9780072262476

How to Do Everything with Your iPod & iTunes, Third Edition

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2005-12-22
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Summary

This fully updated edition of the best-selling guide to the world's favorite MP3 player explains how to maximize the iPod, iPod mini, iPod shuffle, and iTunes. Readers will learn to use the device with a Mac or PC, load music from CDs, the iTunes Music Store, or other sources, create playlists, track appointments, carry contacts and notes, and back up data files. Tips on getting high quality sound, troubleshooting the iPod, adding fun peripherals, and maximizing battery life as well as information on digital file formats (MP3 and AAC) and digital rights management are also included. More than 10 million iPods sold as of December 2004, and sales are rising with Apple's introduction in January 2005 of the new more affordable iPod shuffle The cottage iPod economy is thriving, offering hardware and accessories for the ubiquitous device. This book covers some of the more popular products. Apple's packaging offers little instruction-this book will be welcomed by all iPod owners looking for easy-to-follow information Previous two editions sold 25,000 copies

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xix
Introduction xxi
PART I Enjoy Audio with Your iPod and iTunes
Choose an iPod and Get Your Computer Ready to Work with It
3(20)
What Is an iPod?
4(9)
The Regular iPod with Video and What It Does
4(4)
The iPod nano and What It Does
8(1)
The iPod shuffle and What It Does
9(3)
Older iPods That Apple Has Now Discontinued
12(1)
Choose the iPod That's Best for You
13(2)
Get Your PC or Mac Ready to Work with Your iPod
15(8)
Get Your PC Ready to Work with Your iPod
16(3)
Get Your Mac Ready to Work with Your iPod
19(4)
Configure iTunes and Load Your iPod
23(30)
What's in the Box?
24(1)
Install the iPod Software and iTunes
25(7)
Install the iPod Software and iTunes in Windows
25(4)
Install the iPod Software and iTunes on the Mac
29(3)
Complete the iPod Setup Assistant
32(1)
Start Your iPod
33(1)
Start Creating Your Music Library
33(6)
Add Existing Song and Video Files to Your Music Library
33(3)
Copy CDs to Your Music Library
36(3)
Connect Your iPod to Your Computer
39(1)
Load Your iPod with Music
40(3)
If Your Music Library Won't Fit on Your iPod
41(1)
Configure How Your iPod Is Loaded
41(2)
Load Music on Your iPod Manually
43(1)
Connect and Load Your iPod shuffle
43(5)
Load Your iPod shuffle
44(4)
Load Your Motorola ROKR
48(2)
Eject and Disconnect Your iPod
50(3)
Listen to Music on Your iPod
53(22)
Connect Your Headphones or Speakers
54(3)
Use Headphones with Your iPod
55(1)
Use Speakers with Your iPod
56(1)
Get Familiar with the Controls on a Click-Wheel iPod
57(12)
Read Your iPod's Display
57(1)
Use Your iPod's Controls
58(1)
Browse and Access Your Music
59(3)
Play Songs
62(1)
Use the Hold Switch
63(1)
Attach and Use the Remote Control for Easy Operation
64(1)
Recharge Your iPod's Battery to Keep the Songs Coming
64(1)
Navigate the Extras Menu
65(1)
Choose Settings for Your iPod
65(4)
Make the Most of Your iPod's Extra Features
69(3)
Use the Sleep Timer to Lull You to Sleep
70(1)
Use Your iPod's Alarm Clock to Wake You Up
70(1)
Get Alerts for Your Calendar Appointments
70(1)
Create a Playlist on Your iPod
71(1)
Rate Songs on Your iPod
71(1)
Use Your iPod as a Stopwatch
71(1)
Lock the Screen on Your iPod
71(1)
Play Music on the iPod shuffle
72(2)
Play Music on the Motorola ROKR
74(1)
Extend Your iPod's Capabilities with Accessories
75(28)
A Few Words of Caution
76(1)
Cases
77(4)
Choosing a Case
77(1)
Cases for Regular iPods
78(2)
Cases for the iPod nano
80(1)
Cases for the iPod shuffle
80(1)
Stands and Docks
81(2)
Stands and Docks for Regular iPods
82(1)
Stands and Docks for the iPod nano
82(1)
Stands and Docks for the iPod shuffle
83(1)
Car and Bike Mounting Kits
83(3)
Car Mounts
84(1)
All-in-One Adapters for the Car
84(2)
Bike Mounts
86(1)
Power Adapters and Battery Packs
86(4)
iCharge Battery Pack
86(1)
Backup Battery Pack for iPod
86(1)
TunePower Rechargeable Battery Pack
87(1)
BTI iPod Battery
87(1)
TuneJuice
87(1)
Apple iPod shuffle External Battery Pack
87(1)
Basic AC Power Adapters
87(1)
Car Adapters
87(2)
World Travel Adapters
89(1)
Special Headphones and Headphone Enhancers
90(1)
Zip Cord Retractable Earbuds
90(1)
Speaker and Headphone Splitters
90(1)
Koss eq50 Three-Band Equalizer
91(1)
Remote Controls
91(2)
naviPod and naviPro eX
92(1)
AirClick
92(1)
iDirect
92(1)
RemoteRemote
93(1)
Flashlight and Laser Pointer
93(1)
Input Devices for the iPod
94(1)
iPod Voice Recorder
94(1)
Universal Microphone Adapter
94(1)
iTalk
94(1)
iPod Camera Connector
94(1)
Digital Camera Link for iPod
95(1)
Portable Speakers for the iPod
95(3)
Choosing Portable Speakers for the iPod
95(1)
SoundDock
96(1)
On Stage
96(1)
inMotion Series
96(1)
PodWave
96(1)
Sharper Image Travel Soother
96(2)
Radio Transmitters
98(2)
Choosing a Radio Transmitter
98(1)
Podfreq
98(1)
iTrip Family and iFM
99(1)
Weird Stuff
100(3)
Burton Amp Jacket
100(1)
Burton Amp Pack
101(1)
Groove Bag Tote Speaker Purse
101(2)
Use Your iPod as Your Home Stereo or Car Stereo
103(10)
Equip Your iPod with Speakers
104(1)
Connect Your iPod to Your Stereo
104(4)
Connect Your iPod to Your Stereo with a Cable
104(2)
Use a Radio Transmitter Between Your iPod and Your Stereo
106(1)
Use an AirPort Express and Your Computer
106(2)
Connect Your iPod to Your Car Stereo
108(5)
Use a Cassette Adapter
108(1)
Use a Radio Transmitter
109(1)
Wire Your iPod Directly to Your Car Stereo
110(1)
Use a Built-in iPod Connection
110(3)
PART II Create and Manage Your Media Library
Create Audio Files, Edit Them, and Tag Them
113(50)
Choose Where to Store Your Music Library
114(2)
Configure iTunes for the Audio Quality You Want
116(14)
Choose the Best Audio Format for Your Needs
116(6)
Check or Change Your Importing Settings
122(8)
Deal with CDs That Your Computer Can't Rip
130(7)
Understand Current Copy-Protection Techniques on the CDs You Buy
131(2)
How to Recognize Copy-Protected Discs
133(1)
What Happens When You Try to Use a Copy-Protected Disc on a Computer
133(1)
Learn about Ways to Get Around Copy Protection
133(4)
Convert Other File Types to Formats Your iPod Can Play
137(2)
Convert a Song from AAC to MP3 (or Vice Versa)
137(1)
Convert WMA Files to MP3 or AAC
138(1)
Windows: GoldWave
139(1)
Mac: SoundApp
139(1)
Create Audio Files from Cassettes or Vinyl Records
139(11)
Connect the Audio Source to Your Computer
139(1)
Record on Windows
140(7)
Record Audio on the Mac
147(1)
Mac: Record Audio with iMovie
148(1)
Mac: Two Other Options for Recording Audio
149(1)
Remove Scratches and Hiss from Audio Files
150(2)
Windows: GoldWave
150(1)
Windows: Audio Cleaning Lab
151(1)
Mac: Amadeus II
151(1)
Trim Audio Files to Get Rid of Intros and Outros You Don't Like
152(1)
Crop with iTunes
152(1)
Windows: MP3 TrackMaker
152(1)
Mac: mEdit
152(1)
Tag Your Compressed Files with the Correct Information for Sorting
153(6)
Tag Songs Effectively with iTunes
154(4)
A Windows Tag Editor: Tag&Rename
158(1)
A Mac Tag Editor: Media Rage
158(1)
Save Audio Streams to Disk So You Can Listen to Them Later
159(4)
Windows: Zinf
159(2)
Windows: Total Recorder
161(1)
Mac: RadioLover
161(1)
Mac: Audio Hijack
161(2)
Buy and Download Songs and Videos Online
163(22)
Understand Digital Rights Management
164(3)
Understand That DRM Is Neither ``Good'' nor ``Bad''
165(1)
Know a Store's DRM Terms Before You Buy Any Protected Material
166(1)
Buy Songs and Videos from the iTunes Music Store
167(11)
Understand What the iTunes Music Store DRM Means
167(2)
Set Up an Account with the iTunes Music Store
169(2)
Understand the Terms of Service
171(1)
Configure iTunes Music Store Settings
172(1)
Find the Songs and Videos You Want
173(3)
Buy a Song or Video from the iTunes Music Store
176(1)
Listen to Songs and Watch Videos You've Purchased
176(1)
Restart a Failed Download
176(1)
Review What You've Purchased from the iTunes Music Store
177(1)
(Try to) Fix Problems with Your iTunes Music Store Bill
177(1)
Authorize and Deauthorize Computers for the iTunes Music Store
177(1)
Buy Music from Other Online Music Stores
178(4)
Napster 2.0
179(1)
RealPlayer Music Store and Real Rhapsody
180(1)
Walmart.com
180(1)
BuyMusic.com
181(1)
Yahoo! Music
181(1)
Sony Connect
181(1)
Musicmatch Downloads
181(1)
Wippit and Warp
182(1)
Find Free Songs Online
182(3)
Find Free Songs on the Online Music Stores
182(1)
Find Free Songs for Legal Download
182(1)
Find Free Songs for Illegal Download
183(2)
Burn CDs and DVDs from iTunes
185(16)
Why Burn Song Files to CD or DVD?
186(1)
Understand the Basics of Burning CDs and DVDs
187(1)
Burn CDs and DVDs
188(4)
Choose Burning Options
188(1)
Burn a CD or DVD
189(3)
Print CD Covers and Playlist Listings
192(1)
Troubleshoot Burning CDs and DVDs
193(8)
Avoid Causing Your Burner Problems
193(3)
Troubleshoot Specific Problems
196(5)
Enjoy Music with iTunes and Manage Your Music Library
201(46)
Enjoy Music with iTunes
202(5)
Play Back Music with iTunes
202(4)
Listen to Audible.com Spoken-Word Files on Your iPod
206(1)
Improve the Sound of Music
207(5)
Use the Graphical Equalizer to Make the Music Sound Great
207(4)
Choose Crossfading, Sound Enhancer, and Smart Shuffle Settings
211(1)
Skip the Boring Intro or Outro on a Song
212(1)
Tweak the iTunes Interface
212(8)
Resize the iTunes Window to the Size You Need
213(1)
Remove the Music Store Link Arrows
214(1)
Change the Columns Displayed to Show the Information You Need
214(1)
Control iTunes via Keyboard Shortcuts
215(1)
Accompany Your Music with Visualizations
216(2)
Control iTunes with the iTunes Widget on Mac OS X Tiger
218(2)
Manage Your Music Library
220(12)
Browse Quickly by Using the Browser Panes
220(1)
Search for Particular Songs
221(1)
Create Playlists and Smart Playlists
222(3)
Mix Up Your Music with Party Shuffle
225(1)
Apply Ratings to Songs
226(1)
Add Artwork to Songs
226(4)
Consolidate Your Music Library So You Can Always Access All Its Songs
230(1)
Remove Duplicate Songs from Your Music Library
230(1)
Import and Export Playlists
231(1)
Export Your Music Library
232(1)
Share Music and Access Shared Music
232(9)
Share Your Music with Other Local iTunes Users
232(3)
Disconnect Other Users from Your Shared Music
235(1)
Access and Play Another Local iTunes User's Shared Music
235(2)
Share Your Music More Effectively with Other Local Users
237(4)
Enjoy Podcasts
241(3)
Configure Podcast Preferences
241(1)
Explore Podcasts on the iTunes Music Store
242(2)
Add Podcasts from the Internet
244(1)
Listen to Podcasts
244(1)
Use iTunes' Parental-Control Features
244(3)
PART III Put Text, Photos, and Videos on Your iPod
Put Your Contacts and Calendars on Your iPod
247(26)
Put Your Contacts and Calendars on Your iPod Automatically from Windows
249(1)
Put Your Contacts and Calendars on Your iPod Automatically from the Mac
250(7)
Put Your Contacts and Calendars on Your iPod Automatically Using iTunes
250(2)
Put Your Contacts and Calendars on Your iPod Automatically Using iSync
252(5)
View Your Contacts on Your iPod
257(1)
View Your Calendars on Your iPod
258(1)
Put Contacts on Your iPod Manually
259(7)
Create vCards in Windows
259(2)
Put Contacts on Your iPod from Windows Manually
261(1)
Create vCards on the Mac
262(3)
Put Your Contacts on Your iPod Manually Using the Mac
265(1)
Put Your Calendars on Your iPod Manually
266(7)
Understand vCalendar and iCalendar
266(1)
Create vCalendar Files in Windows
266(1)
Create iCalendar and vCalendar Files on the Mac
267(3)
Put Your Calendars on Your iPod from Windows Manually
270(1)
Put Your Calendars on Your iPod Manually from Mac OS X
271(2)
Put Text and Books on Your iPod
273(12)
Limitations to Putting Information on Your iPod
274(1)
What Text Can You Put on Your iPod?
275(1)
Use the Notes Feature
275(4)
Use iPod Scripts to Create and Manage Text Notes on the Mac
276(2)
Put the Script Menu on the Mac OS X Menu Bar
278(1)
Windows Utilities for Putting Information on Your iPod
279(1)
EphPod
279(1)
GoogleGet
279(1)
iPod Agent
279(1)
iPod Library
280(1)
Mac Utilities for Putting Information on Your iPod
280(5)
iSpeakIt
281(1)
iPod It
281(1)
Pod2Go
282(1)
Book2Pod
282(1)
iPodMemo
283(1)
PodWriter
283(2)
Put Photos and Videos on Your iPod
285(22)
Configure Photo Synchronization for Your iPod
286(3)
Control Which Pictures iTunes Puts on Your iPod
287(1)
Choose Whether to Include Full-Resolution Pictures on Your iPod
288(1)
Choose Whether to Display Album Artwork on Your iPod
289(1)
View Photos on Your iPod
289(1)
Configure and View a Slide Show
290(3)
Upload Photos from a Digital Camera to Your Regular iPod
293(2)
Upload Photos from Your Digital Camera to Your Photo-Capable iPod
294(1)
Transfer Photos from Your iPod to Your Computer
294(1)
Troubleshoot the iPod's Photo-Related Features
295(3)
Some of the Album Covers Have Gone Missing
295(1)
iTunes Displays a Message Saying That iPhoto 4.0.3 or Later Is Required
296(1)
``iTunes Could Not Locate a Supported Photo Application'' Message
296(1)
``An Unknown Error -2003 Has Occurred''
297(1)
``Permissions Error'' when You Try to Synchronize Photos
297(1)
The Photos Weren't Copied to the iPod
297(1)
Windows Takes Ages to Eject the iPod
298(1)
Put Video Files on Your iPod
298(2)
Buy Video Files from the iTunes Music Store
298(1)
Play Videos on Your iPod
298(2)
Create Video Files Suitable for Your iPod
300(7)
Get Videos Files That You Can Convert
300(7)
PART IV Learn Advanced iPod Use
Use Multiple iPods, Multiple Computers, or Both
307(10)
Move Your iPod from Mac to Windows---and Back
308(5)
Move Your iPod from the Mac to Windows
308(4)
Move Your iPod from Windows to the Mac
312(1)
Change the Computer to Which Your iPod Is Linked
313(1)
Synchronize Several iPods with the Same Computer
314(1)
Load Your iPod from Two or More Computers at Once
315(2)
Configure Your iPod for Manual Updating
315(1)
Load Files onto Your iPod Manually
316(1)
Recover Your Songs and Videos from Your iPod
317(12)
Why Your iPod Hides Its Song Files and Video Files from You
318(1)
Where---and How---Your iPod Stores Song Files and Video Files
319(4)
Make the Hidden Folders Visible in Windows
319(2)
Make the Hidden Folders Visible on the Mac
321(2)
Transfer Song and Video Files from Your iPod Using the Finder or Windows Explorer
323(1)
Windows Utilities for Transferring Song and Video Files from Your iPod to Your PC
324(1)
iPod Access for Windows
324(1)
Mac OS X Utilities for Transferring Song and Video Files from Your iPod to Your Mac
325(4)
PodWorks
325(1)
iPod Access
325(1)
iPodRip
325(4)
Use Your iPod with Software Other Than iTunes
329(22)
Why Use Software Other Than iTunes to Control Your iPod?
330(1)
Control Your iPod with Other Software on Windows
331(18)
EphPod
331(6)
Anapod Explorer
337(9)
XPlay
346(3)
Improve the iTunes Interface with Clutter (Mac)
349(2)
Use Your iPod as an External Drive or Backup Device
351(14)
Why Use Your iPod as an External Drive?
352(1)
Enable Disk Mode
353(4)
Enable Disk Mode on Your iPod Using Windows
354(1)
Enable Disk Mode on Your iPod Using a Mac
355(2)
Transfer Files to and from Your iPod
357(2)
Back Up Your iPod So You Don't Lose Your Music or Data
359(1)
Optimize Your iPod's Hard Disk to Improve Performance
360(5)
Run the Windows XP Disk Defragmenter
361(1)
Defragment Your iPod the Cheap and Easy Way
361(4)
PART V Troubleshoot Your iPod and iTunes
Troubleshoot Your iPod
365(34)
What's in Your iPod
367(1)
Understand What Makes Your iPod Unhappy
368(2)
Disconnecting Your iPod at the Wrong Time
368(1)
Your iPod Doesn't Like Fire or Water
369(1)
Your iPod Isn't Indestructible
370(1)
Keep Your iPod's Operating System Up to Date
370(4)
Update Your iPod on Windows
370(1)
Update Your iPod on Mac OS X
371(3)
Carry and Store Your iPod Safely
374(1)
Clean Your iPod
374(1)
Understand Your Warranty and Know Which Actions Void It
374(2)
Approach Troubleshooting Your iPod
376(1)
Learn Troubleshooting Maneuvers
376(17)
Reset Your iPod
376(1)
Drain Your iPod's Battery
377(1)
Restore Your iPod
377(5)
Use Your iPod's Diagnostics to Pinpoint Problems
382(11)
Troubleshoot Specific Problems
393(6)
Your iPod Won't Respond to Keypresses
394(1)
Your Remote Control Stops Working
394(1)
Your Computer Doesn't React when You Plug In Your iPod
394(1)
Your iPod Says ``Do Not Disconnect'' for Ages when Connected to Your Computer
395(1)
Your iPod Displays a Disk Icon with Magnifying Glass, Arrow, Check Mark, X, or Exclamation Point
396(1)
Your iPod Displays Only the Apple Logo When You Turn It On
396(1)
Songs in Your Music Library Aren't Transferred to Your iPod
396(1)
Mac OS X Displays the SBOD and Then Fails to Recognize Your iPod
396(1)
iPod nano Restarts when You Press the Select Button
397(1)
Fifth-Generation iPod Causes ``The iPod Cannot Be Updated'' Message
397(2)
Troubleshoot iTunes
399(20)
Troubleshoot iTunes on Windows
400(14)
iTunes Won't Start on Windows
400(1)
iTunes Won't Recognize Your iPod
401(1)
iTunes Starts Very Slowly
402(1)
iTunes Starts But Doesn't Appear
402(2)
iTunes Doesn't Recognize Your iPod
404(1)
iTunes Doesn't Notice when You Insert Another CD
404(3)
Windows Displays the ``iPod Not Readable'' Dialog Box
407(1)
You See the ``Updater Can't Install Firmware on Connected iPod'' Message
407(1)
Deal with the ``Please Reinstall iTunes'' or ``iPod Service Error'' Message on Windows
408(4)
iTunes Won't Play Some AAC Files
412(1)
``The iPod Is Linked to Another iTunes Music Library'' Message
412(1)
iTunes Runs You Out of Hard-Disk Space on Windows
412(2)
Troubleshoot iTunes on the Mac
414(5)
iTunes Won't Start on the Mac
414(1)
``The iPod Is Linked to Another iTunes Music Library'' Message
415(1)
Eject a ``Lost'' CD
415(1)
``You Do Not Have Enough Access Privileges'' when Importing Songs
416(1)
``The iPod `iPod Name' Cannot Be Updated''
416(1)
iTunes Runs You Out of Hard-Disk Space on the Mac
416(2)
Ripping CDs ``Takes Too Long''
418(1)
Index 419

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