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Questions tagged [itunes]

iTunes is an application available for macOS and Windows. It is used to manage & play media and sync data to iOS devices.

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Why is iTunes showing books that don't exist, and how can I delete them?

When I plug my iPhone in to sync I have a "Books" section in the menu of items on my device. In there are some old books that are no longer on my phone, at least that I can see. If I remember ...
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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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Podcast syncing via iCloud: Mark episodes as played/watched

I use iCloud to sync my podcast subscriptions across multiple devices (Macs, iPhone, Apple TV), and generally, it works: All my feeds and stations appear on all the devices. Also, the play position ...
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App-specific sound output devices

I am looking for a control / app for sound output control which has function that allows me to have selective sound output for any app that plays sound or music. Examples: I am playing music in ...
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Can't restore iPhone in order to downgrade

I just downloaded the iOS 11 beta from Apple's developer website, but I'm having such a headache downgrading back to iOS 10.3.2. I installed their provisioning profile from their website, as ...
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Some voice memos not playing on phone or itunes

I have a bunch of voice memos, all under ten minutes long. I frequently have trouble syncing them to iTunes--at the moment one in particular won't play on my phone (although it's listed with the ...
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How to verify that an iTunes backup is valid?

Is there a way to verify that a backup of an iPhone is valid (other than wiping the device and attempting to restore it :))? I've had a recent catastrophic incident involving an iTunes encrypted ...
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Apple Backup encrypted format specs? I need to decrypt part of a backup (for which I have the key) that iTunes won't restore

An odd one here: Encrypted iTunes backup backup completed successfully Key stored in the Keychain (since the first backup of this device a long while ago) Also stored in PasswordSafe and both ...
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iPhone only showing purchased music

Today I was editing my music library, deleting old songs and such, and then of course, synced my iTunes to my iPhone. Everything synced fine until I realized my iPhone was only showing music purchased ...
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Is it a bad practice to mount network/slow shares under `/Volumes`?

I'm using curlftpfs with macfuse to mount some ftp sites through automount. The mount directories for each share is in /Volumes folder. Now iTunes on each startup tries to read /Volumes/...
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How do I keep the iTunes Video Window from resizing

When watching videos or podcasts in a separate window in iTunes (10.4.1) OS X Snow Leopard, my preference is to place them at the bottom right of the screen. This is so I can keep browsing and working ...
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Windows: Can I set the folder where iTunes backs up my iPhone

I have a PC running Windows 10 with 2 Hard drives. C: smaller SSD which runs windows and Office D: large (2 TB) SATA that stores all my data. When iTunes backs up my iPhone to my PC, it will default ...
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How to sync iPhone X that has never been synced before with iTunes without losing any of the data?

How do I access iPhone backups on my iPhone when I connect it to iTunes, when the only options are: continue from backup, which is a backup of an iPhone I am still using, or start as new iPhone? I ...
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Apple Music doesn't let me play my song? (Music app problem!)

There is a certain song that I sync to my iPhone 6s from iTunes (newest version) that can't be played directly. Everytime I choose it, it show this: (In summary it recommend me to join Apple Music. (...
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Can iTunes stop playing songs that I have “disliked”?

I have songs in my library that I don't care for, and I don't want them to get chosen when iTunes is just randomly picking songs. It's really annoying to have to go through the list of upcoming songs ...
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How to download older version of an app for older devices?

Long story short, I recently deleted the Google YouTube app off my iPad 1 in hopes to fix some weird behavior. I planned to reinstall it right after, but to my dismay, it wouldn't let me download it ...
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Browse old versions of iTunes playlists via Time Machine?

I would like to look at some of my iTunes playlists and see their contents some months or a year ago. I know I can restore the whole iTunes library, then ask iTunes to open a non-default library when ...
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Streaming Content from Family Purchase

I have iTunes family sharing with several members of my family. Apple TV: I see the TV shows and movies I've purchased and I can stream them. I can also see the purchases from other members of my ...
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Syncing iPhone doesn't complete due to missing folder

Since recently my iPhone syncing to iTunes plays up with a dialog box saying Attempting to copy to the disk "Macintosh HD" failed. The required folder cannot be found. When I select the "OK" ...
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Is there a way to limit a smart playlist by the year field in iTunes 12

I run a rather complicated stack of smart playlists to populate my iPod with music and videos, from the top one that pulls out the files I added to my library first, to the middle range that sorts ...
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Change or remove artist pictures in iTunes 12

First, to make it perfectly clear, this is about Artist artwork, not Album artwork, since most of the questions I could find related to Artist artwork had answers referring to album or genre artwork ...
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Import XML Apple Music Playlist in iTunes

I have exported from iTunes the XML of a playlist followed on Apple Music (I have an active subscription Apple Music). Now I want to reimport it again so, I do that in iTunes, sync iCloud Library, ...
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How to change 'date added' to 'date modified' for a bunch of mp3 files?

Straight to the business. Recently I bought new Mac and unfortunately I didn't correctly import my old music library to iTunes. I always sort my music by 'Date Added' in iTunes, but since I imported ...
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Is there an official list for iTunes / iOS version compatibility?

I've found answers on this site stating that iOS 10 is not compatible with iTunes 12.2 (the latest iTunes version available for macOS 10.7). This helped with a problem I have. Is there an official ...
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How can I keep iTunes meta-information yet replace mp3 with AIFF?

I have invested a considerable amount of time to move my music collection from CD to Apple Lossless under iTunes. Earlier on and while short on disk space, I used MPEG encoding for some albums. I ...
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Repeatedly prompted to activate siri and iTunes opens — possibly Kinesis related

About once per minute, my computer asks me whether I want to activate Siri as in this other question. Per that question, I have enabled Siri then dis-enable it from system preferences -- did not fix ...
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Has Apple completely dropped support of the COM API for iTunes?

Apple used to provide a COM-based SDK for iTunes on Windows. This could be found via https://developer.apple.com/downloads/ and a search for iTunes COM. It appears as if the download has been removed. ...
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iTunes - Apple Music - songs are not playing

I am using Apple Music. Most of the time, if I choose the song, it wont play. Progress bar is fully filled, but not music. Sometimes, it is also jagged (1 min play, 1 min not). What to do with that? ...
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Permanent fix to Prevent iPhone Voice memos being duplicated on every iTunes Sync

This is the only thread that came up: Why is iTunes duplicating my Voice Memos? It's out of date and does not provide a solution, hack or workaround if one exists Neither does it say that this is ...
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Why are there empty circles next to these voice memos in itunes?

I am having a problem finding voice recordings in my iPad. I already had this problem on my phone and none of the blogs nor threads on Apple's site have worked. I upgraded to iTunes 12.1.2.27 On my ...
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Applescript play track does not add to “Up Next”

I'm having an issue with the play command. It seems that if I use this command to play a song within a playlist, it will play that song and then stop. What I'm seeing is that it will play that song ...
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Does Home Sharing require Internet access for movies?

Experience already tells me the answer is 'yes', but I'm curious if anyone has a reference. Recently, my cable internet went out. I think: no problem, I've got all kinds of purchased movies and TV ...
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How to turn off iTunes Store localisation?

The iTunes Store has an annoying habit of localising song metadata based on the system language: for instance, if I have my system language set to English but buy from the Japanese iTunes store, the ...
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Change video Release Date in iTunes

Until now, I could change Release Date on videos without problem. But, from now, If the video hasn't Release Date field, when I tried to edit, it always appears 05/06/05 on that field and I could not ...
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custom ringtone on iphone5s using linux?

I have an iPhone 5s. I want to have my own custom ringtone on my iPhone. But is there any way to do this without the (really time consuming) way of starting up computer, start iTunes, connect iPhone ...
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Automatically update apps in iTunes

Since iOS7 installed applications on iPhone and iPad are automatically updated. Is there any way to also automatically update the applications in the iTunes library (either direct or indirect via an ...
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Automatically download iTunes Season Pass episodes?

I have three active iTunes Season Passes for various shows, the first ones I've gotten in years. However, it seems that apparently the episodes don't auto-download anymore? Is that right? And you can'...
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Have iTunes Link maker show localized images?

Using the iTunes Link Maker, is there a way to have the "Available on the App Store" image show up localized? The image (the one with the black background below) always show up in English and having ...
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iPod Touch 3rd generation is not visible in iTunes after Mountain Lion update

I'd updated my Macbook to Mountain Lion, everything works fine. In fact, iPod Touch 4th generation is also visible in iTunes but iPod touch 3rd generation is not appearing in iTunes. Please find ...
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How do I rip out the apple's m4v subtitle?

How do I rip out the apple's m4v video format's subtitle for reading? Personally sometimes I just want to read through what the video said rather than having to go through the video. Does any one ...
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Temporarily use a 16GB iPhone restoring data from a 64gb iPhone back up

I have to send my iPhone 64GB to repair and I will have to temporary use a 16GB device. The same problem was described in this post, but I am actually struggling to understand how to practically ...
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Transfer a voice memo in iPhone directly into Music app

I want to play the voice memos using Music app on my iPhone as it has a loop feature which the Voice Memos app doesn't. But right now the only way I've been able to do it is by AirDropping from Voice ...
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Why can't I import AAC files downloaded with youtube-dl into iTunes?

When I download a song with youtube-dl into AAC, then I cannot import it into iTunes. iTunes doesn't give an error. It just ignores it. youtube-dl -x --audio-format aac https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
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Why doesn't iTunes allow to search for podcasts related to Uyghurs?

It just occurred to me while trying to locate an old podcast on Uyghurs that iTunes doesn't allow to filter your podcasts based on that word, but allows to filter podcasts for other words such as ...
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How can I securely erase an iPod Classic?

I have an iPod Classic 120GB model A1238 (Everymac.com) that I'd like to ebay. I discovered how to perform a restore both with and without a Mac. However, afterward my name still appears in the ...
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iTunes on iPhone not working properly

iTunes on my iPhone used to start playlist via bluetooth where it left off. Now it always starts at the beginning of the playlist when it reconnects. How to I get iTunes to work properly again?
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How does iTunes know where the iBooks are?

I wanted two user accounts and the admin account on the MacBook Pre (2012) to have the same iTunes library (not family sharing nor the older sharing option). Changed the path in iTunes preferences, ...
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iPod Click Wheel (4G Classic) crashes in the manner of refusing to wake up and I can't seem to figure out why

I've had this iPod since 2009 and it's been running a 32GB CF card via adapter. For seven years I've had no problems with it until I wanted to rebuild my library from scratch. All the files I've had ...
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I can't put a star rating on a song in iTunes

I noticed that I have a song on iTunes that I cannot give a star rating to. The stars are grayed out. So I went to my iPad & iPhone to see if I could rate it there. The music apps didn't have ...
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Content Restrictions

I was trying to download a song from iTunes, but a sign "this item can't be played because it contains explicit content" appeared on my screen. I allowed explicit content for Music in restrictions, ...