I've heard bad things about Itunes (never used it myself- use Windows media player), so someone suggested I use Media Monkey.
All of my music on computer is saved as a .wma file. I don't think Ipods play this format (MP3 only?).
(2Gb Nano should be fine but the bigger the memory the better)
Cheers Slenver. Had a quick look around and found a 4gb Nano on play.com for £90. Is this a good price?
Why not try iTunes first and see if you like it? I'm sure some don't but most do and it's generally viewed to be very good.
I'd rather you didn't assume 'most', IME iPod owners suffer iTunes when what they actually want is the drag-and-drop interface/functionality associated with Windows and other mp3 players. I'm sure if you did a national survey of PC World you'd find 'most' view them as very good - understanding the demographic may shed some light on any reported collective view, i.e 'most' people know sweet fa about most things tech.
Speaking as a Creative Zen owner, moving to any other iPod variant is crazy talk, solid state of the Nano acknowledged.
Converting files will almost certainly reduce quality, you're better off re-ripping your CDs in the new format.
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Who wants drag and drop?
do you really want to piss about with folders on your player? Seems so damned archaic.
edit: Most people won't notice the difference in a converted track.
Me. I want my mp3 player to work on any Windows PC without having to first install iTunes, and I don't want to have to convert all my music from WMA either.but all my friends have iPods anyway. Why are you using WMA anyway? It has nothing much going for it over mp3 apart from maybe having a couple of percent better compression ratios - and for that you lost compatibility with many systems. It's the same reason I don't use AAC even though I only use iTunes and iPod.Weak. Most people are familiar with drag & dropping or cut & pasting their files between folders, it's proprietary software such as iTunes which causes all the bother. Hard disk iPods can be used as a portable hard drive, but that requires the 'archaic' interface you dislike - two functions, two interfaces, it's daft.I see where you're coming from. But what if you want to move... 16 albums, by 12 different artists from your PC to your iRiver. That means finding 16 subfolders in 12 folders. Notwithstanding some of it might be titled wrong. Then having 16 copy tasks running, and that always slows windows down as it tries to run both/all tasks at the same time rather than one after the other. I would type in the artist in the search, highlight from the list, drag and drop. And then iTunes sorts it out for me. Eeeaasy. I, like most people, don't use my iPod as a HDD, so that doesn't bother me. But if I did I wouldn't mind, because it makes sense to use a different interface for files and data. If moving data you want to see filenames and paths, it's important and relevant. Totally not the case for music.Depends on your starting bitrate and format. In order to make best use of space you 'should' rip at a quality where you would appreciate a drop-off in quality at anything below it. Converting to mp3 may be noticeable, certainly the mp3 version will require more space for the same quality.I'll give you that, but most people rip at 128 or 160kbps. And have various downloaded or shared songs at all sorts of bitrates. I don't think the loss through headphones will be notable if it loses a few of the bits here or there. Also I don't think that on even a 4GB player most people will notice that they can have about 10 songs less due to worse compression rates.
I bet you still use manual focus on a camera, don't you FT?
As for the reason for changing, just fancied a change. I looked at Ipods before I got the Zen but was reccomended to go for a Zen over an Ipod by a techie family friend (think Ipods were quite new still at the time). Now this friend has gone and got an Ipod now, so I'm thinking a lot of flaws have been sorted out now hes gone and got one. And he's very impressed by the menu system on the Ipod.And compared to the Zen, they are nice to look atThink I need to go and play with one for a bit.
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