How to Use iTunes : How to Use iTunes Interface

How to Use iTunes : How to Use iTunes Interface


DREW NOAH: So, the first thing I want to do
is to kinda give you just an overview of the interface and this is probably especially
according–if you’ve never used iTunes before. So, first off, just up here on the top left,
we have our play, forward and back buttons as well as the volume control. Of course,
the volume will also be controlled by the volume control on your computer. And then
here in this left box right here is kinda where we navigate to different things and
we’ve got our library which includes our music and this is all our music that we have on
our computer; our movies, TV shows and podcasts and there’s also radio right here. And then
below that is the store section where you’ll see the iTunes store is located as well as
purchased and this is where all the items that you’ve bought from the iTunes store all
go into this playlist, so you can see them right here. And then down below here is where
your playlists are. And just some of the default playlists that iTunes brings is this party
shuffle which I’ll show you how to use. And then here are all the playlists I’ve created.
And then you can see I can actually create folders to organize them and I’ll show you
how to do that later. And then you can see a playlist with a little gear here. It’s a
smart playlist and I’ll show you how to use those later. And a playlist with just a music
note is just a regular playlist. So, this is where you navigate to different parts of
your library. For instance, I have all my rock music in one playlist. So, if I want
to go straight to that playlist, I’ll just click on it and now you see in this window,
that’s all I see. And this is where everything shows up. This is like your main window after
you’ve navigated to something over here. You can see that it’s changing over here. So,
just here’s what the–just a regular music window looks like. And this little part right
here is called the browser and I can use it to quickly browse by genre, artist or album
so I can just see all my artists right here and then I can see my albums. And when I click
on one, you see how it goes, it just–that’s all that’s showing up down here. But if I
want to go back to all, I’ll just go back up here to all and now, I’m in this box, I’m
seeing my entire library and I can adjust this, the height of this if I want. I can
also do the same thing over here. Then up here, you see is–song title and band name
as well as the time and the song and you can actually scrub around up here if you wanted
to. More at the top here is your view settings, there’s three different view settings right
now and I’ll show you how to use those later as well as your search box which comes in
real handy and I’ll talk about that later as well. Down at the bottom, you have a couple
more options. This little ‘plus’ is to add a playlist. You can see that I added an untitled
playlist. This right here is ‘shuffle’. So, when I turn it on, it’s turning on the shuffle
or the random feature. This is the ‘repeat’, that’s repeat all and then if you click it
again, you get repeat one, click it again, it’s off and this turn blue by the way when
they’re on. And then this last option is just a little–another little box down here. If
you’re playing a movie, you could put it down here or sometimes the album art. If you have
the right album art, it will show up down there. You can see–there it is and I can
put that in and out if I want. And then you see down here, you can actually, when I click
this, it turns on the browser. When I click it again, you can see it’s off. So, that’s
just a quick way to turn that on and off. And then the eject button and if you had a
CD and–that would work. So, that’s just a quick overview of the interface and of course,
I’ll be going into more detail with all the things you can do with iTunes and the iTunes
store in the following clips.

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