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Old 02-05-2006, 03:15 PM
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Setting iTunes Preferences Screen shot

Left click on Edit and choose preferences from this drop down menu
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Old 02-05-2006, 03:26 PM
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Choosing Manual or Auto Synch 1 of 3 P19b

Click here for Apple site: Using iPod with multiple computers


Connect iPod to computer.
If you wish to prevent autosynch upon connection:
While connecting the iPod to the computer, hold down the Shift + Ctrl keys in Windows (CMD + Option keys on a Mac). This will stop the iPod from auto sync’ing with iTunes and the iPod will appear in the source list. Wait until you are sure the iPod has mounted, and that it will not auto sync and then you can let the keys go. This may take between 3 and 25 seconds depending on your computer.

Then you can right click on the iPod icon in iTunes’ source column and select iPod Options, then check the box that says “Manually manage songs and playlists”. You can now manage your library without losing any songs on the iPod.



Choose Autosynch or Manually Manage Songs. After iPod is connected, Left click on iPod icon in lower right of iTunes window. Select iPod Tab, In window that opens, choose one of the following options:
Either
1. To Auto Synch,
• Check 'Automatically update all songs and Playlists'
• Check 'Only update checked songs'
OR
2. Manual: check 'Manually update songs and playlists' (recommend if using two computers)

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Old 02-05-2006, 03:40 PM
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Keeping iPod from adding all books in iTunes onto iPod with autosynch 2 of 3 P26

A. Auto synch only: If you chose “Automatically update all songs and Playlists” in window shown in post above (1 of 3) and did not check “Only update checked songs” it will add each audio book in your iTunes Library to your iPod.
If you checked “Only update checked songs” above, iTunes will not add unchecked audio files to your ipod.

To uncheck a file/book highlight all books that you do not want on your iPod, right click and select “Uncheck Selection” to remove the check. [Or, L click on the check and it will check/uncheck individual files.]

Then connect iPod and iTunes will load only the checked audio books onto your iPod when it autosynchs.

With the possible exception of utilizing for backup, there is no reason to use iPod space with all your audiobooks on your iPod. However, transfering audio books from iPod to computer requires specialized shareware.

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Old 02-05-2006, 04:27 PM
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Adding audio books with Manual Synch 3 of 3 P35

B. Adding audio books with Manual Synch: If you chose “Manually update songs and playlists” above, connect iPod. highlight the Library entry in Source Column. Sort the audiobook files into alphabetical order by clicking on the Name column heading until arrow points up, indicating ascending alpha order. Highlight the audio files you wish to place on your iPod and Left click drag and drop those to your iPod icon in the source column. Use same highlighting rules as above (Click on and First, hold down shift and highlight last file for all in between. Or, for individual scattered files, hold down Control and click on each file to highlight several).

See also: Search for file; Drag and Drop to iPod(46here)

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Old 02-05-2006, 04:50 PM
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To Remove listened-to books from your iPod:

Highlight iPod icon in Source Column – you cannot remove from iPod by highlighting in a playlist -- highlight book, Right Click, and select Clear.

If using auto synch iTunes and iPod, unchecking a selection will remove it from iPod when iPod is connected to computer.

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Old 02-05-2006, 05:03 PM
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Show Song File to rename or find file. Step 1 of 3

In Library>highlight file, R click file and select Show File from Drop down menu:

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Old 02-05-2006, 05:14 PM
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Show Song File Screen Shot locate file or rename, step 2 of 3 SS73

Highlight file> R click> select show file to open window below.

3. Highlight each of the files in sequence and click on rename file under “File and Folder Tasks” list on left. Note the sequence number (first disc file has no number) of each file which is the order ripped –
Library>Highlight File>R click file>Click here to see screen to change to m4b(FP10here)

B4. Highlight each of the files, clicking on “Rename this file” under “File and Folder Tasks” list on left.
- Change each file extension from *.m4a to *.m4b by deleting the “a” and keying “b’
-Click yes that you wish to change.
-Continue until all file extensions are renamed m4b
-Do not close this window, it is required to add the newly renamed m4b files to the iTunes Library:


Show file will bring up folder containing entire book if you named each file identically. Note location for managing.
To rename: Highlight first file to be renamed and click on Rename this File on left and key in b over a to make file extension *.m4b (the highlighted file in window below has already been renamed). You will be told that renaming may make file unstable and do you wish to rename. Click Yes. Repeat for each file to rename all files. Highlight all the files and thenDrag and drop into Library entry in source column of iTunes. Or, highlight and click all files to add the newly named files to iTunes library (iTunes no longer recognizes the renamed files and the new files must be imported to iTunes and the old Library reference to now non-existent m4a files should be removed (R click, clear):

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Old 02-05-2006, 05:28 PM
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Drag and drop to add renamed file to iTunes Library. Step 3 of 3 SS78

- Highlight all the files in the window (Control Click simultaneously)
- Drag and drop all the files to the iTunes Library at top of Source Column of iTunes window.


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Convert File to AAC

To convert a file to AAC, if not already done so, go to Edit>preferences>Advanced>importing and change "Import As" to AAC. Set kbps to your preference. Set Sample Rate to Automatic. 32kbps stereo is equivalent to audible.com's best quality audio. Recommend between 32 and 40 kbps.
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Screen shot below: R click file you wish to convert and choose Convert to AAC from dropdown. -- If dropdown shows Convert to mp3, as above, go to Edit>Preferences>Advanced>Importing, and change import as from mp3 to AAC.

AAC conversion is slow and consumes significant computer processing capacity. Consider dedicating an unused old computer to this process.

Don't forget to reset to 128 stereo for importing/ripping music CDs. AAC is preferred for music import.

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Setting import preferences to mp3/AAC, Kbps

Edit>Preferences>Advanced>Import Tab:
Do not check Use Error Correction When Reading Audio CD's.. It will slow the process without contributing to quality.

Recommend 32/40kbps for audio books and 128kbps for music.

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Custom Settings in Import Preferences for KBPS, Stereo,

Choose Custom and set KBPS, stereo settings.

Recommend 32/40kbps for audio books and 128kbps for music.
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Set AAC importing Options. Kbps, Scrn 42R81

Edit>Preferences>Advanced>Import Tab, select custom to get the kbps window to open:

1. Open iTunes, and Click on the top menu Edit > Preferences>advanced tab> and click on the "Importing" Tab:
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- On CD Insert: Select Show CD
-”Import Using”: select AAC Encoder
-uncheck Create Filenames with track number
-uncheck “Use error correction when reading Audio CDs.”
-In "Settings" box, click on down arrow and choose "Custom" from dropdown
-In AAC Encoder Widow that opens:
a. select Stereo setting: 32 kbps for audible.com format 4 quality
b. Choose Sample Rate: Auto (Will result in 22,020 at 32kbps. Setting at higher rate will limit max length of files which will play OK.) This will permit at least 13.5 hours of play per file. Further testing required.
c. Set Channels to Stereo to avoid lock up bug.
d. check optimize for voice
e. uncheck VBR
-Click OK
-Importing window now shows settings kbps and stereo, filter for voice.
Before importing music CDs, be sure to reset to 128 kbps for music.

Recommend 32/48kbps for audio books and 128kbps for music.

Be certain to reset kbps to 128 before importing any music CDs.

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Search for audio file and Drag and Drop from iTunes Library to iPod

Sort into ascending order by clicking on Name column until arrow points up.
With Library (or iPod) highlighted, type in key words in search "Q" top right of iTunes window just like you would google. Files with key terms will appear in window. To close search and begin a new search, click on X in Q window.
To Manual Synch audio or music files (Drag and Drop from Library search to iPod):
Highlight the entire list (Click on top file, hold down shift, click on last entry.
L click drag and drop all the files into the iPod icon in source column

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View Options to Change Column Headings

Highlight Library/Playlist/iPod:
Edit>View Options>check or uncheck column heading options.

Alternatively and more easily: R click on any column heading, check or uncheck column options and column will disappear or add to right of column cursor was in.

Reorder columns by R click column heading, unchecking column to be reordered, and then R click col heading again and check column you wish it to the right of column you are in.

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Change and Reorder column headings (Alternate solution to Edit>View Options)

Right click on any column heading. Check or uncheck columns you wish to add or delete. To re-order, uncheck a column and then with cursor in column you wish the column to appear to the right of, check the column heading you wish to relocate.
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