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iPod & iTunes: The Missing Manual, Second Edition

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The iPod is the world's bestselling music player. But if you think that it's just a music player, then you must think Clark Kent is just a newspaperman. In this freshly updated edition, New York Times tech columnist J. D. Biersdorfer blows open the secret doors of this gleaming, chrome-and-white beauty. With humor and authority, she lays bare an astonishing collection of useful tips, tricks, and shortcuts like these: iPod as PalmPilot. The iPod can suck in your calendar, address book, to-do list, and notes from a Mac or PC, and then display them at the touch of a button. It also doubles as an alarm clock and stopwatch. iPod as hard drive. You can use your iPod to carry gigantic files from place to place. iPod as e-book. The iPod makes an excellent book reader, capable of scrolling through recipes, driving directions, and even Web pages. iPod as GameBoy. The iPod's games are perfect time-killers for waiting rooms, bus rides, and the Department of Motor Vehicles. iPod & iTunes: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition is much more than it seems, too. It not only covers all iPod models for both Mac and Windows, including the iPod Mini, it's also the ultimate guide to the iTunes software, MusicMatch Jukebox, and the new iTunes Music Store for both Mac and Windows. No matter what kind of music moves you, iPod & iTunes: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition will help you get much more out of your iPod--and much more into it.

Table of Contents

  1. iPod & iTunes: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition
    1. The Missing Credits
      1. About the Author
        1. About the Creative Team
        2. Acknowledgments
        3. About Pogue Press
    2. Introduction
      1. What Is an iPod?
        1. Beyond the Music
      2. The iPod Family
      3. What You Need to iPod
      4. Mac vs. Windows iPods
        1. Software Differences
      5. About This Book
        1. About→These→Arrows
      6. About MissingManuals.com
      7. The Very Basics
    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. Playlists
            1. Playlists On-The-Go
          2. Browse
          3. Extras
            1. Clock
              1. Alarm Clock
            2. Sleep Timer
            3. Date & Time
            4. More Extras
          4. Settings
            1. About
            2. Main menu
            3. Shuffle
            4. Repeat
            5. Backlight Timer
            6. EQ
            7. Sound Check
            8. Contrast
            9. Clicker
            10. Date & Time
            11. Contacts
            12. Language
            13. Legal
            14. Reset All Settings
          5. Backlight
          6. 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 (If You Use iTunes)
          2. The First Sync (If You Use MusicMatch)
            1. The Portables Plus window
        6. Variations on the Auto-Transfer Theme
          1. Stop Auto-Opening iTunes (or MusicMatch)
          2. Transfer Only Some Songs
            1. Complete automatic synchronization
            2. Sync up selected playlists only
            3. Manually manage songs and playlists
        7. The Unspeakable Act: iPod-to-Computer Copying
          1. The Hidden World of the iPod
          2. Copying Files to the Macintosh
            1. iPod Viewer
            2. OmniWeb
            3. TinkerTool
            4. iPod.iTunes
            5. iPod Free File Sync
            6. PodWorks
            7. iPodRip
          3. Copying Files to Windows
            1. The free way
            2. EphPod
            3. XPlay
            4. PodUtil
            5. Anapod Explorer
    4. II. iPod: The Software
      1. 3. Digital Audio Formats
        1. Introduction to Digital Audio
          1. When CD Met PC
          2. Compressed Audio Formats
          3. MP3
          4. How It Works
          5. MP3 History
          6. AAC
        2. Other Podworthy File Formats
          1. WAV
          2. AIFF
          3. Audible
            1. Formats within formats
            2. Audible.com for Mac
            3. Audible.com for Windows
        3. Bit Rates
        4. Free (and Legal) Music on the Web
      2. 4. 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. Importing Other Music Files into iTunes
        5. Deleting Songs
        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. 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. 5. MusicMatch Jukebox for Windows
        1. Introduction to MusicMatch Jukebox
        2. A Quick Tour
          1. Window Fun
        3. Ripping CDs into MusicMatch
          1. Phase 1: Choose an Audio File Format
          2. Phase 2: Download Song Names and Track Information
          3. Phase 3: Convert the Song to a Digital Audio File
          4. Phase 4: Add Cover Artwork
        4. Importing Other Music Files into MusicMatch
        5. Deleting Songs
        6. Playing Music
          1. Visualizations
          2. Skins
          3. The Graphic Equalizer
            1. Presets of your own
          4. Preventing Ear-Blast Syndrome
        7. MusicMatch Administration
          1. Searching for Songs
          2. Editing Track Tag Information
        8. Internet Radio
        9. Playlists
          1. Making a New Playlist
          2. Modifying a Playlist
          3. Deleting a Playlist
          4. AutoDJ Playlists
        10. Burning CDs
      4. 6. 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. Buying an Audiobook
          4. Gift Certificates
            1. Buying
            2. Spending
          5. iTunes Allowance Accounts
          6. The Interrupted Download
          7. Signing Out
          8. Locating Your New Tracks
        4. iTunes on America Online
        5. What to Do with Music You’ve Bought
          1. Play It on Three 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. 7. 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
            1. Microsoft Outlook, Method 1: EphPod
            2. Microsoft Outlook, Method 2: iPodSync
            3. Microsoft Outlook, Method 3: OutPod
            4. Windows Address Book
            5. 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
            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. 8. 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
          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. Calendars from Now Up-to-Date for Mac OS X
      3. 9. iPod Games and eBooks
        1. Games
          1. Brick
          2. Parachute
          3. Solitaire
          4. Music Quiz
        2. Notes
        3. iPod as eBook: The Shareware Way
          1. eBooks for Macintosh
          2. eBooks for Windows
      4. 10. iSync
        1. The iSync Concept
        2. iSync Meets iPod
          1. Removing the iPod from the iSync List
      5. 11. The iPod as Hard Drive
        1. The iPod’s Hard Disk Format
        2. Turning the iPod into 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 10.0 or 10.1
            2. Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar)
            3. Mac OS 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. 12. Connecting the iPod to Other Audio Systems
        1. Connecting the iPod to a Stereo System
          1. Where to find the right stereo cable
        2. Connecting to a Car Stereo
          1. The Wireless Way
          2. The Wired Way
          3. Chargers
          4. All-in-One Kits
        3. Connecting to the Computer
      2. 13. 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. Windows Shareware
          1. euPod Volume Boost
          2. Weather for Me
          3. J. River Media Center
        4. Linux on the iPod
          1. GNUpod
          2. gtkpod
          3. myPod
          4. The iPod on Linux Project
        5. Recording Your Own MP3s
          1. Windows
          2. Macintosh
      3. 14. iStuff
        1. Cases
          1. DLO Action Jacket
            1. iSkin
            2. Belkin iPod Leather Organizers
            3. Matias iPod Armor
            4. OWC Pod Protector
            5. XtremeMac Xtremity iPod Case System
            6. Marware SportSuit Convertible
            7. WaterField Designs iPod Cases
            8. iSleeve
        2. Speakers
          1. inMotion Portable iPod Speakers
          2. Cambridge SoundWorks PCWorks
          3. Sony SRS-T55 Folding Travel Speakers
          4. JBL Creature 2.1 Speakers
          5. Sony SRS-RF90RK Wireless Speaker System
        3. Stands
          1. Desk Stands
            1. DVBase Nickel-Plated iPod Stand
            2. The iPodDock
            3. PodHolder
            4. Mod Pod iPod Stand
            5. PodStand
            6. PodPerch
        4. iPod Extenders
          1. Belkin Media Reader
          2. Voice recorders from Griffin and Belkin
          3. NaviPod
          4. Digisette iPod 5430 FMXT FM Radio
          5. Dashboard Stands
            1. Gripmatic iPod Mount Kit
          6. Cup Holder iPod Car Mount
            1. Belkin TuneDok
        5. Power Adapters
        6. Battery Boosters
      4. 15. Troubleshooting
        1. The iPod’s Self-Help Modes
          1. How to Reset an iPod
          2. Scan the iPod’s Hard Disk
          3. Force the iPod into FireWire Disk Mode
          4. Run the iPod Diagnostic Tests
        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. Problems with Song Quality
          1. Some Songs Skip
          2. Noise in Quiet Parts of Songs
        4. Problems with the Headphones or Remote
          1. The iPod Remote Won’t Work
        5. 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. iTunes Doesn’t Open
          6. “Another User” Error Message
          7. iTunes Won’t Play a CD or Import Music from It
          8. AppleScripts Won’t Import Contact Files
          9. “iPod Is Linked to Another Library”
          10. The iPod Always Says “Do Not Disconnect”
        6. Windows Woes with MusicMatch Jukebox
          1. iPod Doesn’t Show Up
          2. Error Reinstalling the iPod 1.0 Software
          3. “Missing Theme” Message
          4. Songs Don’t Automatically Update
          5. Sync Seems to Work, but No Songs Transfer
          6. MusicMatch Doesn’t Automatically Open when iPod Connects
          7. Synchronizing Takes Forever
          8. The iPod Always Says “Do Not Disconnect”
          9. Blue Screen of Death
          10. Error Message About Some Other Player
          11. Songs Ripped with MusicMatch Don’t Sound Very Good
        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. Can’t Buy Music
          7. Music Doesn’t Download Automatically
          8. Can’t Burn My Purchased Music to CD
          9. Can’t Burn My Purchased Songs to an MP3 Disc
        8. Reinstalling and Updating the iPod’s Software
          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
        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. 16. iPod on the Web
        1. Points of Interest at
        2. Software Updates for iTunes
        3. Software Updates for MusicMatch Jukebox Plus
        4. Fun and Informative iPod Web Sites
          1. iPoding
          2. iPodLounge
          3. iPodHacks
          4. iPod Anonymous
          5. MacInTouch
    7. V. Appendixes
      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. Effects
            3. Importing
            4. Burning
            5. Sharing
            6. Store
            7. 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. Show Song File
          13. Show Current Song
          14. Burn Playlist to CD
          15. Update Songs on iPod
          16. 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. 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 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 & Music Store Help
          2. Music Store Customer Service
          3. iPod Help
          4. Keyboard Shortcuts
          5. Check for iTunes Updates (Windows)
        9. Keyboard Shortcuts for iTunes 4
      2. B. MusicMatch Jukebox Plus, Menu by Menu
        1. File Menu
          1. Open
          2. Open Music Library
          3. Add New Track(s) to Music Library
          4. WatchFolders
          5. Convert Files
          6. Export Playlist Tracks
          7. Send to Portable Device
          8. Create CD
          9. Print
          10. Exit
        2. Edit Menu
          1. Playlist Track Tag(s)
          2. Super Tag Playlist Track(s)
          3. Copy Art to Clipboard
          4. Paste/Tag Art from Clipboard
          5. Select All in Playlist
          6. Clear Playlist
        3. View Menu
          1. Small Player View / Full Player View
          2. Playlist
          3. My Library
          4. Online Music
          5. Music Guide
          6. Now Playing
          7. Recorder
          8. Media Window
          9. Change Skin
          10. Download Skins
          11. Visualizations
            1. Select Visualization
            2. Start/Stop Visualization
            3. Configure Visualization
          12. Sound Enhancement
            1. Select
            2. Enable
            3. Show UI
          13. Auto Arrange Components
          14. Always on Top
        4. Options Menu
          1. Player
            1. Volume Leveling
            2. Equalizer
            3. Recorder
            4. Settings
          2. Playlist Menu
          3. Music Library
          4. Recorder
            1. Control
            2. Format
            3. Quality
            4. Source
            5. Prepare Tracks for Volume Leveling
            6. Submit CD Information
            7. Settings
          5. Online Music
          6. Add New Features
          7. Get Music Recommendations
          8. Update Software
          9. Shop for Music
          10. Shop for Music Gear
          11. Settings
        5. Help
        6. Keyboard Shortcuts
    8. Index
    9. Colophon