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Easy iPod and iTunes by Shelly Brisbin

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Part 3. Adding Music to Your iTunes Library

The first step to getting music on your iPod is to add it to your computer’s iTunes library. The library is both a folder hierarchy where your files are stored and a database that keeps your music files organized so you can find it or copy it to your iPod. The library accepts audio files in all of the formats supported by your iPod. You can also add movies and PDF files, which you’ll learn about in Parts 9, “Watching Video in iTunes and on Your iPod,” and 14, “Adding Lyrics and Artwork to Your Music Library.”

You can bring audio files into your iTunes library from a wide variety of sources: audio CDs, files from your computer or downloaded from the Web, or songs you buy from the iTunes Music Store. ...

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