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billwilliams70
02-01-2010, 03:56 PM
I'll be getting an iPod soon. I recently purchased an Alpine deck for my truck that's NOT compatible with my Zune (darn).

Can I purchase songs from the iTunes store without an iPod? All I have to have is an iTunes account right?

Later.

J.B.
02-01-2010, 04:09 PM
Yup, just download iTunes and sign up and you are good to go

Neezar
02-01-2010, 04:10 PM
I can't get the songs to go onto my player. :angry:

Anyway, I don't know the answer to your question. :unsure-1: Sorry. Wanted to get my electronic b*t*h in, too. :laugh:

billwilliams70
02-01-2010, 04:37 PM
Yup, just download iTunes and sign up and you are good to go
Cool.....there's no conversion issues? I heard that the file format of the songs from iTunes doesn't match up with the Zune.

Later.

J.B.
02-01-2010, 05:11 PM
Yeah, you probably would have to convert those files to play them on a Zune. I know that iTunes uses it's own files types for security purposes, and I am assuming that Microsoft does the same for the Zune and it's marketplace.

However, there are programs you can use to convert the files if you don't mind doing that. I know a lot of the programs I use for audio engineering are capable of it rather easily, but there are also some smaller programs that do it on a mass scale if you wanna do a bunch of songs at one time.

Personally, I prefer using a standard MP3 player and just ripping my own copies of songs to it rather than buying the files from iTunes or anything like that. Those files are super compressed and sound like crap.

NateR
02-01-2010, 05:25 PM
Have you thought about buying the new iPad?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsjU0K8QPhs

billwilliams70
02-01-2010, 05:29 PM
Yeah, you probably would have to convert those files to play them on a Zune. I know that iTunes uses it's own files types for security purposes, and I am assuming that Microsoft does the same for the Zune and it's marketplace.

However, there are programs you can use to convert the files if you don't mind doing that. I know a lot of the programs I use for audio engineering are capable of it rather easily, but there are also some smaller programs that do it on a mass scale if you wanna do a bunch of songs at one time.

Personally, I prefer using a standard MP3 player and just ripping my own copies of songs to it rather than buying the files from iTunes or anything like that. Those files are super compressed and sound like crap.
I usually purchase all of my stuff from the digital store at Amazon. However, I'm a stickler for cover art and all that stuff.

I sampled iTunes (to preview it for when I do buy one) and loaded all of my song files into it....some of the artwork didn't transfer over and I had to create an iTunes account in order to get them.

My issue is that if I have a few songs by one artist, but from different CDs, I just name it one CD "____________'s Greatest Hits" and find a picture of the artist to use as the CD artwork. iTunes didn't recognize those CDs. Sux.

My wife's Pilot and my new Alpine deck are kinda forcing my hand to get the iPod......or at least that's how I like to think of it.

Later.

billwilliams70
02-01-2010, 05:31 PM
Have you thought about buying the new iPad?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsjU0K8QPhs
No. I'm not into all that 'touch' stuff. I just want the iPod Classic 120G, simple music player with no touchy feely crap.

Later.

NateR
02-01-2010, 05:40 PM
with no touchy feely crap.

You reallllllly need to watch the video that I posted now. :Whistle:

J.B.
02-01-2010, 05:43 PM
No. I'm not into all that 'touch' stuff. I just want the iPod Classic 120G, simple music player with no touchy feely crap.

Later.

:laugh:

You didn't watch the video, lol

Anyway, if your big thing is having the artwork and all that, then iTunes and iPods are definitely a great way to go unless you actually wanna go buy the album. I don't know much about the Zune players, but I do have Xbox Live and Microsoft switched their Marketplace format for audio and video on Xbox over to "Zune" about a month ago. You will probably run into issues trying to play any content from the Zune Marketplace on an iPod and vise-versa without first converting the files using a third party program. However, both players should be able to play any WAV or MP3 file.

billwilliams70
02-01-2010, 05:46 PM
You reallllllly need to watch the video that I posted now. :Whistle:
I can't watch it here at work.....will have to check it out at home.

The suspense is killin' me.

Later.

billwilliams70
02-02-2010, 02:48 AM
You reallllllly need to watch the video that I posted now. :Whistle:
Oh boy! That was funny!!!! Thanks so much for sharing.

Later.

billwilliams70
02-09-2010, 02:34 PM
Okay, so I bought the 160GB iPod Classic.....I made my first purchase from iTunes and the songs that I purchased won't sync to my iPod. My entire collection had sync'ed, none of which was purchased at iTunes, but this one CD (TobyMac's "Tonight") won't.

Any help?

Later.