Our 9yo has (finally!) shown interest in searching for and listening to his own music on his iPod. Any suggestions for the easiest way he can do this where the music is either free to stream, or we can place limits on how much he purchases/downloads? [more inside]
posted by ericbop
on Aug 28, 2014 -
I started having problems with my Ipod and I am unsure of the best way to remedy the problem.
posted by kbbbo
on Feb 2, 2014 -
I'd really like to get some wireless speakers I could plug my ipod or iphone into in and have it play throughout the house. Money is tight at the moment, which got me thing that one way to do it would to buy speakers piecemeal. To start, get one speaker that is portable. As money comes along, add more speakers to it. But I am afraid I have no idea what to look for when looking at speakers. [more inside]
posted by LANA!
on Jan 29, 2014 -
We just got an Ipod Nano (the latest one) for Christmas and when we first got it out of the box we were able to download music from our computer to the I-Pod. We did it with I-tunes and I remember seeing something that indicated that the I-Pod was being recognized by the I-tunes website. No problems downloading to the I-Pod.
But now I'm trying to add some music and the I-Pod is not being recognized. The new songs are in my library (under I-tunes) and they are already paid for. I have Windows Vista.
The little white USB cord is not having a problem with charging the I-Pod, but nothing on the computer indicates that the I-Pod is recognized.
When I am in the library, I click on DEVICES, and I can see a word that says sync, but sync is not in bold, another words I can't click on it.
Any advice? I already turned my computer off and on again, and also took out the USB and put it back in as well.
I went to the website and read the manual but there is so much there and I don't see how to do any of the instructions if the I-pod is not recognized.
posted by lynnie-the-pooh
on Jan 22, 2014 -
I drive an '09 Nissan Versa hatchback (base model). I'm sick of burning CD's and listening to the same songs, listening to songs from my phone echoed by the cup holder, and there's far too much feedback with an FM transmitter for my iPod. What I am looking to do is simply buy a stock Nissan Versa stereo with an auxiliary plug-in. Is/are there any additional components I would need aside from the new stock stereo itself? I plan on recruiting a technologically savvy friend who can install it for me.
And in case anyone is curious, I'd like to stick with a stock stereo as I'd intend to leave it in even when selling or trading in.
posted by HiphopAnonymous
on Jan 12, 2014 -
We're looking to play music and other audio at a cottage. Do we want a mini system, powered speakers or what? [more inside]
posted by bonehead
on Aug 10, 2013 -
After years of loyal service, my constant companion, the iPod, gave up the ghost. I just received my replacement today, and before I can use it, I have to give it an appropriate name. Bizarrely specific guidelines inside. [more inside]
posted by Krazor
on Apr 27, 2013 -
what music to put in background when working / to increase concentration / while studying
I get bored a lot when working and get also distracted easily by outside noises. I'm looking for non-distracting music to put in the background. I'm familiar with iMusic. And there's some classical.
Any further suggestions?
posted by earthwalker7
on Apr 25, 2013 -
Please name one song, or album, that I should put on my 10 year-old son's iPod. [more inside]
posted by unSane
on Mar 24, 2013 -
The last time I bought a stereo, Reagan was president. I don't know if they're even called stereos any more. Please help me figure out what I want and how to set it up. [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library
on Feb 2, 2013 -
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 -
I have an iPad 2, a Sandisk mp3 player and about three ipods floating around my house. I also have a Sony ICF-m1000 table radio. When I plug my iPad into the AUX input on the table radio, it's not nearly loud enough.
How can I cheaply amplify the audio from my I-devices so they sound good on the Sony radio? [more inside]
posted by craniac
on Dec 1, 2012 -
Can I use an iPod dock extender cable to get audio from my 4th generation iPod touch to an FM transmitter with a male dock connection meant for the iPod mini? If not, what are my options for inexpensive FM transmission from my Touch? [more inside]
posted by anthom
on Sep 22, 2012 -
Looking for suggestions for folksy, acoustic love songs for our wedding reception. [more inside]
posted by arha
on May 6, 2012 -
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 -
Just got a new iPhone; already had an iPod Touch. What apps do I want now? What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by booksherpa
on Jun 20, 2011 -
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 -
Help me identify this mystery song that played on my iPhone so I don't think I'm crazy. [more inside]
posted by xtine
on May 19, 2011 -
What's the best technology for a little kid listening to music? My five-year-old loves music. We only have song on iTunes and iPods. He can't read the song titles, and it's too easy for him to mess things up. I'm wishing for a stack of records ("like we had when I was a kid") that he could manage himself. Any advice on creating a self-operable music listening system for kids in this age of digital music? Thanks!
posted by largecorp
on Mar 26, 2011 -
iPhone/iPod music conundrum. How can I easily see my full albums - and only my full albums - when I also have loaded playlists with multiple single tracks? [more inside]
posted by m@f
on Mar 23, 2011 -
Classical music + itunes + video (classic) iPod. Help me figure out the essential (minimum) amount of metadata needed for happy music listening. [more inside]
posted by Homo economicus
on Mar 1, 2011 -
What was that music webapp I had on my iPod? Help me remember the site I had saved to my homescreen a while ago. I'm fairly sure it was a webapp and not a proper app. I seem to remember the name for the icon was shortened to a two-letter acronym; I thought it was DI for digitalinspiration.com but googling that shows I was wrong. I'll try to describe it anyway: the app had a series of square, colourful icons down the left-hand side, not unlike the style to the iTunes gift card drawings. Each icon represented a category; I definately remember 'lounge', and the others were mostly dance/electronic music related genres like house, groove etc. probably hip-hop stuff too. Definately a cool and groovy site.
posted by Deor
on Feb 10, 2011 -
I can't really be looking for the Holy Grail of MP3 players, can I? Big drive, SSD, straightforward file management and control over my music collection - too much to ask? Which one do I pick, or how do I make a current one in to what I want? [more inside]
posted by regicide is good for you
on Jan 2, 2011 -
Is it just me, or is iTunes the most annoying, inconvenient, fricking stupid piece of software ever created? Help me figure out how to use this piece of crap. [more inside]
posted by moorooka
on Oct 6, 2010 -
Another ipod question - awww yeah! I searched previous questions but they didn't work or I didn't do them right. I need plain english, step-by-step instructions on how to move music from an old decrepit ipod to my new slammin ipod. [more inside]
posted by bunny hugger
on Jul 21, 2010 -
I am about to backup my ipod on my mac and want to do two things: first, preserve my playlists and, second, merge tracks on certain compilations and mix-cd's
I also need to use my ipod on both mac + pc, and use it for data storage, so I know I'm off the prescribed path. Is there an app for this? :-) [more inside]
posted by cgs
on May 25, 2010 -
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 -
My music collection is practically non-existent. I have a new iPod, a laptop and 2GB per month downloads. What is the best and cheapest way to start building a music library from scratch? Should I just buy everything from iTunes, or what? And does anyone still pay for music?! [more inside]
posted by Weng
on Feb 11, 2010 -
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 -
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 -
HELP! I am (was) using my ipod instead of a DJ for my wedding that is in 10 days and it just CRASHED! It synched to my computer without warning and now all my wedding playlists are GONE! I'm a dope and only very recently started using an external hard drive...long story short I need help to rebuild my wedding playlists. With the stress of the wedding planning I cant even remember to poop, let alone the collection of music ive been building for years!! [more inside]
posted by madmamasmith
on Nov 11, 2009 -
What is up with my music files' titles turning into nonsensical four-letter titles? [more inside]
posted by ishotjr
on Sep 8, 2009 -