Thursday, July 07, 2005


Originally uploaded by lowereastside.
I actually never bought an portable music player. I've never been a big fan of headphones. But now that my entire music library will fit on one of these things I am suddenly very interested. If only just to always have it with me incase the opportunity to drop some science arises.
So do I go and look at some of the hot new players? Like the Archos Gmini XS 202 or the Olympus m:robe MR-F30 .

Nope, sorry Dave, you downloaded most of your music from iTunes in AAC format and while these players can handle everything from MP3 to Ogg Vorbis they CANNOT play AACs. I honestly feel like that guy in high-school who had that wikked awesome movie collection... on Beta Max.

George, if you are reading this, now would be a good time to start rubbing it in.


Anonymous said...

Not to Mention the whole sharing issue with the ipod. MS is trying to do the the same thing with DRM WMV files pulled from paid music download services. I have always recommended buying a device that looks like a harddrive to your PC. Most of those devices playback MP3,OGG,WMV,Mpeg4 and a slew of others with out all the control crap. Bottom line is at one point or another I have paid for all the music on my machine either with money or blood.

Walking Spanish said...

First of all - the istore sucks - DRM on anything you purchased is a crime in and of itself.
Second -for portable players - ipod is your call in my humble opinion.
You can play your AAc, MP3, AIFF files etc.
Bill Gates predicted (correctly I believe) that cel phones/MP3 players and PDA's will all ultimately be one unit - so until that becomes commonplace - might as well just jump on the ipod train - Hell dave -you been runnin mac for years-
why start askin for trouble with a virus prone PC peripheral product?

Redboy said...

*cough* *cough*

ps. don't be a fool. buy an ipod.


Rev. Timmy James said...

If you dance with the iDevil, you might as well dance to win.

I must warn any/everyone against doing ANYTHING redboy recomends.


nopunksleft said...

I couldn't count on my nine fingers and sixteen toes the number of times I've almost bought Dave an iPod for his birthday, Christmas, Groundhog Day, etc. The fact is, he's never gonna wear headphones. Just not his thing. I just can't bring myself to buy him a $300 paperweight. And maybe it's just me, but I think the iPod would actually look gay attached to Dave... I couldn't navigate the city without it, but as tech as he is, he can't roll with an iPod. so there.