On 7/10/05, Walden H. Leverich <WaldenL@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> The problem I had w/iTunes is that you can't encode at one rate for the
> PC and then cross-code to a lower rate for the iPod.

True there.

> I had been using iTunes, but I encode at 320VBR and that fills up my
> 20Gig iPod really fast. 

Same here, but I also found that I have *tons* of music I never listen
to, so now I only load the iPod with songs rated three stars or
higher.  But I still haven't finished ripping all my CD's, plus
there's that eMusic subscription...

> So... I've abandoned iTunes and moved to WMP for
> online management and use Anapod Explorer for download to the iPod, it
> allows me to re-encode the MP3s at a lower rate on the fly for the iPod.

I'll have to remember that once I finally fill mine completely with
music I like.

While we're on the subject of iTunes...  Is there any way to modify a
remote playlist when you're using iTunes to stream from one computer
to another?  I use our home PC upstairs as a music server and I'll
hook my laptop up to the stereo in the livingroom and use iTunes
streaming feature to listen to my music.  Works great, but there's no
way to change the playlist or use a remote playlist in Party Shuffle.

> I looked at WinAmp too, but their encoder is slow as a B10.

That's what I used to use to encode (pre-iPod).  Both the iPod and
iTunes have trouble with some VBR MP3's encoded by WinAmp.  WinLame is
the fastest encoder I've found, but I'm pretty sure you have to use
something else to rip your CD's.

> 
> Robin,
> 
> I picked my player based on my portable.  After many other portables
> (RCA Lyra, Samsung Napster), I got an iPod.  Which means iTunes
> (although there are ways around it).
> 
> But I do rip all my music to VBR MP3's (just in case I get another new
> toy that doesn't play AAC).  Looks like there's plenty of stuff out
> there to convert Real Media to MP3:
> 
> http://www.google.com/search?q=real+media+to+mp3+converter
> 
> Mike E.
> 
> On 7/10/05, RobinPinoy <robin.saunders@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I have been having a dilemma of the last year on deciding on which
> > multimedia player to standardise on either Real player or Windows
> > Media player or iTunes.
> >
> > I like the look and feel of iTunes, so wondered what the forums
> > general feelings on using iTunes. Any other good alternative players?
> >
> > If i decide on iTunes, i would need to convert my real player files
> > (.rmj) so can import into iTunes. Do you know of any good shareware
> > for this task.
> >
> > Many thanks.
> >
> > Robin
> >
> > --
> > This is the PC Technical Discussion for iSeries Users (PcTech) mailing
> 
> > list To post a message email: PcTech@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe,
> > unsubscribe, or change list options,
> > visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/pctech
> > or email: PcTech-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at
> > http://archive.midrange.com/pctech.
> >
> 
> --
> This is the PC Technical Discussion for iSeries Users (PcTech) mailing
> list To post a message email: PcTech@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe,
> unsubscribe, or change list options,
> visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/pctech
> or email: PcTech-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at
> http://archive.midrange.com/pctech.
> 
> --
> This is the PC Technical Discussion for iSeries Users (PcTech) mailing list
> To post a message email: PcTech@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options,
> visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/pctech
> or email: PcTech-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives
> at http://archive.midrange.com/pctech.
>


As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.

This thread ...

Replies:

Follow On AppleNews
Return to Archive home page | Return to MIDRANGE.COM home page

This mailing list archive is Copyright 1997-2021 by midrange.com and David Gibbs as a compilation work. Use of the archive is restricted to research of a business or technical nature. Any other uses are prohibited. Full details are available on our policy page. If you have questions about this, please contact [javascript protected email address].

Operating expenses for this site are earned using the Amazon Associate program and Google Adsense.