New Feature

Discussion in 'iPod' started by DarkNetworks, Aug 7, 2005.

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    DarkNetworks

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    What's the new feature in the new iPod (Colour), the Podcasts ready/Podcasting Ready feature that the old iPods (Mini and the old iPod Grayscale) thing? What feature is that? Does that mean the iPod mini can't play podcasts?

    Another question that i have is can you listen to radio stations using the iPod?
    I mean FM Radio.Not transmit FM signals to enable to listen on the car stereo....
     
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    chucknorris

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    I'm afraid I don't understand your first question. It seems rather jumbled. As far as I know, any iPod with updated software will play podcasts just fine (if that's what you were asking).

    As to the radio...no. The iPod cannot receive FM radio.
     
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    DarkNetworks

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    Okay, i'll re-quote my question, sorry if it was unclear.
    According to the Apple Website, for the new iPod,
    "iTunes: Now with Podcasting
    Join the podcasting revolution with the new iTunes 4.9, featuring built-in support for podcasts. Now you can subscribe to Internet radio shows from thousands of producers — from NBC News and ESPN to college radio stations and more. Then sync your iPod and listen to the latest episode whenever and wherever you want."
    Is there a certain menu in the new iPod specificly for the new iPod?Like "Podcast >"?Or it just has built in capabilities to auto update the podcast when u sync it with iTunes?Does the iPod mini, i assume updated software n stuffs, have this capability?
     
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    grapes911

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    I'm pretty sure that there are accessories that do this. Did you try searching? Probably not. Use google and search for: fm receiver ipod
     
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    Chundles

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    The podcast thing is as follows:

    All iPods can play podcasts as they are just mp3 files. The 4G iPods with the new software gain a new "Podcasts" menu item under the "Music" option on the top level of the iPod's interface. In this menu item are all you podcasts, grouped into their respective locales and the iPod can play them as it would an audiobook - with bookmarks recording where you left off listening last time.

    Older iPods simply get a "Podcasts" playlist with podcasts listed individually and no bookmarking ability.

    Both types have the option of auto-updating the podcasts on your computer to your iPod.

    Hope this makes more sense.
     
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    DarkNetworks

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