Hot iTunes How-Tos

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: 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: Make iTunes recognize your iPod without restoring

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!

How To: Use iTunes (for beginners)

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...

How To: Convert an mp3 to wav format in iTunes

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 ...

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: Return and get a refund for a song or App in iTunes

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 ...

How To: Use a non-iPod MP3 player with a Mac and iTunes

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.

How To: Play FLAC files in iTunes with the Fluke application

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...

How To: Use a sleep timer with iTunes on a Mac

Like to fall asleep to music from your iTunes library but wish that your iTunes library would also go to sleep after a set interval of time? It can be done! And this free video tutorial from Tekzilla will show you how. Learn how to use the free iTunes Sleep Timer application with this video guide.

How To: Sync iTunes on multiple computers with Home Sharing

In this video tutorial, we learn how to share content from an iTunes library with multiple computers with the Home Sharing feature. 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: Use iTunes, Audacity and Podomatic to create podcasts

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.

How To: Fix Unmatched Song Errors and Duplicate Playlists in iTunes Match

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...

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: 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: Make a Ringtone in iTunes for Your Apple iPhone

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.

How To: Share iTunes with your friends

Sharing iTunes with your friends is easy to do and makes living together a lot more fun. Forget about burning CDs and wasting all that time and money. You can hookup your computers and listen to each others' music all the time. This video will show you how to share iTunes with your friends.

How To: Get additional codec support in iTunes

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 ...

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: 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: Recover deleted podcasts on iTunes

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.

How To: Transfer your iTunes library between two computers

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...

How To: Convert AAC iTunes files into MP3 without software

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!

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...

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