iPod iTunes Starter Kit

   
book cover
  
• Table of Contents
• Index
• Examples
iPod + iTunes Starter Kit
By Brad Miser, Tim Robertson
 
Publisher: Que
Pub Date: December 01, 2004
ISBN: 0-7897-3278-5
Pages: 432
   


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.


   
book cover
  
• Table of Contents
• Index
• Examples
iPod + iTunes Starter Kit
By Brad Miser, Tim Robertson
 
Publisher: Que
Pub Date: December 01, 2004
ISBN: 0-7897-3278-5
Pages: 432
   


   Copyright
   About the Authors
   Acknowledgments
   We Want to Hear from You!
   Introduction
      Meet the Digital Music Triumvirate
      Quick Guide to Absolute Beginner's Guide to iPod and iTunes
    Part I:  The iPod
          Chapter 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
      What You Can Do with an iPod
          Chapter 2.  Getting Started with an iPod
      Exploring the iPod's Box
      Charging the iPod's Battery
      Installing the iPod's Software (Including iTunes)
      Connecting and Configuring an iPod on Your Computer
      Connecting an iPod to a Computer with a Dock
          Chapter 3.  Using an iPod
      Getting Ready to Play
      Controlling an iPod
      Looking at the iPod's Menus and Screens
      Using the iPod's Backlight
      Putting an iPod on Hold
      Turning an iPod Off
          Chapter 4.  Listening to Music on an iPod
      Selecting Music to Which You Want to Listen
      Controlling Your Music
      Creating and Using an iPod On-The-Go Playlist
      Monitoring an iPod's Battery
      Adding and Using Apple's iPod Remote
          Chapter 5.  Building an iPod's Music Library
      Creating an iTunes Music Library
      Assessing the Size of Your iTunes Library and How Much Disk Space Your iPod Has
      Understanding and Configuring iPod Synchronization Options
      Updating Specific Songs and Playlists Automatically
      Manually Updating an iPod
      Playing an iPod's Music on a Different Computer
          Chapter 6.  Configuring an iPod to Suit Your Preferences
      Configuring Music Playback
      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
          Chapter 7.  Toys for Your iPod
      Headphones
      Portable Speakers
      iPod in Your Car
      Voice Recorders
      Media Readers
      Apple World Travel Adapter Kit
      iPod Stands
      iPod Cases
      CD-ROM Contents
          Chapter 8.  Using an iPod with a Home Stereo or Car Stereo
      On the Go! iPod in Your Car
      On the Go! FM Wireless Transmitter
      iPod in Your Home
          Chapter 9.  Using the iPod's Calendar, Contact Manager, and Other Non-Music Tools
      Keeping Track of Time with the iPod Clock
      Planning Your Days with the iPod Calendar
      Using an iPod to Keep an Address Book
      Using the iPod to Store and Display Text
          Chapter 10.  Maintaining an iPod and Solving Problems
      Maintaining Your iPod's Power
      Updating or Restoring an iPod's Software
      Identifying and Solving iPod Problems
      Hacking the iPod
    Part II:  iTunes
          Chapter 11.  Touring iTunes
      What You Can Do with iTunes
      Audio File Formats You Might Encounter When You Use iTunes
      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
          Chapter 12.  Getting Started with iTunes
      Installing iTunes on a Windows PC
      Installing and Configuring iTunes on a Macintosh
      Getting to Know iTunes
          Chapter 13.  Listening to Audio CDs and Internet Audio with iTunes
      Listening to an Audio CD
      Listening to Internet Radio
      Customizing the iTunes Window
      Setting iTunes Audio Preferences
          Chapter 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
      Understanding Encoding and Other Important Format Options
      Adding Music from Audio CDs to Your iTunes Music Library
      Importing Audio Files into Your Library
      Browsing and Searching Your Music Library
      Playing Music in Your Music Library
      Removing Tunes from the Music Library
          Chapter 15.  Labeling, Categorizing, and Configuring Your Music
      Understanding Song Tags and Knowing Why You Should Care About Them
      Viewing Song Information
      Labeling Your Music
      Configuring a Song's Options
      Adding and Viewing Album Artwork
      Customizing the Content Pane
          Chapter 16.  Creating, Configuring, and Using Playlists
      Understanding Playlists
      Building and Listening to Standard Playlists
      Becoming a Musical Genius with Smart Playlists
      Using Some Very Special Playlists
          Chapter 17.  Equalizing Your Music
      Touring the iTunes Equalizer
      Configuring the Equalizer Manually
      Working with Presets
      Setting the Equalizer for Specific Songs
          Chapter 18.  Burning Your Own CDs or DVDs
      Understanding the Types of Discs You Can Burn
      Getting Your Computer Ready to Burn
      Burning Discs
          Chapter 19.  Sharing iTunes Music over a Network
      Understanding How iTunes Music Sharing Works
      Sharing Your iTunes Music with Others
      Listening to Music Being Shared with You
      Sharing Your Music Anywhere with AirTunes and an AirPort Express
          Chapter 20.  Maintaining iTunes and Solving Problems
      Keeping iTunes Up to Date
      Backing Up Your iTunes Music Library
      Solving iTunes Problems
    Part III:  The iTunes Music Store
          Chapter 21.  Touring the iTunes Music Store
      Why the iTunes Music Store Rocks
      How the iTunes Music Store Works
      What Can You Do with Music You Buy from the iTunes Music Store?
          Chapter 22.  Configuring iTunes for the Music Store
      Understanding Your Shopping Options
      Configuring Your iTunes Music Store Account
      Choosing Your Shopping Preferences
          Chapter 23.  Shopping in the iTunes Music Store
      Going into the iTunes Music Store
      Browsing for Tunes
      Searching for Specific Tunes
      Previewing Tunes
      Buying Tunes
      Linking Your Music Library with the iTunes Music Store
      iMixing It Up
          Chapter 24.  Working with Purchased Music
      Understanding What Happens When You Buy Music from the iTunes Music Store
      Using the Purchased Music Playlist
      Understanding Authorization
      Moving Purchased Music to Other Computers
      Viewing the Music You Have Purchased
      Backing Up Purchased Music
          Chapter 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