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Old 07-04-2003, 09:02 AM
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Good for you moppe. Glad it worked for you too. My solution extends its limits. Now I know I can recommend it to Windows users too...



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Old 07-04-2003, 12:09 PM
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Good for you moppe. Glad it worked for you too. My solution extends its limits. Now I know I can recommend it to Windows users too...
I forgot to mention in my earlier post, mine is Windows, too, and it works great,... poor iPod earphones
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Old 07-04-2003, 12:47 PM
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So, There is a simple solution for the MAc and a 3G.

Is there any solution for a PC and a 3G?
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Old 07-04-2003, 03:11 PM
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i have a 2nd gen 10gb windows ipod, touch wheel. how come i dont see any limit file? is it maybe cuz i'm in the US or cuz i'm using ipod siftware 1.2.6?
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Old 07-04-2003, 04:15 PM
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i have a 2nd gen 10gb windows ipod, touch wheel. how come i dont see any limit file? is it maybe cuz i'm in the US or cuz i'm using ipod siftware 1.2.6?
Yeah. The US dosen't have this limit.



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Old 07-04-2003, 07:52 PM
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Hmm, I still can?t find any information regarding 3G iPods here, what the heck are u supose to do with a 15GB iPod with a volume that sucks ?
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Old 07-04-2003, 08:59 PM
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A half-assed solution for 3G Windows Europeans

For those asking about volume correction for Windows like iTunes has for Mac:

Try the free MP3Gain:
http://www.geocities.com/mp3gain/

It will do lossless volume normalization using the best algorithm known for the task.

It is mainly used to make all your MP3s sound as if they are at the same volume, but I am certain you can use it boost the volume as well.

Unfortunately, this still doesn't fix the underlying problem with the volume limited iPods.
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Old 07-04-2003, 09:16 PM
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Yes!!!! I have a 2nd Gen 10 GB Windows pod bought in the UK, and this fix worked like a charm. I'm running Windows XP Home, set the defaults to show hidden files & folders, plugged in the Pod, deleted the Limit file & boom! At least twice the volume for about a minute's work....

thankyouthankyouthankyou...now I can hear my Pod on the Tube!
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Old 07-05-2003, 10:25 AM
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if you want to hear the difference that everyone is taking about I'll include my comment post on the news section


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I uploaded the recordings...

It was simple recordings using microsoft sound recorder located in start > accessories > Entertainment

on both recordings I started the 'sound recorder' then played the song at full iPod volumn you will EASILY be able to tell the difference when you here it.

I recommend listening to the befour clip first lol

http://mike.z9x.com/befour.wav
http://mike.z9x.com/after.wav

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Old 07-05-2003, 11:40 AM
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so does anyone know of any plans to solve this problem in g3 models ?
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Old 07-05-2003, 12:32 PM
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Fusen, I listented to your samples and there is a huge difference. But your after sample sounds distorted, or is that just the recording?

A good idea as well not to include the drop of that tune, the bassline is a bit too filthy (may have got you in a bit of trouble, lol).
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Old 07-05-2003, 12:38 PM
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yeah the distortion is because the iPod headphones can't handle the bass coming through and mainly the whole other parts of the tune lol I was thinking afterwords a better way of doing it would be to plug my ipod into the line in on my sound card then download software to record it. But for this recording as it was just a 30 second thing which I thougth of about 3 seconds befour deleted the file All I did was just put my PC mic too the apple headphone and record which isn't a very good way to do it but I was just basically trying to show everyone the difference if someone does it again they can do it better or I could remake the limit file and make a better recording lol

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Old 07-05-2003, 12:57 PM
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Firstly, you do not want apple earphones for those sort of tunes, they do not do Andy C justice.

Secondly, can someone post the limit file? as well as the sysinfo file? Reason is: my G2 ipod came from America, there is no limit file, but I'm wondering if there is actually a limit on there, so I'm going to put the limit file on there too see if it makes a difference.
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Old 07-05-2003, 01:11 PM
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wot headphones do you suggest ?
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Old 07-05-2003, 01:16 PM
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I have sony ex71s, but then anythings better than the apple earphones, go to the gear section and there are alot of discussions about headphones.

Would anyone be willing to send me the limit file???? You can post it here, or send it to me monashk@aol.com
I would be very grateful.
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