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My iPod Buying Experience

Excuse me, can any one tell me how to clean my iPod with good results? the metalic surface always looks sunscratched I enclosed it in polyurethane custom fit bags for protection and looks and change them every week but these little scratches or plastic spots make sick.
Please Help

Posted by OsMac in lycos on June 24, 2003 at 2:30 AM (CDT)

Switching from MP3 to AAC Without Losing Your Mind

Bobba, Please be patient, the big time apple is having with iTunes music Store and iPod for PC will bring them to the PC itunes for sure, if no money for a Mac? I suggest you rip your CD

Posted by OsMac in lycos on June 24, 2003 at 2:15 AM (CDT)

iPod Adventures in the Middle East: Part I

I live in Kuwait and I use my iPod in temperatures that are also around 132, maybe even more. I havent experienced a problem, even though I am paranoid something might happen… but since I’ve gotten my 15 gig, 3rd gen. iPod, the weather hasnt had an affect on it…. *knocks on wood*

Posted by Patrick on June 23, 2003 at 2:03 PM (CDT)

Will any MP3 player ever catch Apple's iPod?

WOW,

I got to this forum since I usually read forums before deciding on a product. iPod is not different, so I got a pointer from www.tomshardware.com saying that this place has been most useful for getting advice, etc.

This forum is special allright! Believe it or not, I haven’s seen such a burst of rudeness in any forum for a long time - actually I’ve NEVER seen, period.

One thing is sure, with so much “help” and “mutual support”, I will look elsewhere.

One last word though. Didn’t you people hear about the simple technique of ignoring flames instead of arguing? With no response, flames fade away and together with them, their posters.

Best of luck, and happy iPodding.
Al

Posted by Virtual on June 23, 2003 at 9:46 AM (CDT)

Wishing for a play queue for iPod

come on apple, give us those playlist features! im sure it didn’t even cross most people mnds to check for such a simple thing as it is such a & basic standard feature!

ive also signed the petition

Posted by alan on June 22, 2003 at 4:20 PM (CDT)

Wishing for a play queue for iPod

Well sead Fiftyeggs !!!

And for apple -> Don’t be a bitch too!
Please give us that play-queue function!

ps: don’t forget this petition
http://www.petitiononline.com/ipoduser/petition.html

Posted by i-love-techno on June 22, 2003 at 3:26 PM (CDT)

Wishing for a play queue for iPod

Jzero.

I don’t think it’s ‘bitching’  If you’ve spent $500 on a mp3 player that holds 20gb worth of music, you don’t just want the play-que.  You NEED it.  Many people were too tranced by the cosmetics of the ipod to review it properly.  Many websites gave the ipod perfect ratings, but somehow missed the lack of the play-que feature.  I remember when I got the Nomad Jukebox with 6gb of storage, IT had a play-que feature, and that was almost 3 years ago.  I think it’s our right as consumers to have our opinions heard. 

And enough with the insults.  This purpose of this forum is to share our opinions.  Not insults.  If you disagree with what someone has said, then challenge him/her with your OPINION.  If you was to insult people, then please do it someplace else.

Posted by Fiftyeggs on June 22, 2003 at 3:10 PM (CDT)

Wishing for a play queue for iPod

i’m totally happy with my ipod.  and i use every available feature.  right now i can’t think of anything else i want. . .i have a 30gb 3G ipod and its great.  you guys need to stop bitching.  if you want something better, make it your selves. . .damn

Posted by jzero on June 22, 2003 at 2:06 PM (CDT)

Wishing for a play queue for iPod

Oh man! after reading all about the iPod, you guys tell me that there’s NO play queue on the iPod!?! What the hell! I can’t even arrange my music on the move? Then what’s the iPod for? Is apple gonna make us buy an iBook/Powerbook just to create a new playlist everytime we wanna add music to the playlist? Get us the Play queue now! “On the Go” function is only a cover-up man! It’s not the play queue function…I GET IT! the play queue is reserved for the 4th gen iPod right,APPLE?

Posted by j.m. on June 22, 2003 at 12:00 PM (CDT)

Wishing for a play queue for iPod

Hi

PLEASE can you implement on-the-go playlists. This is a very basic feature and like on the current ipods, should have been a standard feature. I implore you to re-think your current position.

Posted by sushi on June 22, 2003 at 7:53 AM (CDT)

Wishing for a play queue for iPod

maybe we could sign this petition
http://www.petitiononline.com/ipoduser/petition.html
to get an update for the older iPods.

Posted by Christian on June 21, 2003 at 3:13 AM (CDT)

Switching from MP3 to AAC Without Losing Your Mind

None of you guys would not have to re-rip if you had just ripped to 256Kbps MP3 or better in the first place.  Many have shown that this is essentially identical in sound quality to CDs. Sure the files are bigger than 128KBps but they’re still a lot smaller than AIFFs.  Besides hard drive space and even flash memory is cheap.  Time (spent re-ripping) isn’t!!  Up your sampling rate now so you won’t have to worry about inevitable codec improvements.

Posted by Giand on June 20, 2003 at 2:15 PM (CDT)

Wishing for a play queue for iPod

C Kizer -
Your ability to identify the functionality of the hardware inside the different iPods by merely looking at it is staggering. You are certainly the “Rainman” of the electronics world.

“YOUR THE IDIOT” - no my friend, you’re the idiot.

Posted by Andrew on June 20, 2003 at 7:24 AM (CDT)

Wishing for a play queue for iPod

sorry pal, but that update is only for the new ipods.  Most of us with the old have to go with 1.3, or if you have windows, 1.2.6

Posted by wezley on June 19, 2003 at 7:57 PM (CDT)

Will any MP3 player ever catch Apple's iPod?

...The thing is, we can argue about this as much as you want. The truth of the matter is, I’m not arguing that the Mac is better simply because it’s a Mac. I’m saying the guy is full of crap, because everything he has said can be shown to be a lie. When I said that it could very well be a problem with Windows, it wasn’t me dissing Windows for being Windows. It was me stating FACT that I have expierenced on several systems regarding to how it has had problems things such as removeable drives, or a keyboard for that matter. But of course, we can claim that certain things happen under “fantasy” benchmarks as much as you want. i am not saying fantasy because I am against PC’s, but because there aren’t any good benchmarks that work cross platform, so please educate me, all knowing “drew”. It would be great if you enlighten me, because obviously, I don’t believe you. Why? because your entire post hits things that no one else had even brought up, leading me to believe, that you just wanted to come off as a big man.

Do I have a life? Hell ya, I have my own business, and usually chilling with my friends, but that doesn’t mean I can’t actually know anything. “Wow, he has actually used both platforms, he can’t possibly ever see the light of day, or have any friends for that matter!” Brilliant observatioin “drew” but like in the rest of your post, ignorance shines through once again. I am not more a Windows Basher, then you are intelligent.

Posted by Charles on June 19, 2003 at 6:59 PM (CDT)

Will any MP3 player ever catch Apple's iPod?

...The speed thing is not a big deal, because most people don’t take advantage of most of the speed they all ready have. You can *itch all you want about how the new “Hyperthreading” of the new Intel chip has blown away everything Apple has, but the reality is, anyone who has studied the way chips work, should know that it isn’t that big of a deal, considering that it is just the next logical step from the Superscalar archcheture that was shown in the original Pentium. All it REALLY does, is trick the software at the Bios Level into thinking that there are two processors when there is really only one. The only real benefit is that it goes to a simpler level of threading two tasks and putting them through the same pipeline utilizing the gaps that exist when the primary thread is being executed. The thing is, the second thread is not being execute at nearly the speed it would if it was REALLY being executed in another processor. The results I’ve seen don’t show more then a 10-15% speed increase. That is nice, but it isn’t earth shattering. At the same time, I’m not going to try to defend Motorola, who has been focusing on other areas besides CPU’s, because that haven’t been doing that great profit wise…

Posted by Charles on June 19, 2003 at 6:58 PM (CDT)

Will any MP3 player ever catch Apple's iPod?

Don’t really care what you have to say, ignorance speaks volumes. I am by no means a “idiotic mac Zealot..” as you say. I use both platforms on a daily basis. Don’t care whats faster then what, and there haven’t really been any benchmarks that compare the two so I know your full of crap. Doesn’t really matter to me if Microsoft Word in XP does spell check faster then it does on a Mac. Everyone I know that has ever used a mac for more then 30 min loves it, looking back, never really seen anything to the contrary. Call me what you want, I have the expierence that shows I know what I’m talking about. I never said that the Mac is God’s computer, I just said that little Roberto is full of crap. Once you have pulled your head out of your butt long enough to truly realize what it was that I said, and realized from where I am coming from, I will listen to what you have to say. PC’s are fine if all you do is browse the web, there really isn’t much difference if thats all you do, once you do anything that goes beyond clicking a link, you realize how much better a mac is. The best OS that Microsoft has ever made was Windows 2000, and they completely screwed up that with Windows XP. Windows XP is unstable for my use, and is dramatically slower then 2000. Please, show me these so called “BENCHMARKS”, because I would love to see if you can manifest your delusions into something that can actually be seen by other people.

If you think I’m one of those Mac Zealots that kisses Steve Job’s Butt, then you are wrong, I have hated a few of the products. I hated the first generation ibook, and i don’t really care for the current iPod. The no moving parts thing takes away from how intuitive the original interface and lay out really was…

 

Posted by Charles on June 19, 2003 at 6:57 PM (CDT)

Will any MP3 player ever catch Apple's iPod?

Hey,

I have been a proud mac user since I was 3 years old, but I can’t stand idiotic mac Zealots who do nothing but bitch about how PC’s suck and Macs are God’s computer.  NEWS FLASH, you need a life!!  I mean, come on, we’ve got Charles over here making statements like “It is a well known fact that Mac users are more intelligent then PC users.”  People make their own choice about what operating system or computer to get, and no choice is the wrong one.  Macs are not CLEARLY better than PCs and PCs are not CLEARLY better than macs, so how can you even waste your time engaging in a debate? 

I like Macs, but I have to go with the facts:

Posted by drew on June 19, 2003 at 6:12 PM (CDT)

Wishing for a play queue for iPod

http://www.apple.com/ipod

fixed.  download it and BAM! playlist-on-the-go.

Everyone happy, right?

Posted by Fiftyeggs on June 19, 2003 at 5:09 PM (CDT)

Switching from MP3 to AAC Without Losing Your Mind

i’ll will not convert mp3 to aac i don’t think thats good for the music quality

Posted by Rastamutz on June 19, 2003 at 3:36 PM (CDT)

Switching from MP3 to AAC Without Losing Your Mind

check this… is this true ???

http://www.macobserver.com/comments/commentindivdisplay.shtml?id=26896

A year ago i had a minidisc netmd… this thing was full of encryption…(i believe something with AAC), no mac upload to MD (they only support PeeCee) so it was pretty useless for me… now i have an 15 gig ipod… : ) ...Sony sux 4exer.

Posted by Rastamutz on June 19, 2003 at 3:33 PM (CDT)

Wishing for a play queue for iPod

ay mama miah….lets have a playlist

Posted by italian stallion on June 18, 2003 at 9:55 AM (CDT)

My iPod Buying Experience

Well, I remember when the original ipod came out.  So sleek, so stylish, and so much memory!  Well, they sure came in a pretty price tag.  Anyway, I recently found out, or should I say two weeks ago, about the new ipod.  I told myself that I am going to get it.  So Sunday afternoon I went to Best Buy in St. Cloud and purchased one.  I was worried about the firewire.  But I found out that the laptop I received for graduation had firewire on it.  So, I purchased the ipod, went to my car and I opened it.  I got a chill running down my spine.  Even when you are opening up the box it is exciting.  Apple did not cut corners, too bad MICROSOFT does!  Even though I do have a PC, I wish I had a MAC!!  Anyway, when I got home I installed musicmatch, then I plugged in my ipod.  Everything works “fine”.  Now the reason why I say “fine” is because obviously, as we all know, Microsoft Windows (even XP) is subject to “program not responding errors.”  Which I get when I try to record my cd.  I also like the fact that Apple made the new ipod compatible with both OS.  Before, you have to buy either a Mac, or a windoze.  By the way, I got the 10GB model.  Fine for me.  It will hold plenty of music without worrying about whether or not I do not have that much memory.  I beginning college this fall, and I will definitely put this ipod to good use.  Buy one!

Posted by Noel Dokken on June 17, 2003 at 7:34 PM (CDT)

Will any MP3 player ever catch Apple's iPod?

Sorry to interrupt the argument, but I just got an iPod, and it is awesome. I got the 10GB one, since I don’t listen to too much music. Once I got it working, it worked great. The only problem is that my computer doesn’t have a Firewire port. One question: does the dock connector with the USB cable only connect to the dock? Or does it connect to the iPod too?

. . . Thanks.

Posted by Jimothy on June 17, 2003 at 7:52 AM (CDT)

Will any MP3 player ever catch Apple's iPod?

Sorry to interrupt the argument, but I just got an iPod, and it is awesome. I got the 10GB one, since I don’t listen to too much music. Once I got it working, it worked great. The only problem is that my computer doesn’t have a Firewire port. One question: does the dock connector with the USB cable only connect to the dock? Or does it connect to the iPod too?

. . . Thanks.

Posted by Jimothy on June 17, 2003 at 7:52 AM (CDT)

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