Synopses & Reviews
What the book covers: Introducing the different iPod models, getting started with your iPod, setting up iTunes and your iPod, buying music and videos from the iTunes music store, importing music into iTunes, burning CDs from iTunes, getting wired for sound, organizing music with playlists, listening while on the move, maintaining battery life, choosing an encoding format, fine-tuning the sound, recording and editing sound, transferring and viewing photos, adding podcasts, using the iPod as a hard drive, synchronizing information with your iPod, updating and troubleshooting, and more.
Updated coverage: Revised throughout to cover the latest updates and enhancements made to the iPod and iTunes. Series features: Information presented in the straightforward but fun language that has defined the Dummies series for more than a dozen years.
This beginner's guide in the usual "Dummies" format shows how to set up, acquire, and manage media content; how to play with the iPod, hook it up to other components, and take it on the road; how to use advanced techniques; and how to troubleshoot common problems. Online bonus chapters (available at http://www.dummies.com/go/ipod4e/) cover MusicMatch Jukebox and online resources. Clear, with just enough background information; recommended for all libraries. (Library Journal, January 15, 2007)
Includes coveragefor both Mac andWindows users
Fire up your iPod, fill it with cool stuff, and crank up the music
Once you discover all it can do, your iPod will never leave your side. This handy guide shows you how to manage photos and videos, subscribe to podcasts, organize your music, use your iPod as a hard drive, and manage your calendar. Plus, you'll get the scoop on making the most of iTunes.
Discover how to:
- Set up iTunes and your iPod, iPhone, and Apple TV
- Transfer and view photos and videos on your iPod
- Synchronize your iPod, iPhone, and Apple TV with iTunes
- Customize the encoder settings in iTunes
- Connect your iPod to your home stereo and TV
Make the most of iPods and iTunes with this updated guide to the latest models and enhancements. You'll learn about everything from buying music and videos, importing music, and burning CDs to setting up play lists, transferring and viewing photos, adding podcasts, maintaining battery life, and synchronizing information. Order your copy today!
Includes coverage for both Mac® and Windows® users
Manage photos and videos, subscribe to podcasts, and organize your music
The first iPods were cool, but they seem like old record players compared to the latest models. New iPods play video, weigh less than two ounces, track your training runs, and can double as a hard drive. With so many features at your disposal, you'll be glad this book helps you use every one!
Discover how to
- Set up iTunes and your iPod
- Play music, podcasts, videos, and photo slideshows
- Enhance sound quality
- Connect your iPod to your car stereo
- Troubleshoot common problems
About the Author
(www.tonybove.com) has written more than two dozen books on computing, desktop publishing, and multimedia, including iLife ’04 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies
(Wiley), The GarageBand Book
(Wiley), The Art of Desktop Publishing
(Bantam), and a series of books about Macromedia Director, Adobe Illustrator, and PageMaker. Tony also founded Publish
magazine and the Inside Report on New Media
and he wrote the weekly Macintosh column for Computer Currents
for a decade, as well as articles for NeXTWORLD,
the Chicago Tribune
Sunday Technology Section, and NewMedia
. Tracing the personal computer revolution back to the 1960s counterculture, Tony produced a CD-ROM interactive documentary in 1996, Haight-Ashbury in the Sixties
(featuring music from the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, and the Jefferson Airplane). He also developed the Rockument music site, www.rockument.com, with commentary and radio programs focused on rock music history. As a founding member of the Flying Other Brothers (www.flyingotherbros.com), which tours professionally and has released two commercial CDs (52-Week High
and San Francisco Sounds
), Tony has performed with Hall-of-Fame rock musicians and uses his iPod to store extensive concert recordings. Tony has also worked as a director of enterprise marketing for a large software company, and as a communications director and technical publications manager.
Cheryl Rhodes has co-authored more than a dozen books on computing, desktop publishing, and multimedia, including iLife ’04 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies (Wiley), The Art of Desktop Publishing (Bantam), and a series of books about Macromedia Director, Adobe Illustrator, and PageMaker. Cheryl contributed to the influential Inside Report on New Media newsletter and wrote articles for NeXTWORLD, Computer Currents, the Chicago Tribune Sunday Technology Section, and NewMedia. Cheryl also co-founded and edited Desktop Publishing/Publish magazine. Cheryl recently founded and served as director of a charter school and has worked as a professional courseware designer and an instructor in computer courses at elementary and high schools.
Table of Contents
Part I: Setting Up and Acquiring Media Content.
Chapter 1: Firing Up Your iPod.
Chapter 2: Setting Up iTunes and Your iPod.
Chapter 3: Getting Started with iTunes.
Chapter 4: Shopping at the iTunes Music Store.
Chapter 5: Bringing Content into iTunes.
Chapter 6: Playing Content in iTunes.
Chapter 7: Sharing Content Legally.
Part II: Managing Your Media Content.
Chapter 8: Searching, Browsing, and Sorting in iTunes.
Chapter 9: Adding and Editing Information in iTunes.
Chapter 10: Organizing iTunes Content with Playlists.
Chapter 11: Managing Photos and Videos.
Chapter 12: Updating Your iPod with iTunes.
Chapter 13: Gimme Shelter for My Media.
Chapter 14: Baking Your Own Discs with Printed Inserts.
Part III: Playing Your iPod.
Chapter 15: Playing iPod Content.
Chapter 16: Getting Wired for Playback.
Chapter 17: Fine-Tuning the Sound.
Part IV: Using Advanced Techniques.
Chapter 18: Decoding Audio Encoding.
Chapter 19: Changing Encoders and Encoder Settings.
Chapter 20: Enhancing Your iTunes Library.
Part V: Have iPod, Will Travel.
Chapter 21: Listening While on the Move.
Chapter 22: Sleeping with Your iPod.
Chapter 23: Using the iPod as a Hard Drive.
Chapter 24: Getting Personal.
Chapter 25: Synchronizing Information with Your iPod.
Chapter 26: Updating and Troubleshooting.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 27: Ten iPod Problems and Solutions.
Chapter 28: Eleven Tips for the Equalizer.
Bonus Chapter 1: Putting a Dime in the Musicmatch Jukebox.
Bonus Chapter 2: Managing the Musicmatch Jukebox Library.
Bonus Chapter 3: Advanced Musicmatch Techniques.
Bonus Chapter 4: Web Sources for More.