How to Use iTunes Module 1:





Downloading iTunes

Shows you how to go online and download iTunes for OS X.

This is not necessary for most Mac OS X users since it’s normally preinstalled, but it’s still good to understand.

Note: This lesson mentions iTunes 7, but the steps are still the same.



Installing iTunes

This lesson shows you how to install iTunes once you have downloaded it from Apple.Note: This lesson mentions iTunes 7, but the steps are still the same.



Running iTunes for the first time

I show you what will happen the first time you run iTunes.



Overview of iTunes & Switching To More Useful View

This video gives a quick intro to iTunes, looking at the biggest (and potentially most confusing) change between the current version of iTunes and earlier ones.

Also, a simple fix for this change by using a suggested setting which actually makes it much easier to organize and enjoy your music and more in iTunes



General overview of iTunes music library

In this lesson I give you a general overview of the iTunes music library, showing you some of the basics like playing songs, arranging them and finding them once you’ve added a lot of music.



How to Import a Music CD With iTunes

This lesson explains how to import a CD (i.e. how to copy the music from an audio CD to your computer) using iTunes.

I also explain the meaning of the main settings for the import process, and give you some suggestions on which setting you might want to choose.

If you have not yet imported all of your CDs, I highly recommend doing so even if you don’t use iTunes that much — it makes a backup copy of your music and what many people don’t realize is that CDs can “rot” and stop working!



How to Set iTunes to Use Larger Fonts for Easier Reading

In this lesson, I show you a quick tip on how to increase the size of the fonts in the program to make the text larger and easier to read.


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How to Use iTunes Module 2:








How to make a playlist

See how to make a “playlist” or a custom list of songs (any songs you have in iTunes, in any order) with iTunes.

Making a playlist is needed if you still burn music CDs, and it can be handy for organizing and playing music on the go, at parties, etc.



How to “burn” music CDs

This lesson shows you how to burn a music CD with iTunes, creating either a copy of one of your CDs, or making a custom mix CD with the songs you want in the order you want. This is not done very often anymore, but sometimes people still like to do it.

Please watch the lesson on making a playlist before watching this lesson; you need to make a playlist before burning a CD.




How to subscribe to free “Podcasts”

“Podcasts” are audio (or even video) programs you can download for free through iTunes.

Many radio shows are available ranging from NPR, to Fox News, to BBC Radio and a lot more. And unlike the regular radio, you can listen to the latest episodes whenever is convenient, instead of being forced to listen on someone else’s schedule.

Beyond that, there is a vast selection of content from individuals who get together and talk about their favorite hobbies, teach you new things, and more. If there’s a subject you’re interested in, there’s probably a podcast you can listen to about it.

They make a great source of entertainment and a great source of education. This lesson shows you how to get them through iTunes.



Listening to Internet radio through iTunes

How to use the Radio feature of iTunes to listen to any of dozens of Internet radio stations, choosing from over two dozen categories or genres.



Signing up for an iTunes Store Account

This lesson shows you how to sign up for a free iTunes store account that is needed to purchase music or videos from the iTunes Store, and is also needed to be able to download album cover art.




Using the iTunes Store

Gives an overview of how to find and buy what you’re looking for in the store, with examples of two ways to find music, movies, TV shows, etc. — browsing and searching.


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