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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    Still using my two iPod Classics 160GB. They are the main audio sources for our living room stereo (using a cheap dock) for both me and my wife. Easy to manage the contents via iTunes, on a PC in my case. Great for travel in the car as well. Many years of good service.

    Hard to imagine what might be better or more convenient. I believe these are still available and battery replacements, if needed, are pretty cheap.
    Might work if it can be worked by folder view and drag and drop music loading.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritz Kobus View Post
    Might work if it can be worked by folder view and drag and drop music loading.
    I use them based on "Playlists," which in my case are the various movements of complete works, or the songs on a pop album, or whatever. Folders can be nested arbitrarily deep. I don't use drag 'n drop, but suspect that would work.

    I think Apple got this right early on. Build your library separately, on your computer, and then sync your device to transfer the library to your iPod.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    I use them based on "Playlists," which in my case are the various movements of complete works, or the songs on a pop album, or whatever. Folders can be nested arbitrarily deep. I don't use drag 'n drop, but suspect that would work.

    I think Apple got this right early on. Build your library separately, on your computer, and then sync your device to transfer the library to your iPod.
    Totally contrary to the way I work. I like to drag and drop and rearrange at will and on the player.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    I use them based on "Playlists," which in my case are the various movements of complete works, or the songs on a pop album, or whatever. Folders can be nested arbitrarily deep. I don't use drag 'n drop, but suspect that would work.

    I think Apple got this right early on. Build your library separately, on your computer, and then sync your device to transfer the library to your iPod.
    Tend to agree, but why did Apple stop supporting the iPod?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triplets View Post
    Tend to agree, but why did Apple stop supporting the iPod?
    An "official" reason I read was that it was becoming difficult to source replacement parts, especially for those round controls. But I suspect it was more for other reasons.
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    The iPod had morphed into an iPhone without a phone, and the hard drives were easily broken with a drop. I have 8 iPods, but I don't use them any more because I can pop a mini SD card reader on my iPhone and get 256 gigs of music storage. My phone now does everything.

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    True, you'd never design one with a hard drive these days. Ebay offers services to replace the HD with an SD card, up to 256 GB. But the iPod's operating system also places a ceiling on the number of files, so you might bump your head on that first.

    Another available enhancement is a much larger capacity battery, which is often sold with a deeper replacement back for the iPod case to accommodate it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldhoosierdude View Post
    AGPtEK A02S MP3 Player with Micro SD Card Slot.
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    I picked up one of these about a year ago for $20. There is already a newer version out that holds a higher capacity micro sd. I use this at work and it keeps me from using up my phone battery. Not the nicest looking or most high tech. Not a very good display for pictures or video but plays mp3, flac, and a few others perfectly. I access my music through the folder menu. Holds 21+ Gb total, not close to all of my music but more than enough. I couldn't see spending more for something that goes in my work truck and to the gym.
    Ok kids. I must report that this agptek stopped working. I can't really fault the player, I was rough on it. So it lasted almost 2 years. Not bad for a $20 investment. I picked up a Sandisk 8GB Clip Jam MP3 Player from by local retailer. We will see how it does.

    Update a few hours later.
    I can say that the Sandisk player sounds considerably better than the agptek. So far, so good. Easy to use and load tracks/folders. I play everything from folders and it does that. No frills at all.
    It's a straight up player I will use for work and gym to save on my phone battery and because it is lighter and easier to carry. I'll try not to be so rough on this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldhoosierdude View Post
    Ok kids. I must report that this agptek stopped working. I can't really fault the player, I was rough on it. So it lasted almost 2 years. Not bad for a $20 investment. I picked up a Sandisk 8GB Clip Jam MP3 Player from by local retailer. We will see how it does.

    Update a few hours later.
    I can say that the Sandisk player sounds considerably better than the agptek. So far, so good. Easy to use and load tracks/folders. I play everything from folders and it does that. No frills at all.
    It's a straight up player I will use for work and gym to save on my phone battery and because it is lighter and easier to carry. I'll try not to be so rough on this one.
    How many tracks can you put on that Clip Jam? I understood they have a limit and it is not very much, maybe 2000. I have the older Clip Zip Sansa and it is a very good one, but they stopped making it. I have 4GB memory and a 16 GB card, but if I put more than about 4000 tracks on it, then the menus get goody and a lot of stuff won't show or play. Stupid software limits number of tracks.

    As for AGPTEK, I contacted them and found out that you are only supposed to charge it for 3 hours or it might overcharge. My Sansa can be on the charger indefinitely and will not overcharge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldhoosierdude View Post
    I have heard of people using an old phone as an mp3 player. Someone may have already said that.
    Really?



    I can't see it myself.

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    Funny that you resurrected this thread, MacLeod; I now need a new MP-3 player and I'm already overwhelmed skimming over the posts in this thread. Resistance is totally futile now; my iPhone screen is smashed to the point that I can no longer reliably use it and I am going to leave my sister and brother-in-law's family plan with AT&T and switch to a Verizon account for just myself: serious, serious money and commotion.

    In order to get any kind of phone signal where I go camping I have to have to use Verizon, plus buy a PROFESSIONAL-grade booster, and a special booster just for my car, even at that a signal will not be guaranteed. Guy at BestBuy suggested I keep adding "slap on the back of the phone" boosters until I get a signal. You can see where this is going and how much this is going to cost me. But, since I will not be able to connect to WIFI, I want a separate device to play music and audiobooks. The phone will have to be dedicated to being a phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritz Kobus View Post
    How many tracks can you put on that Clip Jam? I understood they have a limit and it is not very much, maybe 2000. I have the older Clip Zip Sansa and it is a very good one, but they stopped making it. I have 4GB memory and a 16 GB card, but if I put more than about 4000 tracks on it, then the menus get goody and a lot of stuff won't show or play. Stupid software limits number of tracks.

    As for AGPTEK, I contacted them and found out that you are only supposed to charge it for 3 hours or it might overcharge. My Sansa can be on the charger indefinitely and will not overcharge.
    Not sure the # of tracks. I put 8gb of music separated by folder on the internal memory and added a separate card of 32gb. So far everything shows in the menu and plays. Even though there are no spec saying flac files it seems to play them ok. Also I did a firmware update first thing and that may have helped.

    As for the agptek, it stopped playing files randomly. I did a reformat and it didn't help.

    I compared sound between the two. SanDisk is much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JosefinaHW View Post
    Funny that you resurrected this thread, MacLeod; I now need a new MP-3 player and I'm already overwhelmed skimming over the posts in this thread. Resistance is totally futile now; my iPhone screen is smashed to the point that I can no longer reliably use it and I am going to leave my sister and brother-in-law's family plan with AT&T and switch to a Verizon account for just myself: serious, serious money and commotion.

    In order to get any kind of phone signal where I go camping I have to have to use Verizon, plus buy a PROFESSIONAL-grade booster, and a special booster just for my car, even at that a signal will not be guaranteed. Guy at BestBuy suggested I keep adding "slap on the back of the phone" boosters until I get a signal. You can see where this is going and how much this is going to cost me. But, since I will not be able to connect to WIFI, I want a separate device to play music and audiobooks. The phone will have to be dedicated to being a phone.
    I don't have the camping issue getting a signal but at work I often (gasp) leave my phone on silent and in my pocket. Sometimes for hours (how do I exist?).

    I like forgetting about the phone for a while and putting on headphones is a signal to everyone in the department to come talk to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigshot View Post
    I have 8 iPods, but I don't use them any more because I can pop a mini SD card reader on my iPhone and get 256 gigs of music storage. My phone now does everything.
    How does that work Bigshot? I have 5 iPods and one of them is about 8 years old and I know it won't go on forever. I'd be interested in boosting storage on my iPhone 6.
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    They've raised the price on it a bit. It's $99 plus the cost of the micro SD card. I use 256 gig cards. All total it comes out to about $200.

    iKlips: https://amzn.to/2jkcyCr
    Micro SD: https://amzn.to/2KsQEt9

    You download a player app on your phone. It doesn't work through iTunes. The player is folder based, not database based like iTunes, but it works great.
    Last edited by bigshot; May-01-2018 at 17:04.

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