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Zillions of Ipod options....

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  1. Starkiller 9

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    That's probably years away, but yes they did just file for a patent for that
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  2. vslyke In Dinger We Trust

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    Can't you buy DRM free versions for 30 cents more?
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    For some things you can, though I think it's still aac rather than mp3. But most of the music industry refuses to sell DRM-free music through iTunes because they think Apple is already too big. But you can buy most of it from Amazon for less than Apple sells DRMed music.
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    yes, and supposedly the "premium" files are also higher fidelity

    the issue with Apple Music Store selections isn't so much a DRM problem but more of a codec consideration
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    so is it some kind of 'watermark' or something ? os is it the AAC codec ?

    I ask because I was looking through the music files on my PSP and some of them are AAC
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    Some other non-Apple players read AAC files, though the majority probably don't. Not sure which do or don't, frankly.

    But the bigger issue is normally the DRM that keeps people from playing music on their iPod that hasn't been authorized to play in their copy of iTunes. But yes, if you were to buy DRM-free music from iTunes, it would still be AAC and the player would need to be able to play that format.
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