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Opening iTunes for the first time

Opening iTunes for the first time provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Ga… Show More

iTunes 10 Essential Training

with Garrick Chow

Video: Opening iTunes for the first time

Opening iTunes for the first time provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Garrick Chow as part of the iTunes 10 Essential Training
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  1. 1m 37s
    1. Welcome
      1m 1s
    2. Using the exercise files
  2. 31m 45s
    1. Opening iTunes for the first time
      3m 20s
    2. Exploring the Source pane
      4m 49s
    3. Using the playback controls
      6m 33s
    4. Setting general preferences
      3m 21s
    5. Exploring the interface differences in the Mac and Windows versions
      7m 14s
    6. Setting parental controls
      4m 39s
    7. Using keyboard shortcuts
      1m 49s
  3. 57m 19s
    1. Understanding file formats
      8m 58s
    2. Importing from a CD
      5m 41s
    3. Entering song info manually
      8m 40s
    4. Finding and adding album artwork
      6m 41s
    5. Adding lyrics to songs
      4m 2s
    6. Dragging in song files
      6m 32s
    7. Converting single files
      2m 24s
    8. Using the Automatically Add to iTunes folder
      5m 0s
    9. Joining tracks
      4m 46s
    10. Importing videos
      4m 35s
  4. 25m 44s
    1. Consolidating your library
      4m 8s
    2. Upgrading to iTunes Media organization
      2m 29s
    3. Extending your library
      4m 47s
    4. Working with multiple libraries
      2m 38s
    5. Finding duplicate songs
      3m 56s
    6. Moving a library
      7m 46s
  5. 1h 2m
    1. Browsing
      6m 34s
    2. Searching
      1m 52s
    3. The Snapback button
      1m 18s
    4. Rating songs
      2m 7s
    5. Exploring playback options
      9m 35s
    6. Creating playlists
      5m 53s
    7. Creating Smart Playlists
      7m 13s
    8. Creating playlist folders
      2m 55s
    9. Shuffling and repeating
      3m 4s
    10. Using iTunes DJ for party playlists
      7m 14s
    11. Using the Equalizer
      7m 1s
    12. Using the Visualizer
      4m 20s
    13. Using internet radio
      3m 27s
  6. 20m 6s
    1. Sharing over a network
      5m 6s
    2. Turning on home sharing
      4m 2s
    3. Burning discs
      6m 54s
    4. Using AirPlay to stream content from iTunes to an AppleTV or Airport Express
      4m 4s
  7. 38m 46s
    1. Store overview
      3m 29s
    2. Creating an account
      3m 28s
    3. Browsing for content
      4m 2s
    4. Searching for content
      3m 29s
    5. Purchasing content
      7m 32s
    6. Purchasing gifts for others
      3m 44s
    7. Redeeming iTunes gift certificates
      1m 15s
    8. Using the Genius sidebar and creating Genius playlists
      5m 50s
    9. Using the Ping social network
      5m 57s
  8. 9m 2s
    1. Finding and subscribing to podcasts
      6m 50s
    2. Listening to and interacting with enhanced podcasts
      2m 12s
  9. 27m 38s
    1. Managing your iPod
      7m 21s
    2. Syncing music and movies
      7m 16s
    3. Syncing photos from a Mac
      3m 51s
    4. Syncing photos from a Windows computer
      3m 2s
    5. Syncing contacts and calendars from a Mac
      3m 5s
    6. Syncing contacts and calendars from a Windows computer
      3m 3s
  10. 14s
    1. Goodbye

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Opening iTunes for the first time
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Opening iTunes for the first time provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Garrick Chow as part of the iTunes 10 Essential Training

Audio + Music

Opening iTunes for the first time

Let's begin by opening iTunes for the first time. On a Mac, you'll most likely have your iTunes icon in your dock. So you can just click that or if you don't see it in your dock, you'll also find iTunes in your Applications folder. If you're using Windows, you can also open iTunes from a couple of places depending on how you chose to install it. You may have a shortcut to iTunes on your Desktop or you can go to your Start menu, to All Programs, and then find and open the iTunes folder, and open iTunes from there. So here on my Mac, I'll just click the iTunes icon in my dock.

Now the very first time you run iTunes, you may see the iTunes Software License Agreement, which you're supposed to read through and then agree to if you want to run iTunes, and then you'll see the iTunes Setup Assistant, which walks you through the process of getting iTunes set up on your computer using a series of questions. All you have to do here is just navigate through these different screens. The first one here is about Internet Audio, asking me if I would like to use iTunes to handle the audio content from the Internet. Essentially, what this means is if I come across iTunes compatible music while online, I can decide whether I want to use iTunes as the default application to play that content.

I'll just keep Yes selected and click Next. iTunes is also going to offer to find any music files that are already on your computer and copy them into your iTunes Music folder. Here on my Mac, it's going to look for MP3 and AAC files. If you're on Windows, it will also ask you if you want to locate WMA or other Windows type audio files as well. Now if you choose Yes, it will actually search through your entire hard drive and find files to copy into your iTunes Library. My personal preference is to choose No. I'll add them myself later, because my personal computer has tons of audio files that aren't music files and I don't want or need them to be managed in iTunes.

But you can decide for yourself what to do here. If you do choose Yes, and you have a large hard drive, be prepared to wait a little as iTunes searches for all of your audio files. So I'm going to keep No selected and click Next. Now we have the Download Album Artwork screen which just tells you a little bit about how you can download album artwork to go along with your music files. Basically, this lets you see the artwork for the album from which your music came which is a nice touch. We'll talk more about how to get and add album artwork in a later movie. So you'll only have to go through these screens the first time you run iTunes. Now if you recently upgraded iTunes to a newer version, you might have to re-agree to a licensing agreement or read about new features or things like that, but you should be able to make your way through these things without any problems.

Now I click Done. Next, you may see this welcome screen, which gives you access to some short video tutorials to help you get started. You'll only see this the first time you run iTunes, but if you accidentally close it and want to go back to it to watching the videos, you can do so by going to the Help menu and choosing iTunes Tutorials, which, as you can see, brings that window back, but I don't really need this right now so I'm going to close it again. So now we're looking at the main iTunes window. Currently, my iTunes Library is completely empty because this is a new installation of iTunes and I haven't imported any music, video or other files yet, but as you can see iTunes suggests these ways to get you started by either visiting the iTunes Store to purchase music, or to import music from your CD collection.

There is even access here to some of those video tutorials to learn how to do some of these things. But in any case, we'll be talking about the iTunes Store and how to import music a little bit later, but first I want to take a look at and familiarize ourselves with the interface elements in the iTunes window.

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