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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Deauthorize computers in iTunes

I am trying to transfer purchases from my iPod Touch to a new laptop (running Windows 7). iTunes tells me that the computer is not authorized (which is correct), and asks me to login to my account to ...
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How do I share my music that is already on a Buffalo NAS drive with itunes?

Hi I have spent a great deal of time copying my own CD's to a Buffalo NAS drive using Windows Media Player. Because my wife and daughter have ipods I need to share that music within itunes but am ...
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How to move contacts from an old iTunes backup into my iPhone?

I just upgraded my iPhone from IOS 2.5 to IOS 5.01, and it's erased all of my contacts. I'm panicking, as it will take months to get the contacts back - and in some cases, I'm never going to be able ...
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How do I get shows to group together in iTunes?

This issue only happens with downloaded seasons on iTunes. For instance, if 5 out of 10 shows in a particular season are available for download (the rest haven't aired), the first five will be ...
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Linking album art in iTunes or other

Is there a way to link album art instead of embedding it into the file (which increases the size...)? If I have a number of audio files in a folder with no embedded album art, and I put a image file ...
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iTunes can't find library file on NFS server

I've set up an NFS server to maintain a central iTunes media folder for all users on our home network. In addition, we are storing each user's library file on the NFS, and pointing the iTunes client ...
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How to play an MP3 file with louder sound?

I tried playing an MP3 file with VLC player and iTunes both with largest volume of the player and the Mac OS X system. The former seems to play a little louder (any way to quantitatively measure?) I ...
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Copy iTunes playlist via Home Sharing

I'm trying to copy an iTunes playlist from a Mac to a PC via the Home Sharing function. When dragging the required playlist to the destination Library I get a red-cross-circle for the cursor. Trying ...
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Is there a way to see which files were purchased in the iTunes store?

I would like to sort my iTunes library according to the login that was used to purchase the file at the iTunes store. I purchased a few items a few years ago on a login that I have long since ...
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iTunes ID3 Metadata Vs. Library-only Metadata

What metadata does iTunes store in the song ID3 tags and what will it only store in the library file? Are the any reference documents that explain this?
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Windows client that plays music from iTunes

Summary I want to be able to play music (streaming, not syncing) from a PC with iTunes - on windows 7 PC's. What are good windows clients for doing that, that are NOT iTunes itself? Background I ...
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How to modify ITunes to play videos with VLC player

I have a strange iTunes bug, where when I play video podcasts, the audio and video get out of synch and the longer I play, the more pronounced the problem becomes. Now, Apple knows about this problem, ...
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iTunes does not load new tracks from the library

I have a big music library, I configured iTunes in settings the following path: C:\Users\-\Music. The first time I did this it loaded all my MP3 files from folders and subfolders. Then I downloaded ...
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iTunes 10 sharing not working

I have two PCs running Windows 7 64-bit. I also have an iPhone 4. Both computers are wired into the same router, a Netgear WNDR3700, and are on the same network. The iPhone is wireless and also on the ...
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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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iTunes and Unicode ID3 Tags

I'm using MP3Tag for tagging my MP3s since a long time and it creates very good results. With iTunes (of course not with other MP3 programs e.g. Winamp) I always have problems after first import of ...
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Share iTunes music but not podcasts between two computers

I have two computers in the home each with its own mp3 music files (some unique, some overlap). I have purchased an Iomega 1TB network drive that I'd like to store all the music on and have it ...
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Extracting movies from an iPod [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Transferring Music from iPod to iTunes? I have a number of movies on an iPod classic. If you sync an iPod with iTunes, it will erase all data that is not in the iTunes ...
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Reinstalling Windows and iPod Shuffle Music

I have to reinstall Windows, which means I'll lose my library. I have all of the music I want on my iPod Shuffle, however, when I reinstall iTunes and load up my iPod, will it require me to restart my ...
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Small app to automatically download podcasts

Is there a small utility/app that will download podcasts automatically for me? I don't want to run iTunes all the time, since it takes up a lot of memory and I have an old laptop. I just tried Juice ...
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slow ripping with iTunes in Windows

I have a 48x CD-ROM read internal drive in my PC with a phenom x6 1100t processor running Windows 7. I can't understand why iTunes only rips CDs at about 5-7x. The processor, RAM and HDD aren't ...
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I need to sync playlists automatically between two distant computers

Now I am using DropBox to sync Music between two computers and I am using the "Automatically add to Itunes" folder to add the folders to Itunes on the distant computer. I have two problems that I ...
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My itunes library files now start with “original” in the filename. How to fix?

Not sure what happened, but I think an app I was looking at as an alternative to iTunes at one point, may have hosed my music library. In trying to clean up and de-dupe my music library, I have found ...
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Is there any way to sync the iphone 4S with a mac running OS v10.4.11?

The iphone 4S system requirements state that you need a Mac running: OS X v10.5.8 to be able to sync an iphone 4S with itunes, but I'm looking for a work around. Patches, hacks or whatever it takes to ...
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Deleting music file duplicates but retaining iTunes metadata

Back when I first imported the majority of my iTunes library I had the copy files to iTunes Media folder when adding to library option checked, so basically my whole music library was duplicated on ...
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iTunes freezes during startup (“updating library”) after updating Mac OS X Lion

I have Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2, and after I made my last OS updates, iTunes (10.5.2) freezes at the "updating library" step. It has being doing that for two days now, and it is not working yet, even ...
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Is it possible to transfer purchased iTunes songs to a Google Android phone?

I live in Canada and I've accumulated a wealth of purchased music from the iTunes store. I have an iPhone and I'm considering of moving to an Android mobile device. My question is, can I easily ...
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Non-unicode characters language in OS X

In Windows, whenever I am facing an incorrect display of non-unicode characters (for me usually Russian (Cyrillic) characters may get displayed as ancient runes =), I go to regional settings, set ...
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Can you sync a device in iTunes over VPN?

If I have a home server, could I connect via VPN from any other computer and sync my device in iTunes (on the server)?
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How do I embed album art in an MP3 in iTunes?

In each folder I have the cover art, for example: /Adele /Adele/21 /Adele/21/cover.jpg cover.jpg is the album art. How do I embed that into my MP3s in iTunes?
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iTunes not syncing TV Shows bought on Store to iPod Touch 4G with 5.x

Syncing with iTunes 10.5.2 on a Mac; I selected the shows (Season 2 of Modern Family) and tried to sync, but it only started copying an episode of Psych. Thoughts?
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How to store iTunes cover art as mp3 id tag?

iTunes shows nice cover arts for all my mp3 songs. Unfortunately most of them are stored in the iTunes data base and not as mp3 id tags. This makes them useless, if I use the mp3 files with other ...
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iPhone VPN to iTunes Home Sharing (Windows)

My goal is to set up a VPN on a Windows machine that contains my iTunes library then connect to that VPN with my iPhone for iTunes Home Sharing (over the VPN). I have read that this can be set up if ...
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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 randomly plays songs while importing, and can't be stopped

I'm importing a gazillion songs over the network into iTunes. Every now and then, it starts playing the song it's currently importing. And because iTunes is basically frozen up during the import ...
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How to sync apps with one Mac and 3 devices?

We have 1 Mac, with 1 iTunes account, and 3 iOS devices. Every time we sync one device, iTunes either spams it with ALL apps from ALL devices, OR it removes all of the apps from the device including ...
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How do I cause iTunes to close instead of minimising when using Alt-F4?

There are some badly implemented programs like iTunes that are very... difficult to close, and interpret a close command (alt-f4 or clicking the 'x') as "minimize". Is there any setting I can change ...
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iPhone calendar events not showing in iCal (Snow Leopard, iPhone 4S)

My wife's iPhone4S is all set up with iCloud synching, etc. However, she does not have Lion yet so she can't sync to iCal through the cloud. Anyway, in iTunes the Sync Calendar option is checked, ...
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How to open avi / wmv files in Quicktime (Windows)

I want to add a couple of movies in wmv / avi format to my itunes library. I plan to use QuickTime to create a reference movie which can be read by itunes. But for that i need to be able to open these ...
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Prevent iTunes from launching on Windows 7 startup

iTunes starts every time I boot my Windows 7 computer. How can I prevent iTunes from starting on Windows startup? Is there a simple setting or do I need to edit the Windows registry to accomplish ...
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Lost iPhone contacts names, need to sync them to computer

When I synced on iTunes all my contacts were lost. Favorites became just numbers with no names. What happened? If any way to transfer and back up my iPhone contacts to a computer without iTunes?
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How to recover music albums as a whole after iTunes split them

I imported my CDs into my iTunes library but it was not able to understand that the CDs were to be imported each as a whole. So now, I have many split albums, for various causes: duets, errors in ...
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Having “now playing” automatically sync between my iPod Touch (4G) and iTunes 10.5

Okay... here's what I want to do: Play some music on my iPod Touch while I'm on the road. When I come home, and into the range of my WI-FI network that I can seamlessly pick up my (Windows 7) laptop ...
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iTunes windows are white on black after upgrade to 10.7

It's easier to show than tell – see this screenshot: Here's what I have already looked into: Preferences: no settings that (seem to) apply here; Universal Access: in particular, "Assistive ...
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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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iTunes not playing without audio devices connected to audio port

I am trying to use iTunes to loop through a playlist of videos – I do not need any audio output for these videos. If I unplug the audio device (headphones, speakers, etc.) from the audio jack on the ...
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Importing WAV CDs into iTunes without conversion

I would like to import some audio CDs into iTunes, keeping their Audio CD (WAV) format because they had been previously burned from MP3s, so they don't lose too much quality. How can I do this?
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Can I safely delete the files that cause iTunes incoming network connections alerts?

I am experiencing the same issue mentioned in "iTunes.app" to accept incoming network connections? but have a question about the files that iTunes creates, which cause this issue. I have ...
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Are ripped mp4's from original cd with iTunes protected with my iTunes account password?

When I rip an original CD of mine, are the resulting MP4's in iTunes library protected from unauthorized access? Is my iTunes password still necessary?
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Sync only good face pictures with iOS devices

I have a lot of pictures in Aperture. A lot of them are not very good and just in the library for backup reasons / whatever. When I sync my iOS devices with iTunes, I have the option to either sync ...