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

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rebuild itunes library after crash

I had a hard drive crash and lost the system files, but recovered all my iTunes folders and files e.g. Books, Downloads, iTunes U, Mobile Applications, etc. The iTunes library file "iTunes ...
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How to restore iTunes DVD backup to v10.5

I had an old mac mini die on me, so new machine has itunes 10.5. I backed up the old machine itunes library on DVD, using the backup functionality in itunes. There is no restore from dvd option in ...
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Can I backup a device to a Mac iTunes and iCloud

I want to back up my iPad and iPhone to iTunes on my Mac. I also want them to back up to iCloud in case anything goes wrong with the Mac. Is this possible and how?
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Syncing my iPhone with iTunes restores music I previously deleted from the device

One of the new features in iOS 5 is the ability to delete music in the Music app directly on the device, by swiping to delete like you do in Mail. This is great for me because my iPhone is generally ...
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Updating iTunes for Windows XP failed; no longer functions

I am getting this error message when I try to open iTunes: iTunes.exe - Entry Point Not Found. The procedure entry point A VCFAssetCreateWithByteStreamAndOptions could not be located in the dynamic ...
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Is there a way to get Smart Playlists to work with iOS and iTunes Match?

I'm an iTunes Match subscriber, and since I signed up, Smart Playlists haven't been working in conjunction with my iPhone. I have several Smart Playlists and each one has a song limit. On my iPhone, ...
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Best way to switch the signed-in iTunes Store account on an iPhone without affecting apps

I have an iPhone 4S that uses account "B" for iCloud and account "A" for iTunes. I also have an iTunes installation (on a Windows 7 machine) that is authorized for account A. I have many apps ...
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Why can't my iPhone 4 show edited music info?

When I use iTunes to edit various song attributes, like adding lyrics, album art, song titles etc, iTunes shows that the song is edited. However, when I look in my iPhone, it is still not edited. How ...
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Can't automatically update iTunes apps from different country on Mac

I purchased some apps in Argentina store, and then I moved to US store, and also got some apps. Now I'm no able to automatically update the apps I got on Argentina store. I tried to delete all my ...
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How can I use an iTunes smart playlist to find and delete audio files?

I just imported 300 AIFF files into iTunes in order to easily convert them to AAC. That part is done, and now I want to delete the AIFF files. I know how to do this from Terminal, but I'd like to find ...
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Grayed-out tracks in iTunes library

In my iTunes library there are many tracks that have the cloud with embedded arrow (indicating that I need to download them from the cloud), but which are grayed-out, so that I can't download them, ...
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Restoring track information for iTunes Match files

I made the mistake of editing a bunch of songs at once. Now, the changes have propagated to all of my iTunes Match registered devices. I tried Advanced > Get Track Names, but I get the following ...
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Certain podcasts not syncing to iPhone when subscribed through iTunes

I subscribe to a lot of podcast both audio and video on iTunes. I rarely have an issue with the audio but the video ones sometimes will not sync certain podcasts. For example current the "Fast Lane ...
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How do I get iOS 5 on my iPod touch?

I have a third generation iPod touch. I believe that it should be possible to run iOS 5 on this, and I have bought an app that requires iOS 5. However, in iTunes, when I click on the iPod device, it ...
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How do I find where the file for a particular mp3 that I can see in iTunes is?

OS 10.6 How do I find where the file for a particular mp3 that I can see in iTunes is? -- How can I see what folder a track is in? -- And how do I know which file in that folder it is?
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How to play music from iPod in Macbook iTunes?

I would like to play music from iPod in MacBook's iTunes with wireless (over Wi-Fi). Please advice how to setup to get that function.
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How do I prevent iOS devices from being backed up in iTunes when plugging into a friend’s computer?

Say you plug your iPhone or iPad into a friend’s computer. If iTunes is installed on this computer (which it will be on every Mac, for instance) it will automatically open and take a full backup ...
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iTunes incorrently splitting the songs in an album. Metadata problem?

I have these albums and songs in my iTunes Library. They should appear grouped, but for some reason, iTunes splits them up and shows them as separate albums with the same name and details: I check ...
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Exclude IPod from play count in iTunes

Is there a way for avoiding the update to my play counts when I sync my iPod?
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How is genius info stored, and will editing a track's info change this?

Does anybody know how songs hold genius info, and does changing a track name affect this? Originally, I assumed each track had some sort of metadata which said how it should be turned into a genius ...
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Change bitrate from the default 128kbps for syncing songs to iPhone

I have a rather large (>25GB) music collection, and my iPhone is currently almost full. I just saw this option in iTunes: This would probably be very useful to me, but I'm concerned about sound ...
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How to embed iTunes metadata into the actual files?

I really struggle working with iTunes on Windows XP Pro sp3. I have lots of mp3s, movies and TV shows, but it is a huge pain to get all the metadata into iTunes in the first place. Then I tried ...
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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?