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    Quarterquack's Avatar sprclfrglstcxpldcs BT Rep: +3
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    Some pre-context as to what led me up to this moment:

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    My questions:

    • Can any iPod handle ALAC tracks? If so, I'm willing to encode the chunk of my library that I'm willing to take with me into ALAC just for that reason.
    • I've heard a lot of horror stories about apple DRM and stripping that off (mainly from DDL gurus etc.) but does that cause issues when playing music on iPods? That is, will it check to see whether the track has DRM on it or not?
    • Their headphone jacks. This is a deal breaker for me; are they 2.5" or 3.5"? The entirety of the Apple website doesn't mention that fact, and I find it bloody retarded that they feel mentioning impedance takes precedence over the supported headphone plug sizes.
    • Do iPods have inbuilt shuffle/randomizing features? I'd probably use this thing just to run around with it randomizing the ~8GB's of music I'll stick in there. I won't be carrying any full length albums.
    • Are there any OS short-comings I should know about? I remember helping a friend tweak a custom OS for one of his PMP's a while back, and some parts of the old OS had restrictions like ~800 songs library etc. I don't want to have limitations like that out-of-the-box; so is there anything of the sort? Max bitrates limitations would fall in here, if anyone has experienced anything similar in ipods before.
    • I'd appreciate if I wasn't recommended anything besides the nano. I've done my general lookup (iriver/sansa etc.) and I truly don't think anything besides it would please me.
    Last edited by Quarterquack; 09-05-2010 at 06:43 AM.
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  2. Software & Hardware   -   #2
    Im on an iPod touch:

    -iPods do have an inbuilt shuffle feature
    -no shortcomings as far as i know
    -They have the standard headphone jacks, as they are commonly known from notebooks, or every other PMP, I guess it is the 3,5", however I am not sure.
    -I never had a problem with DRM on my iPods, however I generally do not use DRM protected media

    But what are ALAC tracks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ringhunter View Post
    Their headphone jacks. This is a deal breaker for me; are they 2.5" or 3.5"? The entirety of the Apple website doesn't mention that fact, and I find it bloody retarded that they feel mentioning impedance takes precedence over the supported headphone plug sizes.
    All the old iPods used 3.5mm, I can only assume the new ones would as well. Headphones with 2.5mm jacks are too rare, there would be a lot of crying if they changed to that...

    Quote Originally Posted by mR.d@hLa! View Post
    -iPods do have an inbuilt shuffle feature
    Yes they do.

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    Burnsy's Avatar TorrentSeed.org RIP BT Rep: +1
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    Quote Originally Posted by tesco View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mR.d@hLa! View Post
    -iPods do have an inbuilt shuffle feature
    Yes they do.
    So you both agree... where's the confusion?
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    I'd comment further but it would obviously be like trying to reason with a dung beetle.

  5. Software & Hardware   -   #5
    Quote Originally Posted by mR.d@hLa! View Post
    But what are ALAC tracks?
    ALAC is Apple's own lossless audio format.
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  6. Software & Hardware   -   #6
    never heard about it, so I cannot offer any advice.
    However it only seems logical that they support their own formats....
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    tesco's Avatar woowoo
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    A quick google search shows that yes the ipod plays ALAC.

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    tesco

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  9. Software & Hardware   -   #9
    Perhaps you should start a thread in the Report Section - it will only be visible to you and the staff. It's better than asking here
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    anon-sbi, Thx a lot, I'll do that way!

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