iTunes is the free software application you use to set up, organize, and manage your
content on iPod classic. iTunes can sync music, audiobooks, podcasts, and more with
iPod classic. If you don’t already have iTunes installed on your computer, you can
download it at www.apple.com/downloads. iPod classic requires iTunes 9 or later.
You can use iTunes to import music from CDs and the Internet, buy songs and other
audio and video from the iTunes Store, create personal compilations of your favorite
songs (called playlists), and sync your playlists with iPod classic.
iTunes also has a feature called Genius, which creates playlists and mixes of songs from
your iTunes library that go great together. You can sync Genius playlists that you create
in iTunes to iPod classic, and you can create Genius playlists and listen to Genius Mixes
on iPod classic. To use Genius, you need an iTunes Store account.
iTunes has many other features. You can burn your own CDs that play in standard CD
players (if your computer has a recordable CD drive); listen to streaming Internet radio;
watch videos and TV shows; rate songs according to preference; and much more.
For information about using these iTunes features, open iTunes and choose
Help > iTunes Help.
Setting Up iPod classic
If you already have iTunes 9 or later installed on your computer and you’ve set up your
iTunes library, you can skip ahead to “Adding Music, Videos, and Other Content to
iPod classic” on page 21.