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tjservant
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 Portable media player content

While I am a complete novice to the portable media player world (ipod/Zune) and really have no idea what to get…I guess the real question(s) for me is about content. The price compared to return has me wondering if it is worth it.

So…what’s out there…how much is there…and how much does it cost?

Music…is it hard to come by…or are there plenty of sources for good God centered music?

Sermons…I am aware of SI’s offerings in this area…what else is available?

Is there other stuff? I am of course speaking of Christian stuff :-)

Please share your experiences and thoughts.

Thanks.


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TJ

 2008/5/9 11:37Profile
sojourner7
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 Re: Portable media player content

Find a media player that is compatible with your
PC. IPod is good if you are using Itunes service
for your downloads source. Zune works well with
Windows XP and Windows Media Player 10 or 11.
There is a lot of God centered music to be
found on this e-site. I would also recommend
the free download manager available from c-net
for sermons. Hope this is helpful.


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Martin G. Smith

 2008/5/9 12:01Profile
theopenlife
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 Re:

I would the Ipod or Zune, unless you were certain you would use the video features and had tons of spare cash. I've had several ipods in my day, they all "died" after a year or so of heavy use. That's a hard investment.

Now I use one similar to this...
[url=http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Sansa-Clip-Player-Black/dp/B000W09ZTK/ref=pd_bbs_11?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1210352098&sr=8-11]Sana Clip[/url]

It works great, is functional and has neat features like voice recording. It's small, has decent battery life, and coast one third or one quarter of an iPod.

It holds about 400 sermons (?) and you can always remove them and put new ones on.

I listen to my Scourby Bible while I commute to work, it's great for memorizing scripture.

 2008/5/9 12:59Profile
roadsign
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 Re: the death of an MP3 player

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they all "died" after a year or so of heavy use.


So did mine - just this week. Glad to know that this is "normal". I appreciate suggestions for replacement.


Diane


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Diane

 2008/5/9 16:22Profile
tjservant
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 Re:

Thanks for the info everyone. Any more about available content and such?


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TJ

 2008/5/9 20:19Profile









 Re: Portable media player content

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tjservant wrote:
While I am a complete novice to the portable media player world (ipod/Zune) and really have no idea what to get…I guess the real question(s) for me is about content. The price compared to return has me wondering if it is worth it.



I have a [url=http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Nano-Plus-Player-Black/dp/B0009F4OR6]Creative Zen Nano[/url] and I really like it! I wasn't sure about getting a mp3 player at first but now it would be hard to be without one. :) It's my main way of listening to sermons now.

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So…what’s out there…how much is there…and how much does it cost?



My experience with my Creative mp3 player has been very good. And I know others who really like Creative products. Positive aspects of a Zen Nano is the convenience of the small size, voice recording, fm radio, easy to navigate. It is only 1gb, which is sufficient but 2gb would be nice sometimes. Also it doesn't have video, that can be a nice feature, but means a larger player. My sister has a Creative MuVo 2gb that she likes, it doesn't have fm radio but it works good for her. I'm not sure what's out there now...that's where you shop around, read reviews, post on SI for suggestions :), and pray for the Lord to guide you to the best one suitable for your needs.


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Music…is it hard to come by…or are there plenty of sources for good God centered music?



Well, [i]free[/i] good God centered music is a bit hard to find. I can recommend some good sources for cds that could be put on a mp3 player.

http://oldchristianradio.com/
http://store.iblp.org/categories/music/
http://www.bjupress.com/category/Music




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Sermons…I am aware of SI’s offerings in this area…what else is available?



I'm enjoying a history series right now by David Guzik, http://www.enduringword.com/history_audio.html
And www.christianaudio.com has a free audio book each month, sometimes very good free audio books. I also enjoy Voddie Baucham and have found sermons [url=http://psalm305.blogspot.com/2007/03/voddie-baucham-mp3-sermons.html]here[/url] And there's also www.sermonaudio.com if you run out of sermons to listen to on SI...I'll be amazed if that's the case! That's what I'm enjoying right now on my mp3 player. Oh and also some sermons from [url=http://www.desiringgod.org/]John Piper[/url]. Something else to do is downloading podcasts from radio programs and putting them on a MP3 player. I do that occassionally.


Well, there's my suggestions. It is really nice to have something so portable for traveling or tasks that leave the mind free to concentrate on edifying things like sermons.

I might add some different sites later where you can find the best deals for different players.

~Joy

 2008/5/9 20:30
theopenlife
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 Re:

Here are some free audio resources... I have way more, but this will suffice for now...

SermonIndex.net ;-)

Here's some godly music...

[url=http://theopenlife.blogspot.com/2005/07/free-godly-music.html]Abe Juliot & Erin Alderson[/url]

Here's an audiobook of Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret (Amazing!!)
[url=http://lampfordarktimes.blogspot.com/2007/10/audio-book-hudson-taylors-spiritual.html]Hudson Audio Book[/url]

Here's an audiobook of Horatius Bonar's "Words to Winners of Souls"...
[url=http://lampfordarktimes.blogspot.com/2008/02/horatius-bonar-audio-words-to-winners.html]Horatius - "Words to Winners of Souls"[/url]

An excellent mini-series on the grace of God in our salvation... Each episode is 15 minutes. By Cornelius Pronk
[url=http://lampfordarktimes.blogspot.com/2008/02/cornelius-pronk-mini-series-on.html]God's Grace in our Salvation[/url]

DON'T MISS THIS:
Covenant Seminary gives away lots of its courses for free. Look on the bottom left side. I listened to their entire two semesters worth of Church History and learned a lot!
[url=http://www.covenantseminary.edu/worldwide/default.asp]Covenant Seminary Free Classes[/url]

For you history buffs, here is a very warm and theological series that begins with the Apostles and goes to the present. It has lots of devotional info and spends time with people like Jonathan Edwards, George Whitefield, Spurgeon, Augustine, and others...
[url=http://lampfordarktimes.blogspot.com/2007/10/history-and-theology-of-calvinism.html]History and Theology of the Doctrines of Grace[/url]

 2008/5/9 21:17Profile
tjservant
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 Re:

Wow. I didn’t realize there were so many awesome audio resources! Thanks for posting this info. I usually read (love it!), but would like to do some listening around the garden this summer. Thanks again all!


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TJ

 2008/5/10 10:13Profile
HomeFree89
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I asked my cousin (who's a computer wizard) if I should get an ipod or a mp3 player and he said he'd go with a mp3 player (although he has several ipods and a mp3). I got a Panasonic mp3 player and I have about twenty hours of playing time on it already with only a little more than a quarter of the memory space used.

Jordan


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Jordan

 2008/5/10 10:49Profile
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Wow. I didn’t realize there were so many awesome audio resources!


Here are more quality free courses by our finest evangelical teachers: [url=http://biblicaltraining.org/]Biblical Training[/url]. Links take you to other gold mines.

Praise God, he is moving amongst his people! The GOOD NEWS is being proclaimed! And the saints are being equipped!



Keep those Mp3 players working!

Diane


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