Skip to comments.Older freeper needs MP3 Player vs. I-Pod advice from younger freepers (vanity)
Posted on 09/08/2012 9:54:58 AM PDT by Vigilanteman
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You could do both audio and video with your iPad while working out, especially if you use a treadmill.
I bought a refurbished 10” Toshiba Thrive and use it every day on the treadmill. In a few months, I taught myself how to use Photoshop by watching Youtube videos.
Now as I am about to retire, I have already started to restore historic (to us) family photos going back to the early 1800s.
suggest putting a few mp3 flies on a flash drive, plug it into your car, follow owners manual stereo instructions - should play your music files.
no need to buy and mess with an mp3 player.
I, too, thought I would have to buy an mp3 player for car, but decided to try a flash drive first - worked like a charm, and wonder why anyone would plug a player into their car when a flash drive works.
Probably just a different way of doing things. I haven’t bought a CD in probably 15 years. My collection is pretty large and all digital. Itunes is the most bloated, slow, confusing, POS I’ve ever tried to use with it.
Granted, in my old age, I have little patience for bad UI design, so I’m probably pickier than most.
I’m also a Linux user and resent having to boot into Windoze or load a VM to use an inferior product, when there are at least 10 better choices that run natively in both Linux and Windows.
Based on what I've read on this thread, I may invest in an MP3 player later.
For now, however, I am going to buy three or four color coded flash drives for each genre of music I enjoy, drag and drop some songs from by CD collection, maybe 100 or so songs each, and then just change the flash drive according to my mood before the start of each drive.
About a hundred bucks, depending on the MP3 player.
If it's a new car then the radio should have somewhere you can plug in a thumb drive. Check the owners manual.
Something else to consider, if you have a smart phone (Android, etc.), is increasing the size of your SD memory card and storing music there for playback in your car. It’s cheaper than a new IPod, and an app like Meridian will fit your needs well.
Also, if you have a smart phone, try Subsonic - it is an application with two parts, a server running on your home computer and a client running in a browser or on your phone.
It allows you to stream ALL of the music on your home computer to your phone (for a nominal one time charge of around $20).
Lastly, if you do decide to go the iPod route, I would suggest going for one of the Nano models, as they have an ‘On-the-go Playlist’ feature that allows you to quickly add the song currently playing to a playlist; the use of playlists allows you to create lists of favorite songs for you, your wife, each child, particular moods, or genres (jazz, classical, etc.) This feature is available in the 5th Generation Nano and the iPod Classic, but not in the 6th Gen Nano or iPod Touch. IMHO, the OTG feature is the best iPod feature, and I would avoid models that don’t have it, no matter how “sexy” the video interface is...
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