getTunes
getTunes
2.3.6

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getTunes2.3.6

08 January 2005

Download songs from Rendezvous shared iTunes libraries.

Overview

getTunes is a Mac version of myTunes, a small application that allows users to download music from local Rendezvous-shared music libraries (instead of streaming the songs). Don't steal music.

What's new in getTunes

Version 2.3.6:
  • Moved to sourceforge
  • Fixed issue where getTunes would disconnect after downloading a couple of songs.
  • The user preferences are now read. Doh!

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198 Reviews of getTunes

4.5
Anonymous
06 January 2004
Version: 1.2

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Nice little hack. Good example of what an experienced unix user can do .
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Robstranaut
15 October 2008
Version: 2.3.6
Does not work at all. Tired of entering my password even after following "NetInfo Manager" steps.
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Slfmade
28 September 2006
Version: 2.3.6
does not work at all, just continues to ask for admin password every minute or so and does nothing, no idea how it even works.
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Dchammer
01 August 2006
Version: 2.3.6
Doesn't work for me. Just keeps asking for my password, then freezes up and I have to force quit to make it stop.
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Oligore
01 April 2006
Version: 2.3.6
This is agreat program it helps me to get songs from my friends commputers over airport without having to goto the actual files
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Joshua
06 September 2005
Version: 2.3.6
Cannont add songs from songs downloaded into LimeWire shared folders. X.3.9 itunes v.4.9 just stalls on add, but can switch to different library that is not limewire tunes and it is fine.
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Anonymous
21 May 2005
Version: 2.3.6
is there any sharing program that works with 4.8?
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Anonymous
12 May 2005
Version: 2.3.6
Hi Guys, since yesterday I have iTunes 4.8. My version of getTunes is not working anymore. When do you release a new version of getTunes for iTunes 4.8. Thx and have a nice day!!!
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Anonymous
02 March 2005
Version: 2.3.6
Blue Coconut is better
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Anonymous
25 February 2005
Version: 2.3.6
anyone know how to get this to work in iTunes 4.7.1 and OS X 10.3.8? I just updated my software and now my favorite app doesn't work! Help!
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Anonymous
27 January 2005
Version: 2.3.6
Try OurTunes. Works fine for me in iTunes 4.7. I'm holding off upgrading to 4.7.1. http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/15730
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Anonymous
27 January 2005
Version: 2.3.6
Try checking out this site: http://ot.f00f.com/
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Anonymous
22 January 2005
Version: 2.3.6
Anyone having trouble with itunes 4.7 where the song won't even show up in the gettunes window?
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Anonymous
21 January 2005
Version: 2.3.6
getTunes 2.3.6 isn't working with iTunes 4.7.1. Nothing downloads. "ERROR: cannot download songs," it says.
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Anonymous
17 January 2005
Version: 2.3.6
Absolutely fabulous! I've had no problems....am totally loving Get Tunes!
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Anonymous
16 January 2005
Version: 2.3.6
Does not work at all for me at iTunes 4.7.1 / Mac OS 10.3.7. I cannot add any song and I cannot even quit the app :( Please improve getTunes, it worked for me once (on iTunes 4.6) !
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Anonymous
14 January 2005
Version: 2.3.6
This works fine for me with iTunes 4.7.1, with one minor error. I add a bunch of songs to the download list, click download, get an error and the first song on the list is removed from the list, I click download again and it downloads the songs. I did not need to use the patch.
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Anonymous
10 January 2005
Version: 2.3.6
Has anyone got this to work?
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Anonymous
09 January 2005
Version: 2.3.6
Authentication = Bad and unnecessary.
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Anonymous
09 January 2005
Version: 2.3.6
I don't understand why I need to be a user with high privileges to use this program. If I use it as a normal user it asks to me for an authentication password (I guess it's the root password) but everything I provide I get the same window again; until I cancel and the program stops.
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4.25
Anonymous
08 January 2005
Version: 2.3.6
To NW, You are a successful speaker, one simple comment and get a lot of response. My opinion is that, the features of this application might meant for some other function, not as what you think "Stealing". If you think that all those people download this application purpose is to steal music, then all transport driver are danger, cos all transport able speeding. All cheff are danger as well, cos knife able murder people.... What I trying to say is that, as long as you know it's illegal, yourself don't do it that's all. There are still bad people found their way to steal even without this application. In fact you might making people realize how to steal music with this application after read your comment. Hope you understand. All the best and Happy New Year.
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Anonymous
08 January 2005
Version: 2.3.6
NW: To your question - did you know that there is music that is free to be shared also?
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Anonymous
07 January 2005
Version: 2.3.6
i predict that the guy thqt wrote this is going to be contacted shortly by a apple lawyer.
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Anonymous
07 January 2005
Version: 2.3.6
Don't steal music The author says. So why release this piece of software?
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Anonymous
01 January 2005
Version: 2.3.6
visit http://sourceforge.net/projects/gettunes/, there you can find a patch that fixes the problem with 4.7, you've got to have some expertise with Xcode though... beside this problem, i can't find any hosts, probably because I'm on a wireless network, does anyone know how to fix this?
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Anonymous
24 December 2004
Version: 2.3.6
what the heck me too. Please someone help us.
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Anonymous
13 December 2004
Version: 2.3.6
Yeah it still has the error with 4.7 (ERROR: Selection contains non-shared music).
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Anonymous
11 December 2004
Version: 2.3.6
how do i get to play songs i get from get tunes if it asks " this computer is not authorized to play" and wants anther password which would not know as i got the song from a network with out the password. is there a hack to get around this?
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4.25
llama llama duck
09 December 2004
Version: 2.3.6
Doesn't work with iTunes 4.7. It's still giving me the unshared music error.
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4.5
Anonymous
03 December 2004
Version: 2.3.6
This is a great little app, i find it very useful because at home i have many different songs on different computers. I love this application, but just a downside: why must it ask for a password and does it have to be admin because it does not work on some users on my computer.
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Anonymous
01 December 2004
Version: 2.3.6
why does it ask me for an Authorization password??
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Anonymous
29 November 2004
Version: 2.3.6
Why can't I download 2.3.6? It keeps coming up saying that there is nothing for it to attache it to. I did delete my old version, is 2.3.6 only like a piggyback to the old version?
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4.75
Anonymous
25 November 2004
Version: 2.3.6
still not working with 4.7 - good in older versions - also- to those of you who think this will ruin iTunes. It won't because it doesn't allow you to get AAC copy protected files. All this does for you as share music of your own network and download it - which is very convienient if you have different music on different machines. excellent program.
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Anonymous
25 November 2004
Version: 2.3.6
you have to cut and paste this link, but it works with itunes 4.7. It automatically downloads then you just need to start it. http://www.yellojakit.com/gettunes.zip
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Anonymous
25 November 2004
Version: 2.3.6
any news on when it will work for 4.7? i'm dying out here... -mh
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Anonymous
24 November 2004
Version: 2.3.6
Still not working with v4.7.... 'not shared music' error on download!
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Anonymous
24 November 2004
Version: 2.3.6
its still not working, still same problem, ...contains no shared-music... damit, ill have to get the older itunes version!
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Anonymous
23 November 2004
Version: 2.3.6
any ideas why it won't accept certain administrator passwords? I am entering the password I use to log onto my computer when prompted, but it does not accept it and asks again. It works for friends of mine who run the same program, so I'm not sure.
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Anonymous
20 November 2004
Version: 2.3.6
i accidentaly deleted my old version of gettunes and now when i try to download 2.3.6 it says that it has nothing to attache to? Is 2.3.6 only a patch up of the old version so that it will run on itunes 4.7? If so where can i get the old gettunes program?
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Anonymous
18 November 2004
Version: 2.3.6
This program doesn't work. It worked well with iTunes 4.6, but not 4.7.
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Anonymous
18 November 2004
Version: 2.3.6
http://www.yellojakit.com/gettunes.zip this is a patched version that works with itunes 4.7 kick butt
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Anonymous
12 November 2004
Version: 2.3.6
non-shared music problem is not fixed!
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Anonymous
08 November 2004
Version: 2.3.6
gettunes is awesome, i dont have to pay hundreds of dollars for music anymore!
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Marius
02 November 2004
Version: 2.3.6
don't work with iTunes 4.7
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Anonymous
31 October 2004
Version: 2.3.6
great free app. awaiiting more user friendly fix to let it play nice with itunes 4.7. or a pointer on where to find/how to revert to itunes 4.6 since i already deleted my dupes.
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Anonymous
27 October 2004
Version: 2.3.6
does anybody know, did itunes 4.7 break ourtunes, too?
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Anonymous
26 October 2004
Version: 2.3.6
Did iTunes 4.7 break this app? When I try to download music from a shared library, I get an error "Error: Selection contains non-shared music" yet I can listen to it fine usinf iTunes. Any ideas?
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Anonymous
24 October 2004
Version: 2.3.6
why do i have to give my admin password away?
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4.75
Anonymous
16 October 2004
Version: 2.3.6
This thing is so awesome; the only thing that would improve it is if it came with an invite printout. I am planning to have a music share party where this application is handed out to guests and everyone shares through it. Whenever more than two powerbooks come by it becomes a GetTunes party anyway, it might as well print invites.
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Anonymous
10 October 2004
Version: 2.3.6
Dear "Anonymous" If you can't see a reason, then you are definately not much of a thinker. It's a good thing we don't rely on YOU to write cool software! My wife and I each have our own powerbooks and this software allows us to share MP3 files that are NOT copyrighted. (believe it or not, they do exist - especially for CREATIVE people who tend to create their own MP3s from time to time!) Basically, if you can't think of a use, it's because your stupid, not because one does not exist. Also, if you have something negative to say, have the intestinal fortitude to use your name (unless your parents were equally bad thinkers and they named you 'Anonymous' - in which case, my apologies for making fun of your name.)
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Anonymous
04 October 2004
Version: 2.3.6
I think its really noble of the developer to ask people not to steal music, but is there any other reason to really use this software? I'm not seeing one if there is.
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Anonymous
04 October 2004
Version: 2.3.6
I can't get past the enter password window... i enter my login password and the window disappears and then reappears waiting for me to re-enter my password. What's going on here? G5 OS 10.3.5 iTunes 4.6
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Anonymous
24 September 2004
Version: 2.3.6
why can i only read songs from itunes one at a time? can somebody help me out here?
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Anonymous
17 September 2004
Version: 2.3.6
I finally got the program downloaded and it stopped asking me for the password BUT now no music will come up...it says that it is not shared music, even though it IS and can be played on my iTunes. Suggestions, anyone?
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Anonymous
17 September 2004
Version: 2.3.6
possibly the most genious invention ever...thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you. I am eternally grateful for everything you have done for me, for the community, for the world. Genious. Pure Genious.
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Caroline-Ahn
14 September 2004
Version: 2.3.6
how do i get the admin password?
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Anonymous
14 September 2004
Version: 2.3.6
does anyone know of a windows version of getTunes that will work with iTunes 4.5???
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Anonymous
04 September 2004
Version: 2.3.6
I was able to load several songs into the DL window with getTunes 2.3.6, but I could not add them to my library afterwords. Worse still, since quitting the program, there are no more users in my shared library! Is this a result of a getTunes glitch? I loved 2.2, and I think 2.3 is far more polished looking than just running the program through Terminal, but... 2.2 worked, where 2.3 does not. I'd appreciate help if you can give it. Thanks.
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4.5
Anonymous
20 August 2004
Version: 2.3.6
Works fine on OS 10.3.5, but needs reinstalling if you update from 10.3.4
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Anonymous
11 August 2004
Version: 2.3.6
Hi, i sucessfully downloaded and installed getTunes, but when i try to 'add selection' it comes up with "error: selection contains non-shared music", even though it IS shared music on the network. Any suggestions?
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4.25
Anonymous
24 July 2004
Version: 2.3.6
love it :)
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Anonymous
20 July 2004
Version: 2.3.6
After I installed this excellent app it won't let me eject the volume "getTunes" and won't let me delete the disk image file either. It says they are both in use even though I have no apps open. Any suggestions? Thanks a lot.
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Ainsley B
19 July 2004
Version: 2.3.6
When launching getTunes I get the following message: Cannot launch Java application Uncaught exception in main method: java.lang.NoSuchMethodError: com.apple.eawt.Application.getApplication()Lcom/apple/eawt/Application; Is there an english translation of this around! I am running OS 10.2.8, iTunes 4.6 and have Java 1.4.1. Any help would much appreciated :-)
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3.5
Anonymous
28 June 2004
Version: 2.3.6
Works pretty good. Is quite slow because it has to check eash single file that is added to the library. Ie. not possible to select 500songs and download, because it's gonna take 20min adding them and only after that you can start DL them :) Other than that, - excellent tool! bug: Files are not saved to the location set in the prefs [/Users/MyUser/Music/getTunes/], instead they are saved directly to the trash??? :)
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Christopher
22 June 2004
Version: 2.3.6
2.3.6 seems to have a lot of trouble preserving id3 tags. for the time being, it would be nice to have v 2.3 available, as the current version is not completely usable. 2.3.6 also seems to simply skip downloads at times. that said, I am fond on the "download selection" feature, which makes the process of transferring many albums very easy.
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Anonymous
14 June 2004
Version: 2.3.6
im using 2.3.6. gettunes puts the songs into itunes, but when i try to find a particular song to send to a friend, i cant find the song anywhere; that is, UNTIL i looked into the trash; whats going on?
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Rebecca
10 June 2004
Version: 2.3.6
I JUST updated to iTunes 4.6 from 4.5 and had no problems retreiving songs from another user's playlist. I only tried a group download of songs, but my assumption is that if that was successful, a single song would also work. Thanks again. :-D
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Anonymous
09 June 2004
Version: 2.3.6
I am not sure what to do at step 3 for a network interface??? "3) Open Preferences and select the network interface you want getTunes to listen to. Click OK." Thanks!!
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Anonymous
09 June 2004
Version: 2.3.6
At first sight the protocol doesn't seem to have changed between 4.5 and 4.6. GetTunes should work. Post a reply to this message if 4.6 is causing you trouble.
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4.5
Anonymous
09 June 2004
Version: 2.3.6
Wonderful! Under Panther 10.3.4 with 640Mb RAM works like a charm! Thank you!1
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4.5
Anonymous
08 June 2004
Version: 2.3.6
Cool program with an easy interface. Works fast and efficient.
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Anonymous
28 May 2004
Version: 2.3.6
I need help quickly. i am trying to get some music on my computer before school lets out. When i go to download the music once it is added in the get tunes screen nothing happens. I push the download button and it does nothing. For some reason when i add the song it starts to play for about three seconds then it wont let me ownload
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Anonymous
27 May 2004
Version: 2.3.6
I am having trouble downloading the music from shared libraries at my university. how do i download the music to my library once i add it to GetTunes.
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4.75
Anonymous
25 May 2004
Version: 2.3.6
Awesome update. Everything is working top notch! Shame it has just been released as I leave University and a rather large collection of iTunes users.
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Anonymous
22 May 2004
Version: 2.3.5
The security update that first came out after itunes 4.5 broke gettunes, and I haven't heard of gettunes fixing it. But now there's another security update....anyone know if this breaks gettunes? On the one hand, I'm on a mac, I don't think I really need to worry about the security stuff.....but I'm still kind of uncomfortable not downloading it. Could somebody post info about this, who knows the whole deal?
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Anonymous
17 May 2004
Version: 2.3.5
getTunes 2.3.5 seems to work quite wonderfully for the most part. However, it refuses to download songs whose song name beings with a quotation mark, e.g. "Heroes" by David Bowie. This is probably some minor bug, easily fixable?
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Anonymous
14 May 2004
Version: 2.3.5
worked great with new itunes 4.5 right off the bat. In iTunes select your tracks to move and then switch to getTunes and click add your set to go!
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Anonymous
13 May 2004
Version: 2.3.5
I found out what was causing the disconnections after a few songs were donwloaded. It was a one line fix. Apparently, in the new version, iTunes now checks if a header called "Connection" is present and set to "close"; unless it is there, iTunes closes the connection, ironically enough. The one line fix is this: (Search for "connection.connect();", and insert the following directly previous to it) connection.setRequestProperty("Connection", "close"); Glad I could be of assistance.
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Anonymous
12 May 2004
Version: 2.3.5
Thanks for reporting the preferences bug, it's going to be fixed in the new update soon. I'm a little busy right now to deal with the usability of getTunes, but I've got good ideas on what to change. Could people with problems due to the new security update describe the symptoms in more details?
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James Speth
11 May 2004
Version: 2.3.5
Great work, but one problem.... If you change any preferences in the preferences dialog, they are lost the next time you start up getTunes. There are no calls to readPreferences() in the code anywhere. Adding readPreferences(); at line 83 of getTunes.java seems to fix things. Jim
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Anonymous
10 May 2004
Version: 2.3.5
I'm unable to use the new version at all. I've got the root password enabled, but getTunes just keeps asking me for it over and over.
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Anonymous
09 May 2004
Version: 2.3.5
as others noted, far from perfect. beggars can't be choosers, and i am pleased that it was updated to work with itunes 4.5 so fast!
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Anonymous
09 May 2004
Version: 2.3.5
Ok, when I download the program, everything is fine. I copy the getTunes icon onto my desktop, and open it... nothing happens. No asking for passwords, nothing. Does anybody else have this problem or know what to do?
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Anonymous
08 May 2004
Version: 2.3.5
gettunes is great, and always will be, simply by what it allows you to do. But this version is a major dissapointment, at least for me. The new features of recent versions would be exciting-file names included, selecting and downloading without playing each manually, etc.... except that it's way more buggy, for me. I can't download more than about half an album at a time. Can't browse and add stuff while downloading, or adding the files for future downloading. Way, way too often get errors. Of course, still glad to have it, for what it does, but it doesn't do it so well as it used to.
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Anonymous
08 May 2004
Version: 2.3.5
excellent program, but ive think the best success comes if you enable the root password before you you try and open the program
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Anonymous
08 May 2004
Version: 2.3.5
Not a bad program, but makes you re-install on occasion b/c it fails to recognize the administrator password. Great idea, though, and simple to use.
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Anonymous
07 May 2004
Version: 2.3.5
Still having problems with regard to the HTTP proxy. I still have to disable it to download music which is quite annoying. The must be a way around this? Great program otherwise, awesome stuff!
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Anonymous
06 May 2004
Version: 2.3.5
It would seem that after the most recent security update, getTunes no longer works. Perhaps Apple actually figured out a way to stop this software from working...?
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Anonymous
05 May 2004
Version: 2.3
I had the same problems last night... once you have installed getTunes load up iTunes and play the song from someone elses shared library. after a couple of seconds the name of the song appears in the getTunes window, you don't have to play the whole song, just play it until the name appears, repeat for all the songs you want to 'borrow' Once you have your list of songs in the getTunes window stop playing iTunes and DON'T play any more songs until you have finished downloading or it buggers up the download for some reason. Press 'download all' in the getTunes window. all songs should download into a automatically created new playlist called getTunes. if it buggers up just quit getTunes and iTunes and reopen them...
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Anonymous
04 May 2004
Version: 2.3
HELP!HELP!HELP!... I would greatly appreciate if someone could help me out. My gettunes 2.3 works on itunes 4.5, until you go to click on the "download all" button.Nothing happens. What am I doing wrong? Please help, school's almost out and I'd like to downlaod some things before I go. Thanks so much.
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Anonymous
04 May 2004
Version: 2.3
Can I just say that you kick ass? I know that GetTunes was better when iTunes was 4.2, but you kick a ton of ass for getting getTunes back up off the ground just a few days after 4.5 came out. I freaking love you man, I have reccommended your program to all the other mac users in my dorm.
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Anonymous
04 May 2004
Version: 2.3
This is something you can try if you've got problem with the password: - In the terminal, try typing "sudo echo password_ok" and when requested, type in your password for getTunes. Don't worry if you can't see you password, it's suppose to do that. - If you see "password_ok" then you're using the correct password and something else is wrong. If this is you, reply to this message with your system setup (version of OSX, Java runtime version, etc) - If your password doesn't work, make sure you're using your admin password. I think if you're using OSX 10.2 then try your root password. For people with downloading problem: - Make sure you disable your proxy before you launch getTunes. - After adding songs, try to download them asap. Also, if you play other songs without adding, when you download it would become 'Stuck". Do not stream songs while downloading. iTunes sometime sees this and prematurely disconnect, resulting in a failed download. I agree the current method for queuing songs aren't ideal, and I'm developping "select then add" function in the next release.
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03 May 2004
Version: 2.3
Well, I'm still happy, and still gloating that gettunes works with itunes 4.5 and mytunes doesn't, but I'm really hoping for another update or mini update to fix a few things. First, I used to be able to play the first song, and then press skip (or the f11 key, courtesy of PTHitunes notifier) until I got to the end of an album, and it would download all the songs. Now, if I go to fast, it skips stuff, or mor accurately, fills in skipped songs with multiple copies of one song I'm downloading. Also, independent of going too fast, I seem to be getting multiple copies of songs pretty often, and I didn't play them twice, or start them twice, or anything of the sort. Third, and I think most annoyingly as soon as I download it stops playing the song I'm playing in itunes, and generally causes interference when I'm trying to use both apps at the same time (even though they go with eachother). So, I can't effectively browse and download at the same time. Any tips for me, in the meantime?
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Anonymous
03 May 2004
Version: 2.3
To the developper: I enjoyed getTunes v2.2 very much, but now v2.3 keeps asking for my password, even though I followed all the instructions in Read Me and I can't use he program. Can you please post a solution?
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Anonymous
03 May 2004
Version: 2.3
i just updated to itunes4.5 and gettunes 2.3 and everythings working ok... i selected every song to be downloaded and i would go to click 'download all' and nothing happens... what am i doing wrong?
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Anonymous
03 May 2004
Version: 2.3
Help! When I try to click on the download link, all I get is a new window filled with nonsense/ code... am I doing something wrong?
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Jack
03 May 2004
Version: 2.3
It says it downloads the songs, I see the data "transferring", but the music doesn't show up anywhere. Not in the getTunes folder, not in the Music folder, not in iTunes, not in the Library, not in the getTunes playlist, nowhere!!!! Where are my songs? What have I done wrong, and how can I retrieve the data?
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Anonymous
03 May 2004
Version: 2.3
so, um, there's probably something I don't know about this program, but why can't I get rid of the old version of getTunes now that I downloaded 2.3? Whenever I try to drag it to the trash, it tells me that "the disk "getTunes" is in use" and it won't go away. why?
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Rebecca
03 May 2004
Version: 2.3
I like that the get getTunes is compatible with iTunes 4.5, but does anyone else experience problems with the program hanging up when you try to actually download the songs from the que to your disk? it just seems to freeze. Any suggestions, or is this a bug?
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Anonymous
02 May 2004
Version: 2.3
Works GREAT! this new version works wonderfully! thanks for the update!
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mark
02 May 2004
Version: 2.3
when i try to log in it won't allow me to because i can't get past asking for my admin password even though it is the correct password
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