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How Do I Stop Music.app from Opening And Playing Whenever A New Audio Device is Plugged In? [duplicate]

I have a USB hub on my desk which is connected to a set of speakers. Whenever I plug my Macbook into the hub, Music.app opens and starts playing the alphabetically first album in my library. This is ...
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AppleScript (Music.app) error: Can't get duration of current track

I have a simple AppleScript for starting a random video on a random position in Music.app as Automator application and as a startup login item. In the half of cases I get an error: The action "...
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Can Not Deauthorize a Computer in Music

I reached the limit of five authorized computers per account. The error message points one to this help page. https://support.apple.com/en-us/118292 Here is the twist. I don't have 5 computers, I ...
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Multiple tags in Music

I separate tags using the semicolon, but macOS' inbuilt Music app doesn't appear to recognize them as separate tags. As a result, I see entries, such as "Cover; Dance" and "CoverJazz&...
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How to remove ~/Library/Mobile from Apple Music Media Folder Listing?

I locally manage my music library with Apple Music app, don't enable Apple Music organizing my library, and do not use the Apple Music streaming service. Recently I upgraded to Mac OS 14.3.1 (and ...
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Copy subset of Music library to second computer, preserving metadata?

On my primary Mac, I have a fairly large music library. I have a secondary Mac with a smaller hard drive, so I’d like to copy just a smaller collection of my favourite music across, for listening ...
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Get Smart Playlist to pick up tracks that are in playlists but not added to library?

I have a folder of playlists "Weekly" Inside there are manual playlists containing tracks I have added Some of those tracks have been marked as favorites (starred) I create a Smart Playlist,...
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Adding a song to a playlist suddenly doesn't let me choose existing playlists. I can only add it to a new playlist

I used to add songs to a playlist by right-clicking it and then selecting "Add to Playlist." It would show all existing playlists that are not smart. But today, somehow I can't do that ...
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How do you add an Apple Music track to your library with AppleScript?

Given an album ID (e.g. 1646945378) and a track ID (e.g. 1646945384), is there a way to add a track to the library using AppleScript/JXA? macOS: Sonoma 14.2 Music: 1.4.2.83 I know you can do ...
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All my Apple Music playlists are empty

Yes, this looks like a duplicate of this question, but the former one was asked 4 years ago so maybe things have changed since then. At some point, all my Apple Music playlists on all devices turned ...
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Any ways to see all the songs again under the "Recently Added" tab on Apple Music for Mac?

I've been using Apple Music for a long time and usually navigate through my songs under the "Recently Added" tab. I was able to see all the songs arranged in the order I added them to my ...
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How to make a truly random playlist

I have a playlist in Music.app that contains over a thousand songs.  My iPhone doesn't have enough storage to accept all of them without deleting apps.  So I created another playlist that says to take ...
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File extension for text JXA scripts

To get AppleScript scripts to be in the menu of Music.app I can add them as text to ~/Library/Music/Scripts directory with .applescript extension. But what should it be for JavaScript files? At least ....
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On Ventura do I still open a .itl file after Option-clicking on the Music app?

After a few steps: Connect external drive to (old) macOS running Big Sur. Format drive (APFS). Still on macOS running Big Sur: cp -pr ~/Music /Volumes/MyDisk/ Connect external drive to (new) macOS ...
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A script to parse internet audio stream from Music.app and save it in a text file [closed]

I listen to the Internet radio in my Music.app on macOS Ventura and I would like a script that could parse the artist and the song name and paste it as a new line in a text file in the background ...
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Fix Music.app metadata from cloud?

Many of the songs in my Apple Music Library have inconsistent metadata (years missing, titles misspelled, etc.) This is weird, because it was once all correct. I suspect that Apple hasn't migrated my ...
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Playlist limited to random subset never changes

We have thousands of songs in a particular genre on a MacBook Pro (which still has 80% free space).  One of our iPads has room for those but the other does not.  So we created a Smart playlist to ...
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Don't auto-start music on iPhone/car when audio ends

I connect my iPhone to my car's stereo system via a Lightning-to-USB adaptor. If I listen to something that plays audio (e.g., Youtube), then as soon as the audio ends, the Music app immediately ...
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Turning off "Remember playback position"

Version: I have no software updates pending on MacBook Pro, iPhone, or iPad. Yesterday, I saw a setting on some device for "Remember playback position" and turned it on. Today on the MacBook ...
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Use Applescript to set a Music app playlist's View Options?

I'm trying to write an Applescript that lets me set up the view options for a playlist, instead of having to click "View (as songs) > Show View Options" and then clicking a bajillion ...
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Music app on MacBook is stuck loading iPhone

I have my iPhone 7 which I've previously always synced with iTunes on my Windows laptop (there are 60 GB of MP3 files). I'm trying to replace the Windows laptop with my MacBook, which I've never ...
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macOS Music App: Why adding and then removing album artwork increases song file size?

When I add .m4a song to the Apple Music library, then add album artwork, then delete album artwork, the song file size increases by exactly 4 096 bytes. Why? And how can I prevent this from happening?
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Apple Music Offline Files on Mac

I have mp3 files for a few albums, all in a folder. When I drag/drop that folder into the Apple Music app, it adds it to the library. I can also use the "Automatically add to music" folder. ...
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What are the 'Movement', 'Work' and 'Category' sections in the Music app and how do I set them?

I went through some of the View options (⌘+J) in the Music app and noticed three sections that I can't seem to set through a song's Info panel (⌘+I). Here's an overview of them: Green arrows. First ...
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Apple Music, difference between "Add to Library" and "Love"?

I'm coming from Spotify to Apple Music. Using Spotify, I can like a song with a single key press and it is added to my music library. This song is used in Spotify's algorithms for my weekly Discover ...
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iPod Classic no longer fully syncs via Apple Music app

I love my iPod Classics. Alas, I am bummed out because Apple stopped supporting it. My 80GB device still syncs perfectly via the Apple Music app on my 2013 MacBook Pro. The 160GB device does not. It ...
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How to prevent music from playing when I connect my iPhone to my car?

Whenever I connect my iPhone to my car via cable, it starts the music player and always on the very same content. If I use siri, as soon as it's done, music will also start even if it wasn't playing ...
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How can I stop iPhone sync'ing "Genius Data"?

Every time I sync my iPhone with my desktop computer, it takes a long time because it insists on sync'ing nearly 5000 items of "Genius Data": I don't use Genius at all, and would be happy ...
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Force Music app to sort with prefixes (“The”, “A”, “An”, etc.)

Back in the ol'days In iTunes package, there was a file called SortPrefixes.plist in localisation folders containing several sort prefixes (“The”, “A”, “An”, etc.). Removing them in this file was ...
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How does macOS detect and choose my wired headphones?

I have my old-good wired headphones with a mic connected to my mac. Usually, they lie on the table near my mac. Sometimes some magic happens when I pick them up, I noticed two kinds of magic: I'm on ...
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Large Apple Music MacOS library on external SSD - taking hours to save library on quit - how to troubleshoot?

I have a large music library (200GB/14.000 tracks), with files spanning well over a decade. I'm on a temporary Mac for the next month or two, so I'm keeping the files and library on an extremely fast ...
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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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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 bypass Apple Music on the Music app on Monterey?

On Monterey, every time I try to open the Music app, it nags me to join Apple Music. Moreover, when I open the iTunes store and click to play a song, it nags me again to join Apple Music and does not ...
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Control music on MacBook and iPhone using VoiceOver (iPod version)

I used to have an iPod nano, but the headphones that came with it broke and the newer headphone is not compatible with it, so I stopped using it. I now listen to music primarily using my MacBook and ...
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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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Have Music use files stored in iCloud without Apple Music

How can I have the macOS Music app use my own imported music (without using an Apple Music subscription) while still having the music files backed up to iCloud?
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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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How to move iTunes library from High Sierra Mac to Monterey Mac

I'm setting up a Mac for someone who previously had files scattered across several separate computers. I upgraded the destination to Monterey and have been copying over files successfully. Now I'm ...
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Can you access the mp3 files of songs you've purchased on the iTunes Store?

I'd like to purchase several mp3s to download to my Android phone on the iTunes Store on my Mac (due to the fact that I don't want to buy entire CDs for a single track or use an online service for ...
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ios shortcuts app - create playlist - results do not save to apple music library

I have attempted to recreate smart playlist functionality by using the ios shortcuts app. I have created a shortcut with 2 steps Find All Music filters set to find specific songs Get 25 Music Items ...
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Why is the CD/DVD unmounted each time it is accessed?

I recently connected my LG external CD drive to my M1 Mac Mini running 12.1, and I have an odd problem: whenever a CD or DVD is accessed (tested mostly with CDs), the disk is immediately unmounted. ...
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View unmodified bytes of a filename on APFS

How do I view the bytes of a filename as it’s stored an APFS volume (i.e. without going through Unicode normalization)? Context: I migrated an old iTunes library to a new Music.app library, and ran ...
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How can I batch update album art for my old iTunes collection in the Music.app world?

I have a very large iTunes collection from years of collecting and ripping CDs. In the past, "Get Album Artwork" usually did a decent job, but not always. If I look back about 10 years, ...
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iPhone - How to turn off the music widget (on the lock screen)?

How to close the music widget thing (see screenshot below) on the lock screen? So: make it stop playing music (and wasting battery*) make it disappear from the lock screen It can not be swiped to ...
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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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On post-iTunes Macs, can you create a playlist with music and podcasts? If so, how?

In the old iTunes days, both podcast episodes and music tracks were available when creating a playlist. (I like to mix things up when going for a run without having to manually switch things around in ...
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Music app shows a -x dB for some songs

Similar to this question I have a few music files inside music.app that plays very quietly. After opening "Get Info" of the songs, the last tab shows a "volume" with - 3db (or less ...
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Music app - half my songs are really quiet, within an album

I've just started using a Mcbook Air(Big Sur, 11.5.1, M1 chipset) after being a Linux/Windows user for years. I brought over my MP3 collection from my old Thinkpad and imported into the Music app. ...
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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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