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Future Pods

OK, there’s a lot of talk about market share, comparison with other players etc etc…

But the only thing that’ll convince a sizable portion of the people who don’t already have an iPod is PRICE.

Make at least one version good and cheap. Dirt cheap. Like 100 to 150 max cheap.

Posted by zpok on February 5, 2004 at 6:09 PM (CST)

Future Pods

umm the ipod mini is not overpriced or anything, if it was then how come it has been on apple’s top seller list for weeks :P

Posted by Jeremy on February 5, 2004 at 2:59 PM (CST)

Future Pods

“DJs” using iPods are just lame - you might as well be DJing at weddings. There is a reason real DJs use vinyl - CDs barely cut it and that’s after a decade of development of CD mixing desks.

Posted by Clubber on February 5, 2004 at 2:18 PM (CST)

Future Pods

To Luke - DJ’s wouldn’t play (exclusively) on the subway; they are increasingly using iPods in clubs.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz on February 5, 2004 at 12:46 PM (CST)

Future Pods

I already have most of the iPod Pro - but it’s called the iHP-140. Truly this is the Rolls Royce of players.

Posted by iPodPro on February 5, 2004 at 12:19 PM (CST)

Future Pods

I want an iPod for the home.  Somehow, I want to play everything in my iTunes library (i.e. Protected AAC) through my home stereo without having to have a full-blown desktop computer hooked up to it.  Currently I can use an iPod but no iPod can hold my entire library.  Third-party solutions out there are nice but they don’t play tunes bought from the iTMS.  Apple either needs to come out with a product to let me do this or license these third-party companies to play Protected AAC.

Posted by hondo77 in Southern California on February 5, 2004 at 11:54 AM (CST)

Future Pods

iPod Pro?  The iPod is pro now.  Time scaling and pitch adjustment would be nice, but I don’t think DJs want to scratch and mix on the subway, and if they do, they’ll get (already have) laptops.  Also, give me one instance where you would be able to take advantage of Dolby 5.1 coming out of an iPod, other than transfering files from place to place, which you can do now.  Line in recording would be great, but they won’t do it.

iPod 2 won’t be called iPod 2, it will be called “iPod, now with longer battery life and another 20 Gigs.” 

No way they make a video iPod in 2004, probably not in ‘05 either, and my gut feeling is never, but it might be the tunafish I ate yesterday.

Ah…  Now the iPod Mini updates I agree with.  When they can make it with 4G of flash for $250 or less, they will.  Adding FM would be sweet, but I doubt you’ll be able to record. 

My prediction, if the iPod Mini and other 1-5 G HD-based players sell well and help bring hardware prices down, we could see a $99 iPod in 18 months.

Posted by Luke on February 5, 2004 at 10:48 AM (CST)

How to create smart playlists in iTunes

Anyone got any tips on specifying a running order for smart playlists that are created on your iPod? It just seems to always default to alphabetical/album title, even though you can sort by any field in iTunes.

Posted by Chris Waller on February 5, 2004 at 5:39 AM (CST)

How to create smart playlists in iTunes

azdude, in your review you noted that all criteria are treated as “AND”, but in itunes 4 for oxX, i can select AND for multiple criteria or i can choose OR.

also, Mark, i believe if you make an on the go list, my itunes (osx) automatically syncs it to itunes naming it “on-the-go 1” or something, and if you rate a song on ipod it changes the rating in itunes, same for question one. however this is probably only for people like me who select “automatically sync entire library”, which is not what you want to do…i believe there is a program that can help you witht his, (i think it was posted on the front page maybe a week ago?) but i am not positive.

Posted by andy on February 3, 2004 at 7:11 PM (CST)

A look at the iPod mini

The mini is pretty cool, but not my cup of tea. I have about 1GB of music, selectivly culled from my entire CD collection, some audibooks and downloads from iTunes on my 20 GB. Why do people carry around music they will never listen to? I don’t know. But I’m happy with all my extra space- I could record every single lecture I sit for for years and have them immediatly accessable, or extract pictures from my digital camera on trips, and still have enough room for music. Even 4 GB is great, 13 hours of music! If apple releases a white (as opposed to silver) mini, I’d buy it. The colors do irk me a little- they bring to mind easter eggs and such. The iPod, and Apple in general, survive because of the interface, lightyears ahead of the others. I just think the people who bash it are kinda jealous…

Posted by esra in PA on February 3, 2004 at 4:18 PM (CST)

First Looks: iTrip, iPod Armor & FlipStand

ITRIP V ISKIN.
With the itrip being one of the best things since sliced bread, but the is a problem.  The iskin is no doubt the best way to protect you pod, but unfortunately the itrip wont work or fit while in the iskin, does anyone know if the is an adaptor to correct this, or will i just have to keep filling away the trip case inorder for it to fit, so griffin and iskin, please talk to each other to sort this prob out…

Posted by qstix on February 3, 2004 at 9:51 AM (CST)

How to create playlists in iTunes

Patrick—

Having copies of your music on your PC is by far the most convient way to do it…

...However, no—You do not need to keep all the songs on your computer.  Use Manual sync mode, and you can delete them after you transfer.

However, you lose several nifty features this way, and you can’t ignore the threat of losing all your music should your iPod fail or need to be updated.

In my opinion, if you’re planning on buying a $500 40GB iPod, it would be a good “accessory” to buy a $50 40GB Hard Drive for your PC as well.

Posted by Jerrod H. in TX on February 3, 2004 at 6:53 AM (CST)

How to create playlists in iTunes

I am intersted in purchasing the 10,000 song capacity ipod and need to know if I will need to keep the thousands of songs on my pc even after I transfer them to the ipod?

Posted by patrick brutus on February 3, 2004 at 6:40 AM (CST)

How to create playlists in iTunes

My playlist disappeared in my ipod menu…anyone know how to get it back?!?

Posted by IpodUser1 on February 3, 2004 at 2:49 AM (CST)

The iPod mini Reaction Roundup

I will definitely be getting the iPod mini (hopefully)...I only have about 1 Gig of music, so I wouldn’t need 15 GB…and I guess I could use the rest for storing homework..lol

I also hope that it will go down in price…by 50 by April. If possible…

Posted by rohit45 on February 1, 2004 at 7:36 PM (CST)

How to burn a CD in iTunes

I believe that *tiny* gaps in MP3/AAC is an unavoidable consequence of the encoding process.  Check out this link for further explanation:

http://www.geocities.com/altbinariessoundsmusicclassical/mp3gaps.html

BTW, the following won’t help when listening on the iPod or on burned CDs, but when listening in iTunes, you can turn on “Crossfading.”

If the gaps are more important to you than the ability to select a certain track, then when you import, select “Join Tracks” to rip the entire album to one continuous track.  That’s about all you can do for now.

-Jerrod Hofferth

Posted by Jerrod H. in TX on February 1, 2004 at 3:11 PM (CST)

A look at the iPod mini

mini is ugly the original is so much cooler and who needs its to be smaller

Posted by fender_strat on February 1, 2004 at 1:05 PM (CST)

A look at the iPod mini

mini is ugly the original is so much cooler and who needs its to be smaller

Posted by fender_strat on February 1, 2004 at 1:05 PM (CST)

The iPod mini Reaction Roundup

it’s nice n’ cool.. but i agree w/ most of these guys.. the price is a lil high for a 4 giger.. :x

Posted by Sky on February 1, 2004 at 3:16 AM (CST)

How to import CD tracks to iTunes

It seems as though a few of us are having the a similar problem.
I have a dial up connection and am ripping cds to itunes. I then try try to get the album name and track listing and the itunes just freezes up.

Any suggestions?

Posted by Marty on January 31, 2004 at 8:41 PM (CST)

How to burn a CD in iTunes

Your article on how to burn with iTunes was great and had no problems burning with it after reading it. The problem I encountered was getting a slight gap between songs. Not a 2 second or even 1 second gap, but like a little glitch between tracks. I have my files saved at 128kbps in AAC.
I thought at first it just maybe iTunes that has the tiniest of gaps between tracks, but when I burn the tracks under Nero, my other burning sofware, there is the smallest of glitches between tracks as well. I have burned other CDs using Nero and all the tracks seem to flow as it were one big track, but not when importing songs from iTunes.
Also when I play my iPod there is the smallest little gaps between songs. Is there anyway to get rid of this as well? I listen to a lot of live shows so when there are gaps it gets really annoying.
Just a note: I have imported all of my songs onto my iPod using iTunes. Is there something about iTunes that has a problem flowing tracks seemlessly together?And if so is Apple in the works to fix it? Is it just AAC that does this? A certain AAC speed? Am I doing something wrong? Sorry for all the questions just want to be able to fix it.

Thanks,
Brian

Posted by Brian on January 31, 2004 at 2:05 PM (CST)

iPod Adventures in the Middle East: Part I

Hey,
I’m in the Army currently serving in Kosovo. I work in the TOC (tactical operations center) I HAD a 2gen 20 gb and finally received my 3gen 40gb AND I LOVE IT. The IPOD is one of the things keeping me going, I’m constantly answering questions from other soldiers and local nationals here asking me what it is and where to get one. I’ll try to get pictures up soon.

Posted by Joe O on January 31, 2004 at 8:31 AM (CST)

How to import CD tracks to iTunes

Sometimes when loading a CD into the drive iTunes won’t recognise the tracks - even if I hit “Get Info” - what can I do to solve this

Posted by Brian on January 30, 2004 at 12:40 PM (CST)

My iPod Buying Experience

hey, i’d like to know the songs featured on the iPod advertisement. one is hey mama by black eyed peas, that i know. what about the other one? they’re real cool.

Posted by hola~* on January 30, 2004 at 2:38 AM (CST)

How to fill a 5Gb iPod

I’ve unchecked lots (and I mean LOTS) of my music, but when i try to sync ALL the songs show up on the list and iTunes tells me there is not room on my tiny 5 GB iPod for everything.  What am I doing wrong here - aside from trying to do anything with a PC (be gentle!)

Posted by jess on January 29, 2004 at 11:28 PM (CST)

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