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One of my children gave me an iPod for Xmas, not knowing that I have had a Dell DJ 30G for years (and it still works, having been put thru several upgrades including Plays-for-Sure). I am afraid of anything that starts with an 'i' because a) I use Roxio and/or Windows Media Player for burning, copying, etc. and B) I really don't download music, prefer to buy CDs and rip them to computer but am now into downloading Audio Books which (depending on company) seem to be either ACC/iTune and Nero compatible or WMA and Roxio-and-others compatible. Am I correct to feel like it is safer not to mess with 2 competitive systems? Have been searching around but haven't found any definitive opinions on this so I'm trying here. Thanks.

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One of my children gave me an iPod for Xmas, not knowing that I have had a Dell DJ 30G for years (and it still works, having been put thru several upgrades including Plays-for-Sure). I am afraid of anything that starts with an 'i' because a) I use Roxio and/or Windows Media Player for burning, copying, etc. and B) I really don't download music, prefer to buy CDs and rip them to computer but am now into downloading Audio Books which (depending on company) seem to be either ACC/iTune and Nero compatible or WMA and Roxio-and-others compatible. Am I correct to feel like it is safer not to mess with 2 competitive systems? Have been searching around but haven't found any definitive opinions on this so I'm trying here. Thanks.

iPods really work best with iTunes----there is a new free program out that's pretty good with iPods called Songbird. I don't have an iPod but my son does and Songbird is easier to use.

Your better off sticking with iTunes IMO with your iPod. Of course, if you don't like it, you can give it to me. :P

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I also have a DJ & an iPod.

 

I was also an Apple hater but my wife got an iPod last year. Because she is not a computerist, I had to manage her iPod (with iTunes).

 

So... I have Roxio, the Dell DJ Explorer, iTunes, & Duebox installed on the one computer I use to manage this stuff. All very happily co-exist with one another.

 

I got an iPod for myself last November. Now that I use iTunes alot more, I am really starting to like it more than the other software(s). Takes getting used to but once you use it and start to know your way around, I think you will start to like using it.

 

I like you, buy the CD and rip it into mp3's. iTunes does a nice job keeping your collection organized. It even keeps the tracks in order when you play them even though they are sorted by track name. That was one thing I always struggled with using other software.

 

Don't be scared :D

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