Computers are becoming more popular as entertainment devices, like your stereo or DVD player. It is not unusual for people to buy a CD and transfer it on to their computer and then never use it again. A lot of people don't even buy a CD and just buy the mp3 file from the Internet. Once on the computer, the music can be copied onto your mp3 player. The advantage of having your music on your computer is that you can organise however you want. For example, let say you are having a party, instead of spending the whole night swapping CD and skipping tracks to find the right music, just create a play list (in a few minutes you can have a play list that last hours) of your favorite tunes and enjoy the party.
iTunes is a music management system for your computer. Programs like iTunes and Windows Media Player are used to organise music and create play-lists. iTunes is made by Apple, the same company that makes the iPod. iTunes is also the program used to transfer audio files from your computer to your iPod. You can even use iTunes to buy music at the iTunes store.
So, where do I get iTunes I hear you ask? iTunes is a free program available from the Apple website. So let's get started. To get iTunes go to the iTunes website and you should see a link like this one.
When you download files with Firefox, they are stored on the desktop by default. To change the location of where downloaded files are stored, click on Tools in the menu bar and select ‘Options...'
from the drop-down menu (it's near the bottom). This opens the ‘Options' dialog box. On the left hand side there are a list of options. Click on ‘Downloads'. At the top of the dialog box there is a
section called ‘Download Folder'. You can change where you can save downloaded files. You can either set Firefox to ask each time you save a file or you can set a folder where you want your
files stored. I usually create a folder called ‘Downloads' and set that as my default folder. This way I can easily find all my downloaded files.
That's it! iTunes is now installed. The first time that you open iTunes a wizard opens to help you organise your music. If you don't have any music on your computer you don't have to worry about this.