Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 2nd Apr 2009 11:45 UTC
Apple Geeks.com, home of cheap iPods, sent us in the 4th Gen Apple iPod Nano to take it for a spin. Let's see how it stacks up against the 1st generation Nano that we also happen to have available in our lab, and the iPod Touch.
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PowerMacX
Member since:
2005-11-06

He just wanted a 4GB or 8GB MP3-Player for his car.

I looked at the Nano and it is 149€ in Germany.

It may have a superior UI, but [...]


This is something I don't get: people wanting 8 GB of music but not caring how good the player is at managing it! I find iTunes' Smart Playlists indispensable for handling large libraries. Using manual playlists, folder-based navigation or even "genre" feels far too limited when you have 3000+ songs on a device.

Edited 2009-04-02 13:14 UTC

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dagw Member since:
2005-07-06

I have 12GB on my MP3 player all sorted under an artist/album folder sturucture, and quite frankly can't imagine a better way of sorting my music. In fact I went out of my way to find an MP3 player that acted like a USB mass storage device so that I wouldn't have to deal with a bunch of annoying apps trying to tell me how I should be sorting and listening to my music.

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tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

I have 12GB on my MP3 player all sorted under an artist/album folder sturucture, and quite frankly can't imagine a better way of sorting my music. In fact I went out of my way to find an MP3 player that acted like a USB mass storage device so that I wouldn't have to deal with a bunch of annoying apps trying to tell me how I should be sorting and listening to my music.


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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

This is something I don't get: people wanting 8 GB of music but not caring how good the player is at managing it!


I dunno... for me, iTunes is pretty horrible at managing my music. I hate, hate, HATE apps that try to organize by album/artist, since I usually only purchase 2-3 tracks off an album. It is really counterproductive for me.

I'd rather just have a folder for different genres, with all of my mp3 files in those folders without any sub-folders. The problem is that players like the Zune and the iPod don't give you the option of organizing music by folders like the iAudio player do.

If I were going to use some kind media player/organizer, I'd probably use Media Monkey, which is like 10x better than iTunes, and uses a lot less system resources too (on Windows).

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phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

"This is something I don't get: people wanting 8 GB of music but not caring how good the player is at managing it!


I dunno... for me, iTunes is pretty horrible at managing my music. I hate, hate, HATE apps that try to organize by album/artist, since I usually only purchase 2-3 tracks off an album. It is really counterproductive for me.

I'd rather just have a folder for different genres, with all of my mp3 files in those folders without any sub-folders. The problem is that players like the Zune and the iPod don't give you the option of organizing music by folders like the iAudio player do.
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I like to organise my music in a similar fashion, but separating by Artist, as I also don't purchase entire CDs, and don't rip entire CDs for the ones I have. Just the songs I like.

But too many media managers and media players (software or hardware) are stuck on the whole Artist -> Album -> Song format.

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