Tuesday, July 17, 2007

New iPod

Yay, I've finally gone out and bought myself a new iPod. Its the 30GB Video model.

My 3rd generation which I've had for almost 3 years finally died (the padlock icon just switched on, and wouldnt turn off, even after draining battery and restoring with iTunes). Apparently it just happens sometimes...

I was going to get a new one soon anyway, so wasnt too annoyed, but then I read a rumour of the new iPod coming out in september! Doh!

I've played with the video iPods before, so there wasnt really any surprises, apart from how little has really changed! For example, I still cant use the Bass Booster EQ setting without distortion. (And I dont have crappy headphones or anything). To avoid the distortion, you have to use MP3Gain on all your MP3s to limit them to 89db.

I was hoping that after a couple of years things like that would have been fixed!

The lack of Album Art from SharePod is now starting to annoy me.... and thats all I'll say about that for a little while :)


c3cowboy said...

not sure where to post this but here goes...
Have used sharepod on my work computer but won't run on my laptop.
This is the error that keeps coming up.
Congrats on the new Ipod by the way, it's the same one I have.

The iPod database could not be read. Please run iTunes with your iPod connected, then re-open SharePod.
(Error at 0x1F8)

System.OverflowException: Arithmetic operation resulted in an overflow.
at SharePodLib.Parsers.iTunesDB.BaseDatabaseElement.ReadToHeaderEnd(BinaryReader reader, Int64& filePosition)
at SharePodLib.Parsers.iTunesDB.Track.Read(BinaryReader reader, Int64& filePosition)
at SharePodLib.Parsers.iTunesDB.TrackList.Read(BinaryReader reader, Int64& filePosition)
at h.a(BinaryReader A_0, Int64& A_1)
at ae.a(BinaryReader A_0, Int64& A_1)
at a.a(BinaryReader A_0, Int64& A_1)
at f.h()

Eddie Thieda said...

I love the work you've done for SharePod. Thanks for also mentioning the bass distortion tip too, might come pretty handy when I get my 60gb Video back from repairs! :)


serena said...

You should have gotten an iPhone, and do a version of SharePod for the iPhone! I know the iPhone does not have a disk mode (very annoying) but maybe you could you use the iphoneinterface program that iphone hackers put together. It seems to be able to read and write files without iTunes.

Anyways, SharePod is great, I just wish there was something like that for the iPhone.

Mugunth Kumar said...

The Play Count of a song does not seems to get exported...
Some problem is there somewhere, which I could not spot it out...
The Sharepod_iTunesImport.xml file has a key called play count. But it seems that, somehow, iTunes does not recogonize that entry. However, the xml files exported by iTunes library works fine. I tried exporting the entire library, deleted the library and then imported the xml and play counts were honored.
Can you please look into this issue?