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Import CDs

When you import music files from a CD, iTunes encodes it as an MPEG-4 AAC file and places it in the Music Library. Once a song is in the Library list, you can add it to a customized playlist, as explained on the following page. Simply playing songs from a CD does not add them to the Music Library.

To add songs to the Library:

  1. Insert a music CD into the computer CD drive.
  2. In the Detail window, click each song’s checkbox that you want to add to the Library.
  3. Click the “Import CD” button in the bottom-right corner of the window.

You may already have music files somewhere on your computer that you want to add to the iTunes Library. There are two ways to do this:

  • Either go to the File menu and choose “Add to Library...,” then find and select your music files.
  • Or drag a file from any location on your hard disk to the Music library icon in the iTunes Source list, as shown below.
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