How to Improve your iPods Battery Performance

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    840quadra

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    Old but good tricks

    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.
     
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    The power-friendly EQ setting is "Off". "Flat" is the setting that attempts (and fails) to simulate the iTunes presets.
     
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    Move along now. Nothing new to see here.
     
  5. macrumors G3

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    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
     
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    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
     
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    What's the deal with this new site

    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Or what about opening the garage door by hand?:eek:
    A little exercise in the morning is not all that bad. ;)
     
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    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?
     
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    Stooopid people.

    This article is stupid, although there are several good tips in there for serious n00bs.
     
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    But it can be rather amusing when configured for shuffle-play :)
     
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    I thought breaking songs went out with 8-track.
     

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