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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Having trouble with Windows XP Read Only Settings on a folder

I am having trouble with a folder that needs to be read-write for iTunes to open. For a while it was read-write, but it seemingly inexplicably changed to read-only now. When I try to change it back ...
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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?
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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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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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Lost info by syncing iPhone to new computer?

I've bought a new computer because I can't hold up my work while I wait for my older MacBook Pro to return from Apple's repair shop. In the meantime, I've not backed up my iPhone 3G for a week. I plan ...
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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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How can I sync Android with iTunes?

I have just bought a shiny new HTC Hero. Is there any way to get it to sync with iTunes. In particular I'm looking at Podcast management. Same question targeted at the Zune Sync Android with Zune ...
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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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How can I redirect my iTunes library to an external hard drive?

Right now, I have all my music on my internal hard drive, but it is running out of space. So, I bought an external hard drive, copied all my music over and went into the advanced preferences in ...
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Is it possible to redownload songs you've paid for on iTunes?

Over the years, I've had to rebuild my PC several times. Invariably, no matter how meticulous I am backing up my iTunes library, I almost ALWAYS end up losing songs I've already paid for. Either the ...
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filtering itunes library items by file location

3 answers and unfortunately no solution yet. The Problem I've got way more than 1000 duplicated items in my iTunes Library pointing to a non-existant place (the "where" under "get info" window), ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can't install iTunes because Windows Installer Service could not be accessed

I am having a problem installing iTunes on my Windows 7 laptop. When I tried to run the application I got this message: The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if ...
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How to use iTunes USB File Transfer to copy files from PC to Apple iPad, e.g. PDF files for viewer app?

I'm interested in reading PDF-format ebooks on my Apple iPad. I have half a gig of PDFs I want to transfer to it, from my PC. I'm familiar already with loading EPUB-format titles through iBooks &...
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How do I convert a podcast to an audiobook / music track in iTunes?

So I've got a podcast I want to keep. Do not auto-delete doesn't seem to work properly as at least one episode has already been deleted. My idea is that I want to turn the podcasts (the BBC Reith ...
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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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How do I configure Home Sharing in iTunes 9?

How do I configure the new "Home Sharing" feature in iTunes 9? I've enabled turned on Home Sharing in iTunes 9 on two computers (both running Mac OS X) on my home network, but I don't see how to tell ...
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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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How to update firmware of my iPod Touch in Ubuntu?

As far as I know iTunes doesn't support Linux OS, though it is very strange. I need to update a firmware of my iPod Touch and don't know how to do that. Could anybody help me to solve this problem ...
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iTunes ported for Linux?

Is there any ported version of iTunes for Linux? Really would like it; i need to restore my iPod. Emulation is slow because i have here a 1 GB of RAM.
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Music Nav Doesn't Work After Installing IntelliType

I have started using a Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Keyboard. It came with the Microsoft IntelliType Pro software. Since I have installed the software I am not able to change my music via the play | ...
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How do I restore libraries in iTunes using files on my iPod Touch?

I have iTunes (latest version) running on Windows XP and a 16Gb 1st gen' iPod Touch (iOS V3.1.3). All was well until a month or two ago when, one day, I opened iTunes to discover it was empty - no ...
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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 "normal"...
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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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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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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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What is the best FREE way to remove duplicate files from iTunes?

I thought about using a file deduper but figured that would still show the dupes IN itunes. I really don't care about artwork or the likes. Is using the built in "show dupes" the best option? The ...
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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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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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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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How can I make my Virtualbox Vista see my USB device (iPad)?

I have the latest VirtualBox. I have filters for the iPad. But it does not show up in my virtual Windows vista My Computer screen or virtual iTunes. When I try to right click the little USB icon and ...
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Sync iPhone apps with iTunes without deleting them

I have a few apps on my iPhone, and would like to sync them with iTunes without erasing them from my phone. Is this possible without downloading them all again?
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Sharing iTunes library (Mac/PC)

I recently got a MacBook and installed Windows 7 on it. Being a .NET developer and a Windows lover (I'm sorry, it happens), I want to keep my iTunes library on my NTFS partition, but have both Windows ...
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How to back up song ratings in iTunes?

How can I back up my song ratings (0-5 stars) in iTunes? In what file(s) are they stored? Options Keep iTunes Media folder organized and Copy files to iTunes Media folder when adding to library are ...
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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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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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iTunes 9 (64-bit version) installs on “\Program Files (x86)” on Windows 7: is this normal?

I downloaded iTunes 9.0.3 (64-bit) on my Windows 7 64-bit OS and I noticed that on installation the default directory was \Program Files (x86). I didn't change this, everything worked a charm. ...
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Is there a way to sync iPhones without iTunes?

I really dislike iTunes and would like to use something else to sync. I spent some time looking a couple years ago (for my iPod) and couldn't find anything. Does anyone know of anything?
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Can I access mac iTunes library from an iPad?

Can I access my iMac based iTunes library from my iPad over my home wifi? I know I can sync them up but the library is too big. Edit; just to clear(er), the movies, podcasts etc which are stored on ...
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iTunes slow loading on Windows 7 x64

my pc has windows 7 ultimate 64 bits installed and 4 GB of DDR2 RAM, working with an Athlon II X3 435 (2.9Ghz) processor. When I start iTunes, it takes 6-7 seconds to load, and that's too much. I ...
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How can you disable the auto startup of iTunes when connecting an iPhone?

My iPhone is synced with my home PC which is all working fine. What I want to do is plug my iPhone into my work mac and have it charge but not do any syncing. The problem is that when I plug the ...
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How to store Movies on a separate volume from the iTunes media folder?

I have a rather enormous Music collection. The music itself is approaching the 1TB mark. I am storing that on an external drive already. My iTunes library files are in their default location (/Users/...
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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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Migrate iTunes Library *with* meta-data to a new machine

How can I move my iTunes library including the meta-data to a new machine of mine. Both are running OSX 10.6.5. Edit I unfortunately did not use the default folders for my music directory.