Apple has put out a short FAQ to help, giving us answers to all of those questions now. However, it is not perfect to meet everyone’s requirement. That is why a lot of third party iTunes software coming out. With these smart tools and add-ons that improve the features of iTunes, we are able to get better use of iTunes and do what iTunes can’t do itself.

Apple recently launched iOS 13.7 and the primary feature is the ability to opt-in to the COVID-19 Exposure Notifications system without having to download an app. iLounge is an independent provider of information about Apple Inc.’s iPod, iPhone and iPad digital media players, accessories, and related software. We’ve found, for instance, that you need to update to macOS Catalina to get a Mac to connect with an iPhone on iOS 13.

Podcasts from iTunes, expectedly, will be automatically transferred into the new Podcasts app, along with your subscriptions. Audiobooks will be sent to the updated Apple Books app on Mac, however, and you’ll use that app to purchase any further audiobooks in the future. Music that you have imported into iTunes or purchased from the store will automatically be available via the Apple Music app. That also applies to playlists and smart playlists, so you don’t have to worry about your "Workout Jamz" or "Best Summer EVER" playlists going anyway. Unsurprisingly, just about everything should happen automatically.

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With Apple launching its own Apple TV Plus streaming service this year with original TV shows and movies, trying to cram that into the existing iTunes experience could’ve been a mess. Instead, Apple is releasing a dedicated TV app with macOS Catalina. But what about all of the music you’ve accumulated, and playlists you’ve artfully devised? What about people who still want to buy digital songs, rather than pay a monthly subscription fee? And perhaps most importantly, what about Windows PC users?

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  • The Perl application ("exiftool") is run by typing "perl exiftool".
  • Tag names may be suffixed by a ‘#’ character to disable the print conversion on a per-tag basis.
  • This has the same effect as the-n option, but for a single tag.
  • A special feature allows the print conversion to be disabled on a per-tag basis by suffixing any tag name (including ‘all’) with the ‘#’ character.
  • See the-n option in the application documentation for more information.
  • See the-n option in the application documentation for more details.

If this is necessary, the Mac should tell you – see screenshot below. This seems to particularly affect owners of iPod classic, iPod nano and iPod shuffle devices, and Windows computers.

Perhaps Apple will roll out the separate apps in the future or otherwise streamline or rework iTunes for the PC audience. We have to think that it’s probably not a huge priority in the grand scheme of things, though. Besides, if Macs have the better Apple entertainment software onboard, it’s just another potential reason to compel PC owners to switch. Same for any iTunes Gift Cards you have laying around right now—you don’t need to hurry to redeem those right away. You can still use them with the new apps and the App Store.

Essentially, iTunes is splitting up its responsibilities amongst three children apps, and they’ll continue on its legacy in a hopefully easier-to-use fashion. And Apple, the "it just works" company, seems intent on making sure that this transition causes no undue burden on Mac users as they get used to shifting to new kinds of media apps. Likewise, as digital video has become a much larger part of the entertainment ecosystem, it’s helped make iTunes a bloated, awkward-to-navigate affair.