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FlashHarry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:20 PM
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Any iPod Owners Out There?
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 01:24 PM by FlashHarry
My wife got me an iPod for my birthday--a 20GB model. I've got more than 2,000 songs on it and it isn't even half full. I'm only just coming to terms with the realization that I have access to most of my CD library in the palm of my hand. Kudos to Steve Jobs.

I know that, due to compression factors, the audio ain't exactly hi-fi, but it's a helluva thing, nonetheless.

Who else has taken the plunge?
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:21 PM
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1. right here!
I love my iPod!!!!


I just think I might have to buy anotherhard drive for my PC to contain all the music I am uploading!
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:23 PM
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2. yup, mini for me
I love mine and another DU're told me about the griffin itrip, it's wireless so you can use right in your car without having an mp3 port in your car stereo.
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FlashHarry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:26 PM
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3. Just bought an iTrip
I've had a little trouble dialling in the right frequencies. I still get static now and then, but it's pretty cool. I wish I had an aux. input on my car stereo.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:30 PM
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5. it depends on where i am on the static thing
when i bought my new car i didn't want to spend the extra $500 for the mp3 port option.
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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:27 PM
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4. 40 gig one
Bought it for myself before Christmas. I've got 17 gigs of music in it already.

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FlashHarry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:31 PM
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6. Kee-ripes! That's a lot of music...
...unless they're in uncompressed AIFF form or something!
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vi5 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:35 PM
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7. I have, right here. If you have the space, don't compress...
It will greatly increase the sound quality. But I have to tell you, the sound in many cases, depending on how your are listening to it (headphones, or car stereo, or through your regular stereo) is great. Unless you are a major league hi-fi audiophile, you won't notice the difference from cd quality.

Have you ripped the songs from your own cd's? If so use a higher compression (160 or 192) in the M4A format rather than mp3.

I love mine and am addicted. I got my wife a mini and she was skeptical but now loves it.
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FlashHarry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:27 PM
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8. Yeah. I rip at 192.
Most of my songs are from my own collection. Some were downloaded during the halcyon days of Napster. Some were, ahem, borrowed via LimeWire fairly recently.
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FlashHarry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:38 PM
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10. Crap. I guess I should rip them to AAC instead of MP3.
I did a little Googling and found out that many people say the AAC compression format is "better" than MP3, plus iTunes' MP3 encoder isn't very good, apparently. Guess I've got some re-ripping to do...
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:01 PM
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11. you can get a LAME encoder plug-in to help w iTunes mp3 encoding
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mrbassman03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:28 PM
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9. Heck yeah!!!
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 03:29 PM by mrbassman03
Check out the iPod shuffle now! Cheap and amazing!

I have the 3G 10-gig one, but 18 gigs of tunes on my computer... I have it set to be filled with random songs, then I just listen to it on shuffle.
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:03 PM
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12. You owe it to yourself to check out the "DU" of iPod users
http://www.ipodlounge.com

Lots of cool stuff there. Reviews, shareware, etc etc etc
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ralps Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:19 PM
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13. I love my 40 gb iPod! I've been downloading lots of mp3 of airamerica
radio shows, Thom Hartmann shows, adding my own cds & buying iTunes music store songs. I've got about 28 gb worth of stuff on my iPod. To listen in my car I have a cassette adapter that plugs into the iPod.
:hi:
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Mr. Blonde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:34 PM
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14. Have you seen P. Diddy's IPod?
It is pretty nasty encrusted with diamonds and all.

His was by HP though, anyone know how that works? Why on earth did Apple allow HP to make them as well?
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NewHampshireDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:58 PM
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15. HP makes the hard drive
As far as I know--which, truthfully, isn't very far :)--that is the only difference.

I have a 4thGen 40 gig model ... absolutely love it! I hate when I have to drive any where and forget to grab it and have to listen to commercials--argh!--and Linkin Park--argh!

BTW, www.allofmp3.com is a great LEGAL site for cheap mp3s. I've used it for a couple of months with no trouble ... you can pay via PayPal.
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gollygee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:59 PM
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16. I heart my ipod :D
My husband got it for me a year ago Christmas.
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