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By Brad Miser

Since the inception of iTunes, the iPod (the best-selling transportable electronic song player), and iTunes song shop (Time magazine's Invention of the yr for 2003), Apple has taken the area of electronic tune by means of typhoon. The Absolute Beginner's advisor to iPod and iTunes, 3rd variation, offers all of the details that song and media fanatics have to get the main out of those striking electronic units and instruments. From the fundamentals of hearing audio CDs to complex customization of track on an iPod, this booklet equips even those that have by no means explored electronic audio to grasp their electronic tune by utilizing those striking instruments. The booklet covers either home windows and Macintosh structures to arrive the broadest attainable viewers. The publication is prepared into significant components, with every one concentrating on a component of the iPod, and iTunes and at last a 3rd half concentrating on the iTunes track shop. alongside the way in which, it explains how all of those instruments interact and indicates readers easy methods to get the main from them. It progresses from very easy themes in a logical demeanour to guide even absolute rookies at the route to musical mastery.

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Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1

Part I The iPod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

1 traveling the iPod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

2 Getting all started with an iPod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

3 Controlling an iPod or iPod nano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

4 hearing tune on an iPod or iPod nano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

5 hearing song on an iPod shuffle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

6 development an iPod’s tune Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

7 utilizing an iPod to hear and Watch Podcasts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

8 utilizing an iPod to hear Audiobooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115

9 utilizing an iPod to shop and examine images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127

10 utilizing an iPod to monitor movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143

11 Taking the iPod additional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155

12 Configuring an iPod to fit your personal tastes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177

13 conserving an iPod and fixing difficulties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193

Part II iTunes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .В 209

14 traveling iTunes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211

15 Getting begun with iTunes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221

16 hearing Audio CDs and net Audio with iTunes . . . . . . . . . . 231

17 construction, looking, looking, and taking part in Your iTunes

Music Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255

18 Labeling, Categorizing, and Configuring Your track . . . . . . . . . . . . 279

19 developing, Configuring, and utilizing Playlists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303

20 Subscribing to and hearing Podcasts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329

21 operating with iTunes Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345

22 Burning your personal CDs or DVDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361

23 Sharing iTunes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377

24 preserving iTunes and fixing difficulties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395

Part III The iTunes shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .В 409

25 traveling the iTunes shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411

26 Configuring iTunes for the iTunes shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419

27 buying within the iTunes shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435

28 operating with bought content material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 459

29 fixing iTunes shop difficulties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 473

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 479

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3. Connect the iPod to your computer, and transfer music and other content from your iTunes Library to the iPod. 4. Disconnect the iPod from your computer. After you have performed these steps, you will be ready to learn how to use the iPod in detail, which you’ll start doing in the next chapter. As you learned in the previous chapter, there are three basic models of iPod. Considering that iPods work with both Windows and Macintosh computers and how many models and variations of those there are, covering all possible combinations of iPod and computer just isn’t possible.

Locate the USB ports on your computer’s case. Unfortunately, you can’t tell by observation whether a USB port supports USB 2 or USB 1 because the ports are identical in appearance. Check the documentation that came with your computer to determine which ports support USB 2. If you can’t find 28 ABSOLUTE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO IPOD AND ITUNES that information, contact your computer’s manufacturer. If you still can’t determine which ports support USB 2, try one of the USB ports on your computer’s case.

There were three types of iPods in production at press time: iPod, iPod nano, and iPod shuffle. There are also variants of some models, such as the 30GB iPod or the 4GB iPod nano. ■ The iPod has evolved over time. If you have an older model, it might not be able to do all that the current models can. The good news is that most of the information in this book is just as applicable to any of the older models you might have as it is to the latest and greatest versions. ■ No matter which iPod you have, you’ll be amazed at all the cool things it can do, from playing music to being your own personal portable hard drive (all models except shuffle) or flash drive (shuffle).

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