ipod family of players

Ipod this and ipod that… what is the big deal everyone is talking about?

Unless you have been hiding under a rock somewhere, you probably have heard of the ipod. Understanding & describing the technology it uses maybe another altogether.

In the old days there were Vynal LP’s. Remember those?

Then came 8 track tapes, cassette tapes and then the music CD.

Do you remember how exciting it was to learn that a whole entire album could be put on a single CD?

Enter the age of the MP3

An mp3 according to wikepedia.com is a common form of saving compressed digital audio files. In other words by shrinking or compressing the file sizes you could get a whole lot of songs in a small space. MP3 audio files or songs are played on an mp3 player.

Apple creates their own version of the MP3 called an ITune.

Itunes are played on an ipod. An ipod is a digital device that plays itune files. Some ipods play only music others play music as well as video.

Ipods are perfect for whole house audio systems. Imagine distributing your favorite music through out all of your ceiling speakers without needing a CD player that stores 300 CD’s? Why do I say that? Because ipods have any where from 1 gigabyte of space all the way to 32 gigs of space. That is more than some computers from a few years back! What this means for you is that you can literally have 250 songs ready to play at any time. (And that is the smallest of the ipods!)

Your new ipod will work with any distributed audio system you have:

In a future post we will discuss the differences between the ipod models available for distribted audio.