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iPod & iTunes For Dummies, 5th Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-17474-6
432 pages
December 2007
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Whether it’s the iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle, video iPod, or some other variation, iTunes and iPods go together like treble and bass. It’s so easy to purchase the latest music and videos, download podcasts, and even keep track of your calendar on your iPod—so why wouldn’t you? But if it’s so easy, why do you need iPod & iTunes For Dummies?

iPods now come in everything from 1GB to 80GB models and play movies, store photos, function as a spare hard drive, and even wake you up in the morning. If this is your first one, you’ll find no better place to get acquainted with it than in this bestselling book. If you’ve just purchased a brand-new iPod, you’ll find this Fifth Edition packed with valuable tidbits about the latest and greatest features. You’ll discover how to:

  • Set up an iTunes account
  • Build a playlist of streaming radio stations
  • Synchronize your iPod with other devices
  • Record memos and appointments
  • Play movies from your iPod on a TV
  • Connect your iPod to your car stereo or portable speakers
  • Add and edit iTunes song information
  • Organize music and media into iTunes playlists
  • Fine-tune sound playback with either the iPod or iTunes equalizer
  • Transfer music to your iPod from old tapes and phonograph records

Find out how to use every feature of your favorite iPod model and get the scoop on making the most of iTunes with iPod & iTunes For Dummies, 5th Edition!

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Table of Contents


Part I: Setting Up and Acquiring Media Content.

Chapter 1. Firing Up Your iPod.

Chapter 2. Setting Up iTunes and Your iPod.

Chapter 3. Getting Started with iTunes.

Chapter 4. Shopping at the iTunes Store.

Chapter 5. Bringing Content into iTunes.

Chapter 6. Playing Content in iTunes.

Chapter 7. Sharing Content Legally.

Part II: Managing Your Media Content.

Chapter 8. Searching, Browsing, and Sorting in iTunes.

Chapter 9. Adding and Editing Information in iTunes.

Chapter 10. Organizing iTunes Content with Playlists.

Chapter 11. Managing Photos and Videos.

Chapter 12. Synchronizing Devices with iTunes.

Chapter 13. Gimme Shelter for My Media.

Chapter 14. Baking Your Own Discs with Printed Inserts.

Part III: Playing Your iPod.

Chapter 15. Playing iPod Content.

Chapter 16. Getting Wired for Playback.

Part IV: Using Advanced Techniques.

Chapter 17. Fine-Tuning the Sound.

Chapter 18. Decoding Audio Encoding.

Chapter 19. Changing Encoders and Encoder Settings.

Part V: Have iPod, Will Travel.

Chapter 20. Going Mobile.

Chapter 21. Sleeping with Your iPod or iPhone.

Chapter 22. Using Your iPod as a Hard Drive.

Chapter 23. Synchronizing Personal Info with Your iPod or iPhone.

Chapter 24. Updating and Troubleshooting.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 25. Ten iPod Problems and Solutions.

Chapter 26. Eleven Tips for the Equalizer.


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Author Information

Tony Bove is a musician and the author of more than two dozen books. Visit his blog at TonyBove.com/blog.

Cheryl Rhodes has coauthored more than a dozen books including iLife All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies.

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Bonus Chapter 1: Earlier iPod Models and Connections 5.91 MB Click to Download
Bonus Chapter 2: Creating Content for Your iPod 546.07 KB Click to Download
Bonus Chapter 3: Putting a Dime in the MusicMatch Jukebox 1,010.41 KB Click to Download
Bonus Chapter 4: Using Your iPod for Backup and Restore 176.70 KB Click to Download
Bonus Chapter 5: Web Sources for More iPod Information 118.50 KB Click to Download
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