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MacBytes
Dec 26, 2005, 09:25 PM
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Link: How to Improve your iPods Battery Performance (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20051226222542)

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840quadra
Dec 26, 2005, 09:32 PM
Well there is nothing new here. It says exactly what Apple has been saying since the 3G came out (or possibly longer).

http://www.apple.com/support/ipod101/maximize/1/

Still, it is a good article for new ipodders to read, and to practice.

iMeowbot
Dec 26, 2005, 09:33 PM
One thing to keep in mind - if you set the EQ on songs in iTunes, the iPod use the setting. To get around this set your EQ to flat on the iPod which will override the per song setting. The equalizer settings can be found on the iPod’s “Settings > EQ” menu.
The power-friendly EQ setting is "Off". "Flat" is the setting that attempts (and fails) to simulate the iTunes presets.

Eidorian
Dec 26, 2005, 09:35 PM
Move along now. Nothing new to see here.

katie ta achoo
Dec 26, 2005, 09:36 PM
you know, for any kind of battery, if it won't work but still has some charge, if you warm up the battery it will give it just enough juice to start it.

The garage door opener's battery has been "dead" for a long time, but if you take out the battery, put it under your armpit for about a minute, that heat will give it enough power to open the door.
Works with remotes, too.

I have not tried it with an iPod. :p

tag
Dec 26, 2005, 09:42 PM
The garage door opener's battery has been "dead" for a long time, but if you take out the battery, put it under your armpit for about a minute, that heat will give it enough power to open the door.
Works with remotes, too.

I think that when warming up a battery with your armpit becomes a morning ritual, right after the obligatory coffee and bagel, its time to just buy a new battery. :p

fixyourthinking
Dec 27, 2005, 04:03 AM
First ...

They have a website called macsupport that doesn't support the safari browser ... ironic?

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=168948

Then they post things as if they were new news, or news they broke:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=169221

Why is Bytes posting stories from these guys?

And somehow ... in all of this ...

They seem to be related to Bill Palmer:

Bill Palmer December 16, 5:07 AM EDT
Thanks to the following additional sites who have linked to the NANOBOOK: 2 Guys a Mac and a Website, akappleug.org, iPodGarden, MacMiner, Macread, Macsupport.ca, PHParch.com, weinstein.org. Still more surely to come.

maddav
Dec 27, 2005, 04:45 AM
Use small files
The iPod uses sophisticated caching techniques to play songs while using the least amount of power. and the cache works optimally with files less than 9 MB in size. This means that battery life will be best with compressed files (usually MP3 or AAC) rather than full quality AIFF or WAV files. If you can’t stand the audio quality of compressed files, consider breaking your large files into smaller chunks to improve the cache performance.

I'm pretty sure that the kind of person (just stereotyping here folks!) who uses AIFF or WAV exclusively will not tolerate splitting their tracks into smaller chunks, especially with the iPod's lack of gapless playback.

lexfuzo
Dec 27, 2005, 05:34 AM
I think that when warming up a battery with your armpit becomes a morning ritual, right after the obligatory coffee and bagel, its time to just buy a new battery. :p
Or what about opening the garage door by hand?:eek:
A little exercise in the morning is not all that bad. ;)

Loge
Dec 27, 2005, 06:04 AM
Use small files
The iPod uses sophisticated caching techniques to play songs while using the least amount of power. and the cache works optimally with files less than 9 MB in size. This means that battery life will be best with compressed files (usually MP3 or AAC) rather than full quality AIFF or WAV files. If you can’t stand the audio quality of compressed files, consider breaking your large files into smaller chunks to improve the cache performance.

An uncompressed audio file less than 9MB in size is less than a minute of music. Who is going to split their files up like that?

Abstract
Dec 27, 2005, 06:16 AM
Stooopid people.

This article is stupid, although there are several good tips in there for serious n00bs.

shamino
Dec 27, 2005, 12:36 PM
If you can’t stand the audio quality of compressed files, consider breaking your large files into smaller chunks to improve the cache performance.

I'm pretty sure that the kind of person (just stereotyping here folks!) who uses AIFF or WAV exclusively will not tolerate splitting their tracks into smaller chunks, especially with the iPod's lack of gapless playback.
But it can be rather amusing when configured for shuffle-play :)

macnulty
Dec 27, 2005, 04:31 PM
I thought breaking songs went out with 8-track.