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Nav
10-07-2002, 19:22:51
As next month I've got to endure 48hrs of flying I need a CD-MP3 combo player to 1) avoid listening to the inflight music, 2) drown out Funkodroms music.

Any recommendations?

One I am looking at is the iRiver Slim-X (imp350) but it's a bit pricey at 190.

Snapcase
10-07-2002, 20:29:31
Get a normal CD player for a third of the price, a portable 64-CD carrier (full mine weighs about the same as a book or two) and blow the rest of the money on lots of CDs.

Nav
10-07-2002, 21:37:25
I don't want to carry round tonnes of CD's, I don't really have space for book sized cd carrier anyway.

Funkodrom
11-07-2002, 08:29:32
I haven't got any kind of portable music device. Shit, I'll have to get one too.

Funkodrom
11-07-2002, 09:14:03
Probably not an mp3 player though, just normal CD.

Snapcase
11-07-2002, 09:57:28
It's definately a significant part of what got me listening to music.

Snapcase
11-07-2002, 09:58:22
Originally posted by Nav
I don't want to carry round tonnes of CD's, I don't really have space for book sized cd carrier anyway.

Buy a "bag". Or if you're cheap, a "Plastic Carrier Bag".

Funkodrom
11-07-2002, 10:02:11
OK, I need a "bag" a "CD player" and a "CD case"

Snapcase
11-07-2002, 10:23:45
I have a 240-CD case at home. I wouldn't recommend you carried this with you (unless you're fucking a man) as it weighs a ton.

You should be able to pick up a decent 64-CD padded case in black with trails of blood and silver skulls on it for like 10. CD players don't offer spectacular increases in quality the more expensive they get, except in one crucial respect: Battery Time. Considering a rack of twelve normal batteries is like 5, You're really better off buying a decent, 36-hour 80 CD Player than a shitty 40 12-hour one... You'll make up the cost soon enough in batteries anyway, and the smaller size/better sound/better shock protection of an expensive unit is a nice bonus.

For an old bag I recommend Margaret Thatcher.

(My CD Player is a Sony D-EJ625 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005ML1U/202-2443485-0150209))

Funkodrom
11-07-2002, 10:40:19
Yours is unavailable these days.

Then again there is this one which has most of the same features, 32 hour playback and plays mp3s as well for 10 more. :hmm:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000068RK6/qid=1026383899/sr=2-3/ref=sr_2_3_3/026-8298549-1557265

Funkodrom
11-07-2002, 10:42:40
I might get that. Think about it during the course of today then maybe order it tomorrow.

Debaser
11-07-2002, 10:46:24
I've got a 100cd carry case you could borrow if you wanted Mike. It only cost about 6 though, so you you could buy one you tight fucker.

Funkodrom
11-07-2002, 10:47:08
I think I can manage to get one. :hmm:

Nav
11-07-2002, 12:47:54
Mike, don't take any of your original CD's in case you lose them... if I do take a load of CD's I'm taking copies.

Funkodrom
11-07-2002, 12:49:13
I won't take loads but I'm too lazy to copy them.

Nav
11-07-2002, 12:54:52
Do you think it'll be a bit sad if we both buy the same CD player? :D

Funkodrom
11-07-2002, 12:55:48
No, just remember that you copied me. :D

It looks like the best one by far, most suitable for what we want anyway.

Noisy
12-07-2002, 10:42:00
Don't worry about it, guys. I'll sing and whistle for you!

Funkodrom
12-07-2002, 10:59:46
I'll pay you not to.

Iskandar Reza
12-07-2002, 11:01:47
:shoot: 3

Funkodrom
12-07-2002, 11:02:03
It's over, LoD got me.

Iskandar Reza
12-07-2002, 11:03:07
Oh but I'll still shoot you :D :D :D

:shoot::shoot::shoot::shoot:

Funkodrom
15-07-2002, 08:19:52
It's on 1-2 weeks back order now. Damn. Ordered it anyway.

Nav
15-07-2002, 08:48:10
Damn. I was gonna wait for you to buy it, proclaim it shite, then I was going to buy a better one!

Funkodrom
15-07-2002, 08:52:43
Fair enough, as long as yours costs more. :D

Noisy
15-07-2002, 09:33:54
I'm gargling with TCP just in case they aren't delivered in time.

Nav
15-07-2002, 10:37:15
I'm also thinking about buying a laptop so I can play Championship Manager on the flight...

Funkodrom
15-07-2002, 10:52:40
Ooooooooooooh.... can I be assistant manager?

Funkodrom
22-07-2002, 09:22:47
Mine has been despatched. Explains the sudden dip in my bank balance!

Funkodrom
22-07-2002, 12:24:46
And it's arrived!

King_Ghidra
22-07-2002, 12:28:13
3 hours, that's good

Funkodrom
22-07-2002, 12:29:31
It's been here for ages, the postman left it downstairs. It was probably here before I got the e-mail. :D

Nav
22-07-2002, 13:12:52
how shit is? how ugly is it? :hmm:

Funkodrom
22-07-2002, 13:14:47
It looks fine. I haven't got any CDs here to test it out today.

Venom
22-07-2002, 15:47:29
I have my MP3 player but it doesn't play CD's. I think I need some more flash memory cards and batteries.

Nav
22-07-2002, 15:56:44
what kind of batteries does it take?

Funkodrom
22-07-2002, 16:00:22
2*AA, comes with an adapter as well.

Sean
22-07-2002, 16:01:21
I want an Ogg player, damnit.

Funkodrom
22-07-2002, 16:02:32
What's that?

Sean
22-07-2002, 16:05:18
Better, smaller music encoding.

Funkodrom
22-07-2002, 16:07:00
I've never heard of it.

Sean
22-07-2002, 16:19:46
So?

Nav
22-07-2002, 16:25:42
The proper response would have been to explain A BIT MORE. :shoot:

Sean
22-07-2002, 17:11:38
Argh, just typed a reply in Word and then lost it to the demons.

Anyway, Ogg Vorbis sounds better per megabyte than MP3, is patent-free, allows variable bitrate (so you don’t encode that reall quiet bit before the hidden track at 256kbps). Serious Sam used it. UT 2003 uses it. Winamp 2.8 uses it. You should use it, too.

Funkodrom
22-07-2002, 17:58:22
Sounds good, I would if I had anything that could rip it or I knew any sites I could download files in it.

Sean
22-07-2002, 21:57:07
CDex rips in it.

Nav
22-07-2002, 22:55:04
I bought a player today. :cute:

Any good ripping programs recommended? Preferably one that can get the cd track names, rip the track and encode to MP3 all in one.

Can CDex do that? any others..?

Sean
22-07-2002, 22:59:41
CDex can do that. It’s by far the best ripping program I’ve found, and it’s free.

Watch out for CDDB, though. It got Budakhan Mindphone wrong, it thought Morrowind was an audio CD, it calls Yo La Tengo ‘Ya Lo Tengo’, and got one of their albums wrong too.

Sean
22-07-2002, 23:01:17
Originally posted by Nav
I bought a player today. :cute:
The one that Funkodrom got ;)?

I was considering buying that, actually, for my holiday. I could have sold it to one of you two for a lower price once I finished with it.

Funkodrom
23-07-2002, 08:18:06
I'm using mine to listen to music on the way to work. Something I've wanted to do for a long time.

Darkstar
23-07-2002, 08:33:45
You should look into what kind of power is available on the plane. For adapter to direct power for your players/notebooks. It varies. Some models/airlines only have power adapters in First/Business Class, others have them throughout. Some block them in coach...

But on long flights, it would definately be worth it, IMAO.

Darkstar
23-07-2002, 08:34:53
Oh... I read on cnet's news.com that Ogg has gone version 1, officially.

Funkodrom
23-07-2002, 08:38:11
DS: One of the main reasons for getting this model player was that it has 32 hour battery life. Which should be adequate for the flight, hopefully.

Darkstar
23-07-2002, 09:27:47
You said 48 hours travel time (I thought, anyways)... and being able to spare/recharge your batteries in flight will be a boon if there are extra delays.

Especially on the notebook issue. A good notebook play your CDs, MP3s, DVDs, and games in flight. :D (And this is what I was really thinking about...)

As far as 32 hours go... you going to test that first? ;) Nothing worse then finding out a 16 hour player only last 5 hours, and no spare batteries around... (talking from experience).

Funkodrom
23-07-2002, 09:32:39
I arrive 48 hours after I take off but I cross the date line on the way. :D It's a 24 hour flight. :eek: Almost exactly half way round the world.

I'm testing the batteries by listening it to and from work. Done about an hour so far.

Sean
23-07-2002, 09:36:22
Originally posted by Darkstar
You said 48 hours travel time (I thought, anyways)... and being able to spare/recharge your batteries in flight will be a boon if there are extra delays.
This is just a wild stab in the dark, but I don’t think they were planning on listening to music constantly.

Especially on the notebook issue. A good notebook play your CDs, MP3s, DVDs, and games in flight. :D (And this is what I was really thinking about...)
A good notebook does not fit in your pocket and has how much battery life? Ten hours if you’re going really, really well?

Darkstar
23-07-2002, 09:43:29
Depends on the notebook. A few, I'm told, get 16. I used to have one that got 14, easy.

And why wouldn't they listen to music constantly? Doesn't seem that strange to me... I often do when I travel LD. Not much difference between 18 and 24 hours...

Nav
23-07-2002, 09:47:13
The one I bought only lasts 24hours... but it has an auxillary battery pack, so I can alway re-feed it.

And man does it look good. :D

http://www.firebox.com/pi/p706b.jpg

Sean
23-07-2002, 09:48:16
Hmph. Looks like a designer’s MP3-CD to me.

Funkodrom
23-07-2002, 09:49:30
He's obviously got too much money. :D

King_Ghidra
23-07-2002, 09:51:43
well CG alone must generate millions

Nav
23-07-2002, 10:24:34
millions in debt. :nervous: (although Im not funding it so that's ok...)

it's only 16mm high, and the remote is excellent.. better not lose it!

Snapcase
23-07-2002, 13:46:55
"Cyber Violet"?

Prat. :D

Nav
23-07-2002, 14:32:03
Try saying that without sounding gay... :lol: (I did get the Cyber Silver one!)