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iPod & iTunes: The Missing Manual, Second Edition by J.D. Biersdorfer

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A Quick Tour

As shown in Figure 5-1, the MusicMatch Jukebox main window has plenty of buttons and a small menu bar in the upper-left corner. The circular control panel just below the menu bar contains the familiar volume slider, and play, pause, forward, reverse, and record buttons; the song currently playing is identified in the adjacent panel. A small window capable of displaying animated “laser-light shows,” album art, and video snippets sits between this area and the Playlists section.

Top: When you need all the screen space you can get, the player neatly collapses down into a petite control bar. To shrink the player down like this, press Alt+Page Down. To return it to full size, press Alt+Page Up. (The View menu also contains these commands.) Bottom: The library window shows you the artists in your collection and the songs you’ve acquired. You can modify and rearrange the columns and look of this window, as well as each track’s tags–a great way to repair the typographical and other minor errors that commonly occur with CD lookup services. (For most people under the age of 100, for example, Peggy Lee’s music is not considered New Age.)

Figure 5-1. Top: When you need all the screen space you can get, the player neatly collapses down into a petite control bar. To shrink the player down like this, press Alt+Page Down. To return it to full size, press Alt+Page Up. (The View menu also contains these commands.) Bottom: The library window shows you the artists in your collection and the songs you’ve acquired. You can modify and rearrange the columns and look of this window, as well as each track’s tags–a great way to repair the typographical and other minor errors that commonly occur with CD lookup services. (For most people under the age of 100, for example, Peggy Lee’s music is not considered New Age.)

Note

If you’ve used an MP3 player with RCA Lyra or Creative Nomad Jukebox, then MusicMatch Jukebox may look and feel familiar to you. Lucky you—you’ve got a lot less software learning to do.

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