iPod + iTunes for Windows and Mac in a Snap [NOOK Book]

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iPod enthusiasts, this book is for you. iPod + iTunes for Windows and Mac in a Snap, Second Edition has been updated to cover the latest version of iTunes and the entire family of iPods, including the new Nano, and podcast and video download features. Organized into a series of well-organized, bite-sized, quickly accomplished tasks, the book lets you zero right in on the one particular task you want to accomplish, quickly figure out what to do, do it, and then get back to your favorite thing to do: play with your...
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Overview

iPod enthusiasts, this book is for you. iPod + iTunes for Windows and Mac in a Snap, Second Edition has been updated to cover the latest version of iTunes and the entire family of iPods, including the new Nano, and podcast and video download features. Organized into a series of well-organized, bite-sized, quickly accomplished tasks, the book lets you zero right in on the one particular task you want to accomplish, quickly figure out what to do, do it, and then get back to your favorite thing to do: play with your iPod.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132715218
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 7/11/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 416
  • File size: 14 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Brian Tiemann is a freelance technology columnist and software engineer who has been a dedicated Mac user for nearly 20 years. He has written extensively in online magazines about the Macintosh, Apple software, iPods, and the philosophy of user-friendly design. He is the author of Mac OS X Tiger in a Snap and coauthor of FreeBSD Unleashed and Sams Teach Yourself FreeBSD in 24 Hours.

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Table of Contents

Jump in anywhere! Find the task or technique you want to learn from this list (for example, Repair a Missing Song Entry.) Note the number in the tab (, in this case). Then, just flip through the book until you find that tab number on the edge of one of the pages.

Each short lesson lists any techniques that might be good to know as background (4 Before You Begin) as well as any other lessons that may be related or that might give you more information ( ‹ See Also). Have fun!

Chapter 1: Start Here

Chapter 2: Setting Up iTunes

and iPod

Download and Install iTunes

Run iTunes for the First Time

Select Your iPod’s Language

Connect Your iPod for the First Time

Set the iPod’s Date and Time

Configure Your iPod for Your Headphones or Speakers

Configure the iPod’s Backlight

Chapter 3: Building Your

Digital Music Library

About Music and Video Formats

Import a Music CD into iTunes

Get CD Track Names Manually

Add a Music or Video File to Your iTunes Library

Import Your Existing Digital Music Collection into iTunes

Add Album Art to Songs

Submit CD Track Names to the Gracenote Database

Import a CD with Joined Tracks

Extract a “Secret Track” into the iTunes Library

Chapter 4: Using the iTunes

Music Store

About Digital Rights Management Technology

Sign Up for the iTunes Music Store

Browse the iTunes Music Store

Purchase a Song, Album, Video, or Audiobook from the iTunes Music Store

Purchase Music Using a Shopping Cart

Check for Purchased Music or Videos

Authorize a Computer to Play Purchased Music

Find More Music by Artists in Your iTunes Library

Publish a Playlist as an iMix

Give Gift Music to Someone Else

Redeem Gift Music, a Gift Certificate, or an iTunes Music Card

Create an iTunes Music Store Allowance

Request Music from the Music Store

Watch for Newly Added Music Using an RSS Feed

Tell a Friend About an Album in the iTunes Music Store

Create a Web Link to Your Favorite Music for Sale

Chapter 5: Enjoying Your

Music in iTunes

Find and Play Music in iTunes

Customize Smart Shuffle Options

Create a Playlist

Create a Smart Playlist

Rate Your Music in iTunes

Find and Play Videos in iTunes

Subscribe to and Listen to Podcasts

Listen to an Internet Radio Station

Use the iTunes Visualizer

Provide Customized Background Music with Party Shuffle

Auto-Level Song Volumes

Create Crossfades Between Songs

Protect Your Kids from Explicit Content

Chapter 6: iPod: iTunes

to Go

Transfer Your Music and Videos to Your iPod

Put Your Home Videos and Downloaded Videos on Your iPod

Use a Large iTunes Library with a Small iPod

Autofill Your iPod shuffle or iTunes Phone

Transfer Your Music to a Mobile Device

Find and Play Music on the iPod

Find and Play Videos on the iPod

Rate Your Music on the iPod

Transfer Only Preferred Music to the iPod

Create an On-the-Go Playlist

Listen to an Audiobook or Podcast at Home or on the Go

About the Care and Feeding of Your iPod

Chapter 7: Sharing Your

Music with Others

Create an Audio CD from a Playlist

Customize CD Burning Options

Create an MP3 CD

Print a CD Jewel Case Insert with Album Art

Create an MP3 CD from Purchased AAC Music

Export a Song List

Share Your Music over the Local Network

Listen to Shared Music on the Local Network

AirTunes: Connect iTunes to a Stereo System with AirPort Express

Chapter 8: Maintaining Your

Music Library

About Organizing Your Music

Repair a Missing Song Entry

Re-import a Music CD for Improved Quality

Customize Importing Options

Import a CD in CD-Quality (Lossless) Format

Convert Audio Files to Other Formats

Consolidate Your Music Library

Find Music Files from iTunes Entries

Examine and Modify Song Information Tags

Eliminate Duplicate Tracks

Chapter 9: Making the Most

of iTunes

Customize Which Information Columns Are Displayed

Control iTunes from the Dock, Dashboard, or System Tray

Train iTunes to Play Your Favorite Music

Adjust the Global Equalizer

Adjust Equalizer Settings for Individual Songs

Add a Third-Party Visualizer

Automatically Download Album Art

Chapter 10: iPod Extras

Carry and View Digital Photos and Slideshows on an iPod

Download Photos from Your Camera Directly to Your iPod

Display Your Photos on a TV

Display Your Videos on a TV

Use Your iPod as an External Hard Disk

Play iPod Games

Customize the iPod’s Main Menu

Transfer and View Contacts

Transfer and View Calendar Events

Synchronize Contacts and Calendar Items Using iTunes or iSync (Mac Only)

Transfer and View Text Notes

Use Your iPod as a Stopwatch

Bonus Content on the Web

Visit samspublishing.com/register to register your book and gain access to the following exclusive bonus content:

Bonus Chapter 1:

iPod Add-Ons

Listen to FM Radio

Record Voice Memos

Temporarily Store Digital Photos on Your iPod’s Disk

Use Your iPod as an Alarm Clock

Listen to Your iPod in the Car

Turn Your iPod into a Boom Box with Remote Control

Enhance Your iPod’s Battery Capacity

About Third-Party iPod Software

Bonus Chapter 2:

Protecting Your Investment

Back Up Your Music to CD or DVD

Back Up Your Music Using .Mac Backup (Mac only)

Restore Your Music from Backup

Restore Your Music Library Database from a Backup Copy

Copy Your Music from the iPod Back to iTunes

Secure Your iPod Against Theft

Update Your iPod’s Software

Restore Your iPod to Factory Settings

Turn a Scratched iPod into a Brushed Metal iPod

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