Join iTunes expert Kirk McElhearn as he helps you become an iTunes 10 power user so you can get the most out of your audio, video, and book collections. You'll also learn the best ways to transfer media to your iPad, iPhone, or iPod.
In this question-and-answer format title, Kirk helps you appreciate and understand the process of bringing media into iTunes, tagging it, adding album artwork, and organizing it into playlists. Once you've become an import specialist and tagging genius, you can enjoy your music, movies, audiobooks, and ebooks, and more without hassles when it's time to find a particular item or when you want to do something special like sync a select subset of music to your iPod, create a party playlist, identify music you haven't heard in a while, listen to the chapters in an audiobook in the proper order, or get the most out of iTunes in the Cloud features, including iTunes Match.
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Questions answered include: • How can I use iTunes Match to share music with my family? • How can I create a separate, smaller iTunes library for use with iTunes Match? • How can I put an audiobook into my iTunes Match setup? • How do I control sound quality when I import (rip) a music CD? • What should I consider before I rip an audiobook CD? • How do I turn on Genius? • Where are good places to shop for digital music besides the iTunes Store? • Which tags should I consider adding? • How do I add lyrics to my tracks? • How can I locate music that I haven't listened to in a while? • What special things can I do with smart playlists? • What AppleScripts can I use to extend iTunes? • How do I share my iTunes library over a network? • What can I print with iTunes? • What's the best way to deal with my huge music library?
Table of Contents • Read Me First • Introduction • iTunes Quick Start • Play • Rip • Buy • Tag • View • Organize • Sync • Cloud • Share • Burn • Print • Back Up • Bonus: Extend iTunes with AppleScripts • Learn More • About This Book
Read Me First This book shows you what iTunes can do for you, how to bend it to your will, and how to take advantage of its powerful organizational features. This book has a special focus on audio and video, and it covers all aspects of organizing and tagging files, viewing content in iTunes, and creating playlists to sync to an iOS device. If you want to become an iTunes power user, this book is for you. This book was written by Kirk McElhearn, edited by Tonya Engst, and published by TidBITS Publishing Inc.