HP: No WMA for iPod.

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    More proff that thurrot is an idiot, apple would never allow wma on the ipod it is substandard.

    There should be a petition to have thurrot fired for being so insanely up bill gates @ss.
     
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    I think its time for the second official vniow No **** Sherlock award.
     
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    No way for WMA is smart.

    Just because the neysayers shout first doesn't mean its the truth. Why believe that its PC (pun intended) to pander to MS or MS technology? I commend HP in using logic over false assumptions on what are customer needs. Because MS made the codex and player on the specific platform need not be the best now does it?
     
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    hi, it'd be great if you could use some puncuation in your sentences. it's really confusing and annoying to read comments like yours. even though the content may be good, it doesn't really matter because people won't enjoying reading through it

    but anyway, i must say that i do completely agree with what you have to say. paul thurrot is a mega idiot, and i don't understand how he can make a living doing what he does (perhaps he secretly works for bill gates?)
     
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    I think by now everyone knows that Paul Thurrot is an astroturfer. WMA? Superior? Not bloody likely. Not bloody likely at all!

    I don't know how he came to be a tech writer in the first place. Does he use his computer for anything other than glorifying Microsoft or making way off predictions regarding apple?
     
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    Hahahahahaha. Good one.

    Personally, I think AtAT's opinion of Paul Thurrott is best: "It's all too clear that Bill Gates need never experience a colonoscopy, because he can always ask Paul Thurrott to give Bill's doctor an eyewitness account of just how things are going up there."
     
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    What company ran the test that said WMA was inferior to AAC, or vice versa?
     
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    AAC is superior

    Tom's Hardware Guide finds AAC is superior both by waveform analysis and by listening tests--better quality per file size than WMA:
    http://www6.tomshardware.com/consumer/20020712/2u4u-05.html

    And look at this:

    Green is original sound
    Blue is AAC (follows the green closely)
    Yellow is WMA (deviating from the original sound in a band humans CAN hear)
    Red is MP3 (deviating even worse than WMA)

    [​IMG]

    (Thanks to whoever posted the link to Tom's.)
     
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    I didnt see any information on which waveform was which, and the 2nd link lead to a blank page.

    He said that the AAC file had more clarity, but that's just an opinion.
     
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    ... what do I want to look at a picture of a hammer for? :confused:
     
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    Nermal: Once the page has loaded, click the address bar and press Return. It's detecting that it's linked from somewhere so it doesn't show the actual image, but it's fine if the user directly goes there.



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    Not sure which thread is which, I do know that this HP/Apple page has a good take on it
     

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