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Why the iPod Should Play Windows Media Audio

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Thursday, November 20, 2003
News Categories: iPod

Like the age-old battle between the Beta format and the VHS format we are at the very beginnings of a digital media battle…. The solution? Apple should avoid the potential of becoming the Beta by having the iPod able to play WMA files.

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yeah, re-import to mp3.  if it’s his CD collection (read: he has the highest quality already), there’s no reason to convert WMA to mp3 and thus lose more quality.  yeah, it’ll take some time to reimport, but it’s worth it. 

WMA sounds like ####!  use Lame 3.93 or Franhoffer, or better yet, using the AAC encoder in iTunes or another 3rd party AAC encoder (i.e. dB Music Converter). 

Posted by lo on December 5, 2003 at 5:17 PM (PDT)

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what can you do if itunes is not available in you country and yet they still heavily market the ipod. i have a fantasic machine and the only option for obtaining music is illegal.

Posted by sammy1627106 on December 27, 2004 at 9:25 PM (PDT)

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