If you are getting annoyed with iTunes performance, please try sTunes Player.
The localization is not completed yet. I have checked this app only in Japanese and English environment.
In other language environments, sTunes might not run correctly. If you found empty song list or any other problems, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Sources NOT located at local machine
DRM Protected sources
Sources NOT supported by the HTML audio(i.e. Apple Lossless)
These tracks are displayed in gray-out on the tracklist.
[ Online DEMO ]
Before download, you can check performance of sTunes Player. Please access to the demo from PC.
You will find index.html in extracted "sTunesx_x_x" folder.
Open index.html on web browser.
Load iTunes (Music) Library.xml.
iTunes (Music) Library.xml created by iTunes 10 or later can be loaded correctly. I have not tested more previous versions of iTunes Library.xml yet.
[ Operation ]
Click a track to play.
Click an active track again to pause.
Continuous playback is available. The next song will be played automatically.
[ Keyboard Oparation ]
Right-Arrow key : play next track
Left-Arrow key : play previous track
Return/Enter key : playback/pause toggle
[ Search ]
Search strings are recognized as Regular Expressions.
For example, when you want to search tracks "R.E.M" by Artist and set the search keyword to "r.e.m", results will contain artist named "R.E.M" and "GeorgeMichael" and more. In regexp, the decimal point matches any single character except the newline character.
If you expected to search only "R.E.M", you have to escape the decimal points ; "r\.e\.m".