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#1 Falala-llyjonk

Posted 21 January 2020 - 04:03 PM

I can't believe I'm such a technology dinosaur but I need help on this question.

I am looking for a relatively cheap option for my kids to listen to music on their long bus ride to and from school. However I am not at the stage where I want them to have a phone or internet connectivity. Really I want the equivalent of a Walkman.

What options do I have? We've got iTunes and Spotify subscriptions and are happy to open up either to a family subscription. But from what I can tell, you can't or shouldn't convert those songs to MP3. (At least I know that it's the case with Spotify, I'm unsure now about saved iTunes songs now it's a subscription service).

Are there ways of purchasing MP3s online?

Do iPod Nanos still exist? Can you put current iTunes saved songs on?

We don't have a computer with a cd drive anymore.

#2 2bundles

Posted 21 January 2020 - 07:47 PM

Our kids have old iPhones that have restricted every app except music!

#3 PrincessPeach

Posted 21 January 2020 - 08:00 PM

DH has a new sony walkman for when he goes running, fairly sure that you can upload any file to it.

ETA: he bought it from jb hi fi, so jump on their webpage to ind the specifications, we transfered music from his phone via our laptop to it.

Edited by PrincessPeach, 21 January 2020 - 08:01 PM.


#4 AJPM

Posted 21 January 2020 - 10:13 PM

My 8 yr old just got a don’t MP3 player for Christmas. I too didn’t want him to have anything phone-like and this was the only thing I could find. I have had a lot of trouble putting music onto it. You are right that iTunes is in a different format (m4p) and you can’t convert them. So at the moment I am just looking for MP3 music files online and downloading them. Not sure about the legalities...... but I’m really struggling to find an alternative.

#5 nasty buddha

Posted 21 January 2020 - 11:25 PM

View PostAJPM, on 21 January 2020 - 10:13 PM, said:

My 8 yr old just got a don’t MP3 player for Christmas. I too didn’t want him to have anything phone-like and this was the only thing I could find. I have had a lot of trouble putting music onto it. You are right that iTunes is in a different format (m4p) and you can’t convert them. So at the moment I am just looking for MP3 music files online and downloading them. Not sure about the legalities...... but I’m really struggling to find an alternative.

I have converted files in the past without an issue.

https://www.lifewire...-itunes-1999257

#6 nasty buddha

Posted 21 January 2020 - 11:28 PM

OP how about second hand ipods?

It will hold it's value pretty well.

#7 AJPM

Posted 21 January 2020 - 11:33 PM

Oh brilliant! Thanks nasty Buddha. I’ll give it a try 😊

#8 Falala-llyjonk

Posted 22 January 2020 - 11:20 AM

From what I understood from my websearch was that songs from the iTunes store cannot be stored on any iPod other than a touch because of the subscription system. I don't want to get a touch because it is more phonelike than I want and they are expensive, even second hand.

However I did find a solution - the Mighty Vibe is a Spotify player (it syncs with Spotify through a phone app). If it works how it's supposed to, it sounds like exactly what I want. I've bought one online to give my daughter for her bday on March.




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