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Q: On the iTunes download page, Apple claims that you can create a CD from your specific playlist (which I have been able to do without problems), but I can not figure out how to make a CD cover and song list as they also claim you can with iTunes. I also can not find any information on their support page on how to do this. Can you explain it to me?

- Carl

A: Sure, and you’re right - this is one of the neatest, most under-discussed features in iTunes. First select the playlist in iTunes’ “Source” column just as you would before you go to burn the CD. Then, choose “Print” from iTunes’ “File” menu.

Here, you can select to print a jewel case insert, a simple list of songs, or a list of albums. In each case, there are several “Themes” you can choose from, which allow you to select how much color you’d like to use, and how you’d like to utilize the tracks’ album art.

For much more information on printing, see our guide “Printing CD Covers and Lists in iTunes” here.

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WRT the first question, you can also permenantly alter the file WITHOUT the need for quicktime pro (and the required subs) buy simply right-clicking on the track and selecting “Convert selection to…”. It will convert your track with chosen time altertions and you will then have 2 copies of the track. I think i actually remember getting this tip from here originally…

Posted by macron1 in TX on March 3, 2006 at 12:24 AM (CST)


Good call!

Posted by Jerrod H. in TX on March 4, 2006 at 12:38 AM (CST)


Thank you so much for the info about editing the start/stop times for songs.  The only problem now is that I’m going to spend even more time playing with my itunes library.  Yikes!

Posted by ooree in TX on March 5, 2006 at 9:28 AM (CST)


How can I import mix cds into itunes libarary and ipod without breaking up the mix?  Most of my cd collection are dj mix cds that are split up into individual tracks but when you but when you play the cd from start to finish it plays as a continuous mix.  When I import these cds to itunes itunes tries to mix the tracks itself messing up beats for about 2 seconds in between tracks.

Posted by phil nyc in TX on March 5, 2006 at 10:51 AM (CST)


I recently purchased two albums from itunes. I updated my ipod and one song from each album appears to have an error. On my ipod they’ll play and then about half way thru it stops and skips to the next song. When I play the songs on my computer this doesn’t happen. What can I do to fix this? thanks

Posted by frost249 in TX on March 5, 2006 at 6:23 PM (CST)


i have a 4th gen ipod 40gig with tons of music on it and a powerbook that i use with it.  how can i store all my music just on my ipod without it taking up so much space on my laptop?

Posted by dza in TX on March 6, 2006 at 3:09 PM (CST)


Thanks, worked like a charm!
- Les

Posted by lesorkim in TX on March 6, 2006 at 10:09 PM (CST)


Does the “Convert Selection to:” option downsample the quality of the music in any way?  When I was making ringtones from a song, I needed to downsample, so I changed the mp3 import settings.  But if it is the same bitrate, is it *re-ripping* the track at the same bitrate or just duplicating that section of the track?  I couldn’t tell in my experiments if there was a loss of quality or not, but if anyone knows for sure, please give a holler?

Posted by pkrug in TX on March 8, 2006 at 12:29 PM (CST)


I do not know a lot about I-tunes and my I-pod. I have a couple of questions.

I loaded i-tunes twice on the same computer under two different users. I then loaded each users music under their icon, thinking I could load them both on to the I-pod (20G). When I load one it’s ok, but then trying to load the other it will only override what I just loaded. How can I get 2 different user i-tunes on the I-pod. or can I move one I-tunes from one user to the other and have one large list?
2. When I first loaded muisc to I-tunes, (my personal c/d’s) it read them fine. Now when I add a few c/d’s here & there the system does not pick up the artist, album, songs. It just shows track 1,2,3 etc. These are not copies, but store bought.

Posted by NEATNIC in TX on March 10, 2006 at 6:35 PM (CST)


my problem is i have a set of photos on my ipod that i don’t want to lose and also have photos on my imac as well is there a way to join them both on mac and ipod..please help if you can… thanks

Posted by adspade in TX on March 26, 2006 at 7:22 PM (CST)

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