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How To: Keep the iTunes library intact after OS reinstall

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...

How To: Rip and burn a CD in iTunes

iTunes offers the ability to extract and copy data with its rip and burn functions. Ripping lets you import songs into your iTunes library from a variety of sources. Burning lets you write audio files on to a CD. Once you customize the audio file playlist that you wish to have on CD, simply initiate the program's burn function, and you'll have a music CD in no time.

How To: Create ringtones for your iPhone with iTunes

This video tutorial features Lisa Bettany, describing how to create your own ringtones on your iPhone. First you need to modify your import settings to aac encoder, then make sure you list high quality. When this is done hit "ctrl I" to set the time frame of your song. Right click this file and hit create aac version. From here you must delete the original song that you took the clip from. You must then change the extension of the file to .m4r. From here you just have to sync your iPod to iTu...

How To: Transfer music files between computers in iTunes 9

How to use Home Sharing in iTunes 9 to transfer music files to another computer. First make sure both computers have iTunes version 9 installed. To check this go to the iTunes 9 menu next to file in upper left and select the about item. On windows machines this will be in the help menu. In the computer with the music files we need to make sure the iTunes library is nicely organized. Again go to iTunes menu, this time open the preferences menu, and advanced icon. Check mark both sections "Keep...

How To: Access iTunes radio stations

This video focuses on listening to iTunes radio if you have an Apple computer. It shows how to set up the radio in iTunes and how to choose the genre of music you want to listen to. Access iTunes radio stations.

How To: Share music & video in iTunes 9 with Home Sharing

Brad Garland guides us through the process of sharing our media files so that they can be stored on a single computer in our home, and played on any computer that is connected to this computer with iTunes 9. Using this technique, he and his wife can not only play the music that's stored on the central computer via their laptops, but also copy the desired music and videos over to their laptops much like they would for an iPod. Brad explains that he does not include Podcasts in this process, be...

How To: Turn auto-sync off in iTunes

This video shows how to turn the auto-sync feature in iTunes off and manually manage your iPod, focusing on Macs. To do this, all you have to do this is connect your iPod to a computer, click on the iPod in iTunes, and check the manually manage music box. Turn auto-sync off in iTunes.

How To: Make video playlists on iTunes for iPods and iPhones

In this video tutorial, we learn how to create playlists of videos within 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.

How To: Fix the ID3 tags of your MP3 collection in Apple iTunes

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.

How To: Transfer iTunes playlists from PC to Mac

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...

How To: Leave a podcast review in the iTunes Store

Show your love and appreciation (or you distaste and hatred) to your fellow podcasters and review their work in iTunes. Giving reviews in the iTunes Store for podcasts and other things is a great way to help others decide the worth of such items. One way in which podcasters get ‘seen’ more by the iTunes logarithms is by having people leave reviews to podcasts.

How To: Add iTunes songs to Movie Maker without a CD

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...

How To: Convert songs and videos to iPod format

Like it or not, Apple rules the world right now. Well, at least the electronic gadget world. Every single person and his or her mother has some sort of i-device: iPhone, iPod, iPad. So don't go iBroke the next time you want to add more songs to your iPhone or iPod by transferring all of your media files into iTunes readable formats.

How To: Turn off the Genius feature in Apple iTunes 9 or 10

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.

How To: Write a review for a podcasts in iTunes

Have you ever wanted to give a Podcast maker a piece of your mind? Did they say something that really irked you, or how about something that really inspired you? In this video, learn how to write a review for a podcast in iTunes. Tell that person what you think!

How To: Export song lists from Apple iTunes

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.

How To: Convert MP4 files to MP3 in iTunes 8

In this tutorial, we learn how to convert MP4 files to MP3 files in iTunes 8. With some purchased music, you can right click "convert to MP3", so check that out first. If you can't do this, create a new folder in iTunes, then go through your music to choose what you want to convert. Drag these into your new folder, then place a CD into your disc drive. After you do this, click on "burn disc", and a new window will pop up. It will ask you what speed you want and if you want to make it into an ...

How To: Burn an audio CD in iTunes on a Mac or PC

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to burn a CD in iTunes. Begin by opening the iTunes. Users will need to create a play-list. Then click on File and select New Play-list. Users may wish to name the Play-list. Now simply go to the music library and drag the desired song(s) into the play-list. Then insert a blank disc into the hard drive. Finish by clicking on Burn Disc and configuring the options. This video will benefit those viewers who use iTunes, and would like to learn how to burn...

How To: Fix or change song info in iTunes

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.

How To: Print a custom CD sleeve within Apple iTunes

Were you aware that it's possible to print custom CD sleeves from within 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 a minute. For more information, including a complete demonstration detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Sync iTunes 9 to an iPod or iPhone

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to sync to an iPod or iPhone. Begin by connect the device to your computer using the provided cable. If connected for the first time, an assistant guides you through the setup and registration process. During setup, you will give your device a name and choose which items to automatically save. Make sure that your device is selected in the iTunes window and click on the Music, Video or Photos tab. Then simply select an entire library or specific file t...

How To: Create and manage playlists in iTunes 9

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to create playlists in iTunes. Begin by clicking on the + button at the bottom of the program window. An untitled playlist will appear. Name the playlist. To add a song to the playlist, drag a song from your library into the playlist. Users are able to add as much songs as they wish. To view the songs in the playlist, click on the playlist. Users are also able to rearrange the song order by dragging songs up or down. This video will benefit those view...

How To: Download movies and TV shows in iTunes 9

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to download and movie shows in iTunes. Begin by opening the iTunes program and select iTunes Store. Browse through the files by clicking on links or find a specific file by typing in the name in the search bar. Users are able to watch a free preview of any items. When you're ready to purchase, the download will start immediately. Users are also able to pause downloading files and rearrange file downloading orders. This video will benefit those viewers...

How To: Transfer files between iTunes libraries in iTunes 9

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. ...

How To: Post a podcast to the iTunes store

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.