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ivy6
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   Posted 7/27/2009 7:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I have what I expect to be a bad trip to hospital coming up, and am thinking of getting an iPod so that I can copy my relaxation CDs onto it and eyes maybe have 5% more chance of sleeping there than I would otherwise.

I am not a tech-head at all, so would appreciate some advice:
* is it possible to copy music / relaxation CDs etc from CD onto the iPod, by using my computer and nothing else?
* my CD has two tracks of about 45 minutes each - would an iPod be able to handle something so long?
* does it sound like I'd need a super-expensive type, or would a cheap iPod do the trick?

Thanks,

Ivy.
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WriterMum
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   Posted 7/27/2009 7:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, you can do all of this and it doesn't have to be an expensive iPod for that amount of music as far as I know. You could go to the Apple store and ask them to help you do it, or ask a teen that you know to help. I would also go for a small one, like an iPod Nano so that they don't worry about it at the hospital.

I hope that your trip is not as bad as you think. No hospital visit is good, but hopefully it will be fine.

Take care.
44 years old. Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's in April 2005. Hiatus hernia diagnosed in 2008. Had Crohn's under control until March this year when I had a major flare up and ended up in hospital. Diagnosis is now CD and IBS. Getting it under control again.
Currently taking: Prednisone 12.5 mg, Salofalk 2000 mg, Nexium 40 mg, Calcium and Vitamin D, Matamucil, Yogurt for probiotics, Salofalk suppositories as needed.


ivy6
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   Posted 7/27/2009 7:23 PM (GMT -7)   
WriterMum said:

"I would also go for a small one, like an iPod Nano so that they don't worry about it at the hospital."

Do you mean because of theft?

Do CDs have some sort of copy protection to *stop* you from transferring the contents to iPod? If so, how do you know? I don't want to spend the $ on an iPod and the find that I can't put the relaxation stuff onto it because it's write-protected.
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pimfram
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   Posted 7/27/2009 7:23 PM (GMT -7)   
There are loads of different programs to rip cds. Assuming you use iTunes, you would probably find it easiest to just use that as your ripping software, and then load the music onto the iPod. But that's assuming you're going to get an iPod. about the track length, it doesn't matter, I believe any player will play anything track, no matter the lenght, as long as it's a supported format.

I don't even bring my iPod when I'm in the hospital, I just bring my laptop and use that. If you just have a few cds you want to listen to, a 2 or 4 gb cheap mp3 player would more than suffice.
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ivy6
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   Posted 7/27/2009 7:28 PM (GMT -7)   
confused Oooh. I'm going cross-eyed already. An MP3 player? What's the diff between that and an iPod?

I do have iTunes on this computer, so that's a start.

Just say I wanted to get creative and put other music & spoken books on there *as well as* the relaxation CDs, is it possible to tell the iPod to only play the relaxation tracks, so that when I'm listening to it at night I'm not suddenly blasted out of dozing by ACDC or whatever tongue but can still listen to the rockier music in the daytime?
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pimfram
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   Posted 7/27/2009 7:44 PM (GMT -7)   
An iPod is a type of mp3 player, and probably the most popular (and most expensive). I know people who have used a $50 4gb mp3 player for years and have never had an issues with them. On an iPod at least, you can play music by an album (one track plays after another) or you can create playlists if you want to make your own mixes. Or you can also set it to random, where it plays an random track one after another.
Diagnosed with CD July 2007.
Hospitalized:
July 2007
August 2007
December 2008
January 2009
July 2009


chroniemomx2
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   Posted 7/27/2009 8:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I LOVE my ipod! You would want to create a playlist called relaxation (or whatever u want), and then just have your relaxation songs in that playlist. Then when you are ready to relax, u turn on your ipod, go to music, go to playlist, go to relaxtion and you are ready to go.

You can copy your cds onto your ipod...that is legal.

I hope it ends up not being as bad as you think...you'll be in our thoughts...keep us posted.

ivy6
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   Posted 7/27/2009 9:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow, fantastic! A playlist is what I need, so it sounds like I'll be getting an iPod and nothing else. Thanks heaps!

One last (I think) question: how do you get the music from the computer on the the iPod? Does it plug into a usb port?
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spookyh
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   Posted 7/27/2009 9:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I have an old iPod (maybe 3rd generation), and it does fine with hour long tracks. You pay for the iPod name though. Other mp3 players are just as good, and much more inexpensive. My mom has a Creative Zen and likes it. You might look at Microsoft Zune as well.

You plug the iPod/mp3 player into your computer by USB or firewire, and it syncs with the software you have on your computer and transfers all the songs over. Very easy :-)!
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Current Meds: Humira since 7/08, Pentasa, Effexor XR
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, B-Complex, Vitamins D, E, & K, Calcium, Magnesium, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods


ivy6
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   Posted 7/27/2009 10:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Does Creative Zen do a playlist?

I use a Mac... not sure if that wouuld stop me from using Microsoft Zune?
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spookyh
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   Posted 7/27/2009 10:18 PM (GMT -7)   
According to the following article ( http://reviews.cnet.com/best-non-ipod-mp3-players-for-mac/ ), the Zen and Zune work on a Mac.

Also, you could peruse this site ( http://www.consumersearch.com/mp3-players/review ). It lists the top 6 best reviewed players, as well as info on what to look for in an mp3 player.

You really can't go wrong with the iPod. It's just a matter of whether you would like to save some money with another brand.
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Current Meds: Humira since 7/08, Pentasa, Effexor XR
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, B-Complex, Vitamins D, E, & K, Calcium, Magnesium, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods


ivy6
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   Posted 7/27/2009 10:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks heaps, Spooky. I really appreciate it!
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spookyh
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   Posted 7/27/2009 10:33 PM (GMT -7)   
No problem :-)!

One other thing, the video mp3 players are kind of cool. Another great way to pass the time in places like hospitals. I'd like to get one someday. Right now I use my Nintendo DS with a Cyclo DS card to watch movies and tv shows. The last time I was in the hospital, Southpark episodes helped get me through the stay.
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Current Meds: Humira since 7/08, Pentasa, Effexor XR
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, B-Complex, Vitamins D, E, & K, Calcium, Magnesium, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods


ivy6
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   Posted 7/27/2009 10:43 PM (GMT -7)   

LMills
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   Posted 7/27/2009 10:50 PM (GMT -7)   
DS is a Nintendo handheld with a lot of great games. The puzzle games like Professor Layton are especially entertaining.

If you want, compile a list of questions and I can ask my boyfriend. He works at an electronics store, is a tech aficionado, and is the Apple representative also so he knows his stuff!
He's always pretty helpful to me...
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking: Prednisone 10 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and Align probiotics prescribed by my GI.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
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LMills
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   Posted 7/27/2009 10:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Also, the zune is just as good as an ipod but cheaper. It's the only other music player most employees will suggest aside from the ipod as reliable and worth the price.
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking: Prednisone 10 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and Align probiotics prescribed by my GI.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
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Learning how to live again.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


ivy6
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   Posted 7/27/2009 10:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I think I'd better miss the Nintendo, because of sore hands :-(.

What I want is a gismo so I can surf the net while in hospital like our Navy does :-). I love chatting with you all; I'm going to miss you!!
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Not2Spunky
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   Posted 7/27/2009 11:03 PM (GMT -7)   
If you already have Itunes, I would get a Ipod. Itunes won't work with the Zune. I love my Ipod. Kay
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DX with CD of the TI in 2004 by colonoscpy biopsy, with partical obstructions x 3. Anemic, constant elevated ESR & WBC. Constant abd. pain and fatique.    
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Jen77
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   Posted 7/28/2009 12:55 AM (GMT -7)   
We are an Ipod house! Both my son and I have a Nano. My DH has the new classic. Huge for all his big collection of songs. I have play lists for working out, relaxing music ect... I think you'll love it!
~Jennifer
 
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06, and Health Anxiety/OCD 12/08 Taking Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL, and Celexa.


xraygrrl
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   Posted 7/28/2009 10:40 AM (GMT -7)   
If you get an iPod touch, you can surf the net if the hospital offers free Wi-Fi. My Remicade infusion center has free wi-fi to I just play with my iPhone the whole time. Also, iTunes sells audiobooks, so you might want to take a look at those. That would help you pass the time.

Zanne
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   Posted 7/28/2009 11:27 AM (GMT -7)   
OK, I'm just going to throw this out there, but I didn't do the loading so I'm not sure how. But, I have all my music on my cell phone. I just have it on a memory card (I have about 400 songs). My husband did the loading, I think he used Itunes, since I know we have that on the computers. Just thought I would add that since you may have the ability to do that without having to purchase something else, just check with your cell phone company. A lot of cell phone play music too now, and if you just want to play a few things this might be more cost effective for you.
Suzanne

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!


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AllHailDietmar
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   Posted 7/28/2009 11:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I always bring my PSP to the hospital with me for long visits. Movies, musics and games keep me entertained. I used to bring my Ipod till I upgraded my PSP to 32gb. You may like an Ipod touch, they have a decent sized screen to watch stuff on if you don't want only music.

That's funny spookyhurst, I used to bring my DS and CycloDS card to my infusions, you should look into a slim PSP with cfw5.00m33 with a cr-5400 photofast memory stick adapter with 2x16gb microsd cards, I enjoy it way more than I ever did my DS (yea I'm a nerd).

Post Edited (AllHailDietmar) : 7/28/2009 12:38:42 PM (GMT-6)


ivy6
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   Posted 7/28/2009 2:15 PM (GMT -7)   
PSP??!! What's that?

Thanks for the advice about the mobile phone, but I don't use one of those either. I know it makes me unusual, but I'm a twentieth century girl who actually quite enjoys being away from the phone when I'm out taking a walk or on the train tongue . Being constantly accessible and switched on would drive me turn loopy smhair .

Oh, and our hospital doesn't have WiFi tongue
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AllHailDietmar
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   Posted 7/28/2009 5:03 PM (GMT -7)   
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_Portable , its just a gizmo that plays video games, movies, and music. Has a bigger screen than pretty much anything else portable besides a laptop, it's a little more advanced and not as user friendly as an iPod. It's not for everyone though but, for me I think it's the greatest portable gaming, movies and music thing ever made (remember I'm a nerd).

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   Posted 7/28/2009 5:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I surf the net by my "cell phone" (which is really a PDA that also has an mp3 player, digital camera, internet, planner, and microsoft docs on it). I use to use a palm treo 750, but upgraded to a blackberry bold just this last month.
http://www.blackberry.com/blackberrybold/
Mainly because I do not want to carry around a laptop, phone, camera, planner, address book, and mp3 player seperately.
 
It is definately not perfect, and you cannot do anything too deeply, but it is not horrid.
But when I am in the hospital I also take a portible dvd player and some of my favorite tv series.


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