To Ipod or not to Ipod

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Postby amighty » Mon Sep 26, 2005 11:01 am

I love my new nano - my old 40 GB iPod sits on the shelf as a backup, but I set up some automatic playlists (most played/recently played etc) that sync automatically with my nano and it works great, I've always got what I want on it and it's so small I can take it with me everywhere.

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Postby Dawg » Thu Mar 16, 2006 12:00 pm

Reviving this thread to ax:

You folks that have gone or are going digital...did you rip ALL of your old CDs onto your computer? That was my original plan before getting an ipod, but I have 300+ CDs, and after ripping about six in only one hour, I figured this is a heavy task.

How did y'all make the transition?

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Postby miss carol » Thu Mar 16, 2006 1:01 pm

Dawg wrote:Reviving this thread to ax:

You folks that have gone or are going digital...did you rip ALL of your old CDs onto your computer? That was my original plan before getting an ipod, but I have 300+ CDs, and after ripping about six in only one hour, I figured this is a heavy task.

How did y'all make the transition?


I started to. At first, I grabbed a bunch from various parts of my collection for variety. Then I realized that I'd lose track of what was added, so I started alphabetically. When I get to a CD I don't care for, I skip it. I think I'm up to G. But this is only to add to the iPod, not to store on the harddrive. There's simply not enough space and slows the monster down far too much.

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Postby trainwreck2 » Thu Mar 16, 2006 1:03 pm

if you plan on using the shuffle feature pick your fave songs

Dawg wrote:Reviving this thread to ax:

You folks that have gone or are going digital...did you rip ALL of your old CDs onto your computer? That was my original plan before getting an ipod, but I have 300+ CDs, and after ripping about six in only one hour, I figured this is a heavy task.

How did y'all make the transition?

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Postby Jake » Thu Mar 16, 2006 3:08 pm

I've got ~1000 cds and I probably only have about 10% on my computer. My system is like this:

1. Rip the new stuff I buy so I can listen to it on my commute.
2. Rip the old stuff as I want to hear it.

It was too daunting to attempt anything systematic, so I gave up. A lot of times I rip stuff after being on a roadtrip listening to the iPod and Jolie saying, "I can't believe you have 6 cds of Carter Family on here and no Abba." So when we get home I rip Abba.

And just lately (after the Natalie Portman "No More Questions" skit on SNL) I realized I didn't have much good hip-hop on iPod, so I ripped some Eazy-E and some Above the Law.

Two recommendations:

1. Rip at the best bitrate possible: at least 192 VBR.
2. Rip the entire cd.

The only thing more annoying than having to rip-cds is to have to re-rip them later.

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Postby jonas » Thu Mar 16, 2006 8:40 pm

I recently went on a ripping tear. I have all my CDs sleeved now in giant albums, so I put an album next to the computer and casually rip 2 or 3 on nights where I watch TV.

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Postby MF » Thu Mar 16, 2006 10:10 pm

As far as the new question at hand - I ripped the best of our 500+ cds, I also tend to rip all of our new purchases and then filter out what I want / don't want.

On another more general iPod topic, mine went belly up last Fall and was replaced without question by Apple (great service). The replacement died this week. I'm still sorting out tech issues witih Apple...as much as I love my iPod, if I have to pay for this round, I don't think I'll buy another until they seem a bit more reliable.

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Postby Jake » Thu Mar 16, 2006 10:52 pm

MF wrote:I don't think I'll buy another until they seem a bit more reliable.

You're going to be waiting a long time, homie. As long as they keep overhauling the entire product line every six months, stability's going to be forever on the horizon.

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Postby hebrew hammer » Sat Jun 03, 2006 12:32 pm

So yesterday, I go to use my iPod, and my screen's broken. Cracked and it just has some lines on it and shit. It functioned fine, I proceeded to listen to the same music, still being able to control everything, volume, play/pause, menu, etc. But I took it into the local Apple Store, and the screen crack isn't covered by the warranty. So they gave me a few options: 1) Buy a new one for $250, 2) Recycle it and buy a new one for $270 or 3) Send it in for a repair for an unknown cost + shipping, and it's questionable whether or not they can fix it. So I have a question: Has this happened to anyone else? (I don't feel like going through the 20 pages of this thread) If so, what did you decide to do and if you decided to send it in for the repair, did they fix it and how much did it cost you?

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Postby miss carol » Sat Jun 03, 2006 1:01 pm

Me and my iPod celebrated our first trouble-free anniversary last month. I'm generally freakishly careful with my toys, which may account for it. Or, as I read here and elsewhere, I may just have a singular device. Whatever the case, your proscriptive posts are quite useful.

Hopefully, I haven't cursed myself...


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