Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Jan 2007 19:04 UTC
Apple At the MacWorld conference in San Francisco, After the usual words of praise about the iPod+iTunes and the smoothness of the transition to Intel, Apple announced several new products. Surprisingly, nothing was said about new Macs or Leopard. The keynote speech started at 17:00 GMT. Read on for the details.
Thread beginning with comment 200011
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: Just horrible
by Bobe on Tue 9th Jan 2007 19:25 UTC in reply to "Just horrible"
Bobe
Member since:
2006-12-12

I haven't seen the iPhone yet, but if it is anywhere near the quality of the 80G iPod I just got for Christmas, then I'm going to buy one as soon as possible.

I'm a big fan of OGG files over MP3 for several technical and ethical reasons. I have owned several MP3 players in the past (some of which supported OGG as well as some that didn't), and none of them come close to the iPod. I'm spending time ripping things anew in MP3 format just to play them on the iPod. It is that good, I think.

So, Apple may not have come up with some new, never before done gadget, but they certainly raise the bar when they do come out with something that "everybody has done before".

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[2]: Just horrible
by Beta on Tue 9th Jan 2007 19:46 in reply to "RE: Just horrible"
Beta Member since:
2005-07-06

It can't have been a strong ethical decision for you to use Oggs, since you folded and started using MP3s again just because you wanted that cool music player.
(You haven't tried replacing the firmware with anything else?)

I can admit most Ogg-featuring players need work, Samsung has a very good range btw, but principals are principals.

Edited 2007-01-09 19:46

Reply Parent Score: 5

RE[3]: Just horrible
by Bobe on Tue 9th Jan 2007 20:41 in reply to "RE[2]: Just horrible"
Bobe Member since:
2006-12-12

Nope, can't say I really hold my personal OGG vs. MP3 debate up there with whether or not I should kill babies. ;)

Reply Parent Score: 5

RE[2]: Just horrible
by AdamW on Tue 9th Jan 2007 20:17 in reply to "RE: Just horrible"
AdamW Member since:
2005-07-06

The rockbox firmware for iPods can play Vorbis files. Didn't try very hard, did you?

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[3]: Just horrible
by Bobe on Tue 9th Jan 2007 20:37 in reply to "RE[2]: Just horrible"
Bobe Member since:
2006-12-12

You didn't try very hard to research your suggestion before throwing out a sarcastic stab at me, did you. I hope it was an ego builder for you.

RockBox does not yet support the 5.5 Gen 80GB iPod. Otherwise, I would not have had to make some MP3s. ;)

Reply Parent Score: 4

RE[3]: Just horrible
by gpierce on Tue 9th Jan 2007 20:39 in reply to "RE[2]: Just horrible"
gpierce Member since:
2005-07-07

I didn't know it works with the latest generation of ipods that are capable of video playback.

Reply Parent Score: 3