MP3 Player vs. Discs

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I am not 10 and under, therefore I lack the knowledge of the most up to date technology stuff. I want to get an MP3 player - one of them things that allows me to download music from my computer and listen to it while I run..etc... Now does anyone know anything about that stuff? Is it better for me to get a mini disc player or an mp3 player? Brand names to choose? Help me out, I am struggling...:eek:
 

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Firewire all the way baby...

Get an iPod. They cost a little more, but they're worth it. I've got one of the older 5GB models and it's served me well.
 

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But doesn't it require an Apple? I heard it's not compatible with PC's.
 

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Peter,

I went to buy a fancy new ipod last week. After about an hour of being shown how friggin great the thing is,(and it is) I was asked about my computer, which a 3 year old 333mhz imac. Turns out that I can't use an ipod on a 3 year old imac. Personally I think thats a bloody disgrace. Macintosh claim to be more and more pc friendly and yet they develop stuff that is non-compatable with their own hardware...the mind boggles.

If you don't have 'firewire', you're stuffed with the ipod.

I'd like to firewire Steve Jobs. Git.

Whats my next move Pete?

Disgruntledimacuserwithnonewchoonplayer.
 

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Older iMacs etal

Gaffa,

Probably not what you want to hear but...buy a new iMac? Sorry, but the older ones don't have a lot of upgradability. You'd also get to enjoy OSX which is a much more modern OS with all the buzzwords; protected memory, multitasking, UNIX underpinnings...

Seriously though, email me if you want to talk further about it. There's a high possibility of some new models coming out late August or early September.


Keeper,

There's been some beta software out for a while and now Apple has teamed up with whomever makes "MUSICMATCH Jukebox Plus™" to satisfy the drooling masses. Firewire is still a requirement. On that note, you should see how fast tunes are downloaded to the iPod: GB's in minutes while the device's battery is simultaneously charging.
 

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still wondering

I have a 2 year old Compaq - I just want to download music on to something and listen to it. Will an Ipod do the trick? Is there any other thing I should look at? How much we talking $$?
Sorry for all the questions, but when it comes to this stuff as Tommy Boy might say... "I'm retarded" :eek:
 

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