Originally posted by Chris Cuilla
I'd bet money they found that customers wanted smaller/lighter/thinner/better battery...AND...that they weren't actually using the space that they had on their iPod minis.
I currently have 3900 files in iTunes, I think around 20 are videos. What would I want to put on a iPod nano?
- Well for a start lets put on every track that I have rated 4 or 5 stars. Thats currently 2.6GB.
- Next up I should probably add any unplayed podcasts. I don't need ones that I've already played really. At the moment there sits 12 podcasts to be listened to and they're 168.2MB. Total: 2.76GB.
- Okay so loads of space left. I guess every song that I've played more than 10 times is probably decent. So lets mix those in: there's 475 tracks at 1.74GB. **I'll explain here that I have a folder containing smart playlists, clicking the folder reveals all tracks in the playlists contained, so if the track is in Top Rated and 10+ Plays, it only shows up once** The total is 2.78GB.
- Right, so I'm now having to find out what else I can put on. I'm thinking any recently added albums or songs that I haven't yet rated so I can listen and review. Say the added in the last 3 months. That's 301 tracks and 1.09GB. The total now coming to 3.78GB and 1002 tracks. Perfect for a nano.
The 3/4 of my music is most likely not too interesting album tracks and such. If I wanted to listen to specific albums, I have a few MBs free to add them to a playlist in the nano folder. I'll stick to my 40GB iPod for the moment, but after seeing how much I can get on a nano, I must say it's mighty tempting...!