06-09-2009 11:08 AM
After using a MP3 player in my clunky 5 year old cell phone for years, I'd like to buy a player. I understand that the I-tunes program that my sister downloaded onto my computer, along with her songs will only play on an Apple I-Pod. Does that mean I have to buy an I-Pod, or can I use her songs on a different MP3 player? Is the quality the same for the different brands? I wouldn't be a fan of the monopoly that Apple has if I can avoid it. I just want something light to use for excercise, perhaps a Nano or Sony with 16 GB or so.
06-09-2009 01:08 PM
If she purchased the songs from iTunes, then no, they would not work. However, apple has recently started selling DRM-free songs, which means they would be playable on any mp3 player.
Just look into something cheap like a Sansa Clip or Fuze.
06-09-2009 03:29 PM
Thanks for your prompt answer. I think they look reasonably priced. How would I go about downloading DRM-free music from the I-tunes program onto a non-Apple MP3 player? is there some sort of interface/conversion (or whatever it is called technically) necessary?
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