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 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 ...
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Is there a way I can purchase things using my itunes account? [closed]

Is it possible to purchase things on other sites using my iTunes account like paypal; to pay for items on sites other than the iTunes store? How would this be done technically? I have came up with a ...
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itunes required from frustrated Apple fan

iTunes saves the backup files in /Users/username/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup. Can i move this folder elsewhere? I have 14+ Terabytes of storage and a 60GB SSD 'c' drive that iTunes ...
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iTunes creating playlists on its own

Why does iTunes create a new playlist and start playing a few seconds from each one when I try to add albums to my library? It means deleting about 400+ playlists, and having to wait a few hours for ...
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iTunes 10.5 blocked when I connect my iPhone4

Today I updated iTunes to version 10.5 It starts up correctly, but when I connect my iPhone4, iTunes is blocked and the spinning wait cursor is showed.... When I disconnect iPhone, iTunes works ...
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How to bulk deselect “stop time” for songs and movies in iTunes

I am using Windows 7 Ultimate. For some reason, the majority of my songs and movies (80%, nearing 5000) have a "stop time" checked – which I did not put on (under Get Info » Options). This is ...
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How do I connect an iPhone to my PC to load MP3s to it?

How can I connect my iPhone to my PC so I can download mp3's to it? I also want to update the OS on the phone. I have an iPod, but the connector doesn't seem to fit.
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iTunes home sharing on Windows 7 not showing up on Apple TV 2

I am trying to access my iTunes library using an Apple TV 2. On the Apple TV, I logged in using my AppleID, and then I enabled home sharing on iTunes on my main machine running Windows 7. They are ...
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RegEx find and replace with sed, matching group and replacing on condition

Is this possible with sed? I'm actually in iTunes using "Track Name Edit with sed" from Doug's Scripts, and I have a collection of tracks that are titled in one of two ways: Identical string - ...
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Playing music from iTunes on a Linux computer on LAN

I am not sure if there is a practical way to do this; I tried some googling, but the signal-to-noise ratio was pretty bad, so I thought I'd try here. At home, I have an old Linux laptop that serves ...
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Syncing an iPhone with a new laptop

I have an iPhone 3GS, synced with a laptop that has now died. I'm now sharing a laptop with my friend and she has her iPhone synced with it. I want to sync my iPhone with her laptop without losing ...
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How to store music files on Time Capsule yet get fast sync speeds when syncing iPod to PC?

I have moved all my media files (about 500GB worth) to a 2TB Time Capsule that also functions as my wireless router. The goal was to centralize all my media files so they could be accessed from ...
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How can I use multiple iTunes libraries in OS X?

Is there a way to have two iTunes libraries? One would be a larger one that syncs with an iPod; the other would be a subset of that containing the music I listen to more often on my Mac.
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Is there a way to remotely edit iTunes playlists?

Essentially, my use case is that I want to edit the iTunes playlists on my desktop computer at home when I'm not in front of that computer. A specific example: I'm at my computer at work, and I ...