I currently use approximately four+ computers with all major OS'es (Mac, Windows, Linux-Ubuntu) between work and home. Plus an Ipod Classic for portable music listening. Problem is keeping my music library up to date on all machines, or synced together. If I create a playlist, or change ratings, genre, etc. the results also aren't propagated to the other machines. On Windows and Mac I've been using Itunes but I'm not necessarily tied to it, but it does work on 2 of the 3 OS'es.
There are some previous similar questions, but all look several years old.
posted by aarondesk
on Dec 3, 2013 -
When I burn a CD, some songs that sound fine in iTunes on my computer will inexplicably have between 3-20 seconds of 'silence' at the beginning, thus causing my car's CD player to skip them if I don't fast forward to the actual music...WTF? (do my best to give some Tech Specs inside!) [more inside]
posted by PeppahCat
on Nov 25, 2013 -
Looking for software to automatically rate songs in my iTunes library on my Mac (Mountain Lion). I have Autorate
, but it hasn't been upgraded in three years and no longer works reliably with my iTunes library as of my upgrade to Mountain Lion. I've also searched Doug's Applescripts
and come up dry. Difficulty: large library (18K local songs) + iTunes Match (made no difference with Autorate but has been an issue with other metadata apps).
posted by immlass
on Aug 9, 2012 -
My iTunes is suddenly missing thousands of songs and all my playlists despite the music files still being there--have tried Apple's fix. [more inside]
posted by mermaidcafe
on Jun 26, 2012 -
Nitpicky question: I'm not real happy with the name of the iTunes section "Audiobooks" - I'm usually using it to stash stand up albums or other stuff that isn't music. I'd like to rename it, something like "Performances." Is there a way I can tweak my (English) language files to make this happen? [more inside]
posted by Apropos of Something
on Jun 14, 2012 -
Help me set up a media server for my computer network on one of two old Windows boxes. [more inside]
posted by rocketman
on Feb 6, 2012 -
I'm having trouble getting my Macbook to reliably communicate with, well, anything else on my network, and not having a spare router or laptop is not helping the troubleshooting process. [more inside]
posted by Tomorrowful
on Sep 20, 2011 -
I'm an Automator noob and I have an Automator/iTunes question. [more inside]
posted by pdb
on May 28, 2011 -
OSX automation. Broadly speaking: I have a folder where all my music torrents go. How can I get these automatically added to iTunes. [more inside]
posted by karmaportrait
on Feb 27, 2011 -
How can I get my Mac to tell me what music I've played most in the last month? iTunes seems to only record total play count. I don't want to publish a record of my listening to an online service such as last.fm. OS X 10.6; iTunes 10.
posted by nowonmai
on Jan 30, 2011 -
Specifically: How can I write a script to find out what songs are on my iPod that aren't in my MacBook iTunes library? And, more generally: What's a convenient and low-WTF scripting languge/library/bridge for iTunes/mp3 scripting needs on OS X? [more inside]
posted by weston
on Jan 6, 2011 -
My wife just purchased a Macbook after using a Dell Mini 9 for several years. All of our music is on a WinXP server and shared out over the network. We want to keep it all on the server if possible. Importing the music into iTunes (over wifi) is slower and more painful than it is on the Windows machines, which I'm surprised about. [more inside]
posted by reddot
on Dec 7, 2010 -
Is there any nice software that works well with a MP3 library on OSX that is like iTunes was before iTunes became bloated and awful?
posted by xmutex
on Aug 17, 2010 -
I have a large collection of digital music, movies, and TV shows that I am adding to on a regular basis. I would like to come up with a way to create a nicely formatted list of all of this media on a scheduled basis and publish this for others to view. Please Help! [more inside]
posted by drgonzo2k2
on Aug 6, 2010 -
In iTunes 9.1, what is the applescript button number for the "Save Genius Playlist" button? [more inside]
posted by pompomtom
on May 28, 2010 -
How can I bulk rename files in itunes according to data contained in a separate file? [more inside]
posted by jlowen
on Nov 12, 2009 -
Is there a way, within iTunes, to change playlists (or navigate back to the main library) and to place the cursor in the search box using just the keyboard? [more inside]
posted by OmieWise
on Mar 1, 2009 -
Running Mac OSX, my iTunes window keeps moving so that the grey section that contains the play buttons, volume control, etc is hidden above the top of the screen. How do I fix it?
posted by Pants!
on Jan 12, 2009 -
How can I change file extensions on a group of files "in bulk", specifically from .flac to .mp3? Keywords: iTunes, Mac, OS X. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 30, 2008 -
I just got my Macbook back from the Apple Store today after they replaced the logic board on the unit. I've noticed that every song I play in iTunes seems to skip. Finding this odd, I opened up the Activity Monitor and looked at disk usage. It seems like whenever a read to the disk is made, iTunes seems to begin skipping. Furthermore, I have the same problem after trying to play mp3's via mpg123.
I'm worried that the skipping could be a sign my hard drive might be failing. I recently installed a brand new 250 GB hard drive from Newegg about a month and a half ago, so I'm somewhat skeptical. Is it a reasonable concern?
posted by phr4gmonk3y
on Jun 20, 2008 -
Legitimizing iTunes Library. I have *ahem* a friend. This friend has a reasonably large digital music collection being managed by iTunes on a Mac. He would like to understand the cost of ensuring this collection is 100% legal, having realized that the vast majority of it is not. [more inside]
posted by superfurry
on Jun 20, 2008 -
I'm looking for some best practice advice in moving my iTunes music and my iPhoto images off my local hard drive. The 160GB drive on my Macbook is about full. I know I can use a USB/Firewire/Network-attached external hard drive, but has anyone had luck using a service such as Amazon's S3 for this. I know if works fine for storing the files, but how usable is it to actually 'get' the files? [more inside]
posted by namith
on Apr 9, 2008 -
i have a 12,000 track itunes music library in os x. some of the tracks (~10%) have album art with them, but most do not. all tracks are tagged properly, and in theory should all have album art with them. i've tried itunes built in fetcher and many third party programs for adding album art. i can't recall names of programs, but most were very poor and would crash or not work at all. i would like to fetch art all together, because i don't want to go through 12,000 songs track-by-track. any ideas?
posted by willmillar
on Feb 24, 2008 -
I have the artwork/booklets for a number of CDs scanned in, and I would like to edit them and convert them to a PDF for use as a digital booklet in iTunes on OSX. What is the easiest way to go about doing this? Bonus points if I don't have to buy any software!
posted by drgonzo2k2
on Oct 14, 2007 -
What's the best way to turn an iTunes (Mac) playlist into a self-contained Flash player that will play the music in that playlist? It seems like someone should have already figured this out and created some kind of script that can do it, but I haven't been able to find any such thing.
posted by emelenjr
on Aug 15, 2007 -
How can I fix 6.000 tracks in iTunes, which have a wrong file path, without losing play counts and ratings? [more inside]
posted by einarorn
on Jul 19, 2007 -
How to identify corrupted MP3 files? I have thousands to go through, but only some are bad. (OSX) [more inside]
posted by rglass
on Jun 4, 2007 -
iTunes: is there any way of making it look at "Shared" music by default? [more inside]
posted by Pinback
on May 14, 2007 -
Itunes is not counting play counts and recently played tracks from my ipods.
posted by rglass
on Mar 23, 2007 -
What is the easiest way to move my iTunes and iPhoto libraries from an external USB drive to a network drive? [more inside]
posted by drgonzo2k2
on Mar 9, 2007 -
OS X Newbiefilter - Burning a DVD in iTunes on OS X - Will the disk be readable on a PC? [more inside]
posted by BlzOfGlry
on Feb 3, 2007 -
Had PC, got Mac, want to get ALL my songs + metadata off my iPod and into my Mac library. Have tried a few programs and they didn't work out exactly right. Your recommendations please! [more inside]
posted by Brainy
on Sep 11, 2006 -
I'm looking for some kind of library for reading and writing from the iTunes
database. [more inside]
posted by ChrisR
on Feb 4, 2006 -
I've searched Apple Forum, iPod Lounge, and others, yet have not been able to get a satisfactory answer. I need a plan, a strategy if you will, concerning iTunes for Windows on my Toshiba, iTunes for Mac on my iBook, an NTFS formatted external drive, and an iPod...too many elements. [more inside]
posted by sourwookie
on Dec 15, 2005 -
I just managed to delete my entire iTunes library. But I have it on my iPod. Problem is, the iPod is set to auto-update, and if I plug it into a computer with no music on it, it'll all vanish. Help. [more inside]
posted by logovisual
on Sep 17, 2005 -
One iPod (60 GB). One PowerBook. One XP Box. One keswick. How do I keep all four happy? [more inside]
posted by keswick
on Sep 12, 2005 -
Are there any other sites from which I can download music to my iTunes library on Mac OSX.3.8? The iTunes Music Store is missing a few of my favorites.
posted by clh
on Jul 6, 2005 -