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How to Do Everything with Your Dell DJ : How to Do Everything - Rick Broida

How to Do Everything with Your Dell DJ

How to Do Everything

Paperback Published: 10th June 2004
ISBN: 9780072255508
Number Of Pages: 316

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Get the most out of your Dell DJ experience with tips, little-known tricks, and expert advice on digital music management. Discover how to download and rip music, organize tracks, play music in your car, and live-DJ parties. Learn how to build a music library from Internet downloads, organize tracks by artist, genre, or specialized play lists, and back up old LPs, cassettes, and other formats as digital files then copy them over to your Dell DJ. You will also get an easy-to-understand walkthrough of the bundled MusicMatch software including maintenance and troubleshooting your Dell DJ. Finally, enhance your Dell DJ with add-ons, accessories, and software upgrades.

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Getting Started
Welcome to the Dell Digital Jukeboxp. 3
A Brief Overview of the Dell DJp. 5
Inside (and Outside) the DJp. 9
Introduction to Musicmatch Jukeboxp. 10
Alternatives to Jukeboxp. 12
DJ Resources Onlinep. 13
Where to Find Itp. 13
Getting Set Upp. 15
Charge the DJp. 16
Prep Your PCp. 18
All About USBp. 18
Install the Softwarep. 21
Existing Musicmatch Usersp. 22
Check for New Firmwarep. 22
Troubleshooting the DJp. 24
Troubleshooting Musicmatch Jukeboxp. 24
Finding DJ Help Onlinep. 27
Quick Start: Get Music into Your DJp. 29
A Quick Tour of Musicmatch Jukeboxp. 30
Add Music to Musicmatchp. 33
Play a Single Songp. 35
Build and Play a Playlistp. 36
What Is a Playlist?p. 36
Loading Songs onto the DJp. 39
Loading Tracks from the Libraryp. 42
Loading Tracks from Elsewhere on the Hard Diskp. 43
Loading a Playlistp. 44
Syncing Your Entire Libraryp. 44
Upgrading Musicmatchp. 45
The Dell DJ Experience: Downloading, Organizing, and Enjoying Digital Music
A Digital Music Primerp. 49
What Makes It Digital?p. 50
Sound Waves 101p. 51
The Age-Old Debate: Digital or Analog?p. 53
Making Sense of Audio Formatsp. 56
How Bit Rate Affects Sound Qualityp. 56
So Just What Is MP3?p. 57
What's the Big Deal About Compression?p. 57
And What's WMA?p. 58
And Those Other File Formatsp. 59
Which Format to Use?p. 60
Picking a Bit Ratep. 61
Where Do Digital Music Files Come From?p. 61
What About All the Legal Stuff?p. 62
The Ultimate Portable Playerp. 62
Ripping Music from CDp. 65
Working with Jukebox Softwarep. 66
Using a Jukeboxp. 67
Using Other Jukeboxesp. 73
Dealing with Glitchesp. 78
Copying Music from LP and Cassettep. 81
Making the Connectionp. 82
Sound Card Inputsp. 84
Analog Source Outputsp. 86
Cabling It All Togetherp. 87
Audio Recording Softwarep. 91
Prep for Surgery with Audio Editorsp. 91
Making the Recordingp. 92
Setting the Recording Devicep. 94
Setting Sound Levelsp. 96
Recording Your Audiop. 97
Recording Strategiesp. 99
Editing Your Musicp. 100
Cleaning Up Noisy Audiop. 104
Giving Your Music the Gift of ID3p. 106
Downloading Music from the Internetp. 111
Download Music from Musicmatchp. 112
Buying Your First Songp. 114
Download Music from Other Online Servicesp. 117
The Format Workaroundp. 121
File-Sharing Servicesp. 121
A Brief History of the MP3 Controversyp. 122
How to Not Break the Lawp. 127
And in the Endp. 130
Listening to Audiobooks and Radio Showsp. 131
Download and Go with Replay Radiop. 132
Understanding Internet Radiop. 132
Get Started with Replay Radiop. 136
Audiobooks from Audible.comp. 145
Converting Audible Files into MP3sp. 147
Where to Find Itp. 148
Managing a Digital Music Collectionp. 149
Planning for Music Storagep. 150
Organizing Your Songsp. 152
Controlling Playback with Filenamesp. 153
Selecting a Folder and Filename Strategyp. 153
Editing Music File ID Tagsp. 155
Changing Several Tracks at Oncep. 157
Fixing the File Type Associationp. 158
Do More with Your Dell DJ
Listening to Music on the DJp. 165
Getting Around the DJp. 167
Buttons, Sliders, and Wheels, Oh Myp. 167
Playing Musicp. 171
Using Play Views and Selected Musicp. 175
Controlling Your Play Modep. 176
Adjusting the DJ's Settingsp. 177
Optimizing the Soundp. 181
Back to Bit Ratesp. 182
Should You Re-rip?p. 183
All Things Being Equalizedp. 185
The Ears Have Itp. 187
Learn to Love Volume Levelingp. 189
How to Apply Volume Levelingp. 189
Where to Find Itp. 193
Accessorize!p. 195
Happiness Is Happenin' Headphonesp. 196
Dave's Favorite: Bose QuietComfort 2p. 197
Rick's Favorite: Shure E3cp. 198
Make Your DJ the Hub of Your Home Stereop. 199
Build a Home Stereo Around the DJp. 201
Use Your DJ in Your Carp. 202
DJ Carrying Casesp. 206
Where to Find Itp. 209
Managing Music with Playlistsp. 211
Playlists and Musicmatchp. 213
What Is a Playlist, Really?p. 214
Creating a New Playlistp. 214
Playlists and Transferring Musicp. 218
Copying Playlists via the Portable Device Managerp. 218
Drag and Drop Between Playlistsp. 221
Playlists on the Dell DJp. 222
Finding Your Playlistsp. 223
Playing Your Playlistsp. 224
Creating or Editing a Playlistp. 224
Beyond Musicmatch: Using Other Music Software with the DJp. 229
Life Beyond Musicmatchp. 230
Using Windows Media Playerp. 231
Copying Music to the Dell DJp. 231
Deleting Tracks from the DJp. 235
Using Dudeboxp. 236
A Quick Tour of Dudeboxp. 238
Copy Music to the Dell DJp. 240
Copy Music from the DJ to Your PCp. 242
Play Music on Your DJ from Your PCp. 243
Stream Music to Your PCp. 247
Recording Audio with the DJp. 253
Press Here to Recordp. 255
Play Back Recordingsp. 258
Delete Recordingsp. 259
Transfer Recordings to Your PCp. 259
Rename Your Recordingsp. 263
Use Your Recordings in Other Applicationsp. 264
Where to Find Itp. 268
Use Your DJ as a Digital Briefcasep. 269
The Data Side of Dell DJ Explorerp. 271
Moving Files to Another Computerp. 274
The Data Side of Dudeboxp. 275
Copy Files to the DJp. 276
Indexp. 279
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ISBN: 9780072255508
ISBN-10: 0072255501
Series: How to Do Everything
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 10th June 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.0  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.55