Any iPod on PC developments??

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  1. Jeff Peake

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    I REALLLLLY want to get an iPod for my fiance for xmas....but we are a Mac-free household. I was hoping someone would have come up with a patch to allow the iPod to work on PC by now, but I havent seen anything yet.

    Does anyone have any info on this?? Is Apple gonna provide something for PC owners soon?

    Jeff
     
  2. Steve Tannehill

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    Check out www.macintouch.com and do a search on iPod. I am pretty sure that Ric mentioned a shareware utility that was just released in beta for PC iPod connectivity.
    Or, you could just get a Mac. [​IMG]
    - Steve
     
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    Isn't the Nomad Jukebox essentially an IPOD? I don't get why this thing is so hyped, whe it's been out on the PC market for a lot longer (Nomad Jukebox).
     
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    The PC utility is "XPlay." They changed it from the original "XPod" name. It's been released as a preview release. Haven't tried it on my PC.

    The iPod is great. I've got a full OS X install and about 3GB of music on there. It plays while plugged into the firewire wall charger device and recharges fairly fast. (3 hours for Full and 1 for 75% or something like that.)

    There are a bunch of new cases, but I haven't really decided which one to go with. The back of it really attracts fingerprints.

    I don't know if the PC Util will allow for firmware updates, but you could probably do it at an Apple Store or CompUSA.
     
  7. Peter Kline

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    There are rumors that Apple will have a PC version in about 6 months. I recently copied 600 songs from my iTunes file to the iPod in about 5 minutes. About a third of the time it takes to copy one CD via USB.
     
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    Like Steve said, try a Mac (You can get an iMac for $799, but new LCD iMac will probably come out in early Jan.). Get OS X (10.1) and I think you will be surpirsed how great it is. Macs Rule.[​IMG]
     
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    I can't say that I am a Mac fan at all, but the iPod looks intriguing. I am impressed with the size/storage capacity and the simple and clean looking interface.

    The only drawback, as with all Mac endeavors, it's way too expensive for what it is.
     
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    The iPod is a bit pricey at the moment. But unlike all other MP3 players it is also a portable hard drive. (Perhaps "Pod" stands for "personal optical drive". You can load it with photos, QT movies, files, etc. It also accepts other sound formats. And as usual, when upgrades are made you load them down for free from Apple. It can be operated with one hand due to the incredibly easy user interface. You wonder why no one else thought of it. (Well, I know why.) But don't take my word on it. Go to a CompUSA or Apple Store and take it for a test drive. Oh, one last thing. It SOUNDS terrific.
     
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    I have a solution, but you're going to have to shell out a little more for your fiance--hey, she's worth it, right? [​IMG]
    Pick up an iPod and then go pick up one of these. You'll be ripping and transferring files in no time. [​IMG]
     
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    DonRoeber,

    You're right of course. Back to the drawing boards!

    Peter
     

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