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I dread to consider re-ripping to FLAC

My third 500 GiB Archos 5 IT just died on me. I'm out of the loop and I need a new mp3 player. What's the best large-capacity mp3 player for me to get? [more inside]
posted by turkeyphant on Aug 20, 2013 - 22 answers

ITunes alternative to get music *onto* an iPhone?

Is there a clean and simple alternative to iTunes for getting music from my Macbook Air onto my iPhone 4S? [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky on Jan 2, 2013 - 10 answers

ipod issue

Problems loading songs on my Ipod Touch. [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight on Apr 10, 2012 - 3 answers

How do I put together a DIY, on-the-cheap, wireless home music system?

Advice needed: how to put together a DIY, on-the-cheap home music system where I can listen to my music from any room in the house? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Mar 10, 2012 - 13 answers

Total itunes/airtunes setup from scratch, please.

I have 300gb of music, a house, several Mac laptops, a Mac G5, a router, two iphones, an ipad, and several external HDs where the music is stored. I would like to be able to play music anywhere in my house, control it wirelessly without the laptops and update libraries as well as all my devices with whatever I like anywhere in the house, without having to drag out the external USB HD to plug into various laptops like I do now. I'm willing to buy equipment to let this happen. Bonus if it lets me move movies onto a USB stick to plug into my nifty new tv. Details under the fold. [more inside]
posted by nevercalm on Nov 19, 2011 - 14 answers

Demystify podcasts

I have a long (11 hour each way) drive coming up (NY to NC) next week. I am a pretty seasoned distance driver (many two-day TX to Toronto drives), but I am going by myself (with 2 dogs) and I need something to keep me sane and awake. I would love to have some This American Life or CarTalk or the like podcasts to listen to but...while I am nothing like a tech/net n00b, I confess that I don't really know how this podcast thing works to get past episodes. Please hope me! [more inside]
posted by biscotti on Nov 9, 2011 - 15 answers

Can iPod 4th-gen Shuffles play nicely with Ubuntu?

I received a 4th-gen iPod Shuffle as a gift and I'm running Ubuntu. Marriage made in hell? [more inside]
posted by Currer Belfry on Oct 2, 2011 - 8 answers

Looking for a little stereo system for baby's room

I'm looking for a music playing device for the baby's room. I'd like a small (semi) portable unit with built-in speakers that can play radio and a CD, and sounds decent. Bonus criteria: remote control; a noise making feature (sounds of the ocean or whatnot); iPod or auxiliary line in playback; SD card playback. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Aug 9, 2011 - 8 answers

What's the best on the market today?

Recommendations for a great portable music player that supports wma lossless files (ie: not an Ipod)? [more inside]
posted by ruelle on May 22, 2011 - 5 answers

How do you manage your music library?

How do you manage your music library? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Apr 12, 2011 - 20 answers

The reset and the restore, they do nothing.

Is there an archive of old firmware for iPods? I have a 30GB 5th gen iPod - songs often skip, the device freezes, and audible excessive spinning is causing major battery drain. Reset and restore are useless, and I am thinking it is maybe a quirk of the latest firmware. [more inside]
posted by molecicco on Mar 8, 2011 - 13 answers

Grumpy old man wants music.

My 74-year old technophobe father has requested an "iPod" for Christmas. My mom needs help deciding which MP3 player to buy which he'll be able to operate easily. [more inside]
posted by cabingirl on Dec 11, 2010 - 23 answers

What is this thing called Zune?

Unexpected Holiday Gift: Someone got me a Zune HD! Problem. I already own an ipod Nano and know next to nothing about Zune. What can the Zune do that my nano can't? How do you use yours? What does the Zune do well? Any tips or trips or strange things/ 3rd party applications I can use?
posted by The Whelk on Dec 9, 2010 - 3 answers

How to get rid of Interference on Car USB Adapter

How can I get rid of the audio interference caused when I use a 12v charger with an mp3 player in my car? [more inside]
posted by Popcorn on Oct 23, 2010 - 10 answers

Transfering files from my iPod

I recently trashed my hard disc (PC, Vista), but still have all my music stored on my iPod. Can anyone recommend an app that allows me to transfer the files from my iPod to my new hard disc? Preferably with all my metadata intact (playlists, playcounts, star ratings etc ...)
posted by MrMerlot on Sep 6, 2010 - 7 answers

Are Apple going to discard customers with large music collections?

Do you think Apple are going to discontinue the iPod Classic in the near future? [more inside]
posted by Spamfactor on Sep 1, 2010 - 28 answers

US car iPod compatibility?

I'm going to be renting a car and want to make sure that my iPod can be hard wired into the stereo. Help! [more inside]
posted by edbyford on Jul 12, 2010 - 13 answers

MP3 player for audiobooks, podcasts, and lectures with variable playback speed?

What's a good MP3 player for audiobooks, podcasts, and lectures? It has to support variable playback speed, and it would be nice if it's small and cheap. [more inside]
posted by suncoursing on May 8, 2010 - 7 answers

Please recommend a car stereo with a USB input jack.

I want to buy a car stereo with a USB input. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Apr 24, 2010 - 8 answers

Whither buskers in the iPod world?

Has the proliferation of MP3 players/other personal music devices had a negative impact on buskers? [more inside]
posted by modernnomad on Mar 30, 2010 - 3 answers

♪ Helen and Olly, answer me THIS! ♫

I can't seem to be able to download certain episodes of the Answer Me This! podcast from the iTunes Store. Although the titles show up in my iTunes podcast library, they seem to be streaming links with no mp3 files actually copied to my machine. [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Feb 26, 2010 - 2 answers

Can I use the iPod Nano MP3 player with my own headphones and non-itunes music?

Can I use the iPod Nano MP3 player with my own headphones and non-itunes music? [more inside]
posted by katala on Dec 30, 2009 - 10 answers

Help me force my mom into 2003!

Giftfilter: My contrarian technophobe mother has indicated that she "might like to experiment with an iPod." Which one should we get her, and how can we make this as easy as possible? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Dec 17, 2009 - 17 answers

Loud speaker. Quiet speaker. Alternate at random.

I want to listen to my digital music player at work (technically, WMAs and not MP3s) through speakers rather than headphones. With the latter, all my songs sound fairly consistent in volume. With the former, they're all over the map and ditto for the dynamic range. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing on Dec 15, 2009 - 6 answers

What are some good iPod speakers?

Looking to buy some speakers for my iPod which I have absolutely no experience with. Looking for something in the $150 - $200ish range. [more inside]
posted by MaryDellamorte on Nov 3, 2009 - 9 answers

What audio format for remastered Beatles listening on iPod only??

What audio format would you rip the recently remastered Beatles albums in for optimum iPod listening? [more inside]
posted by Avenger50 on Oct 27, 2009 - 15 answers

I need an iPod stereo with some special requirements. Help?!

I'm getting married in 3 weeks, and I need some sort of stereo for the wedding ceremony to play music from my iPod. It will not be amplified, so it needs to be able to play loud enough to play outdoors for about 60 people, without a massive amount of distortion. Oh, and as a pipe dream, it would be optionally battery operated. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by suburbanrobot on Oct 1, 2009 - 13 answers

Help me help her

What mp3 player should my wife get? [more inside]
posted by any portmanteau in a storm on Sep 12, 2009 - 31 answers

Help me find a CD player

Help me find a portable CD player. [more inside]
posted by LSK on Aug 12, 2009 - 6 answers

Automated detection of corrupted files.

I have about 100 gigabytes of MP3 files on my iPod that have been passaged through several iPods and failing laptop hard drives, and about 10% of the tracks have become corrupted and have little audible glitches in them. That's really annoying. Does this kind of damage leave behind some kind of tell-tale signature that I could get my computer to search for and give me a list of tracks that need re-ripping? Is there some kind of Mac (or at a pinch other OS) program that can identify the dodgy tracks? Or do I just need to spend however many hundred hours listening with pen and paper at hand?
posted by nowonmai on Aug 5, 2009 - 8 answers

iAm so smrt

Is there a way to use the Genius feature on my 80 GB Ipod Classic? [more inside]
posted by vernondalhart on Jun 29, 2009 - 12 answers

I need new headphones - Any suggestions?

What are the right headphones for me? Big head, normal ears, likes loud noises, $100-$200 budget. Mostly for listening to music on my iPod Touch, occasionally playing games on my computer using it's (reasonably competent) onboard audio. I understand the listening experience is subjective, but if I can narrow it down to a short list, I can work on getting my head on various items to see how they work for me. [more inside]
posted by Rendus on Jun 24, 2009 - 18 answers

Does too much constant incoming content = dangerous, or damaging somehow?

Can you think of any recent writing, or art, about it being somehow intellectually damaging, or spiritually dangerous, or in any other way harmful to constantly be plugged into content, particularly via an ipod or some other mp3 player? [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Apr 25, 2009 - 17 answers

How to listen to music on a bike tour

What are my best options for listening to music on a long bike tour? [more inside]
posted by PercussivePaul on Apr 15, 2009 - 18 answers

Help, Itouch musi has disappeared

Asking for my friend, here's his dilema.... "Of course this happens THE DAY I leave for vacation. All of the music files on my iPod Touch have "disappeared." I say that in quotes because the "Other" file section is suddenly the same size as the music section was last night. Here's a screenshot:" [more inside]
posted by lee on Mar 12, 2009 - 6 answers

Lucky there's a....

can i extract the audio from youtube videos to create an mp3? [more inside]
posted by alice ayres on Feb 17, 2009 - 13 answers

I got an ipod...now what?

I got an ipod...now what? [more inside]
posted by btkuhn on Feb 5, 2009 - 14 answers

I don't want to listen to this song anymore.

I can't remove songs from my iPod touch. Please help me before I lose my mind. [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Dec 29, 2008 - 3 answers

What mp3?

I think I need a new MP3 player. What do I get? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Oct 20, 2008 - 29 answers

How to move contents of 3 iPods back onto my Mac?

How do I transfer the contents of 3 iPods (2G, 3G, 4G) back onto a hard drive? I'm using Mac OS 10.4.4. There are tons of programs, which do I use? [more inside]
posted by rubadub on Sep 20, 2008 - 9 answers

Microsoft or Apple?

Zune vs. iPod Touch? [more inside]
posted by heavenstobetsy on Sep 8, 2008 - 18 answers

Recommend: a cheap device to record concerts

I'm looking for some small cheap device that will work OK to record quality audio. [more inside]
posted by oneous on Sep 7, 2008 - 9 answers

PORTABLE VIDEO + MP3 PLAYER

I want a mp4/3 IPOD like gadget and I'd like to use it for... 60% to play videos (converted from my DVD collection), 35% to play music (MP3 etc) and 5% to listen to FM radio - the radio is negotiable, not vital. I've never owned or used an MP3/4 player and I'm clueless. [more inside]
posted by selton on Aug 9, 2008 - 25 answers

How to cheaply and easily encode 3,500 CDs to MP3s?

i have about 3,500 CDs. I want to rip them to MP3. I'm too lazy to do it one at a time on my computer and too cheap to pay a service like MusicShifter. Any other options? [more inside]
posted by tundro on Jun 5, 2008 - 28 answers

mp3 player with user-replaceable battery?

Is there an mp3 player with a user-replaceable battery? [more inside]
posted by zippy on May 4, 2008 - 16 answers

Need a player to listen to audiobooks

Looking for the best portable players for DRM audiobooks and other large MP3 files [more inside]
posted by reenum on Apr 22, 2008 - 9 answers

Downsampling to an ipod

I'm looking for a program that lets me do on-the-fly downsampling to my ipod. [more inside]
posted by woolylambkin on Apr 22, 2008 - 3 answers

Podcasts for Rio Carbon?

Is there software to automatically manage podcasts on my Rio Carbon Pearl? I'm looking for something that will function like iTunes for an iPod or Zune for a Zune -- keep only unplayed shows on my player, download new shows when I run the software, etc. Are there any iTunes alternatives which will handle this on my Rio Carbon? I'm running XP.
posted by YoungAmerican on Apr 17, 2008 - 7 answers

iTunes->DS?

1. How do I get my music off of iTunes and into a usable (DS-friendly) format? 2. Is there any good software for making a DS into an mp3 player? I don't care about ratings or album covers, but playlists are nice. [more inside]
posted by Citizen Premier on Apr 7, 2008 - 6 answers

Which portable mp3 player has the largest capacity?

Which portable mp3 player has the largest capacity? I know the Ipod can hold 160 gigabytes, but I'm wondering if there are any bigger ones out there.
posted by Proginoskes on Apr 6, 2008 - 9 answers

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