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Kenji

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  1. I've been using iPod Classics forever it seems to carry and play music on the go and in the car. My last iPod Classic 160 gb is still going strong, but now I also have an iPhone 11 and a car with Apple Car Play, multiple bluetooth headphones, so the iPhone is my go-to music player now. But for some reason, I struggle to play music in the car on the IOS Music app. I have a huge library in iTunes and don't use the Apple Music or Match services. The IOS Music app controls elude me. I struggle to get it to play an album or a playlist. When I do play a playlist, the play order is not as I set it up. Is it me, or is the app a mess for playing albums and playlists downloaded from iTunes? Is there a better player app for ease of use in the car with Car Play? Are these stupid questions?
  2. I'm one of the few remaining members on PlanetMUG, an online only Mac user group running on FirstClass BBS software and one of the last vestiges of the once-mighty Berkeley Mac User Group, BMUG. Another member posted that many of his old songs appear to play in iTunes on his Mac but there is no sound on those tracks. I asked him if time is elapsing at the top of his iTunes window, and he says it does. He said he believes this problem started when he deauthorized several old Macs. So here's my question. If these are tracks that has Apple Store DRM from back in the day, and they had been downloaded to machines that are now deauthorized, would they appear to be playing but not have sound? Would this be the symptom of deauthorized DRM tracks? What else could be causing his problem? I've suggested he try two things. --try playing the problem files with another player app, --check song info in iTunes to make sure the volume isn't set to -100% He is running macOS 10.13.6 so I assume he is on iTunes 12.x
  3. When I got cable internet going again and bought a newer Roku, all is good with AppleTV+ now. The Daily Show S1 was pretty good, but how did it cost as much as the final season of Game of Thrones? That's crazy.
  4. Thanks for replying Kirk. I am sure I'm logged in, because I can download episode two, just not play it through the AV adapter to my TV via HDMI. If I try to play the downloaded file I get an error message that the AV adapter cannot process HDR encoded content. so I deleted the downloaded file and tried again to stream it OTA usng my cellular service. That works if I only watch on the iPhone, but if I try that mirrored to my TV through the AV adapter, it fails with an error message that the attached device is not authorized to play protected content. I guess that the first episode, being a teaser available to anyone, is encoded to be as universally compatible as possible, without DRM protection. Episode 2 probably is protected, so fails when iPhone is connected via HDMI. It plays OK when not connected to AV adapter, but I'm not going watch a show or movie on a six inch scree. I'll be reconnected to home internet again in a few days, I wonder if the AppleTV app for Roku will allow me to view AppleTV+ shows for free using the AppleTV+ subscription that came with my new iPhone. I guess I'll find out soon enough.
  5. Good question. I certainly wouldn't want to watch a show or movie on a tiny screen. News, maybe. AppleTV+ subscription came free for a year with my new iPhone 11, and I want to check out the content. At the moment I don't have cable internet at home, so I tried streaming The Morning Show, an AppleTV+ exclusive program, over the air using my cellular service, connected to my TV via HDMI through the AV adapter I bought at the Apple store. Worked fine for episode one, but not for episode 2. Probably an encoding compatibility issue, I suppose.
  6. I connected my iPhone 11 via HDMI to my TV, and watched the first episode of The Morning Show. No problem, played well. Then I tried to watch the next episode, and it kept failing after less than a minute with ane error "problem loading content. Multiple tries, same exact result. Next I tried downloading the episode, and I had to connect to wifi because it would stream but not download over cellular. Now I see the error message, "connected device not authorized to play protected content." Grrr.... Suggestions?
  7. Thanks for the replies. That was a typo. should have read 160 gb. The problem was on the iTunes side. Suddenly for some reason nothing was checked. in the iPod Music page.Although there was around 100 gb of music on the iPod, all from the iTunes library. I don't know how that happened. After posting I ended up synching, and the deleted all the music on the iPod, then I selected a bunch of music to synch onto the iPod. That was what I hoped to avoid, having to re-chose all the music to put on the iPod, but it wasn't as bad as I expected. Thanks for the suggestions.
  8. I have a very large iTunes library, iTunes Mac 12.9.5.5 which I sync via USB to my 16 gig iPod Classic. The iPod is about 70% full, mostly music and many podcasts. Recently for some reason iTunes lost track of which tracks were synced to the iPod. iTunes seems to think I have nothing on the iPod. I have music sync turned off now, and all the music is still on the iPod. And all ther music is in iTunes. I don't use Apple Music or other streaming services. What is the best way to get iTunes to see what is on the iPod to get back in sync?
  9. Do you use View>View as>LIST or CLASSIC LIST, Kirk? I prefer classic, but list seems to work better (faster) but refresh button only applies to one podcast at a time, at least for me. Of course I have too many podcasts. Don't you?
  10. In iTunes 12.9.2.5 Mac, in the podcasts "classic list" view, hitting the refresh button forces a refresh of all podcasts. Is there a way to accomplish the same thing in the podcasts "list" (unclassic?) view? Hitting the refresh button in "list" view only refreshes the selected podcast subscription. I can't see a way to deselect all or select all to refresh. Am I missing something?
  11. I've never seen anything displayed in it. Just a blank window. (iTunes Mac)
  12. Thanks, Kirk.I unchecked sync music, synced, rechecked sync music and resynced. At first that seemed to solve my problem. But then I started to see iTunes syncing songs again, and the same number I was seeing before on each sync, 141 (out of around 7500 synced to iPod Classic out of 84,000 songs in my iTunes library. There are also 15,000 podcast episodes. (I'm all set if I find myself stranded on a desert island with my Mac, iPod, and a power source) I next deleted a number of smart playlists that were variations on "new last xx days" After several test syncs, songs are not being resynced each time now. So maybe something got broken in one of those time-based smart playlists or they were conflicting with each other somehow? Kirk, when you said above, "...when I synced music to iPods." that had me l taking another look at my copy of Take Control of iTunes 12, to see what i could figure out what you do instead. Do you use iCloud Music Library with on IOS for playing music on the go? I still love my iPod Classic, which I sync music and audio podcasts via USB with iTunes 12.9.2.5. After many years of use, i have never even come close to running down the battery unless i accidentally left if playing in my pocket for a really really long time. I also sync some music and some podcasts to my iPhone 6s, for some situations. But The Classic is still my go-to portable player. I guess that makes me old-school. BTW thanks for keeping your forum going. Cheers, Kenji
  13. How do I troubleshoot this, and stop this behavior? It wastes time every sync.
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