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June 26, 2012
6:33 pm
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Message: I am trying to add “Select Music” from iTunes for a Photo Story 3 I am doing. I can’t get any of the music on my iTunes playlist to my story. I do not have an Ipod or anything like that. I do have a smart phone, (that is smarter than me). Any ideas? I need to get this completed by Thur. 6/28, so any help would be appreciated.

June 26, 2012
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I’m afraid I’m not very well versed in iTunes. I can tell you that Photo Story can use music files with extensions of .wma, .mp3, and .wav.

iTunes songs are usually stored in My Music\iTunes\iTunes Media\Music\

In the sample iTunes library that I have, the songs are in .m4a format?!

Some research found this help from Apple:

To convert a song’s file format:

  1. Open iTunes Preferences. 
    Windows: Choose Edit > Preferences
    Mac: Choose iTunes > Preferences.
  2. Click the General button, then click the Importing Settings button in the second section of the window.
  3. From the Import Using pop-up menu, choose the encoding format that you want to convert the song to, then click OK to save the settings.
  4. Select one or more songs in your library, then from the Advanced menu, choose one of the following (The menu item changes to show what’s selected in your Importing preferences):
    • Create MP3 version
    • Create AAC version
    • Create AIFF version
    • Create WAV version
    • Create Apple Lossless version
June 27, 2012
12:20 pm
Linda Ballard
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Thanks for the help. I did go on and complete the Photo Story 3. Some songs from iTunes I could use, while others would not let me move them from the iTunes library. I am not always using the correct terminology for this technical stuff and I know that it is hard for m e to relay my questions and definitely for you to answer.

I thought the other day that a session on terminology would be nice. “Upload, download, page, import, export”, what do they all mean. Some might be pretty simple to some folks, but I know that there are a lot of computer illiterate folks out there.

I will work with the above way to convert a file’s format. Another word “format”. There is a bunch of them.

Thanks again.

Linda B

June 29, 2012
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I sure agree with you when it comes to word definitions.  The problem is that the same word means different things in different contexts.  For example, ‘Format’ as used in the context of your music files, means the file type, represented by the file extension – .mp4, .wav etc. The importance of file format is what software, or what device can play them.  Think of the old days when we had 45rpm records, 33rpm albums, and cassette tapes.  It took vastly different devices to play the records vs. playing the tapes.  Those were different Formats!

But, ‘Format’ can also be a verb meaning to erase a computer drive!  Or it can refer to word processing conventions for arranging words on a page.

Here’s an article I wrote about Picasa and the terms Upload, Download, and Import

Here’s an article from another newsletter writer about computer glossaries.

I’d be happy to give my definition for any word you have in question – maybe post to the forum with the topic header ‘Definition Please:  xxx’  Then, once there are enough of them, I could make a separate category.

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