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Modifying Songs in iTunes

Although iTunes was never meant to be a song editing application, it offers a simple control over the starting and stopping points for playing back a song. You can use this feature to cut out unwanted [more…]

Install iTunes on a Windows PC

It’s easy to install iTunes on a Windows PC. You can download iTunes for Windows for free at the Apple Web site.

To install iTunes for Windows, follow these steps: [more…]

How to Play Podcasts on Your iPod

You can play podcasts on your iPod. Podcasts, naturally, have their own menu on an iPod. Podcasts are organized by podcast name (which is like an album name), and podcast episodes are listed within each [more…]

How to Play Movies, TV Shows, and Videos on Your iPod

Movies, TV shows, and videos will play on most iPods. Fifth- and sixth-generation iPods, the iPod nano, the iPod touch, and the iPhone can all play movies, TV shows, and videos from your iTunes library [more…]

How To Rip Music from CDs into iTunes

You can rip music from a CD and import it into iTunes, thus copying songs from your CDs to your iTunes library. Then you can add the ripped songs to your iPod. So your CDs aren’t useless just because you [more…]

How to Add Podcasts to iTunes

It’s easy to add podcasts to iTunes. You can add podcasts to your iTunes library by subscribing to them in the iTunes Store or by subscribing to them directly from Web sites that host them. Similar to [more…]

How to Create Podcast Playlists in iTunes

iTunes lets you add podcast episodes to your playlists, or you can even create a playlist consisting entirely of podcast episodes. However, podcasts are a slightly different animal than albums or songs [more…]

Menus for the iPod Classic Models and the iPod nano

The iPod classic models and nano offer similar menus. Music, videos, and settings are examples of choices on the iPod classic model and nano menu.

The iPod main menu for sixth-generation iPod classic models [more…]

Power Your iPod

All iPods require power. Fortunately, each iPod also comes with a battery and a way of charging it (powering it), either directly from your computer or by using a cable and an AC power adapter that works [more…]

Your iPod’s Hold Switch

Your iPod has a Hold switch on the top, near the headphones jack. The hold switch locks the iPod buttons, this preventing the volume from changing (and bursting your eardrums) if you accidentally brush [more…]

iPod Playback Functions

To access various playback functions, use the touch buttons on your iPod. The playback functions vary depending on the model of iPod that you own.

The touch buttons on iPod touch and iPhone models do these [more…]

How to Connect Headphones and Portable Speakers to Your iPod

Your iPod was designed to be used with headphones. However, for room-filling sound, try connecting your iPod to a portable speaker system. The speaker systems must be self-powered or be able to work with [more…]

Mac Copy Utilities

You can use third-party utilities to copy information to and from your Mac to and from your iPod. When using Mac copy utilities, remember that copying copyrighted material without permission is illegal [more…]

How to See if Your iPod or iPhone Has the Latest Software

Your iPod (or iPhone) works best with the latest or newest software installed. iTunes tells you whether your iPod or iPhone contains the newest software. Connect the iPod or iPhone to your computer and [more…]

Smart Playlists

iTunes comes with a few smart playlists. Under Party Shuffle (near the top of the Playlists section of the Source pane), you can find these smart playlists, which are indicated by a gear icon. iTunes comes [more…]

How to Buy Songs from iTunes

You’ve found a great song on Apple iTunes and you want to buy it. Before you can buy songs on Apple iTunes, though, you have to set up an account with Apple [more…]

How to Buy an iTunes Gift Certificate or Monthly Allowance

If you have trouble coming up with gifts, Apple iTunes may be your salvation. You can give the gift of music through Apple iTunes gift certificates, in amounts ranging from [more…]

How to Buy Audiobooks, Movies, and Non-Music Products from iTunes

The iTunes Music Store is now just called the iTunes Store because you can purchase a lot more than just music for your iPod. Whether you’re an audiobook fan or a TV buff, or a lifelong learner, you can [more…]

How to Add Podcasts to iTunes

You can add podcasts to your iTunes library. Just subscribe to a podcast in the iTunes Store, or subscribe to them directly from Web sites that host them. Similar to a recording of a radio broadcast, you [more…]

How to Play Songs in iTunes

Playing your music in iTunes is pretty straightforward — when you find a song you want to play, simply select it in the Song List pane and then click the Play button. The Play button toggles to a Pause [more…]

How to Display iTunes Content in List View

You can display your iTunes content in List view. To display your content as a list, click the left View button (refer to the figure). You can then click the Browse button in the lower-right corner of [more…]

How to Create Song Playlists in iTunes

You need to create a playlist to burn a CD in iTunes, but playlists can also make it easier to play items you like without browsing the entire iTunes library looking for them. You can create playlists [more…]

How to Create Podcast Playlists in iTunes

You can add podcast episodes to your playlists in iTunes. You can even create a playlist consisting entirely of episodes from different podcasts. [more…]

How to Create Video Playlists in iTunes

iTunes let's you create video playlists. You can drag individual videos and TV shows into a playlist and rearrange them to play in any sequence you want. [more…]

How to Delete Items from a Playlist in iTunes

If you want to change up your iTunes playlists, you can delete items from playlists while still keeping them in your library. When you delete an item from a playlist, the item is simply deleted from the [more…]

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