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wampa

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Re: USB socket - Mac user.
« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2009, 01:22:50 pm »
why did Abarth go with windows though?........

Probably because Windows has 95% of the market, and the fact that ipods are expensive and sound crap compared to most alternatives. I have an iphone and the sound quality is truly appalling. A £20 budget 4gb player from Asda sounds better.
That's quite a statement, I love my Ipods sound, much better than the sony walkman player I had a while back. Still each to there own eh!

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    olopboy

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    Re: USB socket - Mac user.
    « Reply #16 on: March 04, 2009, 01:29:33 pm »
    Please don't go down the PC vs Mac or Ipod Vs the rest of the MP3 player market. It never ends well and this is my first day ;D

    wampa

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    Re: USB socket - Mac user.
    « Reply #17 on: March 04, 2009, 01:31:51 pm »
    Please don't go down the PC vs Mac or Ipod Vs the rest of the MP3 player market. It never ends well and this is my first day ;D
    Sorry Chief  :thumb:

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    Re: USB socket - Mac user.
    « Reply #18 on: March 04, 2009, 02:57:42 pm »
    oh go on lets do the whole mac verses Pc thing......please let me, please let me

    oh, ok, I wont

    BUT

    It should be said that talk of market share can be confusing and often bogus - Microsoft as past masters of inventing their own market segments where, guess what, they are always doing terribly well.

    So, I think it would be generally accepted that in terms of portable music players, the Ipod is the market leading solution for this - more people use Ipods than anything else - and it was for this reason (and of course because Apple is just better than Microsoft, and has much cooler products!!) that I thought it odd that Abarth would adopt such a niche solution for the car.

    But heh, just because they have made a really cool car does not mean that they get all of the decisions right I guess, so I should let them off a monumental audio oversight!.

    olopboy

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    Re: USB socket - Mac user.
    « Reply #19 on: March 04, 2009, 03:05:22 pm »
    Trust me as an Ipod owner I do also think its annoying. Its all to do with licenses for using the codecs blah, blah, blah.

    For further discussion of the PC/MAC/ACC/MP3 please can I direct you to the joy of the Off Topic area. I think there a lot of forum Mods all over the UK and Europe who really wish B&M didn't exist :)

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    Re: USB socket - Mac user.
    « Reply #20 on: March 04, 2009, 07:50:27 pm »
    Need to clear this up, the formatting thing using a PC only is true, unless you can get some software to format a drive as FAT32 for a mac.

    But anyway, yes most USB pen drives come pre formatted as FAT32, but an iPod will come preformatted with Mac OS extended (Journaled) - Meaning, windows won't recognize it.

    So effectivly by formatting an iPod on windows to FAT32, you are making your iPod into a big fancy 80GB usb flash drive.  ;D

    But, once it is formatted, plug it back into your mac and use the finder to transfer music to it and an Abarth will learn to love it  :thumb:

    Downside is, you cannot use your iPod as an iPod with headphones etc.  :o I know... shockaroony!!!

    This is my understanding and has worked for me, but im open to suggestions - like buying a usb pen for a few quid from asda  :thumb:
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    Re: USB socket - Mac user.
    « Reply #21 on: March 04, 2009, 08:00:42 pm »
    This won't work on either iphone or ipod touch 2g, you can't access them in drive mode so it will need to be an older style of ipod.

    You can get a 32gb flash drive for around 50 quid, so why bother with an ipod?

     

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