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Sluggish iTunes despite following steps

I have my iTunes on an external 1 TB USB drive for iMac (10.6). It is around 250 GB. Despite following the steps of moving the itl and other files to my computer Itunes folder as layed out nicelly in this link among others (look at user roncron's commments at bottom of page). ITunes is still sluggish when deleting tracks especially. I have 3GB RAM, not using any other item while running iTunes, and Activity Monitor doesn't show any large discrepancies of things running in the background (unless I am looking at it wrong). Maybe my computer is just too old or needs 4 GB of RAM. thanks.
posted by snap_dragon on Dec 22, 2013 - 5 answers

iTunes iPhone filter: Changing default from iTunes Radio

So ever since the new iTunes version came out for iPhone, when you open it up, it starts at the radio screen. Not "Now Playing" or even "Songs." It opens to the thing that doesn't work with my usage plan and I have to change it back. Every. Single. Time. So It's an annoyance. The question is, is there ANY way to change it short of jailbreaking the thing?
posted by rileyray3000 on Dec 10, 2013 - 4 answers

Updating to HD Album Artwork: Best free, painless software solution

Looking for a slick way to update the album artwork for a large (>150gb) music library on a PC. The key here is updating to HD album artwork. My smartphone has a really high res screen and most artwork looks awful on it. What's the easiest, most painless way to do this (for free!)? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Dec 10, 2013 - 2 answers

iTunes Replacement?

What is the best open-source iTunes alternative in 2013? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by anemone of the state on Dec 4, 2013 - 12 answers

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

Help me stop downloading music from the cloud

I have all this music on my iPhone. But when I go to play it, it has to download it from the cloud first. Although the playlists are there, nothing is actually being stored on the phone. So it takes ages and chews through lots of data when I just want to play a song. How do I get rid of all this cloud nonsense and just store old-fashioned music files on my iPhone? (Relevant: I have iTunes Match switched *off* in Settings -> Music on my iPhone.)
posted by peter1982peter on Dec 2, 2013 - 4 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

iTunes is pissing me off.

iTunes now streams podcasts from the cloud, and as far as I can tell no longer provides the capacity to download the mp3 podcast files onto my iMac. [more inside]
posted by elf27 on Nov 8, 2013 - 8 answers

iOS syncing issues via Outlook/iCloud. Can it be done?

I have an iphone and an ipad which I use daily. Due to work policies, my data is setup via Outlook (not Exchange) and synced via iTunes to both devices. I use iCloud to maintain mirrored info for websites, pictures, etc but NOT contacts. I'm getting tired of having to plug both devices in to sync them to the same data. Is there anyway to use iTunes to sync to my phone and then use iCloud to maintain data integrity across to the ipad? Or will this end up giving me duplicates in my Outlook contacts?
posted by damiano99 on Nov 3, 2013 - 1 answer

How do you change iTunes account name?

I received a class action notice at my home re: an iTunes settlement. It had my maiden name on it. This was a couple of years after I changed the name on my account (maiden to married name). It was about six months after I changed the billing address, so iTunes clearly updated my billing address but not my name. How do I change this? Correct name is showing up in iTunes, but again, it doesn't appear to have been updated in whatever the "real" database is. Sounds like a silly question but I'd really like to have all areas reflect my married name.
posted by trandolph on Oct 29, 2013 - 5 answers

Using Ubuntu to clean up my music library

I have an ubuntu powered fileserver that I primarily use as a media server these days. There are many files on the machine that (for various reasons) I no longer have a license to play.* What is the best way to scan through all the songs in my library (about 30k) and filter out those that will not play given that they do not all have an exclusive filetype? *Example: a song that was bought by a roommate with a license shared through iTunes that is no longer shared.
posted by stuboo on Oct 23, 2013 - 9 answers

optimum number of tracks for an iTunes playlist?

I want to leave iTunes randomly shuffling through a given playlist for as long as possible so I don't have to futz with it, but I also want to actually hear *all* the tracks in the list, not just those that the random shuffle always seems to favor. How many/few tracks should I put in a playlist? [more inside]
posted by 5Q7 on Oct 16, 2013 - 6 answers

Make iTunes album view go away!

iTunes-filter: I would like to nuke the albums view from orbit. [more inside]
posted by computech_apolloniajames on Oct 15, 2013 - 1 answer

Not Loving Podcasts in iOS 7

Actually, I'm kind of not loving anything in iOS 7. Perhaps it is the shock of the new. Or just realy ugly design. Anyway, that is not my problem. My specific issue is that iTunes is now apparently arranging my podcast feed at random, rather than alphabetically or any other sensible system. Looking at online forums, there doesn't seem to be a way to fix this. Is there? Or, failing that, is there another podcast app that would work better for me?
posted by GenjiandProust on Sep 21, 2013 - 14 answers

Large-button controls for iTunes on desktop mac?

Can't believe I've had such trouble finding a set of larger 'big button' controls for itunes. I'm using iDisplay and an Android tablet to declutter my screen, but the lowest-resolution option for the tablet in iDisplay still makes things [and in particular the iTunes mini player] unusably small when dragged onto the tablet screen. [more inside]
posted by aesop on Sep 18, 2013 - 3 answers

Help me get my iTunes library into the living room without a computer.

I'd like to be able to play my 30+GB iTunes music library in the living room, without needing a computer, and without spending more than around $250. I don't have a receiver, speakers or an iPod without enough capacity to hold my full library, though I do use iTunes Match. What are some good options for this? [more inside]
posted by iamisaid on Sep 2, 2013 - 11 answers

How do I sync a never-synced iPad to iTunes without any data loss?

I lost my iTunes installation in a hard drive crash. I have a backup from many months ago. I have an iPad and iPhone that have never been synced to iTunes because I got them since the hard drive failure. I'd like to re-install iTunes from the backup and sync my iPad and iPhone to the re-installed iTunes without losing any data or re-installing apps. How would I do that? [more inside]
posted by Rob Rockets on Aug 29, 2013 - 2 answers

Best podcast handler for archival/organizational issues

Better podcast handler/podcatcher wanted. My current setup is iPhone 4S 32GB / Windows 7 / iTunes - I have been using iTunes since my first iPhone and I'm ready to switch. I am an avid podcast listener and this is where iTunes and I have come to a parting of the ways. [more inside]
posted by clerestory on Aug 25, 2013 - 5 answers

Does iOS 7 sync with iTunes 10.7

Does iOS 7 (beta) sync to iTunes 10.7 or will iTunes 11.0.x be required? I have held back on upgrading iTunes past 10.7, but I am wondering if I'll be forced to upgrade to 11.0.x once iOS 7 is released. I sync via USB on a Mac with 10.6.8. I'm not inserted in WiFi sync and don't use iCloud.
posted by ridogi on Aug 13, 2013 - 4 answers

iTunes Store screen is blank?

All of the sudden my iTunes Store screen on my Macbook Pro is blank. I'm using the latest version of iTunes and it's not a network problem as my iPad and iPhone connect fine. Help? [more inside]
posted by meerkatty on Aug 12, 2013 - 6 answers

Could an iPhone's broken antenna prevent it from activating in iTunes?

I sold someone an iPhone 3G after I dropped it two stories, fully disclosing the damage as far as I could tell; destroyed glass, a big chunk missing out of the back, non functioning power button, and that the antenna was likely broken since it would not connect to a carrier/network. It was also clear from the description that this was being sold as "for parts, not working." Buyer is claiming they are unable to activate the phone in iTunes, which says "there is a problem with your iPhone." Is this to be expected, given the description above? Can you help me say how, specifically this is to be expected given the condition described?
posted by brbmaroon on Aug 10, 2013 - 13 answers

Multiple nested music folders in iTunes, missing music, gah!

While attempting to migrate to a new desktop PC, I discovered that my iTunes library contains multiple, nested "music" directories much like this guy's. Have any MeFites faced and solved this problem? [more inside]
posted by onshi on Aug 6, 2013 - 5 answers

How to batch embed album artwork on a Mac

Can you recommend software to use to embed album cover artwork into mp3s on a Mac? [more inside]
posted by diamondsky on Aug 5, 2013 - 2 answers

Want: Music. Not want: CD. Want: Support local music stores. How?

Is there a good way to support local music stores if I don't have any interest in purchasing physical media (e.g. CDs, LPs)? [more inside]
posted by vernondalhart on Jul 28, 2013 - 19 answers

Getting more out of Spotify

I signed up for Spotify recently, and I love having zillions of tracks at my fingertips. But at the same time, I feel like it's changing (and maybe diminishing) the way I listen to and explore music. Can you help me get more out of my listening experience? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jul 26, 2013 - 12 answers

Itunes Library Streaming From DropBox

I want to stream my iTunes music from my DropBox via an iOs app called Tunebox. But my music's Apple Lossless, and Tunebox only handles AAC/MP3. So I need to efficiently recreate/duplicate all playlists with lossy versions and figure out where to store the darned music library. [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover on Jul 11, 2013 - 6 answers

Can't make purchases from Itunes App Store - Chile and the US

I am from the US and have a bank account with Bank of America. I live in Chile and the billing address attached to my account is in Chile. My iPad was linked to an itunes account with the US app store. But, when I tried to make a purchase (free apps download fine,) I am told that I can't have a billing address outside the states. So I made another itunes account for the Chile app store but when I try to buy something there, I'm told my card is "not supported in the Chilean store." [more inside]
posted by saul wright on Jul 7, 2013 - 4 answers

Deleted iPhone apps won't go away

How do I remove deleted app history from iTunes? [more inside]
posted by cazoo on Jun 21, 2013 - 7 answers

I sync I have a problem.

I'm absolutely bumfoozled about how to manage my PC and my iPhone to be able to download library books. Confusion inside. [more inside]
posted by BlueHorse on Jun 20, 2013 - 11 answers

How do i get my podcasts to sync?

I just got a new ipod(classic) today, all the music synced fine and most of my podcasts too. However, i have 18 that won't sync and it keeps saying it can't find them even though they're all right there on itunes as i just downloaded them. I made sure everything was up to date, and even restarted itunes but still nothing. If it matters i'm using a mac(2007/08?), with itunes 11.0.3, snow leopard. Is there anyway i can get them to sync?
posted by earthquakeglue on May 19, 2013 - 5 answers

A USB key doesn't really lay right in an envelope, you know?

How do I gift a physical representation of an MP3 download? [more inside]
posted by sparklemotion on May 15, 2013 - 17 answers

iTunes organization fiasco

What am I doing wrong? iTunes is moving my music folders around causing havoc. [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Buck Turgidson on Apr 27, 2013 - 6 answers

How should I spend $50 at the iTunes store?

I've been given a $50 gift card to the iTunes store, and I'd like some help spending it. [more inside]
posted by gladly on Apr 23, 2013 - 15 answers

Take this tune, I want to lose it. Take this song, I'll never use it.

I was changing my iTunes email address, which is my iTunes I. D. My old email address is going away, necessitating the change. I got to looking in my purchases, and all of them were there, under the new I. D. but there were a handful of songs (6 or 7?) listed as purchased by me that I DID NOT purchase. A bunch of show tunes (not that there is anything wrong with that). [more inside]
posted by Danf on Apr 19, 2013 - 6 answers

Last Played and Play Count tags not updating in iTunes 11.0.2 (26)

I am having a problem with iTunes 11.0.2 (26). It appears that the "Last Played" and "Play Count" tags are not updating, where they had been working for some time. [more inside]
posted by terrapin on Apr 18, 2013 - 0 answers

Music Library Management for iPad/Linux

Is there an application that runs on iOS, or that runs on Ubuntu and has an iOS client, that will allow me to manage (as oppose to merely play) my digital music collection? I need to be able to import new files I have ripped, edit tags, and edit file/folder structure from my iPad due to carpal tunnel syndrome. [more inside]
posted by gd779 on Apr 6, 2013 - 4 answers

iTunes backups silently failing, all data listed as "Other"

I have an iPhone5 and an original iPad, which I back up to my PC (running iTunes on Windows XP). However, now when I plug in either device to the PC and start iTunes, all the data is listed as "Other" (in an orange bar across the bottom of the window). Further, when I click "Back Up Now" the sync begins, then stops after a second or two with no error message. Can I recover from this without losing my data? [more inside]
posted by logopetria on Apr 5, 2013 - 8 answers

Moving to SSD, moving iTunes, overthinking beans

I am adding an SSD as a boot drive in my Mac Pro. I am comfortable installing it, and intend to clone the existing boot drive onto it with SuperDuper! However, I'm confused about how and WHEN to move my documents, iTunes library, etc. in the process. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Apr 4, 2013 - 4 answers

Update/restore iOS devices using Acer Chromebook running ChrUbuntu?

Long story short- I'm trying to make a go of it with an Acer C7 Chromebook as my main computer. I installed ChrUbuntu, and this is my first foray into the world of Linux. I like it so far, but it does beg the question of what to do with backing-up/restoring my iPhone 4s and iPad (original). Pretty soon I'm going to want to unlock my iPhone so I can switch to a prepaid plan, and I understand you need iTunes for that. Is there a Linux workaround that anyone knows about?
posted by letstrythis on Mar 15, 2013 - 1 answer

How to transfer a file folder to an iPad

Are there any iPad file management apps that will allow a file folder (complete with nested folders and files) to be dragged into it? [more inside]
posted by AwkwardPause on Mar 12, 2013 - 16 answers

you can stop reading to me now, itunes

I love listening to audiobooks as I fall asleep. I hate skipping around trying to find my place the next day. Is there a way to tell itunes to stop playing after X minutes (probably 20 or 30), so that it doesn't keep on keeping on long after I've conked out? The books are all on my computer in audiobook form (not as music, which I know itunes sometimes does), so I can't separate tracks into sleep-friendly playlists.
posted by tan_coul on Mar 9, 2013 - 11 answers

How to upgrade Mac iTunes library from v6 to v11?

Computer #1 runs iTunes 6, and uses a library that's on a remote SAMBA share (NSLU2, if it matters). I want to move the library to a local drive on Computer #2, which came with iTunes 11. What do? [more inside]
posted by raspberry jam and clothes iron on Mar 7, 2013 - 3 answers

How can I get Home Sharing in iTunes to stay connected?

I can Home Share via iTunes (from PC to laptop), but can't get the connection to stay. [more inside]
posted by Twicketface on Feb 21, 2013 - 5 answers

Help me wrap my head around iTunes and its kin

Where can I find a good, clear explanation of the functions of iTunes and its offshoots (the App Store, Music, Podcasts, iTunesU, etc.) and how to use them correctly? [more inside]
posted by not.so.hip on Feb 19, 2013 - 2 answers

Best iTunes Alternative for managing music on iPhone?

Is there an iTunes alternative that will easily allow me to drag and drop files back and forth from my PC to my iPhone? My old computer died, and iTunes is being ridiculous, not allowing me to sync to another computer. Should I use MediaMonkey? iFunbox? What's the standard that everyone uses? Thank you.
posted by surenoproblem on Feb 18, 2013 - 1 answer

Help me sort out my messy digital media/device issues

Should I get a new iTouch? Or ditch iTunes and start fresh with something else? Get an Android tablet? New phone? Plus a new OS for my laptop? Feeling overwhelmed! [more inside]
posted by wannabecounselor on Feb 11, 2013 - 5 answers

How should we listen to music at home?

The last time I bought a stereo, Reagan was president. I don't know if they're even called stereos any more. Please help me figure out what I want and how to set it up. [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Feb 2, 2013 - 6 answers

Combining 2 iTunes Libraries

Two macs, one old, one newer. Trying to combine to distinct iTunes libraries into one, without losing playlists. [more inside]
posted by Bohemia Mountain on Feb 1, 2013 - 1 answer

What Android remotes work with Itunes 11?

I've checked a couple different apps, and I can't find an Android remote that works with Itunes 11. Is there one? [more inside]
posted by garlic on Jan 27, 2013 - 2 answers

iTunes to Android

How do I transfer my iTunes library from my desktop iMac to my Samsung Galaxy tablet?
posted by jabo on Jan 26, 2013 - 10 answers

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