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

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Is there an OS X equivalent to iOS's Remote App?

Is there some equivalent to Apple's (iOS) Remote App for the desktop (running OS X)? I.e. some – preferably small – application to control an iTunes instance which is running on another Mac? Maybe ...
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Where does iTunes store the Podcast subscription info and preferences?

I'm having iTunes 10.5 problems (crashes on Podcast refresh) and I've been unable to export the subscriptions (the .opml file generated is empty). Are there text-readable iTunes podcast preferences ...
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Headphone play/pause button controls iTunes only

Finally upgraded my MacBook Pro (Unibody late 2008) from leopard to snow leopard, with a view to go to Lion when it finishes downloading. I've now noticed that hitting the single button on my Etymotic ...
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How to get a list of all songs in iTunes?

Is there an easy way to get a list of all my songs in iTunes into a text file?
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Can iTunes songs be transferred from one account to another account?

My son, who's now an adult, has been using my iTunes account (I don't use iTunes) that I created for him many years ago and he's accrued a large legal iTunes library. He will be leaving home in the ...
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Deleting iTunes App Store purchases from my account

So... Over the period of 2 years owning my beloved iPhone 3GS, I have found many useful apps that I use very frequently. However, in the process of finding these apps, I have also downloaded much, ...
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How can I have my Mac mount a network drive when an application launches?

I outsourced the storage for my "iTunes Media", "iTunes Music" and "Mobile Applications" using symlinks onto a network drive. I didn't outsource the complete media library because of performance ...
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How to change the location where iTunes stores backups of iPhones?

When I sync my iPhone 4 with my iTunes, the latter starts to make a backup before doing the actual sync. This backup often takes a lot of time to make, which is very annoying. What is even worse ...
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How do I get a refund on an iOS app I just bought?

I just bought an iPhone app knowing that it may or may not provide the feature which was the entire reason for me buying it. I figured I could always get a refund if it doesn't do what I want. It ...
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How Many iTunes Accounts

I have an iPhone 4 with an iTunes account. My husband got his own iPhone 4 today. Is it better to have one or two iTunes accounts, but not have to rebuy apps.
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Automated/Simple Deletion of Apps from iTunes Library

Is there an approach to querying the local iTunes library to remove apps that aren't currently installed on any of your devices?
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How to fix usbmuxd spam in console when iPhone is connected?

Since I've upgraded from Snow Leopard to Lion (including the latest 10.7.1 update), my usbmuxd seems awfully chatty. This only happens when my iPhone is connected. It spams the following message at ...
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How do I make a custom ringtone for my iPhone using iTunes 10 only?

I'd like to use a snippet of a song I have purchased as a ringtone for my iPhone. Is this possible using only iTunes? I have found a few guides on the web, but I can't seem to complete this task ...
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Can one still sort By Album By Year in any of the views in iTunes 11?

In previous versions of iTunes, it was possible to sort songs by Artist, and then by Album By Year, so that albums would be shown in the order they were released, rather than alphabetical order. I ...
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What are the afconvert settings for the iTunes Plus AAC encoding setting?

The challenge I would like to convert a large collection of WAV files to AAC using the "iTunes Plus" setting in iTunes. iTunes describes this setting as: 128 kbps (mono) / 256 kbps (stereo), ...
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iTunes reports “There is no updates available” for applications but there are updates available

Recently I moved from Russia to New Zealand. And now I'm experiencing an issue - all the applications I purchased in Russia cannot update here in NZ. I see there is a number in front of Apps in iTunes ...
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Is it possible to add funds to a US iTunes store account with Paypal?

I'm Korean and don't have a US address or credit card, but I want to buy content from the US iTunes store. I have a PayPal account connected to a Korean bank. Is it possible to add funds to a US ...
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Exporting iTunes smart playlist definitions

I have 30 or so smart playlists defined in iTunes on the PC. What I'd like to do is export all of these definitions. To clarify, I don't want to export the songs in each of these playlists, I want to ...
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How do I transfer music ratings from one computer to another

I have two iTunes libraries, a complete one on my home computer and a partial one on my work computer. All of the songs on my work computer have ratings. How can I transfer the ratings from the work ...
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Does iTunes in the Cloud/iTunes Match have any effect on syncing ratings between devices?

With iTunes Match, I tend to pull songs down to either my phone or my Mac whenever I feel like listening to them, and delete them from the device afterwards at will. What's the story, then, with play ...
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Why does iTunes Match match only some songs from the same album?

Throughout my library I'm seeing cases where some songs from a given album that I've imported from CD are matched by iTunes Match, while others — on the same album — are not recognized and are instead ...
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Can I install an App that is not available in my country's iTunes appstore?

I want to download and install an app on my iPhone, that is available in the US iTunes App Store - but not in my country's iTunes App Store. Is that possible without creating a US iTunes account or ...
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fast forward a video with keyboard

I have tried ⌥+→ and ⌘+→, but no luck. Instead iTunes jumps to the next video podcast. Is there a way to fast forward ?
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How can I automatically download lyrics in iTunes?

Is there a way to automatically download lyrics in iTunes?
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How can I tell iTunes to always download free updates

I would like iTunes to always download free updates for any applications that I have on my iPhone. Is that possible?
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How can I know which GUID represents which app in my iTunes backup of my iPhone?

I backed up my data from my iPhone to my PC. This backup is not encrypted. When I open up the backup folder, I see a bunch of files named with long GUIDs. Each app that saves data (e.g. to a SQLite ...
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Is a classical music friendly “Composer List” view possible in iTunes 11?

The iTunes 11 redesign has pretty much ruined usability for those of us whose library consists primarily of classical music. Both iTunes 10 and 11 allow two values for Composers in addition to the ...
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How can I make the new Podcasts app update iTunes played status?

I currently have iTunes set to sync all unplayed episodes of all podcasts to my iPhone. (I'm a bit behind - there are nearly 70 of them.) Today I downloaded Apple's new Podcasts app, and was pleased ...
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iPhone/iTunes play count & location updating

Here's the scenario: My phone holds my music list, and is synchronized with my home computer My work computer also runs iTunes, and I plug my phone in there to play music by first having told it not ...
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Why does iTunes continually reset the play count of select songs to zero?

Many of the recent additions to my iTunes library, including songs that I have bought in the iTunes store and Amazon, keep having their play counts reset to zero. All are songs that I know I have ...
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iTunes Home Sharing never updates Play Counts or Ratings from iPhone

Ever since iTunes introduced Home Sharing, the Preferences dialog has had a checkbox titled "Home Sharing computers and devices update play counts". But this option has never had any effect ...
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How can I download free music from the internet to itunes on the iphone/ipad without using a mac/pc?

There are loads of bands on the internet offering their music as free downloads on their websites. Either as zips or direct mp3 downloads. What ways are there for iphone/ipad users to get the music ...
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Gifting in iTunes to people in other countries

Christmas is coming up, and I'm currently living in a country (UK) that's a completely different iTunes store from my family (US). So I'm wondering if I can gift things in the iTunes store if I'm in ...
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Which is faster for syncing iPhone 4 with iTunes — USB or WIFI?

Is USB or WIFI faster when syncing an iPhone 4 with iOS 5 to iTunes? This SuperUser answer suggests that Wireless N might be faster than USB 2: ...
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iTunes library sync between two computers

I have two computers (iMac and a Macbook Air). Whenever I try to sync my iPhone to the Air it will remove all my data. Is there any possibility to have a common sync mechanism in between my two ...
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I just bought the wrong album on iTunes. How do I give it back?

I just bought the wrong album on iTunes. How do I give it back?
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Can iTunes ignore store credit and use a credit card instead?

There are times when I've got some store credit from a gift card/certificate on iTunes, but I want to buy something without that. I want to buy something with the credit card, regardless of what's ...
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How do I safely eject or unplug an iPad, iPhone, or iPod when iTunes is not running?

When I connect one of my many iOS devices to a computer for synchronization purposes, I have iTunes running. In the iTunes left-hand area, I see an eject button to the right of the device's name. I ...
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Is surround sound easy on a mac?

My iMac, Macbook Pro, and Mac Mini all have only one stereo audio output each - none of them have digital audio output either (though perhaps other models do?). Does OS X support surround sound? Are ...
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Adding a song file to iTunes via the command line without playing the file

I want to add song files to iTunes via the command line. open -a iTunes -g song.mp3 does exactly this. - However it starts playing the song, too. Any way to avoid this?
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What software can play FLAC files and has basic playlist support?

What are options to play FLAC files and have playlists on OSX? I've not seen a way to make iTunes play them natively, songbird looks terrible with retina display and same goes for clementine. I just ...
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Why aren't some of my songs transferring to my new iPhone?

I purchased a new iPhone a couple days ago. During the setup process, I restored from a backup of my old iPhone, from about two weeks ago (the old iPhone was stolen, so the backup was a bit old). When ...
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Is there an app that creates a system-wide audio equalizer?

I like using iTunes' equalizer, but that only works in iTunes. I'm looking for some software that lets me apply a global, system-wide equalizer to Mac OS X. The app (or pref pane, etc.) would let me ...
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How can I back up my app data?

I have some app data that I'd like to preserve when the time for a new iPhone rolls around. This app does not (seem to) have any cloud-syncing functionality. I regularly sync my iPhone to iTunes via ...
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How can I share apps and music purchased on one apple ID between 7 devices?

I have: 1 Macbook Pro for office use 1 Macbook Air for personal travel use 1 Mac Mini to run my home theater system 1 iMac that my wife and kids use 1 iPad v1 for the kids to play with 1 iPad v2 for ...
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Updating ITunes Match metadata/tags?

I recently turned Match on in iTunes, and it did its thing and matched/uploaded songs. I then turned it on in my iPhone and to my horror, the tags that I thought I had meticulously organized weren't ...
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How can an old Apple ID be merged into the newer ID?

When I first creed an Apple account, years ago, I used a password which I've been using ever since. Later I joined Me.com and I was assigned an email address that also became another Apple ID for me. ...
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How to get iTunes to stop encrypting iPhone backups without the password?

Is there a way to disable the checkbox near Encrypt iPhone backup without knowing the password. I don't need the data that is encrypted but I would like new backups to stop being encrypted as I forgot ...
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Can I set up an Apple TV to receive content from a Synology NAS?

I have a Synology DS210j NAS. My music and movies are served from the NAS by its built-in iTunes server. The content is then available on my MacBook in iTunes / Sharing Library. I am looking for a ...
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iTunes 11 - Difference between “Play Next” and “Add to Up Next” buttons

Is there a difference between iTunes' "Play Next" and "Add to Up Next" buttons? (See screenshot above). They appear if I right click an album and it seems to me that they do the same thing: Adding the ...