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iPod supports WMA, but locked by Apple

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Friday, February 20, 2004
News Categories: Digital Media

“Chip manufacture Portal Player in San Diego US build the embedded PB5502B-C chip in Apple’s iPod. This is the chip that allows the playing of AAC and MP3 - However what is interesting is that the chip firmware by default also allows the playing of WMA. It looks like for some reason this is locked by Apple.”

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How is Apple supporting WMA supporting MSs control of an Audio format any more than Excel supporting Lotus 1-2-3 files?

Embrace and extend, baby.  If Apple supports the WMA files people have already ripped, then those people have one less reason to buy something other than an iPod.

Posted by eas on February 23, 2004 at 7:49 PM (PDT)


in ten years LOL .. in ten years we wont care .. well prob be sending AIFF’s all over the super fast internet !!


Posted by faizon on March 18, 2004 at 12:03 PM (PDT)


I will not buy a Ipod untill they add WMA support.

Posted by Scott on March 31, 2004 at 11:14 AM (PDT)

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