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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Replace iTunes playcount with previous library using Applescript loop

After updating my iTunes library to iCloud, the play count of some has been messed up. I was thinking of fixing the missing data by using an Apple Script loop. The loop should scan the playcount of ...
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iTunes 12.2 import playlist issue

I branched Exportify to output in an iTunes friendly format, and have used it to move my Spotify playlists over to iTunes. It mostly works, except the import process seems incapable of adding songs ...
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Synced TV Shows Not Appearing in iPhone 'Videos'

I have tried syncing several episodes of a TV show (from a DVD ripped via Handbrake) to my iPhone 6 running iOS 8.3.2. However, when I open "Videos" and look at the TV Shows tab, I do not see them. ...
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iTunes playback getting frequent (5+/min) dropouts

I'm having the exact same symptoms as this user. However, I don't (like that user) have FileVault on, nor are my hard drives sleeping whenever possible (as per energy saving settings). My music ...
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iMovie in iPad cannot find clips after sync with laptop

The kids have loved making movies in iMovie on the iPad. So much so that they filled it with their clips. So I synced to my laptop and selected the "delete from device" option in Photos figuring that ...
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Why can't I skip ahead on a song or podcast in iTunes?

All of a sudden, while playing a song on the itunes store or a podcast on the podcast store, I can't skip ahead to a specific time. When I click ahead, the cursor reaches that location, then ...
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Moved NAS, need to repoint iTunes

I had a fully working iTunes library, the .itl on my MBP, and music in my organised folders on my NAS share. This setup I would like to keep as iTunes manages my iPod but nothing else. So I don't ...
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Applescript and iTunes: enable shuffle by song or album and play?

The documentation for shuffle/shufflable in the iTunes Applescript dictionary is really confusing, at least for me. As I read it shuffle seems to be a property of a playlist (not a state of the ...
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Have iTunes on Mac show the iPad with wi-fi

Usually, when I launch iTunes on my Mac and I have my iPad on nearby, iTunes shows the iPad at the top right. Then I can do a backup of my iPad in wi-fi. Sometimes, randomly, iTunes fails to show ...
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Does iTunes Mac version 12.1.0.50 know about iCloud Photos?

My iPad Mini reports in General | Usage that it is using 440 MB for photos and camera. iTunes Mac version 12.1.0.50 reports my iPad Mini is using 13.05 GB for photos, and that the device is Over ...
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iTunes slow movie download and does not resume after paused playback

iTunes 12.1.0.50 on OS X 10.8.5 MacBook Air is showing weird behavior recently. When I rent a movie from the iTunes store I have the following problems: download is incredibly slow (ETA keeps going ...
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itunes 12 renaming song database

I have a Nas with my iTunes library, /Volumes/music is my itunes mediafolder. I created one playlist and today I have something strange for some songs +------------+-----------------+----------------...
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Mp3 file sounds fine in some media players but not others

I have a number of mp3 files that I encoded via LAME from the original super nes sound files. They sound fine in the following: Windows Media Player Foobar2000 (windows) VLC (all platforms) ...
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Is there a way to show import errors in iTunes?

When importing video files into iTunes (through either File > Add to Library, drag and drop, or the automatic import folder), is there a way to show errors or a log explaining why a file was not ...
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Prevent iTunes 12 for Windows from stopping podcast update

There are some podcasts that I listen to infrequently, but when I do, I want to listen to all of the previous episodes. After I stop listening for a while, however, iTunes stops updating automatically....
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Want to dis-associate an Apple ID (for iPad) with my iTunes acct on MBP

I made mistake of using my iTunes account to sync and update my wife's iPad, and used her ID for this. Result, all of her apps merged with my apps for my iPhone & iPad. Got rid of those, but her ...
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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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How do I add a cover image to an iBook that lacks one?

I have several iBooks, purchased from the iBooks store that either never had cover images (typically because they are inexpensive "generics") or have "lost" them on iOS (for reasons that aren't clear; ...
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How do I sync a current iPhone to new mac? With no prior itunes backups

I've always synced to iCloud for my backup. I got a macbook pro and would like to sync it with itunes, but not lose my apps and photos and whatnot. How can i prevent it from erasing everything and ...
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Why iPad Air 16GB WiFi shows wrong amount of storage space free?

I clean my iPad regularly and I noticed that my storage space doesn't show true free space. I have used 12.8GB for apps. It shows 7.7GB available and 5.1GB used. I used calculator and it shows I ...
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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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Show In Playlist functionality

I frequently use the "Show In Playlist feature" to pick songs so I can play songs that I have not played before. However, I have multiple copies of the same song - some are the same version, some are ...
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How do I prevent timing out when coping files to my iPad/iPhone?

I've been copying dvd rips to my son's iPad. But quite often it would time out like the device has been unplugged. I get similar error when copying music to my wife's iPhone. And the only solution is ...
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Line breaks often missing from lyrics on iPod

I like an orderly and well-documented music library, and one of the first things I do when I get new songs is to find the lyrics and put them on iTunes for my personal use. However, for several songs, ...
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When changing the file for a song in iTunes, the new file is not transferred to my iPod

In my iTunes library, sometimes I replace a low bit rate song that I have with a high bit rate version, such as by using the version found in iTunes Match's database. However, when I sync my iPod with ...
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iTunes: bulk edit/update paths to music files

I had to change a path from /a/b/c/d/<hundreds of files>.mp3 to /a/b/c/<hundreds of files>.mp3 Is there some way to bulk update this information? I'm using iTunes 11 on Mountain Lion
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How to get iTunes Match to match correctly on boxed sets?

Here's a concrete example: The Beatles Mono and Stereo remastered box sets from 2009. How do I ensure each is: matched to a box set, not individual albums. matched to the correct mono or stereo ...
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Disable scrolling in iCal and iTunes when apps aren't selected

Sometimes I'll have iCal or iTunes open alongside another app, and I'll accidentally scroll up or down while the mouse is hovering over iCal or iTunes and it will actually scroll even though neither ...
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1080p movies won't play on my PC laptop

Is there a problem with the specs on the iTunes help page regarding 1080p requirements? I have Windows 7 64-bit, an i7 quad-core, iTunes 10.7, 16 GB of RAM, NVIDIA GT 540M 2GB, and a 1080p display. ...
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iTunes doesn't sync all titles from a Playlist

I'm facing some issues synchronizing an iTunes playlist with my iPod Touch, 3G, iOS 5.1.1. My iTunes version is 10.6.3.25. My playlist contains 180 mp3-podcasts. If I want to synchronize it with my ...
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Is there a way to fine tune which folders inside a source are included as local files in spotify?

I have installed spotify on my mac quite some time ago, and I'm very happy with it, except for one thing: the local files feature. When I select iTunes as a source of local files, it also includes ...
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Songs refuse to transfer to iPad

I'm copying an album of non-DRM songs from iTunes (where they all play just fine) to an iPad. Three of the songs on the album were downloaded through the Bandcamp purchase interface (let's call it ...
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How can I “allow simultaneous downloads” but only for different podcast sources?

I have subscribed to some 40+ different podcasts. Occasionally, I am off-line for a few days, so some daily podcasts have several new episodes when I get back. If I select 'get all', iTunes tries to ...
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Airplay speakers stop playing when VPN connection is established

I have Zeppelin Air from B&W which works great most of the time. However during VPN connection to different work places during VPN connection Airplay stops playing. If I then go to iTunes and play ...
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iPod touch calendar - all of my events AM and PM are switched

So I recently got an iPod touch and synced it with my computer. I set it up to sync with iCal. Unfortunately, on my iPod, all of my events are switched from AM to PM and vice versa. Or at least they ...
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Jailbroken iPad enters safe mode while Wi-Fi syncing

When I arrive at my house, I manually start Wi-Fi Sync (Settings > General > iTunes Wi-Fi Sync > Sync Now) to back up my data. But sometimes my iPad crashes into Safe Mode during this process. I ...
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importing pictures from iphone to PC

Does anyone know anyway to make the iTunes sync photos taken using camera on my phone into my PC? I've enabled the iTunes photo sync already but it isn't working. Right now I'm accessing the photos ...
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iTunes: long hangs when dragging files into app via File Sharing

On my Mac (OS X 10.6.7) using iTunes (10.2.2 (12)), if I drag a bunch of files into my app via iTunes' File Sharing, the first dozen to four dozen files transfer quickly ... then, sporadically, about ...
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Updating iOS, Storage Mystery Math

I'd like to update my iPhone Operating System. I plug the iPhone into my desktop computer, sync up to itunes, then press the Update button, right below where it says A newer version of the iPhone ...
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Adding song to iTunes Playlist stuck on “in progress” or error 11.444

So, I'm trying to make a playlist for a party this weekend, and it's horrible. iTunes more often than not shows "in progress" when adding one single song (this shouldn't take longer than 1 second, I ...
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Completely clear all cloud music from iPhone

I'm trying to get rid of all of the cloud music from my iPhone 6S on iOS 10.2.1. So far I have: Gone to Settings>iTunes & App Store> and toggled Automatic Downloads> Music Gone to Settings>Music ...
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When I download a free app in appstore it says “amd action:authenticate:sm”

When I download a free app in appstore it says "amd action:authenticate:sm". My device is iPhone 5c. How can I solve this problem???
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iTunes 12.3 doesn't recognize iPad 1 with iOS 5

I've upgraded my MacBook to El Capitan and my iTunes 12.3 doesn't recognize my iPad 1 with iOS 5 nor my iPhone 4s with iOS 9.1 any more. I thought it was because my iPad 1 is too old and can't ...
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Windows sees iPhone but iTunes does not

I'm running Windows 7 in VirtualBox with Linux as a host. I'd like to sync my iPhone with iTunes installed in the VM. I've set up USB filters in VirtualBox, and Windows sees my iPhone upon connecting,...
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iTunes downloading movie faster over WiFi

For some reason iTunes will download a movie faster over wifi than with ethernet on my home network. When I do a speed test the ethernet connection appears to be a few mbps faster though... Why would ...
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How to detect whether the ios app is pirated or not?

This is my first question here and iOS is something very new for me currently. If we have an app on iTunes and same app on some third party appstore, then does it mean the app is pirated ? How to ...
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My iPhone won't back up at all

I have just upgraded my phone and I need to ensure everything transfers accurately. However my iPhone is not allowing me to back up. Not on iTunes or iCloud. I have tried plugging it into my mac to ...
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iTunes only showing Purchased Music

My iTunes is suddenly only showing music purchased through iTunes. I have tried renaming the files per as mentioned on this Apple Support Communities thread and had no luck. I am also not using ...
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iPhone 4S wth update 8.1.3

I updated my iPhone with the iOS update 8.1.3, and now I am unable to activate my phone because it shows a connect to iTunes screen with no other option. Finally, when I connect to iTunes, it gives ...
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What files do I need to remove to wipe every trace of iTunes from my Mac filesystem?

I would like to delete every possible file read, created or cached by iTunes on a Mac and reinstall the whole thing from scratch. What do I need to delete? Obviously everything in /Applications/...

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