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iTunes Tutorial

Through the use of easy-to-follow movies, step-by-step instructions, and helpful tips, you’ll learn the basics of iTunes, Apple’s digital music player for your computer. This tutorial is based on iTunes version 4.5 and iPod Software version 2.2.
 
Start by importing music from your favourite CDs or purchasing it from the iTunes Music Store. Then with music stored on you computer, you’ll learn how to organize your music with playlists, burn your own CDs, and even sync your music library with an iPod, Apple’s portable digital music player.
 
Note: The images and song clips used in this course are for illustration purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement on the part of the artists.

Contents

  • Introduction
  • Making the Move to iTunes
  • Importing Music from CDs
  • Getting to Know the iTunes Music Store
  • Using the iTunes Music Store
  • Finding Specific Songs
  • Purchasing Music
  • Browsing and Searching Your iTunes Library
  • Using Playlists to Organise Your Music
  • Creating Smart Playlists
  • Listening to Internet Radio
  • Importing Music to Your iPod
  • Other Ways to Use Your iPod
  • Podcasting
  • Burning Your Music to a CD
  • Sharing Your Music on Your Local Network
  • Understanding Your Digital Music Rights
  • Learn More About iTunes
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Making the Move to iTunes

Whether you’ve never played music on your computer or you’ve been using digital music players for years, you’ll find that iTunes makes it fun and easy to organize and play music on your computer. With iTunes you can easily import songs from your favourite CDs or purchase music online from the iTunes Music Store. From there you’ll be able to create custom playlists, burn CDs, and even share your music with others on your network.
 
iTunes makes it easy to get started even if you’ve already been using digital music software. iTunes can automatically search for any music files on your computer and then add them to your iTunes library.
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Add your existing digital music and playlists to iTunes by following these steps:

Open iTunes by double-clicking its icon.


When the Setup Assistant appears, choose the option to have iTunes search for music files stored on your computer.


When that’s complete, have the iTunes Setup Assistant take you to your music library to see all your music files.


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Manually adding music stored on your hard disk

If you have music on your hard disk or external drive you can easily add it to your iTunes library. Simply select the music file (or folder of music files) and drag it into the Library window.

Import playlists from other music players

As part of your move to iTunes, you may also want to move your playlists. Search your hard disk for the title of the playlist you want to import. When you locate it, drag it to your desktop so you⤙ll know where it is. Then in iTunes, open the File menu and choose Import.

Consolidate your music library

In Windows, when the iTunes Setup Assistant locates a music file or when you drag a music file into iTunes, a link is made to that files location on your hard disk. To keep all your music in a single location on your hard disk, open the Advanced menu and choose Consolidate Library. These files are copied and placed in your iTunes Music folder. With all your music in one place, you can more easily copy it to another Windows PC or Mac or back up your music library to an external hard disk or other media.

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Importing Music from CDs

With iTunes, it’s easy to transfer your favourite music from a CD to your computer. It’s even faster and easier than copying your CD to a cassette tape. When you insert a music CD into your computer, iTunes opens automatically. And if you enjoy only a few of the songs on your CD, you can import just those songs to your digital music library.
 
When you import your music, iTunes transfers the data from your CD to your hard disk and converts each song to a file that iTunes can play. This “compression” process does not sacrifice the quality of your music. Most people can’t hear the difference between the music played from a CD and the compressed music played in iTunes.
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Copy music from a CD to iTunes by following these steps:

Insert a music CD into your computer. Notice that iTunes opens automatically.


In the list that appears, use the checkboxes to select or deselect the songs you want to import. Songs that are selected will be imported.


After you’ve selected the songs you want to import, click the Import button. iTunes will begin copying the music from your CD to your iTunes music library.


After the songs are imported, click the Eject Disk button.


Select Library in the Source list to view all the music in your iTunes library, including the songs you just imported.


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Get the best quality compression while importing music

When you import songs from CDs to your iTunes library, you can set the type and quality of compression that iTunes uses to copy the song. To do so, open iTunes Preferences and then go to the Importing pane. From the Import Using pop-up menu, choose an audio format. MP3 provides high quality with moderate file size. AAC is the format of songs purchased from the iTunes Music Store. AAC provides higher quality with smaller file sizes than MP3. Other available formats are AIFF or WAV, which are standard audio formats that provide excellent quality but generate large files. You can also choose the Apple Lossless Encoder to produce an audio file with the same quality but about half the file size of an AIFF or WAV file.

How does iTunes know which songs are on your CD?

iTunes uses an online service (known as the CDDB) that stores song identification information (also known as tags). CDDB supplies the album title, artist and track names, the year the CD was recorded, and more for almost two million albums. If you’re connected to the Internet, iTunes automatically connects to CDDB and searches for the tags when you insert a CD into your computer.

How much music can you store on your computer or iPod?

You can store more music in iTunes than most people are likely to own or ever buy in a lifetime. You can have thousands of songs in iTunes and still have plenty of room for all the other things you do on your computer. For example, you can store about 15,000 songs on a 60GB hard disk or 60GB iPod.

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Getting to Know the iTunes Music Store

Buying music from the iTunes Music Store is easy. It appears right in a window with simple navigation that works just like your favourite web browser. You can look for songs, albums, or artists, and listen to 30-second previews of every track. This way, you’ll be sure that the song you purchase is exactly the one you want. And you’ll be delighted when you find music and videos you’ll never find at your typical music store.
 
After you find what you want, you purchase it and download it—legally—right to your iTunes music library. You don’t have to be connected to the Internet to listen to your purchased music, but you do need to be online to access the iTunes Music Store.
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Preview an iTunes Music Store track by following these steps:

Make sure you’re connected to the Internet.


In iTunes, select Music Store in the Source list. The iTunes Music Store home page appears in the iTunes window.


Click one of the blue-and-white arrow icons in the New Releases section to see more new albums.


Click an album cover to see all the music on that album.


Select any song name in the list, and then click the Play button to hear a 30-second preview.


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Find exclusive music

The iTunes Music Store has exclusive tracks that are available only through Apple, giving you access to previously unreleased tracks, alternative mixes of songs, and even rare live recordings. Here’s your chance to purchase tracks that the general public has never heard. You’ll find all the exclusive tracks right on the iTunes Music Store home page in the Exclusive Track section.

Watch music videos

Some artists have made their videos available to view only through the iTunes Music Store. You’ll find these videos featured on some artists’ main pages where all their albums are listed; Bob Dylan: for example. When you find a video in the iTunes Music Store, you’ll be treated to a full-length QuickTime video.

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Using the iTunes Music Store

With the iTunes Music Store, buying music is just a mouse-click away. To browse the iTunes Music Store, all you need is a Mac, iTunes, and an Internet connection.
 
But before you can purchase songs, you’ll need to set up an Apple account. With an Apple account, you enter all your personal and billing information once, and from then on you simply click one button to purchase a song or album. If you’ve ever purchased products online from Apple or have a .Mac subscription, you might already have an account. If not, you can set up your account right in iTunes.
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Sign in to the iTunes Music Store by following these steps:

Make sure you’re connected to the Internet.


Select Music Store in the Source list.


Click the Account button in the upper-right corner of the iTunes window.


To sign up for an Apple account, click the Create Account button in the window that appears. Follow the onscreen instructions to create your account.


To sign in using your account, type your Apple ID and password in the fields provided, and then click the Sign In button. You’ll notice your Apple ID appear in the Account section of iTunes. You’re now ready to start purchasing music.


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Access the iTunes Music Store from an AOL account

Before you can buy music from the iTunes Music Store, you need to set up an Apple Account or have an AOL account. If you’ve already set up an Apple Account on the Apple Store website or in another application, you only need to sign in and verify your account information in iTunes to purchase music. If you want to buy music using only your AOL account, you don’t need to set up an Apple Account, just verify your AOL account information when you sign in to the iTunes Music Store.

Prevent others from purchasing music with your account

You don’t want anyone purchasing music with your Apple account. If you use your Mac in a public area, such as a school lab or at work, you’ll want to log out of your account whenever you leave your computer. To do so, click your Apple ID in the Account section of the iTunes window. In the window that appears, click the Sign Out button. You’ll need to sign in again the next time you want to purchase music.

If you connect to the Internet with a modem

If you connect to the Internet with a 56K modem, the previews you listen to at the iTunes Music Store might sound jittery. To fix this, open iTunes Preferences and click Store. Then select the “Load complete preview before playing” checkbox. The next preview you play will sound crystal clear. The quality of your purchased music does not change—you’ll still get a great-sounding, reliable download even if your computer uses a 56K modem.

Purchase audio books with your Apple account

You can purchase audio books from right inside the music store. You’ll find everything from recent best sellers to all time classics. When you make a purchase, you can listen to your audio book on your computer or iPod as many times as you want. And with virtual bookmarks, you can always resume right where you left off.

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Finding Specific Songs

Just as you search your own music library in iTunes, you can search the iTunes Music Store to find the specific song or artist you’re looking for. And if you can’t remember the exact name of the song you’re looking for, just search with a partial name. You might even find a few different versions of the song performed by different artists or recorded live.
 
If you don’t have a specific song in mind, but just want to see what music is available by your favourite artist, you can browse the store by artist or genre. After you find an artist you enjoy listening to, you can check out the top downloads to see what others like listening to. Chances are, you’ll like it, too!
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Browse the iTunes Music Store for your favourite artist by following these steps:

If it’s not already selected, select Music Store in the Source list.


Click the Browse button to display all the genres of music available.


In the Genre column, use the scroll bar to see what’s available, and then select a style of music.


In the Artist column, use the scroll bar to see what’s available, and then select an artist.


In the Album column, notice which albums are available, and then select an album. Notice the list of songs appear in the lower section of the iTunes window.


Double-click any song in the list to hear a preview.


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Look for parental advisory labels

In accordance with the Recording Industry Association of America Parental Advisory Association, you may see the word “Explicit” appear to the right of a song name in the iTunes Music Store. This indicates that a song may contain strong language or adult themes that may not be appropriate for particular audiences. If the word “Clean” appears to the right of a song name, it means the song’s content has been modified so that it does not require the parental advisory label.

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Purchasing Music

Purchasing music from the iTunes Music Store is not only simple, streamlined, and legal, it’s also affordable. No matter what song you want to buy, there’s never a question about how much it will cost. There are no monthly subscription fees, so you can buy as little or as much music as you want.
 
You can choose to download your music and charge it to your credit card immediately, or if you have a slow Internet connection, place it in a “shopping cart” for later checkout and download. If you have selected the shopping cart method, you’ll see an Add Song button rather than the default Buy Song button in the Price column.
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Purchase a song from the iTunes Music Store by following these steps:

Make sure you have set up your Apple account and have signed in to the iTunes Music Store.


Search for a song you want to buy, select it, and then click the Play button to hear a preview.


Click the Buy Song button in the Price column.


Watch the iTunes display to monitor your music as it is downloaded to your music library.


When your music download is complete, click the Purchased Music playlist that will appear in the Source list.


Select the song you just downloaded, and then click the Play button to hear your new song.


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Give the gift of music

With the iTunes Music Store, you can purchase electronic gift certificates. Click the Gift Certificate link on the main iTunes Music Store page to get started.

Set up a music allowance

You can set up an iTunes allowance so that friends and family members can buy music without having to have a credit card. Monthly allowances can be purchased in amounts from $10 to $200. Click the Allowance link on the main iTunes Music Store page to get started.

Display album cover art in iTunes

Avid music collectors know how historically important album cover art can be. When you purchase music from the iTunes Music Store, album cover art is included. To reveal the Artwork pane, select one of the songs you’ve purchased and then click the Show/Hide Album Artwork button in the lower-left corner of the iTunes window. In the frame that appears, you’ll see cover artwork. You can easily switch between the selected song and currently playing song by clicking the header above the album art.

How do you know which songs you’ve already purchased?

When you purchase music, it’s automatically downloaded to your computer and placed in both your main iTunes music library and the Purchased Music playlist. The Purchased Music playlist is a great way to see which songs you’ve already bought.

Download reliably every time

Because the music you’re purchasing is stored on Apple’s servers, you’ll be sure to get speedy and reliable downloads. And you’ll also be sure that the audio quality is pristine because each song has been encoded with AAC compression. If a problem does occur during a download (you lose power, for example), the music download will automatically restart the next time you open iTunes.

If you connect to the Internet using a modem

If you have a slow Internet connection, you can store songs in a shopping cart for later checkout and download. In iTunes Preferences, click Store, and then select “Buy using a Shopping Cart.” Click the Shopping Cart icon that appears below the Music Store icon in your iTunes Source list to see the number of tracks you’ve selected and their total cost. When you’re ready, click the Buy Now button to purchase and download the songs in your shopping cart to your iTunes library.

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Browsing and Searching Your iTunes Library

Sometimes you don’t know what you want to listen to, and sometimes you know exactly what you want to hear. If you’re not sure what music you want to listen to, you’ll want to browse your music collection. You can use the Browse pane in iTunes to see the names of all the artists in your collection. When you find the artist you want to listen to, you can see every album by the artist that you’ve imported. You can also browse by genre.
 
But even when you know exactly what song you want to hear, it can be a daunting task to find that song, especially if you’ve forgotten who sings it, or which album it’s on. With iTunes, you can search through your entire music collection in seconds to find exactly what you’re looking for.
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Use browsing and searching to find songs in your music library by following these steps:

Select Library in the Source list.


Click the Browse button in the upper-right corner of the iTunes window.


Select an artist in the Artist list. Albums displayed to the right are albums by the selected artist.


Click the Browse button to close the browser and return to your iTunes library.


To search for a song, type a word (or words) in the Search field to quickly find songs, artists, or albums that match your entry. Notice how the songs displayed in the iTunes window update as you type more letters in the Search field.


To return to the iTunes window and display all the music in your library, click the gray-and-white “X” icon in the Search field.


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Make other columns visible when browsing

To change which columns appear in the iTunes window, go to the Edit menu, and then choose View Options. In the window that appears, notice that all the currently visible columns appear with checkmarks. To make a new column visible, select which columns to show, and then click OK. Notice the new columns appear in the iTunes window.

Find just what you’re looking for

By default, when you’re searching for music, iTunes checks the Artists, Albums, Composers, and Song Name fields. You can narrow your search by choosing just one of these fields. To do so, click the search icon in the Search field, choose which category you want to search by, and then type your criteria in the Search field.

How much music is in your library

As you add music to your iTunes library, you may become curious about how much music is in your collection. With Library selected in the Source list, you can see the total number of songs, their combined duration, and the amount of space they occupy on your hard disk at the bottom of the iTunes window.

If you can’t see all the information about a song

If you find that there’s not enough room in a column to display the complete song or artist name, for example, you can change the width of the column right in the iTunes window. When you move the pointer over the lines that separate the columns, the cursor changes. You can drag the column border to the right to enlarge the column, or to the left to narrow the column.

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Using Playlists to Organise Your Music

If you’ve ever made a custom cassette tape of your favourite music, then you already understand the power of playlists. With a playlist, you choose which songs to play and the order in which to play them.
 
In iTunes, you can create as many playlists as you want, include as many songs as you want in each playlist, and rearrange the songs in each playlist until the order is just right. You might have one playlist for exercising, one for a rainy Monday, another that contains the music for your play rehearsal, and so on. The possibilities are endless.
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Create a custom playlist by following these steps:

From the File menu, choose New Playlist. An untitled playlist with a musical note icon appears in the iTunes Source list.


With the untitled playlist selected, type a name for it.


Select a song in your library, and then drag it to your playlist.


Add as many songs as you want to your playlist. You can add multiple songs at once by holding down the Control (Ctrl) key as you select songs in your library.


Click the icon representing your playlist in the Source list to view all the songs you’ve added.


To change the order of songs in the playlist, select the song number column, and then drag the song names to different positions in the list.


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Include a song in multiple playlists

You can include one song in several playlists. Simply drag the song name from your library to each playlist in the Source list, and it will be included in each of your custom mixes.

Delete a playlist

To delete a playlist, select it in the Source list, and then press the Delete key. The playlist is deleted, but the songs remain in your music library.

Make a playlist with a specific duration

Whether you want music for your daily 30-minute walk, need songs that are exactly as long as a movie you’ve created, or want to burn a 60-minute CD that’s completely full of music, you can get duration information about each playlist to help you choose the right songs. With your playlist selected in the Source list, the bottom of the iTunes window displays the number of songs included in the playlist, total playlist duration, and the amount of disk space your playlist occupies.

If you no longer want to hear a song

After you import music to your iTunes library, you may find some songs you don’t want to listen to anymore. To the left of each song name, you’ll notice a checkbox. If you decide you don’t want to hear a song, simply deselect it. Deselected songs also won’t play in all playlists in which they’re included or be synced to your iPod.

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Creating Smart Playlists

Wouldn’t it be great if you could always get what you wanted, exactly when you wanted it? Smart playlists in iTunes might be a good start. iTunes can keep track of when you last played a song, what year the song was released, and even when you imported the song to your library, for example. When you create a smart playlist, iTunes accesses all this information, so you can create great mixes without a lot of work.
 
If you want to create a playlist with only your favourite songs, for example, you can create a smart playlist that checks to see how many times each song was played, and places the songs with the highest play count in the playlist. As you add more music to your library, the smart playlist is automatically updated.
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Create a smart playlist with music only from a particular decade by following these steps:

From the File menu, choose New Smart Playlist.


Select the “Match the following condition” option.


From the Artist pop-up menu, choose Year; from the next pop-up menu, choose “is in the range”; and then type the time span of your search.


To make sure your smart playlist is updated whenever you import music that meets your search criteria, select “Live updating.”


Click OK to continue.


Select your new smart playlist in the Source list, and assign it a descriptive name. Notice that the smart playlist icon is different from the icons representing other playlists.


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Delete a smart playlist

To delete a smart playlist, select it in the Source list, and then press the Delete key. The playlist is deleted, but the songs remain in your music library.

Edit a smart playlists

At any time you can change a smart playlist that you’ve already created. Simply select the smart playlist in the Source list, and then open the File menu, and choose Edit Smart Playlist.

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Listening to Internet Radio

On your home stereo you probably enjoy listening to your favourite FM and AM radio stations. These stations broadcast their signals over the airwaves, so they have limited range. But with iTunes, you can listen to Internet radio stations from around the world that broadcast everything from the blues to pop favourites.
 
Internet radio stations are referred to as “streams,” because they send digital music information as a continuous stream of data over the Internet to your computer. The better-sounding streams require faster Internet access because they send more digital information (known as bit rates). These high-quality stations are listed with higher bit rates in iTunes.
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Listen to an Internet radio station in iTunes by following these steps:

Make sure you’re connected to the Internet.


Select Radio in the Source list.


Click the triangle icon to the left of a category to see which stations are available in that genre. You can read the comments for a brief description of the type of music each station plays.


Double-click the station you want to listen to. Watch as iTunes connects to the live stream and plays the radio station.


To return to your own music, click Library in the Source list.


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Keep your radio stations up-to-date

Over time there will be new radio stations made available through iTunes. To be sure your radio stations are kept current, select Radio in the Source list, and then click the Refresh button in the upper-right corner of the iTunes window. iTunes will automatically update your list with the latest stations.

Add radio stations to a custom playlist

You can add your favourite stations to an iTunes playlist so that you can quickly tune in any time you want. To do so, create a new playlist and give it a name, for example, “My Radio Stations.” Then, just drag a few of your favourite stations to your playlist. You’ll notice a radio icon appear in front of the station names you add.

Choose the bit rate that matches your Internet connection

If you’re using a 56K modem to connect to the Internet, you’ll want to choose stations that broadcast at 56Kbps or lower to receive uninterrupted playback.

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Importing Music to Your iPod

iTunes and iPod were made for each other, so moving your music to your iPod is as easy as “plug and play.” When you connect your iPod to your computer, the iPod automatically checks to make sure that the music in your iTunes library is also on your iPod. So, if you’ve added new music, iTunes makes sure your iPod is up-to-date.
 
You can include the music in your iTunes music library on more than one iPod, so if you and a family member, for example, enjoy the same music, you can each link your iPod to the same iTunes library. You can’t, however, link an iPod to more than one library, which means you can’t add songs from someone else’s collection to your iPod.
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Transfer your music to your iPod by following these steps:

Connect your iPod to your computer using the FireWire cable or optional USB 2.0 cable.


Notice that iTunes opens automatically and transfers all the songs and playlists in your music library to your iPod. The icon representing your iPod in the Source list flashes red during the update. Do not disconnect your iPod while music is being transferred.


After the transfer is complete, safely disconnect your iPod by selecting your iPod in the Source list, and then clicking the Eject button in the lower-right corner of the iTunes window.


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Recharge your iPod battery

Every time you plug in your iPod to your computer or place it in its Dock, you’re automatically charging its rechargeable battery. You can also charge the battery by simply plugging in the iPod to a wall outlet with the power cable provided. You can still use your iPod even while it’s charging. If you connect your iPod and the battery icon doesn’t animate, the battery is already fully charged. You can safely disconnect and use your iPod before it’s fully charged.

Turn off your iPod to preserve battery power

When you’re finished listening to music on your iPod, you’ll want to turn it off so that you don’t drain the battery. Press and hold the Play/Pause button until the iPod turns off. If you carry the iPod with you often, consider using the Hold switch on top of your iPod. Placing your iPod in Hold mode makes all the buttons inactive, which prevents your iPod from turning on if a button is accidentally pressed in your pocket or bag.

If you see a message indicating you will overwrite the contents of the iPod

If you connect your iPod to a computer with a music library that is not linked with your iPod, you will be prompted to either overwrite the contents of your iPod with the new library or choose not to link and retain your own music collection on your iPod.

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Other Ways to Use Your iPod

Did you know that your iPod is more than just a personal music player? You can use your iPod to record voice memos, store your digital pictures, view your contact names and addresses, and more. And in most cases you can continue to listen to your music while you’re using your iPod in these other ways.
 
With the large storage capacity of your iPod, you’ll have plenty of room for your music and your other files. This is really convenient if you want to make sure you always have certain files with you wherever you are, for example, your resume or your latest school project. You can attach your iPod to any Mac with a FireWire port or PC with a FireWire or USB 2.0 port, and either transfer the files or use them right from the iPod.
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Enable your iPod to work as a portable hard disk by following these steps:

Connect your iPod to your computer.


Select your iPod in the iTunes Source list.


Click the Options button in the lower-right corner of the iTunes window to open the iPod preferences window.


Click “Enable disk use.” This will allow your iPod to both store your files and play your music.


Notice the icon that appears onscreen. Double-click the icon to see what’s stored on your iPod.


Drag the files you want to store on your iPod to the iPod window.


When you’re done, click the iPod Eject button in the lower-right corner of the iTunes window. The iPod screen will display “OK to disconnect” when it is safe to unplug it.


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Record voice memos on your iPod

Using an iPod-compatible microphone, you can record voice memos on your iPod and transfer them to iTunes. Simply connect the microphone, and select Record to begin recording. Your voice memos can be played back on your iPod. And when you sync your iPod with iTunes, you’ll see a Voice Memos playlist appear in the source list.

Transfer photos from your digital camera to your iPod

Using an iPod-compatible media card reader, you can store digital photos on your iPod. This is great when you’re out taking pictures and you’ve filled your memory card. Simply connect the card reader, download your photos, erase the photos from the card and you’re ready to go again. Later, connect your iPod to your computer and you’ll find the photos stored in the DCIM folder.

Wake up or go to sleep with your music

You can use the sleep timer on your iPod so that you can fall asleep to your music. Your iPod will turn off after the amount of time you specify. And with the alarm clock feature, you can choose either an alarm tone or your favourite music to wake you up.

Play games on your iPod

While listening to your music, you can use your iPod to play games. iPod now includes Solitaire, Brick, Parachute, and even a game to test your knowledge of your own musical tastes.

If you want to eject your iPod and iTunes is not running

If you’ve enabled your iPod to be used as both a music player and a portable hard disk, you’ll need to eject the iPod from your computer before you disconnect it. Click the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the Windows System Tray, and then select the iPod to remove.

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Podcasting

With iTunes 4.9, you can now browse and subscribe to podcasts from within the iTunes Music Store. Podcasts are radio shows or other audio programs that are often episodic and are downloadable over the Internet. From news and information to music and commentary, thousands of new podcasts are available everyday, from around the world, on every subject you can imagine.
 
And now, with built-in support for podcasting in iTunes 4.9, listening and managing podcasts has never been easier. You can find and subscribe to your favourite podcasts in the Podcast Directory on the iTunes Music Store, and automatically download them to your computer. You can listen to a podcast from your computer or transfer it to your iPod and listen while you are on the go.
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Subscribe and listen to a podcast in iTunes.

Make sure you have the latest iTunes and iPod software installed, open iTunes 4.9 and select Music Store in the source list.


Click the Podcasts link or select Podcasts from the Genre pull-down menu to browse the featured podcasts within the iTunes Music Store.


Select a podcast that sounds interesting by clicking it.


A list of podcast episodes will appear.


Double-click any episode to listen to the entire podcast if you wish.


If you like what you hear, click the Subscribe button to have iTunes automatically download episodes of this podcast to your computer.


Click Podcast in the Source list to see the Settings button on the bottom. You can use the Settings button to indicate how often you want to check for new episodes, and set which podcasts will be copied to your iPod.


You may view and download past podcast episodes. To do this, select Podcasts within the Source list and click the arrow to the left of the podcast name. iTunes will reveal all downloaded and available episodes. To download a particular past episode, click the Get button.


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Syncing your iPod

If your iPod is set to automatically sync, just connect your iPod to download a new podcast. To specify which podcasts you would like synced to iPod, open the iPod preferences podcasts preferences. Here you can specify which specific podcasts to sync.

Listening to a podcast on an iPod Shuffle

The Autofill feature of iTunes will not add podcasts to iPod shuffle. Instead, you should manually add podcasts to your iPod shuffle by dragging them to the iPod shuffle playlist. Also it’s important to know that Podcasts of type .m4b or AAC will not play on iPod shuffle when it is in shuffle mode. To play a podcast that is on iPod shuffle, set the switch on iPod shuffle to Play in order.

Bookmarking feature

Just like when you listen to an audiobook, when you listen to a podcast on your iPod, and then connect it to your computer and play it in iTunes, iTunes will continue the podcast from where you left off. In addition, when you sync to your iPod, the podcast will start where you left off.

Managing your podcasts

In the podcast settings window you can select how many episodes of a particular podcast you will keep in iTunes. From the pull-down menu, you can select All episodes, All unplayed episodes or a specific number of episodes that you want to keep. Also, you can click the Unsubscribe button in the Source list to stop having new episodes of a specific podcast downloaded to iTunes.

What’s the difference between Internet radio, audio books and podcasts?

Unlike Internet radio and audio books, podcasts are subscription-based and use the RSS 2.0 file format. By subscribing to podcasts you get to listen to up-to-date content where and when you want.

Locating your downloaded podcasts

To quickly access the podcast page from the iTunes music store, click Podcasts in the source list and then at the bottom of the page, click Podcast Directory.

For more information

To learn more about podcasts and how to create your own podcast, go to www.apple.com/podcasting.

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Burning Your Music to a CD

It’s a lot of fun to create your own custom music CDs to play in your car or home stereo. All you need is iTunes and a computer with a CD burner. Just make a playlist containing only the songs you want to copy to the CD, arrange them however you want, insert a blank CD into your computer, and then click the Burn button. It’s that easy.
 
You can also use your CD burner to back up your music. It’s especially important to back up the music you purchase from the iTunes Music Store, just in case a file is accidentally deleted or damaged.
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Copy a playlist to an Audio CD by following these steps:

With iTunes open, insert a blank CD into your computer.


Select the playlist you want to copy to CD. Before burning your CD, you can rearrange the songs by dragging them to different positions.


At the bottom of the iTunes window, check the size of your playlist to make sure it doesn’t exceed the amount of space on a CD.


Click the Burn button to begin copying the songs from your computer to the CD. You can watch the progress in the iTunes window.


When the files are copied, a CD icon will appear in the iTunes Source list.


Click the Eject button to eject your CD.


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Store more songs on a single CD

If you want to fit more songs on a CD, you can burn an MP3 CD. MP3 CDs can store about 150 songs (compared to the 12 or so a standard audio CD can store), but you won’t be able to listen to an MP3 CD in a standard CD player. You can, however, listen to an MP3 CD on your computer or in a special digital music player that uses the MP3 CD format. You can select the type of CD you want to burn in iTunes Burning preferences.

Burn your playlist to a DVD

If your computer has a drive capable of writing DVD discs, you can back up your music on a DVD. A single DVD stores 4.7GB of data, which holds more than 1000 songs. That’s roughly equivalent to 150 music CDs on a single DVD. To burn a DVD, open iTunes preferences, and then click Burning. Select the “Data CD or DVD” radio button in the Disk Format section, and then click OK. Select what you want to copy, click the Burn Disc button, and then follow the onscreen instructions.

Burn your purchased music to a CD or DVD

Its a good idea to burn your purchased music to a CD to DVD so that you have a backup copy in case something happens to your computer. Simply click the triangle next to the Music Store icon in the source list, select the Purchased Music playlist, and then click the Burn button.

If your playlist is longer than the length of a CD

If the playlist is longer than what will fit on a CD, you can either delete songs from the playlist or have iTunes burn the remaining songs on one or more additional CDs (depending on the amount of space needed).

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Sharing Your Music on Your Local Network

Have you ever dreamed of having your own radio show? With iTunes, you’re halfway there. You can give anyone on your local network access to your personal music library. You can share your entire library, or really “play DJ” by creating and sharing special playlists.
 
Other computers running iTunes on your local network will automatically seek out your computer and connect to your shared music library. Your shared music is streamed to the other computers, not downloaded, so others can listen only as long as you’re connected to the network and have iTunes open. They can’t copy your music to their library.
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Share your music with others on your local network by following these steps:

Open iTunes Preferences. (On a Mac, choose Preferences from the iTunes, menu and on a PC, choose Preferences from the Edit menu.)


In the window that appears, click the Sharing icon, and then select “Share my music.”


Go to another computer on your local network.


In the Source list, click the triangle to the left of the Shared Music icon to reveal all the shared libraries on the local network.


Select your shared library to see your shared music in the iTunes window.


Select one of your songs, and then click the Play button to listen.


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Restrict access to your shared music

To restrict access, you can require other users on your local network to enter a password to listen to your music. To do so, click the Sharing in iTunes Preferences. Then select the “Require password” option, and type a password. When you’re ready, click OK. You can use the radio buttons below the “Share my music” checkbox to share your entire library or just certain playlists.

Authorize other computers to play your purchased music

You can play your iTunes Music Store tracks on up to five different computers. To authorize a computer to play your purchased music, in the Shared Music list, select the computer to which the purchased music was originally downloaded. Select a purchased song, click the Play button, and then enter the Apple ID and password for the account that purchased the song. The second computer is now authorized to play all music purchased with that account.

Host a “bring your own music” party

Why not get all your friends together for a party? Ask them to bring their laptops, and as long as they can connect to your home network, their shared libraries and playlists will appear in your iTunes window. Keep switching from one great playlist to another! You could even connect your computer to your stereo or some great speakers and really add some excitement.

If items appear dimmed in the list of shared music

To share music on your local network, every user on the network must be using iTunes 4.5 or later. Computers using older versions will appear dimmed. Likewise, if you are using an older version of iTunes, any computers using iTunes 4.5 or later will appear dimmed.

If you don’t see any shared music files or can’t access another user’s shared music

Check to make sure that iTunes is open on the other computers on your local network. Sharing music libraries also requires iTunes version 4.0.1 or later on the Mac and iTunes version 4.1 or later on the PC.

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Understanding Your Digital Music Rights

You can truly feel good about buying music from the iTunes Music Store. In fact, you’ll be able to enjoy it in almost all the ways you enjoy the CDs you buy at a music store. For example, just as you might listen to a CD at home, in your car, and at work, you can listen to your iTunes Music Store music on up to five different computers. The first time you play a song that you’ve purchased your computer becomes “authorized” to play all the music you’ve purchased. This authorization helps protect the artists’ copyrights.
 
You can also download your purchased music to an unlimited number of iPod devices to take your songs on the road. You can add the music you purchased from the iTunes Music Store to any of your playlists. And you can even burn your purchased music to a CD.
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As the authorized rightholder of music you buy from the iTunes Music Store:

You don’t need an Internet connection to listen to your purchased music.


You can include your purchased music in custom playlists and burn it to a CD.


You can listen to your purchased music on an unlimited number of iPod devices.


You can share your music on four other computers.


Your purchased music is yours forever; you don’t need to subscribe to any service.


You can use your purchased music in applications other than iTunes. For example, you can use it in a movie you make or in a presentation you create.


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You can burn up to seven CDs per playlist

If you try to burn a playlist that includes iTunes Music Store songs to more than seven CDs, you’ll be required to modify the playlist. You can change the order of the songs, or add or delete songs, and then burn additional CDs. This helps protect the artists’ copyrights.

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Learn More About iTunes

Now that you have completed this tutorial and learned the fundamentals of iTunes, you can feel confident as you begin to create your own digital music collection on your computer.
 
But what if you have questions or want to learn more? You’ll find that iTunes and all other Apple products include a variety of resources to help you. If you have a question, check out the extensive Help system included with iTunes or the wealth of knowledge on the Apple Support website.
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To get the most out of iTunes remember the following:

If you have a question while using iTunes, open the Help menu, and choose iTunes and Music Store Help.


If you have problems with the iTunes Music Store, open the Help menu, and choose Music Store Customer Service.


To check for new versions of iTunes, open the Help menu and choose Check For iTunes Updates.


Always check the “What’s new” section of the Help when you update to a new version of iTunes.


If you have a problem and can’t find the answer in the Help, open your web browser and go to www.apple.com/support, and then go to the iTunes support section.


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Check out the iTunes website

Want to keep up with the latest information on iTunes, iPod, and the iTunes Music Store? Check out the iTunes website. You’ll get the lastest Tunes news, download software updates, and get info on the newest accessories for your iPod.

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