Store a downloaded mp3 on iPod iTouch?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by gbross, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. gbross macrumors member

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    If I'm surfing the web with my ipt and listen to an mp3 that is on a website can I download this mp3 and add it to my ipt?

    Or is syncing with Itunes THE ONLY way you can add tunes?
     
  2. iDAG macrumors 65816

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    You can only use iTunes or use the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store on the iPod touch.
     
  3. xXriderXx7 macrumors 6502a

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    There is a plugin floating around that allows Safari to download files, Im not sure if it supports .mp3's, and I have no idea how you would have it be recognized on the Touch without using iTunes.
     
  4. gbross thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks.

    Here's a follow up.

    Can I listen to an mp3 that's on a website? I would imagine some form of Quicktime would play the song?
     
  5. iDAG macrumors 65816

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    Only if it is in the Quicktime format because that is the only thing the iPod touch currently plays.
     
  6. gbross thread starter macrumors member

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    So if the song on the website is a plain-vanilla mp3 file it won't play?
     
  7. iDAG macrumors 65816

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    I think because I have tried to listen to things on the internet on the iPod touch and the only things that would play were those that were in Quicktime.
     
  8. xXriderXx7 macrumors 6502a

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    Only if it is a Quicktime files, as stated.

    If flash is ever added, a whole lot of new possibilities are going to develop.
     
  9. iDAG macrumors 65816

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    Most things are in Quicktime though. If I remember right, YouTube is converting all of their videos to Quicktime so they work on iPhone/iPod touch/tv.
     
  10. limbery macrumors newbie

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    MP3 s on the touch

    You just bring an MP3 into itunes and it will import it into your music library for synching with your ipod.....no probs....it just won't recognize windows .wma files....
     
  11. gbross thread starter macrumors member

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    I went to my local Apple Store today and tried the iPod Touch.

    I went to a website, clicked on a plain-vanilla mp3 and Quicktime played the song. I know for a fact that this song is stored on the server with no links or code indicating that it is a Quicktime file.

    So... it works.

    Can't store it on your device though, you can listen only.
     
  12. xXriderXx7 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah.
    I think Apple did this for both security and piracy reasons.
     

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