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  • How-Tos: How to burn digital music files to CD in Apple's iTunes

    Apple's iTunes is great for organising your digital music collection on your PC. But what if you want to listen to those digital tracks elsewhere perhaps when you're in your car or on a stereo system that doesn't support music-streaming?

  • How-Tos: How to create and listen to playlists in Windows Media Centre

    We've already shown you how to create and listen to playlists of digital music in Windows Media Player, but if you've got a machine running Windows Vista or Windows 7, you can also use Windows Media Centre.

  • How-Tos: How to create music playlists in Windows Media Player

    Windows has its own intergrated media player that allows you to listen to music stored on your PC.

  • How-Tos: How to use Spotify on Facebook

    Social network Facebook recently revealed it has joined forces with music-streaming service Spotify to allow users to share any music they listen to with their friends on the site.

  • How-Tos: How to record a podcast

    Podcasting is a useful vehicle for communicating with clients, colleagues and fellow hobbyists. We explain how to get started, recording and delivering your podcast

  • How-Tos: How to rip CD box sets in iTunes

    I've got a lot of music in my collection, and some of it in box sets of varying sizes. From a 37-disc set of Schubert's lieder, to an 80-disc set of all of Glenn Gould's recordings, to a 98-disc set of Shakespeare's plays, to a 172-disc set of Bach's complete works. With all these box sets, my shelves are full. Recently, another one arrived: a 73-CD set of the Grateful Dead's Europe '72 tour; all 22 concerts recorded during the tour.

  • How-Tos: How to find and replace a missing video codec

    A reader wrote to us complaining that she couldn't get video files to play in Windows Media Player. Our Helproom expert diagnosed a missing codec, and set about solving the problem.

  • How-Tos: How to build a DIY media server

    Access music, video and photos from anywhere in the house. We show you how to create a home media server from an old PC

  • How-Tos: How to set up a dedicated home media server

    With a dedicated box, you can access music, video and photos from anywhere in the house. We show you how, using a WD TV Live Hub.

  • How-Tos: Playing nice with GarageBand for iPad

    Apple touts its GarageBand for iPad application as a great way to play and record music without the need to learn scales or time signatures. Musical newbies aren’t the only ones interested in using the $5 app, however. GarageBand for iPad appeals to seasoned musicians, too. And those with significant investments in recording equipment may be wondering which, if any, of their existing gear will work with the portable version of GarageBand. I decided to grab my trusty iPad, my iPad camera connection kit, and powered USB hub and plug in whatever I had around to see what would work.

  • How-Tos: Back up your iTunes media files

    As time goes by, and our digital media collections grow, we need to ensure that we don’t lose the music and video files that we’ve spent our hard-earned dollars (or, in the case of ripping our own CDs and DVDs, considerable time) on. Music, videos, and audiobooks can add up until your iTunes library fills your hard disk and then some. In addition to storing the original files, you have to make sure you keep backups, because in many cases you can’t download such files again.

  • How-Tos: How to transfer music from your iPod to your Mac (without downloading software)

    A 5-step guide on how to access your iPod's music files without downloading specialist software.

  • How-Tos: How To transfer music from your iPod to your PC

    Apple (for some reason) don't want you to transfer your music from your iPod back to your PC. But here's how you do it.

  • How-Tos: Help! Neither iTunes nor Windows Media Player will play my audio CDs

    I recently burned a couple of audio CDs, but I can't get them to play. iTunes doesn't co-operate since I installed Windows 7 64bit, and Windows Media Player reports the error: 'Server execution failed'. I bought the CDs legally, but wanted to play the audio on a PC or smartphone.

  • How-Tos: How to stop MP3 files skipping or jumping

    A reader had a problem with MP3 files that are part of a playlist skipping or jumping in Windows Media Player. Our Helproom expert shows you how to prevent this.

  • How-Tos: How to play music on an Android device

    Android is a great platform for mobile communications, but it's also designed from the ground up to offer a rich multimedia experience. Your Android device is jam-packed with features that let you manage and play your digital music in a variety of ways.

  • How-Tos: How to access iTunes on a Google Android device

    BlackBerry owners have support for iTunes built in, but users of other mobile platforms aren't so lucky. For Android handsets, doubleTwist is a mobile app that lets you access anything in your iTunes library for playback on your phone. Download it from doubletwist.com and allow it to access the Registry.

  • How-Tos: How to record sounds on your PC

    A reader found that he was no longer able to record audio on his PC. Here's how to troubleshoot and fix this problem.

  • How-Tos: Calibrate Your Home-Theater Audio

    Sound is a big part of a satisfying home-theater setup, and people tend to give a movie higher marks when they watch it with good surround sound audio than with simple stereo. So improving the audio listening environment in your family room or living room may yield a much more immersive HDTV viewing experience.

  • How-Tos: Find and play high-resolution audio on the Mac

    Everybody is familiar with high-definition video these days, which packs more visual information (more pixels) into the shows you see on TV and on Blu-ray discs. But you may not know much about high-resolution audio, which offers music in formats with clarity and fidelity that can be superior to that of CDs. I took a look at the current offerings, and how you can play these high-resolution files on a Mac. Here’s what you need to know.


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