iTunes App?General


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  1. bassplyr

    bassplyr Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    What am I missing? Wouldn't Apple make a bundle by selling an iTUnes app? I would gladly pay a few bucks for the app as I sure every non-iphone user would. I mean I got it for my PC, so that horse is already out of the barn. 95% of my music is AAC protected and I can't play it anywhere except my ipod. Is there hope out there?

    Thanks,
    Roger
     

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  2. swaldrop

    swaldrop Well-Known Member

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    Not EVERY non iPhone user. I'll take my music DRM free please.
     
  3. mattjphoto

    mattjphoto Well-Known Member

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    x2..I don't own an ipod which means no itunes.
     
  4. condog

    condog Well-Known Member

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    itunes is currently DRM free. ever since they switched to the new 3 tier pricing system it has been DRM free. you can also upgrade your music to be DRM free.
     
  5. W4LLY

    W4LLY Well-Known Member

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    I changed my Music logo to look like the ipod one on the iphone with better cut :cool:
     
  6. gm991

    gm991 Well-Known Member

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    Can you still upgrade your music to be DRM free?
    If so please help, I thought that offer was over.

    thanks
     
  7. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead VIP Member

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    Maybe I am missing something here. Not trying to start a fight or anything, but why do you guys actually like using iTunes?
     
  8. NKT

    NKT Well-Known Member

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    Creatures of habit and have probably never heard of doubleTwist ;)
     
  9. mc48

    mc48 Well-Known Member

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    I am with OTD, why use iTunes?
     
  10. joetarin

    joetarin Well-Known Member

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    You are right..i've never heard of DT. I just checked out their site and it's exactly what I need. Being an avid iTunes user a lot of my music was purchased from the itunes store and I didnt know how I could get it onto my phone. Does this program play the music from itunes natively on my phone or does it convert the file to .mp3?
     
  11. joetarin

    joetarin Well-Known Member

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    I use iTunes becuase I use iPod. I know you can play mp3's nativly on the ipod but iTunes just did such a good job of integrating a player and a store into their itunes app. In 2005 when I first started using itunes it seemed liek the best thing out there.. Now it's 2010 and a have a ton of music I've purchased from the itunes store and am committed...It's not a bad thing. I havent been turned onto anything that would convice me to change at this point.
     
  12. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead VIP Member

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    Try music junk or imusic in the Android market and you may never buy another thing from iTunes again. ;)
     
  13. NKT

    NKT Well-Known Member

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    Is your music DRM free?
     
  14. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead VIP Member

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    Will it even play on an Eris with iTunes DRM in it?
     
  15. gm991

    gm991 Well-Known Member

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    I agree totally.
    Plus if you start listening to music on your phone all the time the dam thing will be dead when you need to make a call....lol
    Sorry to say that there isn't anything out there that comes close to the ipod touch/itunes interface.
    Love My Eris for what it is....a dam smart phone....:)
     
  16. joetarin

    joetarin Well-Known Member

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    I just got iMusic..great app..I cant imagine how long they will stay afloat given the nature of their app. I know it's peer to peer but it seems like they all get shut down eventually...
     
  17. NKT

    NKT Well-Known Member

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    Not sure, I converted our whole library to DRM-free MP3's for free a while ago.

    I would imagine it wouldn't since it's not an authorized device. The only options are to pay to have them converted or do the write-rip workaround.
     
  18. joetarin

    joetarin Well-Known Member

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    No, it's not DRM free. Itunes offered it at one point but I didnt buy.
     
  19. Kevkelsar

    Kevkelsar Well-Known Member

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    I feel really sorry for those who have used iTunes so much. Don't you get it that Apple designed it to KEEP you using it forever? Pretty lame, if you ask me. I stay away from companies that try to make everything they make exclusive to only their equipment, or make you pay even more if you want to use it somewhere else. Don't you pay enough for the product in the first place without having to get ripped off even more?
     
  20. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead VIP Member

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    Ok, I'll take that challenge. :D

    Open your ipod touch up. Go into the music player. Select genre and pick a genre. Now play all the songs in that genre shuffled. :p

    Can't do it, can you?

    To take a note from Verizon marketing....Droid Does.

    This is one of my complaints about Apple in general. They claim to have the best and their users claim it is the best too, but their products tend to fall short in many departments.
     
  21. NKT

    NKT Well-Known Member

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    There's a workaround but it may take some time depending on how many songs you have. Here's what I did:

    Acquire a CD-RW
    Make a new playlist called convert
    Drag a number of protected songs to the convert playlist to total <80 min.
    Burn playlist to CD-RW
    Once burned, import back to iTunes as MP3.

    DRM will be removed when you burn the audio disc allowing you to rip it back as unprotected MP3.

    Not the sexiest but it works. There are programs around there that purport to allow you to convert your DRM music but they either cost, don't work, or both...

    ***Edit to add: Found this software that might work for you. It has a free version. I've never used it so YMMV. It skips the whole burn to CD rip back and just "burns" the playlist to a virtual CD drive.

    http://www.dvdnextcopyiturns.com/DVDneXtCOPY_iTurns_FREE.html
     
  22. Kevkelsar

    Kevkelsar Well-Known Member

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    Sure, you can't play music ALL day long without another charge (with the standard battery). But how many people don't have a computer/laptop available to them sometime during the day where they can quickly plug in their phone to give it a little more juice? Odds are, if you are affording a smart phone with a data plan, you are also around a computer quite often.
     
  23. joetarin

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    True, they hook you..so does Microsoft and so does Verizon with their 2 year contract and $175 ETF's..this isnt a strategy unique to apple.

    Until apple raises the prices significantly of their music or starts making $hitty devices, I'll keep my itunes/iPod. I have enough trouble keeping my droid alive with just regular use during the day. There is NO WAY this thing would be able to play music for 4 hours on a plane (I travel A LOT) and be functional without me running to find an AC outlet in an airport or hotel. It's unfortunate but it's true. Droid DOESNT when it comes to being ready on a moments notice.
     
  24. Bswartz95

    Bswartz95 Well-Known Member

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    You're comparing an Ipod to a smartphone. Would the iPhone be able to play music for 4 hours on a plane, then be functional without charging? I have numerous friends who complain about their iPhone. An iPod is not a fair comparison, imo.
     
  25. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead VIP Member

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    Second and even third batteries are cheaper and easier to carry around. :D


    +1
     

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