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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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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Where can I find free WMA Conversion Software?

I have a huge collection of WMA files (from my Zune days). And of course, my iPhones can't do anything with them. Does anyone know of TRULY free (preferably open-source) WMA conversion software? Is ...
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Future of iTunes and audio files in its library

I still have most of my music on CDs. This has been fine, since I mostly listened in the car. Since I retired recently, I am driving less and would like to put the CDs into iTunes (mostly for my iPads ...
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How can I remove DRM from my iTunes music without transcoding?

I have some iTunes files with the file type AAC audio (protected) on Windows 7. The problem is that these songs only work with Apple software, and I want to remove the DRM.
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How to transfer purchases from iPhone into iTunes library

While trying to sync my phone and update new information this came up. There are purchased items on the iPhone “iPhone” that have not been transferred to your iTunes library. You should transfer ...
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Is there a way to stream video to an Apple TV without iTunes? [closed]

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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How do I stop iTunes from automatically backing up the iPad?

I'm trying to move some pictures from my laptop to my iPad, but every time the first thing iTunes starts doing is making a backup of the iPad. But since I already keep a backup at my desktop, I want ...
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How do you find the UDID for an iOS device?

How do you find the UDID for an iOS device on Mac and Windows?
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What is the quality of the music sold in the iTunes store?

What is the quality of the music sold in the iTunes store? Is this quality comparable to that of a lossless file or CD?
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iTunes starts playing music without explanation

For no apparent reason, iTunes starts playing music on my iMac running OS X 10.9. https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2119211?start=15&tstart=0 I have to close itunes 10 times an hour. How do I ...
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How does iOS app DRM work, exactly?

When I purchase an app in iTunes on my Windows computer, I get an *.ipa file that is a self-contained iOS application package. I can browse the contents of these IPA files with 7-Zip and even extract ...
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How do I safely eject or unplug an iPad, iPhone, or iPod when iTunes is not running?

When I connect one of my many iOS devices to a computer for synchronization purposes, I have iTunes running. In the iTunes left-hand area, I see an eject button to the right of the device's name. I ...
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How do I get my Mac to do nothing when I insert a cd?

I recently got an older MacBook Pro that has an optical drive. Every time I insert a CD, iTunes will always respond in some way. I have already tried changing the setting in iTunes > Preferences > ...
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How can I downgrade iTunes 11 to 10.7 in Mountain Lion?

Is it possible to downgrade from iTunes 11 to 10.7 using Mountain Lion? I tried to replace it by simply installing the 10.7, but it says that i can't replace a newer version.
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What does iTunes count as a “skip”?

As the title says, how does iTunes decide what counts as a "skip" for the purposes of incrementing the skip count and setting the "last skipped" date? I've noticed that it only seems to count if I ...
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Attempting to update app asks for a different iTunes account password

I am trying to update WhatsApp. It is asking me for an iTunes password of a different email address and I can't change it. I rebooted my phone, signed in and out of iTunes and it is not changing it. ...
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Exporting iTunes smart playlist definitions

I have 30 or so smart playlists defined in iTunes on the PC. What I'd like to do is export all of these definitions. To clarify, I don't want to export the songs in each of these playlists, I want to ...
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Lion and later: Stop auto launching iTunes on Bluetooth headset connect?

iTunes has an annoying habit of auto launching upon connecting a Bluetooth headset to Mac. Pre-Lion, you could go to System Preferences -> CD/DVD Settings, and disable an option for auto launching ...
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How can I keep Voice Memos out of Music in iTunes?

I like the fact that sync downloads voice memos to my Macbook Pro. But I do not like the fact iTunes includes my voice memos in my general music library. It's a bit goofy to be listening to my music ...
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How do I mark songs as Explicit in iTunes to make them match correctly in iTunes Match

I have a few CD's that I ripped a while ago that are in my iTunes library, that have an explicit label. They play fine on my local computer. The problem is, these ripped CDs are not marked as ...
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How does iTunes Match handle metadata?

When I purchase songs from iTunes, I often times hate the way the MetaData is presented. For example, I prefer the format Artist Song Name ------------------------- artist_name ...
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HIgh Sierra media(play) button changes

After updating to High Sierra on my Mac, I realise that Apple had changed the media(play) button to unified all the media that playing everywhere including Safari webpage. Previously the button only ...
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Continuing a “stopped” iCloud restore on iOS

I was restoring my iPhone 5 to the latest iOS and chose restore via iCloud. The restore process - especially for apps - was frustratingly slow and actually stopped frozen after a while. After trying ...
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Can I use the same iTunes Library on both Mac OS and Windows?

I'm running Boot Camp, and once in a while I'd like to listen to music under Windows too. Is there a way I can use the same library under both Mac OS and Windows? Just changing the "iTunes Music" ...
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Store iTunes library on network drive, keep local cache of some media for offline use, and let iTunes organize media on network drive

I have a relatively large iTunes library, a Macbook Pro laptop with a relatively small SSD, and a Linux box with plentiful storage space that is always connected to the internet. I have a dream that ...
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How to not sync apps to iTunes 11

Since iCloud now offers a way for me to download apps directly from the cloud and I only want to keep updating the apps I use on my iOS device and not all that I have, I wanted to keep all my apps ...
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Export iTunes music library information (album, artist, track names) to CSV or spreadsheet format?

Is there a way to export album/track information from an iTunes music library into, say, a comma-separated values (CSV) file, or another spreadsheet-friendly format? I'd like to be able to grab a ...
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iPhone 5 show iOS old iOS (9.3.5) as available update not the latest iOS (10.0)

My iPhone 5S shows iOS 10.0 in available update but for iPhone 5 it shows different. It shows iOS 9.3.5. What's is the problem ?
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How to get a list of all songs in iTunes?

Is there an easy way to get a list of all my songs in iTunes into a text file?
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How can I extract Album Art from a track?

I'd like to use iTunes to extract Album Art into standard image formats (such as .png or .jpg), so that I can back them up in a location external to the iTunes library. How can I do this in iTunes?
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When I add a file to iTunes library, does iTunes make a copy of it? If yes, where is the copy saved?

When I add a file to iTunes library, does iTunes make a copy of it? If yes, where is the copy saved?
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How do I correct wrong iTunes play counts?

The play count in my iTunes library has somehow become incorrect. It shows some songs as never been played while I know that I have played them many times before. These songs do still have a "last ...
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Can iTunes ignore store credit and use a credit card instead?

There are times when I've got some store credit from a gift card/certificate on iTunes, but I want to buy something without that. I want to buy something with the credit card, regardless of what's ...
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How can I get an iPhone to play songs in order

I'm trying to listen to an album on my iPhone. The play plays the songs randomly. I would like to hear the album in sequence. I also have playlists that I'd like to listen to in sequence. When I ...
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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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What does “plays” really count in iTunes?

iTunes displays the number of "plays" for each track. What exactly does this mean? For example, playing a little bit of a track does not seem to increment the number. But playing most, but not all, ...
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iPhone asks 'Trust This Computer' again

(I am on macOS 10.14.6 and iOS 12.4) I am certain that I have trusted my Mac before. Without the latter trust, I can also access the phone in iTunes. I have tried reset "Location and Privacy" on my ...
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How do I Convert FLAC files to ALAC for iTunes?

I have a pretty large music library in FLAC, and I need to import it to my iTunes library somehow. I want to use the ALAC format to keep everything lossless so I can transcode to different lossy ...
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How to get iTunes 11 to Group by Album Name

tl;dr Is there an easier way / hack to get iTunes to display albums by album name? Currently it splits albums up by artist, then sorts the album names A-Z. Going through and manually changing the ...
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Create a Smart Playlist for iCloud Songs that have been downloaded Locally

Is there a way to create a Smart Playlist in iTunes that will contain the songs in my library that have been downloaded locally? I have to reduce the bandwidth used at my job but I can download files ...
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How can I watch an AVI file on my iPhone?

I understand that the bundled apps for iPhone does not support AVI files. However, I have lots of these files which I want to watch on my iPhone. Can you suggest a streamlined, automatic way of ...
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How can I automatically download lyrics in iTunes?

Is there a way to automatically download lyrics in iTunes?
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How do I get a refund on an iOS app I just bought?

I just bought an iPhone app knowing that it may or may not provide the feature which was the entire reason for me buying it. I figured I could always get a refund if it doesn't do what I want. It ...
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Songs show up as individual albums in iOS Music app

I manually manage my iPhone's music (iOS 11.1). I use music from my hard drive, not from my iTunes account. When I drag music to my iPhone, all metadata of my music shows up in iTunes (iTunes 12.7.1....
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How can I browse WWDC session videos directly on my iOS device or AppleTV?

On my Mac, I can log in to the developer center to watch the videos from the website, and that I can log in on iTunes on my Mac to browse and download them. However, is there a way to browse and watch ...
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Is there a 5-second rewind button on iTunes?

Is there a button or key combination that can rewind 5 or 10 seconds when watching a movie on iTunes? Often I pressed the left arrow button, and the whole movie is reset to 00:00:00 and I need to ...
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How to restore individual app data from iCloud while keeping all the other apps installed and new data created since the last iCloud backup?

I just discovered that one of my apps X "disappeared" for whatever reason from my iPad. It contained MBs of valuable data, and luckily I have an iCloud backup dated a week ago or so which have it all. ...
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Automated/Simple Deletion of Apps from iTunes Library

Is there an approach to querying the local iTunes library to remove apps that aren't currently installed on any of your devices?
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With iTunes 12.7 no longer managing iOS apps, can I delete IPA files from my Mac?

The new iTunes (12.7) does not manage apps, this must be done from the device itself, my iPhone in this case. Can I delete all the IPA files from my MacBook HD?
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What does this symbol in iTunes mean?

I saw this when backing up my iPhone, and I have no idea what it means. It is in the space where the X/cancel symbol usually is, and it had no tooltip when I hovered over it.