Ipod Newbie HELP!!!!!

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  1. ginger110178

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    Hi

    I am finally taking the plunge and getting an Ipod and going two feet first for the 160GB option.

    If I were to rip my CD collection and fill it do I need the equivalent hard disk space (160GB) on my computer?

    Can you tell how much of a newbie I am yet?

    Cheers :thumbsup:
     
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    An iPod always syncs with a host PC. So, you copy all your music to AAC / MP3 files on the host PC, and then it is copied to the iPod. But you need to keep the copies on the host PC, as they will be deleted from the iPod at the next synchronisation otherwise.

    So, you don't need 160GB free on your PC just because you are getting a 160GB iPod, but you will only be able to fill as much of the iPod as you have free space on your PC, if that makes sense. Say you currently have 80GB free on your PC - you can rip 80GB worth of music to your PC and copy it to the iPod, but you won't be able to fill the other 80GB on the iPod.
     
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    Ok thanks.

    Next............

    If I were to get an external hard drive can I get round this problem?

    Thanks
     
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    Yes, you can store the iTunes library wherever you like.
     
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    Lacie 500GB drive here I come then!

    Thanks for your help.

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    Before you get the 160 version - how much music do you have? I have 400 Albums and loads of podcasts etc - not even used half of my 80GB's yet...
     
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    I have a similar number of albums really.
    Thing is if I am going to spend £160 on 80GB then I see it that I may as well go that little bit extra for 160GB and it be usable for a long time.

    Is there any reason technically with the Ipod why you would not buy 160GB?
     
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    It is slightly (3mm?) thicker than the 80GB - however, as compensation, it has significantly longer battery life (something like 40 hours audio as opposed to 30 hours).

    You can always fill the extra space up with videos....!
     
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    True!

    Option for mass transfer too I suppose.
     
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    u can set it to not sync automatically so theoretically u could delete the music off ur comp and rip and then add the new stuff. Personally I use winamp with ml_ipod though so if iTunes was being a prob you could easily use that as it gives you a popup box with the tunes it will add and remove which u can edit before it completes.

    I would assume other no itunes sync methods would allow similar functionality aswell
     

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