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Will any MP3 player ever catch Apple's iPod?

Clearly anything *can* be beat… but will it? I suspect iPOD will be beat but it will take time since PC centric companies are slow on the draw. That said someone has to come up with a small MP3 player that has WORLD CLASS (read: classy art NOT cheap plastic faux “modern) looks, huge hard drive with FM radio, and WORLD CLASS SOFTWEAR for the PC. Can it be done? Sure… will it? Maybe.

Posted by Dave in Chicago on May 16, 2003 at 1:03 PM (CDT)

Will any MP3 player ever catch Apple's iPod?

Max,

Are you the same Max who spent 4.5 hours trying to sync his new iPod to his pc? Come on now, fess up… I read a post by a Max that said he had all kinds of trouble and was at his wits end.

http://www.ipodlounge.com/reviews_more.php?id=409_0_6_0_M

check out that page to see what I am referring to if it is not you.

Comparing the iPod to other Mp3 players is a lot like comparing Macs to PC’s and the statement I made is not a generalization, it’s a fact. I have never met anyone who’s ever used a mac that liked windows better except one and he may really be crazy!

Yes, I am proud to own a Mac. So much so that I bought stock in the company.
Are you proud of your PC?
Would you buy stock in whichever of the thousands of windows PC manufacturers built your machine?

Posted by sillycar on May 15, 2003 at 12:38 PM (CDT)

Wishing for a play queue for iPod

Sounds like a bug in the software, not a hardware defect. Can anyone confirm?

Posted by Songdog on May 15, 2003 at 11:07 AM (CDT)

Wishing for a play queue for iPod

Got the new 30G 2.0 model and was thrilled to have a queueing feature—but I think I’ve hit a problem…is mine defective?  It works like this:  I set up a short “on-the-go” playlist of three songs.  Then I start playing the first song.  Then I go back to adding songs to the list.  I hold down the button, the title blinks, the song is added to the queue and everything seems to be working fine BUT:  The ipod stops playing after those first three songs.  Any songs on the list that were added after I’ve pressed PLAY aren’t recognized.  So I scroll up to the top of the queue again and press PLAY and this time it’ll play all the songs in the list.  If I add any more though…same thing. They’re on the list but the ipod doesn’t see them. Anyone else?

Posted by Dave in SF, CA on May 15, 2003 at 10:21 AM (CDT)

Will any MP3 player ever catch Apple's iPod?

Way before the IPOD there was a 20GB monster called the PJB100 which was clearly marred by poor product placement and became a very techy only device. What boosted it was its ease of use and open source coding. The development front is superb and although production has now stopped the device has a loyal following that keep quiet as it is their little secret. I have now got to the point where I needed to upgrade and though I could just stick a 60GB drive in my PJB and it would still work I have plumped for the new 30GB IPOD. I expect big things. I just wanted to let you know there was a player to match (beat) the Ipod it is just no one knew about it :)

Posted by Robert Perkins in Oxford (UK) on May 15, 2003 at 8:29 AM (CDT)

New iPod Reactions: Accessory Makers and an Author

just wanted to let you know your vaja case link is incorrect: it points to speck products. otherwise great article!

Posted by spoof on May 15, 2003 at 2:21 AM (CDT)

Wishing for a play queue for iPod

They haven’t given me AAC support yet, jzero. I have a Windows iPod.

Posted by Songdog on May 14, 2003 at 10:24 PM (CDT)

Will any MP3 player ever catch Apple's iPod?

Albert,

Having just purchased one of the new iPods I haven’t had a single problem with connecting/compatibility with my PC.  The iPod definitely charges while I’m sync-ed up, I imagine it doesn’t for some because they are using a 4-pin FW connection and thus their fire-wire ports are not powered (and therefore cannot charge).  Also, while I dislike MMJB as a product it’s been perfect to use with the iPod, not problems whatsoever.

Sillycar, ugh ... why bring a stupid Windows v Apple debate in when you’re commenting on mp3 players.  I understand how proud you are of your Mac, but to make broad generalisations such as:

“I only know one person who’s ever used a mac that likes windows better and I think he has mental probs.”

... is totally ridiculous, I will admit that the iPod is better as a whole package than any other mp3 player I’ve dealt with.

 

Posted by Max in Australia on May 14, 2003 at 9:25 PM (CDT)

Wishing for a play queue for iPod

alright, that sucks you feel that way

Posted by jzero in AZ on May 14, 2003 at 7:35 PM (CDT)

Wishing for a play queue for iPod

LATEST SUPPORT FEEDBACK:

“version 2.0 is incompatable with my old ipod, just as your software (marketing) is incompatable with my hardware (brain)

please update the “old” ipods to version 2.0

I cant even begin to describe the deformations in my anus that this has caused.

I hope you choke.”

Posted by Oliver in Japan on May 14, 2003 at 5:28 PM (CDT)

Wishing for a play queue for iPod

they “gave” AAC support because it was in their best interests with the music store.

I dont think they will update the firmware, just like I dont think I’ll buy a mac product again.

Posted by Oliver in Japan on May 14, 2003 at 5:21 PM (CDT)

Wishing for a play queue for iPod

damn, guys. . .seriously, give apple a month to update the firmware for the old ipods.  i mean they gave you AAC support. . . .just be patient

Posted by jzero in AZ on May 14, 2003 at 5:12 PM (CDT)

Wishing for a play queue for iPod

That would be fine with me. In theory the queue could be editable on the fly, but all I really care about is the ability to enqueue more than one song at a time.

Posted by Songdog on May 14, 2003 at 7:14 AM (CDT)

Will any MP3 player ever catch Apple's iPod?

Hey Albert,
There are incompatible card problems for every pc device and very very few third party devices are “well” integrated with the pc because there are too many hands in the cookie jar!

I work with both pc’s and macs all the live long day, and Macs rule! It took me 10 minutes the first time I ever used a Mac to see how infinitely better they are and to switch. I only know one person who’s ever used a mac that likes windows better and I think he has mental probs.

P.S. The iPod does have an insurmountable lead, because despite the pitful way that pc’s work with iPods (and most other third party devices), Windows users are buying them up like HOT CAKES! Which is great for me since I own stock in Apple!!!!!! YEEEEEE HAWWW!!!!!!

I own the very very first model iPod and have used it hard every day for about a year and a half now and it ROCKS HARD! Every single day! I’ve had to reset it 5 times in all the time I’ve owned it. Not too shabby I think.

Like the new version, mine had some bugs when it was brand new, however Apple listens to its end users and has released very well targeted software updates that have eliminated all the probs. This will likely happen with the new one too.

This is coming from a guy who thinks the Zen is kinda cool. But c’mon man! It’s not even close! How can you say that an mp3 player that’s Ugly and Big could have better functionality than a small elegant one that’s easy as hell to operate?

P.P.S. How many times did your windows XP machine tell you that new security updates for this or that had been downloaded to your PC and were ready to be installed?

Posted by sillycar on May 13, 2003 at 7:03 PM (CDT)

Will any MP3 player ever catch Apple's iPod?

The ipod is undoubtedly the leader, and it’s definitely the best designed, but I think your comments are a bit biased.  Though the Zen market share is much lower, you have to give them credit for packing in a number of features the ipod does not have for a lower cost.  True, it’s ugly and big, but arguably functionality has far surpassed the ipod. 

The ipod itself has a ways to go.  There are numerous reports of bugs in this new release (resets, clicks, etc.), and it’s just not well-integrated with the pc (no charging while syncing, incompatible firewire cards, MMJB).  I think it’s too early too call it an insurmountable lead.

Posted by Albert in CA on May 13, 2003 at 6:43 PM (CDT)

Will any MP3 player ever catch Apple's iPod?

im still leaning towards the iPod but I have come across a few articles and potential iPod killers… some are very tempting.

MP3 Insider: iPod killers coming soon (2-12-03)
http://electronics.cnet.com/electronics/0-3219397-8-20851455-1.html

Creative Nomad Jukebox Zen (60GB, USB 2.0)
http://electronics.cnet.com/electronics/0-6342420-1304-21189822.html?tag=sd

Philips HDD100
http://www.audio.philips.com/betatest_HDD100.asp

Posted by 2000NB18T on May 13, 2003 at 5:16 PM (CDT)

Wishing for a play queue for iPod

Actually to implement a play queue would not have to have a negative impact on the interface at all. You would simply add an option to turn play queue on or off (in the settings or in the main menu). If it’s on, then selecting a new song queues that song. If it’s off, then selecting a new song switches to that song. The contents of a queue would also be accessible via a playlist.

Posted by cpatch in San Diego, CA on May 13, 2003 at 5:03 PM (CDT)

Wishing for a play queue for iPod

I don’t really see the play queue as a nice thing.  When companies try to implement LOTS of features like that, they go nuts and make the whole thing woefully complicated.  Take windows.  Microsoft tries to make it professional, but they just confuse you with counter-intuitive controls and design.  I don’t want to see any more buttons on the iPod, so I’d rather that Apple keep it simple.

So I’m ok with an on the go playlist creator, only so long as it is simple and easy to do.

Posted by I'm Not giving my name to this website... in I'm Not giving my location to this website... on May 13, 2003 at 4:58 PM (CDT)

How to fill a 5Gb iPod

Uh, it’s called AAC.  Get the new update for it, and compress your stuff overnight to 64 or 56 kb/second.  It sounds just as good as 128 MP3, and you can fit everything on it.

Posted by I'm Not giving my name to this website... in I'm Not giving my location to this website... on May 13, 2003 at 4:46 PM (CDT)

Wishing for a play queue for iPod

As the owner of a $500.00 20 gb ipod i would also like the all the 2.0 features of the new model. Its only fair!!
Also how about having the qued up song play instantly (no delay time). A feature required for mixing dj’s. As soon as you hit play the song starts in less than 3 ms. If a song is qued up, pressing the forward button will play the song untill it is released, then it goes back to the exact point in the song that was entered as the que point. Just like the professional DJ cd players!

Posted by Ivan Chaparro in Chicago on May 12, 2003 at 11:27 PM (CDT)

Wishing for a play queue for iPod

Can anyone please describe how the ‘on-the-go’ playlist feature on the new ipods works?

Is it possible to continuously add music to the current playlist while listening to that same playlist in the mean time?

Is it easy to re-order the songs within that playlist?

Posted by phester in TX on May 12, 2003 at 2:40 PM (CDT)

Experiment: iPod Video Capture?

Does anybody know if I can I sync the iPod with iPhoto, or can show QT videos (.MPG) on the iPod?

Posted by CQ in Paris on May 12, 2003 at 8:14 AM (CDT)

New iPod Reactions: Accessory Makers and an Author

It seems most of the manufacturers are only interested in making cases. Is there anyone interested in making use of the new connector for other possibilities, such as a one-button-transfer card reader for downloading photos.

Posted by Mammoth in Hong Kong on May 12, 2003 at 2:22 AM (CDT)

How to fill a 5Gb iPod

I have a 5 GB iPod as well, and I fill it using a set of smart playlists:
- Audible Files: Kind is “Audible file”. I’m into books on tape, so I make sure they’re all on the iPod. I uncheck the ones that I’ve listened to, so they’re displayed in the iTunes playlist for reference, but not copied to the iPod.
- Favorites: Limit to 1 GB selected by highest rating.
- Recently Added: Limit to 1 GB selected by most recently added.
- Purchased Music: as Apple defined it. if I paid for it, I want to listen to it. (At least for now)
- Random Music: Limit to 2 GB selected by random. I like having this so that I’ve got “new” music to listen to every time i synch my iPod.

A few feature requests (in case an iPod engineer reads this):
- Add a ‘shuffle’ command to cause random smart playlists to re-randomize.
- Have ‘convert selection to AAC’ ask whether to remove the old tracks. I’ve been converting my 192k bps MP3’s to 128k bps AAC’s, and it’s amazingly tedious double checking to make sure that I delete the right MP3’s after conversion is done.
- I’m also finding that deleting tracks from iTunes (e.g. the MP3 versions of tracks I just converted to AAC’s) doesn’t always delete the MP3’s. So I have untold MB of disk space wasted on invisible music times. I’d like to be able to force a scan of the iTunes folders to make sure that all songs physically present are in iTunes, and vice versa.

Posted by Laird Popkin in New York City on May 11, 2003 at 5:58 PM (CDT)

Audio Formats Explained And Rated

Minidisc uses Sony’s ATRAC compression.

Posted by Rus on May 11, 2003 at 9:28 AM (CDT)

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