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Wishing for a play queue for iPod

but if you want to sacrifice the beauty of the ipod for a nomad just to have a play que, rather then waiting a few months, which it hasn’t even been one month yet, then go ahead.  the ipod is smaller, its prettier, the new ipod has kick ass featuers. . .an alarm clock, games, contacts, notes. . . . .whats better then that?? i splurged and got a new one and. . ..it was more then worth it

Posted by jzero in AZ on May 24, 2003 at 10:10 AM (CDT)

Wishing for a play queue for iPod

there’s a whole lot of reasons why you shouldn’t switch to a bloody nomad.  first off. . .their bulky, 2nd off, their ugly, 3rd off do they have all the features that the ipod has? do they work right? i’ve never had ANY kind of problems with my ipod, none.  but i’ve heard a bunches of stuff about nomads.  before you spend your money on something else, think about it. . .apple or creative. . . .i’m with apple.  i sold my 20 gb ipod for $300 then bought the new 30gb.  never looking back.  i fall back in love with my ipod every day.  its amazing.  if you realy want a new one, you could get one, your just lazy

Posted by jzero in AZ on May 24, 2003 at 10:07 AM (CDT)

Wishing for a play queue for iPod

EVERYONE SHOULD LEAVE FEEDBACK AS ADVISED BY SEAN SMITH.

GO TO: http://www.apple.com/feedback/ipod.html
AND LEAVE YOUR FEEDBACK!!! : )

——————————————————————————-
This is the feedback I left!

MAKE A PLAY QUE FOR THE OLD iPODS!!!! Many of us spent SO much $ on our older models and cannot afford to upgrade right this second to get the “Playlist on the go” fetaure. The owners of the classic iPods are the ones that have kept the iPod in front of the competition and I suggest if Apple wants to keep it this way they should support their loyal customers with a Play Que software upgrade!

There aee thousands like me who wish this a reality! Please make it one~

Ben

PS

And when we do upgrade, we will remember Apple’s lack of “play Que” support and think ” Why shouldn’t I just “switch” to a 60gb Nomad JB. They have play ques and lost of other stuff” Many are thinking this way and many will be in a position to upgrade in the next year. Wouldn’t it be better to give us what we want now so we don’t think about “switching” later”?

Posted by Ben in Chicago on May 24, 2003 at 9:22 AM (CDT)

My iPod Buying Experience

I am planning on getting an iPod what should i get 15Gb or 30Gb, new model or old model, is MAC better than PC and or PC better than MAC. I do like MM but some say the program does not reconignize the iPod why not and if it does how do you fix that. Email me and I would be quite obliged.

Posted by Sam in Amarillo on May 24, 2003 at 7:14 AM (CDT)

My iPod Buying Experience

Chris, you shouldn’t be too upset about it. I have a old 5gig and a new 15gig and trust me, the 5gig was so much easier to use with just a normal firewire cable. I had 2 firewire cables, one permantly connected to the comp, and another one for the charger. This new dock->firewire cable gets all tangled with stereo wires when I have to pull it out from the comp for charging, plus I keep losing the small clip things u put in the ipod to cover up the dock port.

Posted by Skaven on May 23, 2003 at 8:58 PM (CDT)

My iPod Buying Experience

people, stop it!!!! Can only get mine in two week (money issues for some of us) and you all having the bloody IPOD is driving me CRAZY!!!! I am so jealous.TELL ME MORE!!!!!!!!

Posted by Katrin Malin in amsterdam on May 23, 2003 at 9:28 AM (CDT)

Switching from MP3 to AAC Without Losing Your Mind

Because deleting the old tracks means losing the metadata, like ratings, play counts, comments, and it means losing songs from playlists.

Posted by eustacescrubb in Yellow Springs. OH on May 22, 2003 at 7:52 PM (CDT)

Switching from MP3 to AAC Without Losing Your Mind

Rather than relying on perfect dupes of CDDB track info in order to use “Replace Existing,” why not manually delete the old tracks by using shift-arrow to highlight the tracks and delete them?

Not as elegant, but a lot faster—especially if you sort by Date Added and/or Format and then go through all the older tracks and kill ‘em off…..

Posted by libratem on May 22, 2003 at 6:46 PM (CDT)

Switching from MP3 to AAC Without Losing Your Mind

I can’t wait for iTunes for Windows. Then I can get my wonderful iTunes interface at work (with windoze. :(((  )

Posted by Chris on May 22, 2003 at 5:34 PM (CDT)

Wishing for a play queue for iPod

The New IPod On-The-Go, is perfect..  seems to work just fine for me, only got it yesterday, but i’ve had 15 songs playeded from on the go just fine.

Posted by DouG0 in wherever on May 22, 2003 at 4:44 AM (CDT)

Switching from MP3 to AAC Without Losing Your Mind

Is the new MMJB can rip the CD to AAC ?

Posted by godzilla in UK on May 22, 2003 at 2:21 AM (CDT)

My iPod Buying Experience

Before I even thought about getting an iPod, I ripped all my cd’s to MP3 (basically for winamp). But for the WMA question, you can get MP3 PowerEncoder, thats a Windows Media Player add-on.

Posted by Fogy in japan on May 22, 2003 at 2:09 AM (CDT)

Will any MP3 player ever catch Apple's iPod?

Lots of comments here that I will try to respond to. 

Overall, I think we can agree that there are feature on other mp3 devices that we would like to see on the iPod. 

I hope we can also agree that there are a number of bugs and complaints regarding basic operation and reliability of the new docking ipods.  Apple has not addressed these complaints.  They have not addressed historical complaints in a timely manner (old battery issue).

If I had a Mac, and my iPod performed advertised features without any problems, I would be happy.  Now, I have a PC, and since Apple has chosen to sell iPods for PC users, I should expect the high quality and service that Apple is known for.  I should not have to buy a Mac to fulfill the promise of a simple mp3 player.

Yes, I have an docking iPod, and yes, I’m using a PC with it. I have had problems.  The Apple store in Palo Alto has not been helpful, they would not give me an exchange, and I’m not willing to give them a 15% restocking fee for the privilege of renting a buggy product.  According to the Mac Genius, “all new products are ‘quirky’.”

Those frustrations aside (and getting back to the original topic), the iPod is constructed of many standard parts, and eventually, SOMEONE (other than Apple) will get it right.  On the PC front, which is the broader market, Apple is arguably behind Creative in terms of support (fixes, firmware upgrades, openness and responsiveness) and feature set.  Of course, in a portable device, form is just as important, if not more important, than function.  In this respect, Apple is miles ahead.

The point is, they CAN build a big lead here, but they must do so by attracting and pleasing PC users as well as Mac users.

Posted by Albert in asdfasdf on May 21, 2003 at 1:32 PM (CDT)

iPods for Windows: It's a good thing?

It’s simple: Apple is a big commercial firm AND got a very good product. They want to sell it to as many as they are capable of, and that is both Mac and PC users.

Posted by Espen on May 21, 2003 at 9:40 AM (CDT)

How to fill a 5Gb iPod

I have converted all of my high bitrate MP3’s to 128 kbps AAC’s, but I’ve still got 25 GB or so of music, and a 5 GB iPod.

Posted by Laird Popkin in NYC on May 21, 2003 at 8:36 AM (CDT)

Switching from MP3 to AAC Without Losing Your Mind

Dave Wrote:
if I convert MP3s to AAC the sound quality will degrade. Is this true?

Any time you compress something in a non-lossless format sound quality will degrade. I is like taking a piece of red paper and cutting it to fit a frame then realising you want to use a different frame. if you try to cut the piece of paper again it is still a red piece of paper just not as much.


Dave Wrote:
what if the original was a downloaded file. Is converting a viable option or will I lose too much sound quality.

“Too much” is relative if you don’t like it don’t convert if you think it is worth the time loss in quality and effort to you do it, but why convert when the ipod can play both one right after the other?

Dave Wrote:
Also, I have now set up itunes to import as AAC. Therefore if I download a file, I assume its automatically being converted to AAC when I import into itunes. Does this degrade the sound?

It will not automatically convert from one compressed format to another. you have set it to import from CD’s as AAC. If it were to convert it would degrade the sound to your ears.
Jim

Posted by Jim on May 21, 2003 at 1:52 AM (CDT)

Switching from MP3 to AAC Without Losing Your Mind

without getting the “stupid windows user. just switch” response… are there any info sources on AAC support and transferring to iPod on a PC (particularly windows XP and/or Linux).

i’m well aware of the fact that i should have a mac and believe me, if apple’d lower their goddam prices i’d have one. but i don’t (yet) so i gotta deal with windows and i’d like to do so with better AAC audio quality.

feel free to drop me an email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with any responses.

Posted by johnny duophone in illadelph on May 20, 2003 at 10:25 PM (CDT)

Will any MP3 player ever catch Apple's iPod?

For lots of people it is always going to be an issue of price and not quality. Look how many people drive Fords and Chevys and not Mercedes or Lexus…They buy what they can (or are willing to) afford.

Posted by Sabon on May 20, 2003 at 3:07 PM (CDT)

Switching from MP3 to AAC Without Losing Your Mind

I have a couple questions regarding the new AAC format. As I understand it, if I convert MP3s to AAC the sound quality will degrade. Is this true? Therefore if the original was from a CD, I have to re-rip the CD. OK, I can do that. But what if the original was a downloaded file. Is converting a viable option or will I lose too much sound quality.

Also, I have now set up itunes to import as AAC. Therefore if I download a file, I assume its automatically being converted to AAC when I import into itunes. Does this degrade the sound?

Thanks,

Dave

Posted by davewe on May 20, 2003 at 11:11 AM (CDT)

Switching from MP3 to AAC Without Losing Your Mind

If you’re looking for a little more control when ripping CDs as AAC, try Make Mine MPEG-4 (rip 10 CD demo, $7.00 thereafter). iTunes doesn’t let you set some of the encoding options in QuickTime, Audio Quality for example. Anecdotal evidence suggests that iTunes has it set at “Good” or “Normal”, but QT is capable of Better and Best. Further subjective listening tests suggest AACs ripped at 192 kbps at Best Audio Quality are superior to “plain-old” iTunes rips.

Cheers,
Doug

Posted by Doug Adams on May 20, 2003 at 5:24 AM (CDT)

Switching from MP3 to AAC Without Losing Your Mind

If you have edited a CD’s info because the CDDB info was wack, your Mac will keep in its cache the info you entered. iTunes will only look up CD info if you check the pref to always look up CD info on the net. Otherwise it will check its local cahe data and use that.

The downside is this won’t work if you have edited your track info AFTER ripping. However I’ve been in the habit of editing track info when the CD is still in the drive, that way, if I ever need to play the tracks from the CD the track info is to my liking. Perhaps more of a tip for future encoding…

Posted by monty on May 20, 2003 at 4:39 AM (CDT)

Switching from MP3 to AAC Without Losing Your Mind

If you do end up with duplicate tracks (1 AAC & 1 MP3) after reripping a CD theres a good way I use which enables you to preserve the play count, and any info thats stored in the iTunes library rather than the ID tags.

Do an an apple R to show your MP3 in the finder, and delete it (inc. emptying the trash). Then in iTunes, clear the AAC track (remove from library) by hitting backspace, and when it asks you if you want to move the track to the trash hit no. Then, Do a get info (or play) the MP3 track… it will say it can’t find it, do you want to locate it… then you just point it towards the AAC file and bingo…. play counts are preserved!

Posted by rees in london on May 20, 2003 at 4:22 AM (CDT)

iPod 20GB Mac

I’m comparing the 2nd gen. ipod 20 GB to the 3rd gen ipod 15 GB.  Why do I want to spend almost $100. more for the newer model?  Are the specs significantly improved?  AND,  does the newer ipod play other music formats (non-MP3)?  I can’t seem to find tech specs on the older 20 GB to compare to the specs for the new 15 GB.  Anyone have any answers (other than a marketing “sell job”)?

Posted by J Dieter in East Coast on May 20, 2003 at 3:32 AM (CDT)

Switching from MP3 to AAC Without Losing Your Mind

Get a Mac.

Why mess with XP?  I converted last November & never looked back.  I have 3 iBooks (very low cost) & a Powerbook in the house with an airport base station…. and I bout my wife an iPod with her iBook.  She loves it (& me for it).

Posted by Freddy on May 20, 2003 at 12:51 AM (CDT)

Switching from MP3 to AAC Without Losing Your Mind

How about Windows XP, is there any apps can rip the CD direct to AAC ?

godzilla

Posted by godzilla in UK on May 19, 2003 at 11:09 PM (CDT)

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