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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

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

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

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

Getting AACs in bulk to become MP3s to better be played with SDs.

What's the best - and ideally free - way to get a LOT of AAC's onto a memory card that will play in my car? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Feb 24, 2012 - 9 answers

Does an itunes-type program exist for video files?

Does an itunes-type program exist for video files? [more inside]
posted by coolguy#1 on Jun 25, 2011 - 14 answers

Help me reign in iTunes

Please help me reign in iTunes! I want iTunes to automatically organize almost all of my music into folders of its choosing, but I want to prevent it from organizing certain folders/albums of music that I have. Is there an easy way to do this that I'm missing? [more inside]
posted by Dr. ShadowMask on Jan 8, 2011 - 9 answers

How do I play 4TB of music on separate hard drives on iTunes?

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 - 3 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

Culling my musical herd

Looking for a media player for Windows that can directly delete files. [more inside]
posted by sonicbloom on Jul 14, 2010 - 9 answers

How to share my iTunes library so that my pc and mac can use it and keep unicode filenames?

I want to put my itunes library on a shared drive or NAS. I have 2 spare older laptops and was hoping to connect external drives to them and share them. But I have some (a lot of) songs that have filenames not in english. Some are unicode and some are big5 (an asian character encoding). I also want to be able to admin my itunes from windows and mac os or maybe just mac os. [more inside]
posted by brinks on Jan 3, 2010 - 4 answers

iTunes + new hard drive = headache

MrR moved my music drive (to a larger hard drive yay!) and iTunes is not handling this gracefully at all. (He hates iTunes, will not use it, and therefore did not follow any of the procedures detailed in the answers to this question.) The directory trees are all the same, the only change is the drive letter. How do I get iTunes to look in the right place without losing all the metadata (ratings, play dates/frequency)? (PC; iTunes does not organise my library; the old drive is already removed from my computer and wiped. Changing each file path individually is functionally not acceptable (30K files!), nor is changing the drive letter.)
posted by jlkr on Oct 30, 2009 - 23 answers

I really don't like iTunes

Annoying iTunes library question [more inside]
posted by Hartster on Jul 28, 2009 - 5 answers

great mp3 mountain

how (on a mac) to share and browse an external hard drive full of music , all of which is stored as numbered files with the music details only in the mp3 meta data. [more inside]
posted by compound eye on May 23, 2009 - 10 answers

iPod/iTunes freezing on song transfer

Newish iPod freezing during transfer from computer. Also HDScan not appearing in the diagnostics. Anything (additional) I should try before taking advantage of the service plan? [more inside]
posted by tremspeed on May 5, 2009 - 2 answers

iTunes library sharing

I'm having a party at the weekend and planned on playing some music in the garden using iTunes - I need some help setting this up! [more inside]
posted by anonaccount on May 1, 2009 - 5 answers

How can I de-dupe my entire music library while preserving iTunes data?

How can I de-dupe my entire music library while preserving iTunes data? [more inside]
posted by DrDreidel on Feb 13, 2009 - 12 answers

Music library sharing with iTunes

Help me figure out how to share my music on one computer with two other computers in a way that makes iTunes happy. [more inside]
posted by Argyle on Feb 6, 2009 - 3 answers

Is it possible to edit the iTunes "Date Added" field without resetting the system clock?

Is it possible to edit the iTunes "Date Added" field? I am trying to relocate all of the music in my iTunes library from one computer to another and have had no luck keeping the "date added" field in tact. I am willing to manually edit the date added field for every album to match my old database. Is there an easier way to do this other than to constantly reset my system clock? I have over 1100 albums!
posted by anthropomorphic on Feb 2, 2009 - 15 answers

How to tell itunes that individual tracks are not whole albums?

How can I group all of my individual (not on an album that I own) tracks together in itunes so that Cover Flow really is just whole albums that I own? [more inside]
posted by Lotto on Jan 8, 2009 - 3 answers

iTunes Xp and iPhone Remote won't play together

Can't seem to get this to work. iTunes sharing + iPhone remote - Mac Book Pro works, Xp doesn't; same network. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by filmgeek on Dec 30, 2008 - 2 answers

How to move my iTunes library from one computer to another while keeping in tact the original "date added" field for all 100gbs?

How to move my iTunes library from one computer to another while keeping in tact the original "date added" field for all 100gbs? [more inside]
posted by anthropomorphic on Nov 25, 2008 - 9 answers

iPod iTunes music library management

Is there a way, (3rd party program, plug in, etc...) that will let me compare my iPod's music library against my iTunes library, (maybe on dual panes?) and visually mark which songs on my iTunes library are not in my iPod and viceversa? [more inside]
posted by Yorke and Vedder on Aug 5, 2008 - 3 answers

How to best handle my iTunes library?

What is the easiest and best way for me to share my large iTunes multimedia library amongst 4 Macs? [more inside]
posted by arniec on Jul 22, 2008 - 12 answers

Help me organize my iTunes library!

What's the best way to organize and re-tag my enormous MP3 library? (iTunes, Mac 10.5, 20k+ songs) [more inside]
posted by cosmic osmo on Jun 15, 2008 - 21 answers

Help Me Rebuild My iTunes Library

My Macbook Pro was stolen. Just about the only non-shitty thing about it is that I keep my huge iTunes library on an external drive. All the music files are on the drive, but the data files (library.xml) were on the stolen Mac. I have another Macbook. What's the simplest way I can rebuild my library on it? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on May 8, 2008 - 13 answers

How to move iTunes library to new PC?

How do I move my iTunes library from my old PC to my new PC? I listen on my iPhone, not an iPod, which I understand does not function in disk mode. I've searched other answers and can't find one that addresses these particular issues, plus the Apple website claims iTunes version 7.0 "fixes" this problem which really makes me nervous. Thanks!
posted by carriest on Apr 15, 2008 - 7 answers

How do I nicely organize my library of 80 gigs of MP3s?

How do I nicely organize my library of 80 gigs of MP3s? [more inside]
posted by Nelson on Feb 18, 2008 - 27 answers

iTunes added my new music tracks as podcast episodes, but doesn't show them under Podcasts -- how can I delete them?

I added some new music tracks to iTunes, and for some reason it thought they were podcast episodes. So it doesn't show them under 'Music'. But it's not showing them in the 'Podcasts' library either. I've deleted the music files from the Finder, but how can I clear out the tracks from my iTunes library? [more inside]
posted by chrismear on Jul 31, 2007 - 5 answers

Why doesn't my iPod library match my iTunes?

Please help with a strange iTunes 7.3 problem - Library and synced iPod aren't "matching up"! [more inside]
posted by Ekim Neems on Jul 9, 2007 - 9 answers

Why can't I add new mp3s to my Itunes library?

A month or so ago, I became unable to add new tracks to Itunes. Whether I try to add via clicking on the track, dragging into iTunes, or adding the track from the file menu, the result is the same. I have also tried changing my preferences so that the track does not copy to the iTunes library when it is added; still the same. When I try to add a track, my hard drive just spins and makes a little clicking noise and iTunes goes into "not responding" mode, with the spinning pinwheel. [more inside]
posted by fastbacker on Jun 6, 2007 - 7 answers

iTunes library moving issues

I've moved my iTunes folder from a network drive to a local drive. I need to reformat the remote drive... but Apple says I need to leave certain files from the old directory in place. Also, there's a big size difference between the old and new folders. Help! [more inside]
posted by onshi on Mar 24, 2007 - 4 answers

itunes importing into the podcast library instread of the music library

I imported some mp3s into iTunes, searched for them in my music library and couldn't find them. I tried re-importing them: same thing. Finally, I found them in the podcast library. I don't want them there. How does iTunes decide to put a particular mp3 in the podcast library? I can't see any obvious tag that tells it to do this. What can I do to these mp3s to get to to show up in my main library?
posted by grumblebee on Dec 2, 2006 - 9 answers

...and all that remained was Journey.

ITunes is slowly eating my music library. This is happening gradually, a few dozen songs at a time, but as surely as the humble Colorado River carved the mighty Grand Canyon, so too will the topsoil of my music collection disappear. [more inside]
posted by sourwookie on Nov 27, 2006 - 17 answers

iTrouble with iTunes

All the audible.com audiobooks vanished from my iTunes library, and iTunes won't let me re-import them. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Sep 17, 2006 - 17 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

Reading Itunes on the Crapper sans Laptop

Itunes Library help: I couldn't find this using Itunes or the ask mefi search. [more inside]
posted by kuujjuarapik on Feb 16, 2006 - 8 answers

managing synched itunes libraries

I have a powerbook, an external hard drive, and more music than will fit on my powerbook. I would like to keep a single organized library on my external hard drive and have a subset on my powerbook. I can do that easily enough -- but when I add iTunes to the mix . . . [more inside]
posted by kingfisher, his musclebound cat on Feb 3, 2006 - 11 answers

iTunes: Compilations, multiple disc albums. Tracks won't display in order.

Help me with iTunes: Why won't my compilations display the tracks in order? Similarly: Why won't my multiple-disc albums display the tracks in order? [more inside]
posted by defenestration on Feb 2, 2006 - 8 answers

The Hardy Boys & The Missing iTunes Library

Help me solve the case of the missing iTunes library. [more inside]
posted by helvetica on Nov 30, 2005 - 9 answers

Share The Rock!

Sharing music between computers via iTunes (using shared library). Anyone know how to do it? [more inside]
posted by crapples on Nov 15, 2005 - 10 answers

In iTunes, why do songs I uncheck not play during shuffled playback?

In iTunes, why do songs I uncheck not play during shuffled playback? I just want to uncheck songs I don't want on the iPod and let 'em play normally in the library. It's easier than making a playlist for the iPod each time I add new albums. Alternatively, how do you manage your library when it exceeds the size of your iPod?
posted by riffola on Sep 12, 2004 - 12 answers

iTunes trashed my library! Can XML save my sanity?

iTunes trashed my library! Can XML save my sanity? [more inside]
posted by kjh on Jun 25, 2004 - 8 answers

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