J.W. asks from Maysville, MO on February 08, 2007
My13yr.old daughter is wanting an ipod. Does any one know anything about them and if you have to pay for downloading music on them? Any info would be helpful we want to know something about them before we decide to look into getting one for her.
D.M. answers from Oklahoma City on February 10, 2007
best prices.. flat out.. and easy to compare players.
Ipods are for apple computers.. and MP3 players are for IBM based computers (basically).. same things.. different systems is all.
Usually they come with a free musicmatch jukebox player.. or tell you to download it for free. You can upload music CD's that you own.. or buy songs.. or get them from P2P sharing places (not really recommended). then ya just upload em to the player.
Sounds hard.. but it's not:)
If ya need more help.. Feel free to email me
B.B. answers from St. Louis on February 09, 2007
I have an ipod and I was able to put my favorite songs on it from the CD's I already had and then I started buying songs from itunes for .99 each there are some free download websites but I haven't done that. itunes offer 2-3 free songs per month I love my ipod, I wish I would have bought one sooner.
A.C. answers from Springfield on February 09, 2007
my best friend got one for her daughter's birthday last year and all the music she has on hers is from the music they had on hand by cds and if you did want to download music I have found a site that is 100% free and is really good. I love it.
You can add music to an ipod form the the music you already have around the house that you can put on the cmoputer and then you transfer it to the ipod.
I hope this helps you out some.
B.D. answers from St. Joseph on February 09, 2007
You have to buy music from itunes or rip your own cds. You cannot use music bought from anywhere else, like walmart.com. If you get a different MP3 player, like phillips or zen, you can use mp3's from anywhere and they usually work with windows media player directly. Hope that helps!
I note some people mention limewire, and you can use that, but you cannot use all the song formats on an ipod. .mp3, i believe is the only one, and a lot of the ones out there are .wma (from windows media, which is of course not compatable with ipods). I would reccomend phillips, myself. Cheaper, and you can use anything.
K.S. answers from Oklahoma City on February 09, 2007
Yes you have to pay to download music on them.
M.E. answers from St. Louis on February 09, 2007
You do have to pay for the music if you download it from the internet, but it is also possible to burn your own cds onto the computer and put them onto the ipod. We have an mp3 player, and we never buy music for it. We just use media player or a similar program to copy our cds onto our computer and put them on the ipod from there.
L.P. answers from Kansas City on February 09, 2007
We have an ipod nano...
you can pay to have music downloaded (most are 99 cents a song) or you can upload your own cd's to your computer and download them to your ipod. THat's what we mostly do...as my husband has a huge cd collection.
You can find some sites online that have freebies-- and a lot of the podcasts are free downloads.
A cheaper alternative (we were worried our teens would 'misplace' the expensive ipod) is to find a decent MP3 player. They download the same, have pretty good features for a teen.
Our daughters was around $40.. which I would be way less sad about if she loses or breaks (drops) than the $150-$200 Ipod brand.
B.O. answers from St. Louis on February 09, 2007
I have a Samsung MP3 player. I LOVE IT! It not only is an MP3 player, but it is also a FM tuner. It was $100 at Best Buy. I like it better than my husbands iPod because of the radio on it. GOod luck. I think an MP3 player is a great idea for a 13 year old.
L.E. answers from Springfield on February 09, 2007
I dont know a whole lot but my neice just got one and they bought it at best buy for like 100 dollars, and it came with 6 months free downloads, so I would check them out at the stores, and ask what deals they have with them on the whole downloading part. Good Luck
M.C. answers from Tulsa on February 09, 2007
I bought my daughter an samsung mp3 player when she turned 13. It was cheaper than the ipod, and I didn't stress as much over what if she loses it or it gets stolen or broken. It has a radio tuner in it. She uses that more than anything. She loves it. Most of her music is downloaded from our cd's. she can only get songs by working for them.
This year I bought my son one since he is turning 13. I bought him a phillips and was disappointed to find out it doesn't have the radio in it. He still loves it though.
Make sure you watch and get what you are really looking for. The Ipods are expensive and in my book should be earned by the child themselves. So my kids are using mp3 players until they can raise the money.
T.M. answers from St. Louis on February 09, 2007
hey i dont know what other responses you may have gotten already. yes you have to pay for the music if you buy it through itunes or most sites. (youll need to download itunes) but i will share a secret with you. theres a site which is actually a social networking site, kind of like a myspace or friendster, but member can upload music. any music they upload you can then download. you just go to the site and use the search feature and make sure you use the search music option. its all free and there hasnt been anything i havent been able to find. its multiply.com. if you have any questions about it feel free to ask.