Hot iTunes How-Tos

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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Enable closed-captioning in Apple iTunes

Need help figuring out how to enable closed-captioning within Apple iTunes? It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this Mac OS X accessibility guide can present a complete walkthrough of the process in just over a minute and a half. For details, as well as to get started using CC yourself, watch this helpful how-to.

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: 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: 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: 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: Convert audio file formats using iTunes

In this video, learn how to convert audio file formats using iTunes. Changing file formats will come in handy if using two media players, or using audio software programs such as Final Cut Pro. Changing an audio files type is very easy in iTunes and made even easier with the help of this video!

How To: Burn a CD from a playlist in iTunes

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.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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