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

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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 get rid of my encrypted iPhone backups to start from scratch?

Is there a way I can delete all my encrypted iPhone backups for which I forgot the password, so that I can start backing up from fresh? At the moment I'm stuck in this loop (below) which I can't ...
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How can I keep Voice Memos out of Music in iTunes?

I like the fact that sync downloads voice memos to my Macbook Pro. But I do not like the fact iTunes includes my voice memos in my general music library. It's a bit goofy to be listening to my music ...
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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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Should I use my personal Apple ID for development or create a new one?

I'm about ready to release my first iOS app. While I was going through the steps to register in the development program I became unsure. Should I set up a new iTunes account to publish my app under, ...
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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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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 am I asked for a credit card number to download a free app? [duplicate]

I want to download free app in my iPod touch device and i have the following doubts. Kindly resolve me doubts. when i try to download it asks my credit card security number. since i am trying to ...
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Why won't iTunes stream 320 kbps audio across a network?

My iTunes library, that's shared on our network, has some songs that have a bit rate of 320 kbps. These songs will not play when I try to play them from a client computer - accessing them through the ...
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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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Password protect MacBook while keeping iTunes running

So I want to prevent anyone from messing with iTunes, or anything on my MacBook actually. How can I password protect it without losing the sound?
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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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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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Are there any features like Winamp's auto tag exist for iTunes?

It took me 3 months to ID3 Tag all of the MP3s (artist, album, released year, etc) in my iTunes library. It was annoying. I saw that Winamp solves this problem with an "Auto Tag" feature. Is there ...
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How to transfer/copy Notes from one iDevice to another without using restore method?

I tried using iCloud account. But it did not seem to work. basically, I signed into iCloud on both iDevices with same Apple ID. And making sure Notes was set to on. Newly created notes will show ...
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Free U2 album doesn't show up in music library, just iPod

In yesterday's (sep 9th 2014) Apple event, Tim Cook anounced Apple would offer as a gift the album "Songs of Innocence" by the Irish rock band U2. The iTunes Music Store said album was already ...
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How can I move photos from iPhone to my local disk?

This has me stumped. I have nearly 4GB of photos and videos on my phone, and I want to put them into my computer's pictures folder. I have opened Windows Explorer and found the photos in the weird ...
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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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Does iTunes Match work with iOS8 Family Sharing?

Since I currently don't use iTunes Match, but have started to use the new iOS8 Family Sharing feature to share app and music purchases with the rest of my family, I'm curious to see whether Family ...
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How to see how much music do I have in iTunes?

The new iTunes version has brought some changes. And I just realized that it won't show anymore how much music do I have. It used to say the size and the total play time at the bottom of the window, ...
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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 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 can I watch an AVI file on my iPhone?

I understand that the bundled apps for iPhone does not support AVI files. However, I have lots of these files which I want to watch on my iPhone. Can you suggest a streamlined, automatic way of ...
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What does iTunes count as a “skip”?

As the title says, how does iTunes decide what counts as a "skip" for the purposes of incrementing the skip count and setting the "last skipped" date? I've noticed that it only seems to count if I ...
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Podcast syncing between iTunes and iPhone doesn't work

I'm running iTunes 11.1, iOS 7.1, and Podcasts 2.0.2 for iOS, the latest versions of each. I'm signed into the same iCloud account on both my Mac and iPhone. Podcast syncing is enabled in iTunes, and ...
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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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View Song Lyrics in iTunes

Assuming I have songs with lyrics already added to them, how do I easily view them when listening to a song?
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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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Can I import my old podcast MP3s into iTunes?

The title pretty much says it all. If I have 25 podcast MP3s, how can I associate them with the podcast in iTunes?
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Backup iPhone to external drive on Mac

What is the best technique for changing the backup location of one's iPhone to an external drive. It would seem that with small SSD's (256GB) and very large iOS devices (128GB) that Apple would easily ...
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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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Create audiobook from mp3 files?

How do I transfer a folder containing mp3 files to my iPod/iTunes to be recognized as an audiobook?
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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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Rent foreign language films in iTunes

It’s now pretty well-established that you cannot change the language of the iTunes store unless you also change your billing address. Fair enough. But the language setting also dominates the ...
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Is it possible to “restore” an itunes iphone backup to an ipad?

Is it possible to "restore" an iphone backup to an ipad, or an ipod touch? Obviously there are iphone specific apps etc. but can you get most of your data (like passwords f.ex.) into an ipad/ipod ...
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Is iTunes required for iOS7 iPhone to trust PC with Windows 7?

Every time I connect my iPhone 5S (7.0.3, but have had this issue since 7.0 with both 5S and iPhone 4) to my computer (Latitude E6410 with Windows 7 Pro) I get prompted to Trust the computer. I trust ...
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iOS 7 Syncing Headaches (iTunes 11)

NEW NOTE: None of my fixes have seemed to work in real world, day-to-day use. So I now just check of “Manually manage music & videos.” Apple really need to fix this. NOTE: The description in ...
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Possible to rip a DVD as an iTunes film?

Is there a way to rip DVDs so that iTunes plays the DVD exactly like as if you playing from a disc. I mean so that it has the menus, and extra features like audio, commentary, subtitles, and deleted ...
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What does setting Media Kind to Audiobook do?

If I change the Media Kind option on a track to Audiobook, what does effects does that have on my iTunes library? How does it change the presentation and functionality of the track?
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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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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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How can I get iTunes to recognize my iPhone 4S again without having to re-configure all my apps?

I have an iPhone 4S that I have bought directly from Apple. I used iTunes on my very old (2006) Mac to set it up and do the initial sync. After that, I did an OTA firmware update and several OTA syncs ...
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How can I drag and drop transfer a playlist of songs using home sharing?

It's easy to browse a list of songs using home sharing and import all the songs that are "not in my library". Once that is done, is there an easy way to get the same playlist on the new library? ...
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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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Deleting photos from an iPhone

Is there a tweak that lets me delete any photos from my iPhone - including the ones uploaded with iTunes?
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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 apps purchased from one Apple ID be shared between multiple iTunes libraries?

We have a number of iDevices in the family, and each user has their own Apple ID. Also, each person has their own computer to sync apps and other content. If I purchase an app for my iPod, Can I ...
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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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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?