n685fe
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IPod Questions

Fri May 27, 2005 8:18 am

Hi everyone, I am a new user to iPod and had a couple of questions.

1. Can I charge it by hooking it up to the computer? (The firewire connection)

2. Is the Apple software the only one that is compatible? I have heard that Music Match will work. Do I have to buy everything through iTunes?

3. Does anyone use the FM adapter for your car stereo? Does it have very good quality?

I know some of these and much more will be covered in the manual, just wanted some of your feedback.

Thanks in advance.
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RE: IPod Questions

Fri May 27, 2005 8:44 am

Quoting N685FE (Thread starter):
1. Can I charge it by hooking it up to the computer? (The firewire connection)

Yes, this is all I know.

Quoting N685FE (Thread starter):
Do I have to buy everything through iTunes?

no, but if you have to use iTunes (and I'm not sure) you can always drop your other music into iTunes
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RE: IPod Questions

Fri May 27, 2005 9:05 am

Quoting N685FE (Thread starter):
3. Does anyone use the FM adapter for your car stereo? Does it have very good quality?

I think the tape deck adapter actualy sounds better, and the main advantage being that if you accidentaly turn off the i trip you're not trying to reset the thing while you're driving, as that is sorta tricky (from expierience). The signal gets interference sometimes also.
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RE: IPod Questions

Fri May 27, 2005 11:15 am

1. Yes, as long as your computer has the larger FireWire connector that matches the one on the end of the FireWire cable that came with the iPod. If you only have the small one common on video cameras, that doesn't provide power.

2. I'm not sure about using other programs besides iTunes to transfer your music to your iPod, since I use a Mac where iTunes is the natural choice. If you want to buy music online, you'll have to use the iTunes Music Store; the files provided by places like Yahoo Music, WalMart, and Napster aren't compatible. Of course, you can always rip your CD's to MP3 or AAC format and then load them on your iPod.

3. I have one, a Belkin TuneCast II. It works ok. It lets me transmit on any frequency between 88.1 and 107.9, and remembers what frequency it was set on between use. I don't have a cassette player in my car, so that wasn't an option for me. What I'd really like to have is an iPod connector in the car itself.

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RE: IPod Questions

Fri May 27, 2005 11:41 am

you can put any mp3 or aac file on it.. like those you download on kazaa, limewire ect..
 
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RE: IPod Questions

Fri May 27, 2005 12:05 pm

1. Yes
2. You actually can use a few different programs, search for them on google.
3. Will you get good reception? Yea, but not digital. I used to have my sirius box FM transmit to my head unit but I had it hardwired with a mini jack to double RCA and i get digital CD sound...so my recommendation if you really want something good. I know we carry it at CircuitCity, and its around $100-150 + install. What it does is it creates an iPod ready box in your car that will digitally connect to your pre-outs on your head unit.
 
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RE: IPod Questions

Fri May 27, 2005 12:10 pm

Alright, I have read some of the manual, learned a little and raised somemore questions. My computer has power on the firewire, so it does charge the iPod, but it seems very slow. It has been charging for about four hours and it still isn't finished. Still haven't learned much about the file types it will accept.

Thanks for your responses, and feel free to drop any suggestion that you think would help.
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