An iPod Nano can be used to listen to music while you are away from your computer or non-portable music player. The Nano does not come with its own CD drive, but that doesn't mean that you can't listen to an audio CD using your iPod Nano. The iTunes software can be used to rip the music on a CD into your computer. This music can then be transferred onto the iPod Nano.
Add CD Music to iTunes
Put the music CD into the computer's CD drive.
Click the CD listed under “Devices” on the left pane of iTunes.
Click on the “Import Settings” button, located at the bottom of iTunes. A window will appear inside iTunes.
Click the “Import Settings” drop-down menu that's located at the top of the open window. Select any of the listed file formats; all of the listed formats are compatible with the iPod Nano. Once you've made a choice, click “OK.”
Click the “Import CD” button located next to the “Import Settings” button (at the bottom of iTunes). The music CD will be added to iTunes. You can then eject the music CD from the computer.
Change iPod Nano Settings
Connect the iPod Nano to the computer via the iPod Nano's USB cord.
Click the iPod Nano name listed under “Devices.”
Click the “Summary” tab listed at the top of the program.
Click on “Manually manage music and videos” located at the bottom of the main iTunes window.
Click the “Apply” button positioned at the bottom of iTunes. You can now manually sync music files onto the iPod Nano.
Put CD Music on iPod Nano
Click “Music” found under “Library” inside the left iTunes column. All of the music saved in iTunes will appear in the main window of the program.
Click all of the songs from the CD that you added.
Drag the selected CD music over to the iPod Nano listed under “Devices.” The music will be added to your iPod Nano.
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