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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Adjust playback synchronicity [migrated]

Multiple Airplay devices Having multiple airplay devices fills the spаce very nicely. My devices are ancient technology, and one in ten times playback is not synched correctly. However my AppleTV (3rd ...
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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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WRONG artist pictures in iTunes

For some artists, iTunes has automatically included a photo of the artist. However, in instances where there are two or more performers with the same name (Eric Taylor, Eric Schwartz, James Taylor, ...
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Convert a BigHand dictation to a different sampling rate

I just need some quick advice please. I've been trying to convert a BigHand dictation to a file compatible with Dragon Naturally Speaking. Apparently I need to change the sampling rate, but I don't ...
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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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How can I manually switch which program is controlled by global media buttons?

I have a button on my mouse mapped to Media Play/Pause. Normally I just use it for iTunes, and it works perfectly. I've started to use foobar2000 (eole theme if that matters) for listening to local ...
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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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How can I transfer multiple files+folders at once from the Acrobat app on iPadOS 13 or 14 to Windows 7?

How can I transfer multiple files+folders at once from the Acrobat app on iPadOS 13 or 14 to Windows 7? The latest version of iTunes doesn't work on Microsoft Windows 7. I tried to an older version ...
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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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Reconnect macOS Music library files to local copy

My macOS Music library on my home computer is stored on an external drive. It includes a mix of local files and music "added to library" from the Apple Music subscription service. This ...
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How can I tell itunes to default to playing music on my computer?

I have an apple script that plays music and it often stalls out due to this error. Can I tell iTunes to automatically select the computer when my headphones are unavailable?
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not able to launch itunes using python os.system

I wanted to launch Itunes.exe minimized using python to use later. but when I run this command : os.system('start /min "" "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\AppleInc.iTunes_12107.3.48019....
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Is there a way to keep iTunes and MusicBee synced with each other?

I have resorted to keeping itunes purely as the "middle man" between Musicbee and my Apple devices. That way I can sync my library to devices and sync back any changes I made on say, an ...
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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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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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