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Sams Teach Yourself iTunes 10 in 10 Minutes


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  • Copyright 2011
  • Dimensions: 5-3/8" x 8-1/4"
  • Pages: 240
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-672-33433-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-672-33433-7

A clear, super quick, easy-to-understand guide to the brand-new iTunes 10 

  • Fast access to instructions for every common task, plus reliable, concise answers to the most widely asked questions
  • Organized into lessons that distill the most crucial information on each iTunes topic - fully up to date for the brand new iTunes 10
  • Tips and cautions point out shortcuts, solutions, and help you avoid common pitfalls 

    Apple's iPods, iPhones, and iPads are among the best-selling devices ever, with iPod touch sales continuing to grow significantly. All three devices rely on Apple's iTunes software, and iTunes has just undergone a major new release. Sams Teach Yourself iTunes 10 in 10 Minutes offers straightforward, practical answers for fast results. By working through the 10-minute lessons, you learn everything you'll need to know to quickly and easily get up to speed with the iTunes, whether they are using an iPod, iPhone, or iPad. Step-by-step instructions walk you through the most common questions, issues, and tasks... Tips and notes offer insider advice and shortcuts... Cautions help you avoid common iPod and iTunes pitfalls.

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    Creating and Using Playlists in iTunes 10

    Table of Contents

    Introduction    1

    About This Book    1

    Who This Book Is For    2

    What Do I Need to Use This Book?    2

    Conventions Used in This Book    2

    Is This Book a PC or a Mac?    3

    1  Getting Started with iTunes    5

    Touring iTunes    5

    Installing iTunes    15

    Updating iTunes    17

    Configuring the iTunes Window    18

    Summary    20

    2  Working with the iTunes Store    21

    Touring the iTunes Store.    21

    Working with an iTunes Store Account    24

    Setting iTunes Store Preferences    31

    Finding Content in the iTunes Store    33

    Understanding Digital Rights Management    38

    Summary    39

    3  Building Your iTunes Audio Library    41

    Importing Audio CDs    41

    Downloading Music from the iTunes Store    46

    Downloading Music from Amazon.com    50

    Importing Audio Files Already Stored on Your Computer    53

    Summary    54

    4  Listening to Music    55

    Setting Audio Playback Preferences    55

    Viewing the Content Pane    57

    Browsing for Music    65

    Searching for Music    71

    Listening to Music    72

    Summary    81

    5  Building Your iTunes Video Library    83

    Downloading Video from the iTunes Store    83

    Adding DVD Content to Your Library    88

    Adding Video Content Already Stored on Your Computer    94

    Adding Video Content from an iLife Application on a Mac    95

    Summary    96

    6  Watching Video    97

    Setting Video-Viewing Options    97

    Browsing and Searching for Video Content    99

    Watching Movies, TV Shows, and Music Videos    102

    Summary    108

    7  Tagging iTunes Content    109

    Understanding Tagging    109

    Working with Automatic Tagging    110

    Tagging Content with the Get Info Command    111

    Tagging Content in the Content Pane    123

    Summary    123

    8  Creating and Using Playlists    125

    Understanding Playlists    125

    Creating and Managing Playlists    127

    Creating and Managing Smart Playlists    132

    Working with Playlists    140

    Using iTunes-Created Playlists    142

    Summary    149

    9  Subscribing to and Enjoying Podcasts    151

    Understanding Podcasts    151

    Subscribing to Podcasts in the iTunes Store    152

    Configuring Podcast Preferences    154

    Listening to, Watching, and Managing Podcasts    156

    Summary    159

    10 Moving iTunes Content onto iPods, iPhones, and iPads    161

    Understanding Syncing    161

    Syncing Content on iPods, iPhones, and iPads    161

    Managing Software on iPods, iPhones, and iPads    165

    Summary    166

    11 Streaming Music with AirPlay    167

    Understanding AirPlay    167

    Creating an AirPlay Network    167

    Controlling an AirPlay Network with iTunes    169

    Using an iPod, iPhone, or iPad as a Remote Control    170

    Using the iTunes DJ Remotely    173

    Summary    174

    12 Sharing iTunes Content on a Local Network    175

    Understanding Sharing    175

    Sharing Your Content    175

    Accessing Shared Content    177

    Using Home Sharing to Import Content Between Libraries    180

    Summary    182

    13 Burning CDs and DVDs    183

    Preparing to Burn    183

    Burning Discs    190

    Printing Jewel Case Inserts and Lists    193

    Summary    197

    14 Going Further with iTunes    199

    Working with Ping    199

    Backing Up iTunes Content    204

    Configuring Where iTunes Content is Stored    207

    Using iTunes to Convert Media Types    210

    Working with Authorization    211

    Summary    212

    15 Solving Problems    213

    Solving iTunes Problems    213

    Restoring iTunes Content    218

    Getting Help    219

    Summary    219

    Index    221


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