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Verizon Turns Up The Music

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Me2

Jan 5, 2006, 1:32 PM
Too bad it uses WMA. That pretty much puts ipod users out since it wont play em. I know you can convert it into mp3 or aac but then you loose alot of quality.....
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SystemShock

Jan 5, 2006, 3:05 PM
Me2 said:
Too bad it uses WMA. That pretty much puts ipod users out since it wont play em. I know you can convert it into mp3 or aac but then you loose alot of quality.....

I agree that AAC woulda been a MUCH better choice. MP3 not so much, 'cus there's no DRM with mp3?(that's what AAC is for, I think.. also allegedly sounds slightly better).

I guess VZW didn't really think it thru when they teamed up wit' Microsoft.. if I did pay for a VCAST music track, I would want to play it ANYWHERE.. phone, PC, iPod, etc. WMA makes it a non-starter for me.
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SForsyth01

Jan 5, 2006, 3:22 PM
SystemShock said:
Me2 said:
Too bad it uses WMA. That pretty much puts ipod users out since it wont play em. I know you can convert it into mp3 or aac but then you loose alot of quality.....

I agree that AAC woulda been a MUCH better choice. MP3 not so much, 'cus there's no DRM with mp3?(that's what AAC is for, I think.. also allegedly sounds slightly better).

I guess VZW didn't really think it thru when they teamed up wit' Microsoft.. if I did pay for a VCAST music track, I would want to play it ANYWHERE.. phone, PC, iPod, etc. WMA makes it a non-starter for me.

The better question is: Why would anyone that already has an ipod pay Verizon to download these songs? All ...
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SystemShock

Jan 5, 2006, 3:36 PM
SForsyth01 said:
SystemShock said:
Me2 said:
Too bad it uses WMA. That pretty much puts ipod users out since it wont play em. I know you can convert it into mp3 or aac but then you loose alot of quality.....

I agree that AAC woulda been a MUCH better choice. MP3 not so much, 'cus there's no DRM with mp3?(that's what AAC is for, I think.. also allegedly sounds slightly better).

I guess VZW didn't really think it thru when they teamed up wit' Microsoft.. if I did pay for a VCAST music track, I would want to play it ANYWHERE.. phone, PC, iPod, etc. WMA makes it a non-starter for me.

The better question is: Why would anyone that already has an ipod pay V
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SForsyth01

Jan 5, 2006, 4:31 PM
SystemShock said:
SForsyth01 said:
SystemShock said:
Me2 said:
Too bad it uses WMA. That pretty much puts ipod users out since it wont play em. I know you can convert it into mp3 or aac but then you loose alot of quality.....

I agree that AAC woulda been a MUCH better choice. MP3 not so much, 'cus there's no DRM with mp3?(that's what AAC is for, I think.. also allegedly sounds slightly better).

I guess VZW didn't really think it thru when they teamed up wit' Microsoft.. if I did pay for a VCAST music track, I would want to play it ANYWHERE.. phone, PC, iPod, etc. WMA makes it a non-starter for me.

The better question is: Why would
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sicadastra

Jan 5, 2006, 7:06 PM
iTunes downloads are protected AAC files that will not play on any portable player except an ipod.
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SystemShock

Jan 5, 2006, 8:01 PM
sicadastra said:
iTunes downloads are protected AAC files that will not play on any portable player except an ipod.

Even if you convert them to mp3?
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jlatimer

Jan 9, 2006, 9:19 AM
Converting a lossy format (AAC) to another lossy format (mp3) is making a copy of a copy...large loss of quality. Yes it can be done, but should you?
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CptFarlow

Jan 10, 2006, 10:54 AM
Yeah AAC is soooo worth it. I download music from the Sprint Music store, and those files are AAC+ (Advanced Audio Coding), which is much better than .mp3. It also takes up far less space on a memory card. (I've seen about 1 Mb for what would normally be a 3 or 4 Mb song.)

Unfortunately, Sprint rapes us on song downloads, so it's pointless for me to buy more than a few. The memory card option is great because I can just fill them up with music, videos, etc., with a loss of quality...

I've downloaded a .mp3 to .aac comverter, but haven't gotten it working yet. Sad
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