Hot iTunes How-Tos

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: 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: 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: Set up an account at the iTunes store

This video demonstrates how to set up an account at the iTunes store. From the people who brought you the Dummies instructional book series, brings you the same non-intimidating guides in video form. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to set up an account at the iTunes store, For Dummies.

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: 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: 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: 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: Setup a playlist in iTunes to organize your music

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.

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: 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: 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: 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: Fix the Missing Tags in Your MP3 Files

How to easily fix the missing tags in your MP3 collection using free software called Fixtunes. The tags on an MP3 file identify things like the Song Title, Recording Artist, Album Name, Genre, Track Number, etc. When you buy songs from places like the iTunes Music Store or MP3.com these tags are complete. Some of the songs in your iTunes library may have incomplete tags. This is how you fix them.

How To: Transfer an iTunes Library from PC to Mac

How to transfer iTunes from PC to Mac You want to switch from PC to Mac and you want to take your iTunes library with you? There are several ways to move iTunes from your Windows PC to your new Mac. You can manually move all your iTunes contents to an external hard drive and from it to your Mac, or you can use a software like CopyTrans TuneSwift that does the job for you. Let's start with the easier way!

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: 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: Find songs you have never listened to in Apple iTunes

In this video tutorial, we learn how to see which songs in your iTunes library you've never listened to. 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: 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: 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: Create custom smart playlists in Apple iTunes 9 or 10

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.

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: 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: Move your iTunes library to an external hard drive

Interested in moving your entire iTunes library to an external HD? With the right technique, 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: 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: Find and fix missing album artwork in iTunes 9 or 10

Looking for an easy way to find and fix missing cover art in iTunes? With the right technique, 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.

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