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

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iTunes 12: How to cycle through View Options with script/shortcut?

I'm trying to writing an applescript that cycles through Songs, Albums, Artists, Composers, Genres, and back to Songs. There is nothing in applescript Dictionary with regards to this, so I have to ...
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iTunes new song notifications: how to turn off when using miniplayer?

I really like that iTunes (Yosemite, iTunes 12) shows OS notifications when a new song comes up. But when I am using iTunes in miniplayer mode, I don't need these notifications. Is there a way to get ...
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How Do You Change The Default Genre Artwork in iTunes?

If you look at the album art for "Alternative Rock" and "Electronica," iTunes automatically puts up default album artwork and for specific cases, like "Acoustic Rock," it uses the album art of the ...
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When syncing books on iPad, library shown in iBooks also contains books no longer in iBooks

I add and remove books en PDFs to en from iBooks. When wanting to sync my books and PDFs on my iPad, through iTunes, the list of books and PDFs available for my iPad (from iBooks) shown under 'Books', ...
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iTunes keeps starting automatically

With 10.9 iTunes keeps starting automatically after few minutes and I don’t know why. I quit it and 3 minutes later, its starts again. The problem persist after reboots. This lines show up in the ...
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Backup iPhone to external drive on Mac

What is the best technique for changing the backup location of one's iPhone to an external drive. It would seem that with small SSD's (256GB) and very large iOS devices (128GB) that Apple would easily ...
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Managing giant eBook collection with iPad after iTunes update broke compatibility with Calibre?

In an effort to upgrade security, a recent iTunes update broke functionality to Calibre - my favorite eBook management tool. Now I am without a way to effectively manage my eBook collection in a ...
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How do I sync my music and video from iTunes to new iPhone 6?

In trying to sync my music and video to my new iPhone 6, I noticed that all of the music and videos that I purchased downloaded to my new phone but all of the ones that I had ripped from CDs did not. ...
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I Pay for iTunes Match So Why Does iTunes Radio Now Have Ads (iTunes 12.0.1.26)

I pay for iTunes Match, account is in good standing, auto-renew is turned on. I just update to iTunes 12.0.1.26 now I have ads when using iTunes radio. How do I get rid of them? I've already tried ...
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Transferring purchases from iPhone to iTunes - Why is it necessary?

When trying to restore my iPhone 5s to 7.0.4 via iTunes I get this message: There are purchased items on the iPhone “X’s iPhone” that have not been transferred to your iTunes library. You should ...
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iBooks series metadata

In iBooks on 10.10, books can have series metadata as shown in the image. What metadata do I need to add to an external epub (i.e. not from ibook store) so that it can be displayed as a series?
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How do I resolve duplicate “in the cloud” songs in iTunes 11?

When I installed iTunes 11, for some reason it re-downloaded all my purchased "in the cloud" songs even though they were already in my library. So now I have duplicate songs, one that matches the ...
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How can I get my albums to sort by track numbers in iTunes 11's expanded view?

I've been trying to figure out why my track sort order is wrong in iTunes 11. I have track metadata, and sorting by Album in the songs view works fine, but in the expanded view my tracks appear in ...
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MP4 movie does play in QuickTime but not in iTunes

I have one MP4 movie that plays just fine in QuickTime (I've run it from beginning to end without problem). However, when I imported it into iTunes, it can load but cannot play. Clicking on the ...
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iTunes not showing app update description texts

I have a very weird problem with iTunes lately. When I go to Apps → Updates, all apps that show up there, don't have an update description text. The app is displayed, its version is displayed, vendor, ...
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Apple TV 3G can't connect to Windows iTunes home sharing library

I'm trying to connect my 3rd generation Apple TV to iTunes on Windows 7 via iTunes home sharing, but when I "click" the Computers icon on the Apple TV, it shows an error message stating that it can't ...
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Why is iTunes not shuffling songs but albums?

I am currently running iTunes 12.0.1.26 on OS X 10.10 (Yosemite), and every time I try to play any set of songs randomly the songs get grouped by album. I have had this problem with previous versions ...
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Is handoff / continuity (iOS 8) supported in iTunes?

I'd love to be able to control my currently playing iPhone song from my Mac. Does anyone know if handoff / continuity is supported in iOS 8 Music.app?
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Remove iOS8 install file from iPad [duplicate]

I have an iPad 3, running iOS7. Following some articles I read, alleging to degraded performance undr iOS8, I decided to not upgrade (if anyone can contribute any experience to the contrary - I'd be ...
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A REAL iTunes server on NAS

I am certainly not the only one dealing with the issue (looking into questions here which deal with some aspects related to an iTunes Server or looking at the Apple Support Forum). So I ask: What is ...
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How to transfer iPhone playlists to computer?

I've previously made all my playlists on my computer. However recently I made a few playlists on my iPhone and when I synced the phone to my computer the playlists didn't show up in iTunes. How can I ...
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How to sync new songs from a new laptop using iTunes v11.04?

I had an older laptop (Windows 7) with which i used to synchronize my songs on to iPod Nano using the iTunes v10.0. But recently I have shifted to a newer laptop with (Windows8.1) I have the setting ...
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How to update or downgrade my iPad 3 that has a jailbreak?

I have iPad 3 (model A1416 Wi-Fi only). It was using iOS 5.1.1 and I have then jailbroken it. Unfortunately I allowed the device to update automatically, and didn't save the SSH blobs or any other ...
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Songs missing on iOS 8 after sync

So, a radical edit, since I'm still having issues, and it's NOT the upgrade process, it's just the sync process. Anyways, when I sync my phone to iTunes, a lot of my song files disappear from my ...
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Is there a way to stream video to an Apple TV without iTunes?

Can I stream video to an Apple TV without using iTunes? iTunes is good, but if I can have another way to stream video, it would be great.
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Ogg Vorbis/FLAC Support for OS X 10.10

I used to playback Ogg Vorbis and FLAC files (in iTunes) with this QuickTime plugin: https://www.xiph.org/quicktime/ But this no longer seems to work in OS X 10.10 (probably also in 10.9, I don't ...
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Music files don't copy from iTunes to iPhone, appear grey with a dotted circle

When I drag music files from iTunes (desktop) onto a connected iPhone, many times the files just don't copy to the iPhone - the tracks appear in the list on iPhone, albeit grey and the most-left ...
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Restore ebooks (PDF) from iTunes backup?

Upon opening iBooks.app on my clean Mavericks install, I noticed that all my ebooks from other sources than the iBooks Store were missing. Of course, they're not saved in iCloud. So I wanted to ...
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Mini iPad with ios8 sync thru iTunes 11 on pc

My. Sync cancels randomly since upgrading to iOS 8. Can anyone tell me why please? I have over 1000 books and it cancels anywhere from like 20 to 100 books at a time... Very irritating. It takes a ...
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Show grouping field by default in iTunes Info Window

This is really really annoying when you manage your iTunes library in a good way, but Yosemite seems to strip out the 'Grouping' field when editing a track in the Info window. Is there any way to get ...
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Why is Home Sharing not working with iPhone?

I have a Mac Mini with iTunes 10.2.1 installed, I enabled home sharing in the preferences and the Advanced menu. I also have an iPhone 4, which I enabled home sharing on using the same username and ...
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App Store Updates not working

I'm running Mavericks (10.9.5) and it has been working without problems since months. Recently I can't install updates from the App Store. Since today, the App Store doesn't even show icons anymore. ...
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A question about syncing the IPad with Win XP and Win 8.1

I use an IPad, a Windows XP SP3 desktop and a Windows 8.1 laptop. I usually use the IPad and I delete emails from there. I do not know how to sync all three of these machines to get rid of the deleted ...
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If Yosemite is free, why do I have to verify billing info?

I am unable to upgrade to Yosemite because when I press the "Free" button it takes me to a page where I must verify my billing info., then when I press done, it gives me "your payment method was ...
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Shortcut Keys do not work any more

Previously when editing the information about a song, you could press Alt+G to go to the Genre, or Alt+A to the artist. This seems to not work in the latest iTunes 12. Is there a way to get the ...
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Music disappears from iPod Classic after disconnecting from computer

I've got a somewhat puzzling problem here (or at least, I find it puzzling). I'm going to go into great detail in the hope that it helps someone to point me in the right direction, and also in the ...
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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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Re download app with redeemed code

I have a set of redeem codes associated to a VPP purchase. I went ot my phone itunes and entered the first code. The app download started automatically. Unfortunately, due to a network problem, the ...
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iTunes sync stuck on step 5: Importing Photos

When I'm trying to sync my iPad 4 (iOS7) using my Macbook (Mavericks) it stucks on the stage "Importing photos". It was syncing for more than 9 hours with absolutely no progress until I cancelled it. ...
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How do I sync podcasts added in the iPhone's Podcasts app to iTunes on OS X?

I added some podcasts from the iTunes store to the iPhone Podcasts app version 1.2.3 on iOS 6.1.3. My iTunes 11.0.5 sync settings for this phone's podcasts is sync podcasts, and automatically include ...
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Downgrading from iOS 8.1 beta 2 to iOS 8.0.2

I have to use a backup of my iPhone but iTunes says that is not compatible with the beta distribution. So I need to downgrade to iOS 8.0.2 but it seems not possible. Any Idea? Now I'm downloading ...
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Duplicate songs when sync with iPad 1

When I connect my first-gen iPad to my Mac, I have in duplicates in my iTunes. This song have a gray font and have a circle next to their names. Here is a screenshot: Any idea how to remove this ...
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How to update apps in iTunes 11.3?

I'm on OS X 10.9.4, with iTunes 11.3.1. I got a new phone and am trying to get it set up on a new mac. Previous to this, I already sync'd the phone to an older mac (to get all my old apps and data ...
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Re-download apps with second computer/device

My situation: I have an iPhone with synced to my computer and my wife just bought an iPad (in shipment) which she will sync to her computer. We want to use my Apple ID on both computers/devices so ...
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How do I make iTunes play slower or faster? I want to play CDs slower for a course I am on.

I want to play videos in iTunes faster (1x, 2x, double speed, etc.) or maybe slower. How do I do that?
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How to easily delete duplicates from iTunes

Over the years I've accumulated a fairly large iTunes library, with a number of duplicates (for instance, I have compilation CDs which have some songs I already had from the original CD, etc.). Is ...
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How to use different accounts (of different countries) for iTunes and iBookstore on iPhone or iPad?

Simply stated, it is I bought quite a bit of Music and Movies from my native country (be it Hong Kong, France, Italy, etc). However, the iBookstore for that country has very few books on the ...
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Album and Artist not showing recent download

I pre-ordered an album off iTunes. It became available today. But when I checked my albums on my phone, I saw one song (I had downloaded for free through the bands website) but nothing else was there. ...
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iTunes Shared Libraries on iOS

I have a number of iTunes users in my household, and most of us choose to share our extensive iTunes libraries over the local network. This is all well and good when I want to listen to something on a ...
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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 ...