iPod iPod mini (4gb)

JzzTrump22

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I was wondering whats the normal length the battery lasts with shuffle on? I'm only getting 4.5 hours, is this normal?
 

faintember

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Im getting about the 6 hrs on shuffle, with most songs encoded using Lossless. My mini is also fairly new (less than 4 months old)

Seems to me that ive read somewhere on here before that the cache doesnt work as efficently while on shuffle, thus making accessing the harddrive more frequently.

And someone suggested that Lossless encoding is a little more stressful on iPods, i assume b/c of the slightly larger file size??

Hope this helps...
 

JzzTrump22

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faintember said:
Im getting about the 6 hrs on shuffle, with most songs encoded using Lossless. My mini is also fairly new (less than 4 months old)

Seems to me that ive read somewhere on here before that the cache doesnt work as efficently while on shuffle, thus making accessing the harddrive more frequently.

And someone suggested that Lossless encoding is a little more stressful on iPods, i assume b/c of the slightly larger file size??

Hope this helps...
So do you think I should bring it to Apple for a new battery?
 

faintember

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If its still under warranty or Applecare, then it would be an option.

A few questions i just thought of though:

Do you "top off the battery", or fully deplete the battery, then do a full recharge?

And how old is the iPod?

-faint
 

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JzzTrump22 said:
I was wondering whats the normal length the battery lasts with shuffle on? I'm only getting 4.5 hours, is this normal?
I get much longer on my 1GB model.

Volume level probably affects battery life. In other words, the louder you play it the quicker the battery gets used up.

At a midrange to low volume I get will over 12 hours.

Sushi
 

wwooden

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faintember said:
Im getting about the 6 hrs on shuffle, with most songs encoded using Lossless. My mini is also fairly new (less than 4 months old)

Seems to me that ive read somewhere on here before that the cache doesnt work as efficently while on shuffle, thus making accessing the harddrive more frequently.

And someone suggested that Lossless encoding is a little more stressful on iPods, i assume b/c of the slightly larger file size??

Hope this helps...
I thought that iTunes automatically converted lossless songs to something smaller for the Shuffle. Maybe I am wrong, I am going to go look it up now.
 

faintember

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wwooden said:
I thought that iTunes automatically converted lossless songs to something smaller for the Shuffle. Maybe I am wrong, I am going to go look it up now.

I believe it does wwooden, however we are talking about using the shuffle function on a iPod mini.


Though i never thought about volume levels...hummm good point. I usually blast my music, but then again i have a homemade headphone amp that always comes with me.
 

JzzTrump22

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faintember said:
If its still under warranty or Applecare, then it would be an option.

A few questions i just thought of though:

Do you "top off the battery", or fully deplete the battery, then do a full recharge?

And how old is the iPod?

-faint
I got it in January. I am letting this thing start at full charge then play by its self untill it dies and shuts off completly. It took about 4.5 hours for this to happen. I have done this several times to double check.
 

faintember

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yes a louder volume would drain more battery power, however a splitter shouldnt....it just splits the out going signal basically in half, right?

I wouldnt think the iPod would be built to tell the diff b/t a reg set of headphones and a splitter, however the use of a splitter would prob lead to the use of a higher volume b/c of the "splitting" of the original audio splitter.

So in a round-about way, yeah a splitter would prob lead to higher battery consumption. (if i am wrong please let me know!)

-faint
 

tay225

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Ive been looking into buying and ipod mini. However i just need to knwo one thing....i meet all the requirements except one....wrong OS. Do you need windows XP, or 2000 if you wanna run it on windows?
 

MacHarne

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An audio splitter does require more output. I tried it tonight on an iPod shuffle and could only drive it so much before it started to break up. And yes, audio equilizations definitely use more battery power; my 3G gets about another hour now that I've turned off my beloved Acoustic eq, but I really don't miss it.

tay225, you'll find all of the specifications and requirements at this site provided by Apple.