How to Use iTunes for Windows





Downloading iTunes (if you don’t already have it)

Shows you how to go online and download iTunes for Windows.

Click here to be taken to the download page after viewing the lesson.
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Installing iTunes

This lesson shows you how to install iTunes once you have downloaded it from Apple.




Running iTunes for the first time

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

Overview of iTunes & Switching To Easier View


This video gives a quick intro to the latest version of 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.



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.

Remember: if you have CDs you haven’t imported yet, you should do it soon because discs often develop “disc rot”.

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.


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 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 also needed if you want to burn a music CD (rare these days, but still covered in the next lesson).





How to burn music CDs

People use iPhones or iPods for their music a lot more often than on CDs these days, but you can still use iTunes to burn discs if you want to.

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.

Tip: You do not need to buy blank CDs labeled “Music CD” — any CD-R will work, and the “music CD” ones are usually more expensive.



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 stations 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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