iPod & iTunes For Dummies (Boot Bundle Version)

iPod & iTunes For Dummies (Boot Bundle Version)

by Tony Bove


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470403761
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/27/2008
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Tony Bove is a musician and the author of more than two dozen books. Visit his blog at TonyBove.com/blog.

Cheryl Rhodes has coauthored more than a dozen books including iLife All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies.

Table of Contents

About This Book1
Conventions Used in This Book2
And Just Who Are You?2
A Quick Peek Ahead3
Part ISetting Up and Acquiring Music3
Part IIManaging Your Music3
Part IIIPlaying Tunes with Your iPod4
Part IVImproving the Sound of Music4
Part VHave iPod, Will Travel4
Part VIThe Part of Tens4
Icons Used in This Book4
Part ISetting Up and Acquiring Music7
Chapter 1Getting Started with Your iPod9
Introducing the iPod9
Thinking Inside the Box10
Powering Up Your iPod11
Connecting to the Mac13
Chapter 2Figuring Out the iPod Controls17
Thumbing Through the Menus17
Pressing the iPod Buttons18
Setting the Language20
Resetting Your iPod22
Chapter 3Setting Up iTunes23
What You Can Do with iTunes23
Using Setup Assistant24
The iTunes Window26
Playing Music Tracks in iTunes27
Rearranging and repeating tracks28
Skipping tracks29
Repeating a song list29
Displaying visuals29
Chapter 4Buying Music Online from Apple31
Visiting the Apple Music Store31
Previewing a Song33
Buying and Playing Songs34
Handling Authorization35
Setting the Music Store Preferences35
Chapter 5Importing Music into iTunes37
Setting the Importing Preferences37
Ripping Music from CDs39
Importing Music Files41
Adding Your Own Pet Sounds42
Importing Audio Books43
Chapter 6Sharing Music (Legally)45
Sharing Music from the Apple Music Store45
Copying Songs to Other Computers47
Sharing Music in a Network47
Part IIManaging Your Music51
Chapter 7Searching, Browsing, and Sorting53
Browsing by Artist and Album54
Understanding the Song Indicators55
Changing Viewing Options56
Sorting Songs by Viewing Options57
Searching for Songs58
Chapter 8Adding and Editing Song Information59
Retrieving Information from the Internet59
Retrieving information automatically60
Retrieving information manually60
Typing the Song Information61
Editing Artist and Band Names61
Speed Editing Multiple Songs62
Adding Liner Notes and Ratings64
Chapter 9Organizing Music with Playlists67
Creating Playlists68
Playlists of songs68
Playlists of albums69
Viewing a Smart Playlist70
Creating a smart playlist70
Editing a smart playlist71
Chapter 10Updating Your iPod with iTunes73
Changing Your Update Preferences74
Updating Your iPod Automatically75
Updating the entire library76
Updating playlists77
Updating selected songs78
Updating Your iPod Manually79
Copying music directly80
Deleting music on your iPod81
Chapter 11Editing on Your iPod83
Creating Playlists83
Editing Playlists85
Editing Song Information85
Chapter 12Gimme Shelter for My Music87
Finding the iTunes Library87
Consolidating Your Library88
Backing Up Your Library89
Exporting Playlists90
Chapter 13Burning CDs93
Selecting CD-Recordable Discs94
What You Can Fit on a CD-R94
Creating a Burn Playlist96
Calculating how much music to use96
Switching import encoders for audio CD-R97
Switching import encoders for MP3 CD-R98
Setting the Burning Preferences98
Setting the sound check and gaps98
Setting the format and recording speed100
Burning a Disc101
Exporting Song Information for Liner Notes102
Part IIIPlaying Tunes with Your iPod105
Chapter 14Locating and Playing Songs107
Locating Songs107
By artist107
By album108
By playlist109
Playing a Song109
Repeating Songs110
Shuffling the Song Order111
Creating On-the-Go Playlists112
Adjusting the Volume113
Bookmarking Audible Audio Books113
Chapter 15Getting Wired for Sound115
Making Connections116
Connecting to a Home Stereo118
Connecting Headphones and Portable Speakers119
Chapter 16Listening Aboard Planes, Trains, and Automobiles121
Playing Car Tunes121
Connecting by Wireless Radio123
Taking Music Abroad124
Chapter 17Playing iPod Songs through a Mac127
Playing Songs on Your iPod with Your Mac127
Playing Songs on Your iPod with Another Mac129
Part IVImproving the Sound of Music131
Chapter 18Deciding Your Encoding Format133
Trading Quality for Space134
Choosing an Encoder134
Manic Compression Has Captured Your Song137
Deciding Importing Settings138
Chapter 19Changing Encoders and Encoder Settings141
Customizing the Encoder Settings142
Changing AAC Encoder settings142
Changing MP3 Encoder settings143
Changing AIFF and WAV Encoder settings146
Importing Voice and Sound Effects148
Converting Songs to Another Encoder148
Chapter 20Equalizing the Sound in iTunes151
Leveling the Volume for Songs152
Fine-Tuning Playback in iTunes152
Adjusting the preamp volume153
Adjusting frequencies153
Utilizing an Equalizer Preset154
Saving your own presets155
Assigning equalizer presets to songs155
Cross-Fading Songs157
Chapter 21Fine-Tuning Sound on Your iPod159
Choosing an EQ Preset in Your iPod159
Applying the iTunes EQ Presets161
Leveling Your iPod Volume161
Part VHave iPod, Will Travel163
Chapter 22Managing Life on the Road165
Setting Date, Time, and Sleep Functions165
Setting the Alarm Clock167
Playing Games168
Customizing the Menu and Display169
Chapter 23Adding Personal Information171
Keeping Appointments with iCal171
Storing the Address Book174
Not N'Sync? Try iSync175
Sorting Your Contacts177
Chapter 24Using the iPod as a Disk179
Mounting the iPod as a Hard Drive180
Adding Calendars from Different Applications182
Adding Contacts from Different Applications182
Adding Notes and Documents183
Taking Your System on the Road184
Part VIThe Part of Tens187
Chapter 25Ten Problems and Solutions for Your iPod189
How Do I Get My iPod to Respond?189
How Do I Get My iPod's Battery to Hold a Charge?190
How Do I Get My Battery to Last Longer?190
How Do I Get My Mac to Recognize My iPod?191
How Do I Get My iPod Unstuck at the Apple Logo or Folder Icon?191
How Do I Restore My iPod?192
How Do I Update My iPod to Have the Newest Software?192
How Do I Update My iPod When My Library Is Larger Than My iPod's Capacity?192
How Do I Cross-Fade Music Playback with My iPod?193
How Do I Get Less Distortion with Car and Portable Speakers?193
Chapter 26Ten Tips for the Equalizer195
Setting the Volume to the Right Level195
Adjusting Another Equalizer195
Setting Booster Presets196
Reducing High Frequencies196
Increasing Low Frequencies196
Setting Presets for Trucks and SUVs196
Setting Presets When You're Eight Miles High197
Reducing Tape Noise and Scratch Sounds197
Reducing Turntable Rumble and Hum197
Reducing Off-Frequency Harshness and Nasal Vocals197
Cranking Up the Volume to Eleven198
Chapter 27Ten Sources for More iPod Information199
The Apple Web Site199
The Audible Web Site199
The Apple Music Store200
The iPod Service Web Site200
Apple Software Download200
Apple Troubleshooting Guide200
Version Tracker200
iPod Lounge201
Apple Developer Connection201
AppendixEnhancing iTunes with Plug-Ins and Add-Ons203
Plugging In204
Enhancing iTunes with AppleScript205
Supplementing iTunes with Other Programs207

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