iPod and iTunes: The Missing Manual

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"...(see the box on page 12 for more details)" should be: "...(see the box on page 13 for more details)" ^

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"Getting FLAC" sidebar, right column, 3rd line

"You can sometimes find a version of the same concer saved in the MP3 format,..." should be: "You can sometimes find a version of the same concert saved in the MP3 format,..." ^ 139: revise first sentence in the chapter. OLD SENTENCE: "You can listen to more than just music on your iPod; you can also listen to the spoken word in the form of audio books, recorded radio shows..." NEW SENTENCE: "You can listen to more than just music on your iPod; you can also listen to the spoken word in the form of podcasts, audio books, recorded radio shows..." 162, new sidebar: UP TO SPEED Playing Podcasts and Videos When it hit the Net in late June 2005, iTunes 4.9 made quite a splash thanks to Apple's decision to officially sanction podcasts. Podcasts--the linguistic collision of iPod and broadcasting--are downloadable audio programs that anyone with a microphone and a computer can create, and anyone with a digital music player (not just an iPod) can listen to. Page 286 has more on the history of podcasts as well as some non-iTunes alternatives for creating and finding them. If iTunes itself hasn't nagged you to update, grab a copy of version 4.9 at www.apple.com/itunes. You'll also need at least iPod Update 2005-06-26, available at www.apple.com/ipod/download; page 343 explains the iPod update process. Once you install iTunes 4.9, you get a new purple Podcasts icon in the Source list for your Podcast playlists. Click the Podcasts Directory link at the bottom of the main iTunes window to beam into the Podcasts section of the iTunes Music Store, where more than 3,000 free programs await. Click the Browse button to see the podcasts sorted by subject, like News, Sports, or Public Radio. (If you have your own podcast you'd like to unleash on the world, click the "Publish a Podcast" link on the main Podcasts page in the Music Store.) Like serialized radio shows, most podcasts spawn new episodes on a frequent basis; subscribing to the podcast ensures you get the latest installment automatically. When you find a program you want, click the Subscribe button to add it to your Podcasts playlist in iTunes. To manage your various podcast subscriptions, click the Settings button on your Podcasts playlist to choose how often you'd like iTunes to check for new episodes and what you want it to do when it finds new stuff. If you want iTunes to automatically copy the latest episodes over to your iPod, you need to set those preferences as well. Connect your iPod and click the iPod Preferences button to select which podcasts and how many episodes you want to transfer to the iPod each time you connect it. After you update your iPod's software with the aforementioned iPod Updater, most current models will get a Podcasts category on the Music menu. (On early iPod models, podcasts get scattered among the regular song files.) You can also use iTunes for video playback now, too. As long as they're in the .mov and.mp4 formats, you can import movie files just like music files (page 110) to watch in iTunes--or buy, download, and play the music videos for sale in the Music Store. To make sure your music software is revved up for movies, choose iTunesAEPreferencesAEAdvanced on the Mac or EditAEPreferencesAEAdvanced in Windows and make sure the "Play videos" checkbox is turned on. You can also tell iTunes to play the movies in one of three ways: within your tiny iTunes artwork window, in a separate, bigger window, or at the full-screen size. With all the audio and video enhancements, here's hoping the next version of iTunes will order a pizza for you, too. [insert new figure - http://examples.oreilly.com/9780596008772/sb_podcasts.tif ]

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"The iPod Mini at least cones with a white plastic belt clip,..." should be: "The iPod Mini at least comes with a white plastic belt clip,..." ^ 398, new Index entry: Add the following Index entry: Podcasting, 162