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By Brad Miser

Since the inception of iTunes, the iPod (the best-selling transportable electronic song player), and iTunes song shop (Time magazine's Invention of the yr for 2003), Apple has taken the area of electronic tune via typhoon. The Absolute Beginner's advisor to iPod and iTunes, 3rd version, offers the entire details that song and media enthusiasts have to get the main out of those notable electronic units and instruments. From the fundamentals of hearing audio CDs to complex customization of track on an iPod, this publication equips even those that have by no means explored electronic audio to grasp their electronic song by utilizing those extraordinary instruments. The ebook covers either home windows and Macintosh structures to arrive the broadest attainable viewers. The booklet is equipped into significant components, with each one concentrating on a component of the iPod, and iTunes and at last a 3rd half targeting the iTunes track shop. alongside the way in which, it explains how all of those instruments interact and indicates readers the right way to get the main from them. It progresses from very simple themes in a logical demeanour to steer even absolute rookies at the route to musical mastery.

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Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1

Part I The iPod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

1 traveling the iPod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

2 Getting begun with an iPod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

3 Controlling an iPod or iPod nano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

4 hearing track on an iPod or iPod nano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

5 hearing song on an iPod shuffle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

6 construction an iPod’s track Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

7 utilizing an iPod to hear and Watch Podcasts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

8 utilizing an iPod to hear Audiobooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115

9 utilizing an iPod to shop and examine photographs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127

10 utilizing an iPod to monitor video clips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143

11 Taking the iPod extra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155

12 Configuring an iPod to fit your personal tastes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177

13 preserving an iPod and fixing difficulties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193

Part II iTunes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .В 209

14 traveling iTunes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211

15 Getting all started with iTunes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221

16 hearing Audio CDs and net Audio with iTunes . . . . . . . . . . 231

17 development, shopping, looking out, and taking part in Your iTunes

Music Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255

18 Labeling, Categorizing, and Configuring Your song . . . . . . . . . . . . 279

19 growing, Configuring, and utilizing Playlists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303

20 Subscribing to and hearing Podcasts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329

21 operating with iTunes Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345

22 Burning your personal CDs or DVDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361

23 Sharing iTunes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377

24 conserving iTunes and fixing difficulties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395

Part III The iTunes shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .В 409

25 traveling the iTunes shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411

26 Configuring iTunes for the iTunes shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419

27 buying within the iTunes shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435

28 operating with bought content material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 459

29 fixing iTunes shop difficulties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 473

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 479

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Plus, it is very small and extremely light, so carrying it is definitely the easiest. So, what is the bottom line? There isn’t one. All iPods are a good choice. Some will fit your needs and budget better than others, but you really can’t go wrong with any of them. Pick the most you can afford to spend, and then get the model that fits your budget and specific needs. CHAPTER 1 TOURING THE IPOD 17 What You Can Do with an iPod The iPod is definitely a great music player, but it is much more than that, as you will learn throughout this part of the book.

In addition to making it easier to connect your iPod to a computer, the Docks for various models include other ports you might find useful. For example, Docks include the Line Out port, with which you can connect the iPod’s audio output to a receiver or other audio device, and its video output to a TV to display slideshows and video on the TV. A Dock is the only way to use the better-quality S-video connection to display an iPod’s slideshows and video on a TV. To use a Dock, connect the Dock connector end of the cable you use to connect the iPod to your computer into the Dock connector port on the Dock (instead of the port on the iPod).

The benefit to this is that it has no moving parts and will never skip, along with being even more resistant to damage. This also means it uses much less power and so can play for the same amount of time with a smaller battery. The downside is that it can store much less music than any of the other models. The shuffle is the smallest model and is much less than half the size of even the iPod nano. The flipside to this is that the shuffle has no screen, so you can’t see information about the music you are playing or select what you want to hear.

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