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One Music Library to Rule Them All

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. Any suggestions? There are some previous similar questions, but all look several years old.
posted by aarondesk on Dec 3, 2013 - 8 answers

CD's not playing properly in my car?

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 - 11 answers

Current Mac automatic iTunes rating software.

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 - 5 answers

iTunes Missing Songs, Apple Fix Didn't Work

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 - 3 answers

iTunes Translations?

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 - 2 answers

Help me set up a media server for my home.

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 - 7 answers

Can I uninstall iTunes and Safari

How can I uninstall iTunes and Safari, and would doing so break anything else? [more inside]
posted by VoteBrian on Jan 20, 2012 - 12 answers

Having trouble getting my Macbook to communicate with other devices on my network.

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 - 11 answers

how to create an iTunes "joint" library?

Need a non-complicated method to merge 2 iTunes libraries while preserving playlists. Halp! [more inside]
posted by lonefrontranger on Jun 26, 2011 - 6 answers

No way to control it, it's totally automatic

I'm an Automator noob and I have an Automator/iTunes question. [more inside]
posted by pdb on May 28, 2011 - 2 answers

Automated Adding to iTunes

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 - 7 answers

How can I get a list of "most played songs in the last month"?

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 - 7 answers

iTunes: What's a low WTF way to write scripts for questions like "What songs are only on my iPod"?

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 - 7 answers

Help a Mac access music over the network stored on a Windows XP machine.

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 - 10 answers

iTune crashes everytime I insert a cd

iTunes crashes everytime I put in a cd. [more inside]
posted by jdl on Oct 10, 2010 - 8 answers

iTunes replacement?

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 - 10 answers

Help Me Automatically Publish a Nicely Formatted List of My Media

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 - 1 answer

Help with addressing itunes buttons with applescript.

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 - 3 answers

Keeping the RATINGS when moving iTunes stuff to a new Mac

Helping my father re-create iTunes on his new iMac—AND keep all of his song ratings. [more inside]
posted by blueberry on May 24, 2010 - 10 answers

Please help me sort out this iTunes library across multi drive problem...

Mac mp3s clusterf*ck... how to fix this "multiple mp3s in multiple locations, with some overlap, problem" after a hard drive crash...? Help... [more inside]
posted by You Should See the Other Guy on Jan 4, 2010 - 6 answers

How to bulk rename itunes files from external data source.

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 - 6 answers

Useful iTunes keyboard shortcuts?

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 - 3 answers

Halt, iTunes.

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 - 2 answers

Kraftwerk is just out of my reach!

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 - 17 answers

How can I automatically add tracks to the OS X iTunes Library?

Is there a scriptable solution to add items to the OS X iTunes library? [more inside]
posted by harkin banks on Nov 14, 2008 - 16 answers

Could the fact that iTunes skipping be a sign that I need a new hard drive?

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 - 4 answers

Researching going legit with dubiously sourced music collection

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 - 12 answers

Whats a good streaming source for Leopard?

What is a good icecast source client for leopard? [more inside]
posted by DJWeezy on May 21, 2008 - 6 answers

Get iphoto/itunes files off local drive? Maybe S3?

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 - 4 answers

fetching itunes album art in os x

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? thanks! -will
posted by willmillar on Feb 24, 2008 - 6 answers

What tools exist for OS X to manage my music library?

What tools exist for OS X to manage my music library? [more inside]
posted by Loto on Jan 12, 2008 - 9 answers

Making Digital Booklets for iTunes on OSX

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 - 8 answers

iTunes to Flash?

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 - 4 answers

Song files in iTunes pointing to the wrong location.

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 - 12 answers

Autocomplete track name fields in itunes?

Is there a way to set itunes to autocomplete the track name field? [more inside]
posted by horsemuth on Jun 28, 2007 - 7 answers

How to identify corrupt MP3 files out of thousands?

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 - 8 answers

iTunes and shared libraries

iTunes: is there any way of making it look at "Shared" music by default? [more inside]
posted by Pinback on May 14, 2007 - 1 answer

Itunes is not counting play counts and recently played tracks from my ipods.

Itunes is not counting play counts and recently played tracks from my ipods. [more inside]
posted by rglass on Mar 23, 2007 - 7 answers

Some music doesn't load in iTunes for XP but works fine on Mac

Some music copied from an Mac drive to a Windows drive doesn't load in iTunes on Windows XP. [more inside]
posted by TurkeyMustard on Mar 14, 2007 - 5 answers

How to move iTunes and iPhoto libraries to a network drive?

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 - 3 answers

Burning DVDs in iTunes

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 - 5 answers

My Library! Its being held prisoner! Oh, sob, all my lovely ratings....

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 - 8 answers

AirTunes, anyone?

Suggestions for AirTunes Fun / Hacks, please! [more inside]
posted by dance on Jul 7, 2006 - 5 answers

Programmatic iTunes library mods

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 - 7 answers

Help me rock out wirelessly

How do I listen to last.fm via airtunes? [more inside]
posted by unSane on Jan 14, 2006 - 4 answers

Does not play well with others.

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 - 12 answers

I deleted all my music. Help.

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 - 10 answers

How can I get my iPod to play nice with my PowerBook and my XP box?

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 - 9 answers

Shared iTunes on an ad-hoc WiFi network

Can you share iTunes Music Libraries over an ad-hoc (computer to computer) network? [more inside]
posted by samstarling on Sep 2, 2005 - 3 answers

iTunes alternative for OSX?

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 - 10 answers

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