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post Sep 12 2006, 18:16
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Apple's Steve Jobs during a live press conference in San Francisco currently going on (at 10AM PST today, Tuesday, Sept. 12th) just announced a feature on iPods that will be sure to please audio enthusiasts -- GAPLESS PLAYBACK!

More details to follow. New iPods to be released. Please update this thread as the new iPods and GAPLESS info is released. This is taken from a live IRC transcript with iLounge reporters inside the Apple news event today.

See below for later posts for details on new iTunes 7, new iPod models/pricing/features, larger iPod video format, new set top wireless mac mini-like box for audio/video and more from this Apple press event.

Link to Quicktime presentation of this media event announcing these products that you can watch:
http://events.apple.com.edgesuite.net/sep_...vent/index.html

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Stanbey
post Sep 13 2006, 19:16
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Okay, I would just like to summarize:

1. Finally Apple has fixed the gaping bug in the iPods that prevented them from playing an album as it was intended. By most accounts this works well for most people but isn't perfect for all.

2. They have released some simple games for the iPod at 5 USD a pop.

Woohoo! No wonder everyone is getting so excited! That is soo cool!


But hang on....

For a while now you have been able to install Rockbox on the thing and get true gapless playback, support for a much larger range of formats (including ogg!), a whole bunch of free games including the ones Apple are now trying to sell like Tetris and Asteroids, as well as ones Apple will never touch like Doom and chess. Add to that Rockbox's support for themes and the ability to use your iPod without having to go near the bloated beast iTunes and I can't see what the hell everyone is getting excited about.

The *only* reason to use the retail OS on an iPod is for playing apple video files; and if you use Rockbox and want to do that then it takes something like 10 seconds to boot back into the retail OS to watch the file.

So Apple have finally fixed a major outstanding bug in their OS (in a rather convoluted fashion, by the sound of it), and added the ability to *buy* games for it. They still have a long way to go before they can claim to provide the best iPod operating system.
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post Sep 13 2006, 19:29
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QUOTE (Stanbey @ Sep 13 2006, 19:16) *
The *only* reason to use the retail OS on an iPod is for playing apple video files
Unless you're one of the 95% of iPod owners for whom the Rockbox Manual might as well be written in the Indus Valley script biggrin.gif
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- goodnews   GAPLESS Playback now in iPods - New!   Sep 12 2006, 18:16
- - SebastianG   Question is: Do they comply with already existant ...   Sep 12 2006, 18:19
|- - goodnews   Also new iPods released. brighter with brightness...   Sep 12 2006, 18:23
||- - Remedial Sound   And will gapless playback be possible for older iP...   Sep 12 2006, 18:31
||- - goodnews   QUOTE (Remedial Sound @ Sep 12 2006, 11:3...   Sep 12 2006, 18:37
|- - /mnt   QUOTE (SebastianG @ Sep 12 2006, 18:19) Q...   Sep 12 2006, 18:42
|- - kwanbis   QUOTE (SebastianG @ Sep 12 2006, 17:19) Q...   Sep 12 2006, 20:07
- - Skates   Just maybe we will get the update on our current 5...   Sep 12 2006, 18:34
- - guruboolez   (opera lover inside) This is an excellent new...   Sep 12 2006, 19:19
- - Maurits   iTunes7: "Determining Gapless Playback Infor...   Sep 12 2006, 19:27
|- - guruboolez   @Maurits Is it possible for you to encode some sa...   Sep 12 2006, 19:53
|- - eofor   Any word on HE-AAC?   Sep 12 2006, 19:56
|- - Maurits   QUOTE (guruboolez @ Sep 12 2006, 19:53) @...   Sep 12 2006, 19:58
- - Skates   I wonder if and when there will be an update for t...   Sep 12 2006, 19:47
|- - Maurits   QUOTE (Skates @ Sep 12 2006, 19:47) I won...   Sep 12 2006, 19:52
- - Rain   Hope current 5G iPods get a new firmware update fo...   Sep 12 2006, 20:02
- - loophole   iTunes mentions something about QuickTime 7.1.3 be...   Sep 12 2006, 20:02
- - /mnt   I just tried itunes 7. It scans and adds gapless p...   Sep 12 2006, 20:05
|- - loophole   QUOTE (/mnt @ Sep 12 2006, 11:05) I just ...   Sep 12 2006, 20:11
|- - /mnt   QUOTE (loophole @ Sep 12 2006, 20:11) QUO...   Sep 12 2006, 20:18
- - jarsonic   Interesting, iTunes 7 now integrates iPod software...   Sep 12 2006, 20:17
- - rjamorim   Awesome! How come this thread isn't in ...   Sep 12 2006, 20:36
- - rudefyet   i was just notified by iTunes 7, iPod Video Firmwa...   Sep 12 2006, 20:46
|- - DickxLaurent   QUOTE (rudefyet @ Sep 12 2006, 14:46) i w...   Sep 12 2006, 20:49
- - Axon   It's not gapless. It's very close - I...   Sep 12 2006, 20:55
|- - michael.conner   QUOTE (Axon @ Sep 12 2006, 14:55) It...   Sep 12 2006, 22:19
- - DickxLaurent   So if it has to scan your library it's either ...   Sep 12 2006, 21:06
|- - Maurits   QUOTE (DickxLaurent @ Sep 12 2006, 21:06)...   Sep 12 2006, 22:00
|- - DickxLaurent   QUOTE (Maurits @ Sep 12 2006, 16:00) QUOT...   Sep 12 2006, 22:03
- - rosshmusic   I don't know if itunes 7 fixes the recently br...   Sep 12 2006, 21:13
- - rudefyet   let me get this one thing straight here you have ...   Sep 12 2006, 21:18
|- - Maurits   QUOTE (rudefyet @ Sep 12 2006, 21:18) let...   Sep 12 2006, 21:55
- - Axon   Yes, you must set the gapless flag manually. (whic...   Sep 12 2006, 21:21
- - rudefyet   that being said, as of iTunes 7 all my files have ...   Sep 12 2006, 21:23
- - chrisgeleven   Anyone confirm which iPod's got firmware updat...   Sep 12 2006, 21:25
|- - ShowsOn   QUOTE (chrisgeleven @ Sep 13 2006, 05:25)...   Sep 12 2006, 21:42
|- - Steve999   Great info. Great news. Thanks for the info on 4...   Sep 13 2006, 01:51
- - jahty   Wow, this is really great news, I might actually g...   Sep 12 2006, 21:26
- - rudefyet   well...from the help file "Some CDs, such as...   Sep 12 2006, 21:29
|- - eofor   ITUNSMPB ITUNes Seamless Media PlayBack?   Sep 12 2006, 21:31
- - kwanbis   "The new iTunes will download cover art for a...   Sep 12 2006, 21:51
|- - DickxLaurent   QUOTE (kwanbis @ Sep 12 2006, 15:51) ...   Sep 12 2006, 21:56
- - DickxLaurent   Instead of a checkbox for "Part of a gapless ...   Sep 12 2006, 21:55
- - kwanbis   its been reported on all the blogs, taken from the...   Sep 12 2006, 21:57
- - kwanbis   "We've added a View switch, a 3-position ...   Sep 12 2006, 22:02
- - Axon   But this is supposed to be seamless for existing M...   Sep 12 2006, 22:04
|- - Maurits   QUOTE (Axon @ Sep 12 2006, 22:04) But thi...   Sep 12 2006, 22:12
|- - Otto42   QUOTE (Maurits @ Sep 12 2006, 16:12) QUOT...   Sep 12 2006, 22:30
- - TheQat   Here's a pic of the data from a gapless-flagge...   Sep 12 2006, 22:52
- - jmusd   this is what itunes help says about the gapless ch...   Sep 12 2006, 23:09
- - grommet   So, indeed iTunes does play gaplessly and cleanly ...   Sep 12 2006, 23:28
- - Axon   I just tried reencoding an album I had originally ...   Sep 12 2006, 23:35
|- - chelgrian   QUOTE (Axon @ Sep 12 2006, 23:35) Based o...   Sep 13 2006, 00:53
|- - skelly831   QUOTE (chelgrian @ Sep 12 2006, 16:53) Ha...   Sep 13 2006, 01:16
|- - PigsOnTheWing   QUOTE (skelly831 @ Sep 12 2006, 20:16) AA...   Sep 13 2006, 01:48
|- - skelly831   QUOTE (PigsOnTheWing @ Sep 12 2006, 17:48...   Sep 13 2006, 04:36
|- - PigsOnTheWing   QUOTE (skelly831 @ Sep 12 2006, 23:36) I ...   Sep 13 2006, 04:49
- - Maurits   Nevermind   Sep 12 2006, 23:56
- - grommet   FYI: The first time I ran iTunes 7... it walked th...   Sep 13 2006, 02:45
|- - TheQat   QUOTE (grommet @ Sep 12 2006, 17:45) FYI:...   Sep 13 2006, 04:02
|- - jahty   QUOTE (TheQat @ Sep 12 2006, 20:02) QUOTE...   Sep 13 2006, 04:21
||- - guruboolez   QUOTE (jahty @ Sep 13 2006, 05:21) I don...   Sep 13 2006, 06:38
|- - grommet   QUOTE (TheQat @ Sep 12 2006, 20:02) If yo...   Sep 13 2006, 04:22
- - greynol   If anyone gets it working on a 3G, let me know. T...   Sep 13 2006, 06:33
- - pika2000   I installed iTunes7, upgraded my 5G iPod to firmwa...   Sep 13 2006, 08:10
- - ozmosis82   I set the Gapless option on my entire library of N...   Sep 13 2006, 09:06
- - probedb   But do you need iTunes for the actual iPod to play...   Sep 13 2006, 09:35
|- - Egor   QUOTE (probedb @ Sep 13 2006, 15:35) so c...   Sep 13 2006, 09:52
|- - probedb   QUOTE (Egor @ Sep 13 2006, 09:52) QUOTE (...   Sep 13 2006, 10:01
|- - /mnt   QUOTE (Egor @ Sep 13 2006, 09:52) QUOTE (...   Sep 13 2006, 17:27
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|- - ffooky   QUOTE (...Just Elliott @ Sep 13 2006, 13...   Sep 13 2006, 13:11
|- - ...Just Elliott   THIS is why I use rockbox.   Sep 13 2006, 13:19
|- - ShowsOn   QUOTE (ffooky @ Sep 13 2006, 21:11) QUOTE...   Sep 13 2006, 13:23
|- - ffooky   QUOTE (ShowsOn @ Sep 13 2006, 13:23) It w...   Sep 13 2006, 13:34
|- - ShowsOn   QUOTE (ffooky @ Sep 13 2006, 21:34) QUOTE...   Sep 13 2006, 14:08
|- - ffooky   QUOTE (ShowsOn @ Sep 13 2006, 14:08) I ha...   Sep 13 2006, 14:18
|- - ShowsOn   QUOTE (ffooky @ Sep 13 2006, 22:18) QUOTE...   Sep 13 2006, 14:23
|- - ffooky   QUOTE (ShowsOn @ Sep 13 2006, 14:23) I re...   Sep 13 2006, 14:28
|- - pepoluan   QUOTE (ffooky @ Sep 13 2006, 20:28) I fol...   Sep 13 2006, 14:57
|- - ffooky   QUOTE (pepoluan @ Sep 13 2006, 14:57) QUO...   Sep 13 2006, 15:09
- - Turok   Okay okay... great Apple... but one very interesti...   Sep 13 2006, 13:01
- - haregoo   I roughly summarize as follows: iTunes7 support tr...   Sep 13 2006, 13:22
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|- - Maurits   QUOTE (haregoo @ Sep 13 2006, 13:47) QUOT...   Sep 13 2006, 13:51
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|- - Maurits   QUOTE (haregoo @ Sep 13 2006, 13:56) QUOT...   Sep 13 2006, 14:07
- - SebastianG   QUOTE (Maurits @ Sep 13 2006, 14:30) If I...   Sep 13 2006, 14:14
|- - Maurits   QUOTE (SebastianG @ Sep 13 2006, 14:14) Q...   Sep 13 2006, 14:25
- - Axon   So I've heard reports by a lot of people sayin...   Sep 13 2006, 17:34
- - Canar   Axon: Have you tried ripping a disc with iTunes? ...   Sep 13 2006, 18:18
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- - marmoset   Running out of the house this morning, I randomly ...   Sep 13 2006, 19:05
- - Stanbey   Okay, I would just like to summarize: 1. Finally ...   Sep 13 2006, 19:16
- - marmoset   QUOTE (Stanbey @ Sep 13 2006, 13:16) The ...   Sep 13 2006, 19:21
- - ffooky   QUOTE (Stanbey @ Sep 13 2006, 19:16) The ...   Sep 13 2006, 19:29
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