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partable mp3 player question

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by brianacook, Jan 22, 2002.

  1. brianacook

    brianacook Stunt Coordinator

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    are there currently any portable mp3 players other than apple's ipod that utilize firewire? i have seen none. since i am a windows user, i will have to wait for ipod to be made for windows or just get a usb player. any suggestions.

    brian
     
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    It's my understanding that ipod was just announced for Windows. Should be hitting stores soon.
     
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    There is no indication on the Apple Web site of an iPod for Windows machines. Why would Apple want to give up such a good tool for getting people to consider a new iBook/iMac?
     
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    I think there are software hacks out there that people claim allow iPod use with Windows machines. Other than those suspect hacks, the iPod is currently Mac-only. [​IMG]
     
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    The iPod is a nicely built machine. However, 5 Gb is just not enough. If you're gonna go with a jukebox type device where you can carry your entire music collection, might as well go all the way. 20 Gb minimum....40 would be better.
    Given only 5 Gb, I'd rather go with an $89 Rio Volt SP90 and burn 7 CDs.
    Archos has one for the PC that holds 20 Gb with USB 2.0. In either case, USB 2.0 or Firewire is a must have feature when considering one of these mass storage mp3 players, or else you'll be waiting all day and night to upload.
    p.s. Oh yeah, I think you can stick an OS on the iPod and boot off it. That's pretty cool...it's like carrying your computer around on your mp3 player.
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    Eric
     
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    Sure, 5gb is not enough for a lot of us to hold our whole music collections on, but exactly how often would you listen to 5gb worth of music w/o using your computer sometime in between? My collection is 28+gb, and there is no way I listen to 5 gb worth of it at a time.

    The size factor is also a MAJOR thing to consider. How much space and how ackward would it be to carry around 7 cd's and your gigantic cd playing MP3 player compared to the tiny iPod? Then there's the battery life factor, etc, etc, etc... All of which make the iPod a VERY attractive item for a music lover who always on the go.
     
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    does anyone know how long it takes to download an mp3 to a portable player via usb? i know with the ipod (firewire), it takes seconds, but i was wondering if the difference was staggering or not.

    i am definitely interested in a 20g model. sure, 5g is plenty, but i would rather throw it all on there and NEVER have to think about what i want to remove to make room for something else.
     

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