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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 11:05 AM (PDT)

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 1:16 AM (PDT)

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 6:41 PM (PDT)

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 12:05 PM (PDT)

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 6:31 AM (PDT)

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 10:40 AM (PDT)

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 12:38 AM (PDT)

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 9:28 PM (PDT)

How to burn a CD in iTunes

If only it were that simple.  A huge number of Windows users have never been able to burn a cd with iTunes.  And Apple has yet to address the issue.

Check out this thread in the Apple discussion forums for more info.

Posted by Jake on January 29, 2004 at 9:19 AM (PDT)

How to create smart playlists in iTunes

There are a couple things I want to happen when I connect my ipod to my computer What settings do I have to do first to allow these things to happen?  Please note that I don’t want to sync and transfer all tracks in my entire library or sync all tracks in the play lists. I just want to save the playlist and not transefer files. Please help as I do not want to erase any file by accident. Thanks in advance. 
1)  I would like the recently played tracks on my Ipod to be auto-saved as a “Recently Played” playlist in itunes .
2)I would like the On-The-Go-Playlist that I made to be auto-saved(not cleared) to a playlist in itunes.
3)The songs that I have recently rated on my ipod I would also like to be auto saved to a playlist in itunes.

Posted by cheapname on January 28, 2004 at 11:41 AM (PDT)

How to create smart playlists in iTunes

To expand on my last message…. I was able to get my recent songs list to work by changing the “Limit to…selected by” section from “most recently added” to “random”.  Don’t know why it worked, but it did!

Posted by Mark on January 28, 2004 at 7:21 AM (PDT)

A look at the iPod mini

Alex Heaton, thank you for your point of view, although it does outline your own primitiveness and insecurities it was much appreciated to read another point of view on the Mini iPod.

However, if you calmed down and actually read my post you should have picked up that I was not being insulting at all but merely stating a slight confusion, and only wanted to be set straight in a dignified fashion (which an individual managed to do, thank you Atomic Bomb also various other people) and on that point I admit I was wrong to say that “apple are making a huge marketing mistake” I had nt realised who they were marketing to in the first place.

Anyway, it was my BELIEF that it would make a much more effiecient purchase if one was to obtain the 15GB iPod as opose to the new Mini iPod, and also that the 15GB, 20GB and 40GB iPods are better looking.  But there is a fine line between belief and opinion and it is “closed-mindedness that you have to attack [my] believes”

Posted by Chococat on January 28, 2004 at 4:05 AM (PDT)

A look at the iPod mini

hey. ive heard some rumors that the ipod mini’s screen is not very big and its hard to see is this true? I dont think so though

Posted by jo on January 28, 2004 at 3:45 AM (PDT)

A look at the iPod mini

If you wanna c teh actual size of the mini go to
http://www.cdw.com/webcontent/hubs/MW/family/ipod.asp

A little too expensive I think but I can’t stand buying it (in APRIL!) Stupid releasedate..

Peace

Posted by debilio on January 27, 2004 at 5:53 AM (PDT)

TAPs and Obsolete iPods

I hate CompUSA in Cleveland Ohio. I work for a bussiness that had warranties with them, and the service was non-existant when we needed it. A store filled with low-life scum that sell you an on-site service plan but don’t mention that it is exceeded by the manuf. warranty and so does nothing. Had another item that took them 3 YEARS to get me a new monitor.

YMMV,
Dave
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Posted by David Echelberger on January 26, 2004 at 10:47 AM (PDT)

A look at the iPod mini

 
There is a sinister consensus developing in our society.  Thousands of us are choosing Apple’s Ipod as the centuries
must have gadget.  Across the nation, the thin pearly white cord that sprouts from the inside jacket pocket and weaves
insidiously towards the ear and the brain marks the wearer as part of the podnescenti, the digital masons of the
entertainment age. With the launch of the mini –Ipod, a smaller, more accessible version of the same device, we must
question the ultimate consequences of the mainstreaming of this machine.

To answer these questions we need to ask ourselves not what the devise does (store music, play it back, fit in your
pocket) but how it functions. The Ipods ultimate function is not music but social isolation.  It is designed to cut its host
of from all aural stimulation from the outside world, wherever they are.

Yet the genius of the device is the extra layer of narcissism and self-regard its storage and playlist facilities gives to the
process.  The Ipod’s host is caught eternally in a universe of their own music, their own tastes, their own memories.  The
Ipod is creating a multinational tribe of closed-circuit autists, inanely grinning as they listen to the greatest hits of a life
they have long stopped living.

Posted by david on January 26, 2004 at 7:32 AM (PDT)

How to create smart playlists in iTunes

Is there a way to transfer a smart playlist to the Ipod that plays the 25 most recent songs added to the Itunes library?  I’ve been able to create it in Itunes, but once I sync it up to the Ipod, the list goes blank.

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help!

Posted by Mark on January 25, 2004 at 7:07 AM (PDT)

First Looks: iTrip, iPod Armor & FlipStand

I have recently purchased the iPod Armor and I have to say that I am very happy with it as a protective case.  As mentioned in the article this case is a little bulky and not that easy to work with but does an excellent job keeping your iPod safe.
I wouldn’t recomend it for exercising but rather for someone who keeps their iPod in a bag or place that it could be banged around or dropped.
You’ll probably want another, more functional kind of case to compliment this one.

Posted by Manutd on January 24, 2004 at 8:59 PM (PDT)

A look at the iPod mini

I predict the mini will drop to $200 very shortly…

Buy.com has the Creative Muvo2 4GB Mp3 player for only $198.82.

Amazon has Creative Muvo2 4GB Mp3 player for $199.99.

Posted by PriceDrop on January 23, 2004 at 9:47 AM (PDT)

How to import CD tracks to iTunes

My itunes software is not recognizing my CD so I cannot import songs. Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Posted by mackberg on January 23, 2004 at 6:53 AM (PDT)

How to create smart playlists in iTunes

Dunny-Dweller—

Thanks for your comments!  No need to wait, though.  Go download iTunes 4.2 from [url=http://www.apple.com]http://www.apple.com,[/url] and begin playing *now*.  No iPod required!  :D

Posted by azdude_15gb on January 23, 2004 at 6:19 AM (PDT)

How to create smart playlists in iTunes

Hey Jerrod - looking forward to putting this in to practise, my 40gigger arrives from the States on Monday (therefore no sleep on Sunday!).
Great article, vee-informative.

Posted by dunny-dweller on January 23, 2004 at 4:40 AM (PDT)

The iPod mini Reaction Roundup

It’s a fabulous-looking gadget! AND it comes in pink! I must say I would have bought one as the mini size seems more convenient for gym use, rather than the 4th gen iPod. My 20GB one is a bit too heavy and bulky to for that intended purpose. However, for only a 4GB capacity. . . $249 is a bit steep. I want to get one, specifically for gym use but it has to be priced less than $200. I guess that’s just about the right price to trigger purchase intent, for most people, into actual purchase. I would think there would be a considerable number of existing iPod owners who would be interested in buying a mini, in addition to their big iPods. . . but that would really depend on the final selling price.

Posted by chubbs in Philippines on January 22, 2004 at 5:09 PM (PDT)

A look at the iPod mini

Oops, sorry bout that double post guys.

slight warning here, if your thinking of getting a mate to ship you an ipod, youll have to declare it and pay some stupid amount of tax. and if you dont, and they find it which they probably will, then theyll confiscate it. Same goes for if theyr comeing through the airport, the only possible way i can see of getting round that one, is if they take it out the box and flat pack the box and say that its their own player.


beedle

Posted by Alex Heaton on January 22, 2004 at 3:07 PM (PDT)

A look at the iPod mini

GearHead and especially Chococat STFU!!

Like so many have said, dont like it dont buy it!

and chococat, stop trying to pretend your clever by doing a little bit of maths. Shut UP!

If your really dumb enough to think that all the ipod is, is a hard drive, then ok. however you fail to realise that youve still got the SAME capacity, battery, processor, Screen, chipboards etc.etc., not to mention the fact that they’re all smaller, and so are likely to cost more.
Seriously, stop trying to be big, and LOOK AT OTHER PEOPLES POINT OF VIEW!!!
its no use saying that the ipod minis are crap and no-one wants them compared to the 3rd gen ones, when sooooooo many people are buying them!!

At the end of the day, either come on and discuss why you dont think theyr that good, NICELY, not like “I fail to see the logic behind most of these posts… ” DON’T insult people, unless of course you cant get past your little world of insecurity and closed-mindedness that you have to attack people believes.

on a final note chococat- “Apple are making a huge marketing mistake.” 
HAHAHA - retard


Beedle

Posted by Alex heaton on January 22, 2004 at 3:03 PM (PDT)

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