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iTunes Resources

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iTunes Basics

Background

iTunes is the software you will use on your computer.

If your computer doesn’t have iTunes you will need to install it.

When you connect your iPod, iTunes opens automatically.

 

iTunes User Guide

 

 

iTunes Functions

 

Jukebox 

The primary function of the Jukebox feature of iTunes is for the ORGANIZATION and PLAYBACK of digital media.

 

Digital Media file types

Audio-only (mp3)

  • Most common type

Enhanced (mp4, m4a, aac)

  • Embedded images, URLs, chapters

Video (m4v, mov, mpeg-4)

  • Full-motion video

 

iTunes Store 

The primary function of the Store feature of iTunes is for the DISCOVERY and PURCHASING of digital media.

 

What’s At iTunes Store?

With an Internet connection, you can purchase and download songs, albums, audiobooks, games, and videos online using the iTunes Store.

To make purchases at iTunes you need an account or a gift card.

Podcasts are FREE

 

 

iTunes Store Basics

 

 

Redeeming a Gift Card

In the QUICK LINKS section, click on the Redeem link.

 

Enter the iTunes Code and click the Redeem button.

 

Subscribing to Podcasts

1. Click iTunes Store in the Source list.

2. Click the Podcasts link on the left side of the main page in the iTunes Music Store.

3. Browse for the podcast you want to download.

 

4. To subscribe to a podcast, click the “Subscribe” button next to the podcast graphic.

5. To download a single podcast episode, click the “Get Episode” button next to the episode.

 

Device Sync

The primary function of the Device Sync feature of iTunes is for FILE TRANSFER of digital media files from your computer to your iPod.

 

Transferring Music & Podcasts to iPod

 

3 Ways to Download to iPod

 
Automatically update all songs and playlists:  

When you connect iPod, it is automatically updated to match the songs and other items in the iTunes library.

***Any other songs on iPod are deleted

 

Automatically update selected playlists

When you connect iPod, it is automatically updated to match the songs in playlist(s) you select in iTunes.

 

Manually update iPod

When you connect iPod, you drag songs and playlists individually to iPod.

You can transfer songs from more than one computer without erasing songs from iPod.

 

You MUST manually eject iPod from iTunes before you can disconnect it.

 

 

Transferring photos to iPod

You can easily import your photo library to your iPod.

  1. Choose your iPod from DEVICES
  2. Click on the Photo tab
  3. Choose your sync location
  4. Click Apply

 

Transferring video to iPod

iTunes software allows you to download movies and TV shows then sync them to your iPod.

You can easily import your own movies to your iPod.

  1. Choose your iPod from DEVICES
  2. Click on the Movies tab
  3. Choose your sync location
  4. Click Apply

 

Getting video onto your iPod Tutorial

http://arstechnica.com/guides/tweaks/ipod-video.ars/1

 

 

More Video Content for your iPod

Convert YouTube videos for your iPod with www.vixy.net

  1. Find a Video on YouTube.com
  2. Go to Vixy.net and paste <embed> code from YouTube into yellow box.
  3. Select correct conversion mode - MP4 for iPod
  4. Click Start
  5. Play it with iTunes; synch it to iPod

 

Enabling iPod Disk Mode

You can use your iPod as a drive to store and transfer data files.

  1. Choose your iPod from DEVICES
  2. Click on the Summary tab
  3. Select from Options
  4. Manually manage: iTunes won't automatically update iPod with the iTunes library.
  5. Enable disk use: iPod can be used as a portable data storage device for any type of file

 

 

 

 

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