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Getting started with QuickTime Player X

In this week's Mac 101, Chris Breen walks his pupils through QuickTime Player X's media playing, recording, and editing features.

iTunes workarounds

Sometimes iTunes just doesn't work the way you want it to. Here are several workarounds to get CDs to rip properly, audiobooks to upload to iTunes Match, and more.

Of cross-fades and combined tracks

In this week's column, I look at sending iTunes gifts to other countries, joining two music files to make one, how you can cross-fade songs on an iOS device, and more.

How to capture your Mac's audio for free

Is something playing on your Mac that you'd like to record? Chris Breen shows you how to do just that without spending a nickel.

Keep iTunes metadata when you re-rip, and deauthorize missing Macs

In a grab-bag installment of The iTunes Guy, I discuss how to ensure that tags and metadata get retained when you re-rip CDs, how to reauthorize computers for iTunes Store accounts, and how to change the name of your iTunes library for Home Sharing.

How to extract audio from movie files

You have a movie that includes a great soundtrack that you'd like to burn to CD. How to? Chris Breen explains.

Dealing with iTunes font sizes, file types, and missing files

It's time for another grab bag, selected from the many questions I get from readers. In this week's column, I look at some questions about font size in iTunes (spoiler: your options are limited), identifying music file types in iTunes, finding which tracks iTunes has lost track of (spoiler: there's an easy way), and moving podcasts to another Mac.

How to produce better sounding podcasts

You say your podcasts don't sound very good? It could be the equipment you're using and the techniques you've employed. Chris Breen has some advice.

Answers to your questions about iTunes and videos

Many of the iTunes Guy columns focus on music, since the majority of the questions I receive are about that kind of media. But I get a fair number of questions about videos, and in this week's column, I cover four questions dealing with videos: their formats and tags, and how to make smart playlists to group movies by title.

Grab bag: Missing surround sound, a lost Mac, and more

Today's Mac 911 is a grab bag of big questions with little answers.

Bugs & Fixes: iTunes 11.0.3 update improves app updating

Ted Landau explains that updating apps in iTunes just got easier with version 11.0.3.

What to do when you have more content than room on your iOS device

I get a lot of emails about syncing music to an iOS device, and many people find it difficult to sync when their music library is larger than their iOS device can handle. So here's a question about checked tracks, playing albums, and syncing.

Learn where you can--and where you cannot--play your Google content

Aviva received a $50 Google Play gift certificate. How does Google's formats and DRM policy effect where she can enjoy the music, movies, and books she buys?

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