Articles Recent Comments | iLounge

Articles - Recent Comments

Page 618 of 628 pages ‹ First  < 616 617 618 619 620 >  Last ›

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)

Wishing for a play queue for iPod

Yeh, come on Apply, don’t let us down !!!
Listen to your hart, not to all the money your making !!!
Let us see that you’re not like the other companies
Greatings from Belgium !!!

Posted by I-love-techno on June 16, 2003 at 12:30 PM (CDT)

iPod 20GB Mac

I am also trying to decide between the 2nd gen 20GB and the 3rd gen 15.  Does anyone know of a site or 3 where comparisons have been done?

Posted by HazMatt on June 16, 2003 at 10:17 AM (CDT)

Switching from MP3 to AAC Without Losing Your Mind

I recently bought some music from a web site in AAC formate. I could not get it to work on iTunes, so i consulted iTunes help:

“You might be trying to play an AAC file that was not created using iTunes or downloaded from the Music Store. Songs you download from the online Music Store or import into your library using the AAC encoder are encoded using the new MPEG-4 AAC format, and will play in iTunes and on your iPod. Older AAC files that you find on the Internet or elsewhere won’t play in iTunes”

Basically AAC has to be created by itunes or bought through them, this could mean that itunes could eventually stop people sharing music or at the very least stop you doing anything with your music.

Posted by AR on June 16, 2003 at 7:11 AM (CDT)

My iPod Buying Experience

YAY ^_^
In exactly ONE week I’ll get my iPOD! Yay! Yay! :)
Ha ha ha ha :) Can’t wait any longeeer!!!
It looks so damn COOL!
—-

Posted by MissKaelaKandi on June 15, 2003 at 6:38 PM (CDT)

Switching from MP3 to AAC Without Losing Your Mind

bw said:“I am reminded of the old days when StuffIt…”


I’m with you when you keep that format that sounds good for you!

But there is a big difference between compression and reduction!!!
mp3 and AAC is reducing data (in different ways)! A new, smaller, but complete file is genereted. It’s up to you how it sounds.

And compression files genereted by Stufflt etc. are, once recompressed, back at the same quality they where!!!

But compressed files are not playable, so what do you want to tell us?

Posted by RZ on June 15, 2003 at 6:18 AM (CDT)

Wishing for a play queue for iPod

LET’S HAVE ON-THE-GO PLAYLISTS FOR THE OLDER IPODS!
COME ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111

Posted by jibran on June 15, 2003 at 6:12 AM (CDT)

Switching from MP3 to AAC Without Losing Your Mind

My .02, if anyone cares. Use what sounds best to you. Don’t use what other people tell you is the best compression format. If your library is in MP3 format and sounds good to you, heck, why not leave it that way?

I am reminded of the old days when StuffIt and Compact Pro were constantly coming up with tighter and tighter compression formats. I’d get the new version of whatever and think, “Gee, if I use this I can squeeze a few more bytes onto this diskette!” After a while I got sick of converting and reconverting and just stuck with one format. I realised it was a huge waste of time.

Posted by bw on June 12, 2003 at 5:22 PM (CDT)

Switching from MP3 to AAC Without Losing Your Mind

My recommentdation in all for everything is:

I believe it’s better to re-encode to ACC. However, if you have MP3s that you have downloaded online. I suggest you stick with them. In other words, stick with the MP3s you have downloaded from online. Do not re-encode them.

As for WAV, I think thats just plain dumb. If you listen to music with an ipod, not only will you have limited space, battery power will go down (something we want to conserve these days). So I don’t suggest it. So DO reencode your library for the songs you have on CDs. Leave the MP3 songs that you’ve downloaded alone. It will be far more simpler in terms of music quality.
When reencoding somgs to ACC I recommend that you use Make Mine MPEG-4. It really will maximize the quality of your songs if you choose to have ACC. It will take about twice as long to re-encode but it will sond much better.

Peace

Posted by Alan T. on June 12, 2003 at 12:15 PM (CDT)

iPods for Windows: It's a good thing?

Aaron - you got just about all of it wrong didn’t you?  But I won’t rub it in…

It’s fairly clear to me that the reason Apple are making itunes and ipods for windows is that they’re branching out into the music business in the hope that it can prove more successful than the computer business - Apple just ain’t gonna convert all those PC users - ever!  A favourite way to change the fortunes of an ailing company is to diversify and that’s just what Jobs is doing.

I love Apple products, but I work with PCs too - they’re all just computers, for God’s sake - they’ve both got their pros and their cons… Apple make the most elegant and intuitive products, but since when does that mean that everyone will buy them?  There are plenty of beautiful, artistic and innovative records and films out there, but you don’t see them at the top of the charts.

Posted by bobba on June 12, 2003 at 9:39 AM (CDT)

Page 618 of 628 pages ‹ First  < 616 617 618 619 620 >  Last ›

Recent News

Recent Reviews

Recent Articles

Sign up for the iLounge Weekly Newsletter

Email:

iLounge is an independent resource for all things iPod, iPhone, iPad, and beyond.
iPod, iPhone, iPad, iTunes, Apple TV, Mac, and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc.
iLounge is © 2001 - 2014 iLounge, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy