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VCAST Music Disables MP3 Playback

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

Replying to:  Re: Reason for WMA requirement for Vcast Music by MntnMan   Jan 10, 2006, 12:58 PM

Re: Reason for WMA requirement for Vcast Music

by SystemShock    Jan 10, 2006, 1:14 PM

Actually, Apple only went with Cingular (and Motorola) initially. They have made noises on bringing iTunes to the broader market.

Doesn't matter what iTunes had at launch... the music industry as a whole is much more 'onboard' now with the concept of offering its catalog online, over the air, whatever. So you'd think VCast could do better than having one-quarter of iTunes catalog.

Far as audio quality goes... ever hear of high-quality HEADPHONES? Y'know, stuff like Shure e3Cs, Etymotics, etc.? They work real good, an' don't add to the cost of the phone at all. Luv 'em with my iPod.

And there's no way to avoid losing quality with VCast music with my existing music... the simple act of converting my existing mp3s and AACs will cause a quality hit, as WMA is a lossy format.

My CDs are a different story, I could re-rip 'em to WMA, but I have THOUSANDS of tracks on CD... yes, it IS kind of a 'trauma' of extra effort, realistically-speakin'.

Amp'd? They'll obviously be adding phones.. the Moto E816 is due quite soon, that'd make two phones for 'em, compared to how many VCast Music-capable phones for Verizon? Two also, you say, three with the LG 9800 coming? Uh-huh, big difference there. Smile

Again, 99 cent OTA downloads for Amp'd, vs $1.99 OTA downloads for VCast Music.

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