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March 05, 2003

Upgrading the iPod

So I've recently upgraded my iPod. Not by putting in a new hard drive, or swapping out the battery, or even splurging for the 20-gig model.

No, I upgraded my FireWire Satellite of Funk (and I wish Apple had named it that) by removing half the music on-board.

When I got the iPod, I immediately wanted to cram it with every song in the CD library, so I ripped CDs to iTunes, then uploaded the music. My preferred play mode is to shuffle through all tracks, but since the music got in there via an album, most of the tracks were ones I would just as soon skip.

I've gone back now and used the rating and smart playlist features that Apple added in iTunes 2, and now my iPod has less than 500 songs on it, but they're all songs I rated 4 or 5 stars, so I rarely use the skip button.

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I have been wondering how I would use mine if I had one. There's lots of music I wish I had with me at times, but how much would I really listen? I didn't really Apple had a "Watch Me" feature: that's interesting.

Of course all the stuff MyPod claims to add sounds useful as well.

Posted by: paul at Mar 6, 2003 12:32:43 AM