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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iTunes' clandestine proxy settings

Problem: One user's iTunes consults a defunct HTTP proxy, but only for iTunes Store HTTP requests -- other iTunes web requests are unproxied. How do I dismiss this spurious proxy setting? ...
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How can I add FLAC files to my iTunes library on Windows?

I want to add FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) files on my iTunes Library. I googled on how to do so, and found Fluke for Mac, which looks great, except that I don't have a Mac. I have iTunes 9 on ...
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Windows 7 upgrade - deauthorize computer in iTunes - what gives?

During my Windows 7 upgrade (from Vista) I was prompted to deauthorize my computer in iTunes. I did, but why did I have to?
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iTunes folder monitoring

Perhaps I can't find an option, but iTunes doesn't seem to monitor folders for changes on Windows. Is this possible to do?
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ITunes doesn't play movie with Dell U2713H display because of hdcp

I have Dell U2713H display connected to mac mini(late 2012) with mini display port to display port cable. When I try to watch Brave by Pixar it gives "This movie can only be played by displays that ...
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Remove iTunes on Mac OS X permanently: no Software Update

Somewhat predictably, removing iTunes on Mac OS X is a long arduous process, described at http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1224 — which I have followed. As far as I can tell, I have purged every trace of ...
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How do I get iTunes tracks to appear in the same album?

I am trying to get iTunes to show all tracks from the same album grouped together. I've set the album field to the same value for all the tracks, but yet some of them still appear in their own album ...
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How can I get AB repeat functionality on iTunes/Mac OS X?

I'm wondering if there's an A-B repeat feature on iTunes, a quick google found nothing, but I was hoping there was a plugin or maybe a separate app that provided this. For me it's useful for ...
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How do I automate editing of metadata for a large number of music files?

I am disappointed with iTunes' support for organizing classical music. When listening on an iPod/iPhone/iHome device, it displays the artist, album and song title. I don't see an option to view ...
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Importing videos into an iPod touch

I have a brand new latest model of an iPod touch. Is there any way to import music videos or tv shows into it, that i've downloaded over the internet with/without iTunes? I can't figure out this ...
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How do I backup my iPhone and restore it on another machine?

How do I backup my iPhone and restore it on another machine?
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iTunes: Getting updated meta-data onto iPod when using manual management

OK, it's with an iPhone 3GS rather than an iPod, but same deal... I'm manually managing the music on my iPhone (mainly because I don't understand the automatic management option), so I drag-drop from ...
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iTunes toolbar in Windows 64 taskbar

How (if possible) can I get the minimized-toolbar for iTunes into my taskbar on Windows 64 bit?
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Song greyed out in iTunes, not visible on iPhone

I deleted all songs from my iPhone, but iTunes claims I have two copies of the same song on the phone. They show up greyed out with a sync icon next to them. Syncing has no effect, and they can't be ...
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iTunes (Mac) window too large after transfering library. Sizing box outside screen

I transferred an iTunes library to my 2nd computer (copying the Music iTunes folder). The 2nd computer has a lower screen resolution (20" vs. 24") and now when I open iTunes there the window is too ...
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What's the best way to archive my DVD library? [closed]

I have tons of DVDs that I have bought over the years, many of which I love. I also have tons of empty DVD covers, and tons of cover-less DVDs. Once and for all, I'd love to digitize (or more ...
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Podcast playback faster than 1x speed on iPod

I listen to several MP3-based podcasts on my 3rd Generation iPod Nano and many of them are in a pure talk radio format (mostly talking, generally no/little music). I've been trying to find a way to ...
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In iTunes how do you turn off “Determining Gapless Playback Information”

I want to turn "Determining Gapless Playback Information" off in iTunes, it is slowing down my system whenever I am adding songs.
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How do I use my iPhone 2G in Winamp without needing iTunes?

Is there any method of using iPhone (2G) with Winamp without having iTunes installed?
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How do I get iTunes to use the media keys?

I've tried for a long time to get the media keys on my keyboard to work with iTunes. They work just fine in winamp (2.95!) but they only work in iTunes when the iTunes window is focused. Anyone know ...
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Can I merge 2 iTunes Store accounts?

I have 2 accounts on the iTunes store Each account is set to a different e-mail address, both of which I control One account is valid in the USA iTunes Store only One account is valid in the Dutch ...
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Share iTunes Library from Nas across several clients. How in Windows

I found this article http://gigaom.com/apple/one-itunes-library-on-multiple-computers/ which describes sharing a single library with multiple clients. Unfortunately this article is for Macs and I use ...
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Windows 7 - iTunes won't start minimized

1) Right click on itunes short cut and select properties. 2) Select 'minimized' instead of 'normal' in the 'Run' dropdown box. 3) Click 'Apply' and then 'Close' 4) Click on modified shortcut 5) iTunes ...
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iTunes U resume download

Lecture videos on iTunes U can be quite large (~300 MB). Can I get iTunes U to resume a download after any interruption?
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OSX: iTunes won't play .ogg files over shared library

I have an OSX 10.5 box that is sharing its iTunes library and another 10.6 box connecting to that library through iTunes. It works as expected except for ogg files. Those ogg files are visible and ...
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How does iTunes determine how to stack tracks, and why aren't these?

Note that this album is not grouping together for some reason - even though only one artist & album appear in the browser. I've got a few that sit like this. How do I fix it? Click image for ...
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iTunes - stuck in authorization loop

I just got a new laptop with Windows 7 and thought that instead of trying to recover my music from my iPhone, I would just use the Homegroup I have set up to transfer the music from my old laptop. ...
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Backup iPhone contacts to a readable format

is there a way to backup or extract the contacts from an iPhone to a more "open source" like format on windows? i cant use this iTunes encrypted backup.
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How to browse the iTunes Store without iTunes?

Sometimes I just want to see an App description, and when I click on it, my browser goes to a page from Apple which immediately starts to screw up my machine. Reason: Heavy iTunes launches and eats up ...
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How do I fix libdispatch problem crashing Mac OS X apps?

In the last day I have started having a lot of brokenness on my Mac (MacBook Air running Mac OS X 10.6.2 with all software updates). Most noticably, iTunes no longer syncs with my iPhone. It fails ...
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itunes: is there a way to add cover art to an album and not to each individual track?

it seems that the albums purchased from iTunes have cover art defined on an album level, but when I'm importing my own stuff I only can add it to tracks.
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iTunes Freezes When iPhone 3GS Connected

When I connect my iPhone 3GS to my MacBook Pro, iTunes "freezes": the spinning beachball appears, and it will not respond to any mouse clicks or key presses. Activity Monitor shows iTunes as "Not ...
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iTunes CPU usage

iTunes on Mac OS X 10.5 is consistently using 10-11% of the cpu when playing one song. I understand that iTunes is a resource hog and my iTunes library is pretty big but could any other programs be ...
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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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How can I control iTunes remotely

I have a desktop with a large music library connected to a high quality stereo and I'd like to be able to control which songs are playing, and in an ideal world, make playlists, using a laptop. ...
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Can't browse the iTunes Store after updating iTunes

I'm consistently having problems connecting to the iTunes store on Win7 x64. The problem appears to develop when I upgrade to a new version; connecting to the iTunes Store (other than, oddly, checking ...
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How do I move iTunes properly to a new computer? (music, multiple iPads and their apps, etc.)

Current Setup iTunes on a dying laptop (Windows 7) Music purchased through iTunes and partially synced to multiple iPads iPads registered through iTunes apps downloaded directly to iPads iPads OS's ...
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iTunes music on internal drive vs. external drive?

If I have a 2GB internal drive, and a 500GB iTunes library, are there any disadvantages to keeping the iTunes library on my internal drive? I would also have all my personal files, etc. on the ...
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Selective Play/Pause VLC and iTunes with AppleScript

I have 5 button mouse, and i currently using one button for play/pause the music in iTunes (with USB Overdrive app). But sometimes i'm using VLC (i don't want scre up my music library with lot of ...
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iTunes on Windows 7: Which fonts are they using?

Looking at iTunes today, I've come to a conclusion that the fonts are really nice. I have English, Chinese, Japanese and Korean songs and they do look really good together. Just wondering if it's one ...
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Deactivate Homeshare

I have a new computer and want to use itunes homeshare. I have found that there are already 5 computers sharing , of which I know 3 aren't being used (scrapped) so i can't just log on to them , to ...
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iTunes forgot where all my music is

I have virtually all of my music on a remote computer that is file-sharing the entire directory out (i use a network drive to get iTunes to read the music). One day, i started up iTunes and found that ...
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How do I migrate my iTunes media library from Windows PC to Mac?

How do I migrate my iTunes media library from my old laptop with windows (all music stored on external hard drive), to my new MacBook without losing any files and data, i.e. playcounts, ratings, ...
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Fix iTunes exclamation?

I've moved all of my MP3s to a new location. iTunes appears to still be looking in the old location because it displays no artwork and an exclamation next to each song. Is there a way to tell it ...
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Bulk resolving iTunes media locations

Is there a way to force resolve media information for all songs? I have multiple computers (2 Macs, 1 PC) where all of the songs for their iTunes' libraries are on my Time Capsule at home. However, ...
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keep iTunes and WMP playlists in sync

I use media center for listening to music, however I also use itunes for keeping my iPod in sync. I often create playlists on the go on my iPod, but when I'm at home I prefer media center and often ...
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How to move a downloaded track into the Podcast section of the iTunes Library?

Pretty much the exact opposite of this question. I subscribe to a podcast, and I recently found a bunch of old episodes available for download on the publisher's website. When I add these ...
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How to sync podcasts between two computers?

I want to share only podcasts between two computers, without music and videos, is there any solution of sharing iTunes podcasts?
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How do I move iTunes Library to a new drive without losing the 'Date added' field?

I've run out of drive space on my external and got a new one to move everything on to. I can't afford to lose my 'date added' values. How is this done? I should mention I let iTunes manage the files ...
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How to configure Apple's podcast app to limit clutter & centralize control in iTunes

I would like to know how to set up the Apple podcast app to remove clutter (on the phone) and centralize all controls on the computer's iTunes client. Basically I am trying to replicate the workflow I ...