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iTunes 6 and iPod for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide by Judith Stern, Robert Lettieri

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2. Populating Your Library

If you want to listen to music or any other audio (which is what it’s all about, right?), you’ll need to start by populating your iTunes library. This is a prerequisite for getting audio onto your iPod, too. (If you already have items in your iTunes library and are in a rush to get it on your iPod, skip right ahead to Chapter 4.)

Once we provide a quick explanation of the iTunes library, we’ll show you what is probably the simplest and cheapest method of adding music: importing (also known as ripping) songs from a CD. It’s the cheapest (for most of you) because you already own CDs. And it’s simple because importing an audio CD is basically a one-step process.

Some of you may already have audio files, such as MP3s or ...

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