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iPod and iTunes Starter Kit, 2nd Edition


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  • Copyright 2006
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 312
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-3463-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-3463-1

The iPod and iTunes are the hottest technologies in the world of digital music today. Whether you're a Mac or Windows user, the iPod and iTunes Starter Kit, Second Edition provides all the information that you need to get the most out these amazing digital music tools, including the Apple iTunes Music Store. Updated to include information on the iPod Photo and the iPod Shuffle, you will master everything from the basics of listening to audio CDs to purchasing music through the iTunes Music Store to customizing playlists on your iPod. Included in the kit is a CD with FREE music downloads at the iTunes Music Store and downloads of various software products for your iPod and your iTunes such as Lyripod 1.0, GNUpod, Music Publisher, RadioLover 1.2, RockStar 1.0 and much more. Maximize your digital music experience with the iPod and iTunes Starter Kit, Second Edition.

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Touring iTunes

Touring iTunes

Table of Contents


1. Touring the iPod.

    The Apple iPod: A Lot of Hype or Really Hip?

    So What Is an iPod Anyway?

    All iPod Models Aren't Equal, But They Are All Cool

      The iPod

      The iPod mini

      The iPod shuffle

      Which iPod Is Right for You?

    What You Can Do with an iPod

2. Getting Started with an iPod.

    Exploring the iPod's Box

    Charging the iPod's Battery

    Installing the iPod's Software (Including iTunes)

      Installing the iPod's Software on a Windows PC

      Installing the iPod's Software on a Macintosh

    Connecting and Configuring an iPod on Your Computer

      Preparing an iPod to Connect to a Computer

      Connecting an iPod to a Computer

      Configuring an iPod on Your Computer

    Connecting an iPod to a Computer with a Dock

3. Touring iTunes.

    What You Can Do with iTunes

    Audio File Formats You Might Encounter When You Use iTunes

      CD Audio





      Apple Lossless

    The iTunes Music Library

    Where Does All That Music Come From?

    Playlists: Customizing Your Music Experience

    The Other Members of the Band: The iPod and the iTunes Music Store

4. Building, Browsing, Searching, and Playing Your iTunes Music Library.

    Gathering Your Music from All the Right Places

    Determining Where and How the Music Library Music Is Stored

      Working with the iTunes Music Folder

      Configuring the Location of the Music Folder

      Setting Other Organization Preferences

    Understanding Encoding and Other Important Format Options

      Choosing a Format Option

      Picking Quality Levels

      Configuring iTunes to Import Music

    Adding Music from Audio CDs to Your iTunes Music Library

      Adding Audio CDs to Your Library

      Building Your iTunes Music Library in a Hurry

    Importing Audio Files into Your Library

    Browsing and Searching Your Music Library

      Browsing in the Library

      Searching Your Music Library

    Playing Music in Your Music Library

    Removing Tunes from the Music Library

    Subscribing and Listening to Podcasts

      Setting Your Podcast Preferences

      Subscribing to Podcasts

      Listening to and Managing Podcasts

5. Labeling, Categorizing, and Configuring Your Music.

    Understanding Song Tags and Knowing Why You Should Care About Them

    Viewing Song Information

      Viewing Tags in the Browser

      Viewing Tags in the Content Pane

      Viewing Tags in the Info Window

    Labeling Your Music

      Labeling a Song in the Info Window

      Labeling Multiple Songs at the Same Time

      Labeling a Song in the Content Pane

    Configuring a Song's Options

      Configuring Song Options in the Info Window

      Rating Songs in the Content Pane

    Adding and Viewing Album Artwork

      Viewing Album Artwork

      Adding Artwork for Songs

    Customizing the Content Pane

6. Creating, Configuring, and Using Playlists.

    Understanding Playlists

      The Standard-But-Very-Useful Playlist

      The Extra-Special Smart Playlist

    Building and Listening to Standard Playlists

      Creating a Standard Playlist

      Adding Songs to a Playlist

      Removing Songs from a Playlist

      Setting the Order in Which a Playlist's Songs Play

      Listening to a Standard Playlist

      Deleting a Standard Playlist

    Becoming a Musical Genius with Smart Playlists

      Understanding Why Smart Playlists Are Called Smart

      Creating a Smart Playlist

      Listening to a Smart Playlist

      Changing a Smart Playlist

    Doing the Party Shuffle

7. Building an iPod's Music Library.

    Creating an iTunes Music Library

      Building an iTunes Music Library

      Creating iTunes Playlists

    Assessing the Size of Your iTunes Library and How Much Disk Space Your iPod Has

      Determining the Size of Your iTunes Library

      Determining How Much Storage Space You Have on an iPod

    Understanding and Configuring iPod Synchronization Options

      Understanding Your Synchronization Options

      Understanding How iTunes Updates Playlists on the iPod

      Configuring iTunes to Automatically Update All Songs and Playlists

      Configuring iTunes to Automatically Update Selected Playlists

      Configuring iTunes So You Can Manually Manage Songs and Playlists

    Updating Specific Songs and Playlists Automatically

    Manually Updating an iPod

    Adding Music to an iPod shuffle

      Configuring an iPod shuffle

      Using Autofill to Put Music on an iPod shuffle

      Manually Adding Songs to an iPod shuffle

      Removing Songs from an iPod shuffle

8. Listening to Music on an iPod or iPod mini.

    Selecting Music You Want to Listen To

      Selecting Music with Playlists

      Browsing Your iPod's Music

    Controlling Your Music

      Playing the Basic Way

      Playing the iPod Way

    Creating and Using an iPod On-The-Go Playlist

    Monitoring an iPod's Battery

9. Listening to Music on an iPod shuffle.

    Getting Ready to Play

    Turning On, Controlling, and Turning Off an iPod shuffle

      Turning On a shuffle and Choosing How Music Will Play

      Using the iPod shuffle's Playback Controls

      Turning Off an iPod shuffle

    Putting an iPod shuffle on Hold

    Monitoring an iPod shuffle's Battery

10. Configuring an iPod to Suit Your Preferences.

    Configuring Music Playback

      Shuffling Music

      Repeating Music

      Using Sound Check

      Using the iPod's Equalizer

    Setting Up Your Main Menu Preferences

    Setting the Screen's Contrast

    Setting the Sleep Timer

    Configuring the Clicker

    Working with the iPod's Language

    Returning an iPod to That Factory-Fresh Feeling

11. Using an iPod with a Home Stereo or Car Stereo.

    Using an iPod with a Home Stereo

      Hard-Wiring an iPod to a Home Stereo

      Broadcasting iPod Music over FM

      Playing an iPod over a Home Stereo System

    Using an iPod As a Portable Home Stereo or Boombox

    Using an iPod with a Car Stereo

      Getting Sound from an iPod to a Car Stereo

      Powering and Charging an iPod While You Are on the Road

      Mounting an iPod in Your Car

      Controlling an iPod While You Are on the Road

12. Using the iPod for Images.

    iPods and Photos

    Moving Pictures onto an iPod

      Using an Application to Move Pictures from a Computer onto an iPod

      Moving Image Files from a Computer onto an iPod

      Moving Photos from a Digital Camera onto an iPod

    Viewing Photos on an iPod

    Viewing Slideshows on an iPod

      Setting Up an iPod Slideshow

      Playing an iPod Slideshow

    Using an iPod to Display Slideshows on a TV

    Moving Photos from an iPod onto a Computer

      Using an Application to Move Photos from an iPod onto a Computer

      Manually Moving Files from an iPod to a Computer

13. Maintaining an iPod and Solving Problems.

    Maintaining Your iPod's Power

      Monitoring and Maximizing Battery Life

      Charging an iPod's Battery

      Getting More Life Out of an iPod's Battery

      Solving Battery Problems

    Updating or Restoring an iPod's Software

    Identifying and Solving iPod Problems

      Solving iPod Problems

      Getting Help with iPod Problems

14. Maintaining iTunes and Solving Problems.

    Keeping iTunes Up-to-date

      Keeping iTunes Up-to-date on Any Computer Automatically

      Keeping iTunes Up-to-date on a Windows PC Manually

      Keeping iTunes Up-to-date on a Macintosh

    Backing Up Your iTunes Music Library

    Solving iTunes Problems

      Solving the Missing Song File Problem

      Getting Help with iTunes Problems

15. Toys for Your iPod.


      Apple Headphones






      Ultimate Ears-www.ultimateears.com

      Nike Phillips-www.nike-philips.com

      Bang & Olufsen-www.bang-olufsen.com

    Wireless Headphones

      BlueTake i-Phono BT420-www.bluetake.com

      Macally Bluewave Headphone-www.macally.com

    iPod Speakers

      inMotion Portable iPod Speakers

      Ezison Personal Speakers for iPod

      Sony SRS-T55 Folding Travel Speaker

      iPod Groove Bag Triplet and Tote

      iPal Portable Speaker with Tuner

      Cube Travel Speakers

      Bose SoundDock

      JBL On Stage

      JBL On Tour Portable Speakers

      Monster iSpeaker Portable

      Macally IceTune Speakers

      Macally PodWave

      DLO iBoom Speakers

      PocketParty shuffle

    iPod in Your Car

      Sony CPA-9C Car Cassette Adapter

      The Belkin TuneCast II Mobile FM Transmitter

      Griffin iTrip

      Monster iCarPlay Wireless

      AirPlay for iPod shuffle

      Auto Chargers

      iPod Automobile Mounting Kits

    Voice Recorders

      Belkin Voice Recorder for iPod

      Griffin Technology iTalk

      Belkin Universal Microphone Adapter

      DLO VoiceNote Voice Recorder

    Digital Camera Adapters

      Belkin iPod Media Reader

      Belkin Digital Camera Link

      Apple iPod Camera Connector

    Apple World Travel Adapter Kit

    iPod Remote Controls

      ABT iJet Wireless RF Remote

      Griffin AirClick

      DLO iDirect Wireless Remote

      Nyko iTop Button Relocator

    iPod Polishing Kits

      iCleaner Ultra Pro Kit

      Ice Crème

    iPod Stands, Docks, and Cradles





      Apple iPod shuffle Dock

      Belkin USB 2.0 4-Port Hub for iPod shuffle

      Apple iPod Dock (iPod and iPod mini)

      Westshore Craftworks iDockCover

      Solio Solar Charger

    iPod Cases

      Sheldon iPod Case

      Speck iPod Skins

      Speck iStyle

      Belkin Leather Flip Case

      MARWARE Sportsuit Convertible Case

      MARWARE SportSuit Safari

      MARWARE 3G SportSuit Convertible

      PodSleevz/mini Sleevz

      Gucci iPod Case

      TimBuk2 iPod Case

      Anetagenova iPod Case


      Apple iPod Socks

      Bumperz for iPod shuffle


      Apple iPod shuffle Sports Case

      Burton Shield iPod Jacket

    iPod Stickers and Film

      Skin EFX iPod Stickers

      HP Printable Tattoos

      Mobile Juice shuffle Art

    CD-ROM Contents



      Commercial Software

16. Hacking the iPod.

    Replacing Your iPod Battery

    Battery Replacement-First and Second Generation iPod

      Tools Required

    Battery Replacement-Third and Fourth Generation iPod

Tools Required

    Battery Replacement-iPod Mini

      Tools Required

      iPod Shuffle



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