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Old 04-06-2008, 09:52 AM   #43
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Hope I'm not breaking any protocol by asking this in this thread, but other than borrowing somebody's grandkid, where does an old guy go to learn the elementary process of MP3 downloading, use, etc. I've had MP3 capable equipment for a while but haven't a clue about the basics (and I do mean the extreme basics!).

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Here's a little info and follow the links to help you turn your cds into MP3 files. You don't have to buy a music ripper as Windows Media player and ITunes will do it for you for free.

Howstuffworks "How MP3 Files Work"
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Old 04-06-2008, 10:17 AM   #44
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Hope I'm not breaking any protocol by asking this in this thread, but other than borrowing somebody's grandkid, where does an old guy go to learn the elementary process of MP3 downloading, use, etc. I've had MP3 capable equipment for a while but haven't a clue about the basics (and I do mean the extreme basics!).

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You say you have MP3 capable equipment. What does that mean in terms of hardware & software? What MP3 player do you have? What software do you use? What hardware do you have?

As others have said, iTunes that is available on both Mac and DOS is so intuitive and simple that there is really not much to learn especially if you also have any old iPod or iPhone. Other combinations are more involved and you might need some assistance that you could get at any computer retailer like Best Buy or Circuit City.
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Old 04-06-2008, 10:19 AM   #45
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It's a Sony system and Airstream provided an input for an RCA jack and a 12 volt adapter. I think they may have wired it wrong bacause the source selector on the Sony receiver will select tuner, cd changer, and DVD if a DVD is in the drive, but I can't get an AUX source at all.
Some stereos require the component to be plugged into the head unit before selecting the AUX input as a source.
I know that my stock stereo in my 2007 Chevy Silverado requires my iPod or my Zune to be plugged in before it will select the AUX as a source.
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Old 04-07-2008, 10:25 AM   #46
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You say you have MP3 capable equipment. What does that mean in terms of hardware & software? What MP3 player do you have? What software do you use? What hardware do you have?
I have a Panasonic portable that is MP3 compatible (I assume that would be on CDs), a bookshelf unit that accepts a memory card, a PDA, and a tiny MP3 player and headphones that came with the bookshelf unit.

I have Itunes on my computer but just haven't had the heart to go thru the agony of a new learning curve (digital camera, PDA, Digital camcorder, Dell laptop computer, wife's desktop computer, my desktop computer, new cordless phone system, coming shift to digital only TV, etc., etc. have given this old coot "digital overload"!).

Anyway, thanks for the tips. Thanks also to Wheel Interested for the link. It will be helpful.

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Since Airstream uses regular car stereos in their trailers, it's pretty easy to add all of the latest gizmos to the stereo. For $129 a Sony CD head unit is now available with built in iPod control and another front panel aux input in case your buddy happens to bring along one of those other brands of mp3 players.
I'm planning a fairly elaborate installation of an automotive type entertainment system in my AS at present. Since it's old, I'm pulling out ALL of the original stereo and adding modern equipment. Brand won't be as important as the features. AM, FM, CD, DVD, iPod, XM, satellite TV and even Bluetooth will all be thrown in there and maybe even a Playstation2 for those rainy days. I'm even working on a way to add hookups for exterior video and speakers for tailgating purposes.
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I use a Monster Wireless FM transmitter to play the Ipod in the trailer. It works well for me and the unit itself plugs into the 12 volt receptacles that you tend to never use.

Amazon.com: Monster iCarPlay Wireless FM Transmitter/Charger for iPod: Electronics

There are a couple of models out there. I have both. The link above is the older model. The newer one gives you more control of the frequencies that you might want to use.

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