Hot iTunes How-Tos

How To: Use the Home Sharing feature in iTunes 9

Engadget shows iTunes users how to make use of Home Sharing in iTunes 9 in this video. Using screenshots and video tutorials on-screen, Engadget shows the full interface of iTunes 9 to show you exactly where to start. Through several examples you can see how the transfers work and what viewing options and filters you can use to make the sharing feature quick and easy, including automatic transfers of your iTunes purchases or apps, so it's not just for your music library. Even though it's impo...

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 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 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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Burn a playable CD using iTunes

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...

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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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.

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