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How can I make sure all music in the music app outputs at the same volume?

My music library has music from a large number of sources, which means that the volume of one song can be very different from that of another, and I'm trying to figure out a good way to make it so ...
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Music App on macOS 12 does not save settings when closed

I recently upgraded my older iMac 2015 to macOS 12. Now I noticed the Music App does not save any settings I made while using Music, i.e. if I change the width of the left column this setting is lost ...
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Latest downloaded Songs

How do I play a sequence of my various latest downloaded songs without creating a playlist on Apple Music. Eg playing all songs downloaded this week without necessarily creating a playlist. Sony ...
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Pausing music for more than a few minutes causes airplay to disconnect, how to extend timeout?

Playing music from my iphone ios 15.1 to an airport express via airplay. Hit pause. Wait some minutes. Press play. Airport express now disconnected! How to extend this timeout (and also bonus points ...
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How do I keep music playing when I switch apps on iOS?

When I'm listening to music on my iOS device and open certain apps like games, the music stops. How do I prevent that from happening?
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How do I access macOS Music application Visualizer options?

This can be considered as the follow-up of the question asked related to the now deprecated iTunes how do I access iTunes Visualizer options?, but for the music.app available in macos Monterey. I like ...
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iTunes not syncing complete playlists to iPod classic

I have 1015 songs in the My Top Rated playlist on iTunes on my Mac. Only 568 will sync to my iPod classic. I have checked that all the songs are 5 star rated and made sure that the "rules" ...
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Play music on HomePod for a fixed amount of time without Siri

Siri doesn’t work with my voice. I want to play music on my HomePod for a fixed amount of time Generally I start it via my iPad but I could start it via my Mac if it would help. Then I would like ...
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Music library on external drive & iPhone sync: how functional is it?

I'm moving to a Macbook after long time on a desktop. I found a good bargain on a basic M1 MB Air, which is powerful enough for me but it is 256gb SSD, which is definitely enough for the useful things ...
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Can't connect two Midi devices in Midi Studio

I have a Midi enabled Piano and a Synthesizer. Both are attached to my Mac via USB. I would now like to connect the Piano's Midi out to the Input of the Synthesizer so that it makes a Synth-sound when ...
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Duplicate entry in Music database

Sometimes I find that an album shows two copies of the same song. All the metadata is the same, and they actually both point to the same file. (Not to a "file.mp3" and a separate "...
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What are "live update" and "select random" supposed to do in Music playlists?

I had a playlist of over four thousand songs, four days worth. It was too big to sync to our iPad. So I duplicated it, and changed the rules to limit to twelve hours, selected randomly. Live update ...
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Difference between OS volume and Music volume levels

I connected my Macbook Pro to external speakers via the jack port. I noticed that the macOS volume level and the Music volume level adjustments sounds very different : When I set Music's volume level ...
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How to import album into Music without hiccups between songs

I have recorded a concept album in which the tracks all run together. There are no pauses between songs. My mastering engineer has delivered 44.1khz/24-bit WAV files. I imported these into ProTools ...
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iOS App Development, can you add music from your app to Music App?

I'm aware that your app can request acccess to Music app on iPhone and iPad. Let's say I made a game with a really particularly good soundtrack and I would like to allow users to listen to my ...
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How to search own library in macOS' Music?

In macOS' Music app, I'd like to be able to search only within my local library (I have no interest in the streaming service): However, there seems to be no options with the search bar, so it ...
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How to shuffle all songs in Apple Music including playlist songs when "Add Playlist Songs" is disabled

When I started using Apple Music about a year ago, I have disabled the "Add Playlist Songs" to keep my library clean. It worked quite good.. My library is not polluted with hundreds of ...
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Iphone Music Metadata/Encoding data showing & hide

I play .mp3s via my iPhone Music application. However on this album, there is additional metadata / encoding data (unsure what the correct terminology is here) that is displayed below the Play and ...
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How to replace the non-lossless songs in my playlists with the lossless ones

Many songs in my playlists are not tagged as lossless when I play them. I then go to the album and select display entire album. There I can see, that most of the time, there is a different version of ...
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MacBook dead; get music from an iPhone?

My mom's MacBook Air recently bit the dust and thus took all her music with it. Since I do not own an adapter for the old SSD, it's been sent to archive first for when I get a proper adapter again. ...
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Does the Music app still exist for iphones?

I'm trying to get my iPhone 12 (running iOS 15) to play music (originally from CDs, not locked to any Apple account) that I synced using iTunes from an older mac. I've seen instructions referring to ...
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Apple Music doesn't recognize my music library

I recently got a new Mac with Monterey. I migrated my old music lib for iTunes from Mojave. After pointing "Music Media folder location" to my music lib, it didn't read anything. Do I have ...
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Apple Music app resets playback speed after pausing

I have playlist in Music app, but pausing and resuming always resets playback speed. Is it possible to write AppleScript for Music app to not reset playback speed?
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how to add ordinary music files on Apple music in iphone?

I have a 14 in macbook pro running Monterey and an iphone 13. I also have a 500 MB 10-hour white noise m4a music file. I'm able to airdrop to iphone 13 and play the music in Files app on iphone, but ...
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Music app not updating playlists

The Music app on my Mac (macOS 12.1) for some reason will not upload changes to playlists and iTunes Matched albums. I will add or delete items, and they won't appear on my iOS devices, and then a day ...
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Do ID3v2 tags need BOMs?

I've noticed an anomaly in ID3v2 tags created by Music.app.  It doesn't affect usability at all, at least not on my system. But it's odd and might affect how someone else sees the same file. I have ...
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UTF-8 characters rendered ISOLatin1 in Music but not every time)

Seems like a bug in Music or in the third-party app eyeD3 or in the third-party app Amadeus Pro. Not sure which, or even if it is something else. I use text and audio to help me learn a language.  I ...
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How do you get airpods pro to play/pause on macos with single squeeze?

For some reason I can't get my airpods pro to play/pause with single press on MacOS, only to activate Siri. In bluetooth settings, I can open the options but they only let me change the function for ...
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Does Music.app count plays and skips from other devices synced with the library?

I use a MacBook Pro and Music.app on it. I also use my Android with Apple Music downloaded, and have an active Apple Music subscription to sync the two devices. However, in the "Songs" tab ...
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Help me identify file type?

$ Scribbling % file 08\ Why.mp3 08 Why.mp3: Audio file with ID3 version 2.4.0 In spite of the name, it is not an MP3 file, which would have identified as $ Scribbling % file /Users/Shared/Music/...
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Some songs on iPhone skipping mid track after syncing from iTunes (where the songs play fine)

The songs play fine in iTunes (MacOS) i.e. they play in their entirety. When I copy/sync them to my iPhone, suddenly it starts chopping the end off songs and skipping to the next song. It is only ...
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How to add all songs in your apple music library to a single playlist at once?

I figured out a couple of songs get removed from apple music overtime, I want all my library songs in a single playlist so that I can keep an eye on the number of songs I have, currently I have over ...
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Why 'downloaded music' in music exceeds the 'optimise storage' size?

I have set the the option of 'Optimise Storage' to 16GB for my Music app in iOS. My expectation is that, with the option 'Optimise Storage' on, the Music app will cap the storage to 16GB. However the ...
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Music app won't allow me to transfer an MP3 from iTunes to my iPhone, says "Media may be damaged"

I have an MP3 file I'd like to move onto my phone from my Windows PC. I've imported it into iTunes and played it there, where it works just fine. I tried choosing "Add to Device...my iPhone" ...
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Apple Music Playlist Has Suddenly Disappeared

Apple Music Playlist Has Suddenly Disappeared Context: A while back, I was creating a huge playlist of songs. I even asked another question about it here on Ask Different. I ended up adding a ton (...
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Restore music metadata after SSD loss

So a month ago I lost my 2020 MacBook Air's SSD (which had been running Catalina) to a coffee spill; the computer is now fixed (and upgraded to Monterey) but the drive is wiped. The documents had been ...
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How can I control my HomePod from a script on my Mac?

I would like to at least start and stop music on my HomePod, and preferably also select what music to play, and control the volume. Is this possible? I want to use any script or app that can be ...
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Remove Apple Music in the Music App

I have my own music saved in a folder, which I imported into the music app in macOS Monterey. They can be found in this section: However, I have a problem. I don't want the Apple music section to be ...
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Apple TV Music app no longer turns on tvOS Screen Saver

For years on tvOS, the default aerial screen saver would turn when listening to Music. This is confirmed by Apple's support article: Show the screen saver while listening to music Go to General > ...
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Make iPhone start downloading music in the Music app

I uploaded some music files in Music.app on my Mac, and wanted to listen to them offline on my iPhone. At the time of uploading, 'Always download music' (Settings > Music Automatic Downloads) wasn'...
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transfer music library from iTunes on Mojave to another computer with Apple Music on Monterey

I have one computer running Monterey (Mac Pro) and another one running Mojave (Macbook pro). I want to transfer my iTunes music library (all audio files and playlist and rating information) from the ...
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Music files presenting as documents in FINDER search results

Searching in Finder for a "pages" document. Results displaying file documents designated as documents, including .pdf files, are actually linked in the search results to music files instead. ...
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iPhone vs. iPad sound?

About 3 years ago I got a Bose QC35 and an iPhone 7 at same time. Listening to my music was a new experience then, mostly because of Bose I think. Before I used an iPhone 3GS with the earphone that ...
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How to export a smart playlist from Apple Music XML to CSV or plaintext file?

How to export a smart playlist from Apple Music XML to CSV or plaintext file? I have a library xml file that is a backup of a previous library, and I just need to review a particular smart playlist ...
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Apple Music shared on NFS - Consolidate Library results in Error -54

I have a large library in Apple Music. Somehow the paths got split, with half in iTunes and half in Music. So after a long time, and wanting to tidy up I decided to use the Consolidate Library ...
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Is there a way to remove rattling in MacBook Air 2020 speakers?

My Mac is Macbook Air M1 2020. Now I use Mac OS Monterey 12.0.1. Sometimes I experience rattling in the speakers. Specifically, rattling is easy to hear while listening to "Paris by $uicideboy$&...
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How to fill an Apple Watch with music with a small capacity iPhone?

It looks like the only way to add music to an Apple Watch is via the Watch app on iPhone (I'm not an Apple Music subscriber). Thus the music to be added to Apple Watch already needs to be on the ...
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Apple Music download error "Too Many Devices"

I'm using Music.app (née iTunes) to play music on macOS with an active Apple Music streaming subscription. When I press the "Download" button, I get the error: Too Many Devices To play ...
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How can I get my iPod to only display synced music?

Our family has an iPod we use mainly for playing kids' music. I have synced only selected music to it. But the "Albums" list in Library shows a bunch of other music I've bought from Apple, ...
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Import list of songs into Apple Music

Import list of songs into Apple Music Context: Essentially, I've been writing down a list of songs in my note app on my Macbook Pro (more specifically, OneNote) which I like - just the name, because ...
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