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Warning: Don't buy an European iPod, its volume is too low

go to itune hilight all of your songs on your i pod then go to get info and increase the volume adjusments

Posted by Phill in Texas on June 20, 2003 at 11:14 AM (CDT)

Illegal Downloading Hurting Music Sales

“Why Are Music Sales Falling? DOWNLOADING”

Really?

I guess the music industry totally forgot about the good old days when people dub tapes and record songs played by radio stations.

I am not saying its right to download unpaid music.  However, the music industry seems to blow this whole thing out of proportion.  RIAA on the other hand is like crazy pitbull attacking everyone in sight.  I mean, have they ever consider the world economy might contribute to the downfall of music sales?  After all, 9+ million people in US alone are struggling to find jobs.  On top of that, there are plenty of people can barely stay a float in today’s trouble economy.  Do people in music industry really except people to buy 28. something CDs when they can barely feed their family?

Copying music is nothing new.  It is a problem.  However, it’s not as big of a problem as music industry protrait.  All I can wish for is music industry take active steps to work on this issue instead of whinning to news media every freaking day or overwhelm our justice system with lawsuits (RIAA is beginning to top the chart on suing people.  Their actions make Microsoft look good!)  If they can’t stop people from downloading musics, why not look at what iTune is doing?  I am sure they can make plenty of money to buy more mansions, exotic cars, and so forth for themselves by selling tracks for a buck a piece.

Posted by lliang on June 20, 2003 at 10:57 AM (CDT)

Illegal Downloading Hurting Music Sales

What the RIAA doesn’t factor into those statistics is that they released approx. 10% fewer acts than the previous year.  The acts that are released are marketed almost exclusively toward the “teeny bopper” demographic.  Of these releases, maybe 1 or 2 songs has a hook that is listenable for a couple weeks and then you never want to hear it again.  (Personally, I never wanted to hear Britney, Christina, NSYNC, et. al. in the first place)

I can’t feel sorry for an industry that has progressively charged MORE money for CD’s even when manufacturing costs have plummetted.  Can you blame people for downloading songs for free?  Why should people have moral hang-ups about stealing music when most of the “role models” of popular music are too busy bragging about “busting a cap in your ass” to even include music in their “product”?

Sorry about the rant, but we struggling independent musicians are very bitter…

here are some links with some good info about this issue:
http://www.thatmark.com/journal/archives/000441.html
http://www.azoz.com/music/features/0008.html
http://www.thefutureof.net.futuresite.register.com/_wsn/page10.html
http://www.salon.com/tech/feature/2003/02/01/file_trading_manifesto/index.html?x

Posted by Danstigator on June 20, 2003 at 10:54 AM (CDT)

iSkin for iPod 5GB and 10GB for $10

its friday…still not working ? ! ?

Posted by robert on June 20, 2003 at 10:41 AM (CDT)

Illegal Downloading Hurting Music Sales

its all about greed…they got greedy, now they are paying the price…why dont they comment on the 2000 bands (including : cowboy junkies…morrissey…etc) that got dumped ? , so they could have complete control and creat fictional bands like NSTINK, Backdoorboys….and pay huge contracts to people like janet jackson?.....they caused all this them selves….i wouldnt download one more song if cds were $10….they have brought this on themselves

Posted by robert on June 20, 2003 at 10:39 AM (CDT)

iPod Software 2.0.1 Update Released

thanks edwin for the help
about the dock

Posted by justaguy on June 20, 2003 at 10:21 AM (CDT)

iPod Software 2.0.1 Update Released

Beware that *SOME* iPod owners are turning their cool iPods into the coolest paperweights after installing this “update”.. Follow the thread on the Apple discussions board for the iPod usage entitled ”
Update has killed my 30 gig iPod”.. I along with numerous other people now have completely non-functional iPods..

Posted by X-Addict on June 20, 2003 at 10:05 AM (CDT)

Pre-order iTrip for new iPods

Are there any companies offering a docking unit for the car that will act both as a charger and an FM transmitter (for the new iPods)?

Posted by Crat on June 20, 2003 at 10:04 AM (CDT)

iPod Software 2.0.1 Update Released

what they mean is not the ipod that came with the dock, the ipod that have the new dock Connection (3G ipods) so old 2g and 1g ipods cannot use this update, so if you have a new 3g 10gb ipod this update applies to you doesnt matter if you have the dock or not, the connection on the bottom of the new ipods is what they are calling the “Dock Connector” because its different from the firewire connection that the old ipods have…..

Posted by Edwin on June 20, 2003 at 9:48 AM (CDT)

iPod Software 2.0.1 Update Released

whats the deal about the docking station and 2.01 update

““IMPORTANT NOTE: iPod Software 2.0.1 supports only iPods with a dock connector. Touch-wheel and scroll-wheel iPod owners without a dock connector should download iPod Software Update 1.3”“

I have a new 10 gig win without the dock,can i use the 2.01 update or not?the 15 and 30 come with the dock.am i missing something here? thanks

Posted by justaguy on June 20, 2003 at 9:46 AM (CDT)

20GB iPod for $294.95

I ordered a 20GB 2nd Generation iPod last night from MacWarehouse. It was listed as $325.95, but once in cart went down to $294.95. With overnight shipping and no tax total = $309. Not a bad price. I just got the beast 15 minutes ago so I’m playing with it right now. So, the deal is still out there keep searching. Check MacPrices.com for other iPod deals.

Happy hunting,
Christo

Posted by Christo on June 20, 2003 at 9:31 AM (CDT)

Open Letter to Apple Concerning the Mistreatment of Apple Customers

After Monday, you will want to own an Apple computer. Let the brainwashing begin!!!!!

Posted by Bob Gundu on June 20, 2003 at 8:03 AM (CDT)

iPod Software 2.0.1 Update Released

From my readings of the French restrictions on noise, this appears to be broadcast frequences of the units to stop interference and not the output through the headphones as some are suggesting.  The volume levels on the European and US iPods (and yes I have head both) seem to be the same to me.

Posted by Sir Alien in United Kingdom on June 20, 2003 at 5:42 AM (CDT)

iPod Software 2.0.1 Update Released

There shouldn’t be any cap in this firmware ... strange.

Posted by mushkin on June 20, 2003 at 5:10 AM (CDT)

iPod Software 2.0.1 Update Released

I’ve notinstalled it yet.
It was just a question.

Posted by mushkin on June 20, 2003 at 5:09 AM (CDT)

iPod Software 2.0.1 Update Released

Do you think you have noticed any difference or are you just asking ? I had a quick listen earlier on and i don’t think there was any obvious difference in volume.

Posted by penbat on June 20, 2003 at 5:07 AM (CDT)

iPod Software 2.0.1 Update Released

Has any european noticed the sound is louder after installing the new firmware ? (there might be no more cap in the new firemware).

Thx

Posted by mushkin on June 20, 2003 at 5:04 AM (CDT)

iPod Software 2.0.1 Update Released

Any confirmation of better sound quality and what do these things mean ?

Posted by penbat on June 20, 2003 at 4:43 AM (CDT)

iPod Software 2.0.1 Update Released

This seems to have fixed all the problems I was having with the iPod not waking up properly and yes the calendar is much faster!

Posted by Jeff Paffett on June 20, 2003 at 4:21 AM (CDT)

iPod Software 2.0.1 Update Released

Well pleased about the clicks going but it’s funny they don’t mention that in the list of fixes!?

However, I’d still like my UK 30GB iPod to go a bit louder, are the US models more powerful? Knowledgebase article 60920 claims 60mW output, but I think that refers to the previous models…!?

Posted by Gonzo Lagonda on June 20, 2003 at 4:14 AM (CDT)

iPod Software 2.0.1 Update Released

Does this fix the hang when it goes to sleep or stops all of the hard resets?  Havent gotten to use it yet.  Thanks

Posted by Rich on June 20, 2003 at 12:54 AM (CDT)

iPod Software 2.0.1 Update Released

So much for all that nonsense previously written about different firmware in the US and European iPods.  The firmware download is the same from both sides of the Atlantic.

Pity the new firmware doesn’t allow the tunes to join together more better as happens on the original CD or indeed in iTunes.  Still the pause between songs, but at long last cyrillic font support is there but please change to a better font please Apple, the space between letters is a little large!!!

Posted by Sir Alien on June 20, 2003 at 12:32 AM (CDT)

iPod Software 2.0.1 Update Released

I wish the CEO or people in charge over there at Apple Computer would change the current situation regarding the new 2.0 iPod software. Offering the new iPod software only to owners of 3rd-generation iPods truly is a repugnant form of passive-aggressive upgrade scheming. The wrong-headed decision reeks of the dirty tactics used by an unnamed software company from Redmond.

Posted by Adam Carrington on June 20, 2003 at 12:27 AM (CDT)

Open Letter to Apple Concerning the Mistreatment of Apple Customers

Thank you Jonh. I also thought they were slow to judge, but I guess that’s not the case when you mess with their brainwashed heads about the company they love. Microsoft teaches one thing. One minute you can respect a company and the next you can hate it. No company is infallible.

Posted by zync on June 20, 2003 at 12:24 AM (CDT)

Open Letter to Apple Concerning the Mistreatment of Apple Customers

All those giving zync a hard time:

Have any of you owned other mp3 devices?

My DVD player plays mp3s - there have been 5 different free firmware releases.

My phone plays mp3s - there are firmware upgrades available for it for free.

My Creative Nomad 2 still has free firmware updates coming out.

My old iRiver slimX plays mp3s - the firmware is still updated (and free), even though they sell other models that are newer/cost more.

None of these companies delete my posts from their website if I request new features or complain about their products.

And to debunk the rumor, I bought my ipod BECAUSE it had upgradeable firmware. If it didn’t, I wouldn’t have purchased it.

At first I thought Mac owners were just slow to judge, but this thread offers strong proof to the contrary - witness how quickly everyone got upset with zync.

Posted by John on June 20, 2003 at 12:12 AM (CDT)

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