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

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How to sync the data structure of my iPod touch with that of my iPad?

I have two device: iPod touch and iPad. All of them use the newest OS. I have a folder in my Windows, call it c:\mybook. I put all my pdf books into this folder. No nested categorizing folder for ...
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iTunes: What is the usefulness of checked/unchecked songs?

I know the functional effect of unchecking a song: it doesn't play (except when explicitly double-clicked) and doesn't sync with an iPod/iPad. But how is this useful? Does Apple officially recommend ...
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How to install an app on iPhone from a second machine?

I actually took many hours this morning to find out how to do it, but I want to see alternatives to it. I got my iPhone in sync with my iTunes at home, my first machine. I could "just" bring the app ...
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How can I get “Automatically fill free space with songs” to reserve more space than a half gig

On my iPhone 3GS (32GB) I want to keep more than .48GB free space when I tell iTunes to "Automatically fill free space with songs" for doing things like taking pictures/recording videos. I don't want ...
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New Apple ID not pushed to iPhone

I recently changed my Apple ID from an old email address to my current one. I updated the Apple ID in iTunes and then synced my phone with iTunes. Now, however, when I try to download new apps (or ...
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Fast or automatic way to organize iphone/ipod apps

Is there a tool or application that can help me quickly organize my iphone applications? The standard way of dragging and dropping 1 application at a time in folder is too frustrating for me. I gave ...
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Alternative to iTunes?

Over the past decade I've come to acquire a random selection of large hard disks from my older computers. While most of the stuff on it isn't vital, there are fair bits of music I made over the years ...
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Hierarchical Smart playlists vs Smart playlists

What does the "..." button in the iTunes "Edit Smart Playlist" dialog do? And how is specifying a condition using that any different than a condition specified otherwise (by clicking the "+" button). ...
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Using time capsule as a shared iTunes library

Is it possible to use a time capsule as a shared iTunes library? To be clear, by shared library I mean a library that all the computers running iTunes in the network would recognise as a shared ...
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Download size/time of iTunes Movies and Rentals + Apple TV use

What is the range of file sizes that are downloaded when purchasing or renting a movie via iTunes? This would be useful in estimating the time to download. Apple's help is very vague just saying that ...
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If I purchase an app for my iPhone can I download it for free on my iPad?

If I purchase an app for my iPhone can I download it for free on my iPad?
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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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Is it possible to purchase music on an iPhone without iTunes?

Do any music stores beyond iTunes exist that allow you to legally purchase content on an iPhone? That is to say, is it possible to purchase music without connecting to a computer? Streaming or ...
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How do I get a refund of an iTunes gift card with illegible numbers for redeeming the value?

When scratching the back of an iTunes gift card to get the numbers to redeem it, the numbers scratched off and now I can't redeem the value of it. How can I get a refund or a new gift card with the ...
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Can iTunes combine identical podcasts?

Somewhat similar to this question, but I don't just want to import. I have a bunch of This American Life podcasts that I downloaded using iTunes on another computer. I also have a This American Life ...
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Tidy up iTunes library?

I am trying to do a spring clean on my iTunes library. I have around 500 songs that are tagged incorrrectly. The Name is in the format '11 Artist - Song Name'. Is there any quick way of extracting ...
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Making music CDs with ITunes

I have 4 CDs I made from music tracks using iTunes and I was wondering if those are MP3 or some other format. Is it possible to read them with a non-MP3 player, such as a car CD player?
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when syncing with my ipod touch, why does itunes say “optimizing photos” even if nothing has changed .

every time i sync, i get a status saying "optimizing photos . .1 of xx". this is even if no photos have changed since my last sync. what is going on here? why does itunes keep trying to optimize ...
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iTunes home sharing, between 2 iTunes accounts, but 2 way?

The situation is that I have an iTunes library and account and my girlfriend also has an iTunes library and account in her name (on a separate machine). While there is some overlap in our libraries ...
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Can I create an iTunes account without a credit card?

I am trying to create a iTunes account for my younger cousin, but he does not have a credit card (he's too young). Tried Google, seems outdated on this issue.
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Why did syncing with iTunes delete one of my photos folders?

I have an iPod Touch, and I tried to sync with apparently more room than my iPod Touch had on it. So instead of not syncing some new podcasts, it decided to delete one of my photos folders off of my ...
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In itunes 10, where is the “ Store Full Resolution Photos” option?

I can't seem to find this option any more. has it moved ??
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How do I get audio CD to open in iTunes for ripping?

I have a Macbook Pro (latest version) and iTunes 10.1.1. I have the preferences set in iTunes to prompt to import an audio CD when it's inserted into the drive, and my System Preferences set to throw ...
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directory location of sync files?

I am using my iPad with windows 7. So..everytime I connect my ipad to my pc, itunes downloads applications that I bought on iPad. So..to what directory does the Itune download purchased application ...
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Where can I find iTunes 9 for Tiger (possibly in my language)?

I've an issue on a old Mac with Tiger. I cannot upgrade iTunes to version 9. (I cannot find version 9, and I'm actually looking for the Italian version). iTunes suggests to upgrade to 10, but this ...
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Can a jailbroken iPhone and a non-jailbroken iPod Touch operate on the same machine/itunes

I have a iPod touch that is not jailbroken. Recently I was given a jailbroken iPhone by somebody. I want to know if I can use both devices with the same iTunes installed on my laptop? Will using a ...
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How does the 4th generation iPod Shuffle know what time a song was last played?

Synching my iPod Shuffle (4th generation) updates the Last Played column in iTunes, and it looks as though the updated value matches closely to the time I played the song on the Shuffle. But ... how ...
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How can I remove pending downloads in iTunes?

I have an update for the Dexter game on iPhone which is 400MB in size. Since I don't play this game anymore, I deleted the app. But iTunes still wants me to download the update and tells me I have "1 ...
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Front Row and iTunes “watched” flags out of sync

The watched flag and playback positions in Front Row are no longer in sync with iTunes. Is there any way to resynchronize them? If it matters, I would rather iTunes' positions replace Front Row's. ...
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When re-importing music in iTunes, is there a way to set “Replace Existing” as the default and skip the dialog?

I lost a big chunk of my iTunes library due to a disk failure. The database is fine, but the song files are missing. Luckily for me, iTunes will let me reimport the CDs and preserve my existing ...
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What do you think about Apple's Ping service?

Personally, I have not signed up the Ping service that is included in iTunes 10. My main reason for avoiding it is the fact that Apple requires you to use your real, full name for registration. What ...
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Can I backup iTunes 9 before upgrading to iTunes 10?

I am happy with iTunes 9 and am a bit leery of upgrading to iTunes 10 on my Mac based on some feedback I've heard from others. Can I duplicate iTunes.app in my Applications folder prior to running ...
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transfering iphone data to another computer

I have a laptop and want to give it to my sis after I bought a mac mini. Now how can I let my iphone sync with the mac mini for the following data: (I think this applies to any 2 computers) music ...
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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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iTunes synching all-day events one or two days early

Just out of the blue, iTunes starts synching my all-day events in Outlook (standalone, no Exchange server) one day after the event and in some cases TWO days early. I've already checked the time-zone ...
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Can I transfer or sync purchased as well as non-purchased songs from my iPhone to my computer?

So, I wiped my drive clean on my MacBook and reinstalled the OS. Happily the best of my music was safe on my iPhone and I figured it would easily flow back to my iTunes library. Not so happily, I ...
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How to manage Apps without wiping out your iPhone App data?

I want one to do one simple task: Manage my iPhone 4 apps using the iTunes interface on my laptop. I've done it before, but now there's a problem. When I go to the Apps section on iTunes, the apps ...
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How to configure OS X 10.5 to always open .WAV files with QuickTime?

I use iTunes to listen to my music, all of which is in .mp3 and .aac files. I periodically want to listen to .wav files, however these are never music. Most often, they're voicemails sent to my by our ...
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I downloaded iTunes 10 but now it won't update my iPod Touch software

I downloaded the newest version of iTunes because it said it couldn't update the iPod Touch to 4.2 without it, but after the download I went to update my iPod Touch and iTunes said it couldn't contact ...
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Is there any way to specify “not” in iTunes search?

Whenever I want to listen to songs from a particular band in iTunes, I'll just type the name in the search box, select shuffle, and start playing. For most bands this works very well, but I've run ...
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How do I disable Ping?

Although I do like and enjoy using iTunes, I'm not a fan of the new Ping service that Apple has embedded into it. Is it possible to disable the Ping link under "Store", the Ping sidebar, and the ...
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Where's iOS 4.2 image file?

On Apple Developers portal, under downloads I get this: Where are the iPhone 3G / 4 / iPad versions of the OS? As I had beta 2 on my iPad (I'm have a iOS developer account), and I want to update ...
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Using a US-bought WiFi iPad in the UK with the AppStore?

I'm looking to give a WiFi-only iPad to a family member as a gift this Christmas. However, I'm concerned that since I am located in the UK, and the device I purchase will be 'US' configured for 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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Problem downloading iPhone/iOS upgrade, iTunes complains: “You do not have enough access privileges for this operation”

When trying to upgrade my iPhone running iOS 4.1 to 4.2, iTunes displays the error message saying: There was a problem downloading the software for the iPhone "[Username]'s iPhone". You do not ...
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What's a reasonable approach for managing apps, associated with one iTunes account, on several iOS devices?

I have an iPhone 4, an iPad, and an iPhone 3G repurposed as a "touch" for a little one. The short of it is, there are apps I have on my iPhone 4 that I don't want on my iPad, and some on the old 3G ...
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How can I change the VoiceOver language for a song on my 6th gen iPod Nano?

Is it possible to change language used for reading song album/artist/title for certain songs? I.e. when I use slovak as default iPod nano language, but I have songs with english titles, I would like ...
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Looking for a good iPhone photo viewer

I'm looking for a photo viewer that would sync with multiple (sub)folders on my computer HD (some of which are not in my MyPhoto folder), and would have a feature to do a slideshow on the iPhone.
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How do I change the playback speed in iTunes?

On the iPhone I can speed up the playback of podcasts to 2x. Is there a way to do the same in iTunes?
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iPod Touch Updates

Since I've upgraded from an iPod classic to a Touch, I've had a number of times when I've synced with iTunes and tracks have not been correctly updated, that is, they have not been marked as played ...