7. Enjoy Media

Within an amazingly short amount of time, the bulk of our personal media has gone digital. Although there are still plenty of people who shoot film and buy albums on vinyl, I would guess that most people now capture images with digital cameras and buy music online or on CDs (which are then often converted to MP3 files for listening on the computer or on an iPod).

Apple has long been a champion of digital media—the iTunes Store is arguably saving the music business—so it’s no surprise that Mac OS X handles these media requirements. A large reason for that is QuickTime X, the new version of the core technology that handles video and audio in Snow Leopard. This chapter covers importing the digital media to your Mac and primarily ...

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