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Hussein Baghdadi
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Hola amigoes ..
I'm collecting some informations about iPod & Sony Network Walkman ...
well, lets begin (I've no ideas about them, so maybe you will find some silly questions, just hold yourself) ..
1. iPod stores MP3 files, right ?
2. In order to add some songs to iPod, it should be pluged into the USB port ?
3. No internet access or special software needed to transfer files ?
4. Sony Network Walkman serves the same purpose ?
5. any stories about these two devices ?
thanks guys ...
 
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Haven't heard of the Sony thingy. But iPod was really cool. My sister-in-law bought one. I was so impressed by the design and even the way it was packed. Those folks at Apple really have a sperior taste for design.

My only disappointment was that I didn't buy Apple stock.

Hijack Alert: BTW, did you know that Sony recently lost its Number 1 position in cameras to Kodak, that's right. Kodak is now the Number 1 when it comes to camera sales.

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[ February 13, 2005: Message edited by: Madhav Lakkapragada ]
 
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My favorite topic

1. iPod stores MP3 files, right ?

yes. they are the best in business.

2. In order to add some songs to iPod, it should be pluged into the USB port ?

yes. There's a bunch of apps that could be used to store songs.

You won't need internet access to load in songs, but there's a host of pod casts that you can access online.

IMO, iPod is a thing of wonder for music lovers. and it's the product with most number of accessories , hardware and software.

A few negatives :

1. you can't rename/remove a song from iPod ; you have to get connected to the system. this is to keep the design as simple as possible.

2. standby is very low for such a volume ( just 8hrs on a mini )

no idea about Sony network walkman.
 
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Originally posted by Madhav Lakkapragada:
Hijack Alert: BTW, did you know that Sony recently lost its Number 1 position in cameras to Kodak, that's right. Kodak is now the Number 1 when it comes to camera sales.


Not much of a surprise, American design and marketing, Chinese manufacturing. It's an unbeatable combination, especially with the low $yuan.

Actually we have a Kodak digital, it's easy to use and works well, but it's no match for the Nikon.
 
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Thanks ammu
one more question :
what about iPod shuffle ?
Yes, I know it can stores a small number of songs (maybe about 400), but can I turned-off its shuffle feature ?
(maybe I don't want to listen to random songs)..
 
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1. you can't rename/remove a song from iPod ; you have to get connected to the system.

do you mean, that I have to plug the iPod into the USB port in order to remove the song ??
if yes, no problem at all here, the bad thing if you cant remove the song at all !
 
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You can switch between shuffle and non-shuffle modes on the new Apple USB key, er, Shuffle. Non-shuffle play order is determined either by upload order or playlist order - not sure. All song maintenance on iPods has to be done via your computer, but yes you can delete songs from iPods The newer 4th Gen iPods promise around 12 hours playback rather than the 8 (or less) on 3rd gen models.

Sony Net Walkman looks pretty good in reviews but be aware that, AFAIK, it won't play MP3s, only songs in Sony's ATRAC3 format. If you're starting a song library from scratch this might not be a problem but if you have a large MP3 collection, you'll need to convert it, and I'm not sure how easy this is. Also this will cut down on the amount of song "sharing" you can do. There was some talk of a Sony firmware update that would allow MP3 playback, but you'll need to check this out.
 
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haven't had a chance to look at shuffle.. by removing song , i meant , from being in iPod , it's not possible. Once u get it connected to iTunes or Anapod manager or similar pod utils, u can.

12 hrs playback is for 20/40 GB variants , i guess. mini plays for 8 hrs ..and it is a 4th gen iPod.
 
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I <heart> my iPod

I'm not sure about the Windows model, but the Mac model connects to the system via FireWire and transfer is very very fast.
[ February 14, 2005: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]
 
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Thanks guys
last question:
I have WinXP Pro SP2 and I'm thinking to buy iPod shuffle, so what do I need ?
just iTunes (which is free to download) ?
any hardware is required ? (ofcourse I've a USB port)...
thanks...
 
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you dont need anything..the CD shipped along has it all; iTunes, Driver etc..

Please do post in reviews about shuffle, if you buy one.
 
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Originally posted by Richard Hawkes:
Sony Net Walkman looks pretty good in reviews but be aware that, AFAIK, it won't play MP3s, only songs in Sony's ATRAC3 format. If you're starting a song library from scratch this might not be a problem but if you have a large MP3 collection, you'll need to convert it, and I'm not sure how easy this is. Also this will cut down on the amount of song "sharing" you can do. There was some talk of a Sony firmware update that would allow MP3 playback, but you'll need to check this out.


Sony removed ATRAC restriction from their net walkman and other similar devices last winter, it should play all sorts of mp3 now.
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