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8. Playing and Managing Music with iTunes

Listening to Music

iTunes is a multimedia marvel that supports visual media such as movies and TV shows. However, iTunes is better known for its audio features, including its support for podcasts, audiobooks, Internet radio, and mobile phone ringtones, and it’s best known for its flexible and powerful music features. I only have so much room to cover iTunes here, so I’m going to focus on these music features, including ripping audio CDs, navigating the Music library, adding tags and lyrics, viewing album artwork, managing playlists, and more.

Let’s begin with the most basic iTunes task: listening to music. Follow these steps to listen to music with iTunes:

1. If you want to listen to an audio CD, insert ...

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