Listening to an mp3 that was emailed to me

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by jrm27, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. jrm27 macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2008
    Hi all:

    A buddy of mine sent me an mp3 yesterday over email. Is there a way to download that mp3 from my email on the iphone and listen to it? Or can mp3 files only be played if they ceom from the itunes store, or are synced from another computer? Thanks!

  2. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    You should be able to touch the MP3 in the mail message and play it right there. Did you try that and nothing happened?

    It's always possible that it's encoded at a bit rate too high for the iPhone to play.
  3. CCRGMac macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2009
    ...or it could be DRM protected to the originator's iTunes account.
  4. jrm27 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2008
    Well, I touched it and it went through the download process and then nothing happened. And it's not a DRM file as it is a song he recorded himself. Hmmm... I must be doing something wrong....
  5. CCRGMac macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2009
    I just tried it myself - e-mailed an unprotected MP3 and it played, but not in the iPod app, just a simple player with a Quicktime logo. Can't work out if I can transfer it to my library, probably not as iTunes is the master app for all that.

    Can you e-mail it to the PC/Mac and then sync it from iTunes?

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