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Jul 01, 2009 01:13 |  #1

Sorry to ask this question here, but I am sure there are a few iPOD users around.

Do you know if this device can play mp3 files? e.g. not the propitiatory Apple format (I think ACC??)

All my music is an MP3 format, and I have around 50GB total.

Was considering iPOD but want to be sure I can transfer the files and listen to them :)


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Jul 01, 2009 01:24 |  #2

Yes it will. Once you buy an iPod you'll have to install iTunes. Import the songs into the iTunes library or straight onto the iPod :)




  
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Jul 01, 2009 01:30 |  #3

Is there a way without using iTunes? I have avoided iTunes thus far and would prefer not to use it.

My software mp3 player of choice is Foobar2000.


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Jul 01, 2009 01:34 |  #4

andrewaaa5 wrote in post #8204590 (external link)
Is there a way without using iTunes? I have avoided iTunes thus far and would prefer not to use it.

My software mp3 player of choice is Foobar2000.

Start using iTunes, I know it's a control freak of an application but trust me, embrace it and let it do it's thing and it will reward you.


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Jul 01, 2009 01:35 |  #5

why not get a different mp3 player if you dont want an ipod or itunes??




  
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Jul 01, 2009 01:41 |  #6

iTunes isn't that bad. It doesn't take over anything. All I do is plug my iPod in, open iTunes, drag my songs into the iPod folder of iTunes and it's done. I don't sync anything either.




  
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Jul 01, 2009 01:42 |  #7

I have a Sanza Fuze and I love it. But the capacity is too small.


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Jul 01, 2009 06:55 |  #8

A friend of mine was saying : "Hmm, I don't think it plays mp3 directly. You can import mp3 files into iTunes and it will automatically convert them int the required format so it's no hassle. You would have to use itunes anyway to manage your music as I think it's the only way to do it on an iPod."

So does it convert the mp3s before copying them over?
Will this affect my current 50gb collection of MP3s? Or will they all be converted? I am a PC user, not MAC.


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Jul 01, 2009 07:15 |  #9

MP3's generally don't need converting at all. You're copying and not moving so your original collection won't change.




  
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Jul 01, 2009 13:54 |  #10

Thanks for all the advice, answers and support. It is good information, all of it. It is really good to know these things before 'splashing out'. I hope I don't have to bug you all again with these MP3/iTunes questions....

....now where did I put my camera? :)


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Jul 01, 2009 13:56 |  #11

I held off on the IpOd for a while as I did not think I wanted Itunes, but I actually think it's a great little app. (I am running an ancient version, my Ipod is an old one with B&W LCD)

All I have on mine are MP3s, and you can set in i-tunes to have any disk you rip get ripped straight to MP3,.. so this is totally not a problem.


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Jul 01, 2009 13:59 |  #12

andrewaaa5 wrote in post #8204532 (external link)
Do you know if this device can play mp3 files?

Yes, all iPods ever made can play MP3 audio files.

e.g. not the propitiatory Apple format (I think ACC??)

AAC is not proprietary of Apple. It is the audio specification of MPEG-4. It is superior to MP3 such that a file encoded in AAC at 128 kbps will have the quality as an MP3 encoded at 160 kbps, yet the AAC file will be smaller (thus more songs on you device).

Was considering iPOD but want to be sure I can transfer the files and listen to them :)

They will sync and play just fine to your iPod. In the future, you should consider ripping your CDs to AAC. At 256 kbps it is near lossless.


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Jul 01, 2009 14:15 |  #13

Nah, go FLAC!


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Jul 01, 2009 16:10 as a reply to  @ CyberDyneSystems's post |  #14

Ipods suck. I have two of them.

Then, one day, a student gave me a cheapy MP3 player that I don't even know the name of. I thought it was too expensive of a gift, and was hesitant to accept it, so I looked it up online. It was 29 bucks, so I kept it.

It's 4 gigabytes. That's about 1000 songs, which is a small fraction of my collection, but a thousand songs is more than enough for a week or two.

But what's cool is that it simply behaves as a portable hard drive. I plug it into the USB port and simply drag songs to it from my 14,000 song collection. The songs don't convert or move or anything. They simply make a copy of themselves onto the MP3 player and that's it.

I have an Ipod Classic that I use a lot, and my daughter has a nano, but we won't be buying anymore Ipods.

There's really no point. They have no advantage over the cheaper MP3 players you can pick up for 30 dollars.

And both produce the same sound quality. Ipods are not superior in sound at all.


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Jul 01, 2009 16:16 |  #15

You have 50GB of music???

WOW, i thought i had a lot.. My iTunes says 4652 songs that equal 23.46GB


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