How to Import Music Into iTunes

By Sam Owens

With minimal computer savvy, you can use the iTunes digital media player software to create a digital music library by importing music files from your hard drive or songs from your CDs into the program. Then you can put the music library onto an iPod or other portable media player and listen to it wherever you want.

Importing CDs

Step 1

Open iTunes. Under the "iTunes" drop-down menu at the top left of the window, select "Preferences" and then click the "Import Settings" button. Select the desired encoder, or file format for the music you are going to import. If you don't have a preference, the MP3 format is the most common and compatible for audio software and players. Click "OK" to exit.

Step 2

Insert the CD you wish to import. If your computer is connected to the Internet, iTunes will automatically fill in the song titles, artist name and other album information. When the program asks if you would like to import the CD, click "Yes."

Step 3

iTunes will import and convert your CD's songs into your iTunes library. Once the process is completed, you can eject the CD.

Importing Audio Files

Step 1

Open iTunes. Under the "File" drop-down menu, select "Add to Library... ." In the browse window, locate the files on your computer that you want to import to your iTunes library.

Step 2

Select the desired files and click "OK."

Step 3

The files will automatically be added to your iTunes library.

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