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    Apple Patches iTunes MPEG Decoding Flaw

    If you use iTunes, well first of all you have my sympathy. Secondly... you may like to know that Apple have updated it to patch up a vulnerability.
    The iTunes flaw, affecting versions of the software up to 4.8, involves the way the application parses MPEG-4 files, such as the AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) files sold on the iTunes Music Store. A buffer overflow could be exploited by malicious MPEG-4 files to cause iTunes to crash or execute malicious code.
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    seems slower parsing the library too - but then, all i use it for is managing my ipod playlists and not much else.

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    I quite like iTunes. Don't really know why either...

    Used to use winamp all the time but then they released a dodgy version and when I went back to use it again I did'nt like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iMc
    Used to use winamp all the time but then they released a dodgy version and when I went back to use it again I did'nt like it.
    Ah, part of the version 3 exodous were you? I don't blame you, I just stuck with v2 until v5 came out.
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    Yeh I remember v3 messed up my computer, and whenever I tried to re-install v2 the same would happen. It was a while back so I can't remember the exact problem.

    But yeh I have hardly used winamp since.
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    ooooh - hated v3 - ended up going to WMP at the time.
    v5 was much better, but still very slow. v2 was a great release.

    itunes still a bit annoying with the whole mini interface not quite acting as expect (nor quite as "mini") then again - using the plugin for ffox means that you can use itunes properly - without having to see it

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottyman
    ooooh - hated v3 - ended up going to WMP at the time.
    v5 was much better, but still very slow. v2 was a great release.

    itunes still a bit annoying with the whole mini interface not quite acting as expect (nor quite as "mini") then again - using the plugin for ffox means that you can use itunes properly - without having to see it
    exactly how I use it
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    To be honest, on my older P233 laptop that I have knocking around, I still use winamp (I think 2.91?) as it was one of the last decent versions of winamp before it turned into bloatware!

    I think that in the long run, I generally want two different types of media player - one that is ultra minimal and low memory usage, and another for other occasions where I actually want flashy interfaces, nice high res /fps visualisations.

    iTunes fits neither of these!

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    I have been using itunes for quite some time now. Think I might give itunes a try

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    I ust iTunes for uhh... Why do i have it installed... Any way. Worth an update.

    WMP rocks my pc. *sobs*

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