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Does anyone use their MP3 jack? My husband and I went and got what we thought we needed to use this and we were wrong. It seems as though we need a cd player with MP3 capabilities, and not the little MP3 thing that you load songs to from your PC's AUX port. Anyone else run into this?
 

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I LOVE the mp3 jack. Immediately went out and bought a Creative Nomad Jukebox III (20 gig version) and an $8 cord from Radio Shack. I now have 3,000+ songs at my disposal. It works great - connects from the "line out" on the Nomad.
 

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Do you have the Radio Shack part #? Is it the shielded one with the RFI choke?

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The what with the who? That's wayyyy too technical for a layperson like me. I forget what it's called...it's a simple cord with what looks like a standard 1/8" headphone jack on each end. Plug it into the Nomad, plug it into the MP3 jack, and I'm good to go. Sorry I don't have much more info...

By the way, I can't say enough good things about the Nomad Jukebox 3. It's worked beautifully so far, holds more than the iPod, has way more features (recording, line-in, 2 line-outs, all sorts of audio controls) and has easily-replaced batteries (which I guess the iPod doesn't). Oh, and bonus - it's silver and blue, so it matches my Element's interior perfectly.
 

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We bought the wrong MP3 player. We need the one that looks more a discman. We bought the little tiny one that plugs into the back of your cpu to download the music. My husband was so convinced that was the one. Tonight we're going to exchange it for the right one. I saw that jukebox one, it looks great, but that's too high priced for me.
 

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Your mp3 player will work. As I said anything with a head phone jack works. CD player, cassette walkman etc. The mp3 player you discribe sounds like mine and it works just fine. Check your cord and that it is plugged into the aux jack right.
 

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Well, it took long enough, but I finally got my MP3 player into our Element. It works great. All I had to plug in the right cord, and it played great.
 

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Remember to plug in connector well. Sometimes you have to twist it a little in there,

also, turn up your volume and make certain you select the aux option on your stereo. Another gottcha' is to make certain when your MP3 player is on, that you push the start button on that also.

I don't mean to talk down, these are the ID 10 T errors that can get us all. :D
 

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Our problem seems to be that the MP3 player is not reading the disc. The cd is a CDR with MP3 files on it. I got a RIO too. I think I give up and I'll just listen to regular cd's.
 

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[quote:48c36d1242="kdianes"]Our problem seems to be that the MP3 player is not reading the disc. The cd is a CDR with MP3 files on it. I got a RIO too. I think I give up and I'll just listen to regular cd's.[/quote:48c36d1242]

Thats right, "Buy it, don't burn it."
 

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I buy them, then play the copies. Saves money to replace a scratched up disk and it's perfectly legal.

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[quote:09daa243ab="kdianes"]Our problem seems to be that the MP3 player is not reading the disc. The cd is a CDR with MP3 files on it. I got a RIO too. I think I give up and I'll just listen to regular cd's.[/quote:09daa243ab]

The stereo does not read cdr with mp3s. You can only play mp3s through the aux jack. If you want to play burned cds you need to use a converter like windows media player to convert to wave before burning
 

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By the way, I can't say enough good things about the Nomad Jukebox 3. It's worked beautifully so far, holds more than the iPod, has way more features (recording, line-in, 2 line-outs, all sorts of audio controls) and has easily-replaced batteries (which I guess the iPod doesn't). Oh, and bonus - it's silver and blue, so it matches my Element's interior perfectly.
We have one small thing in common, I can't say enough good things about my mp3 player. Only mine is an iPod, which by the way does have a 20gb model and was the first company to go that big. I am happy for you though, I wish my batteries were replaceable too so I could spend tons of money on batteries. But I guess I'll just have to live with my 10 hour lithium polymer rechargeable battery. I can't remeber the last time I listened to music for 10 hours in one day or even in several consecutive days. Even still it plugs right into the 12v. Plus I can roll down a mountain with my 20 min skip protection. If you are a pc user :roll: ........ :roll: I understand it may not be as convenient a product as it is when used on Apple's system (I really don't even have to think). It just syncs with my songs on my comp and I go. :lol: (do I sound like one of the mac "switcher ads")

Honestly if I didn't own a mac I wouldn't have had a real reason to go with the iPod. You don't gain anything over the Jukebox, except size.

Both are great units if you're in the market for a serious mp3 unit!
I just thought I'd have fun with the pc vs. mac rivalry :wink: :!:

With that said,
..Buying a Mac is a lot like buying a Honda: you're buying a reputable piece of equipment that is well built.
..Buying a PC is a lot like getting a mutt. First of all who's is it (there's part from 50 different "parents")? Secondly, it's more likely to get sick. And last of all it's just plain ugly.
 

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Okay, I was going to let it go, but I've got to clarify something here...when I said my Nomad Jukebox had replaceable batteries, I didn't mean alkalines like Duracells or Energizers. I'm not quite that dumb. It's got a rechargeable lithium/ion/whatever, too. What I meant was that I've read on CNET and some other sites that once that rechargeable dies in an iPod (you know how cordless phone batteries eventually need to be replaced?), you're out of luck - there's no way of replacing it. You basically have to junk the iPod. On the Nomads, you can slide the old one out easily and put a new one in. At least, that's what a bunch of iPod users wrote in their reviews...

As for the Windows/Mac rivalry, I use a Mac at work and Windows at home. And my Mac crashes at least twice a day. Windows, maybe once a month. :)
 

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boneheadz, my husband burned them to the cd in MP3 format, that's not correct? I'm not too good with this stuff.
 

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Your burning software should allow you to convert to wave format. wave is what can be played in any cd player. windows media player will automatically convert if you select the "burn disc" option. Check the help files in your software it should give you step by step instructions.
 
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