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Mp3/CD Players = Godsend

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by el presidente Highsteppa, Jan 12, 2002.

  1. Holy shit, this is sweet. About 10 hrs of music on a single cd? Can it get any better?

    From the Ministry of and the sound is about as good as a CD

    Prime Minister Highsteppa
  2. zoo

    zoo TRIBE Member

    why would the sound be bad?

    it just decodes the mp3 and plays it

    not rocket science..

    sound is as good as you encode the mp3 to be
  3. Temper Tantrum

    Temper Tantrum TRIBE Member

    I got one for christmas last year , hours and hours of fun! [​IMG]

  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Yes, it can.

    I've got 200 hours of music on my MP3 player, which is about the size of a CD player. So good for long trips. I stay away from CDs...too cumbersome.

  5. I like having the ability to switch up my shit and not having to bring it back to my pc to switch up the memory. Also, like to listen to my regular cd's as well [​IMG]

    From the Ministry of more ammo

    Prime Minister Highsteppa
  6. Just blown away by how good this is.

    From the Ministry of coming from a school that believes that if it's too good to be true, it most likely is.

    Prime Minister Highsteppa
  7. zoo

    zoo TRIBE Member

    i want an mp3 player so i can take new music to school for clases

    but i want an mp3 cd player because it offers SO many more songs

    but i don't want to pay for either

    i'm still hanging on with my discman
  8. OTIS

    OTIS TRIBE Member

    Yea, I've been waiting for them to come out with a half decent car deck that plays mp3's.. most of the good ones are WAAAY overpriced..

    I have 50 cd's full of mp3's that would nicely replace the need for all these hundreds of potential coasters that are scatered around my room.

  9. Guest

    Guest Guest

    More ammo:

    My regular CDs are ripped to my MP3 player. I only change the music in memory about once every 2 months. Seriously, it takes that long to listen to everything I have on there.

    I have most Global Undergrounds, all the Nubreeds, most of the Renaissance etc. ready to go anytime. Plus all my old shit. Love it.
  10. Your playlist sounds like I would buy a whole separate mp3 player for just the GU's, Nubreeds and Renaissance stuff, and another one for shit that I'd want to change up.

    From the Ministry of dayum

    Prime Minister Highsteppa
  11. Guest

    Guest Guest

    heh. nah, those have remained - I just remove old stuff I don't listen to when I get something new. 6 gigs is a lot of room to play with.
  12. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    there are differences in sound quality between codecs. for example the lame codec is generally recognized as being the best software mp3 codec and in extensive testing was pretty damn difficult to differentiate from the original. the xing codec in comparison tends to rip off a lot of high frequencies. as well sound quality of a device depends not only on how well the mp3 is encoded but the frequency profile of the player.
  13. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    But good for interchanging between computer for sharing, as well as being somewhat protective towards loss/theft/damage since data is distributed across mediums and not just restricted to one place. To draw an analogy it's like having all the gold in Fort Knox spread out in different places, if one place gets knocked off it isn't too big a loss.
  14. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    what player did you get james?
  15. Never one for peer pressure, I went for the Sony and got a VERY good deal with it, and without having to sacrifice the warranty or anything else to get it

    From the Ministry of very good deal = $250.00 Canadian. Most places that I tlaked to about the Rio Volt were charging $320.00 without taxes for the latest model.

    Prime Minister Highsteppa
  16. Variant

    Variant TRIBE Member

    Not exactly. Having a hard drive 6 gig you'd normally fill it up with stuff that's already backed up on your puter(s) and cd's. The only thing that can happen is hard drive failure which would result in reloading after a reformat. Also there is no media so there's nothing to lose or steal. Sharing between puters is easier too.. just grab a USB cable/drivers and you can give friends gigs worth of stuff in minutes. No need to burn or copy. I know i can't go back. [​IMG]
  17. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    Does the sony model allow firmware upgrades?
  18. zoo

    zoo TRIBE Member

    there's an mp3 player that uses a "xing" codec?

    i would assume any given mp3 player would be able to reproduce 44khz 192kbs mp3 sound quality accurately.

    it's not really asking that much

    and i would assume that to stay competitive, all mp3 hardware players would be using top quality codecs ..

    and it's unclear what you mean by frequency profile of the product.

    do you mean which frequencies the processor operates at, the range of output, or what?


    i think you're picking just an argument for fun.
  19. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    Problems -

    1] if you have more than 6 gigs of mp3's
    2] if you have a hard drive failure (I've had 5 in the past 2 years)
    3] Burning to CD is faster than writing via USB
    4] Reading from a CD is faster than reading from USB
  20. zoo

    zoo TRIBE Member

    and if there was an edit button i'd switch the order of "picking" and "just" to "just picking".

    i think our uber-lame ubb options have to be changed to include the edit button.
  21. PosTMOd

    PosTMOd Well-Known TRIBEr

    Must be some new technology, because even hard drives use a medium...

    FYI: medium is the singular of media... though, admittedly, the usage has changed in both the computer and in the biotech fields... kind of like like data being the plural of datum...
  22. Ummmmm..uuhhhhh....*consults instruction booklet*


    From the Ministry of not sure

    Prime Minister Highsteppa
  23. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Yah, that's the thing. I have everything backed up on original CD or on my computer's hard drive. And my MP3 player couldn't get wiped out by a virus or anything because the only files it uses are .mp3 and .wav. I guess someone could steal it, but I still have all my data backed up.

    And like Variant said - you just let the data flow across the USB cable.

    My only complaint is that Creative won't support XP with my version yet. Thankfully, I have good music on my player I won't get sick of for a while.
  24. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    No, I was just using software codecs as an example of how there are sound quality differences between codecs.

    Read r3mix.net

    I don't know if you've noticed or not but sometimes companies try to make a profit by cutting costs and corners instead of turning out the highest quality product that they can

    "made in mexico"

    The wider the range of sound frequencies that can be produced by a piece of hardware (headphones, speakers, players, etc.) the more prolific the sound. Deeper bass, greater treble detail, etc.

    I'm not picking an argument. I'm stating facts

    Don't take my word for it, see any of the hundred threads on mp3 players @ the audio visual forum @ arstechnica.com
  25. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    That's one of the biggest features of the Rio Volt, firmware upgradability. Basically means that they can rewrite how the player works, its features, quality, timing, etc. by simply downloading an update from their site to the player. As far as I know there aren't many players on the market that allow this upgradeability. Allows them to improve quality without having to overhaul the player from the hardware. That's one of the reasons why I opted to go for the rio volt over the sony.

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