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Using iTunes 10 (Using)

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Get comfortable with iTunes 10, Apple’s popular music-and-media organizer and player. Don’t just read about it: See it and hear it with step-by-step video tutorials and valuable audio sidebars delivered through the Free Web Edition that comes with every USING book. For the price of the book, you get online access anywhere with a web connection--no books to carry, updated content, and the benefit of video and audio learning. Way more than just a book, this is all the help you’ll ever need...where you want, when you want!

  • Get your favorite music, movies, and TV shows into your iTunes library
  • Keep your iPod, iPhone, or iPad in sync with iTunes
  • Subscribe to your favorite podcasts and listen to Internet radio
  • Share your iTunes library
  • Organize your media collection--find what you want when you want it
  • Create playlists for whatever you’re in the mood for
  • Set up a live party mix with the iTunes DJ--and let guests request songs remotely
  • Follow your friends and favorite artists on Ping, the social network that’s new with iTunes 10
  • Use Ping to share music recommendations, post reviews, and find concerts near you

learn fast, learn easy, using web, video, and audio

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Book News Annotation:

This beginner's guide to Apple's iTunes 10 provides step-by-step instructions for performing common tasks with this ubiquitous media player and media management application. Beginning with an overview of the user interface, the work covers adding content, the iTunes store, organizing media and creating playlists, video playback, syncing with iPods, iPads and iPhones and a collection of tips and tricks. The work includes numerous screen shots and access to substantial additional resources, including video and audio tutorials, is provided through a companion website. Connor is a technology writer and instructional designer. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Get comfortable with iTunes 10, Apple’s popular music-and-media organizer and player. Don’t just read about it: See it and hear it with step-by-step video tutorials and valuable audio sidebars delivered through the Free Web Edition that comes with every USING book. For the price of the book, you get online access anywhere with a web connection--no books to carry, updated content, and the benefit of video and audio learning. Way more than just a book, this is all the help you’ll ever need...where you want, when you want!

  • Get your favorite music, movies, and TV shows into your iTunes library
  • Keep your iPod, iPhone, or iPad in sync with iTunes
  • Subscribe to your favorite podcasts and listen to Internet radio
  • Share your iTunes library
  • Organize your media collection--find what you want when you want it
  • Create playlists for whatever you’re in the mood for
  • Set up a live party mix with the iTunes DJ--and let guests request songs remotely
  • Follow your friends and favorite artists on Ping, the social network that’s new with iTunes 10
  • Use Ping to share music recommendations, post reviews, and find concerts near you

learn fast, learn easy, using web, video, and audio

Show Me video walks through tasks you’ve just got to see--including bonus advanced techniques

Tell Me More audio delivers practical insights straight from the experts

About the Author

Nancy Conner has written more than a dozen technical and reference books on topics ranging from eBay to Microsoft Office, from classical mythology to Google Apps, from green living to Zoho. Nancy holds a Ph.D. from Brown University and has worked as a medievalist, high-school teacher, editor, and corporate trainer. She lives in upstate New York with her husband, Steven Holzner, where they both work from home without getting on each other’s nerves. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading fantasy novels, visiting local wineries, and listening obsessively to opera.

Table of Contents

Introduction     1

1 Getting Started with iTunes 10     4

What Can You Do with iTunes?      4

Who Can Use iTunes?      5

If You Use a Macintosh     6

If You Use a PC     6

Requirements for Everyone     7

Getting iTunes     7

Finding Your Way Around     8

Customizing Your iTunes Window      12

Showing Only the Info You Want to See     12

Resizing Columns     13

Different Ways of Viewing Your Music     13

Sorting Content     16

Using the Column Browser     17

Making iTunes Your Default Player     18

Making iTunes Your Default Audio Player in Windows     18

Setting Up Your iPod, iPhone, or iPad     19

2 Getting Content into iTunes     22

Importing Music from a CD     22

Selecting Songs to Import     24

Fine-Tuning CD Import Settings     24

Adjusting Your CD Import Settings     24

Making an Album Gapless     28

Importing Music That’s Stored on Your Computer     30

Importing Music Using the File Menu     31

Dragging Files into iTunes     32

Importing Content from the Internet     33

Importing Playlists from Another Program     33

Importing a Playlist into iTunes     34

Finding Music You’ve Imported 34

Adding Cover Art     35

Adding Artwork Automatically     35

Manually Adding Album Art     37

Getting Content from Other Sources     38

Ripping DVDs     39

Importing a Digital Copy from a DVD     40

3 Shopping in the iTunes Store     42

What Can You Buy?      42

Creating Your iTunes Store Account     43

Setting Up an iTunes Store Account     43

Finding Your Way Around     45

Shopping for Music...and More     46

Browsing for Music     46

Searching for Music and Other Content     48

Other Ways to Discover Music     50

Protecting Your Kids     50

Buying Music and Other Media     52

Renting Movies and TV Shows     54

Subscribing to Podcasts     55

Buying Apps     57

Finding Free Content     57

Creating a Wish List     59

Adding Items to Your Wish List      59

Looking at Your Wish List     60

Giving Music or Video as a Gift     61

Buying an iTunes Gift Card or Gift Certificate     62

Giving Your Kids an iTunes Allowance     64

Giving Music or Video     66

Redeeming an iTunes Gift Card or Certificate     67

Buying Directly Through Your iPod Touch, iPhone, or iPad     68

Buying a Song or Album     70

Buying or Renting a Movie, TV Show, or Music Video     71

4 Listening in iTunes     72

Listening to Music and More in iTunes     72

Authorizing Your Computer to Play iTunes Purchases     72

Listening to Music in Your iTunes Library     73

Listening to a CD     75

Using the Playback Controls     76

Listening to Internet Radio     77

Listening to Audiobooks     78

Managing Podcasts     79

Optimizing Your Audio Experience     82

Making Your Tunes Sound Better with the iTunes Equalizer     82

Using the Sound Enhancer     85

Crossfading Between Songs     86

Standardizing Volume with Sound Check     87

Selecting the Best Settings for Audiobooks     88

Shuffling Songs     91

Repeating Songs     92

Rating Your Favorite Tracks     92

Watching Your Music with the iTunes Visualizer     93

5 Playing with Playlists     98

Getting Started with Playlists     98

Creating a Playlist     99

Opening a Playlist in a New Window     101

Selecting Songs First     101

Adding a Song to an Existing Playlist     101

Using Playlists     102

Listening to a Playlist     102

Configuring a Playlist     102

Printing a Playlist     104

Organizing Playlists into Folders     106

The iTunes DJ     107

Creating an iTunes DJ Live Mix     107

Editing an iTunes DJ Playlist     109

Letting Guests Request Songs     109

Hiding the iTunes DJ Playlist     112

Smart Playlists     112

Creating a Smart Playlist     112

Editing a Smart Playlist     114

Better Than Smart: Genius Playlists     115

Getting Started with Genius     115

Listening to a Genius Mix     116

Creating a Genius Playlist     117

Getting Genius Recommendations      117

Updating Your Genius Information     119

Turning Off Genius     119

6 Viewing in iTunes: TV, Movies, and More     120

Watching Videos in iTunes     120

Using Playback Controls     122

Jumping to a Different Scene     123

Turning On Subtitles     124

Using Closed Captioning in Videos     124

Watching Rented Videos     125

Selecting Video Playback Settings     126

Marking a Video Viewed or Not Viewed     129

Apple TV and iTunes     130

Streaming Your iTunes Library to Apple TV     131

Formatting a Movie to Work with Apple TV     131

Formatting Videos You’ve Made for Apple TV     131

Displaying Your Photos on Apple TV     132

First-Generation Apple TV     133

iTunes and iBooks     135

7 Organizing Your Content     138

Organizing Your iTunes Library     138

Organizing Music     139

Organizing Videos     142

Finding Duplicate Items     146

Using Folders     146

Importing a Folder     147

Storing Copies of Imported Files in iTunes     148

Consolidating Media Files in Your iTunes Library     149

Working with Folders for Apps in iTunes     150

Managing Your Apps Folders in iTunes     152

Finding What You’re Looking For     153

Searching for Content in Your iTunes Library     154

Going to the Current Song     154

Finding an Item’s Location     155

Deleting Items from iTunes     155

8 Managing Your iTunes Library     157

Burning a CD or DVD     157

Do You Have the Right Equipment?      158

How Much Data Can You Fit on a Disc?      159

Which Disc Format Should You Choose?      162

What’s the Best Recording Speed?      163

Creating a Playlist     163

Copying Files to a CD or DVD     163

Troubleshooting Disc Burning     166

Backing Up Your iTunes Library     167

Saving Your Library to CDs or DVDs     167

Backing Up Your Library on a Different Hard Drive     168

Restoring Your Library from a Backup     169

Moving Your iTunes Media Folder     171

Preparing to Move Your iTunes Media Folder     172

Moving Your iTunes Media Folder: Windows     173

Moving Your iTunes Media Folder: Mac     174

Working with Multiple Libraries     175

Creating Multiple Libraries     176

Choosing a Library     177

9 Syncing and Sharing     179

Syncing Your iPod, iPhone, or iPad with iTunes     180

Setting Up Automatic Syncing     181

What If Your Library Is Too Big to Sync?      186

Syncing Music and Videos Manually     187

Syncing Your Information     190

What You Can Sync     190

Syncing Photos     192

Using iTunes to Sync Photos     193

Syncing in the Cloud with MobileMe     194

Creating a MobileMe Account     195

Sharing Your iTunes Library     202

Setting Up Sharing     203

Using Shared Libraries     203

Home Sharing     204

Getting Started with Home Sharing     205

Using Home Sharing     206

Playing Music throughout the House with AirPlay     207

Setting Up AirPlay     208

10 Ping: iTunes Goes Social     210

Getting Started with Ping     210

Creating a Ping Profile     211

Finding Your Way around Ping     214

Following Artists and Friends     216

Inviting Friends to Join Ping     219

Finding Concerts     220

Using the iTunes Sidebar     221

Getting Social on Ping     222

Interacting with Others     222

Managing Friends and Followers     223

Sharing Music with Your Followers     226

Managing Your Ping Activities     231

Going Mobile with Ping     232

Turning Off Ping     233

Turn Off Ping      233

11 iTunes Tips and Tricks     234

Adding Lyrics to a Song     234

Using the iTunes Mini Player     235

Using the iTunes Desktop Player     236

Controlling iTunes Remotely     237

Getting Started with the Remote App     238

Turning On Home Sharing in the Remote App     240

Using Remote to Control iTunes     240

Copying Files to and from Your Device     241

Modifying Tracks     242

Choosing Where a Track Begins and Ends     242

Breaking a Long Track into Multiple Shorter Tracks      244

Using iTunes Keyboard Shortcuts     245

Shortcuts for Listening or Watching     245

Shortcuts for Working with Your Library     247

Shortcuts for Working with Playlists     248

Shortcuts for Miscellaneous Actions     248

Troubleshooting Tips     249

Index     253

Product Details

ISBN:
9780789747877
Author:
Holzner, Nancy
Publisher:
Que Publishing
Author:
Conner, Nancy
Subject:
Computers-Reference - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Using
Publication Date:
20110125
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.583 in 383 gr

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Music » History and Criticism
Computers and Internet » Apple » Applications
Computers and Internet » Apple » iPod
Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » General
Computers and Internet » Graphics » Digital Media » Audio
Computers and Internet » Graphics » Digital Media » Video and Animation
Computers and Internet » Mobile and Handheld Devices » iPod

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Get comfortable with iTunes 10, Apple’s popular music-and-media organizer and player. Don’t just read about it: See it and hear it with step-by-step video tutorials and valuable audio sidebars delivered through the Free Web Edition that comes with every USING book. For the price of the book, you get online access anywhere with a web connection--no books to carry, updated content, and the benefit of video and audio learning. Way more than just a book, this is all the help you’ll ever need...where you want, when you want!

  • Get your favorite music, movies, and TV shows into your iTunes library
  • Keep your iPod, iPhone, or iPad in sync with iTunes
  • Subscribe to your favorite podcasts and listen to Internet radio
  • Share your iTunes library
  • Organize your media collection--find what you want when you want it
  • Create playlists for whatever you’re in the mood for
  • Set up a live party mix with the iTunes DJ--and let guests request songs remotely
  • Follow your friends and favorite artists on Ping, the social network that’s new with iTunes 10
  • Use Ping to share music recommendations, post reviews, and find concerts near you

learn fast, learn easy, using web, video, and audio

Show Me video walks through tasks you’ve just got to see--including bonus advanced techniques

Tell Me More audio delivers practical insights straight from the experts

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