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When Apple introduced the iPod in 2001, CEO Steve Jobs declared, "listening to music will never be the same again." He was right on the money. The iPod grabbed attention right away, and by the end of 2005, more than 41 million of them had sold. iPod is the dominant digital music player on the market, and for the first time, Apple gets to feel like Microsoft.

iPod steadily evolved through five generations since then, and today the dynasty ranges from a screenless 512-megabyte version that can hold plenty of songs for your gym routine to a 60-gigabyte multimedia jukebox that can spin out an entire season of "Desperate Housewives", along with thousands of color photos and all that colorful music.

An iPod is many things to many people, but it can be much more than most people realize. That's where iPod & iTunes: The Missing Manual comes in. Like the device itself, this book is a long-running bestseller, now in its fourth edition. What makes it so popular is the wealth of useful information it brings to anyone who breaks open iPod's distinctive packaging-especially since Apple doesn't supply a manual of its own.

Once again, we've updated this guide to fully explain the ins and outs of iPod, including the nano, the shuffle, and all the latest features and uses, such as:

  • The 5th generation Video iPod, which can hold 15,000 songs, 25,000 photos, and 150 hours of video

  • iTunes 6, where you can buy tunes, subscribe to Podcasts, tune into internet radio, download videos, build playlists, and more

  • Going beyond the music to use iPod as an external drive, an eBook, a personal organizer, a GameBoy, and a slide projector

  • Extreme iPodding with shareware and AppleScripts, using an iPod with external speakers (including the car stereo), accessories, and troubleshooting

It's been five years since iPod hit the scene, but, clearly, the evolution has only just begun. iPod & iTunes: The Missing Manual gives you everything you need to evolve with it.

Table of Contents

  1. iPod & iTunes: The Missing Manual, 4th Edition
    1. The Missing Credits
      1. About the Author
      2. About the Creative Team
      3. Acknowledgements
      4. The Missing Manual Series
    2. Introduction
      1. What Is an iPod?
        1. Beyond the Music
      2. What You Need to iPod
        1. What You Need to iPod Shuffle
      3. Mac vs. Windows iPods
        1. Software Differences
      4. iTunes 6
      5. About This Book
        1. About → These → Arrows
      6. About MissingManuals.com
      7. The Very Basics
      8. Safari® Enabled
    3. I. iPod: The Hardware
      1. 1. Meet the iPod
        1. Parts of the Pod
          1. The Screen
          2. The Click Wheel
          3. The Buttons
          4. Places for Plugs
        2. Charging the Battery
          1. Charging via USB 2.0 or FireWire Cable
          2. Using an AC Adapter
          3. Checking the Battery’s Charge
          4. Battery Life
        3. Earphones: Apple’s or Otherwise
        4. The iPod Menus
          1. Music
          2. Playlists
            1. Playlists On-The-Go
          3. Photos
            1. Slideshow Settings
            2. Photo Library
          4. Videos (5G iPods only)
          5. Extras
            1. Clock
            2. Alarm Clock
            3. Change City
            4. Daylight Saving Time
            5. Delete This Clock
            6. Sleep Timer
          6. More Extras
          7. Settings
            1. About
            2. Main Menu
            3. Shuffle
            4. Repeat
            5. Backlight Timer
            6. Audiobooks
            7. EQ
            8. Compilations
            9. Sound Check
            10. Clicker
            11. Date & Time
            12. Contacts
            13. Language
            14. Legal
            15. Reset All Settings
          8. Shuffle Songs
          9. Now Playing
      2. 2. The iPod Sync Connection
        1. The iPod Software CD
          1. The Macintosh CD
          2. The Windows CD
        2. Using USB 2.0
          1. Connecting Your iPod with USB 2.0
        3. Connecting Your iPod by FireWire
        4. Your Very First Sync
          1. The First Sync with iTunes
        5. Varying the Auto-Transfer Theme
          1. Stop Auto-Opening iTunes
          2. Transfer Only Some Songs
            1. Complete automatic synchronization
            2. Sync up only selected playlists
            3. Manually manage songs and playlists
        6. iPod-to-Computer Copying
          1. The Hidden World of the iPod
          2. Copying Files to the Macintosh
            1. Senuti
            2. iPod.iTunes
            3. iPod Viewer
            4. TinkerTool
            5. PodWorks
            6. iPodRip
          3. Copying Files to Windows
            1. Making Windows work for you
            2. EphPod
            3. XPlay
            4. PodPlus
            5. PodUtil
            6. Anapod Explorer
      3. 3. The iPod Shuffle
        1. Meet the iPod Shuffle
          1. Setting Up the iPod Shuffle
          2. Installing the Software
          3. Making the USB Connection
          4. Charging Up the Battery
        2. Using the iPod Shuffle
          1. Transferring Music to the iPod Shuffle
          2. Loading Music the Automatic Way
          3. Manually Adding Music to the iPod Shuffle
          4. The Virtual Shuffle
          5. Converting Songs to Fit on the iPod Shuffle
        3. Deleting Songs from the iPod Shuffle
        4. Using the Shuffle as a USB Flash Drive
          1. Configuring the Shuffle in iTunes
          2. Moving Files to and from the Shuffle
    4. II. iPod: The Software
      1. 4. Digital Audio Formats
        1. Introduction to Digital Audio
          1. When CD Met PC
        2. Compressed Audio Formats
          1. MP3
            1. How it works
          2. AAC
        3. Other Podworthy File Formats
          1. WAV
          2. WMA (Windows Only)
          3. AIFF
          4. Apple Lossless
          5. Audible
        4. Bit Rates
      2. 5. iTunes for Macintosh and Windows
        1. Introduction to iTunes
        2. A Quick Tour
          1. Window Fun
            1. Minimizing the window
        3. Ripping CDs into iTunes
          1. Phase 1: Choose an Audio File Format
          2. Phase 2: Download Song Names and Track Information
            1. The manual method
            2. The online way
          3. Phase 3: Convert the Song to a Digital Audio File
          4. Phase 4: Add Cover Artwork and Lyrics
            1. Adding an image to an individual song: drag-and-drop method
            2. Adding an image to an individual song: dialog box method
            3. Adding an image to an entire album
            4. Finding and adding lyrics
        4. Getting Other Files into iTunes
          1. Adding Videos
          2. Adding Podcasts
        5. Deleting Songs and Videos
          1. Dealing with Duplicates
        6. Playing Music
          1. Smart Shuffle
          2. Visuals
          3. Keyboard Control
          4. The Graphic Equalizer
          5. Preventing Ear-Blast Syndrome
        7. Playing Videos
        8. iTunes Administration
          1. Searching for Songs
          2. The Browser
          3. Critic’s Corner
          4. Editing Song Information
          5. Converting Between File Formats
          6. Joining Tracks
          7. Changing Start and Stop Times for Songs
        9. Internet Radio
        10. Playlists
          1. Making a New Playlist
          2. Modifying a Playlist
            1. Deleting a playlist
          3. Smart Playlists
          4. Playlist Folders
        11. Burning a CD or DVD
        12. Printing Playlists and CD Covers
        13. Playing Songs Across a Network
          1. Preparing to Share
          2. Sharing Your Own Music
          3. Listening to Someone Else’s Tunes
          4. Turning Off Music Sharing
      3. 6. iPod Multimedia
        1. Watching Video
          1. Finding Video for the iPod
          2. Using Video Files on the iPod
          3. Converting Your Home Movies
            1. Video-conversion programs
          4. Synching Videos
        2. Displaying Photos
          1. What You Need for iPod Photos
          2. Getting Pictures onto the iPod
            1. Copying photos at full resolution
          3. Viewing Pictures on the iPod
          4. Preparing the iPod for a Slideshow
            1. Playing the slideshow
          5. Displaying Photos and Videos on a TV
            1. Connecting the iPod to the television set
            2. Using the S-Video option
          6. Playing Your Slideshow or Videos on the TV
          7. Presentations on Your iPod
            1. Microsoft PowerPoint
            2. Keynote
            3. iPresent It
        3. Listening to Audio Books
          1. Audible
            1. Buying from Audible.com
            2. The Audible format
          2. Audio Books on the iPod Shuffle
          3. Audio Books from Other Sources
        4. Podcasting
          1. Managing Podcast Subscriptions
      4. 7. The iTunes Music Store
        1. Welcome to the Music Store
        2. A Store Tour
          1. Setting Up an Account
          2. The Shopping Cart
        3. Searching and Shopping
          1. Adjusting the Columns
          2. Buying a Song or Album or Video
          3. Buying Videos
          4. Downloading Podcasts
          5. Publishing Your Own Playlists (iMixes)
          6. Gift Certificates
            1. Buying
            2. Spending
          7. iTunes Allowance Accounts
          8. Wish Lists
            1. Creating your iTunes wish list
          9. The Interrupted Download
          10. Signing Out
          11. Locating Your New Tracks
        4. What to Do with Purchased Content
          1. Play It on Five Computers
            1. Authorizing computers
            2. Deauthorizing computers
          2. Copy It to Your iPod
          3. Burn It to a CD
          4. Share It Across the Network
          5. Back It Up
            1. Backing up your music library
            2. Backing up playlists
            3. Backing up non-music data
        5. Music Store Billing
          1. The Customer Service Page
          2. Your Purchase History
    5. III. Beyond the Music
      1. 8. iPod Games and Other Extras
        1. Games
          1. Brick
          2. Music Quiz
          3. Parachute
          4. Solitaire
        2. Clock
            1. Adjusting a clock’s settings
        3. Stopwatch
            1. Counting laps
            2. Session logs
        4. Screen Lock
          1. Unlocking the screen
        5. Notes
      2. 9. The iPod as External Drive
        1. The iPod’s Hard Disk Format
        2. The iPod as an External Hard Disk
        3. Storing Data Files on the iPod
        4. Deleting Data Files
        5. Unmounting the iPod Drive
      3. 10. Connecting the iPod
        1. Connecting the iPod to a Stereo System
          1. Where to Find the Right Stereo Cable
        2. Using iTunes with AirPort Express
        3. Connecting the iPod to a Car Stereo
          1. The Wireless Way
          2. The Wired Way
          3. The Custom Installation Way
            1. BMW
            2. Alpine iPod Interface KCA-420i
            3. Monster iCruze for iPod
            4. Dension iceLink for iPod
          4. Chargers
    6. IV. Extreme iPodding
      1. 11. Hot Hacks and Cool Tools
        1. The AppleScripted iPod
          1. Installing the Script Menu
          2. Apple’s iPod Scripts
          3. Doug’s AppleScripts
        2. More Mac Shareware
        3. Software for Mac and Windows
        4. More Windows Shareware
        5. Recording Your Own Podcasts
          1. Windows
          2. Macintosh
            1. Podcast software
            2. Creating podcasts in GarageBand
            3. Exporting your GarageBand songs or podcasts to iTunes
      2. 12. Troubleshooting
        1. Apple’s Alphabet: The 5 R’s of iPod Repair
        2. The iPod’s Self-Help Modes
          1. How to Reset an iPod
          2. How to Reset an iPod Shuffle
          3. Force the iPod into Disk Mode
        3. iPod Hardware Problems
          1. The iPod Keeps Freezing Up
          2. Restoring the iPod Software
          3. The iPod Won’t Turn On or Wake Up from Sleep
          4. The iPod Won’t Reset
          5. Weird Icons When iPod Boots Up
            1. Folder icon with exclamation point
            2. Apple logo won’t go away
          6. Battery Life Issues
            1. Charging the battery
            2. Battery life
            3. Replacing the battery
          7. Some Idiot Set the iPod Menus to Korean
          8. Broken Screen Glass
        4. Troubleshooting the iPod Shuffle
          1. The Buttons on My iPod Shuffle Don’t Respond
          2. My Mac Says It Can’t Copy Certain Files to My Shuffle
          3. Windows Takes Forever to Start Up with iPod Shuffle
          4. Windows Says I Have a Corrupt iTunes File
        5. Headphone and Remote Problems
        6. Problems with Song Quality
          1. Some Songs Skip
        7. iTunes Blues
          1. I Just Bought This iPod and It’s Already Giving Me Grief
          2. I Can’t Get the Software to Install on Windows
          3. The iPod Doesn’t Show Up
          4. Songs Don’t Automatically Update
          5. Some of My Videos Won’t Sync to the iPod
          6. iTunes Doesn’t Open When I Plug in the iPod
          7. I Filled Up My Hard Drive and Need to Move My Music
          8. iTunes Doesn’t Open
          9. What’s This “Please Reinstall iTunes” Message on My Windows PC?
            1. Reinstall iTunes
            2. Disable Startup Items and System Services
          10. “Another User” Error Message
          11. iTunes Won’t Play a CD or Import Music from It
          12. “iPod Is Linked to Another Library”
          13. The iPod Always Says, “Do Not Disconnect”
          14. The iPod Isn’t Showing My Album Artwork
        8. Problems with the iTunes Music Store
          1. -9800, -9815, or -9814 Error
          2. -50 Error in the Music Store (Windows Only)
          3. -5000 or -35 Error When Downloading (Mac Only)
            1. How to make a new iTunes Music folder
            2. How to correct permissions for the iTunes Music folder
          4. Purchased Music Doesn’t Play (Mac Only)
          5. Purchased Video Won’t Work in My iMovie Opus
          6. I Can’t Buy Music
          7. Music Doesn’t Download Automatically
          8. I Can’t Burn My Purchased Music to CD
          9. I Can’t Burn My Purchased Songs to an MP3 Disc
        9. Software Updates for iTunes
        10. iPod Software Updates
          1. How to Know When It’s Time
          2. Downloading the Updater
          3. Running the Updater
            1. Updating the Macintosh iPod
            2. Updating the Windows iPod
          4. Restoring the Software
          5. Updating and Restoring the iPod Shuffle’s Software
        11. Where to Get Help Online
          1. Specific Help for Sick or Damaged iPods
    7. V. Appendixes
      1. A. iTunes, Menu by Menu
          1. Application Menu (Mac); Help Menu (Windows)
          2. About iTunes
          3. iTunes Hot Tips
          4. Preferences
            1. General
            2. iPod
            3. Podcasts
            4. Playback
            5. Sharing
            6. Store
            7. Advanced
            8. Parental Control
          5. Shop for iTunes Products
          6. Provide iTunes Feedback
          7. Services (Mac OS X Only)
          8. Hide iTunes (Macintosh Only)
          9. Hide Others (Macintosh Only)
          10. Show All (Macintosh Only)
          11. Quit iTunes (Macintosh Only)
        1. File Menu
          1. New Playlist
          2. New Playlist From Selection
          3. New Smart Playlist
          4. New Folder
          5. Add (File) to Library
          6. Add Folder to Library (Windows Only)
          7. Close Window
          8. Import
          9. Export Song List
          10. Export Library
          11. Get Info
          12. My Rating
          13. Edit Smart Playlist
          14. Show Song File
          15. Show Current Song
          16. Burn Playlist to Disc
          17. Create an iMix
          18. Update Songs on iPod
          19. Page Setup
          20. Print
          21. Exit (Windows only)
        2. Edit Menu
          1. Undo
          2. Cut, Copy, and Paste
          3. Clear
          4. Select All
          5. Select None
          6. Show/Hide Search Bar
          7. Show/Hide Browser
          8. Show/Hide Artwork
          9. Show/Hide MiniStore
          10. Show Duplicate Songs
          11. View Options
          12. Special Characters (Mac Only)
        3. Controls Menu
          1. Play
          2. Next Song, Previous Song
          3. Shuffle
          4. Repeat Off, All, One
          5. Volume Up, Down
          6. Mute
          7. Eject Disc/Eject iPod
        4. Visualizer
          1. Turn Visualizer On/Off
          2. Small, Medium, Large
          3. Full Screen
        5. Advanced
          1. Switch to Mini Player (Windows Only)
          2. Open Stream
          3. Subscribe to Podcast
          4. Convert Selection to AAC (or MP3 or AIFF or WAV)
          5. Consolidate Library
          6. Get CD Track Names
          7. Submit CD Track Names
          8. Join CD Tracks
          9. Authorize/Deauthorize Computer
          10. Check for Purchased Music
          11. Convert ID3 Tags
        6. Window Menu (Macintosh Only)
          1. Minimize
          2. Zoom
          3. iTunes
          4. Equalizer
          5. Bring All to Front
        7. Help Menu
          1. iTunes and Music Store Help
          2. iTunes and Music Store Service and Support
          3. iPod Help
          4. Keyboard Shortcuts
          5. Check for iTunes Updates (Windows)
          6. Run CD Diagnostics (Windows)
        8. Keyboard Shortcuts for iTunes 6
      2. B. iPod As Organizer
        1. Introduction to the iPod Address Book
        2. Importing Contacts with iTunes
          1. Syncing Outlook/Outlook Express Contacts
          2. Syncing the Mac OS X Address Book
        3. Copying Contacts from Other Programs
          1. Palm Desktop 4.1 for Windows
          2. Palm Desktop for Macintosh
          3. Microsoft Entourage
          4. Mac OS X Address Book
          5. Windows Address Book
        4. Manually Deleting Contacts
        5. The iPod’s Address Book Settings
        6. The iPod as Calendar Keeper
        7. Calendar Formats for the iPod
          1. Importing Calendars with iTunes
        8. Using iSync on the Mac
          1. Removing the iPod from the iSync list
          2. iCal: The Manual Way
        9. Copying Calendars from Other Programs
          1. Palm Desktop 4
            1. Mac OS 9, Mac OS X
            2. Windows
          2. Microsoft Entourage X and 2004
            1. Solution 1: iCal
            2. Solution 2: iPDA
        10. Inspecting the Calendar on Your iPod
          1. Manually Deleting a Calendar
          2. Hearing Your Alarms
        11. Other Organizer Shareware
      3. C. iStuff: Gadgets for Your iPod
        1. Where to Shop
        2. Cases
            1. iSkin
            2. Matias iPod Armor
            3. Contour Design iSee
            4. XtremeMac Micro Cases
            5. Marware SportSuit Convertible
            6. Monster iCase Travel Pack
        3. Shufflin’ Off to the Shuffle Store
        4. iPod Extenders
            1. iPod Camera Connector
            2. iPod Radio Remote
            3. Griffin iFM
            4. Belkin TuneDok
            5. iSee 360i
        5. Power Adapters
        6. Battery Boosters
        7. Speakers for the iPod
          1. Altec Lansing inMotion Portable iPod Speakers
          2. Sony SRS-T57 Folding Travel Speakers
          3. Tivoli Audio iPAL
          4. DLO iBoom
          5. JBL On Stage II
          6. Bose SoundDock
          7. XtremeMac MicroBlast for iPod Nano
          8. Sonic Impact I-Pax Portable Speaker System for iPod Shuffle
          9. Apple iPod Hi-Fi
      4. D. iPod as eBook Reader and Newsstand
        1. Shareware for Macintosh OS X
        2. Shareware for Windows
    8. Index
    9. Colophon