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Re: all things iPod (buying, using, breaking)
« Reply #90 on: January 31, 2006, 09:43:14 PM »
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also, would it be too controversial if i started a 'what's on your ipod' thread? where should it go?

i merged your "ipod's dirty secret" thread, and squints "top of your ipod" with this one. you can now do that here.

i gave it a subtitle which u can alter depending on any new developments.
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Re: all things iPod (buying, using, breaking)
« Reply #91 on: February 23, 2006, 01:01:48 AM »
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Re: all things iPod (buying, using, breaking)
« Reply #92 on: March 02, 2006, 02:02:44 AM »
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i am seeking advice, thoughts and opinions on something. the recent acquisition of a 60 gig ipod has got me thinking. recently, i heard of someone who sold all their cds, literally thousands. i am thinking of doing the same, though my collection is considerably smaller. would i be making a huge mistake? i always liked having a hard copy, and i casually enjoy reading liner notes, but lately collecting cds has started to feel pointless. it seems their main purpose is to line my shelves like a trophy case. if i get an adaptor for my car, and back everything up on some dvds or something, the only reason i can think for not doing this is for nostalgic purposes. i would like for someone to either push me over the edge or talk me out of it.

(i hope this isn't too much of a stretch for this thread. if it is i apologize...)

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Re: all things iPod (buying, using, breaking)
« Reply #93 on: March 02, 2006, 02:08:07 AM »
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i would like for someone to either push me over the edge or talk me out of it.

Consider this a push.

Just make sure to back up everything.  iPods, like any hard drive, will die in time.  So you want to be sure you can get all that music back on your new one once it does.
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Re: all things iPod (buying, using, breaking)
« Reply #94 on: March 02, 2006, 08:26:08 AM »
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but lately collecting cds has started to feel pointless.
haha, only lately?

like polky said, backup your mp3s on dvd and be done with em (cds).
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Re: all things iPod (buying, using, breaking)
« Reply #95 on: March 02, 2006, 12:25:35 PM »
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i agree with pubsky and polsky on everything they said. back(it)up yo!

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Re: all things iPod (buying, using, breaking)
« Reply #96 on: March 02, 2006, 12:38:05 PM »
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I'm gonna say "only do it if you really need the money".

You just don't get enough money from used cds to make it worthwhile and it's nice to have the package.  Also, it's a pain in the ass to back up every single fucking CD you have and when people are over, they're not gonna browse your iTunes for conversational pieces.  They're going to look to your shelves and see cool covers and ask about them.




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Re: all things iPod (buying, using, breaking)
« Reply #97 on: March 02, 2006, 12:44:59 PM »
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If sound quality is a concern, I think you need to keep your CDs. I find that MP3s are too variable and often inferior in retaining the fullest and most thorough possible sound. Either keep the CDs, or if you really need the money, make sure that when you import them it is at the highest possible sound quality.

The sleeve artwork, too, is something I would hate to lose. Although if you ask those who love album artwork based on when there were LPs, they'll tell you you've already lost it with cassettes or CDs (not to mention the "warmth" of hearing your music come from vinyl, those snobs).
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Re: all things iPod (buying, using, breaking)
« Reply #98 on: March 02, 2006, 04:48:43 PM »
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i have:

brasseye
extras
father ted
fawlty towers
i'm alan partridge
jaaaaaaam
nathan barley
sealab 2021
spaced
the mighty boosh
yes minister
yes prime minister


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Re: all things iPod (buying, using, breaking)
« Reply #99 on: March 02, 2006, 08:16:25 PM »
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I find that MP3s are too variable and often inferior in retaining the fullest and most thorough possible sound. ... make sure that when you import them it is at the highest possible sound quality.
the same that you said for importing CDs goes for mp3s. sound quality can be monitored before you download an mp3, i don't think it's a factor if you're willing to look for it.
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Re: all things iPod (buying, using, breaking)
« Reply #100 on: March 02, 2006, 08:57:59 PM »
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I don't download MP3s unless they're at least 160 kpbs, preferably 192. iTunes and its AAC format can get away with 128 cause it's essentially a different technology.
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Re: all things iPod (buying, using, breaking)
« Reply #101 on: March 02, 2006, 09:08:31 PM »
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I don't download MP3s unless they're at least 160 kpbs, preferably 192.
i would never go below 192. variable bit rate files are also preferable.
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Re: all things iPod (buying, using, breaking)
« Reply #102 on: March 02, 2006, 09:13:06 PM »
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XIXAX:
"We never go below 192"

And anyway, if you've got the 60 gig iPod and you're ripping cds at 192, you'll run out of time and money long before you'll ever run out of space.  So there's no good reason to do anything less.
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Re: all things iPod (buying, using, breaking)
« Reply #103 on: March 03, 2006, 01:01:40 AM »
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If you're worried about digital loss while encoding just use EAC (Exact Audio Copy) and rip in a lossless format, but you're going to compromise space while saving sound quality.
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Re: all things iPod (buying, using, breaking)
« Reply #104 on: March 06, 2006, 05:50:52 PM »
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cbrad and his technology dilemma reminded me,
did you ipod video owners know that there's an upcoming touchscreen model?

it'll probably be good, but meh.
i'm pretty happy with mine except for a terrible scratch that occured THE DAY AFTER I GOT IT. i just got a file with about a hundred episodes of roger ramjet and their lenght is perfect for bus rides.
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