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VCAST Music Disables MP3 Playback

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MP3 players and formats

jlatimer

Jan 10, 2006, 11:21 AM
MP3 players can play multiple formats (ipod can play AAC, MP3; Creative Zen can play MP3 and WMA, etc), why can't the phone player?
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SystemShock

Jan 10, 2006, 12:16 PM
jlatimer said:
MP3 players can play multiple formats (ipod can play AAC, MP3; Creative Zen can play MP3 and WMA, etc), why can't the phone player?

Because Microsoft insisted that the VCast Music-capable phones play only WMA (since that's Microsoft's own audio format), an' like a bunch of chuckleheads, Verizon went along with it. Sad
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WirelessGirl2005

Jan 10, 2006, 5:24 PM
Yes, it's true that V CAST Music capable phones play WMA files but it's really easy to convert your MP3 files to WMA files. 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, 8:53 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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