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Ask the iTunes Guy: Organizing media files, mixed genre smart playlists, and too-long syncs

Kirk McElhearn returns to address issues regarding media file organization, forgotten passwords, smart playlists with mixed genres, and slow device syncing.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Chronological podcasts, redownloading media, and surround sound

Kirk McElhearn is back in the guise of the iTunes Guy addressing questions about podcast order, iTunes' Category tag, previously purchased media, and surround sound videos.

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Why Veronica Mars embraced UltraViolet and angered fans

The studio releasing the fan-funded Veronica Mars movie is using the UltraViolet video locker service to distribute the film. That's going to frustrate a lot of the movie's backers.

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Disney Movies Anywhere promises wide access to a magic kingdom of movies

This new streaming digital movie service debuts with iTunes to let you bring your Disney movie collection with you.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Cleaning LPs and album artwork wanted (and not so)

Kirk McElhearn returns in the guise of iTunes Guy to solve issues of unclean albums, desired album artwork that's gone missing, and album artwork you'd rather not see.

Apple's iTunes Festival to hit the U.S for the first time

The music concert will take place in Austin at the SXSW conference in March. Plus, why Apple's advertising network has never really taken off, and the company's smartphone gains in China.

How I edit track metadata in iTunes

Dan Miller has a problem: He's compulsive about iTunes metadata. Here's how he makes sure the information for each track is just the way he wants it.

Renaming iTunes tracks

Find out how you can manage track data in iTunes with the help of a search-and-replace script.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Of track lengths, genre sorting, and remote storage

The iTunes Guy returns with answers to confounding questions of editing track lengths for iPad playback, sorting tracks with multiple assigned genres, and moving iTunes libraries to other volumes.

The Macalope Weekly: Perspective

Perspective is important. But some things are just wrong.

Move podcasts and playlists from one Mac to another

The iTunes Guy examines two related questions about moving podcasts and music from one Mac to another while retaining metadata. He also looks at a question about smart playlists built around specific words, and explains an easy way to create a text file with a list of all your playlists.