Getting first ever MP3 player, help please!
by profcumquatt - 11/6/07 8:22 PM
I have decided to purchase my first ever MP3 player! I am leaning towards an 80GB ipod classic.
My current situation/questions:
-I currently use iTunes to store my music ripped from CDs, and I find it easy and comfortable to use, but I haven't purchased any music from the iTunes store so I am not tied down by AAC files.
-I subscribe to three song-of-the-day type podcasts from iTunes. If I got a non-iPod player I don't know how inconvenient it would be to transfer these to my player.
-Another problem caused by the podcast situation is that other media players such as Windows Media Player don't recognize and group podcasts together, so whenever I look at my music collection in WMP it is rather difficult to navigate because there are an inconveniently large number of different artists/albums listed (because of podcasts), most of which don't have cover art.
-Although video-watching probably won't be one of my primary uses of my MP3 player, I do have a 1-hr-long video podcast that I subscribe to that I would like to be able to watch without my eyes getting sore from a minuscule screen, and I would like sufficient space on my MP3 player to make putting movies on there an option without eating up all the storage space.
-Is there another way to download podcasts without using iTunes?
-Can non-iPod MP3 players/jukebox software recognize podcasts and group them together? I can imagine this issue being a large pain in the neck if they don't.