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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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AirPlay only working sporadically

Previously (on my Windows 7 machine), streaming from iTunes to AirPlay-enabled speakers used to work fine. Now that i upgraded to Windows 10, these AirPlay devices don't always show up in iTunes. In ...
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iTunes not syncing complete playlists to iPod classic [migrated]

I have 1015 songs in the My Top Rated playlist on iTunes on my Mac. Only 568 will sync to my iPod classic. I have checked that all the songs are 5 star rated and made sure that the "rules" ...
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Is the latest iTunes for Windows (currently 12.12.2.2), able to play a 240fps video file?

I can't test the latest iTunes on MacOS as my macbook is old. But I tried iTunes for Windows 10, on Windows 10, and clicked to update it, and got the latest one, 12.12.2.2 And I find that i'm unable ...
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What version of iTunes runs on Windows 7 and where is it available?

What version of iTunes runs on Windows 7 and where is it available? I looked at https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT210384 and it only mentions for Windows 10 and Windows 8.
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How can I transfer multiple files+folders at once from the Acrobat app on iPadOS to Windows?

iTunes on Microsoft Windows doesn't see that the iPad is connected to my computer via USB:
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Import list of songs into Apple Music

Import list of songs into Apple Music Context: Essentially, I've been writing down a list of songs in my note app on my Macbook Pro (more specifically, OneNote) which I like - just the name, because ...
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Itunes cant find my music despite its pointing to the right place

So Itunes doesn't know where any of my songs are, despite that my library is still in the same place it was last week when things were working. I double checked in the ITunes preferences pane and see ...
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iTunes Smart Playlist... comparing values across playlists?

I'm not entirely sure this is possible at present, though I am tantalizingly close! Maybe with "nested" criteria for the smart playlist...? I'm a keen editor / remixer of tracks. Every time ...
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Copying 80 minute music CD to 700MB CD-R

I have copied 80 minutes of music (158MB) from an original CD into my iTunes library but my iTunes tell me it can't all be burned back to a new blank 700MB CD-R disk. Q1. Why can't I burn the full ...
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iTunes does not recognize iPhone (but PC does)

I found an issue I dont know how to handle: iTunes 12.11.4.15 on my PC with Windows 20H2 does not recognize my iPhone SE 1st Gen with iOS 15 BETA 4. It's simply not there, the Device Menu entries are ...
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how to recover itunes playlist

I have transferred iTunes folder to new PC. When I restored the files to the new iTunes application, the playlists were gone. I would like to recover all of the iTunes Playlists that I had on my old ...
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Automatic encrypted iPhone backup to Mac (Big Sur)

Context: Apple does not offer a way to have MacOS automatically create encrypted iPhone backups when your iPhone is connected (via cable / WiFi). I suspect that Apple is trying to push adoption of ...
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Music managing software delete lower quality duplicates [closed]

Until the end of the last year I was one of the few people who used Google Play Music, and as it was discontinued, I downloaded all my music using Google Takeout. Now I have almost all of my songs in ...
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iTunes refuses Apple ID password 3 times before loading

Every time I launch Itunes on my WIndows10 machine I am unable to successfully log into the Itunes Store despite that the entered password is correct Itunes. I have to enter the password correctly 3 ...
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Replacing corrupted iTunes App in High Sierra 10.13.6

The iTunes app on my MBP was corrupted by a failed software update. The app cannot be opened or trashed. Is there any way to replace it short of a complete macOS reinstall?
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Run iTunes 9 under MacOS 10.14 Mojave

I want to run iTune 9.2.1 on my 2009 MacBookPro on MacOS 10.14 Mojave (through dosdude1's patch). The application launches perfectly fine when being called from Terminal: /Applications/iTunes.old.app/...
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Where can I see the version of Itunes that is installed?

Most devs will place an 'About' tab in their 'Help' menu to allow users to see which version of software they are using. For some reason this is not the case with Itunes. Could anyone please tell me ...
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What does mk stand for in mklink also why does the first folder have to be removed?

I was just creating a directory junction and had to use mklink. My question is what does mk stand for in the word mklink? And why does the first folder have to be removed to create the link when doing ...
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ffmpeg version 4.2.4-1ubuntu0.1 failed to convert m4p to mp3

I failed to convert DRM protected m4p files bought from iTunes years ago. Apparently, from what I read on the forum, this used to work. ffprobe: nput #0, mov,mp4,m4a,3gp,3g2,mj2, from '01 Meds (...
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Add a directory of multiple files to iTunes library with Terminal?

Based on this post How can I add a file to iTunes, from the command line, without playing the file which works I want to add multiple files not one. I tried with adding a loop and a find: for f in ./*....
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Strange Windows10 behaviour with iTunes and Powershell and ...?

I am running Windows 10 on a desktop. Nothing happened when I clicked the iTunes icon so I reinstalled it but this did not fix the problem. There were also some network issues at the same time so I ...
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Where is my Iphone backup located in Windows 10?

I recently backed up my Iphone using Itunes. After completing a backup I wanted to find the file but can't seem to find it. Several web searches have said that the file is in: \Users\[USERNAME]\...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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