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With iPod and iTunes, Apple's gotten the world hooked on portable music, pictures, and videos. One thing they haven't delivered, though, is an easy guide for getting the most from your sleek little entertainment center. Enter iPod: The Missing Manual, 5th Edition
a book as breathtaking and satisfying as its subject.
Our latest edition thoroughly covers the redesigned iPod Nanos, the video iPod, the tiny Shuffle and the overhauled iTunes 7. Each custom-designed page sports easy-to-follow color graphics, crystal-clear explanations, and guidance on the most useful things your iPod can do. Topics include: Out of the box and into your ears. Learn how to install iTunes, load music on your iPod, and how to get rid of that dang, flashing "Do not disconnect" message. Bopping around the iPod. Whether you've got a tiny Shuffle or a big-screen model you'll learn everything from turning your iPod off and on to charging your iPod without a computer. Special coverage for iPod owners with trickster friends: How to reset the iPod's menus to English if they've been changed to, say, Korean. In tune with iTunes. iTunes can do far more than your father's jukebox. Learn how to pick and choose which parts of your iTunes library loads onto your iPod, how to move your sacred iTunes Folder to a bigger hard drive, and how to add album covers to your growing collection. The power of the 'Pod. Download movies, play photo slideshows, find cool podcasts, and more: this book shows you how to unleash all your iPod's power.
iPod is simply the best music player available, and this is the manual that should have come with it.
Explains how to use the portable music player with a Windows PC or a Macintosh computer to perform functions including play music, store personal contact and calendar information, and use as a video player.
About the Author
Jude Biersdorfer has been writing the weekly Q&A column for the Circuits section of The New York Times since 1998, and she occasionally writes feature stories and how-to articles for the same section. She has written for Rolling Stone, The New York Times Book Review and the AIGA Journal of Graphic Design, among other publications, and has contributed essays on the collision of pop culture and technology for the books The Education of the E-Designer (2001) and Sex Appeal (2000), both published by Allworth Press. She is the author of iPod Shuffle Fan Book, iPod & iTunes: The Missing Manual, and co-author of The Internet: The Missing Manual.
Table of Contents
The Missing Credits; About the Author; About the Creative Team; Acknowledgements; The Missing Manual Series; Introduction; How to Use This Book; Chapter 1: Meet the iPod: Out of the Box and into Your Ears in 15 Minutes; 1.1 Meet the iPod; 1.2 Meet the iPod Nano; 1.3 Meet the iPod Shuffle; 1.4 Installing iTunes; 1.5 Unpacking and Connecting the iPod; 1.6 Three Ways to Get Music for iTunes (and iPod); 1.7 Adding Music to the iPod Automatically; 1.8 Adding Music to the iPod Manually; 1.9 Disconnecting the iPod from Your Computer; 1.10 Charging Your iPod the First Time; 1.11 Controlling Your iPod with the Click Wheel; 1.12 Other iPod Ports and Switches; 1.13 Finding the Music on Your iPod--and Playing It; Chapter 2: Bopping Around the iPod; 2.1 Turning the iPod On and Off--or Putting It On Hold; 2.2 Navigating the iPod's Menus; 2.3 What's in the Music Menu; 2.4 What's in the Photos Menu; 2.5 What's in the Videos Menu; 2.6 What's in the Extras Menu; 2.7 What's in the Settings Menu; 2.8 Two Other iPod Menu Items; 2.9 Some Idiot Set the iPod Menus to Greek; 2.10 Customizing Your iPod's Menus; 2.11 Setting Your iPod's Clock(s); 2.12 Using Your iPod as an Alarm Clock; 2.13 Letting Your iPod Put You to Sleep; 2.14 Searching for Songs on the iPod; 2.15 Jumping Around in Songs and Videos; 2.16 Adjusting the iPod's Volume; 2.17 Adjusting the Backlight Timer; 2.18 How to Keep Your iPod Looking New; 2.19 Playing Games on an iPod; 2.20 Reading the iPod Battery Meter; 2.21 Charging Your iPod Without the Computer; 2.22 Locking Up Your Pod; Chapter 3: In Tune with iTunes; 3.1 The iTunes Window: An Introduction; 3.2 Changing the Look of the iTunes Window; 3.3 Changing the Size of the iTunes Window; 3.4 The iTunes Visualizer; 3.5 Picking the Songs You Want to Rip; 3.6 Changing Import Settings for Better Audio Quality; 3.7 Three Ways to Browse Your Collection; 3.8 Finding Your Songs in iTunes; 3.9 Shuffling Your Music...and Smart Shuffle; 3.10 You're the Critic: Rating Your Songs; 3.11 Listening to Internet Radio; 3.12 Sharing Your Music; 3.13 Changing a Song's File Format; 3.14 Evening Out Your Song Volumes; 3.15 Improving Your Tunes with the Graphic Equalizer; 3.16 Finding (and getting rid of) Duplicate Songs; 3.17 Changing a Song's Start and Stop Times; 3.18 Editing Song Information; 3.19 Editing Album Information; 3.20 Adding Artwork Automatically; 3.21 Adding Artwork Manually; 3.22 Finding and Adding Lyrics to Your Song Files; 3.23 Viewing Artwork and Lyrics on the iPod; 3.24 What iTunes Can Tell You About Your iPod; 3.25 Using iTunes to See What's on Your iPod; 3.26 Adjusting Your iPod's Preferences with iTunes; 3.27 Loading Songs on an iPod from More Than One Computer; 3.28 Manually Deleting Music and Videos from Your iPod; 3.29 Automatically Loading Your iPod Shuffle; 3.30 Manually Adding Music to the iPod Shuffle; 3.31 Where iTunes Stores Your Files; 3.32 Moving Your iTunes Music Folder; 3.33 Backing Up Your iTunes Files; Chapter 4: The Power of Playlists; 4.1 Making a New Playlist; 4.2 Changing an Existing Playlist; 4.3 Adding a Playlist to Your iPod; 4.4 Making an On-The-Go Playlist; 4.5 Deleting a Playlist; 4.6 Party Shuffle: When You Want to Play DJ; 4.7 Smart Playlists: Let iTunes Assemble Your Playlists; 4.8 Making Playlist Folders; 4.9 Three Kinds of Discs You Can Burn with iTunes; 4.10 Burning a Playlist to a CD; 4.11 Printing Playlists and Snazzy CD Covers; Chapter 5: Shop the iTunes Store; 5.1 Getting to the iTunes Store; 5.2 An Overview of the Store's Layout; 5.3 Navigating the Aisles of the iTunes Store; 5.4 Setting Up an iTunes Store Account; 5.5 Changing the Information in Your Apple Account; 5.6 Tips for Dial-Up Music Lovers; 5.7 Finding Music by Genre; 5.8 Buying a Song or Album; 5.9 Buying Movies or Videos; 5.10 Buying Audio Books; 5.11 Buying iPod Games; 5.12 Downloading and Subscribing to Podcasts; 5.13 Usage Rights: What You Can Do with Your Purchases; 5.14 Publishing Your Own Playlists (iMixes); 5.15 Other Cool iTunes Store Features; 5.16 iTunes Gift Certificates: Buying 'Em and Spending 'Em; 5.17 Other Ways to Send iTunes Gifts; 5.18 Using iTunes Allowance Accounts; 5.19 Making an iTunes Wish List; 5.20 What to Do If Your Download Gets Interrupted; 5.21 The Purchased Playlist; 5.22 Setting Up Parental Controls for the Store; 5.23 Authorizing Your Computer for iTunes Purchases; 5.24 Deauthorizing Your Computer; 5.25 Using Your iPod to Copy Purchases to Other Computers; 5.26 Seeing Your iTunes Purchase History and Getting iTunes Store Help; Chapter 6: Videos Everywhere; 6.1 Adding Videos to iTunes; 6.2 Playing Videos in iTunes; 6.3 Transferring Videos to the iPod; 6.4 Playing Videos on the iPod; 6.5 Video Formats That Work on the iPod; 6.6 Finding iPod-Friendly Videos Online; 6.7 Video-Conversion Programs for the iPod; 6.8 Converting Your Own Home Movies; 6.9 Converting Movie Files with iTunes; 6.10 Playing iTunes and iPod Videos on Your TV; 6.11 Burning Your Video Collection to DVD; Chapter 7: Picturing Your Photos on the iPod; 7.1 What You Need to Put Photos on Your iPod; 7.2 Getting Pictures onto the iPod; 7.3 Digital Photographer Alert: Storing Full-Quality Photos on the iPod; 7.4 Viewing Pictures on the iPod; 7.5 Playing Slideshows on the iPod; 7.6 Playing Slideshows on a TV; Chapter 8: Other Stuff the iPod Can Do for You; 8.1 Using Your iPod as an Address Book; 8.2 Using Your iPod as a Calendar; 8.3 Tracking Time: Your iPod as a Stopwatch; 8.4 Tick-Tock: Your iPod as a World Clock; 8.5 Using Your iPod as a Portable Hard Drive; 8.6 Reading Text Files on Your iPod; 8.7 Recording Audio with Your iPod; Chapter 9: iPod Out Loud; 9.1 Checklist: Taking Your iPod on the Road; 9.2 The FM Connection: Playing Your iPod Through a Radio's Speakers; 9.3 Connecting Your iPod to a Car's Cassette Player; 9.4 iPod and Serious Car Audio Fans: The Custom Installation; 9.5 Finding a Power Source for Your iPod; 9.6 Connecting the iPod to a Home Entertainment System; 9.7 Streaming iTunes Music with the AirPort Express; 9.8 Playing the iPod Through Portable Speakers; 9.9 Where to Find Cool iPod Stuff; Chapter 10: What to Do When the iPod Isn't Working Right; 10.1 Apple's Alphabet: The 5 Rs of iPod Repair; 10.2 Resetting Your iPod; 10.3 Downloading and Reinstalling iTunes and iTunes Updates; 10.4 Using the Diagnostics Tools in iTunes for Windows; 10.5 Updating Your iPod's Software; 10.6 Starting Over: Restoring Your iPod's Software; 10.7 Understanding the iPod's Battery Messages; 10.8 Apple's Tips for Longer iPod Battery Life; 10.9 Replacing Your iPod's Battery; 10.10 AppleCare--What It Is and Whether You Need It; 10.11 Finding an iPod Repair Shop; 10.12 Where to Find Apple's iPod Tutorials, Demos, and Help; Chapter 11: Advanced iPodding; 11.1 Cool Software for Even More iPod Fun; 11.2 Runners Alert: Use Your iPod Nano to Track Your Progress; 11.3 Finding Alternative Headphones for Your iPod; 11.4 Getting Ideas for Playlists; 11.5 What You Need to Make Your Own Podcast; 11.6 Recording Your Podcast; 11.7 Publishing Your Podcast to Your Web Site or Blog; 11.8 Publishing your GarageBand Podcast to iWeb or the Web; 11.9 Getting the iTunes Store to List Your Podcast; 11.10 Where to Get the Latest iPod News;