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Questions tagged [music]

For questions relating to music in general. Music can be played on a Mac using itunes, or on an iOS device using music.app.

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Batch edit ID3 music tags using custom algorithm

I like to keep my iTunes library organised and all files well-tagged, so I often spend enjoyable yet unreasonably long amounts of time editing all the ID3 tags manually. Call it OCD or perfectionism, ...
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How to stop Apple Watch to display music controls when it's playing on iPhone?

For e. g., when driving a car I am absolutely not interested to have those controls taking all the Apple Watch screen since I'm way more interested in having access to clock face and all the ...
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iTunes not converting/playing song entirely

When using iTunes for AAC conversion, sometime only a part of the song is converted (also, when playing the song, iTunes does not plays it entirely). But when I use another app (like MediaHuman Audio ...
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How to create a Playlist from Beats 1 “on demand” radio episode

How to create a playlist with all the songs from an old (pre-recorded) Beats 1 (on-demand) episode? I have done it before by listening to the entire show. Paying attention each time a new song comes ...
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iPod Classic160gb/MacBook Air [duplicate]

Can anyone figure this out for me before I send iPod away and spend money?! I have over 18k tracks on my iPod but after its battery ran down last week, I plugged it into my MacBook via USB and when I ...
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Apple iTunes (Music): memory still on iPhone 5s after I having deleted the iTunes (Music) app. What to do?

I have deleted the iTunes (music) app from my iPhone 5s. Yet when I go to Storage & iCloud Usage > Manage Storage, I still see Music there with a couple of GB of usage there. What is going on? How ...
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How to add iTunes song to my iPhone?

I'm attempting to copy song from iTunes to my iPhone. All versions of software are current. Trying to drag-and-drop from iTunes into my iPhone. This was simple at some point in Apple history. Now, ...
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iTunes music Library empty

I was listening to music a couple of minutes ago, and launched music, and noticed that everything was gone. I have tried respringing multiple times and quitting and relaunching mail, but it keeps ...
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Is it possible to lower bitrate of music downloaded from iCloud music library to iPhone?

I have a lot of music in my iCloud Music Library, most of it matched to 256 kb/s AAC files in iTunes Match. If I were to sync music to my phone by connecting it to iTunes on my desktop, I could choose ...
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How to stop the Apple Music ads every time I launch the Music app?

Lately, the Music app on my iPhone XR has been showing the "Join Apple Music!" call-to-action interstitial screen pretty much every time I launch it. Usually this happens when I'm in a bad-network ...
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iTunes automatically pauses when VLC plays a file

I noticed that if I have some background music on iTunes and I start playing a VLC video, iTunes automatically stops the music. Although this can be a very useful thing, I would prefer to have ...
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How do you force a “Waiting to Upload” Wav format file, in iCloud Files app

I’ve read some of the other posts on this issue about forcing "Waiting to Upload" files, but none of the solutions seem to work for me because I am using an iPhone 7 (transferring from iPad) and most ...
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iTunes splitting albums containing songs from multiple different artists [duplicate]

As seen here, my iTunes is splitting my albums up. More specifically, albums that contain songs that have different artists names in the tags. Those "Avengers - Age of Ultron" albums are supposed to ...
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Transfer music from iTunes to iPhone

I want to transfer a single song from my Mac to my iPhone. I usually did this just by dragging the file from Finder onto the iPhone symbol within iTunes, but since I buyed a new MacBook this does not ...
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In iTunes 12 on macOS, how can I reset the skip count of a song?

Everything I can find on the internet seems to refer to a different version of macOS/iTunes than the ones I'm running. I want to reset the skip count of tracks without resetting their play counts, as ...
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Incorrectly labelled albums in Apple Music

I sometimes come across albums in Apple Music whose tracks are incorrectly labelled. For instance, the second track of this album is entirely incorrect. Similarly, the first three tracks of this album ...
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iTunes cannot locate missing files after I've moved them to a USB

I've been using iTunes on Mac for a while, but my startup disk recently got pretty close to being full so I figured I'd move all my music I had there from the iTunes Media folder to my USB drive. ...
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Once I cancel my apple Music subscription will it still make me pay a months worth or does it end straight away?

I cancelled my Apple Music last month and deleted the account but Apple is still taking $12 out of my account for this month. Is this normal or do I have to contact Apple Support again?
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Can iTunes change metadata on the actual CD?

I used iTunes to rip a CD of a homemade audio recording of a friend. iTunes thought it recognized the CD but was way off (it guessed a lecture series about ancient history). However, when I looked at ...
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Garage Band live transposing MIDI input

I have a MIDI instrument whose input I'd like to transpose live (ie. so the sound synthesized for it is transposed up a third from the actual input, for example). I tried adding an AU Pitch Shift ...
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Copy “Artist” into “Album Artist” in iTunes?

In iTunes, Is there a way to automatically populate the "Album Artist" metadata with the "Artist" information, for all songs where the "Album Artist" field is empty? Obviously this is for songs from ...
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How do I listen to music on my computer through my iPad?

I have a MacMini with my music collection on the hard drive. I'd like to play that through my iPad when I'm at home. But I have one major issue: I'm on satellite internet with a limited bandwidth. ...
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How to avoid lags when listening to music on a Mac?

On a Mac 10.13.6 I am usually listening to music using the command line command mplayer. However, when the computer is under rather heavy load, the music sometimes stops for a fraction of a second up ...
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How do I play my music library on a Chromecast TV?

How do I play the music in my Music app on a Chromecast TV? In the YouTube app, I can select to play a video to Chromecast. In Pandora, I can select to play a channel to Chromecast. In the music app, ...
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remove albums from music on iOS

I have some music albums that while I want them, I don't want them to show on a specific device. The albums are not downloaded to the device. So there songs are not on there, but the album covers ...
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iTunes does not play non-Apple Music songs which were synchronized with iCloud Music Library on Windows

I'm facing the following scenario: I live in a country where a certain album from a band I like isn't available on most (if not all) streaming services. I own a physical copy of the album, and I have ...
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Alpha index in IOS music?

We have two iPads, and one MacBook Pro (MBP) with two users. All four are on the same Apple ID. The iPads are similar models on the same IOS, 12.1.1 (16C50) but different memory sizes. One has ...
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Music on Apple Watch without iPhone

Background I'm still working toward my goal of being able to leave my phone in a locker while I work out. Despite the gains of WatchOS 5, it appears that my only real option for music without my ...
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Is there an app that allows an iPhone-to-iPhone local network call with shared music?

My wife and I started going to a gym recently. We each have our own separate workouts and we listen to music through our earbuds. We realized though that this has reduced our evening chat time, so I ...
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VLC does not play all songs

I copied a couple dozen MP3s to an iPhone through iTunes. To play them I used VLC however VLC does not play the next song. How do I have VLC play all the music on the device without having to ...
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Manually Copy music from Windows PC to iPhone

I tried using the charging/USB data cable and Windows Explorer to copy music to an iPhone, however it doesn't do anything and there are no error messages. I'd like to avoid using iTunes as it loves ...
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Play key opening iTunes even if Spotify is currently selected

I normally use spotify for music, but I go from time to time to iTunes to listen to some Podcasts. Sometimes I have both applications opened, and when I want to stop one, I select the application and ...
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How to switch MacBook Pro back to Normal Digital Audio Out from Optical Audio Out?

I have a Late 2011 MacBook Pro (2.2 GHz Intel Core i7) for six years which means no Apple Care or Warranty. One day, Just after a Normal Boot the Audio was not coming and the Audio was permanently ...
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My car no longer recognizes media on my iPhone 7

I recently switched to Spotify after using the Apple Music app. My car was able to recognize the song name and time, etc. After I switched to Spotify and deleted Music, my car doesn't recognize ...
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iPad still plays the music when muted - how can I truly turn off sounds?

When I mute the iPad with the buttons on the side, the iPad is still playing the music quietly. This is really annoying and I would like to turn the sound completely off. Is there a solution to this?
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How can I get CarPlay to work with my 50 000 songs iCloud library

I just bought Sony XAV-AX200 to use with my iPhone 7 plus in a 2007 Volkswagen Golf (Rabbit). Now it seams that CarPlay can’t deal with my 50 000 song iCloud music library. It takes 5 minutes to ...
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Would it be possible for an extension to detect an Apple Music file being loaded into Traktor and purchase it?

The DRM on Apple Music files doesn't allow them to be opened by programs such as Traktor and Mixed In Key. However, the same tracks are still for sale in the iTunes Store. I'd like to collect tracks ...
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Play Buttons Not Show on Some Albums in Album View

The "play" arrow dosen't appear on some album artwork in album view. Double clicking on artwork will play first song only - then stop. Most recent additions to library have the arrow when hover over ...
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iPhone plays particular album staticky through a particular system

I have one album on my iPhone — A Perfect Circle, Mer De Noms — that sounds horrible when I play it through a particular system, my Harman/Kardon HK 3480 via AudioQuest Beetle (Bluetooth). It sounds ...
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Music app on iphone resets track to start after a while

I'm listening to some audio lectures on my iPhone. I've noticed that after leaving a track paused for a while it will reset to the start of the track. For instance, I'll listen on the way in to work ...
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GarageBand stopped recognizing my piano/keyboard after installing MacOS Mojave

I have a piano/keyboard (HP 137R Roland Digital Piano) hooked up (via MIDI to USB) to my Mac Mini computer and it has worked fine with GarageBand (10.1.6) and Synthesia (10.3.4077) for years. Then ...
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Sort by least played song

I have a playlist with ~200 songs, I use this playlist during my (1-2hr) workout, it seems that when I start the playlist I hear a few songs I heard the day before. I don't want to listen again to ...
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Just noticed tons of my songs are missing from my iTunes Library … what gives?

I have hundreds of CDs burned to my iTunes Library, and lots of individual songs I bought from the iTunes Store over the years. All legal. I have all of my music on my iPhone and that's where I ...
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how to move music from iphone to mac? [closed]

I have an iphone with a lot of music. I would like to copy that music to my mac. I do not understand how to do it. Is there a tutorial that I can follow? I would prefer to do not install extra ...
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Media keys behaviour with iTunes in macOS Mojave

Before I upgraded to Mojave, I was on High Sierra and I had an issue with the way the media keys worked with iTunes. Most people complained that whenever they had iTunes playing in the background and ...
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How do I stop my iPhone from autoplaying iTunes music on my car’s Bluetooth receiver?

I have an iPhone 7 Plus running iOS 12.0 My vehicle has an aftermarket car audio head unit with Bluetooth connectivity. Whenever I enter my car and start the ignition, my phone will start playing ...
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Auto-split audio with Audio Hijack 3.5.3

I am using Rogue Amoeba's Audio Hijack 3.5.3 on macOS High Sierra. I would like to use it for recording audio from an application source (an old LP currently stored in iTunes as a single file) in such ...
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Can i display top charts in my app using album artwork from iTunes?

I have use this iTunes API(https://rss.itunes.apple.com/en-us) to display the top charts in my app but recently i receive email from Apple about the complains that RIAA want to take my app down ...
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AirPods abruptly go silent while listening to music from iPhone

UPDATE 2018-09-24: Running iOS 12 for a week now. I haven't experienced this problem so far. While it seems the issue might be gone, I haven't had much use of the AirPods this last week. There are ...
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How to sync iPhone songs to MacBook Pro?

I synced my Windows iTunes with my iPhone 7 and put a lot of songs on my phone. Today I got a USB to USB-C hub for my MacBook ( I have a windows PC and a macOS laptop ), and my iPhone appears on ...