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Minor iTunes 4.8 Features

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iTunes 4.8 is now available! It’s pretty much exactly the same as 4.7 with a couple of minor things that are cool.

  1. Video Playback Option: In the advanced preferences, there’s an option for how video files should be displayed. Can we look forward to movies in iTunes 5?

  2. “Now Playing” Artwork: I’ve been looking for an AppleScript to do this for a while, but never found one. In the album art preview pane, there’s a little arrow that allows you to see the album art of the currently playing track (assuming you’ve added it of course). Granted you need to have a lot of your album art in place for this to be useful, and I do. Yippee!

  3. Digital Rights Enablers: iTunes 4.8 doesn’t take away my fair use rights that I’ve enabled with JHymn… which is good, because this is a deal-breaker for me.

Anyone else have any thoughts to this minor iTunes update?

Ryan Parman

Ryan Parman is an experienced software engineer, open source evangelist, and passionate user advocate currently living in Seattle. He is the creator of and , and worked on DevOps and Security at . He is now bringing learning into the digital age as an Engineering Lead and Site Reliability Engineer at . Ryan's aptly-named blog, , is where he writes about ideas longer than .