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Old 01-20-2009, 08:33 AM   #26
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The USB port in the Camaro should read MP3's on portable USB drives. Which, imo, is the best way to go in the car. If you happen to leave it in the car in scorching heat or freezing cold it's less likely to be damaged than an MP3 Player (be it a Zune or iPod).

That said, the ONLY iPod I would own (and I got one for Christmas) is the Touch. The interface to control the Touch is so much more intuitive than that horrible wheel on regular iPods. I despise regular iPods.

I won't use iTunes to purchase music though. When I purchase a song I should be able to use it on anything I want, not just the iPod. So I download from Amazon.com and I get the MP3 file that can go in anything, and it automatically get's picked up by iTunes to go in my Touch.
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Old 01-20-2009, 08:58 AM   #27
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uh... this is a MIDI cable


i think you're talking about a normal 1/8" stereo cable


this lets you just tap into the sound system, using the player's controls.


if you have the C&C package or a 2LT or 2SS, you can use the normal iPod cable (or equivalent USB cable for your device) to use the car's controls with the device.
I think he meant MINI plug..yes 1/8th inch...MP3 playback jack..just plug er in and go.
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Old 01-20-2009, 09:29 AM   #28
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The USB port in the Camaro should read MP3's on portable USB drives. Which, imo, is the best way to go in the car. If you happen to leave it in the car in scorching heat or freezing cold it's less likely to be damaged than an MP3 Player (be it a Zune or iPod).
This is best if you have a small library but if you have more then 4 gigs of music you'll need to use an mp3 player. In my experience any portable usb drive larger then 4 gigs don't last very long and external hard drives are not designed to be used everyday and will typically break after a year if used this way.
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Old 01-20-2009, 11:45 AM   #29
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Bah! Ipod.
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Old 01-20-2009, 11:50 AM   #30
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If You Have The C&C Package It Will Be Usable To Hear!!!!

The C&C package is standard if you get the 2SS correct? Other than the polished wheels and RS package, everything is standard on the 2SS right?
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Old 01-20-2009, 12:13 PM   #31
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so the 1SS sans the C&C can still hook up an ipod through the stereo just without the usb?
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Old 01-20-2009, 12:20 PM   #32
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so the 1SS sans the C&C can still hook up an ipod through the stereo just without the usb?
That's right. You'll have to actually use the mp3 player/Ipod to scroll through songs, though.
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Old 01-20-2009, 12:39 PM   #33
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If this is anything like what I have seen before, with the USB port you will be able to plug in a USB thumb drive or even a larger USB drive with all your songs on it and use the stereo controls (with the C&C package) to scroll through all the songs. This is really a great feature if you have lots of MP3s. I can't wait to test it out.
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Old 01-20-2009, 12:46 PM   #34
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It is just a MIDI jack... same thing as you have on your iPod... you get a dual ended cable (usually purchasable through your dealer) I bought mine at Radioshack for 1.99.... All you do is plug one into the MP3 player and one into the jack... then change the radio to Aux input.

It doesnt work like Sync its basic...
Nor does it sound as rich as the true IPOD connection. I've got both in my current car....HUGE difference in quality when using an actual IPOD connection.
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Old 01-20-2009, 01:10 PM   #35
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I won't use iTunes to purchase music though. When I purchase a song I should be able to use it on anything I want, not just the iPod. So I download from Amazon.com and I get the MP3 file that can go in anything, and it automatically get's picked up by iTunes to go in my Touch.
Wait people actually buy songs? I haven't paid for music in years.
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Old 01-20-2009, 01:46 PM   #36
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Wait people actually buy songs? I haven't paid for music in years.
NICE!!

This is one reason the economy is the way it is. No shot at you Sizzox.

People feel that it is not stealing. Say being on disability and then working under the table.

Getting off my soapbox now.
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Old 01-20-2009, 02:19 PM   #37
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Didn't the government pretty much stop going after people for downloading?

And I have to say, iPod FTW. I love my 16GB touch.
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Old 01-20-2009, 02:21 PM   #38
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I won't use iTunes to purchase music though. When I purchase a song I should be able to use it on anything I want, not just the iPod. So I download from Amazon.com and I get the MP3 file that can go in anything, and it automatically get's picked up by iTunes to go in my Touch.
If you happen to have an older version of Itunes on another computer, and another older software app that's no longer available from it's publisher, you can buy songs through Itunes, and then remove their security lock.

But i'm with you on buying MP3's from Itunes, too much of a PITA.

There is also less controversial software out there that lets you pull files off of your Ipod and put them back onto a computer.
Makes backing up files alot easier.
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Old 01-20-2009, 02:34 PM   #39
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Iphone is the way to go. Works great in my wifes Lexus.
Didn't they just recently remove the proprietary lock on iTunes for music purchased? I heard something about it about 3 weeks ago.
As long as the Camaro will be able to use bluetooth for teh phone, I'm good. Using the mini jack and aux. is fine. You have to change songs and such with the iPhone or iPod or whatever but I usually just start some music and leave it alone.
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That would be great if they actually took the lock off from Itunes music, might actually try buying from there again..
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Old 01-20-2009, 02:46 PM   #41
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Yes they remove DRM from most of the itunes store, supposed to be removed from the entire store by summer. Smart move by Apple, with Amazon finally bringing some competition their way they needed to stop sabotoging themselves.
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Old 01-20-2009, 02:49 PM   #42
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mp3's are no longer drm protected from itunes... so music you buy there can go anywhere now.

the pricing has been adjusted aswell... now songs are either 1.29 or .69 depending on how new/old they are.
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Old 01-20-2009, 03:16 PM   #43
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NICE!!

This is one reason the economy is the way it is. No shot at you Sizzox.

People feel that it is not stealing. Say being on disability and then working under the table.

Getting off my soapbox now.
All the music I download is from DJ Mixtapes and is legal to download. The bottom of the site states All Mixtapes Are FREE & For PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. They are so easy to download just download the torrent file and the whole album will download.
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Didn't the government pretty much stop going after people for downloading?

And I have to say, iPod FTW. I love my 16GB touch.
No they still are going after people. A chick my brother goes to school with got nailed over christmas with something like 60,000+ songs downloaded illegally. They don't bother those with just a small amount of songs though.
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Old 01-20-2009, 10:44 PM   #45
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hey just FYI to all, when you leave your ipod in your car during the day while you're at school or work or whatever BE SURE TO TURN IT OFF. some of the USB ports in cars charge them while the car battery is on and some do not like my mothers MKX. so whenever i leave the car parked and have my ipod plugged in i have to turn it off because it will totally drain the IPOD's battery because it does not turn the ipod off itself.
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Old 01-21-2009, 01:49 AM   #46
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a memory stick will work fine in the usb.
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