I have about 4TB of music on 4 separate hard drives. None of this music is currently imported into iTunes. I'd like to keep it on the hard drives -- and be able to access any of the hard drives through iTunes [i.e. the music from all 4 hard drives would appear in my music library but remain on their original hard drive.] What's the best way to do this?
posted by melodykramer
on Sep 14, 2010 -
My sister needs a specific recording of Rhapsody in Blue really fast, and it should be on iTunes but we can't find it... [more inside]
posted by dubadubowbow
on Sep 8, 2010 -
iTunes broke my calendar. I can no longer sync Outlook to my iPod Touch because "sync server failed to sync." I can't find an answer to this on iTunes help although I do see that others have had this problem. Any suggestions? I've always done this over a USB cable. Nothing has changed except the calendar won't sync anymore. My iTunes software is up to date. I think Notes and Contacts are syncing -- though I just realized I haven't really tested that. I don't sync music in this operation, I do that from a different machine with different settings.
posted by Sia Stewart
on Aug 25, 2010 -
I am trying to sync my ipad and iphone to my new imac. I transferred all of my information to my new imac from my mac mini via ethernet yesterday. Now my ipad and iphone are recognized by iphoto but not itunes. I checked, and I have the latest version of itunes installed. (I also have 3 separate accounts on the computer if that makes any difference).
posted by cg1
on Aug 19, 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 -
On Friday, I used Sn0wbreeze to update my (jailbroken) iphone 3gs from 3.1.3 to 4.0. Everything went smoothly, and I restored all my previous apps and files. I synced the phone a few times that night to get all my settings the way I wanted. Today, I plugged in my phone to sync it, but now iTunes is showing the "Set Up Your Phone" screen, with the options of either setting it up as a new phone or restoring from a backup. What gives, and how do I make it quit? [more inside]
posted by Captain Cardanthian!
on Aug 16, 2010 -
Does anyone know of an iTunes plug-in that will auto-detect the BPM of all songs BMP and add it to the file's ID tags in iTunes? [more inside]
posted by beemsterman
on Aug 15, 2010 -
iTunes: In the transition to a NAS device, I lost the xml file that held all my playlists, ratings and playback counts, so I had to start over with a new library. I have found a backup, but it's incomplete as I have since added quite a lot of new media. How can I best get my newly-found ratings and playback counts back in?
posted by crickets
on Aug 12, 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 -
How can I get my iPhone to backup or update or sync? iTunes gets stuck on "Backing up" for a very long time (hours...). [more inside]
posted by and1
on Aug 6, 2010 -
Can anyone explain a seeming inconsistency in the iPhone remote app for controlling iTunes? And ideally provide a work-around. Under certain conditions, iTunes DJ is stopping mid-track and other music starts when it really shouldn't. [more inside]
posted by leakymem
on Aug 4, 2010 -
I want to interrupt a playing itunes stream with another program's output. I already have many pieces in place, but I need to trigger itunes to shaddap. How to do? [more inside]
posted by disclaimer
on Jul 21, 2010 -
I recently bought The Twilight Zone Season 2 box set on DVD. I'm wondering how to turn the set of DVDs into a nice TV show series in iTunes complete with episode titles and other information about each episode. I've tried using Handbrake, but all of the DVD chapters are of the same length and it looks really confusing. I have an iPad and would like it to look like other TV show seasons do that are purchased from the iTunes store. Anything super automated and created for this purpose?
posted by antgly
on Jul 16, 2010 -
I love the new iOS4 capability of making and naming playlists on my ipod touch. I hate when I sync to iTunes on my computer and it wipes them all out. I have iTunes set to 'manually manage music and playlists' for my touch because I add/manage music on my touch from multiple PCs. If I check the checkbox to 'sync selected songs/playlists,' it tells me that all of my music will be wiped out.
Is there some way to allow my playlists to be kept on my device and preserve my ability to manually manage music without having to wipe out the entire music library
posted by mattholomew
on Jul 12, 2010 -
How to stream from iTunes to iPhone (now that Simplify Media is shutting down)? [more inside]
posted by aberrant
on Jun 27, 2010 -
Does anyone know what happened to SoundJam MP, and possibly where I could find the source so I could create something for my use? [more inside]
posted by Bathtub Bobsled
on Jun 27, 2010 -
i am trying to update my iphone to ios4 and when i click to check for updates all it tells me is that my itunes
is updated. why won't it update my iphone
? how do i get it to?? [more inside]
posted by violetk
on Jun 22, 2010 -
Yet another Itunes Library question! I started a new Itunes library on a new Macbook Pro because my old Mac died. I finally got around to moving all the old Mac's mp3s into the new library, and I would now like to import the old library file (leaving my current playlists intact) to recreate the old Mac's playlists. I did this once before, so I know it can be done, but I can't remember how or find the instructions I used. Thanks!
posted by Spacelegoman
on Jun 19, 2010 -
Please Hope Me! My internet connection is fine as is my internet access - but none my mac software is connected to the internet it seems. [more inside]
posted by JaiMahodara
on Jun 16, 2010 -
I have iTunes set to both “Keep iTunes Media folder organized” and “Copy files to iTunes Media folder when adding to library.” Somewhere along the way I deleted songs from my library without also deleting them from my computer, which means I have a 14GB discrepancy between the files in my iTunes folder and the files actually included in my library. [more inside]
posted by cosmic osmo
on Jun 10, 2010 -
My Mac won't allow me to access iTunes Store anymore...What's going on? [more inside]
posted by mnb64
on Jun 9, 2010 -
I have two kids. Each has an ipod touch. Planning on adding two more to the household (mom and dad). Problem: I created an itunes store ID for each kid. Looking backward, wouldn't it have been smarter to create ONE Apple ID for the family, so I can see what is being purchased? I had a recent breach in my credit card and had several unauthorized purchases from Itunes...having one account might have led me to see this fraud a little sooner. (apart from checking my credit card statement daily)
What do you multi-iphone-Touch families do? one account?
If the devices all get registered to one account, can one transfer a paid app from one device to another?
Will apps already purchased be lost if I consolidate the devices under a different username?
Any family Apple device strategies appreciated.
posted by teg4rvn
on Jun 7, 2010 -
Several of my podcasts (This American Life, Radio West, and Radiolab) have split in two in iTunes. Help what was sundered and undone be made whole, the two made one. [more inside]
posted by weston
on Jun 4, 2010 -
I have an external hard disk (a Western Digital My Passport), I have all my music in this drive and I want to be able to use it on my Mac and my girlfriend Windows machine, but I want to sync the library, with all the ratings, playlists, etc.
Is that possible in any way? [more inside]
posted by Leech
on Jun 2, 2010 -
What exactly do I need to do to be able to download a Japanese exclusive iPhone/iPad app? (I am in the US, and the app in question is Puyo Pop Fever Touch.) [more inside]
posted by raygan
on May 31, 2010 -
iTunes/Networking Filter: Cannot see a shared library that resides on my Windows XP desktop on iTunes on my Windows 7 laptop... [more inside]
posted by ganzhimself
on May 30, 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 -
Looking for recommendations for a iPhone media file manager running on Windows XP [more inside]
posted by mojohand
on May 25, 2010 -
My website's podcast needs to change the RSS feed URL that iTunes picks up. How can I redirect iTunes to the new feed? I don't want to lose our current subscribers during the changeover.
posted by Servo5678
on May 14, 2010 -
How can I make an iTunes smart playlist with randomly selected songs including no repeats from any one artist? [more inside]
posted by tractorfeed
on May 4, 2010 -
Okay Apple has killed something beautiful named Lala
. Need help finding a replacement. Requirements inside. [more inside]
posted by occidental
on Apr 30, 2010 -
Why does iTunes hate me? Not me specifically, but my iMac G4? Twice in the past month, I have had to wait as my entire iTunes library loads, as if it is loading for the very first time. iMac G4, 1GHz, 1.5Ghz SDRAM, OS 10.5.8. iTunes 9.1.1 just installed. 235Gb music files on 750Gb USB external drive. The "loading iTunes library" becomes a two to three day affair. [more inside]
posted by beelzbubba
on Apr 30, 2010 -