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Nasty iPod shuffle Rumor!!
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Sickofwaiting
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Jan 29, 2005, 06:43 PM
 
I've heard from a kid who claims to have a 512MB shuffle, that it won't play an mp3 that is longer than 25 mins. Can anyone verify or check this?? I have no idea why they would limit the length of a song, but i haven't worked with flash mp3 players much. Is this common to another flash based player?
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Jan 29, 2005, 10:22 PM
 


Even if that was true, that would only affect the minorty of users.
Spoken & Word tracks is definitely NOT the main 'music' genre of the target audience of the Shuffle.

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Jan 29, 2005, 10:28 PM
 
if that were true, it would be a problem for many symphonies and chamber works. movements of 30+ minutes are not uncommon. in any case, i highly doubt it's true.
     
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Jan 30, 2005, 05:17 AM
 
this would be extremely untrue. Also think of how many DJ sets are out there. apple would be in a world of hurt if this were true.
     
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Jan 30, 2005, 03:22 PM
 
Originally posted by spiky_dog:
if that were true, it would be a problem for many symphonies and chamber works. movements of 30+ minutes are not uncommon. in any case, i highly doubt it's true.


Yeah, that's exactly the kind of mucis 12 year old teenagers are listening to...

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Jan 31, 2005, 12:12 PM
 
I personally enjoy listening to dj sets that I download weekly off the net. That was my motivation for ordering the suffle. I sold my G3 iPod because I never had it full of songs. I just threw a couple new sets a week on at a time. There is lots of music that is longer than 25 mins a file. I really am having a hard time believing it's true, but at the same time it seems like something that could have been over looked by somebody.
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Jan 31, 2005, 12:26 PM
 
That would definitely just suck. And I would consider it to be the type of problem that Apple should fix, rather than blame customers or tell customers to buy another product.
     
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Jan 31, 2005, 04:11 PM
 
The time limit definitely is NOT true, as I have listened to a few Daily Source Codes on mine, which runs usually at over 40min - of course this is low bandwidth, so there may be a limit on the absolute filesize, but I don't think so.

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Feb 1, 2005, 12:47 AM
 
maybe his 512 shuffle was full.......or maybe he had some of it allocated to be a thumb drive. I can't see the shuffle caring how long the song was but it would cut the song off if it ran out of room.
     
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Feb 1, 2005, 06:28 AM
 
Actually, that doesn't happen either - it just says that you are out of room instead of copying over half a song.
     
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Feb 1, 2005, 06:50 AM
 
I put Kitchen Confidential, all 8 1/2 hours of it in one file on the Shuffle and it played fine.

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Feb 1, 2005, 10:46 AM
 
Ok, guys. Move on, nothing to see here, it was just a rumor.



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Feb 1, 2005, 01:16 PM
 
Originally posted by Randman:
I put Kitchen Confidential, all 8 1/2 hours of it in one file on the Shuffle and it played fine.
Great book. Loved his show, and had to snag this book. Some pretty funny stuff!
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Feb 1, 2005, 02:24 PM
 
Originally posted by podshop:
Great book. Loved his show, and had to snag this book. Some pretty funny stuff!
Yeah, it's good stuff. I went and ordered A Cook's Tour from Amazon. Basically, what's on his show but still pretty good. If you liked the Japan chapter in KC, you'd like A Cook's Tour.

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