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Apple in the dock (and we ain't talking iPod, here)

Discussion in 'Headphones, Earphones & Portable Music' started by shadowritten, Sep 24, 2005.

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  1. shadowritten

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    Something puzzles me about this article.

    I'd always understood that as well as buying AAC files from iTunes, one could also purchase MP3s. Or am I totally wrong - in which case (boom, boom!), this guy Slattery has a good point ... though Apple are probably no more guilty than Microsoft were in that business with their IE browser.
     
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    I've only ever bought AAC files from the iTunes Music Store so I assume that's all you can get from there.
     
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    I wouldn't have thought it matters where you buy your mp3 files from, the iPod will still play them.

    As for the store on coding in AAC, that is correct. Steve Jobs said in one of the presentations, that the store would sell 128k AAC encoded files.
     
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    Partly true. However, Microsoft are steadily monopolising in the other direction, by encouraging so many online music retailers to encode in WMA. The difference? A hell of a lot more players support WMA (natively, without conversion) - hence why the Judge reckons there's a case to answer, I guess ...
     
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    Good point well present there :)

    I can't stand the WMA format though, and I wish there was a lot more encoding of and support for AAC or even MP3 Pro.
     
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    Codec with closed DRM. Store only sells music in that format.


    I guess Sony should be sharing the stand in that case.
     
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    They would. Only, they don't have a global monopoly, see - which is kinda Slattery's point ...
     

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