check boxes in iTunes?

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  1. zoran macrumors 68030

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    Can someone explain to me what is the purpose of these checkboxes that are next to each song in iTunes?

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  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    When you sync a library to a device, you have the option to sync only checked items.
     
  3. iObama macrumors 6502a

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    Unchecked items will also skip during playback. I use them most for "deluxe edition" albums and the like that have a bunch of demos I don't want to hear on shuffle.
     
  4. mickhyperion macrumors regular

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    It's a handy feature for turning off duplicates if you have the same song on different albums.
     
  5. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Why not just delete the duplicate songs?
     
  6. Partron22 macrumors 68020

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    The boxes also get unchecked when the player is unable to find the track file.

    Sometimes you may want to move the entire album around. Deleting the extra track copies makes that impossible.
     
  7. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I dont understand why this is so!
     
  8. Partron22 macrumors 68020

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    Album name will need fixing, depending on which copy you use to reconstruct the album. If you delete tracks from an album, then copy the album elsewhere, iTunes has no way of knowing which tracks you've deleted so it can't magically include tracks that exist only in other albums.
     

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