iTunes And Vista Don’t Mix

I’ve steered away from using iTunes on my Vista install having found it was taking a small eternity to copy files to my iPod outside of iTunes. Turns out I’m on the right track anyway as Apple have announced that, for the present, iTunes and Vista don’t mix.

Via the BBC

Apple outlined the compatibility issues and suggested workarounds for those already using Vista in a support document on its website.

Some problems listed were: failure to play music and video purchased from the iTunes store; poor animation performance; and a failure to automatically synchronize media, contacts and calendars.

Apple has also offered Vista users a downloadable tool that will “repair permissions for important files,” but does not specify the precise nature of the incompatibility.

Has anyone experience similar difficulties? Either through iTunes directly or in using a video iPod as a removable drive under Vista?

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