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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

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 "move" an iTunes profile to a new desktop profile after Win 8 installation

How do I get iTunes to sync to a new desktop profile (on Windows PC) [more inside]
posted by chris88 on Nov 1, 2012 - 1 answer

Fuck iTunes

Can't figure out how to transfer music from old iPod Classic to new iPod Touch on PC. [more inside]
posted by Lobster Garden on Aug 29, 2012 - 4 answers

Looking for software for windows to tag movies and tv shows media files for itunes.

I had been using a mac to keep my media files and had been using "Ripit" to rip my DVD's and "identify" to tag the resulting files and put into itunes to watch on Apple TV. Due to file space I have moved to a PC running Windows 7 to do this. And while I have found software to rip the DVD's I cannot find software to add the tags such as "synopsis", "cover art", and "episode details"? You suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Me-Fi
posted by ndaguiar on Jul 25, 2012 - 1 answer

Looking for software for windows to tag movies and tv shows media files for itunes.

Looking for software for windows to tag movies and tv shows media files for itunes. [more inside]
posted by ndaguiar on Jul 17, 2012 - 0 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

Please help me make this Russian-speaker's computer work better for her (iTunes, WiFi)

How can I configure WiFi and iTunes on a Windows 7 machine, when not only don't I know much about Windows 7, but the entire user interface is in Russian? [more inside]
posted by amtho on Aug 12, 2011 - 7 answers

But I wanna listen to This American Life

Why can't I download itunes? How do I fix error 1317 if I already fixed it? [more inside]
posted by jenlovesponies on May 17, 2011 - 15 answers

How to Redirect or Block Most Audio Output?

What's the best way to make sure that nothing except iTunes outputs sound while running XP? [more inside]
posted by SpiffyRob on May 11, 2011 - 5 answers

I need emo music. But I don't have any.

Posted for a friend: iTunes went apeshit, drive has been emptied of music. WTH? [more inside]
posted by iarerach on Mar 26, 2011 - 8 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

iTunes album art must die.

iTunes 10.0.1 and Windows Vista. Help me kill the album art, kill it dead, for good. Permanently. For, like, EVER. [more inside]
posted by chez shoes on Oct 22, 2010 - 12 answers

How do I get the music from my mac-formatted ipod onto my new windows computer?

How do I get the music from my mac-formatted ipod onto my new windows computer? [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso on Sep 21, 2010 - 4 answers

How to sync iTunes libraries between computers to use a single external HD?

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 - 7 answers

iTunes headaches!

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 - 1 answer

iPhone/Windows file manager advice?

Looking for recommendations for a iPhone media file manager running on Windows XP [more inside]
posted by mojohand on May 25, 2010 - 5 answers

How can I stream my music library to my iPhone?

How can I stream my music library to my iPhone? [more inside]
posted by criticman on May 4, 2010 - 12 answers

Win iTunes plugins to have?

There seem to be some interesting plugins for doing tedious library management chores (like say, TuneUp or TidySongs). Googling produces tons of non-reviews reviews and noise, and I don't feel like messing my stuff (and time) with lots of try-and-see's, not to mention you have to pay for them (yes, I'm ok with paying for a couple of these things if they are worth it but not just to experiment). So if you're so kind to share, tell me your personal experience and recommendations for iTunes plugins, for Windows. If your experience if s of something so vile I should run away from it, do tell too!
posted by Iosephus on Apr 8, 2010 - 8 answers

iTunes keeps reordering my songs!

iTunes won't order/list/play songs in an album in the order of the track number. I have specified the correct track number of the songs in the info thing, but it won't sort according to that field within an album. Is there some way to get around this? [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Nov 12, 2009 - 7 answers

iPhone's DRM - let my music go!

Does the DRM on iPhone work differently than the DRM on, say, the iPod Classic? [more inside]
posted by DandyRandy on Sep 16, 2009 - 4 answers

What's up with my music files on my PC?

What is up with my music files' titles turning into nonsensical four-letter titles? [more inside]
posted by ishotjr on Sep 8, 2009 - 8 answers

How do I safely move my iTunes library to a different HD?

How do I safely move my iTunes library from one hard drive to another? [more inside]
posted by valleys on Sep 8, 2009 - 7 answers

How do I change part of a title across several episodes of the same podcast in iTunes?

How do I change part of a title across several episodes of the same podcast in iTunes? [more inside]
posted by booksherpa on Jul 27, 2009 - 2 answers

Keeping iTunes rating info in sync

Is there a way to keep ratings and playcounts in iTunes synced across different computers that works in Windows? I've found a Mac-only solution (echodio) but there doesn't seem to be an equivalent option for Windows.
posted by your mildly obsessive average geek on Jun 14, 2009 - 9 answers

N'Sync you are not.

Can you help me figure out my iPod's bizarre behavior? [more inside]
posted by Rewind on Jun 9, 2009 - 4 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

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 stop iPod nano time from changing when syncing with iTunes?

My iPod nano clock resets to a different time whenever I sync it with iTunes. How can I prevent this? [more inside]
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Oct 12, 2008 - 5 answers

iTunes/iPod conversion - temp file?

Help me solve an iTunes problem I hope I won't have. My poor little Dell has been working hard all day, processing a .M4V file using the "Convert Selection for iPod" feature in iTunes. After 12 hours it's about 75 percent done, but it's raining here. Our power has a bad habit of going out during storms, and I'll be really depressed if I lose this in-process file if/when the computer reboots. [more inside]
posted by Sweetie Darling on Aug 26, 2008 - 9 answers

I don't really feel like rating over 2000 mp3s all over again, so help me not have to do so!

I'm thinking of nuking my hard drive and reinstalling Windows XP. This means iTunes, which sits on my C Drive, will obviously be wiped and reinstalled. If I do this, will I lose all the star ratings and other individual settings I have for my mp3s (which are stored on another partition that I won't be wiping)? If so, is there some file in the iTunes directory or somwhere else that I could back up and add to my new iTunes installation so I don't have to individually rate every mp3 I have all over again?
posted by Effigy2000 on Oct 31, 2007 - 5 answers

iPod without iTunes?

Is the standalone iPod software (that is, ex-iTunes) no longer available for Windows? If not, where can I find an old copy of the Windows install software? [more inside]
posted by Kwantsar on Oct 6, 2007 - 7 answers

Help me share.

Can I share a streamed-from-home music library with my coworkers via iTunes, without making them install special apps? [more inside]
posted by quarked on Jul 13, 2007 - 7 answers

iTunes annoyance

When I right-click the iTunes icon in the Windows system tray, often the taskbar context menu will pop up at the same time and interfere with the iTunes menu, like this. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by Aloysius Bear on Jun 23, 2007 - 8 answers

I add artwork to my ipod but it doesn't show up!

I have a Windows-formatted ipod that I run a mac. I am having trouble manually adding artwork to my ipod. I am unable to add the artwork in itunes and then view it on my ipod. The artwork will show up in itunes, but not on the ipod. Any suggestions? Thanks for any help!
posted by slhpatterson on Apr 24, 2007 - 6 answers

iTunes is driving me batty

How do I make iTunes remember my column setup? Every time I open iTunes, I right-click on the columns and set the "Track #" column to be visible. And every time, iTunes forgets! How do I make it remember? [more inside]
posted by qvtqht on Mar 20, 2007 - 5 answers

Best way to use iTunes on Mac to play music library on PC?

What is the best way to use iTunes on a new Mac Mini to play my music library, stored on my Windows PC? [more inside]
posted by snarfois on Mar 12, 2007 - 6 answers

Name that Tune?

Name that tune: I need a game for iTunes / some other MP that will quiz me on track names & artists from a specific subset of my library. (on Windows) (also, advice on music memorization is welcome) [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Mar 6, 2007 - 4 answers

Make my iPod nano visible again!

Why does my IBM laptop hate my iPod nano? [more inside]
posted by amber_dale on Dec 30, 2006 - 8 answers

Windows iTunes accessing MP3s on Mac

(MacWinFilter) - How do I access a Mac OS/X Server share from Windows XP using AFP (iTunes)? [more inside]
posted by bkdelong on Oct 25, 2006 - 7 answers

Help me share my iPod over my local network through iTunes' sharing function.

Is there any easy way for a PC-user to share their iPod through iTunes sharing without ripping the contents of the iPod to the local machine's disk? [more inside]
posted by fet on Sep 1, 2006 - 4 answers

Dont let me loose my playcounts!!!

Save my itunes playcounts and ratings! Damnable windows has crashed! [more inside]
posted by gergtreble on Jul 20, 2006 - 6 answers

How do I programtically access and modify music metadata entries through iTunes?

Has anyone ever managed to use iTunes and COM to access the iTunes database and modify MP3 meta-data tags? I need to change the genre for every track by a certain artist and since I have a list of over 800 artists, it is not something I can do by hand. [more inside]
posted by mr_silver on Apr 7, 2006 - 13 answers

Windows Media Center + iTunes Library + OCD = suck.

Windows Media Center + iTunes Library + OCD = suck. [more inside]
posted by robbie01 on Mar 19, 2006 - 2 answers

How to use iTunes library?

iTunes help - Windows version, am confused as to how the library works. [more inside]
posted by jkaczor on Dec 27, 2005 - 8 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

Automagic insertion of album art into iTunes on the PC?

What is the most reliable way of automatically adding album art images to iTunes on a Windows PC? [more inside]
posted by unclemonty on Nov 9, 2005 - 15 answers

Why can't I edit file information in iTunes anymore?

Irritating iTunes problem. [more inside]
posted by TayBridge on Nov 4, 2005 - 5 answers

I should just get the Mac Mini, shouldn't I.

Windows equivalent of AppleScript? [more inside]
posted by Skyanth on Oct 8, 2005 - 7 answers

iTunes on Windows 98?

A family member recently got an iPod Nano along with some gift certificates for iTunes. But her computer runs Windows 98 first edition. Apparently there are workarounds to use the iPod, but what about purchasing from iTunes?
posted by Nikolai on Sep 24, 2005 - 5 answers

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