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 Match songs grayed out

For no reason, my iTunes Match songs stored in the cloud are grayed out and I'm not able to play them. What may be causing this problem? This is happening on a MacBook Air running OS X 1.8.2 and ...
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iTunes on two computers (with last.fm) loses track of iPhone metadata

Connecting an iPhone to my work PC that is synced with home PC causes minor but annoying breakage for me. It seems to do a small sync of some sort then lose track marks etc: I have an iPhone synced ...
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How to subscribe to various media players' events like pause or track change?

I want to write a platform independent library to subscribe to media player events. I want it to work on both windows and linux and want it to support as many media players as possible. Ideally I ...
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Converting my iTunes library to romaji

I have just added to my iTunes library a bunch of new Japanese songs. When I say a bunch, I mean it. A lot of them. And their titles are mostly in their original Japanese form, which is in kanji, ...
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How do I share a single iTunes library amongst multiple Window 8 accounts on the same PC?

I have a new Windows 8 computer with two user accounts configured. How do I share a single iTunes library amongst multiple Window 8 accounts on the same PC?
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iTunes not installing: Partially downloaded

I can't update iTunes and I'm stuck now. When I run software update, it says that there's an update about iTunes: 10.6.3 (176.9MB) And it says "iTunes: Partially downloaded (0%)" at the bottom of the ...
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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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Zune & iTunes parallel - Better cover handling

I own a ZuneHD and manage my library with the Zune software so far. We recently bought an iPod which has to be synced with the same library now. So far so good, I installed iTunes, pointed it at my ...
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Move itunes and iphoto library to external hard disk

I'm running out of space on my MacBook Pro and would like to move my itunes and iphoto library to an external hard disk. What are the steps involved?
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iPhone Remote with iTunes Library via VPN

Alright, so I'm currently behind a network router (not under my control). The router performs NAT and somehow prevents a computer from scanning other nodes. At least, you're unable, in this instance, ...
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iTunes 10 on Windows - how do I change the color scheme, theme, or skin?

I have installed iTunes 10.1 on Windows 7 64 bit, and like many others, I am not happy with the color scheme where the icons on the left vertical navigation are all grey. What is the easiest, safest ...
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auto tag video and add to itunes on windows

I'm looking for an app similar to Auto TV Tagger that monitors a folder and auto magically tags the file either through a webservice or by the file name given then adds it to itunes in the proper ...
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What is the best way to sync podcasts between two computers' iTunes accounts?

What is the best way to sync podcasts between two computers' iTunes accounts?
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iTunes always resets on restart

Starting just a couple of days ago, each time I restart iTunes (9.0.2.25), the Setup Assistant runs and reloads all my music, podcasts, etc. How can I get it to stop resetting each time it opens?
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Windows vista,MMC could not create the snap-in for event viewer

I have an issue where a windows vista computer isn't running certain applications (iTunes, Quickbooks, Word). Internet Explorer works fine. Seemingly every program that needs authentication to run is ...
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iPod isn't showing up in windows 8 nor iTunes?

Before I say anything, my iPod screen is broken so I cannot see nor use the screen, only voice commands. Anyway, I downloaded iTunes and imported all my music. I got ready to sync, so I connected my ...
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iTunes Home Sharing only works one way between 2 PC's on the same LAN

I've got two computers, A with Windows 7 Home Premium, and B with Windows 8.1. Both are using the same account. A can "see" the library in B, but B can't see the library in A (it doesn't show up in ...
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iTunes playback skipping on some songs

A client of mine has called me with a bizarre problem. The PC he runs his music from (~200GB of it) uses iTunes and it has started skipping (or stuttering) at the start of some songs when the ...
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Why episodes of my podcast are not visible on iTunes?

I had created my podcasts's feed with Podcastgen and I've added the feed to iTunes. The episodes are not visible in iTunes: the episodes are also not visible on iTunes webpage: However, after ...
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Mavericks and Apple menu positions

Since I installed Mavericks, I had been having some issues about the position of menues in Apple applications like Finder, XCode, Safari and iTunes, After moving the program window, their menues ...
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How do I make my iTunes library read-only?

I have a huge iTunes collection and have been researching this for a while but cannot seem to find an answer. Basically I would like to leave my iTunes collection open so that people can select their ...
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How to hide played & deleted podcasts in iTunes?

All, ITunes requested an update yesterday, and now a large number of past episodes of podcasts that I listened to & deleted appear in the podcast list (with the little cloud icon). Is there ...
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Lost Backup File & Data during IOS7 Upgrade, Please Advise

I backed up my iPhone 4s which had loads of photographs, videos, sms and everything you would expect on a phone that has been in use for over an year. I started the update options, Once downloaded, I ...
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Can Adobe Bridge metadata be transferred to iTunes?

I'm thinking of using Adobe Bridge as my digital media manager (ebooks, audio, video, etc), as it's really powerful when it comes to managing and organizing stuff, and it has some cool features that I ...
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How to update song information after editing outside of iTunes?

I use iTunes on Windows to manage all my songs, but I don't allow iTunes to copy the songs into iTunes' media folder. Sometimes I edit the song information (e.g. title, artist) directly from Windows ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 full iphone backup

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and have an iPhone 5 using iOS 6.0.2. My question is how can I do a full backup on Ubuntu. Most questions I have seen on this are related to peoples music libraries etc how ...
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iPhone not syncing with iTunes

In iTunes under apps tab, it list all the apps which I have in my iTunes account. When I click on the Install button of the app, button name gets changed to will install & also on the right side ...
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Apple TV - How to parse/read the Apple TV Photo Database file?

I've used iTunes 11.0.2 "File->Home Sharing->Choose Photos to Share with Apple TV" to select a directory with 4000 photos. Unfortunately, only a few (100-ish?) are in the random rotation on the Screen ...
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iTunes keeps creating wakeuptoken.info file. How to stop that?

Lately for some reason iTunes 11 started creating wakeuptoken.info file on my D:\ It never did that before and if I delete that file iTunes seems to work fine. What is that file for? Why is it ...
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iTunes: use same folder by Mac and Windows

I have Windows 8 installed on my MacBook Pro with Boot Camp, and I have read/write access to my HFS+ partition through Paragon's HFS+ for Windows 10. My question is, can I install iTunes on Windows ...
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Removing artist name from under song name in iTunes album view?

I have a ton of music in my iTunes (Windows). When I go into Album View (or any view that has songs isolated by Album), in some random albums the song artist/composer is listed under the song. 99% of ...
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iTunes music on NAS, library file local - always losing the music folder in preferences

I have a Buffalo Linkstation which I point to in my iTunes preferences as my library. Problem is, if my computer sleeps for a while, it loses the connection with the NAS and I have to reset the iTunes ...
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Can't get iTunes to see new folder

I moved my entire 60 GB of iTunes folders and subdirectories to a new drive. How do I get the file pointers to work from iTunes? Preferences/Advanced Change accepts my new location, then does ...
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iPod Touch 2g not recognised by iTunes (more information inside)

My iPod Touch isn't being recognised by iTunes. Details: iPod Touch: 2nd generation / Laptop: Windows Vista / iTunes: latest version I have tried: using different cables; restarted my laptop and ...
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Duplicate iTunes podcast folder – which one is correct?

Recently a extra podcast "tab" (for lack of a better word) appeared in iTunes after I subscribed to a couple of podcasts via RSS. Only the new podcasts show in that new tab (I'll call it Tab 2). All ...
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Figure out what's playing from a different device

I've been wondering if it's possible to figure out what video / song is currently playing through airplay from a DIFFERENT device than the one that's streaming using airplay. Surely this must be ...
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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 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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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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Allow Non Administrator User To Launch iTunes When Another User Already Has iTunes Open

On My Windows 7 machine I have two user accounts, one Admin account for myself and one regular account for my wife. Both of us use iTunes to manage our separate music libraries and Apple devices. ...
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Can iTunes open in another folder on startup?

When opening iTunes, I always start at the Music folder, but I would like to startup in iTunes DJ, so I can hit play right away. I want to have my workflow as follows: Hit the startup default media ...
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iTunes 10.2.x will not upgrade on Windows 7 Ultimate?

I am unable to update iTunes on Win7, either by running the Update, or going to the Tools->Download Only and running the Setup from there. The only way to update currently is to do a complete ...
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itunes equalizer per track settings

I'm a little confused about iTune's ability to set eq presets on a per-song basis. I have a song that I open, set to a given EQ preset, then close. When I play this song, however, the audio isn't ...
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how to get notified when someone is playing music from iTunes' shared library?

I would like to find out which of my songs are more interesting to my friends. Are there ways to get notified when someone is playing music from your iTunes' shared library? And if so, can I find out ...
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Cannot install iTunes- iPod Service error

I am using Windows 7 64-bit. I have had problems with the service starting before, fixed by manually starting it, and I have had problems installing updates. So, I have uninstalled it and reinstalled ...
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Auto download of Artwork and Lyrics for itunes on windows

I run Itunes on a Windows 7 machine. I know there are softwares to download and fix artwork and lyrics in Itunes on Mac. But I couldn't find a good one on Windows. Which software do you suggest? I ...
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Automatically Downloading App Updates in iTunes

iTunes has a lot of annoyances. My biggest pet peeve is the series of manual steps you have to go through to download app updates and then sync them to iPhone/iPad: Click the "Apps" button in the ...
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Recreating iTunes library from a .itdb file?

My laptop has recently died, taking with it iTunes and my music. Things could have been a lot worse, but I fortunately have a back up of my mp3s. However, I have lost the iTunes library containing ...
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What is the bitrate of itunes streaming

I've been using itunes streaming (in part cause its easy) to access my music collection between two windows PCs. I'm half certain it sounds kinda 'flat' so i'm wondering, what bitrate it uses, and ...
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How to convert a 96000hz/24 flac file to 48000hz/24 or 48000/16 alac?

Usually I use qaac for such conversions. However, qaac does not seem to work with resampling and alac: qaac.exe -A --rate 48000 this will fail with the error message "floating point PCM is not ...