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choice of mp3 players

I already use iTunes and am thinking of getting an mp3 player. If I use iTunes does that mean that I have to use an iPod or can I use any mp3 player?

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In reply to: choice of mp3 players

Most of what you get from iTunes is copy-protected AAC files which cannot be played on the average MP3 player, which handles WAV, WMA, WMA DRM, and MP3 files. Thus, aside from the occasional exception, you're limited to choosing between the iPod models if you wish to continue using iTunes. Also note that circumventing copy protection is illegal in the US and most other countries, thus preventing you from converting the music into a format supported by your MP3 player.

Hope this helps,
John

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In reply to: choice of mp3 players

Why is it that people assume that the users of iTunes will only get their music from the iTunes Music Store. All personally owned CD's can be ripped into iTunes and, if the MP3 player of choice is capable of being used as a HD, will connect to the machine and allow the export of ripped MP3 tracks to it.

However, if your music collection is made up of tracks from the ITMS, then the iPod will be the only player that can decode the Apple DRM that is applied to each purchased track.

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