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Adding “Explicit” Label to Songs

When transferring a song from a CD to my iTunes library (or downloading an .mp3), I've noticed that Explicit and Clean labels are not present (as seen below). I've already added all the information ...
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Good free audio converter for OS X Lion?

Am trying to find a simple audio converter to convert various m4a, wma, mp3, and flac files to standard mp3 128KB VBR (for an ancient mp3 player with limited storage). I'm probably only going to use ...
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How to get and set metadata of a m4a file?

I am trying to automate some changes in m4a metadata and would prefer doing it through AppleScript other than popular solutions like mutagen. How can I address m4a files metadata? I need not only ...
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How to identify codec (AAC vs ALAC) used in an m4a file

Given that the m4a format is merely a container, and can contain music encoded with a lossy (AAC) or lossless (ALAC) codec, is there a simple way to determine which codec was used for a given file?
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How can I convert an m4a to mov?

I have a m4a audio file that I need to convert to a mov file. How can I do this?
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How to re-encode iTunes m4a files to mp3

I want to convert some of my iTunes m4a files to mp3 files but because I have multiple iTunes accounts, iTunes wont play these files due to computer authorisation issues therefore I can't use iTunes ...
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How to build a simple app that turns text to m4a files

I'm learning Chinese and want a way to quickly generate and save words and phrases to m4a files. I've managed to do pretty much what I want in terminal, but I can't seem to figure out how to make an ...
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Convert ALAC to aac 128k with all metadata intact

I have about 300 gigs of ALAC files (m4a container) with well groomed metadata, album art, etc. (Original source: CD rips with dbPowerAmp). I want to convert my music library to 128kbps AAC (still ...
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Does iTunes put my iTunes account information in track files when I import CD albums?

Does iTunes put my iTunes account information in track files when I import CD albums? I never shared any music because I prefer to buy original CDs but if someone stoles some files of mine can my ...
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How to replace an MP3 or M4A in iTunes with a higher quality file, without having to re-do playlists containing the track?

I have in my iTunes library some songs that, years ago, I ripped from CDs at bit rates of only 128kbps. Storage is cheap now and I'd like to replace those songs with higher-quality versions (e.g. ...
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How to replace mp3 files with m4a versions in itunes?

A few points before I get into my question/issue: I am not looking for a way to convert file formats. The library and all music is located on another Mac on the local network (so it is not indexed ...
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copy song info from mp3 file to aac file from terminal

I am trying to create a script that performs various conversions between formats of audio files. In one particular step, I use afconvert in Terminal to convert an mp3 to aac(mpeg4/m4a), but in this ...
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Merge multiple m4a files

Is there an easy way to do this? I have several folders with music files that I want to join. So it would be good if there is a batch solution to this problem.
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How do I remove the “video” flag from a transcoded .m4a file?

I transcoded a bunch of music videos downloaded for free from the iTunes Store to audio only .m4as in the Finder, following the hint at ...
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Best way to convert MP3 audiobooks to M4B ones?

I am looking for the best way to convert convert MP3 audiobooks to M4B ones. Minimize the quality loose on recompression. Optionally be able to auto-choose best M4A/M4B compression method based on ...