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685 views

How to burn MP3 files to a CD without going through iTunes on a Macbook?

I would like to just be able to click and drag files from my hard disk to the CD and then click "burn". I have not figured out how to do this. When I click and drag it gives me a direct access icon, ...
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54 views

Itunes Smart Playlist - Sort by Descending Track Number

I want to create a smart playlist that will list an album by descending track number. I have a singles album in which I would like to add new singles as time goes on but I want to listen to the new ...
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0answers
107 views

QuickTime Player sounds much better than iTunes

I am playing a 320 kpbs encoded music MP3 in iTunes and the sound is substantially worse than the exact same file played back in QuickTime Player (Max OS X 10.8.5). I have maxed out system volume and ...
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1answer
63 views

How do I download podcasts and put them on in WMP format, so I can transfer them to my non-ipod mp3 player?

I have a Sansa Disk MP3 Player. Is there a way to get the files from iTunes onto Windows Media Player?
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2answers
891 views

What program can I use to add album art to music?

I have a lot of mp3 files which I get from Game/Anime OSTs, ED/OP Singles and the Collector's Soundtracks that come with Premium or Limited Edition Games. A lot of the time these aren't tagged with ...
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2answers
2k views

Move MP3s from Ubuntu to iPhone's iTunes

I've installed Ubuntu on someone's laptop who is a heavy itunes user (having itunes on a bunch of different Apple devices). She has a large music collection in the form of folders that contain mp3 ...
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1answer
243 views

Lots of AlbumArt_{*} files in my Music folder

I have recently migrated over my files from Windows to Mac OS and have noticed that my Music folder contains many AlbumArt_{*}.jpg files. First of all I would like to know where these files are ...
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1answer
428 views

Access audio from Linux server on iPad Mini [closed]

This is driving me crazy, I'm trying to enable playback of mp3s/flac audio stored on a home linux server on a iPad mini. Please can someone explain what software is required on the linux side of ...
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1answer
238 views

Update podcast feed on existing pre-downloaded MP3s

When I used to have a poor internet connection, I found it easier to download the .NET Rocks! podcasts from the archive on their site as MP3s, and add them to iTunes (the iTunes podcast automatic ...
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3answers
178 views

Split long music file with help of playlist file

Is there a program that can split an mp3 (and/or other music file types) into single songs, using an itunes playlist file (and/or other music playlist files) to determine beginning and ending of a ...
0
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1answer
198 views

M4P to MP3 converter

Does anybody have experience converting M4P protected audio files (itunes protected files) to MP3 without ripping to a bunch of cds? If so, which program did you use? Ive tried one called tune clone ...
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0answers
243 views

Tuneup Media plugin for iTunes?

Do anyone have any experience with Tuneup Media plugin for iTunes? I have thousands of MP3 files and it is really messy all over place. Some in drive E and F. There are a lot of duplicates files in ...
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3answers
192 views

Why do 700 MB blank discs only fit what iTunes says is about 150 MB of songs?

Why do 700 MB blank discs only fit what iTunes says is about 150 MB of songs? I've always assumed that it writes the songs in a different way than they're stored on the computer's hard drive. Is ...
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1answer
551 views

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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1answer
1k views

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 ...
0
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1answer
78 views

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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1answer
404 views

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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3answers
5k views

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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2answers
2k views

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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1answer
112 views

Sync iPod with iTunes

I recently bought a new computer. I installed iTunes on it and subscribed to all my favourite podcasts. When I plug in my iPod, iTunes tells me that an iPod can only be synced with a single iTunes ...
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3answers
7k views

How does iTunes 128 kbps AAC compares with LAME MP3 (-V 2, or -preset fast standard)?

I've been ripping my CD's to MP3 using LAME, with -preset fast standar (or -V 2), since audio listening tests find that LAME with these settings is transparent and as good as top quality Ogg Vorbis or ...
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1answer
793 views

Write Itunes metadata to mp3 files

I'd like to write all the metadata I have in Itunes to the mp3, including album art, lyrics, etc. Itunes does not do this, I tried with other programs and none of them could actually read the metadata ...
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3answers
810 views

Display song lyrics in iTunes (from ID3 tags)

I've added lyrics to all the songs in my music library. Now, I'm looking for a way to display those lyrics in iTunes, and falling pretty short. I've seen a few widgets, but they all seem to focus on ...
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2answers
2k views

iTunes: How do you manage your Singles?

I am having a tough time getting some kind of organization to happen with my singles in itunes. I enjoy electronic music and ultimately have a tons of songs that have been released as singles and ...
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3answers
4k views

Automatic ID3 tag finder

Does one exist? I have about 500 songs with out ID3 tags and i'm not about to go through and edit 500 songs manually.
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1answer
429 views

Why won't iTunes import some VBR files?

I've got a few entire albums, and a few tracks from different albums, which iTunes for Windows has refused to import (since the latest major version upgrade, and also before). I have done the ...
2
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2answers
478 views

How to get iTunes to recognize that certain ID3 tags have been removed from files?

I use MusicBrainz Picard to manage the ID3 tags on my MP3 collection and iTunes for playing them and managing my iPod. I have Picard set to remove the Composer tag from any files that don't also ...
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2answers
2k views

Using iTunes, can I write all of the metadata into ID3 tags?

I'm not sure, but this may be part of the organization of my library. Currently, all of my music is properly sorted and indexed with accurate data. I want to make sure that this is written to the ID3 ...
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1answer
171 views

Software (other than iTunes) to stream music from an iTunes server

I have purchased a networked hard drive (ReadyNAS) that I have put all of my MP3s onto. This NAS has a built-in iTunes streaming server. What media applications, other than iTunes, can I use to ...
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1answer
493 views

Free duplicate music finder for Mac

I'm trying to clean up an mp3 folder which has a plethora of duplicate files in it due to accidentally dragging my music folder into iTunes and having it re-import songs which were already in the play ...
4
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1answer
132 views

Filter MP3s by encoder type?

I'm on a Mac and use iTunes to manage my music collection. I'm in the process of weeding out the lower quality files that I have and would like to have only MP3s that have been encoded using the V0 ...
2
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3answers
142 views

How can I convert my mp3s to an iTunes-compatible format?

I've got a bunch of mp3s that iTunes just won't read or import. As far as I can tell they are just regular MP3s but obviously there is something iTunes doesn't like about them. After a bit of ...
2
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5answers
12k views

iTunes: Burn an MP3 CD when I only have AAC files?

Is there a way to burn an MP3 CD when iTunes only contains (unprotected) AAC files purchased from the iTunes store? There isn't an option directly in iTunes to convert AAC -> MP3 like there is for ...
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2answers
1k views

Changing ID3 tags of music in iTunes with read-only attributes

When I add an mp3 file with read-only attributes to iTunes, iTunes does not allow me to change the file's ID3 tags or delete the file later. Removing the read-only attributes after adding the file ...
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1answer
322 views

iTunes on OS X fails to read some ID3 tags

Total niches o I doubt anyone can help... These are from CDs ripped years ago with EAC and LAME. They work fine in iTunes on Windows + VLC on the Mac but iTunes is failing to read the ID3 data from a ...
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2answers
1k views

How to add a song to the iPod or iPhone if it was sync'ed with another computer?

I had a Vista machine and my iPhone was sync'ed to that machine. But after I got a new machine with Windows 7, I moved that old computer away and is not using it. So now I installed iTunes on this ...
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1answer
485 views

Can I re-establish all my song library from an iPod or iPhone to a new computer?

I think usually, one iTunes app is associated with an iPod or iPhone, but let's say I got a new computer or installed Windows 7, and now I moved the old computer to the basement, or don't want to boot ...
4
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3answers
2k views

Database and tools for validated BPMs of songs?

I'm a bit picky about ensuring that all of my music has the proper tags in iTunes. I rip all of my music from CDs or purchase it by the album from Amazon, this provides good coverage. I then use Get ...
4
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3answers
363 views

How to convert a library of DRM'd iTunes AAC songs to unprotected mp3s for free?

How to convert a library of DRM'd iTunes ACC songs to unprotected mp3s for free?
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9answers
53k views

What is the best file format/bit rate to rip tracks from a CD into iTunes? [closed]

I know it sounds subjective but its not meant to be. I am very new to ripping CD's using iTunes, and I'm confused over the different formats available. I have read Wikipedia regarding the AAC and ...
6
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6answers
1k views

How does an iPhone know which mp3s are podcasts?

I recently got an iPhone, and quickly found I would rather use the Zune software instead of iTunes. So I turned on the manual syncing, and I can just drag the mp3 files I want over to the iPhone in ...
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3answers
8k views

OS X tools to export iTunes library to mp3

I've ripped some of my CDs into iTunes but I don't actually own an ipod. In order to get these songs onto my mp3 player I'd like to convert them to mp3s. Is there a tool that lets me do a 'batch mp3 ...
6
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2answers
879 views

How can I force Front Row to show me *single* artwork instead of *album* artwork?

Is there a hidden preference for Front Row that will force it use the artwork for the mp3 it is actually playing, instead of the artwork for the album it belongs to? Obviously I could retag my whole ...
7
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4answers
9k views

Merge MP3-files into audiobook with chapters?

I want to take a folder full of mp3's, and merge it into an audiobook-file (for Ipod, don't remember the file format) with chapters for each file. Is there a tool that will do this?
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5answers
1k views

What is the best software to manage dupes and clean up data in iTunes?

I know there are a lot of paid options but was wondering what folks have found to be the best. Following tasks would be the minimum requirement: merging dupes identifying dupes with case difference ...
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2answers
2k views

iTunes on Mac: How to use an external music library on a NAS (Windows share)?

I have a large music collection of mp3-encoded CDs stored on a NAS (Windows share). I can access the drive via SMB on the Mac. I'd like to change my default iTunes music library without importing the ...