Absolute Beginner's Guide to iPod and iTunes by Brad Miser

By Brad Miser

Since the inception of iTunes, the iPod (the best-selling transportable electronic track player), and iTunes track shop (Time magazine's Invention of the 12 months for 2003), Apple has taken the area of electronic song by means of hurricane. The Absolute Beginner's advisor to iPod and iTunes, 3rd variation, presents all of the details that track and media enthusiasts have to get the main out of those remarkable electronic units and instruments. From the fundamentals of hearing audio CDs to complex customization of track on an iPod, this e-book equips even those that have by no means explored electronic audio to grasp their electronic track through the use of those extraordinary instruments. The publication covers either home windows and Macintosh systems to arrive the broadest attainable viewers. The publication is equipped into significant components, with each one targeting a component of the iPod, and iTunes and at last a 3rd half concentrating on the iTunes song shop. alongside the way in which, it explains how all of those instruments interact and exhibits readers the best way to get the main from them. It progresses from very simple themes in a logical demeanour to steer even absolute newbies 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 track on an iPod shuffle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

6 construction an iPod’s track 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 consider images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127

10 utilizing an iPod to monitor video clips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143

11 Taking the iPod extra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155

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

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

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

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

15 Getting began with iTunes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221

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

17 development, searching, looking, and enjoying 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 individual CDs or DVDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361

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

24 retaining 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 procuring within the iTunes shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435

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

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

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

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Pick the most you can afford to spend, and then get the model that fits your budget and specific needs. CHAPTER 1 TOURING THE IPOD 17 What You Can Do with an iPod The iPod is definitely a great music player, but it is much more than that, as you will learn throughout this part of the book. For now, here are just some of the great things you can do with an iPod: ■ Take your entire music collection, or at least a large part of it, with you wherever you go. ■ Watch a TV show or movie of your choice while you are out and about.

If you want that information, leave its check box checked. 5. Enter your email address if you left either of the check boxes checked; if you unchecked both of them, you can leave this blank. 6. Click Download iTunes—Free. In most cases, you then see the Security Warning dialog box. If you don’t have your web browser configured to 22 ABSOLUTE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO IPOD AND ITUNES present this, you move directly to the Save As dialog box, in which case you can skip the next two steps. 7. In the Security Warning dialog box, click Run to indicate that you want to download and run the iTunes Installer.

3. Click the Windows 2000 or XP radio button. 4. Uncheck the boxes for the Apple newsletters you don’t want to receive. ) For example, the New Music Tuesday newsletter lets you know about music that has been added to the iTunes Store. If you want that information, leave its check box checked. 5. Enter your email address if you left either of the check boxes checked; if you unchecked both of them, you can leave this blank. 6. Click Download iTunes—Free. In most cases, you then see the Security Warning dialog box.

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