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Friday, June 2nd, 2006 by | Filed Under: Multimedia

Can you give me a little information on iTunes? I’m confused as to what it really is.

Sure, that’s no problem. iTunes is becoming more and more popular every day, so it doesn’t hurt to understand the whole concept of it just a tad bit. Basically, iTunes is an online digital media player application that is used for playing and organizing music and video files. iTunes was launched by the Apple Computer company in 2001 and it’s been going strong ever since. You may be familiar with iPods (since they are one of the coolest things since sliced bread) and it just so happens that iTunes is the interface that manages the iPod audio player.

To get music from iTunes, you can connect the iTunes Music Store where you can purchase music and movie files. You can then play these files with either iTunes or with an iPod. As you probably noticed, I did say you can “purchase” these files. As with everything else these days, it comes with a cost. In the U.S., the set price for a song is $.99 and if you wanted to create a whole CD of songs, it costs approximately $9.99. You can get a 30 second stream of a song before you decide to purchase it, which gives you a little listening time to be sure you want to buy that song.


Once you buy a song, you can use the simple media applications from the iTunes music store to transfer them to your iPod. iTunes works with a few other digital music players (besides the iPod). If you were interested in seeing if yours would work, you would have to look into the information you received with your player or contact the company to see if it’s compatible with iTunes.

Once you get the songs, you can organize them into playlists, you can edit the file information and you can even back them up on a CD or DVD. The newest version of iTunes is iTunes 6 and there is a free download and some additional information on this Web site.

iTunes works with Windows 2000, XP, Windows Server 2003, Mac OS X and it also works on a few cellular phones.

So, if you’re a big music guru, this may be the perfect way to get your ultimate music library!

~ Erin

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