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Help me rescue my hard drive!

I have my entire iTunes library on an external hard drive. I have a computer that has no problem accessing the iTunes library on the external hard drive, but for any other purpose refuses to acknowledge the existence of said drive, because it's a powerpc external hard drive. I would like to figure out how to transfer my iTunes library to a brand new external hard drive to use with my new mac. [more inside]
posted by ambrosia on Jun 28, 2015 - 10 answers

OS X based approaches for managing large (>1TB) music library?

I use iTunes on a MacBook Pro, and my music library will soon be large enough that it won't fit on my local HD. On top of that, I'll likely be adding another Mac to my home network, and would like to share the library between them. [more inside]
posted by kanuck on Jun 13, 2015 - 11 answers

Restore/update problems with iPhone 5s

Asking for my partner: Not able to restore or update an iPhone 5s on iTunes without getting repeated error messages which cancel the update/restoration. Please hope us! [more inside]
posted by Chairboy on May 9, 2015 - 11 answers

iTunes-how to restore previous version -- can it be done?

Is it possible to move backward in iTunes versions? I'd love to get an earlier one. [more inside]
posted by jackmcc on Apr 29, 2015 - 4 answers

Please help me transfer my itunes library to my ipod

My old laptop died, and I purchased a new laptop. I was able to recover the purchased songs from my itunes account, and they show up on my new laptop in my itunes library. However, my ipod won't load songs from my itunes library. It will only load the songs I have imported by cd, not the purchases from itunes. Can you help me? [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot on Apr 26, 2015 - 4 answers

Can I get these movies from iTunes to a Kindle Fire?

I bought some bluray+DVD+download discs of some movies for my kids. When we're traveling, it's nice for them to be able to watch on their tablet - a Kindle Fire - but when I try to use the download code that came with the DVDs, it only gives the option to download to iTunes. Is there a way to get these onto a Kindle Fire? [more inside]
posted by cmaxmagee on Apr 23, 2015 - 6 answers

Steaming Media Player? Should I buy?

Just wondering if I should get a streaming media player, such as Apple TV or Roku? [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Apr 20, 2015 - 10 answers

Speeding up the Organizing of Movies in iTunes Library

I am running iTunes 10.6.3 on an external HD for my iMac 2.93 Ghx Intel Core 2 Duo with 4 GB Memory. Movies are mp4. I want to organize in bulk by selecting a bunch of movies and putting them under "Horror", "Action", and "Unwatched", for example. [more inside]
posted by chicaboom on Apr 10, 2015 - 5 answers

Ghost in the Machine

My laptop is being wacky. Without me touching the volume keys when typing, the volume keeps re-adjusting--up, off, down, whatever. Additionally, iTunes is opening up when I have not tried to open it. I can quit, force quit, restart, whatever. It just keeps happening. MacBook Pro mid-2012 running Yosemite 10.10.2. iTunes 12.0.0.140. I could update iTunes, but I am out of the country with limited bandwidth. Any ideas what is going on?
posted by Stewriffic on Apr 9, 2015 - 9 answers

Over 2000 Songs on Three And A Half Compact Discs For Only $2.98!!

Inspired by a recent FPP, I went to iTunes to buy Charles Mingus' Ah Um. I found the standard 12-track album (9 original, 3 new) for $9.99, a $16.99 50th Anniversary Edition (24 tracks), a $4.99 album (9 original tracks), and also for $4.99, Charles Mingus Complete Recordings: 1957 - 1960, a 9-album, 68-song collection including the 9 original Ah Um tracks. Being no dummy cheap, I got the latter, and am now wondering if there are any other festivals of musical bargains which may be lurking on the iTunes, and have some other questions about how to tell a good compilation from bad, and the differences in editions and releases of the same albums. [more inside]
posted by Alvy Ampersand on Apr 8, 2015 - 5 answers

iPod drifting out of sync: why?

I have no idea whether everyone with an ipod has this issue or if it's just me doing something wrong: the track listing on my ipod in iTunes on my computer is way out of sync with the ipod's real contents. [more inside]
posted by zadcat on Apr 1, 2015 - 3 answers

echo issue in VLC

I tried playing an audio file in VLC and its all echoy and stuff. Theres no audio special FX installed on my computer and it sounds fine in Itunes. Any ideas?
posted by wheelieman on Mar 21, 2015 - 2 answers

Excellent mis-priced 99 cent albums in digital stores?

I love finding albums that digital music stores fail to price correctly. Some examples: Hildur Gudnadottir's Leyfdu ljosinu, James Blackshaw's Lost Prayers, a concert of In C, and the continuous mixes of Hernan Cattaneo's Balance 26). Do you know any great, bargain-basement priced esoteric albums for sale? Do you have a great system for finding them? Please reveal your secrets!
posted by Going To Maine on Mar 19, 2015 - 5 answers

please bring back springsteen, nirvana, but maybe not madonna....

Explain the current state of music and podcast buying/storing/playing to me as though I am 5 years old and have never owned an iPod. [more inside]
posted by headnsouth on Mar 18, 2015 - 11 answers

Apple Genius's day off

Need help perfecting an Apple-based home network/ to suit my family’s needs [more inside]
posted by timshel on Mar 17, 2015 - 8 answers

Obsessed in organising your music files? Me, too. I need your help.

What's a great alternative to iTunes? (I'm using a Mac.) [more inside]
posted by pleasebekind on Mar 9, 2015 - 4 answers

Networking experts: Why won't this device pull an IP address?

I'm following-up on this question that I posted in December. I now have two iHome iW2 AirPlay speakers that I want to use at work. The problem is that when I connect them to the LAN, they don't pull an IP address. [more inside]
posted by alex1965 on Feb 21, 2015 - 13 answers

PC to Mac Switching Questions, Specifically device Syncing

I'm finally making the switch from PC to Mac, and I have some questions to make sure it all goes smoothly with my peripherals, which are currently synced to my PC. I have an iPhone 6 and an iPad 4th gen updated to the latest iOS. I'm specifically concerned with keeping my text messages and app data. [more inside]
posted by nickhb on Feb 13, 2015 - 2 answers

Making a Mixtape with iTunes

I'm trying to make a (somewhat belated) 2014 "Mixtape" to share with friends. I have a Mac-centric home network, but I'm getting frustrated trying to simply do the following: 1. Create a playlist 2. Order the playlist and change album artist etc so it will show up as a various artists album 3. Export the songs. [more inside]
posted by sauril on Feb 11, 2015 - 7 answers

Itunes Alternative

Can anyone recommend an alernative to Itunes for ripping CDs, organizing music files, creating playlists, and moving them to my Ipod? [more inside]
posted by marxchivist on Feb 11, 2015 - 5 answers

iTunes bugs mix the bourgeoisie and the rebel

What's the best way to keep podcast subscriptions and listens on two Macs and an iPhone synced that supports downloading episodes (i.e., not web-only)? If the answer involves iTunes, I might need an explanation of how to fix it since each copy of iTunes seems to be doing its own thing. I'm not looking for live slinging/transfer of audio to another device since the Macs are in completely different locations and the phone isn't always around.
posted by michaelh on Jan 14, 2015 - 2 answers

How to recover passcode-disabled ipod without restore?

Child Bac appears to have mis-entered her passcode on her 5th-generation iPod touch enough times to cause it to disable itself. It does not appear that the iPod has ever been synced with iTunes or backed up to iCloud. Is there no way to regain access to the device without a full system restore and loss of data? Really? Anybody who can touch a locked iPod for ten seconds can carry out a denial of service attack against it? Surely I'm missing something.
posted by bac on Jan 5, 2015 - 13 answers

Can iBook serve up 2 iTunes Libraries on Home Network?

I'm thinking about using iTunes on an old iBook G4 with an Apple TV 2 as a simple media server on a home network. I've been using the Apple TV for years but Home Sharing sometimes drops and I want to try the iBook as a kind of bridge. [more inside]
posted by R2WeTwo on Jan 1, 2015 - 2 answers

iTunes + Internet Archive

Is there an easy way to make concerts I nab from the Live Internet Archive play nicely with iTunes (esp. iTunes 12)? [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones on Dec 23, 2014 - 5 answers

Mac iTunes users: How do you deal with miscellaneous MP3s?

I recently switched to an iMac after a lifetime of being a PC user. It's been great, except for this one mystery: What's the best way to play single MP3 tracks that you don't much care about, without them mucking up your pristine iTunes database? [more inside]
posted by flod on Dec 20, 2014 - 12 answers

Open-Source Replacement for iTunes

iTunes has a nice interface but it sucks deep down. Is there a good open-source iTunes alternative for Windows? Linux and Mac OS are nice but not a necessity. [more inside]
posted by anemone of the state on Dec 11, 2014 - 17 answers

Selling MP3 downloads via mobile.

What options make the most sense for selling audio drama MP3s for mobile users? [more inside]
posted by davebush on Dec 9, 2014 - 0 answers

Converting podcasts to mp3 songs in Itunes 12

I subscribe to the KEXP song of the day. It's got great stuff. I used to be able to right click on the podcast and say "Convert to AAC" and then just change the type to music. Now...not so much. What's the trick to turning podcasts into songs these days?
posted by rileyray3000 on Dec 4, 2014 - 6 answers

Cheapest way to stream audio over a wired LAN?

I'd like to use the LAN at work to push music out to remote speakers throughout the building. The speakers would be wired into the LAN, and the music would be streamed from a single PC running iTunes (or something similar -- it doesn't have to be iTunes itself). [more inside]
posted by alex1965 on Dec 4, 2014 - 5 answers

Preparing my iPhone 4 For Sale

Going to try and sell my iPhone. Looking for suggestions to try and wipe it of any information. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Dec 2, 2014 - 5 answers

What music ecosystem should my pre-teens use?

Our two pre-teen children have been clamoring for more ways to listen to music, and they're both going to have personal wifi-only Android devices after Christmas. What music ecosystem should we set them up with (or encourage them to use)? [more inside]
posted by QuantumMeruit on Dec 1, 2014 - 10 answers

Podcast Management and Downcast App

After posting my last question, I have purchased Downcast and am ready to use it as my main podcast organization method/app. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Nov 24, 2014 - 5 answers

Getting Podcasts on my iPhone 6 (iTunes 12). Frustrated.

Can't seem to get the podcasts that I want onto my new iPhone. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Nov 17, 2014 - 11 answers

Favorite iTunes playlist missing from 75% of my devices?!

I run iTunes Match on four devices: a 2010 iMac, a 2012 iMac, a 2012 Macbook, and an iPhone 5c. One of my favorite playlists has gone missing on the phone, the Macbook, and the 2012 iMac, but not from the 2010 iMac. What's gone wrong and how can I fix it? [more inside]
posted by underthehat on Nov 11, 2014 - 3 answers

How to un-hook podcasts between my iPad and my Mac?

I have an iPad mini (16GB, wi-fi only, running iOS 8.x) that I use mostly for reading the web--never for listening to podcasts--and want to get rid of the podcast files that are unwanted on the device and just taking up valuable space. [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Nov 2, 2014 - 2 answers

Migrating my iphone syncing from PC to Mac. Outlook/itunes questions!

I've been syncing my iphone via itunes on my windows laptop for years. I've also used the same itunes install to hold my media library (mounted via a NAS on the wifi router.) I use Outlook to manage contacts. Just got a mac mini to use as a media server. I want to sync through that now. I'm not sure if going through icloud is the right choice. Is it? [more inside]
posted by damiano99 on Oct 27, 2014 - 0 answers

iTunes library: properly managing compilations

I need help in figuring out how to manage the compilation CDs in my iTunes library so that each song appears under its proper Artist listing but the entire CD line-up appears under its proper Album listing. I can't seem to get my library to do both at the same time. [more inside]
posted by Jamesonian on Oct 26, 2014 - 9 answers

Is there any way to get iTunes Wifi Syncing to actually work reliably?

iTunes WiFi Syncing seems to have worked around 3% of the time I've tried to use it. Any way to increase that percentage a bit? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Oct 16, 2014 - 2 answers

Sudden iTunes Woes

iTunes suddenly stops working on a fairly brand-new PC... [more inside]
posted by kuanes on Oct 8, 2014 - 6 answers

How to get the music from my Ubuntu machine to my Airport Express?

How would you push audio from a 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04 machine to an Airport Express? [more inside]
posted by General Malaise on Sep 26, 2014 - 3 answers

Why won't iTunes sync my music to iDevices? Difficulty level: Aneurysm.

Why won't my music sync and play properly?! I have been struggling with this since iOS 5? 6? Feels like forever - I am so beyond frustrated. So much so that I am ready to just stop using music on my iPhone and iPad completely. Which was the reason I got an iPhone in the first place. [more inside]
posted by wayward vagabond on Sep 23, 2014 - 13 answers

How to Transfer My iTunes Library?

My entire iTunes library is on a 2008 MacBook. That computer is running Mac OS X, Version 10.5.8. I’d like to transfer the entire library from that old laptop to my new laptop, a (brand new) MacBook Pro, and to my phone, an iPhone 5c. The problem is that the version of iTunes my old computer is running is apparently too old to be compatible with my new devices, *and* too old for any of the available updates. How can I transfer my library with as little cost and fuss as possible? [more inside]
posted by rue72 on Sep 13, 2014 - 12 answers

How to reset my jailbroken iPhone?

I have a jailbroken iPhone 5s that iTunes will not recognize. [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Sep 11, 2014 - 2 answers

iMac Accessories

Purchasing a new iMac, looking for accessories recommendations. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Aug 13, 2014 - 14 answers

Can I stream iBooks to my Roku?

We have a bunch of kids books we got through the iTunes Store. They have audio and video elements and are not available via YouTube. Is there a way to stream these books to our tv using a Roku device?
posted by spunweb on Aug 10, 2014 - 0 answers

ISO presentation / media remote for Mac and PC.

I am looking for a usb or bluetooth device that I can use to control Powerpoint/Google slides AND iTunes. [more inside]
posted by rossination on Aug 3, 2014 - 4 answers

Create an iTunes smart playlist of singles

My iTunes library consists of 80% complete albums and 20% singles from bands. Without going through and tagging all those singles in any specific way, is there a way to create a smart playlist that will pull all the music with the criteria artist-has-only-one-track or something similar?
posted by ish__ on Aug 3, 2014 - 7 answers

Can I correct track information in iTunes match without downloading

I've migrated all my songs to iTunes Match, because I don't have space on my hard drive. But some of my ripped tracks have weird names, dating back from when I manually ripped the CDs. Is there a way of (semi?)automatically correcting these without having to download my whole library, or go through manually? [more inside]
posted by danteGideon on Jul 24, 2014 - 5 answers

iTunes is the bane of my existence

Is there hope in restoring photos that have not been backed up or synced onto iCloud? [more inside]
posted by hampanda on Jul 23, 2014 - 1 answer

Weird PC problem with 3 programs

My husband has a problem with his computer and we can’t figure it out. He has a PC with Windows 8.0. He’s having trouble with three specific programs (Chrome, Google Earth and iTunes). The three problems started at about the same time. Is this a problem with his PC or with the programs or something else? (details and pictures inside). [more inside]
posted by OrangeDisk on Jul 17, 2014 - 4 answers

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