Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:13 PM
Apple has seen fit to ignore the dictum "the enemy of good is better" so I need to revert! Thanks, Tom
The current version of iTunes (version 11) works with Snow Leopard as long as it is 10.6.8.
You can download it here: http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/
If mean that you don't like iTunes 11 and want an older version (it was not clear from your post), then you can get iTunes 10.7 here: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1576
Note that if you upgraded your iTunes library to iTunes 11, then I don't believe it is a simple process to go back from iTunes 11 to iTunes 10.7...but I could be wrong.
Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:54 AM
Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:59 AM
Downgrading iTunes v 11 to v 10 instructions are available online. Haven't tried it myself, but reportedly it works. Searching for "downgrade iTunes 11 to 10.7 mac" will yield plenty of results like this
Research properly and proceed if you are comfortable. Having a full backup is a good thing, as you should always be able to use add to library to bring your separate music back into iTunes.
Note that for downloading track names, album artwork, etc during import the computer has to have the correct date & time, and you have to have logged in at least once to an iTunes account on that system, to establish it as an authorized system, iirc. I was using an old system to rip some audio discs a few weeks back and iTunes wouldn't fetch data till I sorted those things out.
This post has been edited by icerabbit: 17 January 2013 - 12:18 PM
Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:51 PM
This makes no sense. Regardless of whether you allow iTunes to organize your content, if you rip a CD it will by default put the tracks into the most appropriate location it can find/make in the configured media folder. That's not new with iTunes 11 - it predates the product even being called iTunes. If you think about it, I think you'll see that there's no reasonable alternative to that behavior. Content ripped from CD or purchased from the iTunes store has to go *somewhere* initially even if you move it after the fact. The option to not organize the library only applies to media that came to your machine through some other mechanism than iTunes in the first place.
Content ripped from CD by iTunes only has more meaningful names if you provided them or if the CD was identified in the GraceNote music database. Again, not new or even recent.