March 20th, 2007

New Tilley Hat

iTunes: A Primer for non-geeks Part IIA: Extracting Music From A CD

Part I: Terminology. What the heck are we talking about?
Part II: Extracting music from a CD into iTunes
--A. Where do the track listings come from?
--B. Importing vs. Extracting: for CD Burning vs. for iPod
Part III: Organizing iTunes
Part IV: Burning a CD

Let's make it easy. For the vast majority of you, this is how to do it:
  1. Insert CD into computer

  2. Wait for the CD listing to come up in iTunes

  3. Right-click on the song you want

  4. In right-click menu, choose "Convert Selection to MP3"

  5. Repeat for any song listed

  6. If you want the whole CD, before Step 3 go to the Menu and choose "Select All", then right click anywhere on the highlighted tracks

If you want to do anything else, read the primer behind the cut. Long!
Primer Part IICollapse )
Extracting into differnt formats will have to wait for Part II, section B