Hot iTunes How-Tos

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: Secure your iTunes music collection with iPodRip

In this video tutorial from Get Connected TV, hosts AJ Vickery and Mike Agerbo will show you how to safely move your iPod files to your home pc, for back up purposes, just in case something were to happen to your iTunes account or your iPod is damaged, or music directory accidentally deleted. The program they introduce in this video is called iPod-Rip, and they lead you through the steps necessary to back up your iPod files safely and easily, without damaging or deleting your files.

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: 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: 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: 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.

How To: Find and subscribe to new podcasts in iTunes

Podcasts are like portable radio shows. They are pre-recorded performances you can download onto your computer, iPod or other mp3 player and listen to at your leisure. The iTunes store offers thousands of podcasts and videocasts, and this tutorial shows you exactly how to subscribe to one so you'll never miss an episode.

How To: Unauthorize other computers from within the Apple iTunes store

Need help figuring out how to remotely unauthorize a computer from accessing a file you've downloaded from iTunes? This clip will show you how it's done. It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this handy home-computing how-to from the folks at Tekzilla can present a complete overview of the process in about two minutes' time. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

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: Syndicate your podcast in Apple's iTunes store

Interested in adding your podcast to the iTunes index? This clip will show you how it's done. It's simple! So simple, in fact, that this home-computing how-to can present a complete, step-by-step overview of the process in just over three minutes. For more information, including complete, 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: 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: Customize your ringtone with iTunes 9

Generate custom ringtones for your mobile phone the easy way with iTunes 9. Whether you're new to Apple's iTunes digital music jukebox or just want to learn how to take advantage of iTunes 9's new features, you're sure to benefit from this free video tutorial from the folks at Lynda. Specifically, this software tutorial provides a complete overview of how to use iTunes to make and edit custom ringtones.

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: 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: 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: Transfer music from your iPod to iTunes

It's unfortunate, but the fact of the matter is computers crash and you can lose a lot of important files when this happens. Your music doesn't have to be part of that. If something goes wrong with your iTunes, you can take the music on your iPod and transfer it to another iTunes. This video will show you how.

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: Automatically add to iTunes 9 with new easy import

A new feature that comes with iTunes 9 is the ability to import files automatically into your iTunes folder. This process makes importing much faster and easier. In this tutorial, learn how to automatically add to iTunes using this easy import method. Luke will show you how to adjust your preferences and take full advantage of this new feature.