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      01-28-2015, 01:08 AM   #1
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iPod Alternatives?

I have a 2011 335i with iDrive.

I liked the ipod integration via USB, but unfortunately the iPod Classic is no longer available, and mine just broke. Is there another way to have similar functionality with a different device? I would buy an iPod touch, but I have 140 gigs of music, which is too much for the touch.
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      01-28-2015, 08:53 PM   #2
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just get another ipod classic.
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      01-28-2015, 11:31 PM   #3
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I'm in the same boat. I put my 1st gen airport express to work in the car and have an iphone 4 that was collecting dust so using that as an ipod to stream via airplay. My lossless library is 1TB+, having 32GB to work with is such an aggravating exercise. I thought about giving a Fiio a shot just because they are so cheap but usability reviews and lack of wifi/airplay kinda ruins that.

Raspberry pi music server setup in a couple threads I've seen on here are interesting and may be the way to go...
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just get another ipod classic.
Apple doesn't sell them anymore, and used ones are either stupid expensive or broken.
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      01-29-2015, 12:37 AM   #5
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I'm in the same boat. I put my 1st gen airport express to work in the car and have an iphone 4 that was collecting dust so using that as an ipod to stream via airplay. My lossless library is 1TB+, having 32GB to work with is such an aggravating exercise. I thought about giving a Fiio a shot just because they are so cheap but usability reviews and lack of wifi/airplay kinda ruins that.

Raspberry pi music server setup in a couple threads I've seen on here are interesting and may be the way to go...
Hadn't thought about Rasberry pi but obviously was hoping for an easier solution. I don't suppose idrive communicates with the Fiio players?
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      01-29-2015, 07:41 PM   #6
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OH sorry - I have seen alot on ebay - some practically brand new. For way less money than they were new.
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I use an iPod Nano Gen. 6 8gb....works great. It's small and I don't really need much more than 8gb for the playlists I have set up.
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You can use a regular USB stick, cheaper and it displays the titles.
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just get airplay with a DAC...best of both worlds.
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