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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 Album Playlists in iTunes

If you want to burn a CD in iTunes, you'll have to create a playlist first. But playlists can also make it easier to play items you like without browsing the entire library to hunt for them. You can create [more…]

How to Create Podcast Playlists in iTunes

iTunes is a great tool for following your favorite podcasts. 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 lets 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 iTunes Smart Playlists Work

iTunes has a feature called smart playlists. Under iTunes DJ (near the top of the Playlists section of the Source pane), you can find these smart playlists, which are indicated by a gear-in-a-document [more…]

How to Set Burning Preferences for CDs in iTunes

Burning a CD is a simple process in iTunes, but you need to set the burning preferences in iTunes to make sure that you get the burn right on your first try. And if you're burning a CD-R, you only get [more…]

How to Burn a Disc in iTunes

Copying files to a disc is referred to as burning,and you can burn music to a disc by using iTunes. If you burn it as an audio disc, you can play it in any CD or DVD player. You can also burn an MP3 disc [more…]

How to Choose an iTunes Encoder

iTunes gives you a choice of encoders for importing your music. Your choice of encoders is perhaps the most important decision to make before starting to rip music CDs and building your library. [more…]

How to Customize the Encoder Settings in iTunes

You can change iTunes' encoder settings, quality settings, and other importing preferences before ripping an audio CD or converting a file to get just want you want in terms of size and quality. [more…]

How to Convert Songs to a Different Encoder Format in iTunes

In iTunes, converting a song from one encoder format to another is useful if you want to use one format for one purpose (such as burning the song to a CD) and a second format for another task [more…]

Buying and Downloading Media from the iTunes Store

When you select multimedia content in the iTunes Store, you can purchase the items and download them to your computer immediately. To buy and download content, you just need to click the Buy button, regardless [more…]

Viewing and Changing Your iTunes Store Account Information

You can look at and change your iTunes Store account information any time you want. For example, you can change your account information if you move (and thus, your billing address changes), if you need [more…]

How to Set Up an iTunes Store Allowance Account

An iTunes Store allowance account lets you determine the amount of available credit each month, from $10 to $200, in increments of $10. You can change the amount of an allowance or stop it at any time. [more…]

Digital Rights Management at the iTunes Store

To a limited extent, you can share all the content that you buy online from the iTunes Store. Some iTunes Store content — such as free podcasts as well as unprotected songs and albums sold at a higher [more…]

Importing Your Videos into iTunes

Besides purchasing and downloading videos from the iTunes Store, you can also download video files (files that end in .mov, .m4v, or .mp4) from other places on the Internet or copy them from other computers [more…]

How to Use iTunes for Social Networking

iTunes allows you to use your iPod touch or iPhone to stay in touch with your connections on all kinds of social networks, including Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter: [more…]

How to Download iTunes LP Albums

The iTunes Store offers albums with an immersive visual experience (referred to as iTunes LPs). iTunes makes full use of these LP albums, which include liner notes, pictures, video, animation, and lyrics [more…]

How to Use the iTunes Genius Sidebar

If you display the iTunes Genius Sidebar (shown in this figure), it makes suggestions about what to buy from the iTunes Store based on the song or video you select. The Genius Sidebar tries to skip songs [more…]

How to Create an iTunes Genius Playlist

iTunes gives you the ability to hand your music over and allow its Genius to create a playlist. You simply have to select a certain song, and the Genius will create a playlist of songs based on the song [more…]

How to Use the iTunes DJ

iTunes DJ (formerly Party Shuffle) is a dynamic playlist that automatically generates a semi-random selection in a list that you can modify on the fly. With iTunes DJ, you might even find songs in your [more…]

How to Install iTunes on a Windows PC

Although it's designed by Apple, iTunes runs just fine on a Windows PC. To install iTunes on a PC, start at the download page for the free iTunes for Windows software at the [more…]

How to Install or Upgrade iTunes on a Mac

iTunes comes preinstalled on every new Mac that's been sold since 2003. But if you have an older Mac, installing iTunes is easy. To manually install iTunes onto a Mac or manually upgrade the version you [more…]

How to Upgrade the Software for iTunes, an iPod, and an iPhone

The best way to stay updated with the latest version of iTunes and iPod software is to download upgrades over the Internet and install them. Apple updates iTunes and the built-in iPod software regularly [more…]

Using the Various Parts of the iTunes Window

To use iTunes efficiently, you need to become familiar with the various parts, panes, and panels of the iTunes window and how to use them. The following figure shows the iTunes window on a PC, using the [more…]

How to Set Up an iTunes Store Account

iTunes makes buying music and videos easy. But before you can purchase your first song or video, you need to set up an iTunes Store account. Follow these steps to get your Store Account situated: [more…]

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