Installing iTunes

The example in this chapter involves using the iTunes software, which is available from iTunes gives you the capability to not only create a virtual jukebox but also purchase your favorite music online, create customized playlists, and even burn your own music CDs to enjoy in your car or stereo. You can even use iTunes to transfer your music collection to your portable music player, such as an iPod device or other MP3 player. When I was a kid, I wrote a notebook to inventory my growing music collection, and I included notes about which were my favorite tracks. With iTunes, you can catalog all this information electronically so that you'll know at a glance which songs you consider to be better than others. To begin, we will look at how to obtain and install the latest version of the iTunes software for your network.

You can get a copy of the iTunes software from the iTunes website at Follow the instructions on the site to download a copy of the software to your local computer. Then follow these steps to install iTunes:


On your local hard disk, go to the folder where you saved the iTunes download.


Double-click iTunesSetup.exe. If you see the Open FileSecurity Warning dialog box, click Run. If you do not see the Warning dialog box, the Welcome to the iTunes 4 Installer page appears (see Figure 4.1).

Figure 4.1. The Welcome to the iTunes 4 Installer page.


Click Next. The License Agreement page appears.


Click Yes. The Information page appears.


Click Next. The Setup Type page appears.


Click Next. The Choose Destination Location page appears.


Click Next. The Enjoy Your iTunes Music Anywhere page appears.


Click Next. The Installation Successful page appears.


Click Finish to finish the installation process.


Clicking Next on the Find Music Files page causes iTunes to search your hard disk for any music files and add them to the iTunes library. You can choose to do this later if you would rather manually add music to your iTunes library. Keep in mind that the library is just that: the repository of all music contained on the computer. Just as you might have sorted your physical music collection, you will have the ability to sort your virtual music collection. You should be aware that if you have music in the Windows Media Player Windows Media Audio (WMA) format, iTunes will make a copy of the file and import it using your preferences, which will likely be the AAC file format. This has the potential to use a large amount of disk space on your computer. Protected WMA files cannot be added to iTunes.

Create Your Own Home Networks
Create Your Own Home Networks
ISBN: 0672328321
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
Pages: 82
Authors: Eli Lazich © 2008-2017.
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