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Re: I FUCKING HATE IPODs
« Reply #30 on: June 18, 2009, 07:19:36 PM »

The only reason I have a Mac anymore is because it's very stable with my audio recording software/hardware. Otherwise I'd just have PC's.
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Re: I FUCKING HATE IPODs
« Reply #31 on: June 18, 2009, 09:01:05 PM »


You obviously have no clue.

Yayyy, Kenny to the rescue. 

Hey dick, guess what?  I could've wiped clean (right-click), and reinstalled every fuckin file in my Sony in less than ten minutes. 

In iTunes, you'd never accomplish that.  Never.  Any device where I can freewheel like a drag-n-drop drive is infinitely superior. 

The whole purpose is so they can sell you their iShit at 99c a pop.  If that was M$ you'd be reaching deep to rip ass on their idiotic proprietary burdensome interface.  But NOOOO!  Its Apple!!!  Which makes it intelligent, by default.  Guess what, speedo.  No, it doesn't.  And the fools who fall for that crap need to check their head.  Something shouldn't be restrictive when it doesn't have to be.  It shouldn't take seven steps when one is sufficient.  So good luck with your self-imposed handicap, label-maven. 

Recycled quicktime shit. 
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Re: I FUCKING HATE IPODs
« Reply #32 on: June 18, 2009, 09:15:09 PM »

If Brasky were so inclined, he could simply turn the iPod into a disk, use WinAmp's media library and drag and drop his stuff on there. It'll work, if you hate iTunes that much. I know it can be done, but I don't use Windows, and I like iTunes just fine for my iPod usage. Anyway, just Google the How To on that...
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Re: I FUCKING HATE IPODs
« Reply #33 on: June 18, 2009, 09:34:45 PM »


You obviously have no clue.

Yayyy, Kenny to the rescue. 

Hey dick, guess what?  I could've wiped clean (right-click), and reinstalled every fuckin file in my Sony in less than ten minutes. 

In iTunes, you'd never accomplish that.  Never.  Any device where I can freewheel like a drag-n-drop drive is infinitely superior. 

The whole purpose is so they can sell you their iShit at 99c a pop.  If that was M$ you'd be reaching deep to rip ass on their idiotic proprietary burdensome interface.  But NOOOO!  Its Apple!!!  Which makes it intelligent, by default.  Guess what, speedo.  No, it doesn't.  And the fools who fall for that crap need to check their head.  Something shouldn't be restrictive when it doesn't have to be.  It shouldn't take seven steps when one is sufficient.  So good luck with your self-imposed handicap, label-maven. 

Recycled quicktime shit. 
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« Reply #34 on: June 18, 2009, 10:36:44 PM »

If Brasky were so inclined, he could simply turn the iPod into a disk, use WinAmp's media library and drag and drop his stuff on there. It'll work, if you hate iTunes that much. I know it can be done, but I don't use Windows, and I like iTunes just fine for my iPod usage. Anyway, just Google the How To on that...

Nah.  I have the iTunes set up properly.   Now that I deleted everything and did it right.  Did it the same day, in fact.  Its just that it took me three hours to un-fuck the thing and do it right, from scratch.  And its unlikely anyone here woulda done it much faster, maybe you woulda wiped-hands-on-pants in two hours. 

Figure 45 sec per album, 70 albums onto the iTunes, then onto the player.  How long would that take you?  I did 'em one at a time because I was checking each file for faults.  Plus the factory default re-set. 

I didn't want to put 400+ albums into iTunes, because she would get the brilliant idea to start fuckin' with it again.  So everything thats in iTunes is whats on the player, no more no less.  And she's not allowed to charge it in the USB either, wall jack.  It will never touch another computer again, until I change some fresh albums. 

The only thing that I'm not satisfied with is the album art, aside from my general annoyance. 

Its a shame, cause its a really nice player.  Slick.  You can argue to the contrary til you're blue int he face, but you really can't convince me you'd prefer the proprietary iTunes interface to it being optional.  If you chose to utilize it, fine.  Thats how it should be.  I'm not wacky about it chattering away with the mothership behind my back, especially in a few years when albums are embedded with serial numbers.   
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« Reply #35 on: June 18, 2009, 10:58:44 PM »

Mandatory for any iPod thread.
If you have an iPod, you need SharePod
http://www.getsharepod.com/

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« Reply #36 on: June 18, 2009, 11:02:07 PM »

also I agree with Brasky in that iTunes is shit
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« Reply #37 on: June 18, 2009, 11:18:21 PM »


You obviously have no clue.

Yayyy, Kenny to the rescue. 

Hey dick, guess what?  I could've wiped clean (right-click), and reinstalled every fuckin file in my Sony in less than ten minutes. 

In iTunes, you'd never accomplish that.  Never.  Any device where I can freewheel like a drag-n-drop drive is infinitely superior. 

The whole purpose is so they can sell you their iShit at 99c a pop.  If that was M$ you'd be reaching deep to rip ass on their idiotic proprietary burdensome interface.  But NOOOO!  Its Apple!!!  Which makes it intelligent, by default.  Guess what, speedo.  No, it doesn't.  And the fools who fall for that crap need to check their head.  Something shouldn't be restrictive when it doesn't have to be.  It shouldn't take seven steps when one is sufficient.  So good luck with your self-imposed handicap, label-maven. 

Recycled quicktime shit. 
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« Reply #38 on: June 18, 2009, 11:59:55 PM »

Yeah, I never liked the iPod because of its near forcible lockin to Itunes (and the Itunes store). Plus, most of Apple's products are designed as modular setup, where you add on from their share of products and approved software (and content on the Itunes store). So, it's like you buy into a lifestyle of sorts with no openness possible.

When I get something like a Creative Zen, or even some other mp3 player that can support other formats (Ogg-Vorbis, Speex, and etc), I can mod that fucker like no tomorrow. But an Apple product? Forget it. Hell, they go after people that offer the knowledge to mod their products online with a vengeance. It's like they don't want an 'organic' product culture to evolve. They want to control the product and its use.
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« Reply #39 on: June 19, 2009, 12:31:54 AM »

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« Reply #40 on: June 19, 2009, 12:50:01 AM »

The reason I love Apple products is number one,  I never have any problems with them. Number 2, Apple makes everthing VERY easy to use. Number 3, anything I need to do with computers, Apple has the solution.

 I have no problem paying a few $$$ extra for Apple products because I know my $$$ are being used in awesome research and development for future products. Apple is number one for many people for good reason.

Telling Mac people their shit's fucked up is like telling a Trekkie a particular Star Trek movie sucked.  They just won't accept it, Apple never made a shitty product, software or hardware.  

I'd rather talk to an impartial Roger Ebert, not someone who starts drooling about all things Apple.  I'm willing to admit they've made some good products, but not all things are touched by the golden balls of a smiling god.

I'd have bought FOUR iPods this year if they had drag and drop.  They're shooting themselves in the foot.  Now I just outright refuse since I've found quality elsewhere.  Before I investigated other products, I figured - like many people - that iPod was the cream, and everything else was second rate.  Thats hardly the case.  

And its outright hilarious how Mac people will say Windows is shit because you have to tweak and dick around with it, then they'll turn around and proudly tell you how they had to tweak and dick with Mac stuff.  I've only had a handful of times over the last fifteen years where I had to do anything tougher than reboot.  Maybe ten years ago, when drivers were fickle.  But everything nowadays is plug-n-play, so that old masturbatory Mac clique needs to pull its head out of its ass, nobody cares unless you need real leet skillz and fuck around in the 32 a lot...  If thats the case, I could understand having some valid and intelligent criticisms of M$ - but you'd probably be running open source.



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Re: I FUCKING HATE IPODs
« Reply #41 on: June 19, 2009, 09:08:42 AM »

my 8GB nano is just about filled up.  I'm not in the market for a new player just yet, but I'm open to alternatives.  I was in a sony outlet a week or so ago browsing the mp3s which looked pretty slick, but for now it's enticed me to start purchasing raw albums which is something I haven't done in a long while.  I'm considering getting a micro SD card and an adapter to plug buds into my cell phone for the time being.

I wish there was an easy way to delete all the pansy bands on my ipod that i don't much care for.

also:  LOL

Go to the ipod preferences screen and manually manage the music....  That's how you do it.

Anthony

Silly me, it never swapped the data into the player, it just stuffed it into its iHole, fapped its iDick for an iHour. 
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Re: I FUCKING HATE IPODs
« Reply #42 on: June 19, 2009, 09:15:28 AM »

Clearly, you don't understand how to use one. Which, by the way, doesn't bode well for you. It's just about the most intuitive interface around. But hey, M$ has to sell a Zune to SOMEONE, so I guess you're it, Brasky.

Its not rocket science, bud.  What it is, is a bunch of fuckin crap. 

I was wiping it clean for my X, who loaded up a bunch of half-fucked lists, and it split albums up six ways from sunday.  So I had to restore it to factory settings, which requires a 40 minute d/l from iTunes, rather than just deleting stuff the old fashioned way.  Then I had to re-up a bunch of new albums which all had album art, but the iFuck doesn't recognize them unless it feels like it.  No rhyme or reason on that one.  Had the cable plugged in the whole time, filled the list which took fuckin forever like it was grandpa looking at each album, "Oh, the Pink Floyds, I liked them when I was a boy".  Pop the cable off, its fuckin empty.  Silly me, it never swapped the data into the player, it just stuffed it into its iHole, fapped its iDick for an iHour.  Load the fucker, that takes another hour+

Bottom line is, they want you to buy from iTunes, and anything besides that is a fuckin chore. 

Who says anything about Zune?  Theres lots of alternatives.  My Sony works like a champ, and holds a charge for weeks. 

That fuckin thing I was working on was an iPod Touch, btw.  I won't put up with all that horseshit for a slick interface.  In six months, everybody will have touch models out that work as good if not better, for half the price, twice the HD, and you'll drop folders in the fucker. 

It's called manually uploading the music.  Check the preferences in itunes when the ipod is connected.  once you do that, you should be home free...  It really isn't that hard. As far as the touch goes, It's going to take a lot of work to outsell that thing, because as far as I know, you are the first person that has complained about it like you have in my experience.  BUT, there is such a thing as an instruction manual, and there are things such as support forums to help you out.  I mean really, is it THAT hard to work with?  I've worked on hundreds of them since the very first one, and have not had some problem like you have described.  I have a 1000+ stong cd collection AND a 500+ dvd collection that I ripped to my itunes and I get to play on any of my apple devices and TV.  Never had that problem.  Album art, calendars, address book, music, podcasts and playlists, and no problems...
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« Reply #43 on: June 19, 2009, 09:22:19 AM »

Mandatory for any iPod thread.
If you have an iPod, you need SharePod
http://www.getsharepod.com/

You said it, Denis.
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« Reply #44 on: June 19, 2009, 09:40:10 AM »

Me, I luvz my Jesusphone. But I'll get something else the second Rhapsody is made available over here.
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