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jaxisland

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A friend of mine, owns an Apple IPhone, whereas I have a Smartphone with Windows Mobile. For me, I download legal music and put it on my phone so I can listen to it, and also use it as ringtones. He wants to do the same with his IPhone, does anyone know how to do this?

I dont play with fruit so I am at a loss :)
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Erm... Doesn't the iPhone come with the dreaded iTunes package?
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I believe so but I dont anything about.
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You just connect the phone to the PC with the USB cable and run iTunes - iTunes is pretty much self explanatory :)

Edited by landlord, 15 October 2007 - 12:21 PM.

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He said that you cant put straight mp3 files on the IPhone that they need to be something else, that sound right?
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Yup. iPods have their own formats: I'm pretty sure the iPhone follows this tradition. The formats supported are AIFF, m4a and WAV as well as several others. I believe that if you connect the iPhone to iTunes it will auto-convert the MP3 file to AIFF (or WAV). If the file's already in the uncompressed WAV format you can just transfer it.

Since I'm not sure about that feature of iTunes, maybe someone else could clarify it. Meanwhile DBPowerAmp Free will do the converting job for you. You can convert the files you've downloaded to WAV (uncompressed and supported by all devices) or to Apple's m4a format.

You can also try it yourself: throw an MP3 file into the iTunes list and see if it automatically converts it.

Edited by landlord, 15 October 2007 - 05:07 PM.

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I thought iTunes used the .aac format? It has been a while since I've used it, though, as it's too resource-intensive and gave me too many problems... :)
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It uses this format too, together with the ones I mentioned :whistle:

Oh, and you really don't have choice, because if you download music from iTunes, it's DRM'd and in AAC.
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Stick with your current smart phone and go buy a Zune. I tried listening to MP3s on my phone, but then every time I went to make a phone call, my battery was dead. Having all in one is great, if you are always around an outlet. Other than that, the unnecessary crap just kills you battery so you cant make a call when you really need to.

I have a Starcom 6800 (which I absolutely love). I believe it does everything the iPhone does, including the touch screen.

For music, I just purchased a 30gb Video Zune. I'm giving my iPod to my dog.
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For music, I just purchased a 30gb Video Zune. I'm giving my iPod to my dog.

:) ScHwErV you've made my day thank's :)
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For music, I just purchased a 30gb Video Zune. I'm giving my iPod to my dog.


Hey, I'd be happy to send your dog some toys in exchange for the iPod :)

I'm quite happy with my Samsung YP-T9B (yup, the B means Bluetooth :)). Only thing, it has this annoying bug that sometimes the forward button actually makes it go backwards :) I really should send Samsung an email about that.
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Stick with your current smart phone and go buy a Zune.

*FPVDriF6 wonders if ScHwErV actually read post #1?
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Stick with your current smart phone and go buy a Zune.

*FPVDriF6 wonders if ScHwErV actually read post #1?

Some people just make bad decisions early in the morning.

For me, I download legal music and put it on my phone so I can listen to it, and also use it as ringtones.

I know exactly what he was asking for, but since I do not have an iPhone, I was giving a suggestion to him (not his friend) that may help him when it comes time for his depleting battery.

My post was on topic, yours was neither on topic, nor funny. I recommend you try to stay on topic, or go to the random discussion forum.
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My battery has been pretty good. They put out an extended battery for the phone so its not too bad, but I was upset cause the other day on woot they had a 30 gb zune for $99.

Maybe christmas :)
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