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Blutarsky
post Feb 18 2013, 14:51
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I'd like to remove my personal data (email, etc) stored in my iTunes collections. Data seems to be stored in iTunes extended AAC tags.
Wondering if there's a tool to batch remove/wipe those selected tags.
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Jplus
post Feb 21 2013, 01:09
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Ahh, then I probably never noticed because I almost never buy something from the iTMS. Now that I know your story I'm not likely to do it more often either.
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cyberdux
post Feb 21 2013, 09:39
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QUOTE (Jplus @ Feb 21 2013, 10:09) *
Ahh, then I probably never noticed because I almost never buy something from the iTMS. Now that I know your story I'm not likely to do it more often either.

I don't know whether this will help but I have discovered fairly deep in the "view"menu of iTunes the following check boxes which I have unticked:

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- iCloud Download

- iCloud Status

- purchase date

I hope my experience with these niggles with iCloud and iTunes are isolated and perhaps due to my strict (pedantic) library structure requirements. I suspect that most people who purchase from iTunes do not care for sort artist, genre, sort album (e.g. soundtracks to the Three Colours movies), track number (if individual tracks bought), compilation and so forth and therefore would not notice this phenomena.

I would imagine that tracks matched by iTunes match would have embedded iTunes metadata, and only those songs that iTunes match cannot find a match for would leave tags unaffected. Here I could be wrong but I suspect not.

(It could well be that Apple are not even aware of this behaviour.)

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- Blutarsky   Batch remove iTunes tags   Feb 18 2013, 14:51
- - Rollin   Try Mp3Tag or foobar2000   Feb 18 2013, 14:53
|- - Blutarsky   QUOTE (Rollin @ Feb 18 2013, 08:53) Try M...   Feb 18 2013, 14:54
- - Jplus   Or just select all the tracks in iTunes, open the ...   Feb 18 2013, 18:04
- - db1989   No, because iTunes does not present “personal data...   Feb 18 2013, 18:48
|- - Blutarsky   Ouch, so it won't be sufficient to remove the ...   Feb 18 2013, 18:53
|- - Jplus   QUOTE (db1989 @ Feb 18 2013, 18:48) No, b...   Feb 18 2013, 23:27
- - db1989   Not in my experience. You should, of course, try i...   Feb 18 2013, 19:04
|- - Blutarsky   I see some other articles on the internet about us...   Feb 18 2013, 19:13
- - sluggy   Have a look for a free program called iTMS Scrubbe...   Feb 18 2013, 20:39
|- - db1989   QUOTE (sluggy @ Feb 18 2013, 19:39) It us...   Feb 18 2013, 21:42
|- - sluggy   QUOTE (db1989 @ Feb 18 2013, 20:42) QUOTE...   Feb 18 2013, 21:55
|- - db1989   QUOTE (sluggy @ Feb 18 2013, 20:55) sites...   Feb 18 2013, 22:19
|- - sluggy   QUOTE (db1989 @ Feb 18 2013, 21:19) QUOTE...   Feb 19 2013, 10:07
|- - db1989   While we’re bumping, I didn’t reply to this before...   Jun 11 2013, 17:40
|- - Porcus   While we're bumping, I still haven't under...   Jun 11 2013, 23:30
- - RobertoDomenico   If you're using OS X there are many ways to re...   Feb 19 2013, 02:34
- - Porcus   You could potentially pay a dollar for a check: bu...   Feb 19 2013, 11:00
- - cyberdux   QUOTE (Blutarsky @ Feb 18 2013, 23:51) I...   Feb 20 2013, 02:07
|- - db1989   QUOTE (cyberdux @ Feb 20 2013, 01:07) Aft...   Feb 20 2013, 10:25
|- - cyberdux   QUOTE (db1989 @ Feb 20 2013, 19:25) QUOTE...   Feb 20 2013, 10:37
- - Jplus   @cyberdux: Could you be more specific about iTunes...   Feb 20 2013, 11:24
|- - cyberdux   QUOTE (Jplus @ Feb 20 2013, 20:24) @cyber...   Feb 20 2013, 20:29
- - RobertoDomenico   iTunes Match will not alter your tags in any way.   Feb 20 2013, 23:53
- - Jplus   Ahh, then I probably never noticed because I almos...   Feb 21 2013, 01:09
|- - cyberdux   QUOTE (Jplus @ Feb 21 2013, 10:09) Ahh, t...   Feb 21 2013, 09:39
- - gism   QUOTE (Blutarsky @ Feb 18 2013, 14:51) I...   Jun 11 2013, 14:35
- - gism   Also I found this. Haven't tried myself though...   Jun 11 2013, 17:05
- - db1989   It’s a very good suggestion, which I see you made ...   Jun 12 2013, 00:16
|- - Porcus   Well myself I am even unwilling to open a customer...   Jun 12 2013, 07:55
- - Bob Katz   I've got a challenge for the programmers here....   Nov 19 2013, 15:37
- - mudlord   I personally would prefer a small tool that doesnt...   Dec 26 2013, 10:46
- - Vietwoojagig   There is a Perl script called "anoncp.pl...   Dec 26 2013, 11:27


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