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Red Rebel Advanced Member

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#1 14 years ago

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.




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#2 14 years ago

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




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#3 14 years ago

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

HUH?

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

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#4 14 years ago

Why don't you use a convertor?

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#5 14 years ago

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?




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#6 14 years ago

Napster. I think.




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#7 14 years ago

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.




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#8 14 years ago

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.




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#9 14 years ago

What type of file are you trying to convert?




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#10 14 years ago

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...




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