Apple have made it super easy to get music files from the iTunes store onto your iPod. But it’s not so obvious how to download a music file from the Internet to your iPod or iPhone.
For me the number one criteria for buying an iPod is audio quality. Some people will go for looks, size, or battery life, but for me it’s simply a matter of which iPod sounds the best – not just through the headphones but also into my stereo.
This article discusses the reasons for the difference in quality of the sound output of the various models of iPods and iPhones, which iPod sounds the best, and why.
It was all very easy when you had one iPod and one computer. But what do you do when you have an iPhone, 4 iPods, and three computers in the same household? Can you sync multiple computers to one iPod or vice versa? Continue reading »
The children have a new iPod touch for Christmas and you want them to be able to download free apps, without being able to download paid apps to your credit card. Here is how to set up a free account without a credit card. If you want to, you can recharge this account with an iTunes voucher.
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It’s a two step process..
Firstly you rip the file from the DVD player and convert it to a small MP4 movie.
Then you copy the movie into itunes. Here’s how to do it step by step. Continue reading »
Apple had just released itunes plus which has two main benefits, both are great.
1. All the songs are now going to be DRM free, so you can play them with different software and players.
2. The bitrate has now doubled so that the music is better quality. (I suggested the itunes bitrate was too low here, and how to get round it, but now apple have ‘fixed’ it for downloaded songs.)
There is a great feature on the itunes store home page that will automatically (for a fee) upgrade all your songs!
To find it you go to ‘quick links’ on the right, and click on ‘Upgrade my Library’.
It will give you the option of deleting your old library or moving it to the desktop. I suggest you keep it, because if you ever need the lower quality 128 kbps songs (eg to listen to on your ipod), the original downloaded ones will be better quality than if you re-compress the new 256kbps down to 128.
Thankfully I have only purchased 20 songs from itunes, so the fee was just $10.
>if I want to convert some aiff files to mp3 to be downloaded from net…
> what specs should I aim at to keep size down but quality ok…
These are the settings I use for good quality speech in itunes: Continue reading »