I'm pretty sure that since Mac supports NTFS partitions now, that's not an issue. Could be wrong tho, I haven't made that switcheroo.Dr. Medulla wrote:Things may have changed in the last couple years, but I believe that non-flash memory iPods have their drives formatted differently in Windows versus Mac. That is, if you have a Windows machine and an iPod, then decided to switch to Mac, you'll need to wipe your iPod completely and reformat. If so, that might be part of the issue (well, the issue being that Apple is more attentive to making iPods work with Macs than Windows).
32GB isn't nearly enough space for me. I'm already at about 100gb used on my ipod and I could toss a ton more on there and not even blink an eye. I'd be willing to do without a lot of the extra stuff on ipods (classic or touch) if they would just deepen the audio features. If I had an iphone, that would probably be my blackberry replacement, so I'd likely want it to be feature rich (I might, in fact, jump on the iphone bandwagon when my current contract is up).Unless you move up to a Touch/iPhone. Features up the wazoo. Way more shit on there than I need. The 32GB Touch I got was also a couple hundred bucks cheaper than what I paid for 15GB 2G iPod several years ago.
Yeah, I used to do that, and I think in older version of the id3 tag you had to anyways because there was no "album artist" support. But I like the extra bit of sorting capability that using the album artist field provides. Again, it's just one of those little things.Ah, I see. I just cheat and bracket the song title with the guest artist's name in those cases.
I think all the all-in-one programs (itunes, mediamonkey, etc.) are too primitive in the ripping and converting department. I use dbpoweramp reference, which is a fantastic. Great tagging features, pretty deep ripping and converting capabilities, excellent metatagging, and great for converting into a wide range of formats.If I have a bitch about iTunes, it's the limitations in the frequency rate when converting in AAC. The choices are 44.100 or 48.000. Now, when I rip audio books from cd, I prefer a lower frequency rate and sample rate (16.000 and 16 kbps is what audible uses). So I basically have to rip at a high rate than convert that using another app that, while versatile, works at 4X speed at best.