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New iPods are out, new ipod are out
sTisTi
post Sep 13 2007, 16:31
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It is unknown if the iPods will work with Windows 2000 using 3rd party software.
With my current iPod I am using Red Chair's Anapod. You can find this at http://www.redchairsoftware.com/anapod/featpw.php. It has the added benefit of being able to move mp3s back to the hard disc which was the prime reason I bought it to begin with. I don't know whether the program has been updated to include the latest batch of iPods, but they say they support all of them.

Ah OK, so if I use Anapod or e.g. a music player like Winamp that supports syncing to portables, I can fill up the iPod also WITHOUT having iTunes installed on my computer, right? (Of course, provided that these third party tools are updated to work with the newest iPods, but they probably will, won't they?)


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post Sep 13 2007, 21:21
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ipod sound measurements

http://homepage.mac.com/marc.heijligers/au...asurements.html

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The audible impact is significant, and a firmware correction (most Codecs contain programmable parts) is definitely required to bring back the iPod sound quality to normal levels.


well i did a little audio test (listening) and can only notice higher highs (lol sorry).
used my asus xonar audio card and ipod and listened to some songs samples and swaped between both outputs on the fly listening to the same song samples.

seriously though the ipod does not sound "bad" or anything to me, still sounds amazing considering its an mp3 player and I am using earphones laugh.gif

Update: some german guy:

belasted means mhh like using high independance headphones and the ipod got problems driving it.

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post Sep 13 2007, 22:29
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Microsoft still supports it, so in my opinion it could be supported by thrid party developers as well. Then again, it is Apple's choice whether they'll support it or not...




No they don't. Trust me, I work in IT at a company desparately trying to upgrade to XP because all the vendors have stopped releasing software that supports it, too.



Time to upgrade.
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Viv Savage
post Sep 14 2007, 09:38
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QUOTE (sTisTi @ Sep 13 2007, 17:31) *
Ah OK, so if I use Anapod or e.g. a music player like Winamp that supports syncing to portables, I can fill up the iPod also WITHOUT having iTunes installed on my computer, right? (Of course, provided that these third party tools are updated to work with the newest iPods, but they probably will, won't they?)
I don't have iTunes on my computer, so I can safely say: yes. As for the question will it work with the latest batch... They say it will, but I don't see the new ones explicitly mentioned while the older ones are. The last time I updated was in August 2007, and I see there's a newer version out. This could indicate that they have altered the program to support the new ones. (Dunno, and as I don't have one, can't test.)

I use Anapod for all my iPod needs. If needed you may need the Apple Updater for new firmware or real emergency recovery, but for all the rest (transfer to and from, creating/editing playlists, etc.) I use Anapod.

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No they don't.
Who is they? If they is Microsoft, then you should look at the Support Lifecycle Pages as that clearly indicates the extended support goes on until 13 July in 2010.
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Trust me, I work in IT at a company desparately trying to upgrade to XP because all the vendors have stopped releasing software that supports it, too.
I work in IT as well, but I am not forcing people to upgrade. On the other hand I haven't seen any other company not supporting Win 2000. It might be that tailormade software companies are creating software for a limited range of platforms but that is understandable.
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Time to upgrade.
I am, once Leopard is out.
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post Sep 17 2007, 22:04
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No they don't.
Who is they? If they is Microsoft, then you should look at the Support Lifecycle Pages as that clearly indicates the extended support goes on until 13 July in 2010.




"During the Extended Support phase, Microsoft continues to provide security hot fixes and paid support but no longer provides complimentary support options, design change requests, and non-security hotfixes."



Sounds like legacy software to me.
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post Sep 18 2007, 09:45
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3. What is the difference between mainstream support, extended support, and online self-help support?
Support provided Mainstream support phase Extended support phase
Paid support (per-incident, per hour, and others) X X
Security update support X X
Non-security hotfix support X Requires extended hotfix agreement, purchased within 90 days of mainstream support ending.
No-charge incident support X
Warranty claims X
Design changes and feature requests X
Product-specific information that is available by using the online Microsoft Knowledge Base X X
Product-specific information that is available by using the Support site at Microsoft Help and Support to find answers to technical questions X X
These are the only changes I can find. I can understand that warranty and design changes aren't being followed up on, and that non-security support is shaky is shaky in itself. The system is stable enough to predictably not get any new problems, but I doubt that if MS changes something to cause massive blue screens there will not be serious resistance if all they say is buy the new one.

Also I am not in the mood to let this become a you say this, I say that recurring feature, so this is the last thing from my side on this issue. All I know is that a huge percentage of my customers still use Windows 2000 on their computers and Microsoft will not be able to force a big multinational to invest several hundreds of thousands of euros because they want everyone on Vista (hell! Some of them are still on Windows 98!). Are you already running Vista? After all, one and a half year from now XP will be bye bye to in your reckoning...
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post Sep 28 2007, 13:29
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Does anyone know if the new gen of Ipod's still have the problem with eq causing distortion on certain settings?
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post Sep 28 2007, 15:48
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Does anyone know if the new gen of Ipod's still have the problem with eq causing distortion on certain settings?

Well, every equalizer causes distortion if the frequencies are cranked up to a level where clipping occurs. Hence, to what specific problem are you referring to?
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post Sep 28 2007, 16:53
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QUOTE (sTisTi @ Sep 13 2007, 09:31) *
Ah OK, so if I use Anapod or e.g. a music player like Winamp that supports syncing to portables, I can fill up the iPod also WITHOUT having iTunes installed on my computer, right? (Of course, provided that these third party tools are updated to work with the newest iPods, but they probably will, won't they?)


Yes, that is correct. I think some 3rd party apps have already been upgraded to support the 3G iPod nano and iPod classic (forget about iPod touch support). The only problem with 3rd party apps is that you don't get full syncing, they can only really sync music to the iPod. If you want video, game, and photo syncing then you must use iTunes.
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post Oct 4 2007, 19:07
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Does anyone know if the new gen of Ipod's still have the problem with eq causing distortion on certain settings?

Well, every equalizer causes distortion if the frequencies are cranked up to a level where clipping occurs. Hence, to what specific problem are you referring to?


Settings like "electronic" on the 5.5 ipods caused horrible distortion no matter what volume you set the ipod to, presumably due to shoddy coding.
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