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Dell: $40 off $400 TODAY Only

Well I just called Dell and lo and behold you CAN buy an Ipod from them, but they are not listed on the website since they are backordered 3-4 weeks.

Posted by Jason on July 1, 2003 at 6:39 PM (CDT)

Dell: $40 off $400 TODAY Only

This is pretty damn funny considering that Dell has stopped selling the Ipod.

Posted by Jason on July 1, 2003 at 6:14 PM (CDT)

"iTunes and the Technology Beyond MP3"

OK,. I can live with 256kbps MP3 sound quality.

Article states that AAc is about 1.3, 1.4 times smaller at equal quality.

That is 256 / 1.35 = 186 about 196kbps AAC. That is what I will wait for from Apple (or anyone else). Give me 256kbps Mp3 or 196kbps AAC. NOW!

Posted by pbox on July 1, 2003 at 3:46 PM (CDT)

"iTunes and the Technology Beyond MP3"

Good points andrew.
I could clearly hear a difference over my stereo setup, output from computer.

128 AAC had weaker bass, and “twangier” treble than 192 br mp3 encoded using lame 3.90.2.

Afterall, it could be my setup.

Posted by Stasyna on July 1, 2003 at 1:46 PM (CDT)

iPod clone spotted, will Apple pursue?

Here is a company that makes it:
http://www.gogodot.com.tw/
Seems like a great player.

Posted by vt on July 1, 2003 at 12:44 PM (CDT)

Mac: iPodEject 0.2 Released

Same thing happened to me.

Posted by lesliet on July 1, 2003 at 10:06 AM (CDT)

"iTunes and the Technology Beyond MP3"

It’s not a bad article, but the technical bits are confused.  For example:

You don’t actually “play” the MP3 file itself. To listen to it, you need an MP3 player with a decoder to translate the MP3 file back into a native audio format, in this case AIFF…

is blatantly wrong. (Even from a technical point of view, although MP3 has to be decoded to be played back, players don’t write it out as a file of any format, AIFF or otherwise.)  Also:

they take the digitally sampled audio from a CD that is recorded at 44.1KHz (the so-called sampling rate) with a bit depth of 16 bits and throw out quanta (sound samples)...

If ‘quanta’ meant anything wrt sampled sound, they would be the differences between consecutive sample values, not samples themselves.  And in any case, audio compression doesn’t throw away samples unless you’re using a very low bitrate, and even then downsampling is usually a much more complex process than simply discarding samples…

However, the gist is generally good: AAC is a technically better format than MP3, and we are likely to see more of it.  Exactly how much better is of course open to debate…

For example, I can’t tell the difference between 192kbps MP3 and 128kbps AAC, so I’m happy to re-rip/re-encode, to save space. Others may have different experiences: we all have different ears, and different audio kit, and maybe different encoders and decoders, and different music—all of which will affect the results. So with such subjective matters, it seems just as silly to claim that all 96kbps AACs are better than all 128kbps MP3s as it does to claim that none are.

To judge from the many different claims I’ve seen, I suspect that on average 128kbps AAC is just a little worse than 192kbps MP3 (using a good encoder like lame), though much better than 128kbps MP3. But listen for yourself, and use whatever meets your own criteria.

Posted by Gidds in UK on July 1, 2003 at 9:59 AM (CDT)

"iTunes and the Technology Beyond MP3"

“MPEG-2 AAC is able to provide slightly better audio quality at 96Kbps than MP3 at 128Kbps.”


I encode at 192 now or—alt-preset standard

these findings still do not make a believer than AAC is any better than mp3. WMA makes the exact same claim stating that it has better sound quality and lower compression rates. Still it was a good read, but i dont dig AAC.

Posted by Stasyna on July 1, 2003 at 9:25 AM (CDT)

Mac: iPodEject 0.2 Released

suck after download it was fine next day i turned on my imac and it was gone not sure waht happened

Posted by Phill in Texas on July 1, 2003 at 9:09 AM (CDT)

Dell: $40 off $400 TODAY Only

uh, there are no more ipods listed on Dell’s website.

Posted by AC on July 1, 2003 at 8:38 AM (CDT)

Dell no longer selling 10GB iPods

Ordered two on 6/28/03 with 27.5% off stacked cpns…Gee they “lost” my order too! (not suprising considering I got two 10gb models for 216 each)

Jerks…

Posted by dorky on July 1, 2003 at 6:35 AM (CDT)

DIY iPod Case

Download the photos of the completed DIY case, here

http://homepage.mac.com/sunnykhoo/ipodcasephoto.jpg

Posted by SunnyKhoo on July 1, 2003 at 2:44 AM (CDT)

"The iPod Nation and the iPod Nod of Approval"

indeed. and i believe we are the first nation with a digital passport!

Posted by saleshark on July 1, 2003 at 1:37 AM (CDT)

DIY iPod Case

are you using the original or the new ipod with Dock?

Posted by SunnyKhoo on July 1, 2003 at 12:34 AM (CDT)

DIY iPod Case

Wow! How cool and smart! I can’t wait to try it out.

Posted by jennyjetts on June 30, 2003 at 10:46 PM (CDT)

Apple 10GB iPod for Windows for $280

nice nice

Posted by justin on June 30, 2003 at 10:28 PM (CDT)

Apple 10GB iPod for Windows for $280

I just ordered a 3rd generation 15gig for $315 including shipping from Dell.

Posted by scot on June 30, 2003 at 10:02 PM (CDT)

"The iPod Nation and the iPod Nod of Approval"

nice article, glad to be apart of the ‘iPod Nation’ ;)

Posted by Fusen in UK on June 30, 2003 at 7:14 PM (CDT)

Apple 10GB iPod for Windows for $280

i got a new 10gb for 179 at bestbuy. what a steal

Posted by justin on June 30, 2003 at 2:28 PM (CDT)

Apple 10GB iPod for Windows for $280

I have a hard time believing that MegaMacs is going to sell any of those 2nd gen 10gb iPods for that price.  You can easily find them used for under $200.

Posted by jerseyfreeze on June 30, 2003 at 1:46 PM (CDT)

ABC News: Music Labels Threaten to Sue Net Users

Well they’ve have it coming for a long time. I’m not a supporter of totally ripping off artists. I agree with many others that if I download something I really like, enjoy, and respect, I will go out and buy the cd. But the music industry can’t cry wolf when they have brought this down on themselves. I mean come on, 18.99-25.00 for a newly released cd?? I know they’re trying to turn a profit, but common sense says if there’s 1, maybe 2, hits on an album, people are going to want to hear those songs and not the other 18 filler songs they love to slap on there. For the cost it takes them to make those albums, the upsale is ridiculous. I was pleased with Linkin Park’s new album, however, as I found it at bestbuy on opening weekend for 11.99. That in my opinion was quite reasonable, but of course I had downloaded the album beforehand to sample it. Listening to a 30 second clip isn’t going to cut it, especially when certain songs out there are averaging 10 minutes in length lol. I hope Lars (of Metallica) is boiling as he realized St. Anger is the #1 pirated album out there right now.

Basically they’ve waited too long to do anything. THeir snatch n grab gestapo tactics will stop a few, but when they knocked down Napster the public responded with an overwhelming increase. Music trading won’t ever stop, and there’s no way they can completely control it. I agree that a universal Itunes should be the way to go. I’d accept $10-$20 a month for unlimited downloads or somesuch. Imagine the profit turn on THAT. More than albums sell for these days. Everyone be safe and don’t share too many files :P

-Pete

Posted by Pete on June 30, 2003 at 10:05 AM (CDT)

PodPac pattern available for $1.35

What is so new about it????

Here is the same topic!

http://www.ipodlounge.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=462

Posted by ipodman on June 30, 2003 at 8:58 AM (CDT)

PodPac pattern available for $1.35

yeah will be deleted when iPodlounger comes on in couple of hours

Posted by Fusen in UK on June 30, 2003 at 6:31 AM (CDT)

PodPac pattern available for $1.35

Double post

Posted by Bob on June 30, 2003 at 2:24 AM (CDT)

Used iPod 10GB for PC for $249

me also - 10 replaced 5gb refurb 149

Posted by sk on June 29, 2003 at 4:46 PM (CDT)

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