iTunes is a media library management and playback application developed and maintained by Apple for OS X and Windows. It is also used to synchronise Apple media devices and manage their contents.

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How to refresh metadata in iTunes?

I've updated much of my songs' metadata using MusicBrainz Picard and it's successfully updated in the .mp3 files. However, a song's updated metadata is not reflected in iTunes until I play it. Is ...
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How do you delete all the music from an iphone4s on a new computer without deleting apps and other content?

I recently got a new computer, and I've been downloading more and more music to my external hard drive both on my previous computer and this one. About a month ago I tried syncing my phone with my ...
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Hosts file cannot be found, max OS X

When I went restored my iPhone through iTunes I got an error 3194. I followed the instructions on the Apple site that tells me to edit my hosts file. I followed the instructions and opened sudo in ...
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iTunes 11.1.5 versus S.M.A.R.T. hard drive sensor

After I installed a bigger startup drive in my Mac Pro, I renamed the prior startup drive and use it to keep my media contents, including my iTunes media folder. I work that drive hard, doing video ...
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Script to quit program prior to Robocopy

I'm setting up a backup script for a client that will be scheduled to run once a month to backup his 200GB iTunes directory to his NAS. It's compiled using some defined parameters and ROBOCOPY ...
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Why I can't see the “price” tab in itunes producer

I'm submiting my first book to the Ibook store. Problem : In Itunes Producer, I can't see the "price" tab ? Do you know why ?!
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Processing startup items in OS 10.8 (Mountain Lion)

I would like to boot Mac OS 10.8 (Mountain Lion) automatically on a timed schedule and then start iTunes to play Music. I use the Aurora app for this. The Problem is that my iTunes Music is on a NAS ...
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Update Previous iTunes Store/App Store Purchase without Active Apple ID?

I don't have an active Apple ID/iTunes account. How do I update software purchased in the past? How do I go down the "if you don't have an Apple ID" path below? Mac OS X will allow one to bypass ...
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c++ redistributable error

I'm trying to install Itunes on a Windows 7 64 bit I've seen similar questions on the web, most from 2010, I need new solutions, I saw many solutions, I need a definitive one, I can't try this and ...
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iTunes Home Sharing only works one way between 2 PC's on the same LAN

I've got two computers, A with Windows 7 Home Premium, and B with Windows 8.1. Both are using the same account. A can "see" the library in B, but B can't see the library in A (it doesn't show up in ...
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iTunes song counter pausing during playback

This question is related to a previous question of mine (iTunes playback skipping on some songs), but this is on a brand new PC I've built for them. The song counter/timer for playback is still ...
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iTunes playback skipping on some songs

A client of mine has called me with a bizarre problem. The PC he runs his music from (~200GB of it) uses iTunes and it has started skipping (or stuttering) at the start of some songs when the ...
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How to sync email account settings between mail app on Mavericks, and iOS 7?

Prior to Mavericks, when one synced an iOS device using iTunes, the email account settings for all email accounts configured in OSX would be "synced" with the iOS device. Unfortunately, in Mavericks, ...
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How can I sync files between two different iTunes accounts and computers without overwriting certain metadata

Ok so my question may seem a little convoluted, but basically I am looking for some software (or solution) with the following features: Automatically sync files between two computers (So copy all ...
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Apple Store Content Downloading Errors

Setup: I have two iOS devices and a Windows PC with iTunes. I am trying to download newly purchased music, book, app, or update an app from the Apple store over my LAN. The LAN has two routers between ...
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iTunes: How to have the same library on two external harddisks?

I have my iTunes library on an external hard disk at home. I'd like to listen to my music also at work. For this I have another external hard disk at work. Is there a way to have the same iTunes ...
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How to end unix app using terminal script

I'm piggybacking on this post: How do I close an OS X application from the command line using a alias defined in my .bash_profile? I am trying this to close a unix executable. But it doesn't work. ...
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what OS to use when it comes to iTunes usage on virtual machines?

I'm interested in building a machine to VM iTunes to data wipe iPhones as part of recycling process. Now I was wondering which OS (mac/windows) would have iTunes run as it best performance wise? Also ...
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Songs are increasing in time when I add them to my Ipod?

Im adding some songs from my iTunes onto my Ipod and 1 of the 2 songs is 4:31 min long. But when I add it to my Ipod and then play it ONLY on my Ipod the time changes to 10:19 min.. and It doesn't ...
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How can I disable the feature where OSX launches iTunes when external speakers are connected?

There is that feature where iTunes gets automatically launched on OSX when an external speakers are connected (Bluetooth or 3.5mm jack headphones). I happen to prefer another application to listen to ...
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How can I add a file to iTunes, from the command line, without playing the file

I want to add a file to iTunes from the command line. I can't use the Automatically Add to iTunes folder, because then iTunes will rename the file, and I don't want that. I can simply type iTunes ...
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How do I stream my iTunes playlists through Twonky Media Server?

I have a NAS (WD MyBook Live) shipped with Twonky Media Server 5.1.9 who actually works pretty well, but it doesn't show my iTunes (10.7) playlists (the iTunes library is stored on it, under the ...
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Does partitioning iTunes and iPhoto libraries make my Mac faster? [duplicate]

I have a iMac (early 2009) with 2,66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 640GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA hard drive If I create a partition for the iTunes library and another one for the ...
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Decrease Growl itunes plugin display time?

For the Growl dispaly plugin for itunes it has a dropdown box to select the number of seconds to display the notification for, the minimum it can go down to is 3 seconds. This is still too long for ...
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Firefox: Prevent itunes.apple.com from redirecting to itmss:

itunes.apple.com shows its web page for 1 second before redirecting to a itmss: URL, which fails if iTunes is not installed. In a astonishing display of non-interoperability, Apple makes their web ...
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How to post my currently playing song to my website?

I need to publish my currently playing song info to my website. I have three media players on my desktop: Winamp, iTunes and foobar2000. I mostly listen with Winamp, and sometimes iTunes or foobar. ...
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Restore iTunes library

How can I recover my iTunes library back to be recognized by iTunes? The Library is still in the files but is not being recognized by the iTunes program after an Apple update interrupted me burning ...
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DVD Rips not plying AC3 5.1 Audio in iTunes

So I have been trying for months now to get iTunes to play my dvd rips with the AC3 track. I have 2 audio tracks on all my files, just like how you would download a movie from the iTunes store. One ...
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Correcting disc number metadata and album titles in iTunes

I've got lots of CDs which were tagged and then imported into iTunes in the following format: Cream Classics (disc 1) Cream Classics (disc 2) Cream Classics (disc 3) What I would like to do is set ...
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iTunes Keyboard Shortcut for exiting search function

In iTunes on OS X, you can search for music in your library by using the CMD+F shortcut. However, as far as I can tell, there exists no shortcut for accessing those items once the search has ...
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iTunes volume slider on windows is buggy

I'm using iTunes 11.1.2 on a Windows 7 machine (64bit), and I always noticed a bug on the sound slider of iTunes (also the previous versions); the volume slider doesn't reflect its position. If I ...
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Trying to install an .ipa file on iPhone 4 results in “[appname] failed to install”

I am trying to install moodRhythm, and Ad Hoc application distributed by means of an .ipa/.zip file, onto an iPhone 4 (here is the .ipa). When I add the app to my iTunes library and click'n'drag it to ...
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How to burn MP3 files to a CD without going through iTunes on a Macbook?

I would like to just be able to click and drag files from my hard disk to the CD and then click "burn". I have not figured out how to do this. When I click and drag it gives me a direct access icon, ...
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afconvert: Difference between AAC formats: 'aac ' 'aace' 'aacf' 'aach' 'aacl' 'aacp' 'alac' 'paac'

When using afconvert for AAC output, I find little documentation on the format variants under the m4af category: 'aac', 'aace', 'aacf', 'aach', 'aacl', 'aacp', 'alac', 'paac'. I can guess probably ...
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How do I get iTunes to play movies without the video pausing then speeding up?

When I playback movies on iTunes sometimes the video will pause but the audio will continue. Then the video speeds up to catch up with the audio. This happens on and off through movies. How do I get ...
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Why episodes of my podcast are not visible on iTunes?

I had created my podcasts's feed with Podcastgen and I've added the feed to iTunes. The episodes are not visible in iTunes: the episodes are also not visible on iTunes webpage: However, after ...
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How to stop automatically playing next podcast episode?

In iTunes 11.1, when a podcast episode has stopped playing, it starts playing another one. I hate this ! I'm used to listening to an episode before going to sleep, but now if I fall asleep listening, ...
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iTunes 11 opens two windows when closed miniplayer

I've used iTunes in miniplayer mode (CTRL+SHIFT+M) and then exited iTunes. When I open iTunes again it opens two windows: full iTunes and the miniplayer. Is this a bug or a setting that is wrong? I'm ...
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Itunes Smart Playlist - Sort by Descending Track Number

I want to create a smart playlist that will list an album by descending track number. I have a singles album in which I would like to add new singles as time goes on but I want to listen to the new ...
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What is the purpose of the [ITUNMOVI] tag?

I've been rebuilding my music library repurchasing music I've had as mp3s and lower bitrates back in iTunes. However I'm not really satisfied with how iTunes handles the tags. It's not consistent ...
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Mavericks and Apple menu positions

Since I installed Mavericks, I had been having some issues about the position of menues in Apple applications like Finder, XCode, Safari and iTunes, After moving the program window, their menues ...
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How do I make my iTunes library read-only?

I have a huge iTunes collection and have been researching this for a while but cannot seem to find an answer. Basically I would like to leave my iTunes collection open so that people can select their ...
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QuickTime Player sounds much better than iTunes

I am playing a 320 kpbs encoded music MP3 in iTunes and the sound is substantially worse than the exact same file played back in QuickTime Player (Max OS X 10.8.5). I have maxed out system volume and ...
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How do I transfer PDF files to my iPad to take on a business trip

I'm preparing to go on a week long business trip where I will need access to dozens of PDF files which I have on my work PC. I want to take them on my iPad so that I can read and review them during ...
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How do I delete songs not in playlists in iTunes?

I have lots of music in iTunes, but there's tons of crap I never listen to just taking up space. Is there a way I can easily delete all songs not in a playlist? All the music I have put into ...
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Why does Apple Software Update think that I have iTunes installed, even though I don't?

I have a Windows PC. Somehow, Apple Software Update thinks that I have iTunes installed and offers me updates for it. However, I have never installed iTunes on this PC. I have a couple questions: ...
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Is iTunes duplicating music files?

I recently discovered the way iTunes organized my music into iTunes > iTunes Media > Music folder, but these folders aren't where I originally imported the music from. Is iTunes duplicating my .mp3 ...
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Some Windows applications having trouble connecting to their respective servers?

Not sure what's going on, only to say it's infuriating. I'm using a custom-built Windows 7 64-bit PC with a Netgear modem. Recently, I lost internet connectivity because a lightning strike hit the ...
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Sorting iTunes Artist field

I'm trying to sort out my music and I have a couple of artists who have changed their name or have an album with solo tracks and some in a group. Two examples are 'the game' and 'adam and the ants' ...
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Installing iTunes on Mac

I've been given a MacBook Pro by my work, and am busily customising it. I've installed Xcode, NetBeans, Fugu, and a few other apps that I need for development, but I'm running into problems when I ...