Before any music can be put onto an iPod, the music must first be put onto a computer hard disk. Music files are transferred from the hard disk to the iPod by way of a media management program. Most iPod users use iTunes to sync their music because both products are made by Apple and optimized for one another. Putting music onto an iPod from a CD is just like syncing, but with an extra step called importing.
Insert a CD.
Click "Yes" if iTunes asks whether you would like to import the CD into your music library. Otherwise, click "Import CD."
Wait for iTunes to import the entire CD into your music library. When the Apple logo appears in the center area above the main window of iTunes, the import is done.
Remove the CD and put it away.
Connect an iPod to the computer.
Click the iPod's name in the left-hand menu pane of iTunes.
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