music – iTunes app on macOS – play song now

I recently switched from Spotify to Apple Music. I can not find a play button next to the name of the song in the app (compared to Spotify). I can not find the option of playing the song instead of the song being played – which is strange and annoying. A workaround for this is that I right-click on the name of the song, set it to Play Next, and then use the >> key to switch to the next song. Is that the only way or is there something missing?

OS version: 10.14.6 and app is up to date.

Screenshot of the iTunes library page:

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Data Sync – sync iTunes with my PC

I want to add newly purchased songs to my iTunes library. When I connect my phone to my work PC and log in to my iTunes, I get a box asking if I want to remove songs, movies, or books. Will I approve or delete all songs and ringtones from my iPhone? Or can I transfer all songs and ringtones back to my iPhone after approval and synchronization?

Windows – Get photos from MobileSync data created by iTunes

My wife had an iPhone 4, which she synced with iTunes on a PC. Both the phone and the PC are gone, but I have backups of the PC, including the folder where iTunes kept copies of their photos:

C:usersherusernameAppDataRoamingApple ComputerMobileSync

Currently we have neither an iPhone nor an Apple computer. Is it possible to retrieve the photos from the files in this folder only with a PC?

macos – My iTunes media files are sometimes deleted randomly

My iTunes library is on an external hard drive.

When I try to play an old saved podcast episode, I occasionally get the following warning message:

Notifications panel

This means that the file was mysteriously deleted (or moved) from its original location without the knowledge of iTunes (if iTunes had deliberately deleted it, it would no longer be listed in my library). If I check the location in the Finder, I can determine that the file is missing. This podcast episode is Rescued and I've set options in podcast settings to prevent iTunes from deleting old episodes.

Why is this happening? I always eject my external hard drive safely, and sometimes I check the hard drive for errors, but it's always OK.

I've noticed this problem in the last three to four years using different external hard drives, keeping my computer and iTunes up to date, and the problem persists. It can even happen sometimes on normal (non-podcast) songs.

I also sync some tracks to / from my iPhone.

Is iTunes synonymous unreliable for others?

How do I import an MP4 audio book into iTunes to play it on an iPhone?

How do I import multiple MP4 files that represent an audiobook into iTunes so that I can sync them to my iPhone?

I selected audiobooks and tried to drag and drop the folder and files into the window, but it did not do anything. I tried selecting "File"> "Import Folder" and "Import File", but it still has not done anything.

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C:UsersChloeDocumentsAudio BooksA Course in Miracles>ffprobe -hide_banner "A Course in Miracles - Preface - Ch 8-5hWJN4J-nyI.m4a"
Input #0, mov,mp4,m4a,3gp,3g2,mj2, from 'A Course in Miracles - Preface - Ch 8-5hWJN4J-nyI.m4a':
  Metadata:
    major_brand     : isom
    minor_version   : 512
    compatible_brands: isomiso2mp41
    encoder         : Lavf58.12.100
  Duration: 08:47:56.78, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 129 kb/s
    Stream #0:0(eng): Audio: aac (LC) (mp4a / 0x6134706D), 44100 Hz, stereo, fltp, 127 kb/s (default)
    Metadata:
      handler_name    : SoundHandler

iTunes Version 12.9.6.3

When attempting to transfer files from iPhone via iTunes File Sharing, the error -1426 is displayed

When attempting to transfer files from iPhone via iTunes File Sharing, the error message -1426 appears. I'm on iOS 12.4 and MacOS 10.14.6. iPhone is XS Max 256 GB and MacBook Pro (Retina, 15 inches, mid-2015) 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD (APFS-encrypted).

It is a 1.8 GB audio file. I have 22 GB of free space on the Mac.

The console displays this error when it occurs:

error   17:38:08.029393 -0700   iTunes  AFC OpenFile failed (0xE8004001) for "" for mode 1 with connection 0x7ff3b4156e00

Any insight would be very grateful.

iTunes 9 rejects the installation on Windows 10 – even after the system has been reset

I have been using iTunes 9 for ages, as it is much more user-friendly to me than subsequent versions. So far, it ran smoothly under Windows 10. But now it can not be installed on a brand new PC (even after reinstalling Windows).

The error is that the installer goes through most of the process, and then the message "Service – IPod Service # (IPod service) failed to start." Make sure you have sufficient permissions to Starting System Services. "

Looking up "iPod Service" in the service list was not helpful: The service can not be started if the message "Error 1053: The service did not respond in time to the startup or control request." Is shown.

I've tried this countless times over many days and completely uninstalled all Apple-related programs (including Bonjour and Quicktime) each time before trying again. The result is always the same. I ran the program as an administrator (although I was logged in as one anyway) and tried it after disabling all antivirus software – no change.

Googling has shown that I am far from having this problem – isolated people have experienced this for over ten years. However, not a single page has suggested a solution that works for me.

I'm not an immensely IT-savvy person, but I've usually found that I can fix most problems through a combination of research and easy experimentation. This unusually unsolvable problem was extremely frustrating, and I would be grateful to anyone who can suggest a solution.

iphone – iTunes can not be backed up in Time Capsule

I've followed this guide to get iTunes to save my iPhone backups to my Time Capsule drive, which has free space instead of my MacBook on top of it. However, when I start a backup now, I get the following error:

"iTunes could not back up the iPhone because of an error reading or writing to the iPhone."
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The backup process writes clearly to the hard disk because the many GB are in the right place. At least that's what the symlink works for. It only fails in step 5 of 5 of the iTunes sync and waits for the changes to take effect. In this case, the above error message will be displayed.
I tried to make a clean backup in the Time Capsule as well as move my current backup to it and then perform an updated backup.

I suspect it might have something to do with permissions. So I also tried to allow guest access to airport hard drives with an older version of AirPort Utility (5.6), but it did not help either.
Does anyone know of a way to secure directly to the Apple Time Capsule?
Many thanks

iphone – iTunes can not be backed up in Time Capsule

I've followed this guide to get iTunes to save my iPhone backups to my Time Capsule drive, which has free space instead of my MacBook on top of it. However, when I start a backup now, I get the following error:

"iTunes could not back up the iPhone because of an error reading or writing to the iPhone."
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The backup process writes clearly to the hard disk because the many GB are in the right place. At least that's what the symlink works for. It only fails in step 5 of 5 of the iTunes sync and waits for the changes to take effect. In this case, the above error message will be displayed.
I tried to make a clean backup in the Time Capsule as well as move my current backup to it and then perform an updated backup.

I suspect it might have something to do with permissions. So I also tried to allow guest access to airport hard drives with an older version of AirPort Utility (5.6), but it did not help either.
Does anyone know of a way to secure directly to the Apple Time Capsule?
Many thanks

itunes – How do I retrieve the data from an iPhone 5 that was backed up to iCloud if I forgot the passcode for the iPhone?

I used an iPhone 5 before. Then I switched to an Android and forgot the password on the iPhone. I want to retrieve the data, including photos, recordings (I have used the "Voice Recorder & Audio Editor" app), contacts, and performance data. I did not back up the data in iTunes, but I think I backed it up in iCloud. I also think I had Find My iPhone, if that helps. I do not want to reset my iPhone to factory settings as it will erase all data. The point is to retrieve the data.

I would fix the phone or bypass the password in some way, but I have to retrieve the data.

The iPhone had the latest version, which was made available for the iPhone 5 (at some point Apple did not continue to upgrade the iPhone 5).

I had the "custom passcode" or whatever it is called (the one where you can use any number of digits).

For reference: I have 2 Windows computers available: one has windows 7 and one has windows 10.

How can I retrieve the data from my iPhone 5?