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

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Why are only some songs on my iTunes account transferring to my iPhone?

When I first added songs to my phone, all of them were there. Then today I noticed some songs were on the iTunes library but not on my iPhone. On iTunes I have 311 songs but on my phone there are only ...
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iTunes Match looping step 1 (Mountain Lion)

I upgraded my MacBook (mid 2010, 13.3in) to Mountain Lion, and ever since then iTunes Match has been stuck on Step 1: Gathering information about your iTunes library. It will fill up about 60% of the ...
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How do the sync processes for iTunes and Apple's Podcast app integrate?

It's unclear to me how to acquire and manage podcasts in Apple's Podcasts app, especially how the syncing of podcasts using iTunes works with that app. As others have reported elsewhere, the ...
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How can iTunes be configured to play TV Show audio over AirPlay speakers?

iTunes 10.6.3 shows the AirPlay icon when playing music purchased from the iTunes Store, but not when playing TV Shows purchased from the iTunes Store. The setup: MacBook running iTunes 10.6.3 ...
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New iPad Home Sharing for Purchased Content

Here's my setup. I purchased a HD movie (my first ever!) from the iTunes Store onto my Mac mini. iTunes on this Mac mini is configured for Home Sharing. Now, when I launch the Videos app on the new ...
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iPad sync by iTunes works with Lion but not Snow Leopard

When I hook up my new iPad to my MacBook Pro (running Snow Leopard) with iTunes, I can sync contacts and my calendar but not music or podcasts. There is no error message, it just doesn't transfer the ...
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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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Connecting Apple Remote app to iTunes on PC

I wish to play music on iTunes on a PC (Win7) through Apple Remote app on iPad (the new one/3). I manage to register Remote, that is, enter PIN, but on iPad my iTunes library doesn't have name, and ...
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iTunes won't sync song

I have my iTunes library on my external hdd and added a track to an playlist. Everything goes and works fine in iTunes, I can play the whole song from begin to end (also in other applications on ...
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iTunes 10.6.1 wrongly syncing apps again?

With iTunes 10.5 there was an issue, that you couldn't disable app syncing with your iPhone, without wiping all apps from the device. Then with 10.6 that got fixed, and I could transfer music and ...
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How do I fix inverted colours in video thumbnails in iTunes and on my iPod Touch?

Most but not all of my videos in my iTunes library (in iTunes on my Windows XP desktop, and on my iPod Touch 4th Gen running iOS 4.3.5) show inverted colours in the still preview thumbnail. They play ...
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Some photos fail to synchronize with my iPad

I have a large collection of photographs and I want to synchronize a selection of albums, totally around 2500 photos, ranging in file size from 400KB to 7MB, with most of them around 5MB-6MB. Only ...
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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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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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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), ...
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iTunes interrupts shutdown

I'm on Lion. Everytime I try to shut down my laptop, I get a popup that tells me that iTunes has interrupted the shut down. When I try to shut down again (without quitting iTunes, or changing ...
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iTunes slow to read from SD Card in Macbook Air

I've recently bought a Macbook Air and I'm using a 64GB SD card to store my iTunes library there, so iTunes is constantly reading from the SD Card. The first times I used it I was quite disappointed, ...
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You have changed the settings for the XXXX. Would you like to apply these changes?

I have 3 iPhones and 1 iPad. These devices are listed on the left column on my iTunes on the mac. Suppose I have the first iPhone selected on that column. Every time I select another one, I see this ...
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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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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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iPad update/restore fail with one machine, success on another

Interesting problem I can't find anything about: I have my iPad synced with my personal MacBook. Backups work, as far as I can tell (list of backups in Preferences window), and apps update, etc. ...
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How do I keep the iTunes Video Window from resizing

When watching videos or podcasts in a separate window in iTunes (10.4.1) OS X Snow Leopard, my preference is to place them at the bottom right of the screen. This is so I can keep browsing and working ...
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how to make songs in playlists not get deleted when i purge my itunes music library?

I have playlists in my itunes library. Now the problem is that once in a while I'd liked to clear my itunes library (because sometimes it will have multiple copies of the same file especially when i ...
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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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iTunes home sharing gets disconnected after a while

I'm using iTunes home sharing between two Windows 7 64bit PCs and one MacBook Air, over a private VPN using Hamachi. It works great, but after playing the music for about 30 minutes ~ 1 hour, the ...
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Why can't I skip ahead on a song or podcast in iTunes?

All of a sudden, while playing a song on the itunes store or a podcast on the podcast store, I can't skip ahead to a specific time. When I click ahead, the cursor reaches that location, then ...
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Applescript (PDF to iTunes): How to extract and/or write metadata with special characters? Help please :-)

INTRODUCTION Hello there, Like always, I want to put in front that I'm not a script expert. I'm not even a basic coder. I just try to learn, little by little about coding when I have these ...
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Use up iTunes credit

I have an iPad mini with 21 pence sterling left in credit it won't allow me change stores so I can buy more credit and there is nothing that costs 21 pence. I'm in the UAE and can only buy dirham ...
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iTunes Podcast Download error=-5000

I am subscribed to several podcasts and all of them are failing to download. This has been going on for about one week. When I refresh the podcast list, new episodes appear but they error out on the ...
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Installation Alert: Unable to force quit iTunes

Reads as unopen in the dock, but computer (OS X 10.10) won't install software regardless. Have tried running "-9 iTunes" in Terminal, but to no use. UPDATE: Ok I've tried running "killall -9 iTunes" ...
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iTunes 12.1 album art not showing up in background

I deleted all my album art because it was of either bad quality, or I didn't like them. I decided it was time to find new artwork. I deleted the cache files in my iTunes folder as well. Since the new ...
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RV Hookup of MacBook Pro, iPad air, Apple TV to Big Screen TV

I occasionally take my camping trailer out where there is no internet and usually no cell service. There are 3 scenarios and was wondering the best way to do them using my macbook pro, iPad air, ...
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iPod shuffle stuck on the same song after disconnecting mid-sync

I'm traveling right now, for a few months. When I left home I packed my iPod shuffle completely, with around 400 songs. It served me great so far, but then one day I needed to charge it, so I plugged ...
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Moved NAS, need to repoint iTunes

I had a fully working iTunes library, the .itl on my MBP, and music in my organised folders on my NAS share. This setup I would like to keep as iTunes manages my iPod but nothing else. So I don't ...
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Why is Last Played in iTunes not updating?

On my Macbook Air, I noticed that iTunes (latest version) is not updating the Last Played column after I play a song. Does anyone know how to fix this?
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Is there a problem with OSX 10.9.5, iTunes 12.0.1 and AppleTV Airplay?

My wife's iMac starting doing this annoying thing right after we noticed the ATV removed a bunch of its channels (software update or something?). We have the Remote app on our phones to talk to ...
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How to remove family sharing

I recently moved to US and tried to change my iTunes account address and payment information. I wasn't able because I cannot change my country. It seems like the likely reason is that I have Family ...
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What makes Yosemite hide the CD from iTunes?

I imported over a dozen CDs with no problem. The next two imported one song, then quit, looking like no CD was there. Finder was still fine. Eject and re-insert: imported normally. But after that, ...
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How to find the music I downloaded?

I have an iPhone 4 and a Dell Laptop. Whenever I sync my phone to the computer I can't find my music that I purchased recently, or the music that I downloaded from the internet. The music is not on my ...
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From the terminal, how can I disable iTunes from running when a device is connected?

Using terminal, I want to disable the feature of iTunes that causes it to run whenever a device is plugged in, but I want to do this entirely from the terminal, so that it can be part of an OSX setup ...
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Applescript and iTunes: enable shuffle by song or album and play?

The documentation for shuffle/shufflable in the iTunes Applescript dictionary is really confusing, at least for me. As I read it shuffle seems to be a property of a playlist (not a state of the ...
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iPod Nano 2nd Generation won't show up in iTunes 12

My iPod Nano 2nd generation won't show up in iTunes 12 on my Macbook Pro no matter what! Here's what I've tried so far: I plug it in with the USB cord and it displays the charging symbol, so I know ...
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Only music bought in iTunes gets synced on iPod touch

Only the songs I've purchased through iTunes are showing up on my iPod, but all of the songs show up on iTunes on the computer. If I go to On my device and then Music, it shows me all of my music ...
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Why are some of my songs on iTunes greyed out?

I added a new song to my iTunes library and it's greyed out on iTunes and won't transfer to my phone. It was first saying it wouldn't transfer due to storage. I deleted a lot of storage so I now have ...
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iTunes 12 Turn off Repeat Song and Repeat Playlist Separately

The last answer in this thread makes iTunes 12 shortcuts for shuffle (on and off), but I was wondering if it were possible to make shortcuts for turning on the repeat playlist, song, and turning off ...
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iPod Touch only transferring purchased music

I'm having a problem with my new iPod Touch gen 5. Only purchased music is transferring to the iPod. It's also not transferring my playlists. All the music still plays in iTunes on my computer. There ...
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My iPod is stuck at the update screen and I can't even do a hard reset

I just tried to update my iPod Touch (generation 5, 32GB, only about a year old) to iOS 8.2 through iTunes on my computer, instead of over WiFi like I usually do. Everything was going fine. It ...
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Apple TV 2 Stuttering while playing movies

Recently my Apple TV 2 have started stuttering but it seems like it only happens while playing 1080p movies. There are no problems when playing 720p tv episodes. The stuttering doesn't appear right ...
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Is Volume in Get Info -> File honored by iTunes?

iTunes offers Sound Check for volume normalization. The results for the Sound Check analysis are displayed in the File tab of the Get Info dialog under Volume (not Volume Adjustment, that's ...
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Imported CD into iTunes not showing up on match devices

I have imported a CD into my iTunes library on my iMac. The import worked fine and all songs and art show up in the iTunes library on my iMac. However, on my iPhone 5s and iPad 4 using music match, ...