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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 - 12 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

I miss cassette MixTapes! How to correctly tag/import into Itunes

Itunes 11.1.5 MAC OS X 10.7.5 --- I made a mixtape with a hodgepodge of MP3's that I downloaded from here & there. What do I need to do in the ID3 Editor to make sure they import into Itunes as one album and in the correct order? (Currently it makes 3-4 albums of the same name with a few of the songs in each identically named album.) [more inside]
posted by crayon on Jul 1, 2014 - 4 answers

A playlist which prefers to play songs I REALLY like over filler?

I'm wondering if it's technically possible to "weight" a song's importance on a playlist so that it has a higher chance of being played. With that weigh ranging from "100% certainty" to "do not care one way or the other." [more inside]
posted by miltthetank on Jun 30, 2014 - 5 answers

Can I really not buy an iTunes giftcard for someone in another country?

I'd really like to give someone an iTunes gift voucher. Problem: I'm in the UK and they're in the US, and my googling so far says it can't be done cross-border. Is there a workaround I'm missing?
posted by meronym on Jun 19, 2014 - 5 answers

Has something happened to the Kevin Pollak Chat Show iTunes feed?

Does anyone know if there's something wrong with the Kevin Pollak Chat Show video podcast iTunes feed? Starting with the 5/20/14 episode #204, only the episodes titles are downloading automatically from the subscription into my iTunes but not the episodes themselves. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jun 9, 2014 - 4 answers

Summer Jams: When I Want Them, How I Want Them

What is the best way to make a mix and have it appear as an album in iTunes? [more inside]
posted by joelhunt on May 29, 2014 - 8 answers

iPad and iTunes Question (Seperate Computers)

How do I set up/configure an iPad on a computer that won't be used as the main/regular computer? [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on May 15, 2014 - 13 answers

This isn't my music

I normally listen to podcasts streamed from my iPhone 5 to my car over bluetooth or occasionally via USB. A few times, I've plugged in the phone only to have it start playing a random track, one which I have never downloaded and which (I have confirmed by searching on my phone and on a synced computer) is not in my iTunes music library. I don't think it's through iTunes radio, either, as the songs do not appear in my radio history and are unlikely to be generated by the stations I have developed. Where are these songs coming from??? This morning it was something by Of Montreal, if that's helpful.
posted by karbonokapi on Apr 22, 2014 - 11 answers

What do I need to be a bedroom / no plans on going public / turntablist?

I am obsessed with DJ Yoda, who is a pretty famous turntablist DJ. Example of his work In a nutshell, he takes either existing music or beats he creates on his own and mixes it with dialogue samples from other music, tv shows, movies, etc.....Add some scratching and all that type of stuff. I wanna learn how to do that. What do I need? [more inside]
posted by TwilightKid on Mar 10, 2014 - 3 answers

iPhone won't sync after software update and janky cable

Trying to get my iPhone 4S to restore and sync from recent backup via iTunes and no love. [more inside]
posted by *s on Feb 27, 2014 - 6 answers

Keeping my iTunes "Music" folder in my DropBox

I'm experiencing some problems with keeping my iTunes "Music" folder in my DropBox. Details (not too involved!) follow. [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover on Feb 27, 2014 - 6 answers

Seeking custom 2-button remote to navigate itunes forward/backward.

For use with a Mac Mini. Wireless preferable but not essential. [more inside]
posted by ducky l'orange on Feb 24, 2014 - 5 answers

iTunes Gracenote Server Error

iTunes keeps hitting a "Server Error" whenever I try to download CD information from Gracenote. Help?! [more inside]
posted by Saxon Kane on Feb 24, 2014 - 4 answers

Red circles are destroying my iPad listening pleasure

I am unable to play over 50% of my 5000 songs on iTunes due to the red circle problem described here. Apple doesn't have a solution (called apple care several times) but perhaps the hive mind does. Please help. [more inside]
posted by Xurando on Feb 23, 2014 - 10 answers

Did Itunes just remove some audiobooks? Where should I buy it now?

I was going to buy James Ellroy's the cold six thousand on Itunes yesterday but opted to buy it tonight instead. I just logged on to Itunes store and it is no longer available. It was there yesterday. I have never purchased an audiobook from another source other than Itunes. What is the easiest way to do this. I like how Itunes loads them on my Ipod and keeps a "bookmark" when I swtich to listen to music. I've never used audible or simply audiobooks. Does anyone have any experience with these? Do they download into multiple mp3s? I am not having much luck. I was excited to listen to David Simon's Homicide until I saw that it was abridged with no unabridged version available. Just to avoid confusion, Itunes did not remove an audiobook I bought and loaded on my Ipod, but an audiobook was available in there store yesterday but not today. Thanks in advance
posted by kbbbo on Feb 10, 2014 - 10 answers

What is going on with my Ipod?

I started having problems with my Ipod and I am unsure of the best way to remedy the problem. [more inside]
posted by kbbbo on Feb 2, 2014 - 3 answers

Software to automate/schedule playback within a playlist

Need advice from desktop productivity nerds, radio nerds, MP3 playlist nerds, and general problem solving nerds. I volunteer at a community FM radio station. Everything we play is a stream from a Winamp playlist (look inside for the reasons for this). We need a piece of software (or a creative solution) that can be automated to jump to a place in a playlist and then schedule itself from there. Very complex details inside. [more inside]
posted by DJ Broken Record on Jan 24, 2014 - 4 answers

Our IPod icon does not show up in I-tunes

Hi, We just got an Ipod Nano (the latest one) for Christmas and when we first got it out of the box we were able to download music from our computer to the I-Pod. We did it with I-tunes and I remember seeing something that indicated that the I-Pod was being recognized by the I-tunes website. No problems downloading to the I-Pod. But now I'm trying to add some music and the I-Pod is not being recognized. The new songs are in my library (under I-tunes) and they are already paid for. I have Windows Vista. The little white USB cord is not having a problem with charging the I-Pod, but nothing on the computer indicates that the I-Pod is recognized. When I am in the library, I click on DEVICES, and I can see a word that says sync, but sync is not in bold, another words I can't click on it. Any advice? I already turned my computer off and on again, and also took out the USB and put it back in as well. I went to the website and read the manual but there is so much there and I don't see how to do any of the instructions if the I-pod is not recognized. Thanks, Lynnie-the-pooh
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Jan 22, 2014 - 7 answers

iTunes music purchase without using iTunes software

Is there any way to buy music from iTunes without installing the iTunes application? [more inside]
posted by parakeetdog on Jan 19, 2014 - 13 answers

Help converting audible .aax files for use on jump drive in car

Recently, I am finding myself with a significant amount of drive time. I have many audio books I have downloaded from amazon which use the audible proprietary .aax file. They play in iTunes but I need to put them on a jump drive so that my MicroSoft sync system in my car will recognize them and allow me to listen. I could care less about the DRM, sharing or any of that business. I just want to be able to use the files outside of my Mac. They are too long to burn to a CD I have searched the web with no satisfaction. Any answers, oh wise mefi?
posted by ooklah on Jan 17, 2014 - 3 answers

Who is this artist?

Who is this R&B artist I saw in the iTunes new releases less than a week ago but cannot find now? [more inside]
posted by daninnj on Jan 16, 2014 - 1 answer

no shuffle for you!

I share a computer with my kids, and our iTunes library has both my music and theirs on it. I also subscribe to iTunes Match, which my kids don't use. I don't want their music to show up on my devices. Is there a way to keep music on iTunes on a Mac without also having it show up in iCloud? I know you can delete music from a computer and keep it in the cloud, but I'd like to do the opposite of that.
posted by creativenothing on Jan 15, 2014 - 4 answers

Listening to Podcasts on a PC

I am looking for suggestions around programs that I can use on my PC to listen to my podcast. (it should also download and update my podcast regularly) [more inside]
posted by ladoo on Jan 10, 2014 - 6 answers

Is there a way to ditch the album cover view in Music app on my iphone?

This is simple. When my phone is in portrait modein the native music app, you get a useful player. But in landscape mode the screen turns into a collection of album covers to choose music. Which stinks. Any way to have the portrait usability in landscape mode?
posted by rileyray3000 on Jan 1, 2014 - 1 answer

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