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VCAST Music Disables MP3 Playback

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What's the big deal?

kvazzz

Jan 9, 2006, 11:41 PM
It's like, oh they disabled an MP3 player on vx8000!!! Surprised I don't know about you, but i still have my 8000 somewhere (I have E815 now) with MP3s...
If you need it so badly - you can get it.

So now I have to use WMP10 to convert my mp3s to WMAs. It's going to take less then a minute for someone WHO KNOWS cellphones and computers well (or med/well Cool ).

Besides FYI, WMA has a better compression rate (better or the same sound/less space).

The bottom line, if you don't like it, DON'T GET IT! It's not that hard. There's no such thing as a perfect cellphone of perfect service... For the geeks here, here's the math equation CELLPHONE+SERVICE=CONST Wink

Don't shoot me, I'm just the pianist, I play as well as I can Cool
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johnmag32

Jan 10, 2006, 4:00 AM
Good answer like they said in the Cnet mobile article if you don't want the software update don't get it.
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SystemShock

Jan 10, 2006, 4:08 AM
Gee, what if you liked the idea of being able to download music through your carrier AND being able to listen to mp3s, both on the same device?

Guess those folks are SOL.
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johnmag32

Jan 10, 2006, 4:43 AM
Go on the Cnet article it tells you where to look for the work around, not being a d*** just telling you what they said about the reason for doing this.
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johnmag32

Jan 10, 2006, 4:45 AM
I also do agree with you but the bottom line is always about money, and they want to make as much as they can. it sucks.
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WirelessGirl2005

Jan 10, 2006, 5:15 PM
Not sure what you guys are talking about because you can easily convert your MP3 files to WMA files so you can listen to them on your phone. I was able to get my hands on the music essentials kit and used it with my 8100 to easily convert my MP3 files to WMA for my phone. Here's the deal: Windows Media Player 10 will convert your MP3 files to WMA when songs are transferred through the USB cable, which is included in the kit.
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SystemShock

Jan 10, 2006, 8:51 PM
Welcome to yesterday. Sad

Yes, all of that is known. What you may not know is that when WM10 auto-converts your mp3s, AACs, and whatever else you have to WMA, you take a hit on sound quality due to WMA being a lossy format.
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SForsyth01

Jan 10, 2006, 10:21 AM
johnmag32 said:
Good answer like they said in the Cnet mobile article if you don't want the software update don't get it.

Where is this cnet article? Can you post a link to it as I am having trouble finding it.
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jlatimer

Jan 10, 2006, 11:27 AM
SForsyth...

I don't have the cnet article, but excite.com in the tech news has similar statements..

See my post on MP3 lockout temporary...
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johnmag32

Jan 10, 2006, 4:37 PM
My bad I got it on my phone at Cnet mobile.
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lima_charlie

Jan 10, 2006, 6:12 PM
Anyone ever hear of that guy...umm...what's his name? Oh yeah...BILL FREAKIN' GATES and his WinBLOWS software! This software is the KING of hacks, patches, workarounds, you name it! But we have accepted it. (Well, not us Linux folks!) Sad to say, but software on phones is not much different. SO, while they continue to lock down the software, there will always be those working toward the hack! God Bless America! ...Damn...where's my 47 digit activation code again???
Very Happy
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kvazzz

Jan 10, 2006, 11:57 PM
It's OK to be jealous Laughing

Unix fareva, Win Mustdie!
I think this was popular 6 years ago. Catch us in 21st century.
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SystemShock

Jan 11, 2006, 12:01 AM
Umm...I don' use linux myself, KV, but linux-mania sue hasn't gone anywhere. I think someone may have misinformed y'all.
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