[bct] Re: The Ipod is Spared!

  • From: "LARRY SKUTCHAN" <lskutchan@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2005 13:39:19 -0500

Oh I see.  Humm.  I guess I don't know the answer to that, but it seems
like there should be a way.

>>> superlynne@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Monday, November 14, 2005 1:06:41 PM >>>
Well, whenever I make an audio CD (not rip from CD), the items become
unchecked.  So if I want to burn them again to another CD, I have to
on a little icon that checks them all.  Do you know if there is a way
to do
this with a keystroke?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "LARRY SKUTCHAN" <lskutchan@xxxxxxx>
To: <superlynne@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>; <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, November 14, 2005 12:21 PM
Subject: [bct] Re: The Ipod is Spared!

> I'm not sure I'm following you on this one Lynnette.  Recheck what
> items?
> >>> superlynne@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Monday, November 14, 2005 11:04:56 AM
> Larry,
> Unbelievable!  I could have been encoding in mp3 all along.  <sigh>
> Thank you for returning a few more dark hairs to my head with regard
> the Windows Media player..
> By the way, can you tell me how to recheck the items once I put in a
> new CD for burning?
> Much appreciated,
> Lynnette
> Best,
> Lynnette
> ----- Original Message ----- 
>   From: Larry Skutchan
>   To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>   Sent: Monday, November 14, 2005 5:26 AM
>   Subject: [bct] Re: The Ipod is Spared!
>   Wow, what an ordeal just to copy files!  Why can't these people
> let you copy files from Windows Explorer?
>   One thing, don't throw out Media Player yet.  You can safely
> all those wma files then rerip with Media Player, but before you do,
> to Tools/Options and set your encoding as mp3 at whatever quality
> like, 192 kbps sounds very nice..)
>     ----- Original Message ----- 
>     From: Dana Niswonger
>     To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>     Sent: Monday, November 14, 2005 1:22 AM
>     Subject: [bct] The Ipod is Spared!
>     Hi Friends:
>     First, I want to thank those of you who wrote in response to my
> pole, Smashing The Ipod.  I received a number of good suggestions.  I
> happy to report that after four hours and lots of trial and error
with a
> sighted friend that my Ipod is spared certain death or donation.
>     Formatting the Ipod Shuffle is an easy task accomplished by
> going to the control panel and selecting my computer.  When you plug
> Ipod into the USB. port Windows detects it and assigns it a drive
> letter, in my case the letter is F.  I arrowed down to drive F. and
> pressed the applications key.  This brings up a context menu which
> contains the format option.  Pressing enter here brings up a message
> telling me that all information on drive F. will be lost by
> Pressing enter again starts the format process which takes a few
> seconds.  Now I am ready to begin the task of copying files to my
>     I didn't know what I was getting myself into when I ripped all
> CD's with Windows Media Player.  I now know what the letters WMA.
> and yet one more reason why I don't like Windows applications.  Bad
> Windows Media Player, selfish Windows Media Player, egotistical
> Media Player, wanting a file type all your own!  Tell us how you
> about the Windows Media Player Dana!  The Ipod Shuffle, the model I
> only likes MP3 files.  Unless or until I figure out a way to convert
> and WMA. files to MP3 files I cannot send music ripped with, dare I
> it again, Windows Media Player nor books purchased from Audible to
> Ipod.  I am now reripping all my CD's using Premier CD creator thanks
> Lois who posted about it, I am also uninstalling, here it comes
> Windows Media Player and all 322 of my previously ripped CD's.
>     Now for the software that worked for me to transfer MP3 files to
> Ipod Shuffle.  After a good deal of consideration and experimentation
> decided on Anapod Shuffle.  For some reason I cannot figure out,
> just wouldn't recognize my Ipod Shuffle.
>     Upon entering Anapod Shuffle I press the shift tab key.  I am in
> list view much like the start menu.  You must first arrow down to
> Ipod Memory item and press enter.  This allows Anapod to recognize
> device as a formatted Ipod Shuffle for the first time, I do not need
> do this again.  I am then returned to the same list view and I press
> letter M. until I get to the my documents folder.  Pressing the tab
> here takes me to another window that contains the tree view of all
> in the my documents folder.  Pressing the letter M. again, as most
> the elements in this folder begin with the letter M. takes me
> the tree until I get to the sub folder I am interested in copying
> from.  I picked my received pod casts.  Pressing the tab key again
> me to the list of items in this sub folder.  The free trial version
> Anapod Shuffle does not allow the copying of multiple files.  Using
> down arrow key, I select a file to be copied.  Pressing the
> key brings up a menu that contains both the copy and paste options.
> Pressing enter on the copy option stashes it in a temporary buffer
> somewhere.  I am returned to the tree view again and press the shift
> key.  I am now back in the folder list view and I press the letter
> until I get to the Ipod Shuffle memory item on the list.  Pressing
> applications key again brings up the menu containing the paste
> and when I press enter on it, the file is copied to the Ipod Shuffle
> two seconds.  Repeating the steps in this paragraph, except step one,
> the only way to continue copying MP3 files to my Ipod Shuffle until
> later today when I buy the Anapod Shuffle program.
>     I can't believe that this little thing, no bigger than a Lady
> Finger or Nutter Butter cookie really works and has such great sound
> through these ear buds.  It also amazes me that given the size of a
> single song MP3 file, I will be able to store 200 songs on it as
> Finally, a sound at the end of the tunnel!
>     Dana

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