Questions tagged [itunes]

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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How do I prevent iTunes from opening my DVD drive when I close iTunes?

Every time I close iTunes it makes my DVD drive open. How do I stop it from opening the drive? I'm on Windows 10 Pro.
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Why is my smart list not the same as my iPod after syncing?

My iTunes and and iPod are to the latest updates. I have created a smart playlist which when I view on iTunes has different random tracks but when synced to my iPod, I only get tracks from the same ...
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Transfer video files to iPad Pro from PC using USB and no WiFi

I'm looking for a solution to transfer video files from my PC that does not have WiFi to my iPad Pro 12.9 Gen 4 using USB. Then I'd like to upload those to YouTube using the iPads LTE data connection. ...
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Media keys to control only iTunes in windows 10

I have a Logitech MX Master mouse and have assigned media commands (play/pause, next, previous...etc) to the buttons of the mouse. However, any time iTunes is not the window in focus, I can't use ...
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iPhone sync over WLAN still possible on iOS13/Win10?

I have an iPhone running iOS 13 and iTunes 12.10 on Windows. I want to synchronize my iPhone over WLAN. The option is present in iTunes and enabled. Both devices are in the same WiFi network. However ...
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Restoring a local Outlook calendar from a backup

Setup I have two devices: a Windows 10 laptop and an iPhone. Both contain (or contained) 3 calendars, synced between Outlook 2019 and iOS via iTunes for Windows and a USB cable. These calendars were ...
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Prevent Music.app from starting on F8 (play) button (osx 10.15)

I want to control Spotify using the function key media shortcuts, but Music.app opens instead of Spotify playing (even though Spotify is open already. How can I prevent Music.app from listening to ...
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Block graphic when starting iTunes on Windows 7

We have an old (Acer) Laptop with Windows 7 installed (up to latest updates). It ever worked together well with latest iTunes version. Since a while ago we experience a very strange behaviour when ...
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How to grep the process of iTunes in Python scripting

import os, signal def check_kill_process(iTunes): for line in os.popen("ps ax | grep " + iTunes + " | grep -v grep"): fields = line.split() pid = fields[0] os.kill(int(pid)...
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How to reset macOS Catalina Muisc library?

I updated on Catalina when it came out and naturally one of the things I opened was the Music.app which imported my iTunes library. For some reason this resulted in only part of my library showing up ...
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Itunes backup got overwritten

There was some problem related calls and mobile data with my Iphone Xs Max. I tried to reset it. I took a backup of my device in iTunes and reset the device. After resetting, I connected again and ...
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Is the format/schema of the Apple Music “Library.musicdb” used in macOS Catalina documented anywhere?

As folks know, Apple abandoned iTunes with macOS Catalina. I use Logitech Music Server to drive my Transporter (a networked music player) for my home music system. Logitech Music Server has a Python ...
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sorting files by number in itunes for music or ibooks

Earlier the files sorted fine but all of a sudden now the files are sorted as 1..09 followed by 100. Not sure what setting changed this behavior. See attached. Expectation -> files to be sorted 1.....
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Windows + iTunes - Ability to script an auto start playlist?

I have a whole home audio system and one of my input devices is a basic headless windows machine. This OS has iTunes on it with a shared network drive that points to my music collection. I have a ...
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Unable to move my voice memos from iphone 5s to windows 7 PC using itunes

I have the following:- iPhone 5s with ios 11.3. PC with windows 7. now inside my iphone i have 20 voice memos, some of them are around 60 MB. now i want to copy or cut those voice memos from my ...
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Flash Builder could not find a connected device error

I use flash builder for debugging and export apk and ipa. When i'm debugging android applitacion connected with cable, i can. But when i try to testing on ipad or another ios device, i can't try. ...
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Why does my Windows 7 fresh install report all drivers as being unsigned/untrusted, even if they're from official sources?

I just performed a fresh install of Windows 7 x64 on some modern AMD hardware and I'm having some problems I can't solve. Firstly I noticed that installer packages for certain programs were refusing ...
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iTunes “Search” error

For the past 24 hours when I type something into the "Search" window on the upper right side of iTunes and hit enter I am getting this message: "There was a temporary problem completing your request. ...
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Is there an iTunes setting to show music not already on iPod?

Is there a setting or some kind of user-script I can use to view all songs that aren't already on my iPod (from within iTunes, I'm sure there'a a command line way to just compare the files). I often ...
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iTunes 9 refuses to install on Windows 10 - even after system reset

I have continued using iTunes 9 ever since it was current, as I find it vastly more user-friendly than subsequent versions. Previously, it has run smoothly on Windows 10. Now, however, it refuses to ...
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Can't see iphone inside iTunes in a windows 10 VM in VirtualBox

I'm trying to restore my iPhone. I don't have a windows or mac computer, just Ubuntu, so I'm running iTunes in a Windows 10 VM that I just started using VirtualBox. When i plug the iphone in to the ...
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What additional iTunes info must be backed up?

On my machine the following is part of my daily backup: G:\ (I have a partition for just for iTunes) C:\Users\xxx\AppData\Local\Apple Computer\iTunes C:\Users\xxx\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\...
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Why is my mp3 file getting truncated when transferring to iPhone?

I have an audiobook that is 10h long, but when I put it onto itunes so I can put it onto my iPhone (6), it gets truncated to 6h. Does anybody know why or how to fix? Note that the full 10h is clearly ...
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How to use iTunes music library on a USB drive on Windows using Windows iTunes?

I have a huge iTunes music library on a USB drive. I've been using it on Macs only and it was easy to set up iTunes to use the USB drive folder as my media folder. The folder contains a folder ...
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Why does VSCode require iTunes permission on macOS?

When opening up vscode this morning it asked me for iTunes permission but there wasn't any reason why. System Preferences > Security > Confidentiality: Does anyone know if there are any underlying ...
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How to play iTunes music from from a script run from the terminal or AIML pattern?

I want to write a command that launches iTunes and play the first song that is in the playlist or song list. I can launch iTunes from my code but it doesn't start the song automatically. My AIML (...
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itDJ fails installation because FFmpeg is missing [closed]

I am trying to install itDJ but the installation stops and the window says I must install FFmpeg. It gives me the option to install it right then but it never downloads. I installed ffmpeg from ...
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MacOS is not saving output from say -o

I have enable "Speech" on the MacOS system and run this command and hear the output: say "Hello there" But if I try to run following command: say -o "Hello, this is not working" The terminal ...
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Outputing one program audio to two different speakers at the same time

I've looked on SE (and the Internet) for a while and cannot find an answer to this. How do I have one program (iTunes) output its audio stream to two (or more) audio streams at the same time? I am ...
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How do I prevent Chrome (Canary, v74) from hijacking media keys?

Chrome Canary (74.0.3703.0) has started supporting media controls (I believe Chrome has added and removed this support many times over its lifetime, but this seems to be another recent addition). On ...
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How to convert AVI movie to proper Apple itunes compatible movie?

I am converting an AVI movie to Itunes compatible movie the playback in itunes is garbled. Hi so I've used the following command with ffmpeg to convert avi to itunes movie: ffmpeg -i *.avi -c copy -...
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OS X file system anomaly: "ghost '?' in file names and unexpected symlinks

I've never seen this before - only found it because Time Machine kept failing (on Mac OS X High Sierra 10.13.6). A similar question was asked here ~7 years go but it was not solved (and he did not ...
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iTunes Won't Load Alternate Path Library Files When Changed in Preferences/Advanced

I recently built a new computer and just reinstalled iTunes. As with my previous setup, Windows 10 is on one SSD and all of my files are on another. That includes my iTunes library files and all of my ...
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Prevent iTunes opening on Play/Pause button in macOS

I'm trying to prevent the iTunes app opening every time I press the Play/Pause key on my Mac's keyboard. If I'm using Spotify or another music app, that key should control the active audio being ...
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Import iTunes playlists to Spotify

I'd like to migrate from Apple Music to Spotify because: iTunes still can't upload more than ~30 seconds of a custom song / music file to iCloud Music Library. Spotify can't upload to a cloud but can ...
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Executing libimobiledevice commands over wifi

I am trying to recreate the trustjacking attack presented by Symantec at RSA 2018 but I have been unable to execute libimobiledevice commands remotely through iTunes wifi sync. When I have a physical ...
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Why does iTunes autostart when Bluetooth headphones are connected?

When I connect the Bluetooth headphones to the MacBook Pro iTunes starts automatically. I wish to stop that. How do I do that? The second best solution is that Spotify autostarts instead.But I really ...
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How to turn off “Warn me if iTunes is not the default player for audio files.”

If I go into my iTunes settings, in Advanced there is an option for “Warn me if iTunes is not the default player for audio files.” I unchecked this and clicked OK. If I go back into iTunes settings, ...
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iPhone Photos import to Windows 10 PC not working

I would like to troubleshoot my inability to import photos from iPhone to Windows 10. I am an advanced user struggling to find relevant help on the internet since most results are unusable masked ...
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How to move iTunes library from external drive to NAS without loosing playcounts etc

My Itunes library is on an external drive (L:\itl) while actual music files are on a different folder of the same drive (L:\music). I tried to copy the ITL and music folder on my NAS (Mapped as ...
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Importing my Apple Music library to Spotify

So I've been using iTunes for a while now and I have many songs from different sources: Music I ripped from my CD collection, converted into mp3 and then imported to iTunes. Stored on my phone's SD ...
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manually adding/removing songs from iPod using ITunes

I have been trying to update the music on my 3rdGen iPod, copying from my iTunes library. I have given up on using the "sync" options because of unpredictable behavior (for example, after taking hours ...
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Read only one Tag from MP4 Metadata

On my Desktop PC with Ubuntu i use gpodder for Dowloading my Podcasts. The Dwnloads are renamed automatically. After that i re-encode the files into mp3 and use eyeD3 to set the file name as title tag....
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How can I get my iPhone photos to sync?

I occasionally have trouble synchronizing my ±20k photo album to my iPhone, where (new) photo albums aren't added, or only show up as empty albums. Does anyone else have this problem and more ...
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Using ffmpeg to modify iTunes specific metadata

I'm currently trying to use ffmpeg to modify .mp4 file metadata. I can ffmpeg to set metadata tags like "Title" and "Genre", but I'm trying to access specific fields that iTunes accesses when ...
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Can I install iTunes in windows drive d directly instead of c drive?

I want to install iTunes in D drive as there is limited space in C drive.Is there is any way that i can install the future software downloads in d drive directly other than c drive. I am using windows ...
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'new pics' folder keeps appearing to desktop

A folder named 'new pics' keeps appearing on my desktop and I am not sure why. It has subdirs within it as follows: Folder Info Name - 'new pics' Subdirs - 'Camera Roll/', 'Saved Pictures/' I am ...
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Issue configuring iTunes

After a re-install of Windows 10 I also re-installed iTunes (v12.7.1). I have my music in a folder of my own, so I went to Edit -> Preferences -> Advanced, and changed the iTunes Media folder location,...
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Unable to open iTunes

Bit of background: Me: Domain Admin User: User User cannot open iTunes at all. When he tries, one of two things happen: If "Run as Administrator" is enabled in compatibility settings, then it will ...
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iTunes - Where have Apps gone?

Just noticed that the Apps menu has disappeared from the iTunes menu? Is it possible I've switched it off or something? Thanks in advance.

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