Apple Itunes

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iTunes is a proprietary digital media player application, introduced by Apple Inc. on January 9, 2001, at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco. iTunes is free application for Mac and PC, that allows the user to manage the audio files of an Apple iPod portable audio player. Pictures, games, videos and movies or even applications to Apple iPhone and videos and movies to Apple TV. through a PC.



Users can organize their music into playlists within one or more libraries, edit file information, record Compact Discs, copy files to a digital audio player, purchase music and videos through its built-in music store, download free podcasts, back up songs onto a CD or DVD, run a visualizer to display graphical effects in time to the music, and encode music into a number of different audio formats. There is also a large selection of free internet radio stations to listen to.

Official iTunes Logo

iTunes has a capability to connect to the iTunes Store via the Internet to purchase and download music, music videos, television shows, applications, iPod games, audiobooks, various podcasts, feature length films and movie rentals (not available in all countries), and ringtones (available only in the USA) for iPhones. It is also used to download applications for the iPhone and iPod touch as long as they are running the 2.X firmware.

iTunes is available as a free download for Mac OS X, Windows XP and Vista, through Apple's website. It is also bundled with all Macs computers and some HP and DELL computers.


Latest Release:

iTunes version 8.0.2

It has Genius Playlists, a brilliant way to create perfect playlist's. A Genius Sidebar, while you reacquaint yourself with the music you already own, let Genius introduce you to new music you’ll love. A Grid View, you can select albums in Grid View and iTunes 8 displays your entire music library using cover art. Select Artists, Genres, or Composers and iTunes automatically creates groups of albums based on your selection.

A HD TV shows, purchase select episodes of your favorite TV shows in high definition for just $2.99. Enhanced Accessibility, iTunes 8 is now screen reader friendly on both Mac and PC. and New Visualizer, Turn on the new Visualizer and lose yourself in a 3D-scape of spheres, ribbons, and lights that pulsate to the beat and tempo of the song you’re playing.

Windows System Requirements, Hardware and Software:
  • A PC with a 1GHz Intel or AMD processor.
  • Screen resolution of 1024x768 or greater.
  • Playing videos purchased on the iTunes Store requires an Intel Pentium D or faster processor.
  • Playing HD-quality videos purchased on the iTunes Store requires a 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or faster processor.
  • 512MB of RAM; 1GB is required to play HD-quality videos.
  • A DirectX 9.0-compatible video card with 32MB of video RAM; 64MB recommended
  • A QuickTime-compatible audio card.
  • A broadband Internet connection to use the iTunes Store.
  • An iTunes-compatible CD or DVD recorder to create audio CDs, MP3 CDs, or back-up CDs or DVDs.
  • Windows XP Service Pack 2 or later, or 32-bit editions of Windows Vista.
  • 64-bit editions of Windows Vista or later require the iTunes 8 64-bit installer.
  • QuickTime 7.5.5 or later is required (included).
  • 200MB of available disk space.
  • Screen reader support requires Window-Eyes 7.0 or later; for information about accessibility in iTunes, visit www.apple.com/accessibility.

Macintosh
System Requirements, Hardware and Software:
  • Mac computer with an Intel, PowerPC G5, G4, or G3 processor.
  • Screen resolution of 1024x768 or greater.
  • Playing videos purchased on the iTunes Store requires a Mac computer with an Intel, PowerPC G5 or 1.0GHz PowerPC G4 or faster processor.
  • Playing HD-quality videos purchased on the iTunes Store requires a 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or faster processor.
  • 512MB of RAM; 1GB is required to play HD-quality videos.
  • Playing videos also requires at least 16MB of video RAM.
  • A broadband Internet connection is required to use the iTunes Store.
  • Mac OS X version 10.4.9 or later.
  • QuickTime 7.5.5 or later.
  • 200MB of available disk space.

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