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VCAST Music Disables MP3 Playback

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This will hurt the service

truongn2

Jan 11, 2006, 11:42 PM
Everyone loves to be able to download music to their phone, but to take away the ability to add music from your computer to your phone in mp3 version will deter some consumer, like me.

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SystemShock

Jan 12, 2006, 5:53 AM
truongn2 said:
Everyone loves to be able to download music to their phone, but to take away the ability to add music from your computer to your phone in mp3 version will deter some consumer, like me.

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Agreed.

Some people won't care, but others definitely will. Its just so silly... having mp3 support is no big deal, many people obviously have a ton of mp3s sitting on their computers, so why strip out the feature? Because Microsoft TOLD you to? Blah.
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temp_name

Jan 12, 2006, 10:42 AM
some people won't care? some people will care... most (probably like 99%) of the target consumers won't, and in the end that is all that matters.
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SystemShock

Jan 12, 2006, 3:27 PM
I think you might be suprised.

The people Verizon is ticking off most with this move are exactly the people who'd be most likely to use the service otherwise... young, techie, into music. Older or non-techie folks probably won't care, but older and non-techie folks usually don't download a lotta music either.

No, VZW is pretty much pissing off its targeted demographic for this service... not good. Sad
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bash1

Jan 15, 2006, 1:14 PM
I have been speaking with several people about the music service... the young , techie, people into music and he people who actually make music they all seem impressed with the service. If any new service launches a hand full of people will want to strike it down and badmouth the service. The use of wma files only make what could be a complicated process very simple. To use vcast music you have to have mp10 no question. mp10 will convert mp3 into wma automatically. then you can play the song on the device that's it nothing more to it. you can use your existing mp3s get more mp3 however you want(free or not) then mp10 will convert them to wma and the phone will play them. The 1.99 charge is for over the air purchases only and to use tha...
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Mary424

Jan 15, 2006, 1:18 PM
With the 8100, though, you can still get the update and very easily put it back to MP3. Can't do that with the 950 though.
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SystemShock

Jan 16, 2006, 3:50 AM
bash1 said:
I have been speaking with several people about the music service... the young , techie, people into music and he people who actually make music they all seem impressed with the service.

LOL...no. Sry, I don' believe that for a sec.

Come up to most any (unbiased) young techic music guy, an' tell 'em a download service costs $1.99 a song plus will auto-convert their mp3s and not allow the playing of mp3s straight up? They'll laugh in your face, bro. I know, I've been talkin' to peeps.

Remember, this is the same crowd that had to be weaned off of P2P services, an' some o' them are still there. Why? Bad pricing by the music industry, and too many restrictions. The VCM store will have a few ta...
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Phantom1

Jan 16, 2006, 11:21 PM
Best response I've seen yet! The VCast Music service is a great creation. Some people just always feel the need to find something with a new product that they dislike. When ringback tones launched i'm sure people had problems and complaints about it "oh it disables the call waiting ring-beep" sorry, that was on purpose. "It only plays WMA files not MP3" ya that might have something to do with Microsoft, but guess what, WMA compresses smaller and you can have more songs...wow that's such a disadvantage! The difference in sampling rates between mp3 and the WMA offered off VCast music is minimal. Not like you can't get Media Player 10 for free by updating whats on your computer anyway.
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SystemShock

Jan 17, 2006, 3:18 AM
Phantom1 said:
The VCast Music service is a great creation. Some people just always feel the need to find something with a new product that they dislike.

Looks like the 'shill machine' is in full effect. Yet another very recent account, making no other posts than ones to defend VCast Music. Is the coffee good in the marketing dept, bro? Smile

Look pal, peeps did not WANT to complain about VCast Music. Verizon CHOSE to go with the 'no mp3 support, kinda high over-the-air pricing' model. No one forced 'em. And now they're shocked and defensive when people say its not so great? Whatev.

Now I'm hearing that the over-the-air downloads are only 64 kbps WMAs? For a $1.99 download? Yeah, I also hear that a high...
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