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iPod and iTunes: The Missing Manual, Third Edition

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Whether it's the ultra-thin, pocket-sized iPod or the vast music library known as iTunes, it seems like everyone is relying on these marvels of technology for their musical needs. CDs and cassettes? They're so twentieth century! But like any cutting-edge technology, improvements come fast and furious. To keep up with all the recent changes to iPod and iTunes, O'Reilly has once again fully updated and refreshed its bestselling Missing Manual. This third edition now reflects the following cool advancements:

  • the fourth-generation iPod, which has a capacity of 10,000 songs

  • iPod Photo and iPod Shuffle: the two newest members of the iPod family

  • Airport Express (featuring AirTunes), a gadget that streams iTunes music wirelessly through the speakers of a nearby stereo

  • the latest version of iTunes (4.7)

Covering all iPod models for both Mac and Windows, iPod & iTunes: The Missing Manual, 3rd Edition lays bare an astonishing collection of useful tips, tricks, and shortcuts. For prospective iPod owners, it reveals how the iPod can be used as a PalmPilot, a hard drive, an e-book, and even as a GameBoy. Experienced iPodders, meanwhile, will benefit from the up-to-the-minute nature of the book's content. And if the deep reservoir of the iTunes music store is more your style, it's also the ultimate guide to the iTunes software and iTunes Music Store for both Mac and Windows. Like the rest of the Missing Manual series, iPod & iTunes: The Missing Manual is written in a witty and entertaining style that makes it an easy read for even the most non-technical of consumers.

Table of Contents

  1. iPod & iTunes: The Missing Manual, 3rd 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. The iPod Family
      3. What You Need to iPod
      4. What You Need to iPod Shuffle
      5. Mac vs. Windows iPods
        1. Software Differences
      6. iTunes 4.7
      7. About This Book
        1. About → These → Arrows
      8. About MissingManuals.com
      9. The Very Basics
      10. Safari Enabled
    3. I. iPod: The Hardware
      1. 1. Meet the iPod
        1. Parts of the Pod
          1. The Screen
          2. The Scroll Wheel
          3. The Buttons
          4. Places for Plugs
        2. Charging the Battery
          1. Charging via FireWire or USB 2.0 Cable
          2. The Dock
          3. Using the AC Adapter
          4. Checking the Battery’s Charge
          5. Battery Life
        3. Earphones–Apple’s or Otherwise
        4. The Remote Control
        5. The Case
        6. The iPod Menus
          1. Music
          2. Playlists
            1. Playlists On-The-Go
          3. Browse (Older Versions of iPod Software)
          4. Photos (iPod Photo only)
            1. Slideshow settings
            2. Photo library
          5. Extras
            1. Clock
            2. Alarm Clock
            3. Sleep Timer
            4. Date & Time
            5. More Extras
          6. Settings
            1. About
            2. Main Menu
            3. Shuffle
            4. Repeat
            5. Backlight Timer
            6. Audiobooks
          7. EQ
            1. Sound Check
            2. Contrast
            3. Clicker
            4. Date & Time
            5. Contacts
            6. Language
            7. Legal
            8. Reset All Settings
          8. Shuffle Songs
          9. Backlight
          10. Now Playing
      2. 2. The iPod Sync Connection
        1. FireWire
          1. Connecting Your iPod by FireWire
        2. Installing a FireWire Card
          1. Installing the Card
          2. Nudging Windows
        3. USB 2.0
          1. About USB 2.0
          2. Connecting with USB 2.0
        4. The iPod Software CD
          1. The Macintosh CD
          2. The Windows CD
          3. A Windows Note for Current iPod Models
        5. Your Very First Sync
          1. The First Sync with iTunes
        6. Varying the Auto-Transfer Theme
          1. Stop Auto-Opening iTunes
          2. Transfer Only Some Songs
            1. Complete automatic synchronization
            2. Sync up selected playlists only
            3. Manually manage songs and playlists
        7. iPod-to-Computer Copying
          1. The Hidden World of the iPod
          2. Copying Files to the Macintosh
            1. The free way
            2. Senuti
            3. iPod Viewer
            4. OmniWeb
            5. TinkerTool
            6. iPod.iTunes
            7. iPod Free File Sync
            8. PodWorks
            9. iPodRip
            10. iPod2Mac
          3. Copying Files to Windows
            1. The free way
            2. EphPod
            3. XPlay
            4. PodUtil
            5. Anapod Explorer
      3. 3. The iPod Shuffle
        1. Meet the iPod Shuffle
          1. Setting Up the iPod Shuffle
          2. Installing the Software
            1. Installing the iPod Shuffle software for Macintosh
            2. Installing the iPod Shuffle software for Windows
            3. Troubleshooting the Windows installation
          3. Making the USB Connection
          4. Charging Up the Battery
        2. Using the iPod Shuffle
        3. Transferring Music to the iPod Shuffle
          1. Loading Music the Automatic Way
          2. Manually Adding Music to the iPod Shuffle
          3. The Virtual Shuffle
          4. Converting Songs to Fit on the iPod Shuffle
        4. Deleting Songs from the iPod Shuffle
        5. Using the Shuffle as a USB Flash Drive
          1. Configuring the Shuffle in iTunes
          2. Moving Files to and from the Shuffle
        6. Cases, Docks, and Other Shuffle Stuff
    4. II. iPod: The Software
      1. 4. Digital Audio Formats
        1. Introduction to Digital Audio
          1. When CD Met PC
          2. Compressed Audio Formats
          3. MP3
          4. How It Works
          5. AAC
        2. Other Podworthy File Formats
          1. WAV
          2. WMA (Windows Only)
          3. AIFF
          4. Apple Lossless
          5. Audible
        3. Bit Rates
        4. Free (and Legal) Music on the Web
      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
            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. Getting Other Music Files into iTunes
        5. Deleting Songs
          1. Dealing with Duplicates
        6. Playing Music
          1. Visuals
          2. Keyboard Control
          3. The Graphic Equalizer
          4. Preventing Ear-Blast Syndrome
        7. 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
        8. Internet Radio
        9. Playlists
          1. Making a New Playlist
          2. Modifying a Playlist
            1. Deleting a Playlist
          3. Smart Playlists
        10. Burning a CD or DVD
        11. Printing Playlists and CD Covers
        12. 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. (Spoken) Words and Pictures
        1. All About Audiobooks
          1. Audible
            1. Buying from Audible.com
            2. The Audible format
            3. Audible.com for Mac
            4. Audible.com for Windows
            5. Subscriptions to periodicals and radio shows
          2. Audio Books on the iPod Shuffle
          3. Audio Books from Other Sources
        2. Picturing Your Life on the iPod Photo
          1. The iPod Photo
          2. What You Need for iPod Photo
          3. Getting the Pictures onto Your iPod Photo
            1. Copying photos at their full resolution
          4. Looking at Pictures on the iPod Photo
          5. Preparing the iPod Photo for a Slideshow
            1. Playing the Slideshow
          6. Displaying Photos on the TV
            1. Connecting the iPod Photo to the television set
            2. Using the S-Video option
          7. Playing Your Slideshow on the TV
          8. Using Memory Card Readers with iPod Photo
          9. Presentations on Your iPod Photo
            1. Microsoft PowerPoint
            2. Keynote
            3. iPresent It
      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
          3. Publishing Your Own Playlists (iMixes)
          4. Gift Certificates
            1. Buying
            2. Spending
          5. iTunes Allowance Accounts
          6. Wish Lists
            1. Creating your iTunes wish list
          7. The Interrupted Download
          8. Signing Out
          9. Locating Your New Tracks
        4. iTunes on America Online
        5. What to Do with Purchased Music
          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
        6. Music Store Billing
          1. The Customer Service Page
          2. Your Purchase History
        7. The iTunes Music Store Song
          1. iTunes Man
    5. III. Beyond the Music
      1. 8. iPod as Address Book
        1. Introduction to the iPod Address Book
          1. The vCard
        2. Transferring Contacts to the iPod
        3. Copying Contacts from Windows
          1. Palm Desktop 4.1 and later
          2. Microsoft Outlook, Method 1: EphPod
          3. Microsoft Outlook, Method 2: iPodSync
          4. Microsoft Outlook, Method 3: OutPod
          5. Windows Address Book
          6. Outlook Express
        4. Copying Contacts from the Macintosh
          1. Palm Desktop 4.1
          2. Microsoft Entourage
            1. Mac OS X Address Book
          3. Coaxing vCards Out of Other Mac Programs
            1. Eudora 5.1 and Eudora 6
            2. FileMaker Pro
            3. Now Contact, Method 1: NowPod
            4. Now Contact, Method 2: NowPak
            5. Outlook Express 5, Method 1: Contact This!
            6. Outlook Express 5, Method 2: Outlook Express to vCard
        5. Manually Deleting Contacts
        6. Address Book Settings
        7. Even More Organizer Shareware
      2. 9. iPod as Calendar
        1. Preparing the iPod
        2. Calendar Formats for the iPod
        3. Calendars from iCal (Macintosh)
          1. The Easy Way
          2. The Manual Way
          3. Inspecting the Calendar
          4. Deleting a Calendar
          5. Hearing Your Alarms
        4. Calendars from Palm Desktop 4
          1. Mac OS 9, Mac OS X
          2. Windows
        5. Calendars from Microsoft Entourage X and 2004
          1. Solution 1: iCal
          2. Solution 2: iPod It
        6. Calendars from Entourage 2001
        7. Calendars from Microsoft Outlook
          1. Solution 1: Drag Individual Appointments
          2. Solution 2: iPodSync & Co.
        8. Mac OS X Calendars from Now Up-To-Date
      3. 10. iPod Games and eBooks
        1. Games
          1. Brick
          2. Parachute
          3. Solitaire
          4. Music Quiz
        2. Notes
        3. Text-Based iPod Adventure Games
        4. iPod as eBook: The Shareware Way
          1. eBooks for Macintosh
          2. eBooks for Windows
      4. 11. iSync
        1. The iSync Concept
        2. iSync Meets iPod
          1. Removing the iPod from the iSync list
      5. 12. The iPod as Hard 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
        6. The iPod as Startup Disk (Macs Only)
          1. Which OS?
          2. What to Include
          3. Installing Mac OS 9 on an iPod
            1. Starting up from an iPod in Mac OS 9
            2. The Startup Manager
          4. Installing Mac OS X on an iPod
            1. Mac OS X 10.0 or 10.1
            2. Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar)
            3. Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther)
            4. Restarting from the iPod in Mac OS X
          5. Uninstalling Mac OS X from the iPod
            1. The quick way
            2. The manual way
    6. IV. Extreme iPodding
      1. 13. Connecting the iPod (and iTunes)
        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
          5. All-in-One Kits
        4. Connecting the iPod to the Computer
      2. 14. 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. Shareware for Mac and Windows
        4. More Windows Shareware
          1. Linux on the iPod
          2. CodeWeavers iTunes for Linux
          3. GNUpod
          4. gtkpod
          5. myPod
          6. The iPod on Linux Project
        5. Recording Your Own MP3s
          1. Windows
          2. Macintosh
            1. Exporting your GarageBand songs to iTunes
      3. 15. iStuff
        1. Cases
            1. DLO iPod Cases
            2. iSkin
            3. Belkin iPod Leather Flip Case
            4. Matias iPod Armor
            5. Contour Design Showcase
            6. XtremeMac Xtremity iPod Case System
            7. Marware SportSuit Convertible
            8. WaterField Designs iPod Cases
            9. Monster iCase Travel Pack
            10. iSleeve
          1. Speakers
            1. Altec Lansing inMotion iM3 Portable iPod Speakers
            2. Cambridge SoundWorks PCWorks
            3. Sony SRS-T57 Folding Travel Speakers
            4. JBL Creature II Speakers
            5. Monster iSpeaker Portable
            6. Tivoli Audio iPAL
            7. DLO iBoom
            8. JBL On Stage
            9. Bose SoundDock
            10. Sony SRS-RF90RK Wireless Speaker System
        2. Stands
          1. Desk Stands
            1. PodHolder
            2. Mod Pod iPod Stand
            3. PodStand
            4. PodPerch
        3. iPod Extenders
            1. Belkin Media Reader
            2. Belkin Digital Camera Link
            3. Voice recorders from Griffin and Belkin
            4. NaviPod
            5. Digisette iPod 5430 FMXT FM Radio
            6. Griffin iBeam
        4. Dashboard Stands
            1. Gripmatic iPod Mount Kit
            2. Cup Holder iPod Car Mount
            3. Belkin TuneDok
        5. Power Adapters
        6. Battery Boosters
      4. 16. Troubleshooting
        1. The iPod’s Self-Help Modes
          1. How to Reset an iPod
          2. How to Reset an iPod Shuffle
          3. Scan the iPod’s Hard Disk
          4. Force the iPod into Disk Mode
          5. Run the iPod Diagnostic Tests
            1. The iPod Photo’s diagnostic menu
        2. iPod Hardware Problems
          1. The iPod Keeps Freezing Up
            1. Restoring the iPod software
          2. The iPod Won’t Turn On or Wake Up from Sleep
          3. The iPod Won’t Reset
          4. Weird Icons When iPod Boots Up
            1. Folder icon with exclamation point
            2. Apple logo and iPod name won’t go away
            3. Hard disk icon with magnifying glass
          5. Battery Life Issues
            1. Excessive Clock appetite
            2. Charging the battery
            3. Battery life
            4. Replacing the battery
          6. The Backlight Turns On by Itself at Midnight
          7. That Little Plastic Flap Came Off the FireWire Port
          8. The Touchwheel Is Out of Control
          9. Some Idiot Set the iPod Menus to Korean
          10. Broken Screen Glass
        3. 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
        4. Problems with Song Quality
          1. Some Songs Skip
          2. Noise in Quiet Parts of Songs
        5. Headphone or Remote Problems
          1. The iPod Remote Won’t Work
        6. iTunes Blues
          1. The iPod Doesn’t Show Up
          2. Songs Don’t Automatically Update
          3. iTunes Program Doesn’t Open When I Plug in the iPod
          4. iTunes Killed My Windows 2000 PC
          5. I Filled Up My Hard Drive and Need to Move My Music
          6. iTunes Doesn’t Open
          7. What’s This “Please Reinstall iTunes” Message on My Windows PC?
            1. Reinstall iTunes
            2. Disable Startup Items and System Services
          8. My Songs and Playlists Are Missing After I Updated iTunes!
          9. “Another User” Error Message
          10. The Mac Freezes When the iPod Is Connected to the FireWire Port
          11. iTunes Won’t Play a CD or Import Music from It
          12. AppleScripts Won’t Import Contact Files
          13. “iPod Is Linked to Another Library”
          14. The iPod Photo Takes Forever to Disconnect from My Windows PC
          15. The iPod Always Says, “Do Not Disconnect”
          16. The iPod Photo Isn’t Showing My Album Artwork
          17. My Remote Control Won’t Work with My iPod Photo Slideshows
        7. Problems with the iTunes Music Store
          1. -9800, -9815, or -9814 Error
          2. Music Store Window Is Blank
          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. “Required File Not Found” Error Message
          5. Bought Music Doesn’t Play
          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
        8. 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
          6. I Just Bought This iPod and It’s Already Giving Me Grief
          7. The iPod Updater Messed Up My Windows iPod
        9. Where to Get Help Online
          1. Specific help for Macintosh fans
          2. Specific help for Windows fans
          3. Specific help for sick or damaged iPods
      5. 17. iPod on the Web
        1. Points of Interest at Apple.com
        2. Software Updates for iTunes
        3. Fun and Informative iPod Web Sites
          1. iPoding
          2. iPodLounge
          3. iPodHacks
          4. iPod Anonymous
          5. iPodHead
          6. iPodGarage
          7. MacInTouch
    7. V. Appendices
      1. A. iTunes, Menu by Menu
        1. Application Menu (Mac); Help Menu (Windows)
          1. About iTunes
          2. iTunes Hot Tips
          3. Preferences
            1. General
            2. iPod
            3. Audio (formerly known as Effects in iTunes 4.2 and earlier)
            4. Importing
            5. Burning
            6. Sharing
            7. Store
            8. Advanced
          4. Shop for iTunes Products
          5. Provide iTunes Feedback
          6. Register iTunes
          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)
        2. File Menu
          1. New Playlist
          2. New Playlist From Selection
          3. New Smart Playlist (iTunes 4 and Later)
          4. Add (File) to Library
          5. Add Folder to Library (Windows Only)
          6. Close Window
          7. Import (iTunes 4 and Later)
          8. Export Song List
          9. Export Library (iTunes 4 and Later)
          10. Get Info
          11. Edit Smart Playlist
          12. My Rating
          13. Show Song File
          14. Show Current Song
          15. Burn Playlist to Disc
          16. Create an iMix
          17. Update Songs on iPod
          18. Page Setup
          19. Print
          20. Exit (Windows Only)
        3. Edit Menu
          1. Undo
          2. Cut, Copy, and Paste
          3. Clear
          4. Select All
          5. Select None
          6. Show/Hide Browser (iTunes 4 and Later)
          7. Show/Hide Artwork (iTunes 4 and Later)
          8. Show Duplicate Songs
          9. View Options
        4. 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
        5. Visualizer
          1. Turn Visualizer On/Off
          2. Small, Medium, Large
          3. Full Screen
        6. Advanced
          1. Switch to Mini Player (Windows Only)
          2. Open Stream
          3. Convert Selection to AAC (or MP3 or AIFF or WAV)
          4. Consolidate Library (iTunes 3 and Later)
          5. Get CD Track Names
          6. Submit CD Track Names
          7. Join CD Tracks (iTunes 4 and Later)
          8. Authorize/Deauthorize Computer (iTunes 4 and Later)
          9. Check for Purchased Music (iTunes 4 and Later)
          10. Convert ID3 Tags
        7. Window Menu (Macintosh Only)
          1. Minimize (iTunes 4 and Later)
          2. Zoom (iTunes 4 and Later)
          3. iTunes
          4. Equalizer
          5. Bring All to Front (iTunes 4 and Later)
        8. 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)
        9. Keyboard Shortcuts for iTunes 4
    8. Index
    9. Colophon