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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 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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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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"Music" app reduces volume after ~2 second of playback when "sound check" is selected

I imported my music from my previous iTunes library. When I checked the "sound check" option in Music, if I pause the track (pop song with lots of dynamic range compression) and resume it, ...
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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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BigSur and up: How can you stop the Music app from starting to play once bluetooth is connected without disabling System Integrity Protection?

How could the Music app's auto play on the connection of a bluetooth speaker be disabled or sidestepped so that you could not hear music playing; you could not hear music playing and the app would ...
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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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How can I set an album as "Purchased" in the iTunes store when I've added it via CD?

I'm on a MacBook Pro, running macOS Monterey. I've added several CDs to my music library via an external CD drive. I've purchased the CDs myself and imported them using the Music app. However, when ...
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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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Stop F8 key from launching Music (the new iTunes)

(macOS 10.15.7 on MacBook Pro 13" 2020 Intel-based) I would like to keep using the F-keys as standard function keys (without the need of pressing fn at the same time). I even want to keep the ...
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How to extend iOS Airplay connection time when music is paused to prevent loss of said connection?

I link to my airport express using airplay from my iphone (ios15). I play music using the stock music app. I hit the pause button. A few minutes pass... I hit 'play' The connection to airplay is lost. ...
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Music on Mac OS: hide huge playlist title area, when viewing playlist “as Songs”?

In the Mac OS Music app (formerly iTunes), when viewing a playlist or smart playlist “as Songs”, there’s a huge playlist title/header area. Is there any way to hide or shrink this header area? At ...
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Playing media opens Apple Music icon on Menu Bar and small controller panel in menu bar

Playing media files such as videos in, for example, VLC player triggers a music.app icon to appear on the Menu Bar, with a small control panel (play and skip controls). Apple Music itself does not ...
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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 get Mac Music to update its library data based on my folder structure

I started my shift towards apple products over 17 years ago when I purchased my first iPod (yes the click wheels one :-)). I started by using iTunes software for managing my music library, then I ...
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How to use Genius data on iPhone iOS 14?

In iTunes it tells me 'synching genius data' when I sync my phone. But how can I utilise this data on the phone as there doesn't appear to be an option? iOS 14
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How to reset permissions to "control iTunes"?

TL;DR: If an app asks permission to “control iTunes” (in MacOS 10.14), and the user denies it, how can this be reversed? I can’t find anything in System Preferences nor Music preferences to reverse ...
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Compare 2 folders and move 'not duplicates' to a new folder

Folder 1(210GB) contains the contents from Folder 2(198GB) plus some extra files. All files are music. Looking for a way to find out what is in Folder 1 that isn't in Folder 2. Hope that makes sense.
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Importing MP3's as podcats to iPod Classic 5g / Nano 3g

I have some home-made Podcasts in MP3 format that I would like to upload to my iPod Nano 3g and iPod Classic 5g. I am on Catalina. When iTunes was still around I could just change the media type of ...
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Why does Apple Music split up albums?

I have Loscil's "Endless Falls", and Music thinks it's three albums. I've checked the metadata, and they all have the right artist, album, and track x/8. Any ideas?
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Apple Music plays the beginning of my songs then restarts the song and plays it in full

I have a lot of music imported into iTunes (Apple Music) from CD and vinyl collection, all imported by album. When I want to listen to an album, it inevitably plays the 5 seconds of a song, then loops ...
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Album Artwork not syncing to iPhone

Currently running the most recent version of iOS and I am on Mac OSX BigSur. I try to sync a new album to my phone and it carries over everything except for the album art. Things that I have tried: ...
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How can I copy Music library from one Mac to another

I am attempting to copy my wife's Music Library to a new user on my iMac. Update 2021-04-09 My previous attempts failed. I thought this may have been due to attempting to copy from Catalina to Big Sur....
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iPad to control Mac Pro computer audio system

Technology Mine MacPro macOS 11.0.1 Big Sur My wife's iPad Pro iPadOS 14.2 Stereo system MacPro has a hardwired digital connection to my stereo system's DAC. No other available inputs (wireless or ...
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Undo artist / album change in Music

I accidentally changed the artist and album of every track in my Music library. How do I change it back? This is Music 1.0.6.10 on Catalina.
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How to sync playlists from old phone to new laptop?

We just got a new MacBook Air and I'm trying to get playlists transferred off an old phone. I connected the phone to the laptop with a cable but it's not showing up in Music, nor is it acknowledged in ...
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Album artwork missing after iTunes -> Music conversion

After changing my iTunes Library from iTunes to the new Music app on Big Sur many of my music files are missing album artwork inside the new Music app: The thing that's worth nothing is that album ...
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Set global defaults for Catalina Music "as Songs" display

In Catalina Music, as in iTunes, choosing View/as Songs shows songs in a column layout that I prefer. However, Music defaults to the following columns, which I don't like: Title, Cloud Download, ...
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Songs are in the wrong order in the Music app (macOS only)

A bunch of albums have their songs show up in the wrong order, when I look at them in the Music app (macOS Big Sur 11.0.1, although this has been happening in older versions too). When I look at the ...
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Music 1.0.5.10 on MacOS Catalina 10.15.7 not showing 'Up Next' list in Mini Player

I click the 'up next' button, I get history. I don't see 'up next'. I see nothing in view, preferences or window menus. Available docs refer to this as the 'up next' button and do not indicate how ...
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AppleScript and Music

I have created a small AppleScript that queries Music App if it is playing, and if it is then it queries and gets artist and song name. Now I want to query some more information. Where can I find the ...
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How can I move library files with macOS Catalina's new media apps (Music.app, TV.app)?

Just as with iTunes before them, the new media apps allows us to create a new library, or select an existing library by holding alt and double-clicking the application's bundle in ~/Applications. But ...
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Double-clicking on a song in Finder launches Music.app but doesn't play it

Back in the day of iTunes, when double-clicking on a song in Finder it oppened iTunes and started playing it. Now, using Music, the same action only open Music and copies the song into it. Then I have ...
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music playlists disappear

anyone know a fix to stop this from happening? Apple says known issue...... 1st pic shows settings in Music and phone in iPhone Finder. I sync all playlists to Phone. The next 2 pics show what ...
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"Show In Playlist" CatalinaOS

I've created a custom keyboard shortcut for the "Show In Playlist" command in the Music app. When I use the shortcut, I can see the menu bar is selected, but it does not open a menu showing ...
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Apple Music Library Does Not Sync Correctly Between Two Macs

I use a Mac mini as a server and an iMac to work on. I maintain my music collection on the iMac, but I regularly copy the chances over to the Mac mini using an AppleScript with a rsync command. This ...
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