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post #1 of 13
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So, this is my first Message.
I'm regularly looking into this forum since ~ 9 months. I just didn't felt the urge to write anything Doesn't matter, if you don't believe me, but that's the truth.

I go running quite often. And I'm thinking about buying an iPod. I read somewhere, sorry, don#t remember where it was, but i think on some german page, that you should generally not take HD-mp3players for running. This might cause damage in the hd. I can imagine that's true, but I'm wondering why i've never read anything about that anywhere here.

Another question is concerning playlists. Can you create playlists on the iPod ? Or can you just download playlists from your computer ?

JackWiDu

[ 11-07-2002: Message edited by: JackWiDu ]</p>
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post #2 of 13
I believe you can download the playlists from the Mac to the iPod, I don't know if you can create them directly on the iPod or not. I wouldn't worry about the iPod and running, the iPod has a 30 minute buffer, and it was built to take at least some abuse.
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post #3 of 13
X is correct

you can run with your iPod because of the 32 meg buffer (note this is not in minutes)

also you cannot make playlists on the fly... however you CAN use smart playlists and search by genre along with being able to use any album as a playlist just like you use the browse function in iTunes... the only difference is that you can only select one album/artist at a time...

IMHO the iPod will work for your needs... it is the smallest HD based MP3 player out there... perfect for running
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post #4 of 13
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[quote]<strong>..the 32 meg buffer (note this is not in minutes)..</strong><hr></blockquote>

Oh, first, thanx a lot for this

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I do not mind a little skip. That's not bothering me. What I'm worried about if the hd can actually be damaged, e.g. if it's shaked or accelerated while filling the buffer.
But thankx anyway so far !!

[ 11-15-2002: Message edited by: JackWiDu ]</p>
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post #5 of 13
oh, JackWiDu, I'm trying not to be an ass, but if you're looking at these forums regularly since 9 months, you should've known about those issues.

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[quote]Originally posted by Defiant:
<strong>I'm trying not to be an ass, but
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Nice try.......
post #7 of 13
oh shut up, will ya!

I also have an iPod, even the first one, the 5GB model. I don't use it for running, but I've made some wild things with my iPod, he didn't skipped a beat.
post #8 of 13
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*help*

There are two possibilities:
The one is, you don't get what I try to say caused by my own impossibilty to say what I want
The second is you don't understand.
Guess, what my favourite is

[Propably it's the other one <img src="graemlins/embarrassed.gif" border="0" alt="[Embarrassed]" /> ]

I haven't found yet anything about whether the "head" of the hd damages, or might damage, the discs when it's being shocked. Just asking about the physical damage of the hd. I mean, you shouldn't shake your computer while it's used either, should you ?

Has anyone had any problems with the hd being damaged ?

thx JackWiDu

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post #9 of 13
In the past six months or so that I've worked at an Apple reseller, I've only seen one dead iPod due to shock. And that one was dropped onto concrete. Plenty of joggers use them without any trouble.

Most portable-sized HDs have been built to resist shocks, and even desktop ones are pretty good about it. As long as you're not actually dropping the device in question (or smacking it against the desk), you should be fine.
post #10 of 13
Those little drives were supposed to have a pretty high G/shock rating, IIRC.
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post #11 of 13
i can tel you that my 10 gig has cuts in the plastic from being dropped off of bikes kicked, dropped down a well of starirs and many other shock heavy things. and from what ive noticed it hasnt damaged the hd in any way. the worst that happened was when the buttons flew off, but i repaired that sort of. btw, i also go joggin with it, and almost went swimming with it, but thats another story.
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post #12 of 13
[quote]Originally posted by Kesh:
<strong>And that one was dropped onto concrete.</strong><hr></blockquote>

mine has been dropped onto concrete about five times, always unprotected, button always flew off.

and still works like on the first day.

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post #13 of 13
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Thank you, that was pretty much the answer I was searching for. I also had a look at a lot of other players, but that way my biggest fear.
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