stupid lazy people that hate itunes: article

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  1. howard macrumors 68020

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    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05200/540233.stm

    rips in a "weird" format that no one else uses?? this is ridiculous. everyone knows it can rip mp3s (safe to say the standard of digital music) just cause its set to aac by default should get everyones undies in a bundle... I get so frustrated with people who don't take the time to see past their feet and learn to use what is in front of them.
     
  2. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    I very much doubt if the author knows anything about the subject he's writing about,it appears to be cobbled together from PR releases.As for this from Micro$oft,mindboggling,
    Microsoft Corp., meanwhile, is attempting to lessen the confusion. Last year, it launched "Plays for Sure," a marketing program that tries to make it clear to consumers which music players and providers are compatible. Under the program, participating companies -- those that license Windows Media compression and rights-management techniques -- label their products "Plays for Sure."
     
  3. Doctor Q Administrator

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    We can each write to the author, Sarah McBride, at sarah.mcbride@wsj.com and set her straight.

    Notice the typo in her byline at post-gazette.com. If she can't spell her own name correctly, it might explain why she doesn't understand the first thing about iTunes. :rolleyes:
     
  4. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    The average user really doesn't know that, believe it or not. All they see is that it imports as AAC and the menu shows Convert to AAC. If one doesn't go fishing around in the preferences, there really is no indication that iTunes can do anything else.
     
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  6. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Let the spam war begin on this misguided speaker of falsities (aka Sara McBride). How dare she talk smack about iTunes!!!! :eek:
     
  7. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    Holy schmokes some people are dumb. For them, technology is a real bitch...
     
  8. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Ugh, there goes the zealot brigade. Hopefully a few will actually read the article and notice who said and wrote what before shooting off :(
     
  9. stevietheb macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah...but without those people, some of us would be really po'...
     
  10. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    actually, i am pretty sure the author knows that it can rip mp3's. the author was quoting Monica Partridge who said it was a "weird" format. The author probably just used to quote to support her argument about having a singular standard for digital music, and how digital music effects record co's bottomline.
     
  11. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Either Sarah McBride didn't know that only a simple preference choice is involved (five choices of import format, plus bitrates, all described in the Help system), in which case she didn't do any research before spreading somebody else's claim, or she knew that Monica Partridge made a simple error, in which case she's even more irresponsible for spreading misinformation. She's free to make her point about standards, but I think she ignored journalistic responsibility.
     
  12. treblah macrumors 65816

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    Correction

    The WSJ has posted a correction to the story.

    Link.
     
  13. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Probably to stop their mail server from exploding... and you just know that some of the zealots who mailed did so with foul language and overblown comments that would have made most Mac owners cringe but will have successfully swayed that editor from ever writing another Mac article again, in case they all come back (not including any of the MR members in that group) ;)
     
  14. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    The funniest thing I have read all week. :D
     
  15. Doctor Q Administrator

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    How did you know? ;)
     
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    Anyone else thinking of WMA?
     
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  19. taeclee99 macrumors 6502a

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    From MacDailynews.com

    The Wall Street Journal has published a correction to their article regarding Apple's iTunes:

    "Changing a setting in the preferences panel in iTunes jukebox software allows a user to copy music from CDs into various formats, including MP3. An article in Monday's Journal Report on Technology quoted an iPod music player owner who implied that iTunes jukebox software copies songs only in the Advanced Audio Coding format. Apple Computer Inc.'s paid download service, the iTunes store, sells songs only in AAC."
     

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