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The Year of the Monkey
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
when I downloaded iTunes, it would make all my other music un-usable by WinAmp
Needs more cowbell!
The IPOD is modal's prime motivator when it comes to running.
I wish there was an IPOD with GPS that fit on one's wrist like the Garmin forerunner 205/305... the iRunner
• Do some dus...and some CX...and some tandem gravel...and some podiums...
• 130#s (or less)
• Stop letting my core go to hell
First off, you can use WINAMP with an IPOD so you do not need iTunes necessarily. You can transfer files to an IPOD with WINAMP.
iTunes does not add any DRM (Digital Rights Managment) to music you convert yourself. If you buy music through the iTunes service it will have DRM unless you pay a little more for the NON-DRM version. The NON-DRM version still has stuff encoded in the file to label it as yours.
I do not buy music through iTunes because it limits me, if I ever want to try switching device to a device not made by Apple. There are ways to get around Apple’s DRM.
My ipod is mainly used for free Podcasts. In the past, I have gotten books on cd (most from the library) and ripped them so I could listen to them while I run. I also suggest Audible.com, which gives you access to a lot of audiobooks. They are a little bit expensive unless you really use them a lot and sign up for one of their monthly programs.
One podcast I suggest is This American Life.
I was really let down by the software included with the Forerunner. Also, the forerunner seems to reset my computer when I attach it via usb.... aaaaaaaahhhh having to reinstall the drivers if I change ports... come on Garmin!
When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
Go Green Wave!