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

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iTunes Sync: X items could not be synced. See iTunes for more information

Every time I sync my iPhone or iPad (both running iOS 5) with iTunes, I get this error. iTunes displays no information that I can find about what the mystery six unsynced items are. How do I find out ...
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I forgot my local backup password to unlock the iPhone backup file

I just received my new iPhone from Apple after I had my old one changed due to it being a rather bad specimen. Now I'm occurring a rather irritating problem, as I connected my iPhone with my iTunes to ...
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How does one a base a podcast playlist off of release date?

I'd like to be able to make a playlist that is all recently released podcasts. Unfortunately release date is not a field available for selection in a smart playlist in iTunes. Similar-ish dates like ...
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Will iTunes Match replace iTunes Plus?

The current iTunes Plus feature will replace selected purchased iTunes tracks with a 256-Kbps AAC DRM-free version. The soon to be released iTunes Match (for iCloud users) will store all tracks ...
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Share iPhone music wirelessly to iTunes

I'd like to know if it's possible to share my iPhone's music to play it in my computer with iTunes. I can play my iTunes Home Shared library in my iPhone, but I'd like to do it the inverse way. My ...
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iPad podcasts without a PC [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What apps are available for subscribing to podcasts directly on the iPhone What is the de facto standard way of subscribing to podcasts on iPad without using iTunes on a ...
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If I download podcasts on iTunes, should they download on my iOS5 3GS automatically, over the air?

I was under the impression this was a killer feature of iOS5. I'm running the latest versions of OSX, iTunes and iOS.
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How to setup iTunes account in a business environment and can you share app purchases?

I'm considering switching to Mac's for our new in-house marketing and graphic design department. Currently we use CS5 master suite collection and the licenses can be reappointed from pc to Mac. I ...
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How to correctly download WWDC videos from iTunes U?

I am trying to download WWDC videos from iTunes U. When I click on "Get" it starts downloading but after the download completes it disappears from iTunes U collection. I tried to download it from my ...
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Can iOS 5 Wi-fi sync be used over VPN?

With iTunes Wi-fi sync in iOS 5, it seems that the host iTunes machine and the iOS device have to be on the same LAN. Is it possible to circumvent that requirement by accessing the user's LAN (with ...
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How to find the location of the items I created in iTunes?

I created music as .wav files using a program called Mackie Traction. I then used iTunes to convert them to .mp3 files. How can I attach these files to an email to export them to MySpace or other ...
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How can I reduce the time it takes to sync my ipod touch

I have a 64 GB ipod touch with about: 20 GB of music on my external hard drive 20 GB of photos on my external hard drive About 50 apps It now seems to take over 40 minutes for my ipod-touch to do ...
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What is the point of syncing with iTunes if I have Google Apps, iCloud and no media?

On my iPhone and iPad I use Google Apps for syncing mail, calendar and contacts. With iOS 5 I now use iCloud for backup (and for syncing Reminders, Bookmarks and Find my iPhone, none of which I ...
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Optical out does not work on my new 2011 Mac Mini

I use the optical out on my new Mac Mini to play high quality music over a separate D/A converter and a class A amplifier. This worked fine with the previous Mac Mini revision. Now, when I connect ...
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How can I rename a song in iTunes with a keyboard shortcut?

I can hit the up and down arrows to navigate a playlist in iTunes 10.5 but hitting F2 doesn't allow me to rename a song. I have to grab the mouse and do a finicky click, wait, click to highlight the ...
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Is there a way to set multiple artists for one song?

I have an album that contains many songs, some of which are performed by several artists. I do want all the songs to appear under one album in the albums, and when I am browsing by artists, so under ...
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iPhone backup not starting

After upgrading to iOS 5, I have some issues with my iPhone 4. I did not activate iCloud backups, preferring to keep them on my MacBook Pro, but when I sync the phone to iTunes the backup does not ...
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Why is my iPhone 4S running iOS 5 not showing in iTunes sidebar when using WiFi sync?

I've enabled WiFi sync for my 4S and my first gen iPad, both running iOS5. When my phone is plugged in to my computer with a USB cable, it shows up in the sidebar, but as soon as it's unplugged it ...
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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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Cannot install 64-bit iTunes (v10.5) on Vista

I've tried upgrading iTunes, un-installing and reinstalling. Removing all Apple software from my machine. Running the installer with administrative rights. Installing Quicktime independently of ...
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Missing saved files after updating iPod to iOS 5

I updated my iPod to iOS 5 and all my apps and their save files are missing. I backed them up to my computer but can not find them. How do I restore the backup?
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Podcast cover art missing since upgrading to iOS 5

Since upgrading my iPhone 3GS to iOS 5 some of my podcasts no longer display their custom cover art. They sync OK but use the default image. I'm still syncing over USB, no iCloud or Wi-Fi sync at the ...
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Working with subdirectories to classify apps on iTunes

I have many apps on iTunes, some installed permanently onto the iPhone, some others not installed, and same thing for iPad. I'd like to separate them on the computer (Windows 7) to be able to make ...
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I removed some songs from my directory, how do I tell iTunes to remove them from my library?

I have all my songs in a folder, when I need to add songs I do "Add folder to library" Now I have deleted some songs from my folder, how do I tell iTunes to check which songs were removed and remove ...
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Where are iOS 5 Camera Roll folders stored when synced with Windows?

iOS 5 has introduced the ability to create folders in the image library, and copy pictures from the camera roll to these folders. When synced on a PC (on Windows 7), where are those pictures stored? ...
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When restoring In-App Purchases, is there any limit to how many devices I can restore my In-App purchased content?

Suppose I have multiple iOS devices, say more than 5, and I purchase a gun through In-App Purchase, after I restore my purchases, will that gun be available in all my devices, in that game? Just want ...
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How to get data from apps when upgrading to iOS 5 on an iPad 2

I updated my iPad 2 to iOS 5 using my Windows PC. I backed up my apps, calendar, mail, photos, etc. using iTunes before the iOS 5 update. However, although I got my apps, I am missing all the data ...
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Can I share iBooks with another device that is authorized for the purchasing account?

Is there a way to share iBooks with a device without connecting it to the machine running iTunes with the purchasing account? I know that it is possible to download iBooks to a device that uses a ...
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Adding artwork to video files extremely slow in iTunes

I am using Handbrake to create ATV2-compatible video files using their included preset. After importing these files into iTunes, when I try to add artwork to them it seems to rewrite the entire video ...
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How to recover data from iPhone backup files WITHOUT the info.plist, status.plist, manifest.plist, manifest.mbdb, and manifest.mbdx files?

I have iTunes 10.5 and Mac OS X version 10.6.8. I would like to restore my iPhone from backup. iTunes detects all my backups EXCEPT one, which happens to be the backup I want.  I looked in the ...
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iOS Wi-Fi sync won't work in VirtualBox [closed]

I am trying to set up Wi-Fi sync of my iPod Touch (iOS 5) with iTunes 10.5.0.142 running on Windows XP. They sync fine over the USB cable. I've enabled Wi-Fi sync both on the iPod and in iTunes. The ...
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How do I change streaming buffer size in iTunes 10.5?

I want to change the buffering of streaming radio in iTunes 10.5. Every help document I've found online says to go to Edit -> Preferences -> Advanced Tab. I see no such buffer option there. ...
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How do I restore my iphone?

I tried to upgrade my iphone 3GS to iOS 5 today, but the upgrade failed saying 'an unknown error occurred'. Now my phone is in a weird state where you can't turn it on properly, it just goes to a ...
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Cannot quit iTunes in OS X Lion

Every time I try to quit iTunes (⌘ + Q) in OS X lion I encounter some strange problem and after some seconds I find it has run itself again! If I use ⌘ + Tab I see iTunes in my running ...
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Can iCloud help me move iTunes to a new Computer (Mac to PC)?

I'm upgrading my wife's laptop from an old MacBook to a newer windows based laptop (thanks for the free laptop, Telus). I believe you can manually copy everything in the 'iTunes' folder over (I know ...
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Are there disadvantages to using different Apple IDs for iCloud and Store purchases?

Apple provides instructions for configuring one Apple ID for iCloud and a different Apple ID for Store purchases. But this is clearly not the "recommended" approach. Is there a reason to avoid doing ...
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How can I fix an iPhone 2G that is stuck on the connect to iTunes screen?

I have an old iPhone 2G (first generation) that I plan on using basically as an iPod touch (not using the phone portion). I no longer have the AT&T service on that phone. I installed an update ...
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How do I get my iTunes “Album Artwork” to add to the individual files instead of “~/Music/iTunes/Album Artwork/”

iTunes saves Album Artwork to ~/Music/iTunes/Album/Artwork/Cache/[some seemingly random folder name here]/ The problem is that if I move actual MP3 and AAC files from this computer (and/or iTunes ...
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Adding music to an iphone from multiple computers

My iPhone is currently managed on my macbook, where I've added my music library from iTunes onto the phone. However, I want to also be able to add music from my PC to the iPhone, without erasing the ...
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Unable to change Apple ID on my iPhone

I changed the e-mail address linked to my Apple ID. Now when I try to update apps or purchase them on my iPhone 4, the old address pops up asking me for the password. I cannot seem to get it to change ...
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Cannot Activate iPhone in iTunes

I've restored an iPhone 3G (purchased outside the US) and am trying to activate it with iTunes (in the US with an ATT sim). The iPhone tells me to connect to itunes, with an unlock for emergency ...
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How do I make sure a download is paused even though the network is not available?

Say for instance I have 10 downloads (podcasts) queued in iTunes. I click "pause all" of them and shutdown the computer. Now I move to a place where internet is not available. It still tries to ...
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iTunes Smart Playlist - currently playing track

Is it possible to include the currently playing track in a smart playlist? Ultimately, what I'm after is a smart playlist that includes tracks without a rating and tracks that I've already rated ...
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Reconnecting iPad after iTunes have forgotten it without wiping contents

I have several iDevices each used by a different person. I have set up all iDevices to use the same Apple ID for purchasing apps but each iDevice to have a separate Apple ID for iCloud (which is ...
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Why does syncing pictures take so long (even when there are no new pictures)

I have about 20GB of photos (from my external hard drive) to sync with my ipod. The first sync tooks 11 hours to copy everything over. That makes sense to me as this is actually moving all of this ...
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Some items missing from my iTunes Purchase History

I purchased some audio books and movies on the iTunes store before (2-3 years ago). But when I use the new iPhone 4S to look at my account, the "Purchased" show 1 audio book but doesn't show the ...
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How do I unhide purchases from the App Store? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is possible modify the App Store purchased listing (delete or hide some/unhide other hidden apps)? I hid an app listed in my purchased list by accident, how would I go ...
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See date/time of most recent WLAN sync in iTunes

When syncing via WLAN, the most recent sync date/time is displayed on the iOS device but not on iTunes (where only the time of the last backup is shown which seems to be the time of the most recent ...
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Most content does not sync when upgrading 3gs (iOS 4) to 4s (iOS 5)

I tried upgrading to an iPhone 4s. After starting the phone, I chose to restore from iTunes and it told me to connect via USB, which I did. It went through what appeared to be a normal sync process, ...
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Sync Music but Manually Manage Videos on an iPhone?

After switching to wi-fi sync with iOS 5, I've been running into problems with it syncing videos that are already on the device. It slows things down too much, so I thought I'd try manually syncing ...