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FutureRedsGM
01-10-2007, 12:46 PM
You have all been so helpful TV and other buying suggestions, Ithought you might be able to help with this. I would like an MP3 player, but don't really want to shell out the cash for the iPod. Will a "regular" MP3 player that can be bought for $50 at Wal-Mart play downloaded music from itunes? Or will itunes only work with an iPod? Thanks ahead of time for your help.

Razor Shines
01-10-2007, 12:57 PM
I'd consider something with 30 gbs, even though it's gonna be more expensive. It's great you can put all of your cds on it. I've got about 100 cds on mine and I've still got 23 gbs left. No more searching through your Cds in the car trying to find the one you want. You'd probably be fine with one with 10 gbs.

But yes you can put music from Itunes on any MP3 player.

Caveat Emperor
01-10-2007, 12:57 PM
You have all been so helpful TV and other buying suggestions, Ithought you might be able to help with this. I would like an MP3 player, but don't really want to shell out the cash for the iPod. Will a "regular" MP3 player that can be bought for $50 at Wal-Mart play downloaded music from itunes? Or will itunes only work with an iPod? Thanks ahead of time for your help.

Music downloaded from iTunes will only play on iPod players. You can always take the songs you download from iTunes, burn a CD, then re-rip the tracks without the copy protection, but you'll lose sound quality in the transition from MP3-CD-MP3.

Razor Shines
01-10-2007, 12:58 PM
Music downloaded from iTunes will only play on iPod players. You can always take the songs you download from iTunes, burn a CD, then re-rip the tracks without the copy protection, but you'll lose sound quality in the transition from MP3-CD-MP3.

I think I've done it without putting them on CD.

justincredible
01-10-2007, 02:20 PM
I broke down and bought a nano last month. I got the 8gb and love it so far. I've got about 800 songs on it and I am only about half full. Once I get the rest of my CDs ripped on to the computer I should be able to get it pretty close to full.

The main reason I got the nano, though, was for the Nike+ functionality.

FutureRedsGM
01-10-2007, 02:48 PM
Ok, I've been reading about some players at bestbuy.com. Some of them say taht music compatibility is either Rhapsody, or Napster, or Zune, or something like that.

Is there an mp3 player that I can use in conjuction with my own CDs and yahoo musicmatch player that I already have on my computer? What about with Limewire?

pedro
01-10-2007, 02:55 PM
I have a 20 GB Irvier H10 that I like a lot. it works with Rhapsody togo.

TeamSelig
01-10-2007, 03:12 PM
I have an mp3 player and the major problem I have is battery life... seems like I'm going through a battery a day, and it sucks.

IslandRed
01-10-2007, 03:18 PM
iTunes is a music library manager, not a file format. If you use it to rip CDs or organize plain old MP3s you've downloaded from wherever, those should be transferrable to most any MP3 player. It's the songs you buy online from the iTunes Music Store that are in the protected AAC format, which only iPods support. (Like CE said, you can work around that but you lose sound quality with each conversion.)

i_heart_jason
01-10-2007, 05:05 PM
we used limewire and were much happier with that than bearshare. i seem to have some problems with the program turning my computer off... but i bet that's due to whomever built it ;)


and most of the PDA phones these days also have the ability to play music, so you might consider shelling out the cash for a phone that ALSO holds music. granted they only hold about 2GB, but thats still not too terrible.

Nugget
01-10-2007, 06:05 PM
The new Sony Ericsson phones will support up to 8Gb but there is only current a 4Gb memory card on the market. The card is about $200.

Copy protection is built into the music that is purchased from the the iTunes and Zune stores which make them only usable on the Apple and Microsoft players respectively.

I know that iPods are relatively expensive compared to the little ole player you can get from Radio Shack but they do have better accessories, run on rechargeable batteries and the thing I have noticed (especially with the shuffle which is now 1Gb and about $50) is that they process a little quicker than those players as well.

BoydsOfSummer
01-11-2007, 03:34 PM
I bought this one-- K-pex. (http://www.kingston.com/flash/kpex.asp) Plays video, FM radio, games, killer price.

Caseyfan21
01-11-2007, 06:41 PM
Odds are current iPod prices will go down come June when their new phone hits the market. Check that phone out if you get a chance...amazing. Definately way too much for my budget and taste, but it looks incredible. It has a widescreen on it so I would imagine a similar player will be coming out in the near future. Therefore the current 30/60 gb models will go way down in price.

beb30
01-13-2007, 10:53 AM
i got an 80GB Ipod for free :)

goreds2
01-14-2007, 11:17 AM
Here is one and you can also record AM/FM radio.

http://www.radioyourway.com/radioyourwaylx640.htm

Dracodave
01-14-2007, 11:37 AM
Ok, I've been reading about some players at bestbuy.com. Some of them say taht music compatibility is either Rhapsody, or Napster, or Zune, or something like that.

Is there an mp3 player that I can use in conjuction with my own CDs and yahoo musicmatch player that I already have on my computer? What about with Limewire?

Itunes, lets you import songs from Limewire through itunes into the ipod, thats how I mainly download those pesty "one-hit-wonders". You can also copy full cd's to itunes to your ipod.

Its one of the lovely features I adore about my ipod video.

cincyinco
01-14-2007, 03:55 PM
check out toshiba gigabeat 30G or 60G versions... you dont have to use a proprietary format, which i despise. i will never own an ipod, or a zune. if it can't/won't support the standard mp3 format, then its trash IMO.

The Toshiba Gigabeat S handles MP3, WMA Lossless, and WAV, as well as WMV and WMA. Other video formats, such as MPEG-4, AVI, DivX, and MOV, are automatically transcoded in Windows Media Player 11 (DivX video support was planned but not implemented). It also supports WMA subscription services such as Napster and MTV Urge, and it is compatible with Tivo To Go and Media Center recordings. It can be connected to and controlled via an Xbox 360 and soon the Starz Vongo download and subscription service, which will cost about $10 per month for all-you-can-eat movies.

you should not HAVE to use a 3rd party service like rhapsody, itunes, napster, etc to get your music... only if you choose to.

I personally use direct connect peer to peer application to find my mp3's, and i never have to convert a file into a different format unless i so choose.

check out www.cnet.com for tech reviews on a whole buttload of mp3 players - editorial and user reviews for your convenience. research, learn, and make your choice. don't settle for crap.

gilpdawg
01-14-2007, 09:34 PM
check out toshiba gigabeat 30G or 60G versions... you dont have to use a proprietary format, which i despise. i will never own an ipod, or a zune. if it can't/won't support the standard mp3 format, then its trash IMO.

The Toshiba Gigabeat S handles MP3, WMA Lossless, and WAV, as well as WMV and WMA. Other video formats, such as MPEG-4, AVI, DivX, and MOV, are automatically transcoded in Windows Media Player 11 (DivX video support was planned but not implemented). It also supports WMA subscription services such as Napster and MTV Urge, and it is compatible with Tivo To Go and Media Center recordings. It can be connected to and controlled via an Xbox 360 and soon the Starz Vongo download and subscription service, which will cost about $10 per month for all-you-can-eat movies.

you should not HAVE to use a 3rd party service like rhapsody, itunes, napster, etc to get your music... only if you choose to.

I personally use direct connect peer to peer application to find my mp3's, and i never have to convert a file into a different format unless i so choose.

check out www.cnet.com for tech reviews on a whole buttload of mp3 players - editorial and user reviews for your convenience. research, learn, and make your choice. don't settle for crap.
This post is so full of mis-information it will make your head spin. The only things that certain players won't play is the "legal online store" files. Things that you download from your direct connect (I use that too, metal hub FTW) play on any mp3 player. Zune, Ipod, whatever. Only the tracks bought from the I-Tunes Store, or the Zune Marketplace, or whatever the service, are locked into any particular player.