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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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  • Mixed media product | 312 pages
  • 177.8 x 228.6 x 20.3mm | 476.28g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • Indianapolis, IN, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 078973463X
  • 9780789734631

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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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Table of contents

Introduction.

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

MP3

AAC

WAV

AIFF

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.

Headphones

Apple Headphones

Shure-www.shure.com

Bose-www.bose.com

Sennheiser-www.sennheiserusa.com

Sony-www.sony.com

Koss-www.koss.com

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 Creme

iPod Stands, Docks, and Cradles

Habitat

ModPod

PodHolder

PodBoard

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

PodPaqnappa

Apple iPod Socks

Bumperz for iPod shuffle

TuffWrapz

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

Freeware

Shareware

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

Index.
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About Tim Robertson

Brad Miser has written extensively about computers and other technology. Brad has written many books including Absolute Beginner's Guide to iPod and iTunes, 1st Edition; Special Edition Using Mac OS X, v10.4 Tiger; Special Edition Using Mac OS X, v10.3 Tiger Panther; Mac OS X and iLife: Using iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, and iDVD; iDVD 3 Fast and Easy; Special Edition Using Mac OS X v10.2; Mac OS X and the Digital Lifestyle; Special Edition Using Mac OS X; The iMac Way; The Complete Idiot's Guide to iMovie 2; and Using Mac OS 8.5. He has been a featured at Macworld Expo and his work has appeared in other publications including MacAddict magazine.
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