Macintosh iPod?! 6 replies

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Flakpanzer

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#1 13 years ago

My friend is planning on buying an old 1st edition iPod, the the description said it was a "Macintosh version". Both of us are unaware as to what the hell that means, and whether or not it has anything to do with its compatibility with a Windows OS. Does it mean that it cannot sync with a Windows system, therefore you cannot transfer WMA/MP3's to it? Thanks




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#2 13 years ago

Until the 3G iPod was released, Apple shipped seperate Windows and Mac versions. So, if this iPod is the 'Macintosh version" then it will most likely not work with a Windows comp as it will be formatted for a Mac. The only possibility I can think of is searching around the internet to see if there are any 3rd party programs that can format a Mac version 1G iPod for Windows, I doubt that Apple's one (i.e. the disk that comes with a new iPod) will be compatable with the old firmware.




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#3 13 years ago

Even the new iPod is not compatable with WMA files though. If he is planning on listening to them, he will have to convert them to a supported file type.




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#4 13 years ago

If he's seen it on ebay or something it's probably not worth considering. With the mucking around you'd probably have to do getting it working, I'd say to just buy a brand new one.




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#5 13 years ago

Why doesnt he just get a 4G iPod, does he have a fetish for the old ones or something?




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#6 13 years ago

PyroshaneEven the new iPod is not compatable with WMA files though. If he is planning on listening to them, he will have to convert them to a supported file type.[/QUOTE] That's the easy part though, there are plenty of free converters out there. If the iPod won't sync with a Windows box, that will kill the fun very quickly.

[quote=Jakkc]Why doesnt he just get a 4G iPod, does he have a fetish for the old ones or something?

Nostalgia maybe? Who cares, he will be spending a lot less on a 1G iPod than he would have to spend on a Nano. Anyways, his question isn't about what kind of iPod he should get, it's about will it work with his Windows box.




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#7 13 years ago

get a palm zire 72 camra still an moation video, MP3 player. and best thing is u have a SD caes readed built in and it stores all MP3's an photos an crap as mauch as u want to spend on storage is up to you. an u can play game on it as u jam on on ur MP3s (yes there is a headphone jack)