How do I hide iTunes music purchases on iPhone ?

The ability to enable/disable showing iTunes purchases still exists, but it’s now in the iTunes app itself.
Launch the app and then click on the pull down which allows you to select iTunes listings like by artist, album.
In the picture below, tap the red Artists word just below the album art.
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This will bring up this menu, scroll to the bottom,
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and slide the Only Offline Music to the on position.

Convert a song to a different file format with iTunes

NOTE : Choosing the import type on the preferences menu alters the option you see on the File > Convert menu, heres how to do t.
1) Open iTunes Preferences.
Windows: Choose Edit > Preferences.
Mac: Choose iTunes > Preferences.
2) Click the General button, then click the Import Settings button in the lower section of the window.
3) From the Import Using pop-up menu, choose the encoding format that you want to convert the song to. To save the settings, click OK.
4) Select one or more songs in your library that you want to convert.
5) Choose File > Create New Version, then Create [format] Version. The format shown is the one that you chose in step 3. For example, if you chose Apple Lossless Encoder, select Create Apple Lossless Version.
New song files appear in your library next to the original files.
 

Old Application Downloads

I found a great site last night called OldApps.com.
It keeps old versions of applications available for download.
I was having trouble with the new version of iTunes (10.2.2), it seems to have broken the ‘organize media’ function. I was able to download 10.2.1 from this site.
I uninstalled 10.2.2, installed 10.2.1 and the organize media function now works.
 

Recreating your iTunes library

by Christopher Chan
by Christopher Chan

I keep all my media (music, TV, movies, etc) on my media center or home theatre PC. But I connect my iTouch to a different computer. So of course I have to have some network drives mapped to my media PC to sync all my music.
This works fine, until you rebuild your media PC and happen to change the name of the shares you use to share your media. Well sort of.
It turns out that I had some how got some music into my iTunes library using F: drive and some using a UNC path. So when I changed the name of the share and then remapped my drive, all the songs pointing to F: where OK but anything pointing to \\mediapc\d-drive were broken.
Now iTunes is a great program and gives you lots of fields you can display and edit. But the file path is not one of them, which has always bugged me. So how do you change the path to a mass of songs?
Continue reading Recreating your iTunes library

Trouble syncing iTunes Videos

by Eoghan Uttley
by Eoghan Uttley

One of the main reason I purchased my iPod Touch was to watch videos on the train on the way to work. And this has been work out great for me. One of the small problems I had was there seemed to be certain show that it didn’t want to sync properly.
I have the TV Shows set to sync the “5 least recent unwatched”, and this works OK for most TV shows that I add to iTunes myself. However for one particular show, it seemed to be choosing episode 10 onwards, instead of episode 1 onwards. I couldn’t for the life of me work out why. All the files had the same date, the same time. There was no reason.
Then I found The Complete Guide to Managing iTunes Videos at the iLounge.
In their guide I found that “when dealing with the various ‘recent’ settings, iTunes bases this on the date the episode was added to iTunes, not on the episode number, episode ID, or release date.”
After reading that I removed all the episodes from my library, added them again all at once, and tried sync’ing again.
It works!
Thank you iLounge.

iTunes has detected an iPod in recovery mode

by akosikenet
by akosikenet

I had a weird problem with my wife’s iPod recently. When I connected it I got and error saying “iTunes has detected an iPod in recovery mode – Use iTunes to restore” but if I logged into the PC as myself it worked fine.
It turns out that it was a drive mapping problem. My wife had a network drive connect to E: and the iPod was trying to use the same letter. I guess I don’t have that letter mapped when i log on. I simply remapped the drive and it started working OK.