Mix: Japan, Zen Micro, MP3 Experiment, iPod ad, iTMS petition | iLounge News


Mix: Japan, Zen Micro, MP3 Experiment, iPod ad, iTMS petition

While Sony flounders, the iPod mini remains the No. 1 selling portable audio player in Japan.

Only 20 iPod owners showed up at Creative Technology’s headquarters to trade in their Apple gadget for a Creative Zen Micro MP3 player.

The MP3 Experiment is the world’s first live theatrical performance that audiences will experience exclusively through headphones—there are no actors. Audience members will download an MP3 track from the show’s Web site in advance, load it onto their iPod, and bring it with them to the show.

One iPod fan has created an excellent iPod commercial that rivals any big production company.

An online petition has been posted in hopes of getting Apple to add PDF booklets with liner notes to each song download from the iTunes Music Store.

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I suspect that, regardless of the petition, iTunes 5 will sport a built-in PDF viewer, and each (full album only) purchase *will* come with PDF liner notes.

It seems to be a logic step forward.

Posted by Jerrod H. on November 24, 2004 at 10:31 AM (CST)


Hopefully iTunes 5 won’t be such a CPU hog.. why does it take 6-10% of my CPU to play music? Whenever I’m playing games, I quit iTunes because it causes some lag, even on my dual 1.8GHz G5 (with plenty of ram)!

Posted by kainjow on November 24, 2004 at 12:06 PM (CST)


It shouldn’t be with each song purchased, but with each album purchased. You don’t get complete liner notes when you buy a single now, why should that change?


Posted by narco on November 24, 2004 at 1:39 PM (CST)


That’s weird, I game with iTunes running on my 700 Mhz G4 :)

Posted by Nagromme on November 24, 2004 at 2:42 PM (CST)


That ad is pretty awesome.

Posted by Joshdude on November 24, 2004 at 4:06 PM (CST)


iPod mini “ad” - Whoa, fullmarks, and then some more, for creativity.

Posted by MadPict on November 24, 2004 at 5:21 PM (CST)


The ad ROCKS! I’m bored with the silhouette ads now - time for something new for 2005 :-)

Posted by Vauncey on November 24, 2004 at 5:45 PM (CST)


Brilliant!  Full incentive to buy the whole album. This would give record companies a reason to haord their music collection to iTMS and PDF all the album artowrk.  Sweet!  I imagine a revised album artowrk pane or something like that.  Quite cool.

Posted by J. Tro on November 24, 2004 at 9:16 PM (CST)


I find it funny that no one is laughin hysterically at the fact that only 20 ipod owners showed up to trade in

Posted by Zer0cool on November 25, 2004 at 6:40 PM (CST)


hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaa lol…is that better?

Posted by Nuke666 on November 26, 2004 at 1:17 AM (CST)


uhhh….sony and creative got owned. pretty dang cool ad, i’d like to see a 4g iPod version made

Posted by jTizzle on November 26, 2004 at 10:44 AM (CST)

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