Information about our mp3 vocabulary trainer
How does the mp3 vocabulary trainer work?
Our vocabulary trainer works just like a collection of music mp3s- the only difference is you hear words and phrases and not songs. We save all the word and translation information in the ID3 tags so you can always read what you hear spoken.
What type of mp3 player do I need?
If you purchase the version with both the English and the German spoken, then you can use any type of mp3 player. However, if the player doesn’t have a display that is as big as the iPod Mini’s, then you won’t be able to read the text while listening on the go. It’s a drawback, but you will still be able to enjoy learning new words in German and your pronunciation will improve a lot. The vocabulary trainer is especially nice on all iPods excluding the Shuffle because the text was designed to fit onto their displays.
What software do I need to play the vocabulary mp3s?
Just standard mp3 players like iTunes, Winamp or Media Player.
I don’t have an mp3 player or iPod, can I use the vocabulary trainer?
Yes, a lot of our customers use our vocabulary trainer on their PC or Mac because they like the flexibility it gives them to organize the words and perfect their pronunciation. We have customers that like to use it to listen to on their normal stereo- so there are a lot of creative ways to use the mp3 vocabulary trainer.
What is the difference between the Basis and Compact versions?
The only real difference is word count. The Compact version has about twice the number of words and idioms as the Basis version. Don’t buy both, because all of the words in the Basis version are included in the Compact version!
How do I see the translations while listening?
You see the translations on your mp3 Player display because the translations are saved in the ID3 Tags. You have your choice of having the translations saved at Artist or Album.
Do I need the version with the translations at Artist or Album?
For all iPod owners (except iPod mini owners) it’s better to have the version with translations at Album, because you can find all your artists and albums easily without running into our vocabulary mp3s. For iPod Mini owners (and most other mps player types) your display doesn’t show album information so you need the translations at Artist.
How do I find my music in the standard iPod playlists like artist, album etc?
If you have our Album version (translations at album) then you need to look for your albums as follows:
Search for an album (normally) for example The White Album from the Beatles
Music>>Album>>The White Album
Search for an album with our mp3s
Music>>Artist>>Beatles>>The White Album
If you have an iPod Mini then you can search for artists using the same trick as above. You look in music>>genres>>type of genre>>artist. This isn’t foolproof and depends a lot on how you have organized your music, so check out our free samples to see how it best works for you.
Who are the speakers?
All our speakers are native speakers. The English is spoken by Americans and Canadians and the German is spoken in Hochdeutsch - High German.
Information about the download process
How can I download the vocabulary trainer?
Once you purchase the vocabulary trainer a link with your download will appear with which you can can start the download.
Do I need to have a broadband connection?
That depends on which vocabulary trainer you want to download. If you buy the largest one which is about 270MB you probably should have a broadband connection. But no worries, if for whatever reason your download doesn’t work, just mail our customer support at email@example.com and we’ll mail you the trainer in smaller downloadable pieces.
What is the download type mean (Artist vs. Album)?
That’s where the translations are saved in the ID3 tags. For all iPod owners (except iPod Mini owners) it’s better to have the version with translations at Album, because you can find all your artists and albums easily without running into our vocabulary mp3s. For iPod Mini owners (and most other mps player types) your display doesn’t show album information so you need the translations at Artist.
Tips for our vocabulary trainer customers
Should I make a backup copy of all the mp3s?
Yes, you should! You can download your purchase up to 5 times (you just need to login to our site) but it’s not bad to have a backup.
How do I import the mp3s into iTunes or my music software?
Just import them the same way that you would import a collection of songs. If you purchase a version with both language directions, e.g. German-English and English-German, then be sure to import them in two separate playlists. In iTunes you just drag the folder German-English into the music library column and the files will be imported automatically.
Can I temporarily delete the vocabulary mp3s from iTunes?
Of course! Just sort by composer, select all clip2go files and delete from your music library.
How can I find my music without seeing the vocabulary mp3s?
You need to separate alls your songs from the clip2go vocabulary mp3s. Just set up a playlist where you only have everything, but clip2go. You can do this by means of an intelligent playlist or manually.
Intelligent Playlist>>Length>> is longer than>>20 seconds or you can say composer >> is not >> clip2go E<>G and composer >> is not >> clip2go G<>E.