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  1. Same. That happened every time I purchased a tune during the one year I subscribed to Apple Music. Sometimes the cloud icon for the dup file would appear as the file was downloading, and sometimes it took days to show up. Regardless, after I cancelled the sub the duplicates never appeared again. Until last week... It happened again. It looks much like it did then. The differences are on the File tab. One has copyright info and the Purchased field has my name and Apple ID. The other has no copyright info and only my name is listed in Purchased. I download both, k
  2. Any suggestions for a good series of columns or videos for dealing with the iCloud Music Library (IML)? An older series may well be better because I'm using an old version of iTunes on an older version of OSX. Thanks.
  3. Thanks for your input, all. FWIW, there were no issues. The extraneous copies waiting to download in iTunes disappeared. None of the tracks in my library disappeared. I bought some new music hours after the subscription lapsed and no second copies appeared. It seems I guessed correctly the 2nd copies were from the subscription. It's amazing I am seemingly the only one who has experienced this. Maybe I simply missed the memo that told us not to buy and subscribe using the same Apple ID. Now I can return to nagging Apple about my former top question: Have the track
  4. I will definitely back-up one more time and even disconnect that hard drive before severing the tie. I have appreciated that the Favorites Mix has become much better; it's finally a playlist of highly-rated tunes from my library. That said, I can create those playlists. Other playlists are tied to genres which I ultimately have found a too restrictive. I'm canceling because I don't want to give Apple more money. Every music and movie purchase through the iTunes store is downloaded twice. I do not want to stream from my phone, and yet the default setting is to show me all the stu
  5. Good ideas. However, I never activated iCloud Music Library. Apple Music has never been enabled on machines or devices where I store or sync the music I own. (I never purchased from a device. I only buy using the Mini that serves up my iTunes library.) I only stream from devices that never touch my library. I always attempted to maintain a firewall between my stuff and theirs. As such I hope when I cancel there won't a single effect to my library, but....
  6. After a one year sub I will not renew in June. Does anyone think I may run into issues? I don't know what I don't know. I only streamed with Apple Music. I never intentionally downloaded the leased music. The only tracks I downloaded were those I had purchased. However, two copies of each purchased track were pushed to my library, and Apple claims not to know why. I suspect the 2nd track, missing copyright data, was from the leased side of the business. I trust I've been deleting the leased music, but we'll see when I cut that line. Suggestions before I start down this
  7. I'd be inclined to say, "No," as I do not subscribe to Match.
  8. Possible reason: Having had multiple accounts for iTunes. I've had the same issue for many, many, many months. I've spoken with two support techs, and each said they had never seen this. The second asked if I had ever used multiple iTunes user accounts. I have. We found differences in the Get Info windows. I would suggest downloading a "duplicate" and comparing the File tab of the Get Info window of the two files. For me, the Purchased field for first download is always my full name followed by my current Apple ID, [email protected] The second download shows my f
  9. What does it mean if I choose to hide an undownloaded track in iTunes? After purchasing and downloading music from iTunes it is common that "duplicate" tracks will appear shortly thereafter with the download icon indicating it, too, can be downloaded. It's more than half the tracks, usually. If the second track pops up immediately the easy workaround is to download the 2nd version and delete the 1st. When it happens weeks later I'd rather not delete the older version because the Last Played field is used in my playlists. The only option appears to be to "hide" the file iTunes be
  10. The checkboxes are still there. Click the check at the left of the songs name. If checked it'll play. If not checked it won't. It's easiest to do when you're looking at the Songs list in your Library. If you don't see the boxes there then from the iTunes pull-down menu select Preferences > General. Under the Show section there is a List View Checkboxes option. if that is unchecked then the checkboxes will be hidden in the library. You can also uncheck songs while in playlists, but the playlist must be viewed as Songs, i.e. View > View As > Song
  11. At risk of going off-topic... How is Home Sharing slow and unreliable? Perhaps others use it differently than I do. My main library is far too big to load on an iPad or iPhone. That's a good problem that I don't mind, but Home Sharing works well for me when streaming to laptops and Apple TV.
  12. I thought (memory is tricky) there was a brief moment in time where iTunes would automatically sort individual artists by their last name. Regardless, I am now fed up with scrolling through a library seemingly sorted by a first-grader. I am embarking on tedious task of completing the Sort As fields. Does anyone have any tips for this project or warnings of unintended consequences to share? Thanks.
  13. I hate that iTunes, if you just hit Shuffle, will treat every track the same when they aren't. My playlist is based on Rating, Year, and Last Played fields. It's a lot of work, but it's been quite satisfying. I enjoy a random playlist of music that I know I like instead of relying upon a streaming service and its far from exact science of guessing what I might like. G'luck!
  14. My workaround uses the ratings. For example, "When Doves Cry" is on both the "Purple Rain" soundtrack and "The Hits" compilation. I gave the track 5 stars for the former and 2 stars for the latter. My preferred playlist is Smart and Live Updating. It does not consider any track with 2 or fewer stars. Anytime that song is played it's the original version and that track's Play Count (which I care about for some reason) is the one that matters. However, since the track from "The Hits" remains checked the duplicate track will play if I choose to listen to Prince's greatest hits.
  15. How did I miss this thread? Good stuff here! My suggestion is for iTunes, but more for the Music app. I rarely view by Album, but when I do it's because I want to listen to an album in its entirety. When I look at Albums on my iPhone or iPad I want to see only those records with every track downloaded to the device. If the entire album is not on the device I'd rather the album not be listed. If it's even possible, it certainly doesn't have to be the default. A setting option would be nice. Oh, and the SINGLEs in my library should never be listed among the albums. I'm okay with
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