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Old June 17th, 2005, 12:12 PM   #1
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Recording to an iPod?

Just curious- Has anyone tried using a Linux'd iPod to record to in the same fashion as an iRiver? If so, what was your experience like? Since I have two iPod's, I'm thinking about using them as extra mic sources.
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Old June 18th, 2005, 06:40 PM   #2
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Apple limits its iPODS to voice/mic recording to a sample rate of 8k. There are hack work-arounds to this, but who knows how long before Apple blocks them.
Because of the huge success of iTunes Music Store (which, as a long time time Mac owner, I refuse to have anything to do with), cowtowing to recording labels, and Mr. Jobs's reputed significant investment in Pixar, Apple appears to have closed the door to professional on-site use of the iPod. I use an iRiver. In this case, cheaper and better.
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Old June 18th, 2005, 11:25 PM   #3
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Because of the huge success of iTunes Music Store (which, as a long time time Mac owner, I refuse to have anything to do with)
I don't mean to be rude, but what!? does this even mean? Not to start any sort of flame fest, but what??

I'm a long time Mac user (going back to a dual floppy SE - hell, going back to an original Apple and Apple][e). I see the iTMS as Apple finally getting the mainstream acceptance/respect they've deserved for yet another one of their superior designed and implemented offerings. Different strokes for different folks.

I'm also a long time 3D guy - actually Strata on a Mac II. I'm quite pleased that I've been rejected for employment by Pixar 3 times :) (all years ago while in college - just didn't have the portfolio - in hindsight, glad I didn't get into 3d for a career). Steve Jobs co-founded Pixar when he left/got fired (something - i have no idea) from Apple while also building up NeXT (coincidently, another system I have had A LOT of experience with). What's wrong with this? The guy is clearly a talented artist.

But ultimately, what does any of this matter? You should use an iRiver (as you are) because it does what you want it to do - and it's cheaper to boot. An iPod doesn't work in this capacity - or at least not easily, so it's not a viable option. Any other reason just comes off as drama IMO.
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Old June 18th, 2005, 11:27 PM   #4
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Just curious- Has anyone tried using a Linux'd iPod to record to in the same fashion as an iRiver? If so, what was your experience like? Since I have two iPod's, I'm thinking about using them as extra mic sources.

Unrelated but back to the original topic, I'd actually love a way if there was someway to record DV to an iPod (I've got two - both are earlier Firewire only models).

Ahhh to dream ;-)
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Old June 19th, 2005, 08:59 AM   #5
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Not to start any sort of flame fest, but what??
Yes, we need to be very careful about that and stick to the topic at hand...

Having said that, I'd agree that the iPod is clearly marketed as a music player and there really should be no expectation of it doing anything else.

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I'm also a long time 3D guy - actually Strata on a Mac II
Now that's funny, I've been using Strata 3d myself since 1996 for my scene design work (you can see lots of examples at the sites in my "signature"). I also use a lot of other software, but keep coming back to Strata because I know how to make it do exactly what I want... :-)
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Old June 19th, 2005, 07:37 PM   #6
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[QUOTE=Patrick Jenkins]I don't mean to be rude, but what!? does this even mean? Not to start any sort of flame fest, but what??

If you are going to respond to a comment of mine, have the clarity of mind to quote the entire sentence and state your position. Pulling a phrase out of context does no one any service.
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