5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 3, 2010 12:07 PM by Chris CA
sjp03uk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I only started using iTunes on my MBP a few days ago but didn't upload any music into it. Instead, I also installed it on my Vista PC and decided to import all my music library (normally played/managed via Media Player). This is when I started getting duplicates appearing randomly, plus I noticed iTunes struggles to find even the simplest of album art.

Then yesterday I got my iPhone 4 and thought I'd sync some music across. The trouble is that my PC version says the phone is already friendly with another version (MBP) and that if I sync'd any music the whole thing would be overwritten.

So I figured I'd better move my music onto my MBP and have a play with it from that side. However, my MBP's iTunes doesn't even have an import option in any of the tabs - not even after converting a bunch of WMA files using EasyWMA.

So ... what's the best way forward? Should I clean up my PC duplicates and somehow do a sync (for music) and then restore all apps etc (or do they not get deleted?)? Or do I have to tweak my MBP version to get it to import?

Thanks in advance

MBP 15" 2.4Ghz 4Gb 160Gb, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,830 points)
    If you've already converted your tracks to an iTunes-friendly format, just drag them into the iTunes window. iTunes will copy the tracks to its folder and add the track to the library database. No "import" option is necessary.

    Regards.
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,230 points)
    or use iTunes menu File -> Add to library and select the folder/files you want to add.
  • sjp03uk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'd already thought about cleaning up the duplicates and moving them across to the MBP, but figured it would be quicker if only my MBP iTunes had an import option.

    Anyway, I've done the above, but now when I go to sync the iPhone (on the MBP) it says "Are you sure you want to remove 54 applications ... this will delete these applications and their data from the iPhone ..." It was saying the same yesterday (and so was my PC version), so naturally I declined to sync anything.

    How am I supposed to get around this?

    Thanks
  • sjp03uk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Might have figured it out ...

    Looks like I have to drag the music files from Library > Music into Devices > Music. That gets the phone sync'ing - so I'm hoping they'll appear in their proper album/artist type format, etc.
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,230 points)
    Looks like I have to drag the music files from Library > Music into Devices > Music.

    No.
    figured it would be quicker if only my MBP iTunes had an import option.

    *Add to library* and Import are the same thing though Import is really for importing from Audio CD as it will convert from audio CD.
    now when I go to sync the iPhone (on the MBP) it says "Are you sure you want to remove 54 applications

    You can only sync an iPhone/iPod with one iTunes library.
    Your iPhone is sync'd with the other computer.
    Once the items are in the iTunes you are using, make sure you have selected what you want to sync, then sync it.
    It will tell you it will remove everything but it will all be sync'd back.

    To select what you wan tot sync, select the iPhone in iTunes.
    Click the tabs across the top and select the items you want to sync.