iTunes: Where To Look
iTunes, like many Apple programs, is designed to be easy to use, but hard to master. Once you get started, it becomes easy to manage your music and movies, and even turn your Mac into a home entertainment center! There's a lot you can do that isn't immediately obvious, and some advanced commands are just different enough to be overlooked or dismissed at first. Here's a couple articles that will help you get started with iTunes and keeping your music the way you like. If you're already experienced with using iTunes, you may even find a couple of tips or ways to use the program that are new to you!
You can't use iTunes without having it installed. Find out how to download the latest version for your system, and what to do with it once you do. It's easy to keep up to date with the latest version.
You've bought a new computer, but your music is on your old one! iTunes libraries can get pretty large. Here's how you can get everything on your new computer the way it was on your old computer.
Eventually, you're going to run out of space to store all your movies and music. What can you do? Don't delete your tunes, move them onto an external hard drive instead.
Sometimes things can get a little out of hand on your hard drive, with music and movie files in strange places. You should consolodate your iTunes library so you can find what you want, when you want.
iTunes should be not just functional, but pretty! Sometimes it just shows that generic note instead of proper album art. Here's how to get your albums to have the same artwork as their physical copies.
Your iTunes library can get pretty big. How will you find what you want to listen to? Luckily, you can have your music sorted by multiple criteria.
Want to buy some music or rent a movie on the iTunes store, but don't have a credit card? Don't let that hold you back. You have options.
If you buy something from the iTunes Store, you're not the only one who can use your music or videos. Find out how to share with your friends and family here!
iTunes has more than music in the iTunes Store. You'll never have to go without the latest new releases again! Find out how.
So you've rented some movies, now what? Wouldn't it be nice if you could watch them on your TV instead of at your computer? Well, you can! Here's a great way to do that.
So you've put your ever-increasing music library on an external hard drive. And then iTunes tells you it can't see it for some reason. Here's how to set things right.
Fingers slip. Files are deleted by accident. You can get them back, though. Here's how to get your playlists back without having to rebuild them from scratch.
Nobody's perfect. Sometimes, you can "misplace" your iTunes password. Here's how to get it back.
With iTunes, just like everything else, something occasionally goes wrong That's just life. Hopefully, you'll be able to fix your hiccup with these tips.
Sometimes, things happen that are outside of our control, like mechanical failure. That doesn't mean that you can't recover from setbacks like your iTunes library being lost. Find out how here!
Where To Go From Here
Hopefully you've found some useful info from one or more of these links. For more advanced topics, I reccomend trying one of these more in-depth guides with a broader focus.
Looking for advice on all things iDevice and iTunes? This is a great place to look and covers many subjects outside the scope of this article.
For some people, the way that iTunes sorts their music is fine. If you know how you want your music sorted but are overlooking something, or just want a more in-depth guide on sorting tips, this is a definitly worth checking out. Sort it your way!
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