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VCAST Music Disables MP3 Playback

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Replying to:  Reason for WMA requirement for Vcast Music by MntnMan   Jan 10, 2006, 12:35 PM

Re: Reason for WMA requirement for Vcast Music

by SystemShock    Jan 10, 2006, 12:43 PM

Wow.. that sounded almost like a press release. Shocked

And it isn't even true. AAC format would've given Verizon DRM (digital rights managemnt).. its not like its a WMA-only thing, lol.

"The music industry is SO onboard with it"? Sure, they're onboard with anything that could potentially make them money. They're onboard with iTunes too, and in an even bigger way (2 million legal tracks available on iTunes, compared to half a million on VCast), and iTunes DOESN'T use WMA at ALL.

'Only music stealers have anything to lose?' Tell me another one. How about folks who already have a big collection of mp3 or AAC files, and don't want to have them auto-translated to WMA and lose audio quality? Or who just don't like the $1.99 OTA price of VCast, especially compared to Amp'ds 99 cent OTA download price?

Press releases aside, VCast music just ain't all that.

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