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Author Topic: Super up your iPod!  (Read 2724 times)

f0dder

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Super up your iPod!
« on: October 07, 2006, 07:50:55 AM »
I personally think iPods suck, but this is fun :)

laptop_hd.jpgSuper up your iPod!
http://www.command-t...05/03/13/ipod-super/
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Re: Super up your iPod!
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2006, 03:52:27 PM »
iPods piss me off. I used to just think they were yet another annoyingly marketed, unreasonably popular device from Apple that is really just decent anyway and is only popular because of style and the general stupidity of users. Recently having had a chance to play with a working iPod and then see it working not so well and finally breaking, and having to fix it, and searching the 'net for info on doing so, I have discovered iPods are evil, evil crap. From the lack of a replaceable battery to the lack of a non-software "off" button (advice on forums is littered with suggestions like "Just leave it on for a day or two and let the battery run down"!), to the proprietary DRM and the need to use iTunes for any non-music (Photo or video) capability, it's just so crap. And the interface, the most touted iPod feature and really the biggest (only?) reason I can think of for owning one, while nice is not as superb as it has been made out to be. I'd say it's a cut above other interfaces on other devices I've tried, but not by much, and the much more open and broad capability of the other devices, plus lower price, makes up for it anyway IMO.

Oop, sorry for the rant. ;)

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Re: Super up your iPod!
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2006, 09:53:54 AM »
Nice to hear I'm not the only one that thinks it's more or less a piece of crap :)

(And I hate the design, 70es style beige rounded sci-fi retro crap - why are everybody else fapping because of it?)
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Re: Super up your iPod!
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2006, 11:45:42 AM »
hate them. crap design. crap everything. but i might just be biased because of all the fuss.

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Re: Super up your iPod!
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2006, 03:02:47 PM »
I'm not too fond of them either. I don't like that they use proprietary format and DMR so they can only be played in iTunes or iPod. I want to play them in WinAmp on an mp3 disc or however I want to listen to my music. It's my music.


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Re: Super up your iPod!
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2006, 04:49:29 PM »
One thing that might make a iPod usable, however: http://www.rockbox.org/
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Re: Super up your iPod!
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2006, 05:00:14 PM »
Yeah, I tried setting up Rockbox on my friend's iPod when it died. I figured hey, why not? But I couldn't get it working. Might have had the wrong version for her iPod (iPod's aren't exactly well marked as far as the version you have). Still, until they get it easier to use Rockbox will never be very popular. And it also doesn't change the issues with non-replaceable batteries, lack of Off button, etc.

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