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How can I convert iPhone .m4a recordings to a more common and lossless format?

what's the best way to convert .m4a to a more common song format, like mp3 etc. The m4a files are recorded by the iPhone and my machine runs windows vista home premium 32-bit sp2 I want it to be as ...
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What are some unusual uses of the MacBook trackpad?

You know, the MacBook has such a beautiful trackpad. Are there applications that use its power for music-making, drawing, or anything else unusual?
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Make iTunes handle albums with different artists

I'm a big fan of ocremix.org and I have quite a few tracks from that community. However, when looking at my music in Album view, it seems to be fairly arbitrary as to how it combines artist and album ...
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songs about OS X or iOS?

I know of just one song, but are there other songs out there? James Dempsey - Model View Controller
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How to: Create a playlist with full albums for which one (or more) of its contained tracks has a 5 star rating?

I am looking for a tool/script/javascript to run within windows against my iTunes database that will produce a playlist of "all albums for which I have given five stars to any one song." I can easily ...
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What cheap option is there to use a Mac to produce quality 'Videosongs'?

Some of you must be familiar with Videosongs, like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uolz7V12evc The idea is: What you see is what you hear. (No lip-syncing for instruments or voice) If you ...
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How can I transfer non-paid music from my iPod back to my PC? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Transferring music from iPod Touch to PC? I have some music ripped from my own CDs on my iPod Touch. Recently, I lost those CDs (well, I still have one but it's too ...
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What is the optimal setting for importing CDs?

When you use iTunes to import a CD you have several options -- "AAC Encoder," "AIFF Encoder," etc. I'd like to have the best possible sound quality and avoid any sort of lossy compression. Which ...
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Can iTunes pause a specified amount of time after a particular track?

It's possible to get iTunes to start a song in the middle, say, after a long introductory section. (This is great for party mixes, where one doesn't want to interrupt the energy of a mix.) In a ...
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What is the best way to listen to music in my shower/bathroom from iTunes?

I have all of my music catalogged in iTunes, and have no intentions of changing the software I use to listen to it. Therefore, I came here to gain some advice on the easiest/cheapest way to listen to ...
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Streaming music paid app

I am getting really annoyed by the number of ads that I get in Pandora and am considering shelling out $36 for the paid version. Are there other streaming music iPhone apps that I can review before I ...
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Mac music library app?

What are some alternatives to iTunes for managing music on a mac? It should uspport flac files.
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How do I stop automatic Bluetooth streaming?

When my iPhone connects to Sync in my Ford truck it automatically starts playing music on my iPhone. This kills the battery. Autoplay on the Sync system is off.
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Playing Hi-Res audio files on mac with M-audio Revolution 5.1

I have audio file with 192Khz/24bit sound, and Revo 5.1 and driver for Snow Leopard. This driver is not official, and it is only the kext, without any GUI, and I can't see sound quality playing right ...
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Mac music tagging software

Since the switch from Windows to Mac, I've been looking for a good music tagging application for Mac OS X. I've tried apps such as Tagalicious, TriTag and a few other apps, but none have made me ...
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Is it possible for my HTC phone to interupt my music when I receive a call?

I frequently miss incoming telephone calls because I am listening to my iPod Touch. Does anyone know if it's possible for my iPod to detect incoming calls on my mobile phone (an HTC Desire) and alert ...
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Remove seconds of silence at end of GarageBand exports

Whenever I export a song to disk from GarageBand, it automatically adds a few seconds of silence to the end. I don't want that silence, as the files I'm exporting are sound effect mixes to be played ...
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iTunes to iPhone cannot sync parts of the iTunes music library

I'm using iTunes on Windows and I have my Music Library. Recently I added some music (Mafia II soundtrack I purchased with the game) to the local iTunes Library, but the neither the Artist, nor the ...
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How can I read full song title on my iPod touch or iPhone?

When I play or select songs on my iPod touch 4G I often can not read the full title of the song when it is very long. In all views (Coverflow front, coverflow back, now playing portrait mode, ...
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MXL USB Mic on an iPad 2?

I am considering getting an iPad 2 because of the support for inputting an electric guitar in via an Apogee JAM device. However, part of my bigger picture is to take an MXL .009 USB Condensor Mic into ...
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iPhone Music Playing App That Uses Album Artist?

I have a lot of compilation albums where each track is by a different artist, but I have the Album Artist tag set to "Various Artists" (or in the case of some soundtracks, the main artist's name). ...
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Can all music and playlists/ratings be transferred back from an iPod Touch to a PC?

How can I get my songs from my iPod Touch to my PC? Some of the songs were purchased through iTunes, and others were ripped from CDs. This is what happened: The iPod Touch was set up to sync with ...
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How can I leverage multiple iTunes libraries in a LAN to create an office jukebox?

Well, we all have Macs, we all have iTunes, and we want to be able to democratically enqueue songs on one of our Macs while being able to choose from everyone's iTunes libraries. Is there such a ...
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software for autoslicing a song

I'm searching a program for slicing a song (MP3, wav, whatever) automatically in different patterns.
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How can I make my Macbook Pro's headphone jack stop “humming”?

Switched recently from a Lenovo PC and one thing on my mac bothered me. Headphones plugged into my Macbook pro 13" (latest version) "hum" with static when there is no audio playing. Then after a short ...
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How to stream iTunes content to Apple TV 2G without a Mac or PC?

I would like to upgrade my 1st-gen Apple TV and was wondering if it is possible to stream to new Apple TV from a NAS drive with iTunes server or an alternate method. I am not willing to go XBMC way ...
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iPhone music is skipping

Some of the music on my iPhone 4G 32Gig started skipping intermittently when I play it on the phone. These are mp3 files synch'd to the iPhone through iTunes from my Windows 7 laptop. I have filled ...
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Can I move my iTunes library to a network drive?

The question title pretty much says it all. I'd like to be able to free up space on my iMac G5's hard drive. I had considered upgrading the drive, but moving it off the Mac seems like it'd be a better ...
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Alternative to iTunes?

Over the past decade I've come to acquire a random selection of large hard disks from my older computers. While most of the stuff on it isn't vital, there are fair bits of music I made over the years ...
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Is it possible to purchase music on an iPhone without iTunes?

Do any music stores beyond iTunes exist that allow you to legally purchase content on an iPhone? That is to say, is it possible to purchase music without connecting to a computer? Streaming or ...
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Making music CDs with ITunes

I have 4 CDs I made from music tracks using iTunes and I was wondering if those are MP3 or some other format. Is it possible to read them with a non-MP3 player, such as a car CD player?
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Is it possible to crossfade songs on an iPhone?

Is it possible to crossfade songs on an iPhone that are played through the iPod app? If there is no native way to do this, are there any apps that can do this?
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How to access windows shared directory for music files?

I would like to access music files on windows from my iPad. Is it possible? I really don't think it is a good idea to transfer music files to my ipad since I use ipad at home anyway.
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Music Tracker Software allowing Keyboard Input for Playing Piano

I'm looking for a piece of software that is a tracking studio, that allows you to use your keyboard to perform at least piano parts, or at best, any instrument. Needless to say I mean keyboard as in ...
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View metadata for song currently playing on iPhone

Is there any way to view metadata (such as composer, genre, year etc) for a song that is currently playing on an iPhone? If there is no way to do so, and no apps which can do this, does the iOS API ...
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After update (to 4.2) iOS says I have “723” songs, but “iPod.app” says “No Content”

I have just updated to 4.2, and the space for my music is still taken according to iTunes, and the device "About" screen says I have 723 songs, but I cannot see it in the iPod app. I assume that ...
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Rhapsody + Mac OS X

I've been using the music service Rhapsody for over a month now, and I really like it on my iPhone. Unfortunately, I spend most of my time in front of my computer, programming. I'm kind of so-so on ...
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How to share an iTunes library with other user accounts on the same machine?

I would like to share the iTunes library my the account of my wife. But (in importance order): files should not be duplicated playlist and rating are user dependent podcast are user dependent ...
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Is there free software for recognizing a song when it plays?

I have few .mp3 file that have no name or have a wrong name(artist name and song name) is there any free software exist to recognized what exactly this song is(by playing the song and this software ...
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Why do compilation albums sometimes show up as 100s of identical album covers?

Does anyone know, why some compilation albums (purchased on iTunes Shop) sometimes appear as 100s of album covers in the album overview? (as opposed to what one would expect, just 1 album or atleast ...
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How can I know exactly which songs I have purchased from iTunes?

The purchase history of iTunes and the email receipts don't show me exactly which version (i.e. album and song number) of a song I have previously purchased. How can I view this information?
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How can I reduce the volume of music on my iPhone?

Some songs on my iPhone are quite loud. I've got the volume on the lowest step, but it's still too loud. I'm using Apple's in-ear headset; perhaps it's simply louder than the regular one. At least I ...
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Is there an iPhone 4 car kit for charging, music, and hands-free calls?

Is there an iPhone 4 compatible Car Kit which supports charging, playing Music through the car stereo + Hands Free Calls? I've looked at a few kits, eg from Parrot but not many (if any?) seems to be ...
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How do you prevent an iPod Classic (and other iPods) from losing ratings on sync

On a number of occasions I have synced my iPod after several months of ratings only to have all of my meticulously applied stars get erased from the iPod Classic. I switched from the more convenient ...
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Is there a way to remove the artist name from a large number of titles in itunes?

I have a few hundred mp3's which are labeled, e.g., "Rush - 01 - actual title of song". Is there a way to automatically remove "Rush - XX - " form the title names?
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iPhone sometimes goes to sleep running Pandora, sometimes doesn't

I use my iPhone4 to listen to Pandora radio at work. I have it plugged in to a standard charge/sync cable, and a headphone jack to my speakers. Sometimes the screen stays on indefinitely, showing me ...
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Is there are place to report missing/incorrect album art to the iTunes team?

I know there are various ways to get/replace album art in iTunes and other questions about that. Some of them don't provide as good quality art as from iTunes (Store). Some of them also inflate file ...
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Verify that entries in iTunes are actually on disk

I have a ton and a half of songs in my iTunes (Windows 7). I recently consolidated my library from 3 different Hard Drives. I also deleted some of the unwanted music folders on my C Drive (but I ...
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Consolidating music from three drives to one

I am trying to consolidate my music and videos on my Laptop. It is in 3 places: C:\Users\RajMore\Music D:\Entertainment\Audio E:\Entertainment\Audio I want to put all the music in a single ...
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Adding MP3s to iTunes 10 Doesn't Work For Some Files

I have recently upgraded to iTunes 10. I had some MP3 files which I would like to add to the library. In the past I have dragged the folder into the iTunes "Library" section which has added all the ...