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

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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 ...
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Does iTunes WiFi sync communicate with the Internet?

When I use WiFi sync using my wireless router, is the data transfer completely in local network OR does it happen over the internet to iCloud or another service? Will the bandwidth used be deducted by ...
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Does iCloud support upload download resume? [closed]

Is the iCloud intellegient enough to support upload or download Resume? I mean if there is a huge upload and i could not be connected online for the complete duration at one go. Will iCloud support ...
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Is there a way to configure apps to download automatically similar to podcasts in iTunes?

I'd like for apps to download 'free updates' whenever they are available so when I sync my phone they will already be there, similar to podcasts. Is there a way to configure iTunes to do this ...
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Can I use iTunes Wi-Fi Sync to sync podcast positions?

It seems that iTunes Wi-Fi Sync only kicks in automatically (when plugged in) if there is new content, but not modified content. If I listen to a podcast on my Mac, the time remaining in the podcast ...
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Multiple iPhones devices synced to the same iTunes, how to keep podcasts straight?

This maybe similar/related to this question. I have my iPhone and my wife's iPhone synced to the same iTunes with different accounts. I sync my podcasts to 3 most recent that have not been listened ...
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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 to stop syncing apps with iTunes without wiping them from my iPhone?

Is there a way I can stop syncing apps with iTunes without first obliterating the apps from the iPhone and re-downloading them? Now that iOS 5 and iCloud are released, I want to stop storing all my ...
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What is the difference between backing up and syncing an iPad/iPod/iPhone?

What is the difference between synchronizing an iPad/iPod/iPhone compared to backing it up? Is it not the same thing?
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Why does iTunes only recognize some songs from a purchased album as being purchased? [closed]

Now that iTunes in the Cloud is available, my iPhone (iOS 5.0) and my MacBook Air (10.7.1 / iTunes 10.5) will show me lists of all the songs I've ever purchased through iTunes. It almost works great: ...
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How to connect iTunes on Windows to only a specific AppleTV when several are available?

We're a college campus that has an iPod Touch program... all new full time students get an iPod when they first arrive on campus. We also have a number of faculty using iPads. To help take better ...
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Recreating iTunes .itl database from .xml file without itunes copying songs?

I have a Library.xml file, and want have its contents in iTunes. If I follow the recommended "File -> Library -> Import Playlist" option for this, it tries to copy all my songs into the iTunes Media ...
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How can I store my iPhoto Library and iTunes library in Lion Server (Mini) and access it via my MBP?

My iPhoto and iTunes library is taking up most of the space in my 128GB SSD MBP. I'm considering to buy a mac mini to store all of my media for iPhoto and iTunes libraries and sync a few of my ...
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How to share entire address book?

Only after setting up my girlfriend's and my own Lion user account to sync with iCloud did I discover that the address book still doesn't lend itself to sharing in the way that calendar does :-( We ...
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Why does the iTunes artist list jump to start when i scroll it?

I updated my iTunes yesterday, along with Lion, as did alot of other people. Now I've been experiencing some weird behaviour. I have my iTunes setup like above. I usually browse to artist by ...
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I do not have enough free space on the C:\ drive of my Windows computer to run the updater for iOS 5 in iTunes

I am trying to update to iOS 5, but iTunes wants 10 GB in the C: drive. (I don't have that much free space in C, but I have it in another partition.) I have already reinstalled iTunes in my secondary ...
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Wi-Fi sync missing from iTunes 10.5

This is really weird. I updated my iPhone to iOS 5 today, along with iTunes to version 10.5. According to Apple's own documentation, I should have an option to "sync with this iPhone over wifi" under ...
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Do multiple AirPort Expresses keep iTunes audio synchronized?

I have family members planning a party for next month, and they're looking to get a single audio track/playlist streaming across the house. Their current solution is to pick up another AirPort Express ...
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How can I redownload an episode of podcast which I accidentaly deleted?

Here is the situation. I have accidentaly deleted a file of an episode in iTunes podcast. Now whenever I try to play it, I get an error message asking me to locate the file on disk. The problem is, ...
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Problem updating iPod Touch to iOS 5

Using iTunes to upgrade the OS on a 4th generation iPod Touch, the update downloads but when it attempts to install it the process fails with the following message: The iPod "iPod Touch (4G)" ...
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iTunes is not recognising my iPhone after upgrading to Lion

I've just upgraded my Mac to Lion, and now my iPhone is not being recognised in iTunes. I've tried... Updating iTunes (to 10.5) Checking for all updates Restarting both the Mac and iPhone ...
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Simplest way to prevent iTunes from automatically launching when iPhone/iPad is connected

Everything is stated in the title. When I connect my iPad or iPhone iTunes automatically launches. What is the simplest way to prevent this from happening?
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Getting an error after every iPhone sync that some items could not be found

After every sync, I am alerted that two items could not be transferred because they could not be found. That is not surprising to me: they are two podcast episodes which were deleted long ago and I ...
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iPhone Application Name Already Taken [closed]

I have developed an application for which I had registered a name on apple itunes portal. As my application is done now and I needed to upload the binary, I got invalid binary error many times. I ...
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iTunes “Check for Update” button puts up a dialog box asking for a file

This is on Snow Leopard. When I plug in my iPhone or iPad into iTunes and click the "Check for update" button, it puts up a dialog box asking me to choose a file. This is supposed to happen if you ...
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iOS development - itunesConnect (user control over 1 app only) [closed]

I want to create a paid app for a client. She wants me to build her a certain app and upload it via my account to app store. She wants to split revenues, but at the same time to be able to check the ...
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How many Apple IDs should one household have?

To date my wife and I share one Apple ID for all Apple purchases and devices. We currently own a first and third generation iPod, iPhone 4, and will own an iPad 2 in the morning. Thus far having the ...
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Will iTunes Match let me “upgrade” existing tracks to higher quality or bitrate?

I want to pay the $25/year for iTunes Match specifically to get my thousands of low-bitrate tracks "upgraded" to high-bitrate. Will I be able to invoke the service, get high-bitrate tracks downloaded ...
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Syncing iPod to computer 2 without erasing new music

I have two computers with iTunes. All the music from Computer 1 has been downloaded to my iPod. I would like to download all that music onto Computer 2. However, Computer 2 has newer music on it that ...
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Is there an app that creates a system-wide audio equalizer?

I like using iTunes' equalizer, but that only works in iTunes. I'm looking for some software that lets me apply a global, system-wide equalizer to Mac OS X. The app (or pref pane, etc.) would let me ...