Alternative for iTunes; Windows OS

robdam1001

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Any recommendations for a free or paid alternative to iTunes would be greatly appreciated. Looking to manage music on a pc and sync to iPhone & iPad. Thx.
 

GGJstudios

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Any recommendations for a free or paid alternative to iTunes would be greatly appreciated. Looking to manage music on a pc and sync to iPhone & iPad. Thx.
Why not iTunes, since it's probably the best app for the job?
 
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TMRaven

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Do you have lots of 24/96 files? I can't see any other reason to use something else unless you want high quality parametric EQs and whatnot. Even then, iTunes is what you use to sync to your iDevices.
 
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0000757

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Any recommendations for a free or paid alternative to iTunes would be greatly appreciated. Looking to manage music on a pc and sync to iPhone & iPad. Thx.
WinAmp allows you to manage music, but not video, podcasts and audiobooks (unless downloaded in a readable audio file, which would get added as a song), apps, or settings.
 
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robdam1001

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Sep 23, 2008
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Just looking for an alternative music manager. iTunes tends to not transfer songs here and there to my iPhone/iPad even though the song is in a synced playlist. Just testing the "music manager" waters so to speak. And why all the !exclamation! Points on songs for no rhyme or reason?
 
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jeremyshaw

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Oct 29, 2011
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Just looking for an alternative music manager. iTunes tends to not transfer songs here and there to my iPhone/iPad even though the song is in a synced playlist. Just testing the "music manager" waters so to speak. And why all the !exclamation! Points on songs for no rhyme or reason?
Typically means the file is not where iTunes thinks it is, and therefore, cannot be found.
 
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GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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Just looking for an alternative music manager. iTunes tends to not transfer songs here and there to my iPhone/iPad even though the song is in a synced playlist. Just testing the "music manager" waters so to speak. And why all the !exclamation! Points on songs for no rhyme or reason?
The exclamation marks indicate the underlying music file can't be located. This can happen when you delete or move music files or if they're located on a drive that isn't mounted at the time you launch iTunes. Before you look for another app, why not look for resolutions to issues you're having?
 
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robdam1001

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Sep 23, 2008
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The exclamation marks indicate the underlying music file can't be located. This can happen when you delete or move music files or if they're located on a drive that isn't mounted at the time you launch iTunes.
Or for no reason at all, lol.
 
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