Not only a media player, iTunes manages apps and data syncing to iPod and iOS devices.

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How do I tell iTunes to NOT mark podcasts as to be skipped when shuffling?

I have a Smart Playlist that selects a set of music and podcasts for me to listen to throughout the day. However, iTunes decides it's a good idea to check the "Skip when shuffling" checkbox for all ...
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iTunes 12 opens automatically when CD inserted

I don't use iTunes, but I can't prevent it from automatically opening every time a CD is inserted. I have already changed the system preferences for when a CD/DVD is inserted to "ignore" or to "open ...
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iTunes synching of played podcast episodes between OS X and Windows 7

I've got iTunes (always latest version so currently 12.2) installed on both, my Mac at home and my work PC running Windows 7. Having both iTunes apps synched to the same account was always a great to ...
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continue playlist after re-opening iTunes

After quitting and re-opening iTunes (iTunes 12, German language) the playlist does not proceed where I left off before I quit. However, the last added (German: Zuletzt hinzugefügt) queue or, if not ...
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Restoring iPhone 5 fails - error 2001?

I've just moved to the States and a family member kindly passed on an old AT&T iPhone 5. The trouble is that it's stuck in a reset loop. When I go into recovery mode and try to restore the phone, ...
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Restore iTunes Media Keys

Like most, I'm having trouble with my media keys being hijacked, so I can't press Play/Pause/Rewind/Fast Forward and have it work with iTunes. In the past, the culprit has been Google Chrome Music, ...
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iOS 9 Public Beta: Diagnostic & Usage Data not being cleared

Normally, syncing an iPhone to iTunes should clear on-device diagnostic and usage data. However, I'm currently running the latest iOS 9 Public Beta, and diagnostic and usage data is not being cleared ...
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iTunes Match not syncing

After going through the entire iTunes Match setup, my iPhone shows empty playlists with only the artists' names appearing, no actual music.
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How can I see my purchased history of IOS apps that are not FREE?

All of us, these days downloaded ton of apps including myself. I bought a lot of iOS Applications in the last a couple years. Some of them are free, and some of them are not. I want to see the list ...
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Can't use Apple Music with 2 OS X user accounts?

My wife and I share the same Mac desktop. We have 2 separate Mac user accounts and iCloud accounts. But once you sign in with one Apple Music account, it locks the computer. Any workaround?
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Why is iCloud Music Library silently deactivating itself?

The most relevant post is this one: iCloud Music Library can't be enabled However in my case, I don't get any error back, it simply disables iCloud Library by itself, seconds after I enable it and ...
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Dislike track or playlist recommendation

On iOS I have the option to tell Apple Music that I don't like this recommendation. In iTunes this functionality doesn't seem to be present. Is this indeed not possible within iTunes or am I missing ...
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Music from Cloud gets in the way of the original AAC on Itunes

I have a big itunes Music collection with high quality original rips from CD on an external harddisk. It used to be on the comnputer. I have the problem now, that since this displacement from the Mac ...
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Opening a playlist from a different country?

I'm trying to open a playlist I saw on twitter (https://itunes.apple.com/us/playlist/made-of-cocaine/idpl.27f9313c33104fb2a5dec76e3694ea63), when I follow the link, iTunes opens on the "New" tab, and ...
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iTunes music sync is not updating play count

I love to use different music and always update my playlists with different music and songs. In order to better organize and maintain I use play count feature in iTunes. After a month if I listened ...
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Song Ratings (Stars) Missing in iTunes!

I routinely rate songs on my iPhone in the Music app with the 1-5 star system. I just plugged my iPhone into my computer and saw in iTunes (on the "Music" tab under "Devices") ALL OF MY SONG RATINGS ...
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Apple Backup encrypted format specs? I need to decrypt part of a backup (for which I have the key) that iTunes won't restore

An odd one here: Encrypted iTunes backup backup completed successfully Key stored in the Keychain (since the first backup of this device a long while ago) Also stored in PasswordSafe and both ...
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Can I sync non Amazon books from the iPad Kindle app to a PC?

I downloaded a mobi book directly to my iPad to the Kindle app, which does not sync with Amazon. I read the post "Syncing non-Amazon purchased eBooks between Kindle, iPad, and iPhone 3" (on: Syncing ...
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Episode description not showing in iTunes or on the Apple TV

I have added descriptions to my episodes using Subler and for some reason neither iTunes or the Apple TV shows it correctly. iTunes shows it in the episode list but not on the info page. The Apple ...
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Is there a way to copy music from one computer to another using itunes and keeping them in sync?

Is there a way to copy music from one computer to another using itunes and keeping them in sync? My understanding of how apple does their stuff is so confusing when you come from a windows/linux ...
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Applescript play track does not add to “Up Next”

I'm having an issue with the play command. It seems that if I use this command to play a song within a playlist, it will play that song and then stop. What I'm seeing is that it will play that song ...
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How to restore iPhone backups without a SIM?

I have an iPhone 5 with a damaged SIM slot. How does one restore an iPhone using file backups made from iPhone 5 without having to insert a sim card or using Xcode? Using the MDBACKUP files or ...
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Moving iTunes folders from W7 to W 8.1

I can't seem to get any of the myriad of approaches offered by Apple's sites, or others, to successfully get my 80gb of iTunes files moved from a Windows 7.0 to 8.1 PC. Using a Toshiba 500gb usb ...
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How to turn off iTunes match on a device if subscription is expired

Can anyone tell me how to disable itunes match from my iPhone 5 if my subscription has expired? I have all of my music saved to my computer in iTunes but when I link my phone to sync music I am ...
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Viewing the Apple ID in iTunes' app list?

I'm using Windows 7 and I'd like to be able to group my apps by Apple ID, but there is no option from the list view: If I browse to the directory using Windows Explorer I also cannot see the Apple ...
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Quick Look audio distorted

When I play a song in Quick Look it sounds oversaturated and distorted. If I open it, it sounds great. What can be happening? I noticed it with Mp3 at 320 kbps. With WAV and AAC it does not happens. ...
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How to upload videos to iPhone and iPad using any Mac or Macbook that I have? (not tied to one Mac)

It seems that nowadays, the only time I hook up my iPad or iPhone to a computer is when I need to upload some videos to the Video app on iPad/iPhone so that I can view them offline. I started ...
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Shuffle by album disk in iTunes

How I shuffle by disk in iTunes? Would I mean is if an album has 5 disks, I like each disk to treated as a separate album only for shuffling purposes. I think setting the sort album to disk ...
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Renaming iTunes music physical folders

I'm trying to rename folders containing iTunes music files. How to safely update iTunes library to avoid missing tracks? The reason why I need to rename folders: The music files are on a USB drive, ...
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Only two categories visible in purchased iTunes

I have two movies, plenty of apps, and two books purchased. I set up Family Sharing with my mother's MacBook Air and she bought a movie (on my credit card). She's already watched it, but I don't see ...
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How do I load shared music onto my son's iPhone?

I have home sharing and family sharing active on all devices. When my son signs into iTunes (v 12) on our iMac (Yosemite), he can see my music library. However, we cannot figure out how to put the ...
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iPhone 5 problem, “No Service” and not being recognised by iTunes

I've recently purchased a second hand iPhone 5. They demonstrated the phone making calls before I purchased it. Unfortunately the phone isn't being recognised by iTunes, and is also very frequently ...
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Does Home Sharing require Internet access for movies?

Experience already tells me the answer is 'yes', but I'm curious if anyone has a reference. Recently, my cable internet went out. I think: no problem, I've got all kinds of purchased movies and TV ...
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Music app that integrates well with Synology NAS

I'm looking for music software that will work well integrating with a large (~1TB) music collection on a Synology device. Requirements: Fast searching Fast connection adapts happily to NAS being ...
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Streaming music is sometimes noisy

Sometimes when I double click a downloaded .pls file to launch a music stream in iTunes, the music is REALLY squelchy. It literally hurts my ears. If you have ever heard an old Telephony modem, it ...
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Airplay doesn't show up until airport express is restarted

Since a little while, I always need to restart my airport express for airplay to show up on my computers. I use my airport express solely for the airtunes feature, and actually use a different wifi ...
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Itunes not synching mp3s in playlist to Ipad

I'm using smart playlist synchronization to store just that segment of music on my iPad that I like to listen to often. However, since the update to 8 or 8.1 or thereabouts, for some reason the ...
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How can I get rid of a podcast?

I am desperately attempting to get rid of a podcast, but iTunes continues to resurrect it. The podcast I am trying to get rid of is the NBC Nightly News (Video). These are the images of what it looks ...
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How to download course collections from iTunesU in iTunes 12?

I have difficulty in downloading video content of course 'collection', those with notebook looking icon in iTunesU. As usual I click 'subscribe' button 1, but only the pdf files are downloaded. ...
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How can I filter iTunes songs with spaces in them?

When I use the iTunes library text filter option to search for love with, I get the song I'm in love with the hero but also several hits for song titles where the words love or with appear separately. ...
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Sync indicates music on phone, phone says no

I celebrated Christmas earlier this week with some family, and recieved an iTunes gift card. I wanted to re-make an entire playlist for my phone, so I did. However, my phone won't let me sync because ...
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iPhone is not syncing

Well I have an iPhone 5. It wasn't updated and it wasn't syncing then i updated and still it does not sync. I do not purchase my music in iTunes. I get it offline. I download about 5 songs and it ...
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Syncing Desktop iTunes Library to Laptop

I have a Hackintosh dual booting Windows 8.1 and Yosemite. The two OS's share the same iTunes Library. Every time something new is added in either OS, I would like to be synced to my laptop's iTunes ...
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Can't remember the password for an old Apple ID and I'm not getting the password renew email?

For some reason, iTunes has suddenly decided it won't let me sync tunes onto my ipod which were bought with an old Apple ID (even though the email account is still active and linked to the new Apple ...
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iTunes could not back up the iPhone because the backup could not be saved on the computer. Please Disconnect and reconnect Iphone and try again

Hi I'm Running Yosemite on Macbook 5,1 Late 2008 2.0GHz with SSD for apps and HDD for data. I'm Trying to back-up my iPhone on the computer but i'm not able. I tried restarting both computer and ...
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Is there a way to transfer a book from an iPad back to iTunes?

I have an eBook that I downloaded and then manually synched to my iPad. I have managed to somehow delete the original file from my laptop, and so I cannot synch the book to my phone to read there. It ...
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Can't change purchased itunes videos to have media type other than Home Video

I have a number of files on my new Mac mini, imported into iTunes (12) from an external drive that had been serving as storage for my previous iTunes library on an old laptop that is now defunct. For ...
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iTunes synchronizes iPod even when turned off

Even though I switched on "prevent automatic synchronization of iPods..." in iTunes (translation, in German it's "Automatische Synchronisierung von iPods, ... verhindern"), iTunes won't stop ...
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Moving iTunes music to Dropbox on iPhone5

I have the upgraded Dropbox app but need to figure out how to move the music on my phone iTunes gallery over to Dropbox via my iPhone as I haven't been able to sync my music on my MacBook Air due to ...
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How to configure Apple's podcast app to limit clutter & centralize control in iTunes

I would like to know how to set up the Apple podcast app to remove clutter (on the phone) and centralize all controls on the computer's iTunes client. Basically I am trying to replicate the workflow I ...