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Anyone else annoyed that the HD5 still "doesn't" read mp3s?

Discussion in 'Headphones, Earphones & Portable Music' started by L11, Jun 6, 2005.

  1. L11

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    I'm really annoyed that i cant actually take it to a friend's house and copy the songs back over. Misleading advertising? I cant even open them stupid .oma files in an mp3 player...
     
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    That'l be 'cos the OMA files are ATRAC, not MP3
     
  3. L11

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    so you're telling me that my computer can convert an mp3 to atrac 3 in less than a second? they show up as 'mp3s' on the player and in sonicstage
     
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    if you dont know something dont make things up mate.

    the oma is a type of wrapper that is put around an mp3 files to prevent copying like you suggest, remember soy are also a record label and dont want their music going from pc to pc. They put the oma tag as a type of digital rights management. thats why it only takes a second to put it on, its not changing the file type.
     
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    Oops, sorry. I got mixed up with .OMG
     
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    As far as I know new iPods don't allow you to just copy music from one computer to another for the same copyright reasons - if you want to share files just stick it on the player as an external drive and then copy it over when you get to your mate's house.

    But the Sony does play native mp3's like it is advertised.
     
  7. L11

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    i guess i mislead the reading of 'native mp3s'.. i assumed that meant 'normal' mp3s..
     
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    but it does read 'normal' mp3s - it only puts a wrapper over it so it cannot be put on this pc and then loaded off on to that one again - don't iPods work exactely the same?
     
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    iPods work similarly. They do store the original MP3s on the hard drive, but they're all hidden and placed in various different folders... I'm guessing to make copying back off difficult.
     
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    its a bit pointless if you ask me all this, i mean if you have a hdd player you have to have a pc, that means the chances are you will have either a cdrewitter or the internet or both, copying music is far far easyer using those than any other way. i mean how often have you said to a mate ohhh i would like a copy of that, and they ahev brought it round on an mp3 player? and how often on a cd? really its a pointless act it will stop a tiny tiny fraction of sharing and it ruins some really great players imho, how much better would the hd3 be with drag and drop as default?!
     
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    I thought it was a chinese sauce :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
     
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    :oops:
     
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    ipods allow music to be transferred to 3 pc's. When you go to transfer the music Windows/itunes asks u for the password to the person whose ipod it is and then it lets you transfer the music.
     

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