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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

3
votes
1answer
457 views

two itunes libraries - one on external hard disk

I have a macbook pro as my everyday machine, but since my music collection was getting big and my hard disk is small, I decided to utilize an external hard disk that I had and was not used for ...
0
votes
3answers
698 views

Upload video to iPod directly without sync-ing

We have a number of iPods and a number of computers and the fact that they need to be matched one-to-one for iTunes sync'ing to work is really a pain. Is there a way for me to upload a video directly ...
2
votes
2answers
982 views

New harddrive, cannot sync my iPad

I just got a new hard drive and I want to sync all my iPad stuff back into my iTunes but it's just asking to erase the iPad. I just want all my books and stuff to be back in my iTunes.
8
votes
1answer
17k views

Why am I asked for a credit card number to download a free app?

I want to download free app in my iPod touch device and i have the following doubts. Kindly resolve me doubts. when i try to download it asks my credit card security number. since i am trying to ...
4
votes
2answers
6k views

Alternatives to MetaX?

I'm trying to rip some DVDs on my Mac, the boxset for a TV show, using Handbrake. I'd also like to automatically fetch metadata - show name, episode name, etc. But MetaX isn't getting any metadata for ...
1
vote
2answers
87 views

Utility to integrate iTunes with Amazon

Is there any utility or script that integrates with iTunes and helps me organize my libraries by doing lookups on large databases such as Amazon? For example: downloading track names from ...
7
votes
3answers
15k views

Can iTunes ignore store credit and use a credit card instead?

There are times when I've got some store credit from a gift card/certificate on iTunes, but I want to buy something without that. I want to buy something with the credit card, regardless of what's ...
4
votes
3answers
7k views

How to install iPhone apps through OTA without iTunes interaction?

I am following this guide on how to install iPhone apps thru OTA without iTunes. I have the following questions: I only have a $99 developer program membership, not the enterprise program. The ...
2
votes
2answers
899 views

why does itunes “optimize” my photos every time i sync

Every time I sync my ipod touch, I sit there and watch "optimizing photos x of 1000" which takes forever. To be clear, I am not adding any more photos. Shouldn't this only be a one time thing to ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

Is a rented movie tied to the download PC?

Before I left work today I downloaded a rental movie in iTunes then copied the m4v to a USB key and took it home to watch. However I now can't play the file on my home PC: iTunes asks me to authorise ...
1
vote
1answer
857 views

Can I redeem EUR iTunes vouchers in any EUR country?

Can I redeem a 50 EUR iTunes gift card purchased in Germany in any other country of the Euro zone?
4
votes
3answers
2k views

Sync iphone/ipad with iTunes after library rebuild

Short Version I rebuilt my iTunes library and now when I try to sync my iPad and my wife's iPhone, iTunes wants to erase and resync. I want to know if there's a way to save the stuff added to these ...
8
votes
4answers
7k views

What does “plays” really count in iTunes?

iTunes displays the number of "plays" for each track. What exactly does this mean? For example, playing a little bit of a track does not seem to increment the number. But playing most, but not all, ...
12
votes
8answers
94k views

Can we load video onto iPad without iTunes?

We have a shared iPad at work which is used for trade shows etc. It is a pain to only be able to copy content to this from one PC, i.e. one nominated shared PC with iTunes on it. We have Windows XP ...
1
vote
1answer
160 views

Copy tunes to 2nd PC without syncing

I just purchased an album on iTunes on work PC but can't sync because it will delete all my existing tunes from the iPad (I only sync with my music at home). Can I copy the files to my home PC ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

Recreating iTunes library from a .itdb file?

My Windows laptop (and HDD) have died, taking with it iTunes and my music. Things could have been a lot worse, but I fortunately have a back up of my mp3s. However, I have lost the iTunes library ...
6
votes
2answers
7k views

Rent foreign language films in iTunes

It’s now pretty well-established that you cannot change the language of the iTunes store unless you also change your billing address. Fair enough. But the language setting also dominates the ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

iPhone music is skipping

Some of the music on my iPhone 4G 32Gig started skipping intermittently when I play it on the phone. These are mp3 files synch'd to the iPhone through iTunes from my Windows 7 laptop. I have filled ...
1
vote
2answers
453 views

Is iTunes the only way to interface with an iPhone on a PC?

I'm generally not a fan of iTunes for storing/listening to music (I use MediaMonkey). Is iTunes required for syncing between an iPhone and a PC?
4
votes
2answers
1k views

iPhone apps think they are under old iTunes username after it has changed

Ever since apple has decided to make iTunes account access your email address instead of a username I have noticed the apps that were bought under the old username do not recognize this and there ...
6
votes
2answers
783 views

Sharing music in the iTunes library with multiple accounts and iOS devices

My wife and I both have iOS devices (some iPods, an iPhone, soon an iPad), which means that both our iTunes libraries have not only music, but also apps, podcasts, iTunes U stuff, etc. How could we ...
6
votes
1answer
460 views

Always Asked to Configure Firewall for iTunes

Whenever I open iTunes, I get the standard OS X dialog, Do you want the application "iTunes.app" to accept incoming network connections? Every time I click allow, but I am asked the same thing without ...
5
votes
4answers
6k views

How do I stop iTunes from automatically backing up the iPad?

I'm trying to move some pictures from my laptop to my iPad, but every time the first thing iTunes starts doing is making a backup of the iPad. But since I already keep a backup at my desktop, I want ...
0
votes
4answers
612 views

iPhone to iTunes application transfer

Usually people used to download application on iTunes & then install it on their iPhone using iTuens sync. Currently, I have an iPhone that I bought from my friend. He had purchased many ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Why can't I transfer purchases from my jailbroken iPhone 3GS to iTunes?

I have a jailbroken iPhone 3GS and I cannot transfer purchases to iTunes. This is a recent issue; I could transfer purchases earlier.
4
votes
2answers
6k views

What's a good iTunes alternative to use with my iPod nano 6g?

I'm looking for an iTunes alternative for my new iPod nano 6g. I've used sharepod before but it doesn't work with the nano 6g—I can upload songs but they're not being recognized by the iPod database. ...
0
votes
1answer
891 views

iPhone4: Keep playing songs after song selected from Search iPhone screen ends?

When I first got my iPhone 4, if I selected a song from the "search iPhone" screen (when you hit home twice), iTunes would start playing a playlist of all my songs, starting with the selected one. I ...
4
votes
1answer
128k views

Why is my iPhone screen stuck on the 'connect to iTunes' screen?

i need help with my iPhone it is stuck on the connect to iTunes screen. iTunes does recognize the iPhone, but when I select 'restore', it goes through a few progress bars then errors again. I've ...
3
votes
4answers
5k views

Can I download a song twice without paying a second time in iTunes?

If I've previously bought a song in iTunes, can I download it again on another computer without paying for it a second time? Both computers are authorized to the same account.
4
votes
1answer
2k views

Can I move my iTunes library to a network drive?

The question title pretty much says it all. I'd like to be able to free up space on my iMac G5's hard drive. I had considered upgrading the drive, but moving it off the Mac seems like it'd be a better ...
3
votes
2answers
26k views

Why can't I delete movies from my iPhone 4, either from the phone or through iTunes?

I was on vacation and took some videos, and now the iPhone 4 memory is near full. So I tried to delete other experimental movies I made using Handbrake, so that I can take more video or photos, but ...
4
votes
3answers
724 views

Is it possible to arrange or categorize the imported pdf assets from within iTunes first and then sync the devices (iPod,iPad) with iTunes?

Categorizing the pdf assets from within iPad or iPod is possible now. But I think it is more elegant if I can make the categorization from within iTunes in advance. Is it possible to arrange or ...
8
votes
2answers
845 views

When I add a file to iTunes library, does iTunes make a copy of it? If yes, where is the copy saved?

When I add a file to iTunes library, does iTunes make a copy of it? If yes, where is the copy saved?
2
votes
1answer
309 views

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 ...
12
votes
6answers
6k views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
7k views

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 ...
6
votes
3answers
4k views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
6
votes
5answers
11k views

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 ...
8
votes
4answers
493 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
532 views

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). ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
14
votes
3answers
13k views

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?
6
votes
4answers
21k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
758 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
4k views

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 ...
3
votes
5answers
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
98 views

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?