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Re: you and your mp3 player

Post by tonieee » Tue Sep 23, 2008 15:01

andyroo wrote:That'd be exactly it - the problem files are all vbr. Though not all vbr files are problem files.

You can't remember what this software was called can you?
I think it was winamp. It'll be a really old version though cos I've not used windows for years and years.

Can you re-encode them as fixed bit rate? I never found there to be that much of a saving in using vbr so I stopped using it once I realised it was causing the length problem.

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Re: you and your mp3 player

Post by postalblue » Thu Sep 25, 2008 00:37

I just got myself one of them mp3 players thingies, but it's not an Ithing. It's only got 1Gb, but that's enough for me. Right now I've got Adrian Borland, Ronderlin, Phil Spector (Back to Mono), The Hepburns, The Loft, Cocteau Twins, Three O'Clock, The Wake, Ultrasport, Burt Bacharach, and a couple others.
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Re: you and your mp3 player

Post by linus » Thu Sep 25, 2008 00:46

I've got some phillips thing, I've had it for over a year and mostly it serves it purpose rather well

it's got 1.8GB's of solid soul power

right now it's heavily loaded with the strange boys, sea urchins, razorcuts, the new stereolab lp, the pebbles, the barbarians, the deirdres, besties, budgies, let's whisper, pains, minisnap, punkin pie and the leyton buzzards (I was feeling perverse) plus some other bits and bobs

it makes me happy enough

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Re: you and your mp3 player

Post by Tomb » Thu Sep 25, 2008 08:23

I finally succumbed and brought an i-pod - only a nano though as I still have my i-river. Or I think I have as I haven't seen it since I moved! Going to put a load of compilations on it over the weekend.

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Re: you and your mp3 player

Post by Sootyzilla » Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:14

Gordon wrote:I'll tell you what, though, the ipod touch is nuts. The free aps and wifi, and all that are pretty effin awesome.
the touch is lovely, but it's TOO DAMN QUIET! At first I thought I was going deaf because I could hardly hear it, even with the volume up at full bung. And yes, I did have headphones plugged in, smartarses. It's a great gadget, but useless as an iPod if you ever, say, go on a train or walk down a street with more than one car on it.
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Re: you and your mp3 player

Post by Tomb » Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:32

Sootyzilla wrote:the touch is lovely, but it's TOO DAMN QUIET! At first I thought I was going deaf because I could hardly hear it, even with the volume up at full bung. And yes, I did have headphones plugged in, smartarses. It's a great gadget, but useless as an iPod if you ever, say, go on a train or walk down a street with more than one car on it.
ipods sold in the EU have a sound limits fitted in accordance with European wide Health and safety Regulations. You can remove this using some software out there but you invalidate your guarantee.

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Re: you and your mp3 player

Post by tonieee » Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:59

Tomb wrote:
Sootyzilla wrote:the touch is lovely, but it's TOO DAMN QUIET! At first I thought I was going deaf because I could hardly hear it, even with the volume up at full bung. And yes, I did have headphones plugged in, smartarses. It's a great gadget, but useless as an iPod if you ever, say, go on a train or walk down a street with more than one car on it.
ipods sold in the EU have a sound limits fitted in accordance with European wide Health and safety Regulations. You can remove this using some software out there but you invalidate your guarantee.
Also, by having it louder than that you are probably damaging your hearing. My cd walkman has a limit thing but you can disable it - I used to listen at a lot louder than that but since I've reduced I've noticed the constant ringing in my ears has reduced in volume. After a while you get used to missing a bit of a song everytime a car goes past.

One experiment I tried was to listen to my walkman in a quiet room, starting at a very low volume and gradually turning it up until it is an acceptable volume and trying to stick to around there.

You've only got one set of ears so you don't want to damage them. I wish I could have mine back!

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Re: you and your mp3 player

Post by Tomb » Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:14

GoPodis the type of software I was talking about. I agree with Tonieee though - your ears are at risk!

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Re: you and your mp3 player

Post by Gordon » Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:20

Tomb wrote:GoPodis the type of software I was talking about. I agree with Tonieee though - your ears are at risk!
GoPod no longer works for new iPods which sucks for my iPod Classic.

I bought my iPod touch in Seattle to avoid these very issues and save some money. However, the one remaining advantage of jailbreaking an iPod touch (now that we can all use apps), other than changing the desktop background is, I think that you can remove the volume cap. Mine's plenty loud, but I also have BOSE headphones (watching films on the flight to Seattle, The Boses on minimum volume were almost too loud, whereas the shitty airlind headphones on maximum were almost too quiet).
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Re: you and your mp3 player

Post by Gordon » Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:21

Tomb wrote:I finally succumbed and brought an i-pod - only a nano though as I still have my i-river. Or I think I have as I haven't seen it since I moved! Going to put a load of compilations on it over the weekend.
p.s. one of the new ones? with the sideways screen thing? Nice.
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Re: you and your mp3 player

Post by Gordon » Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:22

Sootyzilla wrote:
Gordon wrote:I'll tell you what, though, the ipod touch is nuts. The free aps and wifi, and all that are pretty effin awesome.
the touch is lovely, but it's TOO DAMN QUIET! At first I thought I was going deaf because I could hardly hear it, even with the volume up at full bung. And yes, I did have headphones plugged in, smartarses. It's a great gadget, but useless as an iPod if you ever, say, go on a train or walk down a street with more than one car on it.
p.p.s. do you have the new one with the built-in speaker?
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Re: you and your mp3 player

Post by Tomb » Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:45

Gordon wrote:p.s. one of the new ones? with the sideways screen thing? Nice.
Nope. A G3. But that's cute enough!

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Re: you and your mp3 player

Post by philjunebride » Thu Sep 25, 2008 13:26

I've got a Samsung which I really like. Had it for about a year now with no problems. It's not tiny, by any means! But that's because of the built in speakers - really handy for being away from home and sharing music. The sound quality is suprisingly good for something so small.

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Re: you and your mp3 player

Post by philjunebride » Thu Sep 25, 2008 13:29

philjunebride wrote: really handy for being away from home and sharing music.
P.S. I used this to play backing tracks at recent gigs.

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Re: you and your mp3 player

Post by Sootyzilla » Thu Sep 25, 2008 18:01

If you are sad like me, one of the most exciting things about the new generation of smart phones is that you can run sequencers and drum machines on them. Imagine being in a band and not having to hump any gear any more – just turn up and plug your phone in!

And I just spent £xx on an analogue drum machine too. Ho hum.
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Re: you and your mp3 player

Post by Uncle Ants » Fri Oct 03, 2008 12:54

Sootyzilla wrote:the touch is lovely, but it's TOO DAMN QUIET! At first I thought I was going deaf because I could hardly hear it, even with the volume up at full bung. And yes, I did have headphones plugged in, smartarses. It's a great gadget, but useless as an iPod if you ever, say, go on a train or walk down a street with more than one car on it.
It's a lovely thing isn't it. I don't use mine on the move so much so it doesn't bother me much, but as I understand it, it's been quietened down in software due to some sort of EU regulation to save your ears. Apparently there is a system file on its somewhere, where if you change a couple of settings the limitation is gone. Unfortunately you have to Jailbreak the thing to make it work.
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Re: you and your mp3 player

Post by andyroo » Fri Oct 03, 2008 15:11

If the auto-volume thing's an EU regulation, how come my Creative which I bought in Euroland doesn't have it?
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Re: you and your mp3 player

Post by Uncle Ants » Fri Oct 03, 2008 15:16

andyroo wrote:If the auto-volume thing's an EU regulation, how come my Creative which I bought in Euroland doesn't have it?
dunno. it's what I read. It was on the net. It must be true :)
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Re: MP3 Players

Post by yubo » Wed Oct 15, 2008 05:10

the new iPod nanos on the apple store say 8 and 16 gb.
the futureshop store has new 4 gb ones too. Is that strange? why wouldn't they be available from Apple?
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Re: MP3 Players

Post by Gordon » Wed Oct 15, 2008 06:14

I heard they did them (4GB models) in special limited runs, although they might be old stock, but it's pretty easy to tell at a glance if they're tall or square.
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