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iTunes: Burning Down the House Following are some notes on importing your CDs: 45 · When you first build your Library, set iTunes to Import Songs and Eject a CD when you insert it (use the General tab of the iTunes Preferences dialog). As iTunes finishes importing a CD, it will eject it. Then you can insert another and add it to the Library. After you have built your Library, choose a different CD insert option or you might end up with multiple versions of the same song in your Library (iTunes enables you to create multiple versions of the same songs in case you want to have songs encoded with different quality levels). · You can cancel the encoding process by clicking the small "x" at the right end of the encoding progress bar in the Information window. · You can listen to the music that you are encoding while you are encoding it. Because the en- coding process moves faster than real-time, the import process will be done before the selected songs stop playing. This can be confusing because it seems natural that both should stop at the same time. If you set CDs to eject after they are imported, the end of the importing process will be quite clear (because the CD will be ejected). · You can also listen to other songs in your Library or playlists at the same time that you are encoding songs. · You can find the location of the encoded file for any song in your Library by selecting it and choosing File, Show Song File ( +R). A Finder window containing that file that you imported will be opened, and the file will be highlighted. NOTE If you purchased a new Mac with iTunes installed on it, your Library might contain quite a few songs already, courtesy of Apple. You can also add music and sound files directly to your Library without encoding them first. For