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Dinosaur Roar

Alternatives to the discontinued iPod Classic 160GB? [more inside]
posted by VikingSword on Sep 14, 2014 - 13 answers

Kid-friendly music discovery?

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 - 12 answers

What is going on with my Ipod?

I started having problems with my Ipod and I am unsure of the best way to remedy the problem. [more inside]
posted by kbbbo on Feb 2, 2014 - 3 answers

Wireless Speakers, Piece by Piece

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 - 14 answers

Our IPod icon does not show up in I-tunes

Hi, 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. Thanks, Lynnie-the-pooh
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Jan 22, 2014 - 7 answers

How do I install an auxiliary port in my car?

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 - 12 answers

Audio system for a cottage

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 - 7 answers

My New iPod Needs a Name

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 - 15 answers

what music to put in background when working/incrs. concentration/studyg

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 - 28 answers

Pick music for my 10 year-old son's iPod!

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 - 75 answers

How should we listen to music at home?

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 - 6 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

Budget iPad audio solutions

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 - 4 answers

FM transmitter/iPod touch woes

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 - 3 answers

Fuck iTunes

Can't figure out how to transfer music from old iPod Classic to new iPod Touch on PC. [more inside]
posted by Lobster Garden on Aug 29, 2012 - 4 answers

Help me discover how accurate iTunes Top 25 is and/or how to make it more on point

How accurate is iTunes Top 25 most played and can I make it any moreso? [more inside]
posted by jitterbug perfume on May 23, 2012 - 8 answers

Ambient Wedding Playlist Help.

Looking for suggestions for folksy, acoustic love songs for our wedding reception. [more inside]
posted by arha on May 6, 2012 - 34 answers

What kind of speakers do I need for my wedding?

Help me find the best speaker solution for my upcoming wedding? [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on Jan 22, 2012 - 7 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

IPod Confusion

How do I select or delete specific songs from my IPod? [more inside]
posted by goalyeehah on Oct 19, 2011 - 8 answers

Need a musical solution for kitchen-hanging.

Kitchen stereo/new music filter: Do I still want satellite radio? [more inside]
posted by Buffaload on Sep 12, 2011 - 10 answers

Broken buds ain't my buddies

I need a pair of sturdy earbuds. Can you help me find a pair that will survive my pocket? [more inside]
posted by inturnaround on Aug 15, 2011 - 19 answers

Changing from iPod Touch to iPhone - help!

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 - 10 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

Help me identify this mystery song that played on my iPhone so I don't think I'm crazy.

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 - 10 answers

Can my child manage his own music collection?

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 - 14 answers

Separating complete albums from singles on my iPhone/iPod

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 - 9 answers

Sorting classical music for easy browsing in iTunes

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 - 6 answers

What was that music webapp I had on my iPod?

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 - 2 answers

What is the best audio compression for ipod quality earphones?

What is the best audio compression for ipod quality earphones? [more inside]
posted by Fluffy654 on Jan 10, 2011 - 7 answers

How to transfer music from my iPod to my PC?

How can I transfer my music collection from my iPod to my computer and keep it all organized? [more inside]
posted by never.was.and.never.will.be. on Jan 9, 2011 - 5 answers

Best portable music player for a finnicky music collector?

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 - 13 answers

Help me decide which iPad to buy

How much memory do I need, to accommodate my uses for an iPad? [more inside]
posted by jcdill on Nov 20, 2010 - 10 answers

iPod as musical instrument

How do I play my iPod instruments into Garageband? [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Oct 26, 2010 - 7 answers

How do I get this Touch to play music again?

How do I get this Touch to play music again? [more inside]
posted by Wolof on Oct 8, 2010 - 4 answers

iHate it

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 - 30 answers

Plugging iPod into PA system at gig

Looking to use my iPod at music gigs. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Sep 9, 2010 - 6 answers

ipod, schmipod

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 - 13 answers

Simplest possible means of listening to music files stored in an external hard drive?

What I want to do is this: play music stored on an external hard. What is the easiest way to do that? [more inside]
posted by The Pantless Wonder on Jun 27, 2010 - 13 answers

ipod backup with playlists?

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 - 2 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

I have no idea what the kids are listening to these days...

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 - 30 answers

What songs do you listen to on repeat--and then once more?

What songs do you listen to on repeat--and then once more? [more inside]
posted by lemonade on Jan 26, 2010 - 110 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

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

recommend me a good file transfer thing or something...

How do I transfer music from old iPod to new iPod, without using iTunes? [more inside]
posted by osloheart on Nov 17, 2009 - 11 answers

HELP! Need Wedding Playlist!!

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 - 21 answers

What's up with my music files on my PC?

What is up with my music files' titles turning into nonsensical four-letter titles? [more inside]
posted by ishotjr on Sep 8, 2009 - 8 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

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