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VCAST Music Disables MP3 Playback

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Jan 9, 2006, 4:02 PM   by (staff)

Phonescoop has confirmed early reports that the VCAST Music upgrade for the VX8100 disables MP3 playback on the phone, at least when mp3s are saved directly to the memory card. Verizon clearly stated the music player would support mp3s stored on users' PCs. We have not been able to test this yet, but it is likely that Windows Media Player on the desktop transcodes the MP3 to a WMA file before saving it to the phone. If this is not the case and the phone is still capable of playing back MP3s without transcoding, they still can only be added to the phone's music library through the desktop. It is impossible to force the phone to add MP3 files to its music library from the device.

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CLARIFICATION: Verizon Wireless V CAST Music - MP3 vs. WMA Files WirelessGirl2005 Jan 12, 2006, 1:49 PM
Why is WMA a "lossy" format? mycool Jan 11, 2006, 12:11 PM
No worries...Here's the fix! lima_charlie Jan 10, 2006, 2:13 PM
Class Action #2!!!! SForsyth01 Jan 9, 2006, 4:58 PM
This will hurt the service truongn2 Jan 11, 2006, 11:42 PM
Question on the 950 Mary424 Jan 14, 2006, 1:34 PM
trekie alert slauttr Jan 12, 2006, 2:19 PM
Ringtones and external memory rcm-wayne Jan 12, 2006, 3:17 PM
Mp3 Usage johnmag32 Jan 12, 2006, 1:20 PM
How much loss? temp_name Jan 12, 2006, 1:33 AM
Guess I Won't Be Usin' VCast Music Then.. SystemShock Jan 9, 2006, 5:11 PM
The breakdown of things temp_name Jan 11, 2006, 12:40 PM
Ruh roh Raggy. HurricaneDonald Jan 9, 2006, 4:19 PM
Reason for WMA requirement for Vcast Music MntnMan Jan 10, 2006, 12:35 PM
What's the big deal? kvazzz Jan 9, 2006, 11:41 PM
MP3 players and formats jlatimer Jan 10, 2006, 11:21 AM
C Net News Article johnmag32 Jan 10, 2006, 4:42 PM
REALLY BIG QUESTION djdelay Jan 10, 2006, 1:08 PM
THE V710 All OVER AGAIN CDMA2 Jan 10, 2006, 10:47 AM
MP3 lockout temporary??? jlatimer Jan 10, 2006, 11:19 AM
 
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