Authorizing/Deauthorizing your computer for iTunes | iLounge Article A:  It sounds like your iPod might not be authorized to play your music. This is usually a transparent operation - iTunes recognizes that your computer is authorized, then copies the necessary information to the iPod.

Try selecting Advanced > Deauthorize Computer in iTunes. Then, select Advanced > Authorize Computer, and enter your Apple ID and password. This should reset the authorization.

Kirk McElhearn is the author of several books including iPod & iTunes Garage. His blog, Kirkville features articles about the iPod, iTunes, Mac OS X and much more. A:  It sounds like your iPod might not be authorized to play your music. This is usually a transparent operation - iTunes recognizes that your computer is authorized, then copies the necessary information to the iPod.

Try selecting Advanced > Deauthorize Computer in iTunes. Then, select Advanced > Authorize Computer, and enter your Apple ID and password. This should reset the authorization.

Kirk McElhearn is the author of several books including iPod & iTunes Garage. His blog, Kirkville features articles about the iPod, iTunes, Mac OS X and much more.

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Authorizing/Deauthorizing your computer for iTunes

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Q: I can’t play the albums I purchased from the iTunes Music Store on my iPod. All my imported tracks play just fine. Are they in a different format? How do I get my IPod to play all my music? 

- Tim

A:  It sounds like your iPod might not be authorized to play your music. This is usually a transparent operation - iTunes recognizes that your computer is authorized, then copies the necessary information to the iPod.

Try selecting Advanced > Deauthorize Computer in iTunes. Then, select Advanced > Authorize Computer, and enter your Apple ID and password. This should reset the authorization.

Kirk McElhearn is the author of several books including iPod & iTunes Garage. His blog, Kirkville features articles about the iPod, iTunes, Mac OS X and much more.

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