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Has anybody got a good beginners guide on how to use itunes ?

Discussion in 'Apple Software' started by Fr0dders, 9 Jun 2010.

  1. Fr0dders

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    Looking for a nice easy guide on how to get music onto an iphone, and how to sync it etc..

    I can do it myself, but looking for a nice idiots guide to give to somebody else.
     
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  3. Fr0dders

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    thats ideal.

    thanks :)
     
  4. ^187

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    No probs :>
     
  5. Guy

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    Aha perfect timing was just about to post something similar. Is there anyway to get rid of music on itunes that I have moved the music out the directory it knows? Like remove dead files on Winamp?
     
  6. Fr0dders

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    yeah if you attempt to play the file, it will prompt you and say it cant find it

    then gives you the option to remove it or to locate it.
     
  7. Guy

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    Is there anyway on doing en masse?
     
  8. Fr0dders

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    select all (or use shift / ctrl select) right click, delete

    then just choose delete from library and keep the files.
     
  9. Guy

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    Manually select all?
     
  10. Fr0dders

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    Just use the standard windows shortcuts

    use ctrl + a to select all

    or select the file at the top of your list, hold down shift, then scroll down the bottom, select the bottom file. Both will select all.
     
  11. Guy

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    Sorry I mean music with a (!) next to them to show that it's not working.
     
  12. Fr0dders

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    are you on mac or windows because it makes no difference for me ?

    if i right click a track with a ! next to it, i get exactly the same menu as one without.
     
  13. Guy

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    Might not be being clear, sorry.

    I have loads of (!) scattered about my library and I want to select them all and delete. The only way I have found that works is manually selecting them and it takes aaaages. Does that make any sense? Cheers
     
  14. Feek

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    I don't have the link handy but you can get a script that does it for you. It's called something like 'super dead track remove' and is worth a google for. It works really well, on the odd occasion vie managed to get some dead links it's cleaned them for me.
     
  15. Fr0dders

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    i getcha now

    I dont know of any other way than manual no. Try feeks idea :)
     
  16. Guy

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    Bah Mac only that one Feek, but cheers anyway

    MrLOL, thanks for your help mate

    Apparently there is a way of doing it with playlists, still playing with it to get it to work.

    edit: Aha, worked around it. Select all, change something on all the files like BPM and it wont be able to update the (!) ones, so then I can easily get rid.
     
    Last edited: 9 Jun 2010