Nov 21

Apparently when your iTunes library is not in the default location, it will create another xml called “iTunes Library.xml” and will no longer use the default “iTunes Music Library.xml”.  This is fine unless you use another program to access the itunes data.  Those programs want to use “iTunes Music Library.xml” which has not been updated since you moved your library!  Crazy right?!?!

Easy fix: (Note: Always Backup your iTunes library first.  But you do this regularly anyway, right?)

  1. Make sure iTunes is closed, and go to the iTunes folder.  Rename “iTunes Library.itl” to “iTunes Music Library.itl”
  2. Hold down the Shift key (Option key on a Mac) and open iTunes.
  3. Select “Choose existing library” and select the newly renamed “iTunes Library.itl”

Now all the programs that need to access iTunes data will get the most updated library.


May 09

Allows your multimedia keyboard keys work with iTunes:

Mar 11

“MKV AVI to MP4” is a free and open-sourced way to convert your movies to MP4 so you can add them to iTunes and sync with your mobile device.   It works very quickly as it seems to change the container without re-encoding the video.

From their website:  “Convert mkv/avi files in h264 to mp4 files without re-encode video stream. Subtitle will be embed as soft subtitle.Convert speed is fast as video is not re-encoded.Works on iPad, mp4box,  mkvextract,  beSweet, eac3to, mediainfo are used.”

Here is the website to download:

You will also need to download the Nero ACC Codec and extract it in the same directory that houses mkvavi2mp4.

Now you will be able to add the resulting mp4 to iTunes and sync.


Mar 11

iConcertCal is a great iTunes Plugin that will show you upcoming concerts and album releases.