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

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How do I safely eject or unplug an iPad, iPhone, or iPod when iTunes is not running?

When I connect one of my many iOS devices to a computer for synchronization purposes, I have iTunes running. In the iTunes left-hand area, I see an eject button to the right of the device's name. I ...
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Why can't I move the mini iTunes player between Spaces?

On snow leopard, I am unable to move the mini-itunes player between spaces. For any other app (including the full library showing iTunes) I move windows between spaces by clicking and holding the ...
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iTunes 10.5.3.3 - songs ending early

For no clear reason, since a recent OS wipe & reinstallation of iTunes, songs in my music collection are ending early. This is not merely a case where the song's metadata makes it appear to be 30 ...
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How can I use a lower sample rate for songs on an older iPhone, in order to fit more songs?

I have a first-generation iPhone that I use for playing music at work (connected to Bose Wave Radio). It only has 8GB of flash memory. Is it possible to have iTunes transfer music to this iPhone at a ...
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How do I set podcast release date in iTunes using Applescript?

I would like to add the release date to podcasts that I've imported into iTunes, but my applescript is returning an error about the date object. tell application "iTunes" set theSelection to ...
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How does an app get to be featured in the App Store? [closed]

I have created an iOS Lifestyle app. In the App Store, under the Top Featured tab in the New column I was amazed to see my app listed there. Is it organized by sales or Apple featured?
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New password after restoring iPod Touch from backup

I restored my iPod Touch from an iTunes backup and my old password no longer works to get into the iPod. Any idea how I can figure out what the new password is? How can I change it back to the old ...
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How do I bulk rename albums in iTunes?

I have an online subscription to a radio program that allows me to download past episodes. However when they are opened in iTunes the album name is set in the format Apr 01 2008. The problem is that ...
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How do I easily convert an audiobook (.m4b) to a standard audio file?

I have several audio dramas that are in the audiobook (.m4b) format in iTunes. My problem is that when I sync my 5th gen iPod to iTunes, they don't show up in Music>Playlists, they show up under ...
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Apple TV, content from two users on same mac

My parents have an iMac that they share using fast user switching. They each have an iTunes library, where mom keeps the pictures from the family's digital camera and her music collection, and dad ...
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How can I get an iPhone to play songs in order

I'm trying to listen to an album on my iPhone. The play plays the songs randomly. I would like to hear the album in sequence. I also have playlists that I'd like to listen to in sequence. When I ...
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Songs refuse to transfer to iPad

I'm copying an album of non-DRM songs from iTunes (where they all play just fine) to an iPad. Three of the songs on the album were downloaded through the Bandcamp purchase interface (let's call it ...
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How to fix iTunes library? I copied the iTunes folder but the music does not appear in iTunes

I copied my iTunes folder and changed it in preferences. Then I did Library -> Organize Library. Why doesn't iTunes see the music? (I think I used this process before). How to fix? Using iTunes 10.
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Getting list of Apps instaleld on my iPad from iTunes

Is there an easy way to get the screens of my apps and list of their names from the iTunes App management tab? I would like to post them on my website.
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Why can't ripped movies import to into iTunes on Windows XP when they work on Mac?

I am unable to copy movies or videos into my iTunes library. I have had the concerned videos converted using Handbrake (version ??) with Apple presets but still when I try drag and drop to iTunes ...
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Why does iTunes continually reset the play count of select songs to zero?

Many of the recent additions to my iTunes library, including songs that I have bought in the iTunes store and Amazon, keep having their play counts reset to zero. All are songs that I know I have ...
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How can I keep different app versions on two devices synced with iTunes

I have an 1st gen iPod Touch and an iPad 2. The iPod Touch is obsolete enough that most new apps won't run on iOS 3.1. Also, there is a growing number of apps that I own and use daily that have ...
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How to obtain the direct link to a specific podcast episode in iOS iTunes Store?

My friend, on her iPhone, wants to email me an iTunes Music Store link directly to a specific episode of a podcast. She wants to do this without downloading any 3rd party apps. Problem is....at ...
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How to adjust Smart Playlists so they work better on iOS device with iTunes Match

I have a smart playlist that has all songs with a play count over 20 that haven't been played in the last 6 months. On a computer, the playlist is set to limit it to 25 songs, selected by random. On ...
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Computer access to music attached to a very old email address [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I unlock my iTunes account when my old e-mail is unavailable? For some reason my iPod music located on my computer has re-attached itself to a very old email ...
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How can I transfer all my songs to iPhone instead of just purchased songs?

When I connect and sync my iPhone to iTunes it only transfers over purchased songs and not songs I ripped from a music cd. How do I get all of them to sync?
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Inconsistent App Store ratings stars representation

In the iTunes App Store for iPhone, the rating is often displayed near the application's icon. Sometimes, when there are no ratings, the empty stars have an orange outline and sometimes they don't. ...
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Is it possible to arrange the order of movies in iTunes?

See the two images below: Is there a way (with meta data somehow) to arrange the movies so they show in the order of their sequal (example: X-Men, X2, Last Stand), instead of arranging them ...
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How can I view iTunes metadata lyrics without using Get Info in iTunes?

I want a third-party application which will show me the lyrics I've entered in my songs' metadata, preferably without a dock icon. Either a pop-up of some sort or displaying them on the desktop would ...
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iTunes Match: Lossless tracks in two locations

Is there any way to have my Lossless tracks in two places, and not have iTunes have them show up as duplicates? Basically, I've got my full iTunes library at home, and I've got a subset of that at ...
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Itunes music moved over, but the rating did not

I transferred music from one PC to another using Home Sharing. The music all came through, but the ratings did not. How do I make it move my ratings over?
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Why are some iTunes Store songs marked as CLEAN when no EXPLICIT version exists?

I have downloaded a number of items from the iTunes store which are marked as CLEAN. I understand this is common in tracks (I'm looking at you, rappers!) where an EXPLICIT song has has the swear ...
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Why can't you create/open multiple instances of iTunes?

In terminal, the open -n ~/Applications/iTunes doesn't create a new instance of iTunes, just switches to the one already open. Why?
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How to recreate libraries in iTunes

My problem is this. I have my language lessons and my music in different folders on an external hard drive. For some reason my libraries got mucked up (by opening iTunes when the hard drive wasn't ...
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Stop holiday/christmas/spoken word from playing in iTunes DJ?

Whilst I like Herb Albert and his Marijuana Brass Band dropping a christmas phat one, I don't appreciate it when it's July How can I prevent them from appearing in the playlist?
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Adding playlists to iPod Nano 6th generation

I recently found out that you can add playlists from within the Nano. Can I do that from iTunes? If so, how?
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Is there an iTunes Visualizer that displays the full song's waveform?

Is it possible for iTunes Visualizers to access the entirety of song data in order to display a full, un-animated waveform of the currently playing song? Perhaps the extent of the visualization would ...
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What exactly does “Sync Google Contacts” checkbox in iTunes do?

I have my Address Book configured to sync with Google Contacts, and I sync my iOS devices with my Mac. There is also a "Sync Google Contacts" checkbox in iTunes, in the Info tab for the device. After ...
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Software to balance sound levels and quality for iPhone

Is there software that will balance the sound level of the songs on my iPhone so that all the songs are at the same sound level and quality?
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Stop iTunes hiding sidebar when browsing store?

Using iTunes on the Mac, when I click into the iTunes Store in the sidebar it hides the sidebar. I think I had to click something to make it do this. But I'm no longer on a small screen, so I'd like ...
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Why am I having problems syncing non-itunes music to my iphone?

I have an iPhone 4S with loads of music from CDs and such on my iTunes. I had an old iPod with the same account that it would all sync onto fine, however, when I try to sync it to my iPhone, nothing ...
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How can I sync my iPad apps onto a new iPhone?

I've just got a new iPhone and I want to sync my iPad apps between the iPhone and the iPad. However when I try to enable synchronization for apps for my iPad, it says that if I try to synchronize, ...
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Selecting Default Playlist Columns in iTunes

When you create a new playlist and select it in iTunes, it displays the following columns (renamed for clarity): # Song Title iCloud Status Length Artist Album Genre Rating Plays Is it possible to ...
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Why is “recently added” playlist under iCloud control empty on iPhone?

The playlist "recently added" is a smart playlist (created by iTunes) and lists quite some songs in iTunes on the Mac. The library is kept in the iCloud by iTunes match, so the songs and the playlists ...
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iTunes sync error -50

I recently tried to sync my iOS device, but I got a message similar to this one: I tried googling around, and people generally recommended to disable syncing photos to fix this, but in my case ...
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How can I get multiple computers to use my iTunes library on an external hard drive?

I have two Macs -- on usually at home and one carry around. I'd like to keep my music, movies, iPhone apps, etc. on an external drive so that I can always use the same library regardless of which ...
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Problem with returning to iTunes when in full-screen mode

I've a problem with full-screen mode in Lion. Let's say I opened iTunes and set it to full-screen mode. I start a video in iTunes and when I exit from the video it turns back to iTunes as it should ...
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How can I “allow simultaneous downloads” but only for different podcast sources?

I have subscribed to some 40+ different podcasts. Occasionally, I am off-line for a few days, so some daily podcasts have several new episodes when I get back. If I select 'get all', iTunes tries to ...
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iTunes won't sync podcasts in folder

I have some podcasts that I've put in a playlist, the playlist is supposed to sync with my iPhone - however when I try to sync with my iPhone, the podcasts doesn't sync. I suppose this has something ...
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iPad application failed to install from iTunes on Windows

I am trying to install an application on my iPad 2 from Windows. Whenever I do so, I am getting an alert on iPad: Application failed to install. When I install the same application from iTunes on ...
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Play music in iPhone using iTunes

Is there a way to play music on an iPhone which is connected to a DVD player using iTunes on my PC?
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Can I add a custom ringtone to my iPhone without syncing to iTunes?

We (bafflingly) have two great guides to adding custom ringtones to an iPhone via iTunes. Is there a way to do it without syncing with iTunes?
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iTunes Purchase Without Download

Is there a way to purchase an app from the App Store using iTunes without having to download it? I'm thinking like a hidden preference/mouse/modifier key during click, etc. I know the download can ...
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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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Disable automatic iTunes music stop when switching to Youtube on iPad

I am listening to some music on my iPad, from iTunes. Sometimes I switch to the youtube app, because I want to just watch some scientific videos (mostly text and images, no sound or useless music), ...