My stepdad got an .mp3 player for Christmas. So we've been looking for a music download service. I have an iPod and use iTunes, but the download format is .mp4 (I think), so doesn't work on the RCA mp3 player (again, I think).
Can anyone tell me about a music download service that that would work for this? We'd prefer something similar to iTunes. A certain fee for each song, not a subscription fee, and a fee for each download.
I wasn't sure where to put this, Tech or here. I put it here since it's about music.
Thanks for any help.
I didn't make it!
did you give Itunes a wherl with the MP3 player?
or you could try "X-play" its just makes itunes work with a regular MP3 player
iTunes doesn't recognize the player. Also while Googling for that X-play thing, I found this:
Real_iPodUserThis is the single most WORTHLESS software I have ever used - I would be mad if It were handed out for free
First of all - The software DOES NOT SYNC MP3's with Windows Media Player - Like it falsely claims
The software is a ploy to try and get you to convert your Prized MP3 collection into the Joke of all formats - WMA
What was Media Four thinking?
I hate iTunes - but this software makes iTunes very desirable - as iTunes is free, and copies the MP3's into your device
This software take 5 years - converting the MP3's into WMA files - then copying them over
I cant say enough - DO NOT BUY OR EVEN TRY THIS SOFTWARE - You can thank me later
A new sense of nuisance.
8th December 2003
Why don't you use a convertor?
I don't know if conversion works (I don't use iTunes or an iPod so I dunno) - DRM has a habit of making media do funky stuff when you try and convert it.
How about the Media Player store?
Napster. I think.
18th November 2004
If the MP3 player is compatible with Windows Media Player files, you could try the URGE music store. You can go by-the-song or use a monthly fee, and you get a 14-day free trial too.
Urge sounds good so far. The stepdad is going to try it tomorrow when he has a chance.
As for converting, I don't know of any free converter that is.. fully functional. I found one a while back, but it took forever and only converted 30 seconds.
What type of file are you trying to convert?
I think he's referring to converting musics downloaded from iTunes to mp3, in which case it'll be DRM-protected AAC files. Apparently iTunes can convert to and from AAC and mp3, but as I said earlier I don't know how it would handle the DRM...