Linked by David Adams on Fri 8th Sep 2006 13:26 UTC
Multimedia, AV How many times has this happened to you? You're rocking out to the latest ditty on your iPod, rocking so hard you could be one of those black silhouette people from the Apple commercials, when you feel that pressure in your bowels, and you know you've got to go. You're faced with a terrible dilemma: either endure some quiet moments alone, or risk an international terrorist incident by dropping your iPod into the toilet. Well, your long nightmare is finally over.
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RE[2]: what a waste
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 8th Sep 2006 20:59 UTC in reply to "RE: what a waste"
Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

The ipod plays music and does a beautiful job at it compared to any cell phone that I've owned (mostly motorola stuff).

Oh yes-- when compared to cell phones.

However, the problem with .mp3 players such as the iPod is that audio quality is usually *appaling* when compared to more mature personal audio systems such as MiniDisc or CD. Where CD and MD sound very warm and full, music from .mp3 players sounds canned, cold.

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RE[3]: what a waste
by aesiamun on Fri 8th Sep 2006 21:01 in reply to "RE[2]: what a waste"
aesiamun Member since:
2005-06-29

Thom, definitely.

But that's the payoff of compression. You lose some of the depth of music when compressing it to mp3. You do have options with some mp3 players though (I tend to keep my music uncompressed in my samsung yp-z5).

But you can't carry around 10 hours of music on a cd player or MiniDisc ;) I guess that's another payoff.

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RE[4]: what a waste
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 8th Sep 2006 21:05 in reply to "RE[3]: what a waste"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

But you can't carry around 10 hours of music on a cd player or MiniDisc ;)

One 1GB HiMD disc can contain up to 30+ hours of music (in low-quality ATRAC3). However, better to use 132kpbs ATRAC3, which will give you about 16 hours of music on one HiMD disc. Not bad.

http://www.minidisc.org/hi-md_faq.html#_q93

Edited 2006-09-08 21:05

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RE[3]: what a waste
by aesiamun on Fri 8th Sep 2006 21:03 in reply to "RE[2]: what a waste"
aesiamun Member since:
2005-06-29

Replying again...

But it's not just the sound that make cell phones suck. The interfaces are usually terrible, hard to navigate and leave much to be desired. That and the space is limited to what you can get on MiniSD or MicroSD (MicroSD for my phones).

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RE[3]: what a waste
by Soulbender on Sat 9th Sep 2006 10:05 in reply to "RE[2]: what a waste"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

"Where CD and MD sound very warm and full, music from .mp3 players sounds canned, cold."

Funny, that was the exact argument against CD's back in the day....

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