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i've $old out and submitted to the great Appleocracy :'(
I bought one at Christmas with my bonus.
It is amazing, I take everything I've said back
with you having to register it to a computer they improved.
When you have WinAmp letting you remove stuff as well as put stuff on there's not really much against them apart from the utter cockarse they give you for headphones.
And the fact that it has no radio.
Just plug it in and drag and drop as you fancy.
WinAmp will convert WMAs to MP3 before putting them on iPods too. May do the same for Ogg Vorbis.
got one of them 160gb classics last october, it broke 2 weeks back - hard drive died or something. but apple gave me a brand new one no questions asked - so kudos for that.
BUT i had my creative one for like 6 years before it lost sound in the right channel and had no other problems with it during the time i had the thing.
first thing you do - get some decent ear phones!
when i did, i decided i was an idiot
Or was that nothing to do with the iPod?
no for not oepning it sooner
that you thought it was a pile of shit and regretted not selling it new and unopened...
My Zen has started crashing semi-frequently
i dropped it several times on a nightbus when i was drunk :(
itwas a hunk of shit.
and then it'll be a Sony next or something.
it was great.
anyway, the market has totally shifted from high capacity players to small ones and video models. i only bought an iPod because nobody else makes models about 30GB these days :(
I thought you could only get 80GB or 160GB. Unless you got a 32GB Touch in which case: *geek drool*
but creative make a 30GB still and that's the biggest non-iPod available.
they do 80gb or 160gb, not 30gb.
i got an 80gb. i was tempted by 160gb but, based on past form, i'll kill this within 18 months and there's no way i'll fill an 80gb in that time ;)
I was actually tempted to get a 160GB one to put all my CDs on - once as MP3s and once in 'disk mode' so that I could retrieve them easily if my PC crashed, since I reasoned I'll never go beyond about 60GB of music at this rate.
Then we could just move the ipod about the flat to play in the main room or the bedroom and never need the computer on with a long cable across the floor to play everything.
Then my mate's just died all of a sudden and I reconsidered this plan.
after so many years of sneering at all of my friends with their "I'm so rich look what I bought", I'll never feel clean again :(
I just wish they'd update the interface so you can browse by album artist too, as that's how I organise everything by in Winamp.
On my girlfriend's I'm sure I can click 'Artist' and then it lists all the artists. What do you mean?
iTunes has supported it for a while now, most other players even longer. If you look at the tags of a song it has two fields, "artist" and "album artist".
Album artist is useful with compilations. So, in Winamp, I have everything organised by album artist, then album, so the Lost In Translation soundtrack will be under Soundtrack > Lost In Translation. Same thing for compilations. It's really useful because before it came along I had all my compilations/soundtracks as the artist being Soundtrack/Various, then the album name, and the title of the song would be, for example, "The Jesus & Mary Chain - Just Like Honey." That doesn't work with last.fm.
On an ipod, it only supports the artist field, so things with different artists on them get split up into 20 or so different individual songs. And I don't know why, considering it wouldn't be a particularly difficult thing to arrange.
phone and one of the deals that gives you an iPod touch. But, my Zen still works really well and has better sound quality.
And mine's lasted for two years now (touch wood and all that), so fuck deh haterzz.
this thread is making me think that an ipod is the right move.
10x larger than my touch :'(
The battery life on my pathetic 4GB mini (old school) one lasts about the same length of time as a Locust record.
it doesn't come with any kind of protective case, but it comes with some fucking apple logo stickers.
I bought one of these for my 80gb classic:
It's great, really slim case so no bulk, screen protector, access to touch wheel, USB port connection things, hold button and earphone socket too (remarkably difficult to find cases that allow access to all of those without removing them first).
I spent ages looking for something exactly like this but had to settle for:
I wanted leather dammit!
with enough stickers you could probably fashion a protective coating for the ipod.
Apart from that, however, it is easily the worst MP3 player I've ever owned.
I have no frame of reference as I've only ever used iPods.
now that they don't sell unusable computers to school ?
lots and lots and lots of flat screen televisions!
in the Super-U in Calais.......?
little madeleine* cakes.
*It wasn't me!
paprika crisps in a Super-U ?
Big packets and also multi packs with plain, paprika and bacon....delicious!
that's a bit stupid though isn't it.
it is though isn't it.
I can't listen to music outside of my house on my stereo...
Last.fm's recent update has started scrobbling my ipod tracks as well!
I got one after my minidisc player finally packed up for the last time.
-A film camera. None of this digital bee ess.
and so i was thinking about moving to another manufacturer. But no, the iPod is pretty much the only currently produced mp3 player which offers gapless support. What the fuck is up with that? If i want to listen to a non song based album i have to contend with 2 seconds of silence between every track. In this day and age?
As the late Bernard Manning said, "it's a motherfucking disgrace rudebwoy". And frankly, i agree with him. No wonder music is dying
I'm now quite possibly never going to leave the house, ever. I can't even go hang the washing on the line if I don't have my iPod. I'm not so sure why. It's kind of annoying.