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Old Jun 8th, 2020, 01:38 PM   #1
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a way for iTunes to save where you were listening?

I have been listening to lectures lately while at work when doing some mundane tasks. I had made the mistake a few times of quitting iTunes rather then just minimizing it and keeping it open. Doing this loses my place in the lecture. Is there a way for iTunes to remember my place much like Audible?
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Old Jun 8th, 2020, 06:19 PM   #2
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I don't do such things with my Mac, but maybe try some of these that I found:

This from an old Apple discussion:

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As for the original point, made in the subject title of this thread, to set any song to resume from the position last stopped at; highlight the track (in your iTunes Library) and click on File/Get Info/Options>Remember playback position. Sync the iPod to iTunes for this change to take effect for this track, on the iPod.
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3720400

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Remember Playback Position
Since updating to iOS 10.3, audio files on my iPod will not remember their playback position. I have the file ticked in iTunes on the Mac to "Remember Playback Position," but it's not remembering it on the iPod touch.

I've tried unticking and reticking the checkbox in iTunes and syncing. No dice.

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Apr 4, 2017 10:56 AM in response to Atlanta90210

I resorted to contacting support. The solution they suggested was restoring, which did fix the issue.
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7906504

Maybe some variations of those will work???





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Old Jun 9th, 2020, 07:15 AM   #3
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I don't do such things with my Mac, but maybe try some of these that I found:

This from an old Apple discussion:


https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3720400

But this looks more likely:



https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7906504

Maybe some variations of those will work???





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Thanks had a glimmer of hope but unfortunately I do not see any of those options in iTunes on my iMac.

**edit** ok I did find the remember playback location. You have to set it for individual tracks. Will try with the current one I am listening to and see if it works. Thanks!
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Old Jun 9th, 2020, 11:54 AM   #4
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**edit** ok I did find the remember playback location. You have to set it for individual tracks. Will try with the current one I am listening to and see if it works. Thanks!

Glad you found it, but do they not give any or proper directions in the iTunes.app Help???

I wouldn't be surprised If Apple is not dropping various features from iTunes as I understand they are trying to drop it completely, if they haven't done so already, at least on the latest Mac OS versions.




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Glad you found it, but do they not give any or proper directions in the iTunes.app Help???

I wouldn't be surprised If Apple is not dropping various features from iTunes as I understand they are trying to drop it completely, if they haven't done so already, at least on the latest Mac OS versions.




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It does work, just wish I could change it for everything all at once. It has to be done with each individual track. Not a huge deal and better then nothing.
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It does work, just wish I could change it for everything all at once. It has to be done with each individual track. Not a huge deal and better then nothing.

That seems like such an obvious option that they overlooked or forgot to include.

I wonder if any of the audiobook applications include the option instead of using iTunes???




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