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I was at a friend yesterday and he showed me is brand new 30Gig iPod (drool, drool). He had bought it for his Wintel machine and was waiting for a USB cable and pondering on wether or not it was worth buying a firewire card, disemboweling his PC etc. (good luck to him).

So just to show him how the thing worked in practice I ripped a few of his CDs on my PowerBook 12 and then connected the iPod, expecting it not to work: I had been told by Apple a year ago that the PC and Mac versions were incompatible due to different hard disk formatting standards...

Well the iPod promptly sucked up to my PB like a newborn lamb to his mother and presto, the fire went down the wire!

I expect that he will be able to sync this with his PC, but will the software recognise AAC files (even if Windows Media Player can't play the music)? Or did I inadvertently 'convert' his machine to a Mac format? Or, more interestingly, has Apple come off its island and created a true cross platform device??? Now that would be interesting...
 

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Had the same experience here with my 15gb iPod. Mac/PC set-up. Made it a PC iPod at first, but then when I got my 12" G4 PowerBook, I factory-restored it and set it up as a Mac iPod. However, with 2GB of Music on it from MusicMatch Jukebox 7.5, I was able to connect it to the Mac and suck files off of it. THis was with firmware 2.0. Haven't tried it with 2.0.1.

As for AAC on the PC, WinAmp 2.9.1 (non-beta) has AAC playback support.
 

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Hi Neil

Thanks for your input. Maybe I misunderstood, but AAC/MP4 audio seems to be missing from the list of supported files in WinAmp's FAQ page. Am I missing something?
 

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It is true, the current iPods are duial platform, but I think that may be due to the Mac OS and its ability to read FAT partitions. I know from previous experience that the iPods 5, 10 and 20 GB (ie: the ones previous to the current models) for Windows would work as advertised (including syncing up with iTunes) with a Mac except that they would have a generic disk icon on the desktop instead of the spiffy iPod icon.

I never got the chance to test out a Mac iPod on a PC, so I have no idea if that would work or not.

What I would be intersted to know is if one of the new iPods which has been initially set up with a Mac wll work with a PC.

--PB
 

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From WinAMP 2.91's 'about winamp' dialog, under 'Version history':

Winamp 2.91:
* fixed an incorrect vis color
* fixed shuffle; now, when you start winamp w/shuffle on, it returns
you to the song you were at when you exited last time
* made winamp not crash if you close it while a file info dialog is open
* fixed jump dialogs when using language packs
* fixed tooltip in lightning bolt
* made video window on autoclose not stop if configured to do so
* made in_mp3 have options for adding tags from ml
* fixed a bug in in_wm
* library: made library refresh properly on add/compact/etc
* library: fixed a library win9x view issue
* library: fixed shift+enter in media library tree
* library: added "Explore item folder" in library's media view
* library: made internet radio/tv display msg when reload is blocked
* library: added "Physically delete file" in library's media view
* dshow: added config dialog (filetypes)
* dshow: added option to vertically flip WMV videos (for machines with old WMV
codec installed)
* dshow: added file info box
* dshow: fixed issues with widechars
* dshow: fixed bitrates displayed
* dshow: added 32 & 64-bit audio support
* nsv: fixed title updating (playlist flicker) bug
* nsv: made nsv info box show filename and basic info
* nsv: made nsv use less cpu on [p]rebuffering
* nsv: fixed mp3 decoder's eating of the end of nsv file
* nsv: added AAC decoding support

* nsv: fixed vis on audioless nsvs
* put AOD in all installers (opt-out always)
 
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