Apple's iTunes Match service is a great feature for people who have large libraries or want to sync their music across a lot of different devices. It lets you store any song in your library that exists in the iTunes Store on the cloud, even songs you imported from CDs, and even improves the quality of some of them. But, like any new service, it's not without its problems, and the fact that it costs $25 a year makes those problems seem even worse. Among the issues that users reported, unmatche...
Although rare, sometimes a purchased song or video doesn't download properly. If this happens, there are methods iTunes provides to look for the lost music.
If you already own a copy of a song, it's silly to pay again for rights to use it as a cell phone. Especially in light of how easy it is to create custom, free ringtones with the latest iteration of Apple's digital music jukebox, iTunes 10. Take a look.
In this video tutorial, we learn how to use non-Apple, non-iPod MP3 players in conjunction with iTunes. It's easy. So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to from the folks at CNET can present a complete overview of the process in just over two minutes. For more information, including a complete demonstration detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.
If you've had an iPod for long enough, chances are you've had issues with iTunes recognizing it at one point or another, and the threat of having to delete all of your MP3s and other files has loomed large. Well worry no more! This video contains instructions for how to make iTunes recognize the device again without having to delete all of your files! All you need to do is gain access to your hidden folders, get into the iPod's folder, and replace the firmware. Brilliant!
In this beginners video, the instructor shows how to use iTunes. Many people find it hard to use iTunes software. When you launch iTunes for the first time, it opens in window mode and, in the center, it categorizes your music according to genre and shows a cover view of the songs present. There are three basic views available in the iTunes window; you can set it to list mode, category mode, or scrolling artwork mode. The instructor shows each of the views within the iTunes application as wel...
In this clip, you'll learn how to create a custom party playlist with the iTunes DJ tool in iTunes 9 and 10. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular raster graphics editor or just looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're sure to enjoy this free video software tutorial. Take a look.
Veronica Belmont from Tekzilla shares a tip for finding lost podcasts without unsubscribing and resubscribing to the feed. To do this by a simple keyboard combo fist close the disclosure triangle so that the individual episodes are hidden, then hold down the 'Option key' in Mac or 'Shift' in Windows and toggle the disclosure triangle as shown. The iTunes feed will refresh and all the past episodes will reappear. Combine this with the "Get All" button to find lost podcasts.
One of the best (for Apple) and most dangerous (for you) features of the iTunes media distribution system is that it allows you to buy things with a click of the mouse that are delivered to you instantly. The potential for making rushed buying decisions that you'll regret later is massive. Fortunately, and not many people know this, you can actually return content that you've purchased from Apple to them for a refund! This video will show you the process for returning and getting refunds for ...
Have you ever wanted to transfer iTunes-purchased songs from your iTunes player into a different media player? Usually it's difficult to do because DRM music protection makes all of its songs .m4p files, whereas most music players only play mp3 files.
This video tutorial belongs to the software category which is going to show you how to convert an mp3 to WAV format in iTunes. Go to file menu and click 'add file to library'. Grab your mp3 file that you want to convert by double clicking on it. This will automatically add to the iTunes library. In the library click on 'music' and find the file that you just added. Now click on edit > preferences > general > import settings. Now in the 'import settings' dialog box, select 'WAV encoder' under ...
This video shows you how to use flacs inside of iTunes. FLACS are higher quality audio files than your average mp3.FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec. It is designed for people who want to hear their music in a great high quality. For Mac users, download fluke. If you have iTunes up already, select open applications and open with. Select fluke and import it into iTunes. Once it has finished doing its thing, your music will open and you can play it. Essentially the system is tricking it...
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to burn a CD using iTunes. Begin by opening iTunes and create a playlist. To create a playlist, click on the + sign at the bottom left corner and name it. Then drag the desired song(s) into the playlist. Now insert a blank CD into the computer hard drive and click on Burn Disc at the bottom right corner. When a small window pops up, select the preferred speed, gap between songs and CD information. When finished, click on Burn. his video will benefit t...
In this tutorial, we learn how to add iTunes songs to Movie Maker without a CD. First, open up Windows Movie Maker, then click on the narrate timeline icon. After this, change the audio input source to "wave out mix". Make sure the input level is set at its lowest. Then, leave Windows Movie Maker open and open up iTunes. Find the song you want to import, then create a playlist if you would like. From here, drag your songs onto Movie Maker and then press play. Once you do this, you will be abl...
Music today is easily and readily downloaded, and because of that, many of us end up with giant music collections. If you're using iTunes, you can organize your music into specific playlists so that you always have what you want to listen to easily accessible. Take a look at this guide on how to create an iTunes playlist.
Looking for an easy way to export a list of songs from iTunes? With the copy and paste technique demonstrated by this tutorial, it's easy. So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to from the folks at CNET can present a complete overview of the process in just over a minute. For more information, including a complete demonstration detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.
Everything you need to enjoy your new digital library is in iTunes. iTunes organizes all your music and video into categories you can browse easily.
You've recorded your podcast but are stumped on what to do next? Post your podcast to the iTunes store for outer parties to download & enjoy it. In this video (geared toward the average person with no XML knowledge), learn how to easily post a podcast to the iTunes store.
In this tutorial, we learn how to get additional codec support in iTunes. It's not easy to find this support online, but if you go to Xiph, you will be able to find what you need. This site has tons of things to download to give you codec support on your iTunes. If you don't use this, you will have to use a different player to watch many things, because apple doesn't support many different file types. If the program stalls, just wait for it to load or you can uninstall and re download. These ...
This video demonstrates how to transfer iTunes purchases from one authorized computer to another. All you need to do is connect your iPod to a different computer and click transfer purchases. Transfer your iTunes movies to another computer.
With iTunes, you can easily DJ a party by using the party shuffle playlist. This playlist selects a few songs from your library at random and allows you to rearrange upcoming songs.
Had enough of the iTunes "Genius" feature? You can turn it off (or, at the very least, hide it). And this clip will teach you everything you'll need to know. For more information, includind detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to turn off the Genius music recommendation feature in your own installation of iTunes, take a look.
This video shows you how to keep your itunes library, music information, and song ratings intact after reinstalling your computer's operating system. Before you begin the reinstallation process, you must make sure your music is in the same location and will be in this location after the reinstallation process. After reinstalling, open itunes while holding down the shift key. In the window that pops up, click on the "choose library" button. Locate your itunes library file. This should be an "i...
This tutorial on the companion Tech Ease for Mac site explains what podcasting is and shows you how to subscribe to podcasts using iTunes, a free program from Apple. Since iTunes is cross-platform, the steps shown in the movie will work on Windows as well. This movie defines podcasting, shows you the different types of podcasts you can create, and how to subscribe to podcasts using iTunes.
This video shows us the method to transfer files between iTunes libraries in iTunes 9. First step involves downloading iTunes 9 from apple.com. Go to the 'Edit' tab and 'Preferences'. Go to the 'Sharing' tab and select the 'Share selected playlists'. Select the playlists you want to share and click 'OK'. Now go to 'Advanced' and select 'Turn on home sharing'. Make sure that both are under the same account. Type in the password and you will see an icon in the shape of a home in the left side. ...
When you add accurate information about each song, it'll be much easier to browse and find songs in your library. Choose a song, go to the file menu, and click "Get info." You can even add comments of your own to a song's information. These are great tools you can use to organize your music.
This video demonstrates how to download podcasts using the iTunes store. It walks you through browsing the iTunes store, finding the podcast your want, and downloading the podcast. Great for beginners
Interested in adding your podcast to the iTunes index? This clip will show you how it's done. It's simple! So simple, in fact, that this home-computing how-to can present a complete, step-by-step overview of the process in just over three minutes. For more information, including complete, step-by-step instructions, take a look.
Want to take your playlists with you wherever you go? Or share awesome music with your friends? You can use a free software download called SonicSwap which will let you build a YouTube clone of your favorite playlists which you can access anytime.
In this video tutorial, we learn how tocreate custom smart playlists within iTunes 9 or 10. It's easy. So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to from the folks at CNET can present a complete overview of the process in just over two minutes. For more information, including a complete demonstration detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.
Generate custom ringtones for your mobile phone the easy way with iTunes 9. Whether you're new to Apple's iTunes digital music jukebox or just want to learn how to take advantage of iTunes 9's new features, you're sure to benefit from this free video tutorial from the folks at Lynda. Specifically, this software tutorial provides a complete overview of how to use iTunes to make and edit custom ringtones.
This video shows you how to remove the Digital Rights Management(DRM) protection from iTunes music. DRM is a way for Apple ITunes to control your music and where you save it. Hack the iTunes so that it does not interfere with you like this.
To get started using your iPod, you'll first want to put some of your music on it. You'll use iTunes to manage your music and video. If you don't already have the latest version installed on your computer, you can download it for free.
In this video, we learn how to transfer your iTunes library between two computers. Now, open up your computer drive and go to the backup menu and find your music. Clear all the music you have in there currently, then add your current music library to your backup file. After you copy this to a backup CD, install iTunes on the other computer you will be using. After you do this, close iTunes and then insert the backup CD into the computer. Once this loads, you will be able to transfer the music...
In this video tutorial, we learn how to quickly fix up our tags for a tidy iTunes library. It's easy. So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to from the folks at CNET can present a complete overview of the process in just over two minutes. For more information, including a complete demonstration detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.
iTunes is one of the best music programs out there. You will need this program to use an iPod or download anything from the iTunes Music Store.
This video teaches the secrets of burning a CD from a playlist in iTunes in simple steps. First open the iTunes, click 'File' and select 'new playlist'. Now click 'music' and go to your library to select the songs to add to your playlist. Now click and drag the songs of your wish to your playlist. Insert the empty disc, right-click on your playlist and select 'burn to disc'. Change the options if necessary, click 'burn' and then press 'OK' to start burning your disc.
Granted the iPhone is an awesome phone... but their choice for default ringtones kind of, well, stinks. They have plenty of apps you can BUY to PURCHASE ringtones... but why waste money when you can make an unlimited amount of ringtones yourself forFREE? At first glance, it looks complicated and confusing, but I'll break it down so simply, you'll be making ringtones for everyone in iTunes.
This video will show people who are switching from a PC to a Mac how to move your iTunes playlists to your new computer. From your PC, you should go to the File tab of iTunes and go to your library, choosing "Export Playlist". Next, go to your Mac and select the "Import Playlist" option on the drop down menu. On your Mac, open the file for the PC playlist and use the "Find" option from the Edit menu in order to replace the parts of the address which are different from that of the format which...
One of the biggest pains is finding a way to convert files. Most of the time, you would need to download software in order to do so, but that can be a problem within itself. This tutorial will help those that are interested in converting their AAC iTunes files into MP3 without using software. It's easy to do and will make your life a bit more easier. Enjoy!