MacCast 04.29.2005 – Tiger Release Special (sort of)

Written by: Adam Christianson

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A podcast about Macs done by a Mac geek for Mac geeks. Show 55. The Tiger Release Special, sort of. Sorry gang, but technical issues made this show not what I had originally intended. I give you the full scoop including a play by play of the event.No live interviews, because my iRiver decided not to cooperate. I plan a kind of make up, so don’t be too mad please. Thanks. New Music, Silent Blue Room By Andrei. Some content may not suitable for human consumption.

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  1. Danny | Apr 30 2005 - 02:10

    i’m sorry to hear that.

    I hope that you describe it at least.

  2. Conrad | Apr 30 2005 - 03:18

    Is this iRiver different to an Ipod? Is there a reason you prefer it over an iPod with a recorder for podcasts? (Interested for technical reasons).

  3. Herb | Apr 30 2005 - 05:44

    Sorry things didn’t turn out. Also, sorry to surprise you with the call. I was just getting Skype set up. I’m thinking about podcasting so I’m just trying to get my ducks lined up.

    If you’re interested, check out the ‘cast I helped get started: GoRadio.

  4. Jman | Apr 30 2005 - 06:06

    Maybe because you had a iRiver and not an iPod (w/iTalk) to begin with. ;) Thanks for trying.

  5. Squozen | Apr 30 2005 - 05:32

    iRiver, demonstrating once again why Apple dominates the portable music market.

  6. Craig Patchett | May 01 2005 - 12:52

    I’m one of the people who recommended Adam get an iRiver for recording and I stand by the recommendation. It’s unfortunate he got a defective unit and didn’t find out until the last minute but that happens, even to Apple. As for why an iRiver over an iPod for recording, it’s because Apple has chosen to severely cripple the iPod’s recording capabilities. Despite the fact that the iPod chipset supports CD-quality recording, Apple’s firmware limits you to voice-quality recording. As a result, the most popular portable device for recording among podcasters is the iRiver (iFP-700/800 series for those interested) as it offers the best recording feature set/portability combination. If we could use the iPod we would. (Podzilla is a possible solution down the road but it’s unstable right now and doesn’t support 4G iPods or iPod Photos).

  7. Craig Patchett | May 01 2005 - 12:48

    And Squozen, for reasons given in my previous post this is actually a case of iRiver demonstrating why Apple doesn’t dominate the portable music market even more strongly than it does.

  8. Paul D. Spradling | May 01 2005 - 09:35

    You can unlock the iPod’s recording cap by installing Linux on iPod.
    It’s very easy and is basically exactly the same.

  9. Adam Christianson | May 01 2005 - 11:20

    Thanks Craig for replying to this with the explanation of why we use the iRiver. I had planned to do the same, but had not had the chance. I also agree with Craig. I still believe in the iRiver, I just got a bad one, it happens. I will hopefully just return it for exchange, if not I will be buying another one. It is the only device that offers the recording quality Podcasters need.

  10. bkla | May 02 2005 - 03:31

    Hey Adam , Glad I cam e to the site. I was not recieving any podcasts lately and was wondering what was up – Still havingg problems downloading from ipodder lemon – Seems to time out when going to ggrab the file. But I ‘ll grab the show one way or another.

    Form the BKLA Podcast