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

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Why is iTunes 64 bit running as 32 bit application under Windows?

I've downloaded the 64 bit Version of iTunes and I'm wondering why it's running as a 32 bit application under Windows 7 (of course 64 bit)? Any Ideas?
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How do I recover purchased music on my iPhone 4?

I replaced my iPhone 4 today and used iTunes to restore all of my settings, contacts, calendars and apps. Everything but my music was restored- including my purchased items. I have tried the iTunes ...
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What is the difference between sync-ing my iPhone and backing-up my iPhone?

What do they mean? If I sync my iPhone will anything change on it? Does my iPhone have to have the same data as my iTunes account? (Because it doesn't - by design.) If I get a new iPhone when the ...
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is there anyway to add a song to an existing specific playlist from my ipod touch

If I am listening to all my music and I hear a song and I think it would be great to add to a certain playlist (lets say a playlist i called "gym mix", is there anyway to do this from the iPod touch ...
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No music contents on iPhone after synchronization

Every time I synchronize my iPhone with iTunes on my computer, for example, when I want to add new music to my iPhone, I suddenly lose all my music on the iPhone. I recently wanted to add a new album ...
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App For Fixing Broken Links in iTunes

Using the technique described in this post: http://paulmayne.org/blog/2007/11/how-to-remove-broken-or-dead-tracks-from-itunes/ I was able to get a list of all of my broken links in iTunes. The vast ...
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Why does Xcode 4.1 installation ask me to close iTunes when it isn't open?

I am trying to install xcode 4.1 with lion. Apparently at 3/4 of the installation problem, it says to close itunes, which is not open. How can I fix the problem?
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Is it legal to burn an iTunes playlist to an audio CD and give it a friend as a gift?

All the music on my iPod is legal, either ripped from my own CDs or purchased from the iTunes Store. On a road trip recently a friend said she liked the music, so I was thinking of making her a mixed ...
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How do I get the iTunes play control widget back in Dashboard?

In OS X 10.7 Lion, the iTunes dashboard widget from 10.6 Snow Leopard is no longer on the dashboard, I can't find a method of adding it again, it doesn't appear to be listed. I frequently used this ...
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how do I access iTunes Visualizer options?

I'm using iTunes 10.4 and under "menu > View > Visualizer >" there are two options, "iTunes Visualizer" or "iTunes Classic Visualizer" there's also a greyed out "Options..." menu. The last time I ...
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Rename iOS device without needing to restore

I have just restored my iPad but for some reason (most likely because I pressed space bar on that text field but do you not remember) my newly restored iPad is called "iPad" rather than "my name's ...
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Copy iTunes playlists to external USB flash drive

I have lots of playlists on my iTunes library, and I want to be able to copy the music of certain playlists to a flash drive to play on a stereo system. I have too many songs in too many folders to ...
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How to find un-synced content on my iPhone

iTunes is telling me there's updated iOS firmware available (4.3.5) for my iPhone 3GS. I've synced the iPhone to iTunes already. Repeated the sync several times. Regardless of this, every time I go ...
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Is there any way to apply open-ended keyword tags to songs in iTunes?

Other iLife apps like iPhoto already support this functionality, like assigning "vacation" or "mountains" keywords to certain photos. Is it possible to add tags to songs in iTunes without resorting ...
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How can I track detailed analytics for my iTunes Library?

Is there a way to view an "iTunes Analytics Dashboard" or some type of plugin that would have similar capabilities? There's all this really good data locked up in iTunes, from Play Counts to Ratings ...
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How to deauthorize an iPad 2?

I used to own an iPad 2. I didn't much care for it, so I gave it to my sister as a gift. She lives in a different state. I thought I removed any/all of my account info from it. But apparently my ...
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My iPhone 3gs “isn't eligible” when updating to 4.3.4

I get this error message in iTunes when trying to update my iPhone 3GS (non jailbroken) from 4.3.3 to 4.3.4: Why is this? The iPhone 3GS is listed under “products affected” on the iOS 4.3.4 release ...
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Can I edit the “Release Date” field of podcasts in iTunes?

My workaround for iTunes automatically assigning hollow star ratings to new podcast episodes has an unfortunate side-effect: after dragging the podcast files back into iTunes, they not longer have ...
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Is there an AppleScript or Automator action to quickly edit Info for Video in iTunes?

I ripped the DVD set of a television series to my iMac. But now, the filenames are weird and there is no meta info. In Automator, I see there is an action to edit Info for a song. That's great, but ...
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How to navigate iTunes with the Apple IR Remote

With the death of Front Row, I need an alternative 10' interface to iTunes. My IR Remote will let me pause/play the current media, and of course the volume. But I can't seem to navigate the library ...
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How do I wirelessly connect my iPad with iTunes?

I want to connect my iPad wirelessly with iTunes. Can it be done? If it can be done, please explain on how it can be done.
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Can I gift a song from the iPhone iTunes app?

Just as the title says: can I gift a song from within the iTunes iPhone app? I searched but couldn't find any option to.
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Storing and working off iphoto and itunes library on NAS?

I have the 2011 macbook air with 128gb ssd. Storage is low so i'm hoping to set up for the very first time, a NAS to host large files such as photo's (raw format), video's and music (lossless and aac ...
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Why does Xcode 4.1 Installer ask me to quit iTunes if iTunes isn't running?

Xcode 4.1 Installer downloaded from the App Store, I have no applications running except the installer and the Finder. The dialog that pops up says that iTunes needs to be quit in order for ...
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transfering itunes library win-> mac - is it possible?

I'm about to order one of the new macbook airs and wanted to know if it is possible to transfer my itunes library from my old windows machine to the mac. I know you can do win->win and mac->mac, but ...
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Migrating iTunes library when replacing the hard disk

I am replacing my Macbook's hard disk and I have already a copy of all files I want to transfer over except for my iTunes library. Since I sync my iPad with it, and have some apps, what is the best ...
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Auto batch-insert track numbers in iTunes?

I recently imported a whole bunch of MP3s that I've already grouped into a single album, but the ID3 tags for track numbers are all blank. How can I tell iTunes to auto-add track numbers in the order ...
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Preventing iTunes from keeping old versions on “Mobile Applications” folder

I just manually deleted about 1gb of useless old version files from that folder. But I've got 966 items there and no way to going through them all, plus some of them are not even that simple to ...
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Can I have two mac users share one iTunes library on the same mac?

I have my iTunes library that lives under my account. There's about 20 Gigs of music and I sync the music to my own iPod. My wife now has her own iPod. She wants to log in under her own account, ...
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Is it possible to “un-lose” an iPad sync configuration in iTunes?

This morning, when I went to sync my iPad 2, iTunes appeared to have forgotten its existence (apart from, as I discovered on examining the restore option, a couple of older backups), and wanted to set ...
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Where do we find our reviews in iTunes App Store?

Is there a place where we can find our own comments in the iTunes App Store so we see how many consider our comments as good ones for example?
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iTunes sync process

I find the whole iTunes sync process very confusing.. I have an iPod touch and an iPad, which I generally want to sync using my MAC Mini and my PC (Windows XP). I have only 1 iTunes account though ...
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iTunes updates and Ping

I'm not very savvy. I usually accept all iTunes updates to get any important fixes. But I don't think I need Ping - never signed up and don't use social networking. Should I reject iTunes update # ...
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iPad doesn't ask for home sharing password

I have set up homes sharing on both my iPad and macbook's iTunes. Originally I did not set a password and it worked. Now I have set a password in iTunes preferences and when accessing my shared ...
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iTunes sync podcasts

Is there a way to sync iTunes podcast subscriptions across two iTunes installations; one on a Mac and the other on a W7 ?
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iTunes randomly thinking my iPhone/iPad is “new”

One of the extremely irritating things that (the Windows version of) iTunes does is that from time to time when I connect my previously-set-up iPhone or iPad, it thinks that it is a "new" device. Thus ...
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I keep being asked by iTunes for password and credit card verification, and getting warning emails

I use iTunes (latest available build) on Windows 7 x64. Whenever I buy apps for my iPhone, or download free updates to apps I already purchased, iTunes asks me to enter my Apple ID password, and my ...
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Why is it that my CPU goes 100% when syncing music/photos to iPad?

I wipe my iPad quite often since I'm an iOS developer, but what I'm wondering is that why does my CPU goes 100%? Isn't it quite the same as copying music/photo to a USB drive (which doesn't make my ...
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How to keep my iTunes (app) library after reinstalling Windows?

I have an iPhone 4 and I'm a windows 7 user; I have the latest iTunes installed on my PC and synchronized with my iPhone; I don't have any music or video in there, as I don't use the iPhone for that ...
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How to move rent movies from iPod Touch to iMac?

I moved rented movies from my iMac to my iPod Touch with iTunes to watch them outside, but now I want to watch some of them at home. I tried to drag the rented movie in iPod Touch to iMac with ...
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what is the difference between a Movie and a TV Show in iTunes Library?

what is the difference between a Movie and a TV Show in iTunes Library?
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Can I write an Automator/AppleScript script to download all the iTunes app updates?

This is related to How can I tell iTunes to always download free updates I would like to write a script to tell iTunes to download all the free app updates available, and have that script run ...
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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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Does iTunes consider a one-star rating worse than no rating at all?

If I want to tell iTunes I don't really like a track very much (but don't want to uncheck the track or delete it from my library) should I rate it as one star or leave it with no stars? Which would ...
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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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iPhone 4 iTunes podcast list shows 3-4 words max?

I thought I would download a few podcasts with my iPhone. I was sad to see that they all look like this: Some Person discusses ... Fulano Tal shows how ... How to fully setup a ... How can I get ...
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The iOS Reverse Sync: Urban Legend or Real?

My MacBook was stolen a couple of weeks ago...along with my iPad, ThinkPad, wallet, and all I hold dear (besides my wife, thankfully). Also stolen was my 2TB backup hard drive...yeah they got ya boy ...
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This iPhone is synced with another iTunes library…do you want to erase this iPhone

How to copy songs from my PC to iphone without erasing my iphone? itunes giving this error
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How to change the location of an updated or newly downloaded App in iTunes?

Backstory: iTunes 10.3.1.55 had been installed on Windows Vista 32 bit. It's main purpose is to allow me to move files to my iPod Touch 3rd Generation. Whenever I download an app, it get downloaded to ...
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Problems using my Airport Extreme Base Station with an external HD as an iTunes library

I have my entire music collection on an external HD which I connect to my network through a direct USB connection with my Apple base station. I'm finding that iTunes struggles to load the library ...