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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 11:04 am 
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Apple has officially discontinued the iPod classic. I am absolutely devastated. I currently own two (2) 160GB classics: one for classical music and one for everything else. I like being able to carry my entire music library with me and listen to what I want, when I want. I cannot believe there is no longer an option to purchase one. They suit my lifestyle perfectly.

What the fuck am I supposed to do now when they break???

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 Post subject: Re: iPod Classic
PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 11:29 am 
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My classic broke a month ago and I've been making do with an 8 GB version. There aren't really any good alternatives to the 160 by other brands that I've seen. Mostly, I think this is Apple catering to The Cloud. I hate the fucking cloud.

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 Post subject: Re: iPod Classic
PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 11:33 am 
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Wait til they heavily discount the remaining stock and get a few.....

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 Post subject: Re: iPod Classic
PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 11:43 am 
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AGuyWithAWrench wrote:
Wait til they heavily discount the remaining stock and get a few.....


I already thought about that...prices on Amazon have skyrocketed. Not sure if they'll ever be discounted.

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 Post subject: Re: iPod Classic
PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:48 am 
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I just got mine last week and spent the entire weekend uploading all my FZ.


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 Post subject: Re: iPod Classic
PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:07 pm 
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I have a similar problem with my 250 GB Archos PMP which is quite tired and slowly dying.
The plastic around it is melting, it is a pity that some subcontractor used cheap quality plastic on purpose.
Whatever the HD is almost dead now.

I could not flight over the Atlantic without carrying my full Zappa collection plus many other things I love.
It does not mean that I can play 10 weeks of music, but I really need to have a lot of choice when listening to music.
For instance, I may want to hear a lot of different works from Bartok ... or not, after listening to MAJNH.

As well, lossless formats are not an option (Flac or ALAC).
I do not pretend that I have golden ears, but I see no reason why I should convert lossless CDs to shitty destructive formats.
Nowadays, computer memory and CPU power are cheap, and fiber optics is becoming the norm.
Music takes way less space than video, so I should be able to permanently carry a backup of all my collection ripped by myself (LPs included) without involving a paying cloud service that can manipulate remasters without any notice.

This is free will, and I cannot exercise this free will with barely 8 GB.

I have been thinking about it for about two years.
When my stupid Archos PMP passes away, I will likely buy a Cowon PMP and at least two 128 GB MicroSD cards (or four faster 64 GB ones).
If anyone has anything better to propose, (s)he is more than welcome.


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 Post subject: Re: iPod Classic
PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:56 pm 
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16,340 tunes on my iPod. Full.
My friend loads in new material when he finds it. So I have to decide what goes. Got rid of Boston, Faster Pussycat and some other hair-band stuff. I have all of the DZ solo albums now.

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 Post subject: Re: iPod Classic
PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:55 pm 
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coevad wrote:
Got rid of Boston,

Good call.


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 Post subject: Re: iPod Classic
PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:42 pm 
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downer mydnyte wrote:
coevad wrote:
Got rid of Boston,

Good call.


Come on Downer. I understand about indecision, but you know. There's people living in competition. All you should want is your peace of mind.

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 Post subject: Re: iPod Classic
PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:45 pm 
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I put all my music on a 75 gig hd (which includes Boston). I used to have a 1tb that held my music plus about 300 gbs of old time radio.

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 Post subject: Re: iPod Classic
PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:39 pm 
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Thanks for the info.

I actually bought one of these in October of last year. But then there were sound & connection issues with it in June of this year. So I received a replacement since it was still under warranty.

And since it holds more than any other iPod edition, I have nearly my whole album collection stored on it, as well as a bunch of live shows.

It better not break down again, as I truly do not wish to downgrade to an inferior capacity player...

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 Post subject: Re: iPod Classic
PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:14 pm 
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I own two and both are nearly maxed out.


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 Post subject: Re: iPod Classic
PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:32 pm 
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coevad wrote:
16,340 tunes on my iPod. Full.
My friend loads in new material when he finds it. So I have to decide what goes. Got rid of Boston, Faster Pussycat and some other hair-band stuff. I have all of the DZ solo albums now.


Ooh haa... when I put Go With What You Know on my sister's MP3 player once she phoned me angrily after three days: she couldn't stand Love Ride (neither can I) and at the time she couldn't edit the data on her player by herself.

Lesson to Learn: If you try to get to talk to my sister, do not use the pick-up line "Hello Beautiful".

I never had an MP3 player and don't miss one either. I like to get carried away with my music and that's not a good thing unless there's no need to bother about traffic or other people watching me belly dance to Toguro.

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 Post subject: Re: iPod Classic
PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:33 pm 
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My Classic is almost like my best friend, I use it everyday, got exactly 12,500 songs at the moment, (938 Frank Zappa). I find it to be a rugged machine, I have a leather case I keep it in all the time, I've dropped it plenty of times, not worried about it breaking, am worried about it being lost or stolen. I might buy one as a back up.
Couldn't see not having one.

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 Post subject: Re: iPod Classic
PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:24 am 
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You can let them know how you feel about it here:

http://www.apple.com/feedback/ipod.html

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 Post subject: Re: iPod Classic
PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:01 am 
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My ONLY issue with my iPod classic is that the shuffle on the songs is garbage. I have a bunch of Elvis Costello on mine, for example. The ONLY song I ever hear, and I hear it often is one I have grown to dislike, so every time it comes up again I am like, man, wtf! And I know how to cause it to reshuffle....

It also likes Wild Love from our beloved FZ.

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 Post subject: Re: iPod Classic
PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:13 am 
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Whatever, when the HDD dies (and/or the battery), which will eventually happen, all of you guys (*) will also need to find an alternative like me, or simply resign and comply to the majority's behavior of consumers who live with 16 GB maximum.

(*) except BBP as she owns no PMP ... might be cool to see the belly dance though


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 Post subject: Re: iPod Classic
PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:26 pm 
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I love the classic; you can put a shitload of music on that sucker.

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