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iTunes: Burning Down the House 41 the iTunes Music folder, the music files are contained within folders that are named with the artist's name. Within each artist's folder, each album has its own folder. If you prefer to have imported music stored in a different location, use the Change button to set a different location for the files that you import into iTunes. · Size of streaming buffer. When you use iTunes to listen to content from a streaming source, such as the Internet, a certain amount of that data is stored in a buffer before it begins to play. This ensures that you can have a constant flow of sound even if the flow of data to your Mac isn't smooth. Use the Streaming Buffer Size pop-up menu to change the size of the buffer you use. For example, if you find Internet content starting and stopping, choose Large to increase the size of your buffer. · Power conservation. Check the Battery Saver checkbox if you use iTunes on a PowerBook or iBook running on battery power. This causes iTunes to store music in RAM to lessen the need for the hard drive to spin, thus reducing power use. NOTE If you want to share the music that you encode with other users of your Mac, you should store it in your Public folder. Other users can then add that music to their iTunes Library. Making Music with iTunes Now that you understand audio file formats, the iTunes application, and how to configure iTunes for the various tasks for which you will use it, it is time to start using the application. In this section, you'll learn how to master your music. NOTE For the remainder of this chapter, I have assumed that you have configured iTunes as