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

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iTunes account email address

How do I change my email address on my iTunes account? I opened my iTunes account at a job that I had 11 years. Now that I no longer have that email address, I would like to transfer it over to my new ...
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Cannot sync apps between imac and ipad

On my iMac, on iTunes, i have one app (called "myApp", say) listed on Library > Apps. I want to transfer that app into my iPad. Under Devices > my iPad > Apps, I press Install next to myApp ...
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Most efficient way to 'export' iTunes protected aac to FLAC (for personal use)?

What's the most efficient way to export tunes bought with iTunes that are protected aac to FLAC for playing on other music hardware (still for personal use)? 2 methods I can think of so far are: ...
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Setting and using a “language” property of an audio file in iTunes?

I'm a linguaphile, and I have lots of audio files in different languages in iTunes.  I would like the ability to tag a file with the language code, and to see and/or sort by that tag. I have no use ...
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How many Genius Mixes can one have on a MacBook?

I know there are a gazillion mixes possible in iTunes and that the size and genre of such mixes are determined by some top-secret algorithm running behind the scene. However, I am really curious to ...
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Manually managing music still syncs extra songs

Whenever I try to sync music to my iPhone 5, I only sync a few at a time in order to save space on my phone. However, even though I selected to "Manually manage all music," it still syncs about 100 ...
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Accidentally clicked restore backup instead of backup! Can I still recover my recent photos?

I accidentally clicked "restore backup" on iTunes when suddenly all my latest photos were deleted instead my past and deleted photos and videos were restored back and I wasn't able to backup my latest ...
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How can I upload music from an iPhone to a PC without iTunes? [duplicate]

I am looking for an app that will let me transfer media from iPhone 5 to a PC without iTunes sync. It has 3 atributes that I like: works on any Windows upload media with no iTunes sync multiple iOS ...
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How do I create a new playlist when all the options are greyed out?

I'm running iTunes 11.1.5 under Mavericks 10.9.2. Because I have a very large music collection I keep it on an external drive. I have six recorded lectures I'd like to sync with my iPad. How do I ...
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Any need to connect iOS device to iTunes?

My home iMac (mid-2006) finally died a few weeks ago. We have a variety of iOS devices (2 iPhones/3 iPads). They all backup to iCloud and have iTunes Match. Once I get a new Mac for the house, will ...
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How can I get my pictures back from when i backed up my iphone?

I reset my iPhone 4s a couple weeks ago to see if FaceTime would start working again (it didnt!). I did back it up before I reset it, but I did not import my photos to iPhoto as I always do. Is there ...
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No covers after copying shared iTunes songs

I got a new MacBook and now I would like to transfer all my media files via iTunes sharing from my old MacBook to the new one. But sometimes the covers are not copied. Does someone know why and how ...
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Syncing iPhone 4 for the first time and it's restoring it from another backup

My grandma wanted music on her iPhone 4, so I connected it to a PC. I chose the new iPhone option, but it looks like it is restoring it from my dad's phone. Is there any way to get it back to setting ...
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Sync iTunes library with Dropbox without letting iTunes organize the folders and files

I have an old MacBook on which I'm using iTunes to listen to my music. What is important to me is that I organize the folders and filenames of my music manually, i.e. I have the box "Keep iTunes Media ...
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iTunes, even when not playing, keeping my computer from sleeping automatically

I'm using the default Energy Save preferences on a MBPro running Mavericks. If iTunes is running, my computer will not go to sleep automatically even if iTunes is not playing (e.g., if I stop it by ...
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What are all of the preferences files used by iTunes X and iTunes XI?

Excluding anything in the iTunes Library, what and where (or full relative path is fine) are all of externally called files including preference list files etc used by iTunes X 10.6.3? And by iTunes ...
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Do I need a credit card on file to get free apps?

I am going to preface this by saying I don't think it is duplicate because the other questions are older and ever so slightly different.The only question that really might be a duplicate was asked ...
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Local WiFi sync in Mavericks 10.9.3 iTunes

With iTunes contact and calendar sync over USB reinstated in 10.9.3, does this change also reinstate the ability to locally synchronize over WiFi (i.e. not cloud sync) as is available in Mountain ...
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How can I run a partially referenced iTunes library?

I have a large number of MP4 videos (non-iTunes purchases) in my iTunes library, which is growing daily. Due to the space it's taking up, I plan to unload these files to an external HDD. Home Sharing ...
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How to easily rename voice memos in iTunes

Recorded by native Voice Memo app on iPhone 5, and then sync to iTunes. But found those displayed name of voice memos that are set when I was recording are different with real file names in iTunes ...
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Permissions of /Users keep changing back to drwxrwxrwx

I use the Disk Utility to repair it. But the permissions change back after reboot. Permissions differ on “private/etc/aliases”; should be lrwxr-xr-x ; they are -rwxr-xr-x . Permissions differ ...
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When I sync my ipad, why do most stuff just disappear in the PC copy?WhM

I've never really got my head round syncing, but my understanding is that when I sync my nearly full ipad to my PC,it should make a copy of everything on the ipad. But when I do that the file in ...
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iTunesU course with PDFs for personal use

I have a bunch of mp4's and PDF's as a part of a Spanish learning course downloaded off the Internet. I am trying to add the package to my iTunesU library so that it stays better organized and easy to ...
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How do I save a specific AC3 audio channel from an iTunes FairPlay protected movie?

I am wondering how can I save a specific AC3 audio channel from an iTunes DRM protected movie ? Right now the AC3 audio source is greyed out ! I am on Mavericks !
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iCloud Sync Borked on iPhone

My contacts, notes, and calendars on my iPhone all disappeared about a week ago, except for a few which look like contacts I have added directly on the phone. It took me a bit to realize it, but ...
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iPhone will not connect to iTunes after being disabled

I have a iPhone and it got disabled and told me to connect it to ITunes and when I did it would not connect. How to i fix my phone when it's not working.
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How do you configure fstab to work with a credential file?

Mavericks appears to have broken automount and the "auto_resources" solution for connecting SMB drives, like my Drobo FS, which houses my 2GB+ iTunes collection. After figuring out how to configure ...
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Songs bought from iTunes and those manually added show up in different albums in Music app

There was an album with 5 songs, 3 of them was uploaded to the band's BandCamp, 2 were not. So I just downloaded the 3 free songs and added them to iTunes library, and bought the other 2 from iTunes. ...
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Can I restore my new iPhone 5s 7.1.1 with my iphone 4s 7.0.4 itunes backup?

I have a 4s v7.0.4. I just bought a 5s and it was upgraded to 7.1.1, which I don't want. I did a manual backup of my 4s to itunes then deleted my 5s contents and settings and restored it using my 4s ...
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iTunes Home Sharing and Front Row

I know that Front Row is kind of out of date but I'd like to get this working. Two devices, a Mac Mini with 10.6.8 (freshly installed) and a Win7 64 PC. I enabled Home Share from PC iTunes; when I go ...
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Video (.mp4) playing in QuickTime but not in Finder Quick Look or iTunes

I just used ffmpeg to convert a video file's container from .mkv to mp4 (just changed the container; didn't re-encode). The resulting mp4 vid plays well on QuickTime and am very pleased with the ...
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Search / filter by genre in iTunes

Currently the only filters for search in iTunes are by song, album, artist and composer. Is there a way to search by genre in iTunes?
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iTunes suddenly rejecting mp4 downloads from torrent networks

For a while I have been able to add most videos coming from torrent network without problems unless they were avi encoded. But for a few weeks now, I have had to re-encode all of the mp4 videos that I ...
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Matching artists names in iTunes

I've noticed that after I put music into iTunes that is downloaded from an outside source, the songs sometimes have the artist names written slightly differently e.g: "James Blunt" "james Blunt" ...
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iTunes output goes exclusively to Airport Express when it should not

My AirPlay setup is messed up since a few days : I have headsets plugged to an Airport Express (AE) and it used to play music synchronously with my macmini, as expected. One day, while I did not do ...
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iPad 1 Software Update

A friend of mine has a first gen iPad that needs updating but doesn't have a computer to plug it into to do the update. Can I use my MBP without trashing my iTunes and her iTunes?
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Can't add music to iPhone anymore

I have seen this: Greyed out songs when trying to add from itunes to iphone? but though the issues are similar, I think my version has a different cause. Anyways, none of the answers there did work ...
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Deauthorize old user on my iTunes without their Apple ID

I think that my ex-boyfriend's music is still syncing with my iTunes. It is syncing via the cloud. We both used to share the iTunes and now he has his own on his own computer (I assume). Is there ...
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iTunes displays filenames instead of metadata for imported music

I'm using iTunes version 10.7.0.21. With music I've imported to iTunes (having ripped it elsewhere), it displays the filename rather than the metadata. This results in track numbers being included in ...
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Is it possible to access the raw audio files in the IOS itunes library from an app?

I have been looking into weather IOS developers have the ability to access the raw media files from the itunes library. I know you can 'query' a song and then pass that song to the media player, but I ...
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Wi-Fi not working on iOS 7.1-7.1.1 [closed]

I just have a quick question of anyone with iOS 7.1-7.1.1. I have been seeing that iOS 7.1-.1.1 is causing internet issues for people using it. I was just wondering if anyone could confirm or deny ...
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iTunes keeps losing its library

I'm running OSX Mavericks 10.9.2 and iTunes 11.1.5 on a 2012 Macbook Air. My iTunes library is, due to its size, stored on an external drive which is connected to my Time Capsule. The problem is that ...
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How do you delete albums (or large groups of songs) from your iOS device using iTunes Match?

I forced my iPhone to download everything in iCloud (create All Music playlist, download, wait...). Now I want to delete about 25% of my music from the device. iOS 7 only allows you to delete one song ...
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Can iTunes be configured to have the 'Store' be default screen at startup?

I like to use iTunes predominantly to check things out on the iTunes store (and make the occasional purchase), not to browse a library of downloaded media by default. Is there a setting or way to ...
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How to delete all music on my iPhone

How do I delete all the music on my iPhone. I tried doing it through iTunes but it says my collection is not managed by iTunes and I don't want to erase and sync because all my apps are nicely backed ...
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iOS iTunes downloads pause at 2MB

On my iPhone 5S, when downloading a song from iTunes (over both 4G and wifi), I get a consistently long pause/stop in the download when it reaches approximately 2MB downloaded. I've noticed this with ...
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How to put PDF files on an iPad?

I want to read PDF files in iBooks on an iPad. What is the current method to put PDF files on an iPad ? Is there a method that allows me to drag files somewhere so that the files will subsequently be ...
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Spontaneous and unwanted iTunes “reorganization”

I was using a Mac Book Pro OSX 10.6.8 and had burned a lot of my CDs onto it. I had never bought anything from the iTunes store. When opening iTunes one day I saw everything had changed - playlists ...
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How to stream iTunes content to Chromecast

Is it possible to stream my iTunes moves and TV series to my Chromecast? I've found some solutions on Google but I'd like to avoid tricky transcoding processes. What's the easiest solution?
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Spam SMS on iPhone - any chance of stopping it?

Possibly due to some in-app purchase done by a kid before the in-app purchasing was disabled, an iPhone 5S user receives this type of link weekly ...