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I have a 2nd Gen Green 4G mini. My PC kept crashing every time I tried to load CD's into itunes. I don't know if this is my PC's problem or the ipod. Any tricks for uploading. As for burned CD's you can't get super tagging info online, you 'll have to type in your own data in itunes. It's not a big deal though. What is the difference between a firewire connction and USB (sorry for the ignorance)?
BTW-I love the green mini-pink is just too over the top girly for me. Although, I just bought a 6G silver mini and will give the green one to my son

Posted by Andreakat on June 6, 2005 at 1:28 PM (PDT)

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To Andreakat : I had the same problem with CD who made iTunes crash. I've found out after some google search that this could be caused by some "non-english character" in your Windows XP User name. My name was Rémi (i got an accent) so there was an accent in the path to the iTunes folder in "My Documents". I had to create another user in XP (without the "é" in my name) to make it work, (since changing the user name doesn't change the my document folder path).

Posted by Vacpower in Sept-Iles, Québec on June 7, 2005 at 9:51 PM (PDT)

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Do you think it is a good idea to purchase an iskin and other ipod acessories from ebay? Because they seem cheaper on ebay than anywhere else. thanks! ..
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mateja

Posted by ipodapplejuice on June 9, 2005 at 3:53 PM (PDT)

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the old pink mini was more of a pastel pink, quite pale. the newer one is a lot more vibrant and brighter. the pause/play buttons on the scroller are also pink but on the old one they wer jst grey. i bought a pink mini around 4 month ago n its recently broke :( iv sent it off n my replacement ipod is on its way 2 me now. jst wondered if ene1 else has had this problem and did they get a brand new ipod back?? thanx! x

Posted by GeMmA989 on June 10, 2005 at 9:27 AM (PDT)

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I have recently sold my 1st G mini partly because i crack my screen and they ask for a full $250 charge repair, which pissed me off, then i see the 2nd G mini with the 18 hr battery life.

I thought, maybe life is better after all.

But after a bit of research, my hopes seems to drain down to hell.I mean no ac adapter is the @#$est thing i have ever heard.

I love mini, I love its functions, I love apple's desining team, but i think apple's management and sales are the worst people ever!

At the end, i think creative zen micro is the best subsituted, if you felt the same way i do about 2nd G mini.

And no, this ain't a advertisment for creative.
More competition creates better products!

Posted by disapointedmini on June 14, 2005 at 11:32 PM (PDT)

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with the drop of the firewire cable and in some ways the drop of the AC adapter, i think that apple is trying to make the iPod mini appeal to the eyes of avid PC users. i can say this because i am an avid pc user and it is highly appealing to me, because i simply dont need the firewire card, and if thats the only reason that its cheaper (despite the drop of the AC adapter, which i again dont need) then i dont mind, because cheaper is cheaper as long as the reason its cheaper doesnt effect the end-user, in this case me.

Posted by the_commanche on June 25, 2005 at 11:51 PM (PDT)

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I took my shuffle back and invested in a 6GB Mini. Since then I've been enjoying the heck out of it.
By leaving out certain accessories Apple leaves the options up to the consumer for choosing the accessories that would best suit ones needs. The majority of the computers on the market are equipped with powered USB ports than firewire. My laptop, even when it's working on the battery, charges the mini through the USB 2.0 in less than six hours. So there's no sense in making someone pay extra for accessories that'll just end up sitting in their desk drawer. If you need to charge up your ipod on long out of town trips or you're deadset on uploading through a firewire connection, then sorry to say, you'd have to go out and invest in a charger or cable.
As for the mini it's awesome. Good sound (when using good earphones), well built good quality and a wide variety of aftermarket accessories. I liked the little "Enjoy" note printed on the software package included in the box. Makes you feel like Apple actually cares about the person who purchased their product.
I have to thank Apple for not making the iPod just a "Mac" thing. By making it PC compatible users such as myself can use it. Versatility sells.
I give it an A+ in my book. It's a neat little gadget.
If you're heartbroken over missing accessories or the allowance of PC users to to partake in owning one. Simply get over it. Some people prefer Fords over Chevy's. Doesn't make them bad people

Posted by SnippyHippie in North Carolina, USA on July 5, 2005 at 10:53 AM (PDT)

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Hey, can any of you guys tell me if you can put podcasts on the ipod mini?

Posted by ipods rule the earth on July 16, 2005 at 12:54 PM (PDT)

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Yes, you can have Podcast on your iPod Mini. Podcast are simply normal AAC files.

Posted by Vacpower in Sept-Iles, Québec on July 16, 2005 at 1:33 PM (PDT)

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Does anybody know if the 6GB & 4GB models are the same sizes and dimensions?

Posted by TwitchyGhost on July 16, 2005 at 6:21 PM (PDT)

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squeedle is a hippie and nwistheone is a nerd

Posted by skate_nike on July 18, 2005 at 10:55 PM (PDT)

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can someone tell me if ipod mini can work with a usb 1.0 on a pc plz

Posted by cnnn on July 30, 2005 at 7:38 AM (PDT)

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i recently bought a blue ipod mini and have never had a moment's regret regarding my purchase. agree that 20GB ipod is better value for money byte for byte but ipod mini's cheaper price tag appeals to students like myself...

Posted by pod-mad on August 9, 2005 at 8:25 AM (PDT)

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help needed....

i was waiting for the apple event at the 7th hoping for a new mini... and we got the nano, dont get me wrong, i like it loads, but honestly i dont need sth that small, and that fragile... i was longing for the same mini with a color screen, but seems thats not the case, so my question is how fragile is the mini, since apple wont make them anymore, in there form ( aluminium ).. i like to get one fast, so can it handle a bit of rough action, am not talking drop it from the top of the stairs kind of thing, just normal everyday use... thx for anyone...

Posted by hamatosha on September 13, 2005 at 4:34 AM (PDT)

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11-27-05! My Ipod Nano broke! This is my second Ipod and very disappointed on the quality of the product! The first, battery failure in 13 months, the new Nano is just locked up! Now I need to fight the hassle to get this repaired!

LVZ

Posted by LVZ on November 26, 2005 at 10:23 AM (PDT)

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i got the blue ipod mini second generation (which i think is the popular color) and it works great for me.. =D..i just wonder how long it will last..-_-

Posted by GestureBoi on March 12, 2006 at 11:30 PM (PDT)

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