iPod and iTunes Starter Kit

iPod and iTunes Starter Kit

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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 provides all the information that you need to get the most out these amazing digital music tools, including the Apple iTunes Music Store. From the basics of listening to audio CDs to advanced customization of music on an iPod, this book will enable you to master digital music by using these tools. Included in the kit is a CD with FREE downloads (an $80 value) 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.
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  • Mixed media product | 432 pages
  • 185.4 x 228.6 x 27.9mm | 748.44g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • 0789732785
  • 9780789732781

Table of contents

Introduction. PART I - THE iPod. 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 Small Is Beautiful: The iPod Mini iPod: The Previous Generation The One That Started It All: The Original iPod 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 Connecting an iPod to a Windows Computer Connecting an iPod to a Macintosh Computer Configuring an iPod on Your Computer Connecting an iPod to a Computer with a Dock 3 - Using an iPod. Getting Ready to Play Controlling an iPod Turning an iPod On Choosing an iPod's Language Making Selections on an iPod Using the iPod's Click Wheel Changing Volume Looking at the iPod's Menus and Screens The Main Menu The Music Menu and Screens The Extras Menu and Screens The Settings Menu and Screens The Shuffle Songs Command The Backlight Command The Now Playing Menu Using the iPod's Backlight Turning the Backlight On Configuring the Backlight Putting an iPod on Hold Turning an iPod Off 4 - Listening to Music on an iPod. Selecting Music to Which You Want to Listen 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 Creating the On-The-Go Playlist Viewing and Playing the On-The-Go Playlist Saving an On-The-Go Playlist Clearing the On-The-Go Playlist Monitoring an iPod's Battery Adding and Using Apple's iPod Remote 5 - 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 Manually Manage Songs and Playlists Updating Specific Songs and Playlists Automatically Manually Updating an iPod Playing an iPod's Music on a Different Computer 6 - Configuring an iPod to Suit Your Preferences. Configuring Music Playback Shuffling Music with Shuffle Settings Shuffling Music with the Shuffle Songs Command 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 7 - Toys for Your iPod.Headphones Apple Headphones Shure-www.shure.com Bose-www.bose.com Sennheiser-www.sennheiserusa.com Koss-www.koss.com Portable Speakers inMotion Portable iPod Speakers Ezison Personal Speakers for iPod Sony SRS-T55 Folding Travel Speaker iPod Carry Speaker Tote Bag Groove Bag Triplet and Tote iPal Portable Speaker with Tuner iPod in Your Car Sony CPA-9C Car Cassette Adapter The Belkin TuneCast II Mobile FM Transmitter Griffin iTrip Monster iCarPlay Wireless Auto Chargers iPod Automobile Mounting Kits Voice Recorders Belkin Voice Recorder for iPod Griffin Technology iTalk Belkin Universal Microphone Adapter Media Readers Belkin iPod Media Reader Apple World Travel Adapter Kit iPod Stands Habitat ModPod PodHolder PodBoard 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 Burton Shield iPod Jacket CD-ROM Contents Freeware Shareware Commercial Software 8 - Using an iPod with a Home Stereo or Car Stereo. On the Go! iPod in Your Car On the Go! FM Wireless Transmitter On the Go! Direct Connection The Cassette Adapter The Adapter Cable Method iPod in Your Home 9 - Using the iPod's Calendar, Contact Manager, and Other Non-Music Tools. Keeping Track of Time with the iPod Clock Configuring the Time on an iPod Displaying the Time on an iPod Setting and Controlling an Alarm Planning Your Days with the iPod Calendar Setting Up Your iPod Calendar Viewing Your iPod Calendar Using an iPod to Keep an Address Book Configuring Your iPod Contacts Viewing Your Contacts Using the iPod to Store and Display Text Creating Notes for an iPod Moving Notes to an iPod Reading Notes on an iPod 10 - 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 Hacking the iPod Replacing Your iPod Battery PART II - iTunes. 11 - 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: Customize Your Music Experience The Other Members of the Band: The iPod and the iTunes Music Store 12 - Getting Started with iTunes. Installing iTunes on a Windows PC Downloading and Installing iTunes on a Windows PC Launching and Performing the Initial Configuration of iTunes on a Windows PC Installing and Configuring iTunes on a Macintosh Getting to Know iTunes Seeing Through the iTunes Window Controlling Your Music 13 - Listening to Audio CDs and Internet Audio with iTunes. Listening to an Audio CD Viewing Information While Listening to Tunes Controlling the Tunes Choosing the Songs You Hear Choosing the Order in Which Songs Play Getting Random Repeating Tracks Controlling iTunes from the Desktop Listening to Internet Radio Playing Your iTunes Radio Refreshing Your Radio Configuring iTunes for a Slow Internet Connection Playing Around with Internet Audio Customizing the iTunes Window Setting General iTunes Preferences Changing the Size of the iTunes Window Setting iTunes Audio Preferences 14 - 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 15 - 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 Ratings Songs in the Content Pane Adding and Viewing Album Artwork Viewing Album Artwork Adding Artwork for Songs Customizing the Content Pane 16 - 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 Using Some Very Special Playlists Doing the Party Shuffle Working with Purchased Music 17 - Equalizing Your Music. Touring the iTunes Equalizer Configuring the Equalizer Manually Working with Presets Selecting a Default Preset Creating Your Own Presets Configuring the Preset Menu Setting the Equalizer for Specific Songs Setting the Equalizer in the Info Window Using the Equalizer from the Content Pane 18 - Burning Your Own CDs or DVDs. Understanding the Types of Discs You Can Burn Getting Your Computer Ready to Burn Burning Discs Preparing Content to Burn Preparing for a Burn Session Burning a Disc Labeling Your Discs 19 - Sharing iTunes Music over a Network. Understanding How iTunes Music Sharing Works Sharing Your iTunes Music with Others Connecting an iTunes Computer to a Network Setting Up Your Computer to Share Music Knowing Who Is Using Your Music Listening to Music Being Shared with You Accessing iTunes Music Being Shared with You Listening to Shared iTunes Music Sharing Your Music Anywhere with AirTunes and an AirPort Express Obtaining and Installing an AirPort Express Connecting the AirPort Express to an Audio Device Setting Up a New AirTunes Network Configuring iTunes to Broadcast to a Network Listening to the Shared Tunes 20 - 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 PART III - THE iTunes MUSIC STORE. 21 - Touring the iTunes Music Store. Why the iTunes Music Store Rocks How the iTunes Music Store Works Getting an Account Accessing the Store Browsing or Searching for Music Previewing Music Buying and Downloading Music What Happens to Music You Buy What Can You Do with Music You Buy from the iTunes Music Store? 22 - Configuring iTunes for the Music Store. Understanding Your Shopping Options 1-Click Shopping Shopping Cart Shopping Configuring Your iTunes Music Store Account Obtaining an iTunes Music Store Account Logging In to Your iTunes Music Store Account Logging Out of Your iTunes Music Store Account Changing and Viewing Your iTunes Music Store Account Setting Up a Music Allowance Choosing Your Shopping Preferences 23 - Shopping in the iTunes Music Store. Going into the iTunes Music Store Browsing for Tunes Browsing the iTunes Music Store Home Page Browsing by Genre Searching for Specific Tunes Performing a Basic Search Performing a Power Search Previewing Tunes Buying Tunes Buying Tunes with the 1-Click Method Buying Tunes with the Shopping Cart Method Linking Your Music Library with the iTunes Music Store iMixing It Up Working with iMixes Publishing Your Own iMix 24 - Working with Purchased Music. Understanding What Happens When You Buy Music from the iTunes Music Store Using the Purchased Music Playlist Understanding Authorization Authorizing a Computer Deauthorizing a Computer Moving Purchased Music to Other Computers Understanding the Ways You Can Move Your Tunes Moving Purchased Music Files over a Network Viewing the Music You Have Purchased Backing Up Purchased Music 25 - Solving iTunes Music Store Problems. Recovering Music That Wasn't Downloaded Successfully Solving the "Not Authorized to Play" Problem Correcting Problems with Your iTunes Music Store Account Getting Help with iTunes Music Store Problems Reporting Music You Can't Find in the Store Index.
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About Brad Miser

Brad Miser has written extensively about computers and related technology, with his favorite topics being anything that starts with a lowercase i, such as the iPod and iTunes. In addition to Absolute Beginner's Guide to the iPod and iTunes, Brad has written many other books, including Special Edition Using Mac OS X, v10.3 Panther; Mac OS X and iLife: Using iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, and iDVD; iDVD 3 Fast & Easy; Special Edition Using Mac OS X v10.2, Mac OS X and the Digital Lifestyle; and Using Mac OS 8.5. He has also been an author, development editor, or technical editor on more than 50 other titles. He has been a featured speaker on various computer-related topics at Macworld Expo, at user group meetings and in other venues.
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