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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What can I do to stop the Play / Pause button from opening iTunes?

In Snow Leopard the Play / Pause media button (on the F8 key) opens up iTunes. How can I disable that? Preferably keeping the old Leopard behaviour, so I can use it to control other media applications ...
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How to keep iTunes libraries in sync?

I have a couple of PCs and a Mac that I have my music libraries on them. Occasionally, I add files, edit artworks and ID3 tags on one of them. I want to keep them synchronized on all of my computer. ...
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Computer volume drops when USB deviced plugged in

This is really an odd issue. When I close the laptop (I use it on a docking station; it doesn't leave the docking station when this issue occurs) or when I open iTunes, the volume output on the ...
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How to change iPhone backup location on Windows?

iTunes creates quite a big backup directory on my C: drive whenever I back up my iPhone. Is there a way to tell iTunes to back up the iPhone data to another location?
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What iPhone apps have I already purchased?

I've bought many iPhone apps by now, some free and some paid. I've reinstalled my computer, and in the new installation, iTunes is completely blank. On first sync, iTunes downloads the apps that are ...
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Get RSS feed from iTunes podcast links

I'm using Gnome's Rhythmbox to listen to Podcasts. Some Podcasts don't provide an rss feed for downloading the episodes but only a itms:// link for iTunes. Now I'd like to download them via a ...
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Double-speed playback for iTunes?

The iPod app on the iPhone (and presumably the iPod Touch) supports playback at 2x the recorded speed. This is great for listening to talk-radio podcasts when I'm driving, as I can get about twice the ...
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“iTunes.app” to accept incoming network connections?

Every time I open iTunes I get the the following warning: Do you want the application "iTunes.app" to accept incoming network connections? Clicking Deny may limit the application's behavior. ...
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Is it possible to make a smart playlist in iTunes that's comprised of tracks from unique artists (no one artist appears twice on the list)?

I can't figure out a way to get iTunes to create a playlist where every song in the list is a different unique artist, and no artists or songs are repeated. Is this possible? (using iTunes 10, ...
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Throttle network bandwidth per application in Mac OS X

I notice that iTunes seems to suck up all my bandwidth and doesn’t play nice with other applications that use the web when it's downloading. In fact, it doesn't even give itself enough bandwidth when ...
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Way to get old podcasts in iTunes

When you subscribe to a podcast in iTunes it only lists the 10 most recent podcasts. Is there a way to get the older podcasts?
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Listen to a ITunes podcast without using ITunes? [duplicate]

How do I listen to / download the files from a (free) ITunes podcast? The following question How to download a podcast without iTunes? suggests that I open the RSS feed to get the audio links. The ...
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Share single iTunes library across multiple computers

I have a large (> 2TB) iTunes library of music and videos that I keep on a Drobo connected to an Airport Extreme base station so that I can access it wirelessly from my MacBook. This works great for ...
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What's the simplest way to get .flac music files into iTunes?

I'm looking for a simple way to import .flac files into iTunes, so I can play them on my mac, and when I'm out, my iPhone, and I'm willing to be I'm not the first person to want to do this. What are ...
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How can I get iTunes to group by album, ignoring artist?

I'm a new iPod user, and having tried and failed with some of the third-party uploaders, I think I'm stuck with iTunes. However, I find the user interface intensely frustrating. For compilation ...
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What is the best file format/bit rate to rip tracks from a CD into iTunes? [closed]

I know it sounds subjective but its not meant to be. I am very new to ripping CD's using iTunes, and I'm confused over the different formats available. I have read Wikipedia regarding the AAC and ...
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Prevent iTunes from starting when iPhone is plugged in on Windows

Is there any way to prevent iTunes from starting under XP when an iPhone is plugged in? Using iTunes v 9. Usually I just want to charge my phone and don't want iTunes to start. Note: Exact dup of ...
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How do I stop Apple Software Updater from trying to install iTunes? (Windows)

Whenever there's a Safari or a Quicktime update the Apple Software Updater pops up asking if want to update. This is fine, however it also auto-checks a box that says 'Install Quicktime + iTunes' that ...
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iTunes alternative for Windows with good podcast management? [closed]

Since iTunes is so dog-slow on Windows, I'm looking for a good alternative that manages podcasts well. Bonus for syncing play counts, ratings, etc. Edit: I'm not looking for a podcast-only app, I'm ...
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Prevent iTunes from starting when iPhone is plugged in on Mac

Is there any way to prevent iTunes from starting on a Mac under OS X Leopard when an iPhone is plugged in?
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Backup iTunes (store purchases, iphone backups, playlists) for Windows reinstall

I need to reinstall Windows on my PC. How can I backup iTunes - app store purchases, iPhone backups, media library, iTunes U - and restore it to the new iTunes installation after Windows reinstall? I ...
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How can you stream music from Ubuntu to AirPlay speakers on your network with Ubuntu?

We have AirPlay speakers on our network, that can only be controlled using iTunes for Windows. As I'm booted into Ubuntu, I'd like to be able to control the music being played. Is there any way to do ...
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Is there a way to set iTunes to play in mono?

I've got a set of speakers, but one of them doesn't work. Is there any way to get iTunes to output to mono, but with both channels? I'm on Leopard, and going to System Preferences » Sound » Output ...
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iPhone sync with multiple iTunes

How can I syncronize my iPhone with 2 iTunes (one at work running on Windows, and another at home on a Mac). I just need to sync photos, music and apps with both. Calendar comes from Google.
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iPhone 3G refuses to transfer purchased apps to iTunes

My iPhone 3G refuses to transfer purchased apps to iTunes. This is causing me major problems with syncing. Whenever I attempt to transfer apps from the iPhone to iTunes it goes through the motions, ...
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How do I transfer my iPhone and iTunes application to another computer?

I have my iPhone and iTunes set up on a specific computer but want to transfer this to another computer. Do I just install iTunes on the new computer and just sync my iPhone etc.. or is there ...
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Move some iTunes library items to different drive?

My internal hard drive is somewhat small, and I only regularly listen to a fraction of my iTunes library anyway, so I'd like to keep large portions on it on an external drive for archival purposes. ...
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OS X Lion launches iTunes when connecting a Bluetooth Headset

Is there any way to prevent this? I've disabled the iTunes Helper Login Item but iTunes will still start automatically when I connect my Bluetooth Headphones.
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Synchronize Podcasts across multiple computers with iTunes (on Windows)

I find myself frustrated with the following scenario, which is driving me nuts: I use iTunes to subscribe to podcast X on computer A and sync the episodes to my iPod. During my day, I discover ...
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Remote control for iTunes?

I want a program like the Remote app for the iPhone, that will run natively on Windows, OSX and Linux. Any suggestions?
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Create a playlist in iTunes based on a hard drive folder

I'd like to be able to base playlists in iTunes on a folder on my hard drive. For example, say I have this directory structure: C:\MP3s\Doctor Who Music C:\MP3s\Star Wars Music Importing all those ...
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Where did the “Get” button go for downloading podcast episodes in iTunes?

I opened up iTunes and the "Get" button is gone for downloading podcast episodes. This is strange because I haven't changed any configuration settings. Economist Audio Edition: BBC Global News ...
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Subscribe to YouTube channel in iTunes

What is the best way to subscribe to a YouTube channel and have it show up in iTunes as a podcast? I want iTunes to automatically download the videos in MP4 format or download them in FLV and convert ...
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Using iTunes to access all your music on a NAS but keeping the library.xml local… Is it possible/how? (Mac OSX))

I've pushed across my whole music collection to my Buffalo Linkstation NAS recently. This is the entire iTunes folder including artwork, music, library.xml, the whole kaboodle... (I have iTunes in ...
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Why does my iTunes use so much CPU time?

I have a roughly 2 year old Macbook (10.5). I have iTunes 10. When iTunes is playing MP3s, I see CPU usage of the iTunes process in the system monitor ranging from 65%-75%. When I pause the music, I ...
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iTunes alternative for Linux?

I recently got an iPhone and would like to know how i could use it to sync with an iTunes like software on Linux. Any suggestions?
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How do I share a single iTunes library amongst multiple Windows accounts on the same PC?

I use different user accounts on my laptop to segregate out my work, so I can keep personal use separate from work and hobby stuff. I have a single iTunes account and three Windows user accounts, and ...
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Painlessly convert FLAC to ALAC on Windows?

I'm wondering if anyone has a clean, painless workflow for losslessly transcoding FLAC files to their equivalent ALAC? It's supposed to be a bit-perfect conversion, meaning it shouldn't be very hard, ...
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Is there a way to get iTunes to automatically play all items in a podcast?

iTunes always stops at the end of each track in a podcast, forcing you to manually queue up the next one by hand. This is all well and good for longer podcasts like the stackoverflow one, but for the ...
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Removing Duplicates from iTunes playlist

I am facing a problem in iTunes. See above image. All most each song is repeated twice in my play-list. When I opened Finder - it was also duplicated in iTunes folder. What is the secret problem ...
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Re-downloading accidentally deleted podcasts in iTunes

I deleted some previously downloaded podcast episodes in iTunes 9 and I'd like to re-download them. (I don't want to manually re-download them because then they won't show up in the podcast's list in ...
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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 to make iTunes download all podcast episodes irrespective of listened/not

I am a big iPod user (especially podcasts). I have used iPod touch, iPod classic and iPod nano. I noticed that iTunes stops downloading podcasts that you no longer listen to and stops downloading ...
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How to stop intermittent playback on airtunes (iTunes + Airport Express)?

Is there a definitive answer for how to stop intermittent "skips" or pauses while playing music from iTunes to an airport express connected to my home stereo? When I read other forums I see a wealth ...
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Shuffle selection / “Play Next” list?

Now that iTunes 11 is out I decided to try it out. I love 90% of it, but there's one feature I can't seem to figure out that's really a pain. I love the new "Next Up" feature, and how I can add a ...
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Using Git to Manage An iTunes Library?

I've been considering using Git to manage my iTunes library and allow me to sync it between computers. Can you think of any reasons why this would be a bad idea?
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How can I install iTunes in such a way that it can't put any “hooks” or helper programs on my computer?

I'm buying a new iPad, which means I must once again install iTunes. I've not used iTunes in more than 6 months, since I bought a new computer. I don't like iTunes, but I can live with using it to ...
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How to charge an iPhone on a Windows PC without Installing iTunes

I want to be able to charge my iPhone on my work computer, which is running Windows Server 2008 SP1 64-Bit. When I plug the iPhone in with the USB cable, it will not charge. Windows attempts to locate ...
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Preserving smart playlist order on iPhone

I have a smart playlist configured to play my favorite podcasts during my commute. It's a list of audio-only, unheard podcasts: In iTunes, I've ordered the playlist by Release Date -- i.e. I want ...
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Transferring Music from iPod to iTunes?

Is there a way for me to transfer music from my iPod to my iTunes? Say, if I accidentally deleted some music on my computer but I have the files on my iPod?