Create CD Inserts in iTunes

The iPod and iTunes are great, but sometimes you still need a CD. To give your burned CDs more panache, why not print an insert that slides into the disc’s jewel case? We’ll show you how to use iTunes 4.6’s built-in printing features.

Toast with Jam 6.0

The gourmet version of Roxio’s disk-burning software provides a feast of new features for putting music, photos, and movies on a CD and DVD. And those additions will please audio professionals and amateurs alike.

Photograph the Invisible

Just as our ears can’t hear an ultrasonic dog whistle, our eyes can’t detect short wavelengths of infrared (IR) light. Most digital cameras, however, can. And the results can turn an ordinary landscape into an extraordinary vision—with fluffy white clouds juxtaposed against ominous dark skies, and trees bathed in a silvery glow.

iTunes Encoding Strategies

Building a digital music library used to be a simple matter of inserting a CD into your Mac and encoding the songs as MP3 files. Today the process is a little more complicated. iTunes 4.5 not only supports the popular MP3 format but also gives you the option of encoding files in the AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) format or in a new format called Apple Lossless. So which one should you use?

iTunes Encoding Strategies

Building a digital music library used to be a simple matter of inserting a CD into your computer and encoding the songs as MP3 files. Today the process is a little more complicated. iTunes 4.5 and later not only supports the popular MP3 format but also gives you the option of encoding files in the AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) format or in a new format called Apple Lossless. So which one should you use?