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WHAT IS IT? iTunes is a media management system Sound files (music, podcasts, etc.) Video files (movies, tv shows, you tube, etc.) Apps Books Radio
SOUND FORMATS MP3 (most common) AAC (default for iTunes) WAV, AIFF, Apple lossless (lossless, very large) Does not support WMA, but can convert
VIDEO FORMATS QuickTime, which supports… QuickTime MOV H.264 MPEG-4 (m4v, mp4) WMV (with plug in) DivX (with plug in)
SETTING UP ITUNES Download iTunes to your computer (up to 5) www.apple.com/itunes/download Create an account Linked to credit card, PayPal, iTunes gift card Create username and password Authorize your computer (Under “STORE”) Can authorize up to 5 computers to play your “purchased” content Can de-authorize computers as you wish You can always access and re-download any previously purchased material (iCloud)
ORGANIZING CONTENT IN ITUNES You can organize, filter, sort, browse and rate all content in iTunes by adding tags to content (mostly done with music and videos) Can also add/download artwork and lyrics Lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/http://www.azlyrics.com/
PLAYING/LISTENING THROUGH ITUNES You can play your music/podcasts/videos in iTunes You can also stream to remote speakers using AirPlay Internet radio stations available You can use various features within iTunes to mix/shuffle your music including “Genius”
PLAYLISTS You can create and sort songs into playlists Including smart playlists and Genius playlists
IPODS AND OTHER MP3 PLAYERS iPods (Classic, Nano, Shuffle, Touch) iPads iPhones Generic MP3 players Android devices/tablets/phones
SYNC-ING (SYNCHRONIZATION) Music Photos Apps Books/PDFs/ePub Podcasts Videos
CONVERTING VIDEOS No standard Apple devices can only play limited formats MPEG-4, H.264 Handbrake (www.handbrake.fr)www.handbrake.fr DVD to iPod format DVD43 MPEG streamclip (www.squared5.com)www.squared5.com www.videora.com www.videora.com
MUSIC CONTENT PROVIDERS iTunes: free on iTunes 3hive (3hive.com): free sample tracks mfiles (mfiles.co.uk): free classical music Amazon (www.amazon.com): alternative to iTuneswww.amazon.com eMusic (www.emusic.vom): subscription-based service, also offers free version with ad-toolbar Others: naptser, real rhapsody, pandora, spotify, musicovery
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