The iTunes Interface
A quick overview of the iTunes interface is shown here and on the
In the example below, the Library is selected in the Source pane (the section on the left side of the window) and the Library's contents are shown in the Detail window (the large pane to the right of the Source pane). When you select an item in the Source pane, its contents show in the Detail window.
In the example below, a
is selected in the Source pane. For each item in the Source pane, you can customize the Detail window view to show the
To play a music CD
To see the actual song titles, if they have not appeared
If you want iTunes to do this automatically every time you put in a CD , see the information about iTunes preferences on pages 106107.
To choose the songs on the CD you want to play
When you insert a
, all of the songs have checkmarks
The iTunes Library
When you import (rip, encode) music files from a CD , iTunes encodes it as an MPEG -4 AAC file (if you have QuickTime 6.2 or later installed) and places it in the iTunes Library. If you have an earlier version of QuickTime, iTunes encodes songs as MP 3, or whatever format you last chose in the Importing preferences pane (see page 109). Once a song is in the Library list, you can add it to a customized playlist, as explained on the following page. Simply playing songs from a CD does not add them to the iTunes Library.
To add songs to the Library
You may already have music files somewhere on your computer that you want to add to the iTunes Library. There are two ways to do this:
Drag a music file from