gates Avatar
152 months ago
Here is the deal with CoverFlow

IT WAS AN OPTION ! You didn't have to like it or use it at all !

For having your songs on shuffle with a stereo system hooked up to the TV it was Awesome !

Saying you're glad it's gone is stupid.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nrose101 Avatar
152 months ago
How about also bringing back the cover art on the bottom left??? :mad:
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chriscrk Avatar
152 months ago
I want to be able to re-size my album artwork :(

I don't understand why they felt the need to remove that feature.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bobobenobi Avatar
152 months ago
Amarra or PureMusic

Snake oil for suckers.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Junkyman Avatar
152 months ago
Missing the feature to have album art on the left looking at my song list.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kavika411 Avatar
152 months ago
Why dont they upgrade the sound engine too so that we can stop using applications like Amarra or PureMusic in order to get some descent sound quality?

Not to derail the thread, but can you teach me what you mean by this? I wasn't aware that there were apps that had better sound quality than iTunes. Or, put another way, I didn't realize that iTunes had bad sound quality (unrelated to inherent mp3-type issues). I'm quite curious. Thanks.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)