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

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iTunes permissions on second drive

I upgraded my mac to use an SSD for System and Applications and moved Users to a second HDD. iTunes will not allow me to authorize. Here are my paths: /Mac/... (System, etc) /Volumes/Pig/Users/ ...
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An iTunes Applescript that appends to tag only when it doesn't match part of the tag string?

I'm trying to find a way to add a keyword or group of words/tags/strings to a set of selected iTunes tracks if they haven't been added. A use-case would be to add extra metadata in a comment such as ...
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Can I transfer videos from iTunes to an iPad not associated with it?

I've got some (non-DRM) videos in iTunes that I'd like to transfer to my wife's iPad. She bought the iPad and set it up without ever connecting it to a computer, so it's never been synched with iTunes ...
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iTunes only syncs last album added to iPhone

I have iTunes set to manually manage the music on my iPhone. In the past this has worked without trouble. I went through my music and picked albums or songs and just dragged them onto the iPhone. When ...
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If I've lost access to my Apple ID, are there downsides to creating a new ID?

I have an Apple ID that I can not longer access, so I wonder is it better to create a new one? Let's say I've purchased apps and other products using my old Apple ID, some of which are still on my ...
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Exponential CD burn times in iTunes 10.6.1 (7) on OS X 10.6.8

The more I try put on a CD and the closer I get to the 80 minute mark, the longer it takes to burn with it on occasion never finishing, the time rises exponentially. I never try and burn more than 80 ...
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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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Why does iTunes always lose my iPod's sync settings?

I have my iPod set up to only sync certain playlists, so that I don't fill up the whole thing. However, iTunes keeps on losing my sync settings for my iPod across syncs. It doesn't remember any of the ...
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How do I get iTunes to play nicer with external tagging applications?

I have what I consider to be a large iTunes Library, ~38 days of music. Worse? I'm a stickler for tags to be correct. Worse still? I'm SUPER lazy, and like things to be done for me as automatically as ...
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Can I restart iTunes remotely from my iPhone/iPad?

I am running iTunes, 10.6.1 on my Mac mini running OS X Lion 10.7.4. This Mac mini has my entire media library including a ton of DVDs that were ripped and transcoded to work on Apple TV. I have 3 of ...
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How do I get iTunes to just play one album?

I'm new to iTunes and I was wondering how I get it to play just one album? At present I have "Grid" view enabled. I select the artist I feel like listening to, and it switches to Album by Artist view ...
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Why am I being charged again on my iPod Touch for an app I purchased on the iPad?

Why am I being charged for apps I already paid for on my iPad? When I go to my iPod touch and download it there it charges me even though I paid for it on the iPad. I only have one iTunes account.
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Show which iPads have been synced

I am with a school and we have several iPads that have been synced to our iTunes account. I do not have these iPads in my office. Can I tell by looking in my itunes account which iPads have been ...
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iOS Updating: OTA vs iTunes

Is there a difference between updating iOS via OTA or iTunes? I have done some pretty good mucking around with my iPhone 4S's filesystem (e.g. deleting my Music folder). I have an inkling that the ...
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Can I remove original music file after imported into iTunes w/ copy enabled

I've been putting all my music into a folder 'Music' then going to itunes and importing into library. The copy to itunes/media setting is enabled. Does that mean after the music is copied I can ...
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How do I restore itunes library onto another computer

I followed all the steps as suggested for backing up and restore iTunes library in the apple support website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1751 but I have problems with the 'choose library' part in ...
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Is iTunes Match supposed to slow my phone down so much?

Ever since I enabled iTunes Match, I feel like Music.app on my phone has become somewhat unreliable, and cumbersome at best. When polling for the full list of artists or albums (much less songs), it ...
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Disable the iTunes import finished sound

Often I'm listening to the songs being imported during the import, using the new tracks in the library. When iTunes completes the import there's an annoying finished chime that sounds loudly because ...
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iTunes notifications

I'd like to have a notification displayed in the dock every time a new song is played. Unfortunately, this doesn't exist as an option in the program preferences, but there are ways to do it, see this ...
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How do I use Automator to add files download via Transmission to iTunes?

Here's the setup… Computer A - Running Transmission - placing files in a Dropbox folder - Uses iTunes Match to load music from Computer B's iTunes library - Is always running Computer B - Shares ...
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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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Can I delete my audio collection after syncing it with iTunes Match?

About a year ago I switched over from using iTunes to Rdio. It's been fantastic. Since everything is in the cloud, I can simply "add" albums to my collection rather than having to go through the ...
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iTunes app on iPhone won't download podcasts

If I browse podcasts in iTunes on my (iOS 5.1.1) iPhone 4, most listings of episodes don't even fully load, with the download buttons (or sometimes the entire listing) failing to render. The exact ...
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Does lossless audio over Apple AirPlay have preserved audio quality?

AirPlay is very convenient to bring up the sound on my big stereo speakers, but I am wondering whether the AirPlay protocol preserves audio quality, e.g. bitrate? I understand that if the WiFi is ...
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Remux Videos for iTunes Playability?

What video formats are usable within iTunes, specifically for syncability/playability on iOS devices? I understand that we're talking about a number of different things here: Container format Video ...
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Every time I connect my iPad, iTunes wants to back it up

Every time I connect my iPad, iTunes wants to back it up. I don't want to back it up, I just want to transfer some files into an app. This is with the Windows version of iTunes and I keep aborting ...
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How can I play music from my iPod touch to my computer without using iTunes?

And also, how can I use the Apple Remote app? It's crashing and won't connect to iTunes.
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How can I copy songs from an iPod to a Mac without using iTunes?

my friend has an iPod Touch and she cannot use it with iTunes anymore. is it possible to save those songs somehow on another computer and then reset iPod and copy songs back? or in general have a ...
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How to move iTunes’ Mobile Applications folder to an external hard drive

I wanted to have more free space on my MacBook Air’s internal hard drive, so I moved drives iTunes media folders (i.e. Books, Mobile Applications, Movies, Podcasts and TV Shows) to my external hard ...
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Efficiently organize 100s of externally stored ebooks within iBooks for iPad without doing it manually in collections?

I have hundreds of ebooks stored on an external drive of mine. I don't want them on my MacBook Pro because I don't want them taking up space due to the fact that I don't read ebooks on my Mac. I just ...
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Can I forcibly change where iTunes keeps my mobile applications?

For the past few days I've been trying to move my iTunes library to an external hard drive, so that when I get a new PC in the future (as I'm doing right now), it's not a nightmare to get everything ...
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Why aren't my songs from iTunes actually syncing to my iPod?

I just put a bunch of songs on my iPod, and most of them worked. But now there’s two more that I need to download and when I drag and drop the files to the "Music" section of my iPod, the songs show ...
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Make iTunes stop prompting me for my username and password

On OSX Lion, iTunes keeps prompting me to enter my username and password to "sign in to enable this computer for automatic downloads." In the past I tried checking the box to remember my password but ...
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How to fix the error stating “Please contact iTunes support to complete this transaction”?

I have created a new iTunes account. When I open iTunes and sign in with my new account, it says I need to review my account. After doing so and filling in all requirements for my account, the ...
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Disable Keynote Function Keys

Keynote uses the ►ll, ►►, and ◄◄ keys to play/pause, go to previous slide, and next slide, respectively. This causes the keys to no longer control iTunes. Is there any way to stop Keynote from ...
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Syncing between devices and macs problem

Is there a way to sync between macs and iDevices in a way you specify which device has the most recent data? I mean, suppose I make some modifications to a contact using my Mac or I buy some apps for ...
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How can I automate keeping historical versions of iOS apps on the Mac?

I find that iTunes management of backing up Apps isn't ideal for a number of reasons. It will happily keep a copy of the most recent App in it's own area within the iTunes library, but it's archival ...
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iTunes do not connect to iTunes Store anymore

This started to happen some days ago, but it's pretty annoying, my podcasts aren't been updating too. When I click in iTunes Store it just show 'accessing itunes store' (the loading bar) and just keep ...
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Selecting correct offline update file for iPad 2

I can't download from the update of my iPad 2 through iTunes. My internet connection is unstable. iTunes is giving me a hard time. So, I googled around a bit and stumbled on this website, iClarified ...
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How to rebuild iTunes Library with altered file locations without losing playcounts|ratings etc

My iTunes was set to make copies of all the music that it imported and keep it's own library within the iTunes folder. I wanted to delete my original files but deleted my iTunes copies instead. Now I ...
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How can I watch iTunes purchased movie on my Mac if it is missing in my library?

I have purchased Cars 2 HD movie on my iTunes. I can't find it and/or play it on my Mac now. the only option is to buy it once more. I have just one iTunes account. when go to the movie bar in my ...
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2 Apple IDs - 90 day ban?

I have 2 Apple IDs but I think I read that if you use a second ID, you cannot use the first again for 90 days. Is this true? If so, I need another solution! 95% of my app purchases have been with ...
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howto: limit movies displayed in itunes “in-app” movies folder to those in the itunes library

Itunes adds all movies to my itunes movies folder (not the actual folder in the filesystem, but the one inside itunes), including movies from trash and personal stuff I don't want in itunes. How can I ...
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Play count / Last played statistics intermittently don't update in iTunes

I have an iPod classic (160GB) which I sync with iTunes 10.6.0.40 using automatic syncing. Generally, when I plug the iPod into my PC via USB, all of the Play count and Last played statistics update ...
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Amazon MP3 files skipping parts when played on iPod touch

I have some music that I bought through Amazon MP3. Whenever I try to import them to iTunes so I can listen to them on my iPod, each song on the iPod is missing 10 seconds. It just completely skips 10 ...
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How to disable “Sync Apps” and “Open iTunes when this iDevice is connected” without forcing a sync?

I don't want to lose all the stuff on my device. Any way to stop my iPad from automatically syncing with iTunes when connected to the Mac? I turned these features on when I bought it, but in the long ...
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Why does my iPod display “Artist Unknown” after I entered in the artists in iTunes?

I had a bunch of songs on iTunes that didn't have artist names, so consequently, I didn't have artist names on my iPod touch. I added artist names to all the songs I have on iTunes and now the artist ...
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How can I remove a PDF in iTunes?

There are several PDF files which I imported into iTunes to read using iBooks. However, I cannot manage to remove them. By default, iTunes handles the its media library automatically. The PDFs and ...
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How can I tell what “Audio” and “Other” contains in iTunes's iOS device capacity meter?

In iTunes, when selecting an iOS device from the left pane, the user is presented with a bar graph along the bottom of the primary pane showing the used space and available space of the given device. ...
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Unchecking 'part of a compilation' for multiple items in iTunes?

In iTunes, under the Artists list (brought up by ctrl+b in Windows), I have an unwanted 'Compilations' artist. In it are several tracks where the part of a compilation box is checked when one goes to ...