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Old 04-16-2007, 06:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Did a search for MusicStore and nothing came up in archives.

I'm referring to this service of theirs CLICK ME

If I understand correctly, I need to install the Rogers MediaPlayer on my PC to download the songs. Then I need to install the Rogers Mobile MusicPlayer on the phone to play the songs. The phone's not listed as a supported phone, but if it can play MP3's, why not?

Or are these songs encrypted like iPod songs in a different format?

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Old 04-23-2007, 11:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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So has anyone tried this?
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One last try...
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If I may ask, why bother? Your Pearl has no DRM. You don't need Rogers Music Store to put mp3s on your phone.
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Take mp3 - copy to music folder on card - play mp3 and dance.

Doesn't get much simpler.
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They offer unlimited music downloads for free for 2 months, but it seemed that you need their player to play the music, and if you don't pay for the subscription after 2 months, the songs on your phone become useless.

I know that i can just copy mp3's onto the phone and play them. This way I'd have gotten songs for free for 2 months.

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Old 05-19-2007, 06:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Amiro, buddy, you live in Canada! Please don't tell me you actually pay for music. Also, your phone accepts the .wav format. Hey, I'd like to suggest you do a little reading on what's called "lossless" AKA "FLAC" (yes,I know, one of a dozen compression formats, but it's the best) and then convert FLAC audio files to .wav. Premium sound quality not only on your pearl, but ready to burn to CD WITH CD quality sound. A little bit of work, but my god man, worth it !
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why dont you get your music using P2P or torrent programs....?
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Hey, I'd like to suggest you do a little reading on what's called "lossless" AKA "FLAC" and then convert FLAC audio files to .wav.
Cool, I'll read up on it. So do you also set a bit rate for FLAC? What is the size of a typical 3/4 minute song be with FLAC (or do you have to then convert to WAV to listen to them?) I'm getting about 5 MB for a 192 bitrate MP3 song.

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why dont you get your music using P2P or torrent programs....?
I'm finding that sometimes I get crap on P2P sites, even if I'm getting songs at 192 rates. Depends on how the person's recorded the song I guess, or whether it's corrupted. Back in the days of Kazaa close to the end most of the songs seemed to be corrupted ones that played for 10 seconds then were blank - I'm guessing the record companies put those out there.

What are you using?
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Ok, that same 5MB MP3 song file would be anywhere from 40 to 50MB in lossless. Yep! If people knew what a rip off MP3 is there would be a revolt. That they expect people to pay for a pillaged audio file is nerve beyond comprehension. To compress to MP3 they have removed so much info so as to leave the bare minimum to trick the human into believing they are listening to a song. To start get a good CD ripper. When you "buy" a CD and you want to make a copy to your hard drive so that, in the event that your original is damaged beyond repair, you can make a back-up( completely legal). Use a program like exactaudiocopy (FREE ) to make that copy and store on your hard drive. Then all you need is a program like Burrrn (also FREE ) to make a duplicate CD. To fill your head with either too much information, or just enough to make you dangerous , you'll want to read up on FLAC (link) Then , of course, you'll just need an invite to a place....

Sure , the file size is larger , but on a 2GB card, pfffft, it doesn't matter ! And the fullness of the sound, the sound....
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Cool, I'll read up on it. So do you also set a bit rate for FLAC? What is the size of a typical 3/4 minute song be with FLAC (or do you have to then convert to WAV to listen to them?) I'm getting about 5 MB for a 192 bitrate MP3 song.



I'm finding that sometimes I get crap on P2P sites, even if I'm getting songs at 192 rates. Depends on how the person's recorded the song I guess, or whether it's corrupted. Back in the days of Kazaa close to the end most of the songs seemed to be corrupted ones that played for 10 seconds then were blank - I'm guessing the record companies put those out there.

What are you using?
Well i always buy the cds of the bands i like but for a couple of musics im using bittorrent as a client torrent and im getting the downloads searching in torrentz.ws and mininova. I only use Lite Kazaa when i cant find em in torrent. Torrent for me have a better speed like 100KBPS/ 400KBPS depending on seeder and leecher.
Using bittorrent u will find the full cd but when you open the file to download the files using the torrent client u can select just the musics that u like.

Works fine to me
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I preferred ATRAC, BUT nobody liked it. Its a digital format that ONLY removed sound that the human ear could NOT hear. But thats just used by Sony on the MiniDisc/HiMD format.
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PS Rogers just released this for the Pearl, and you can get 2 months of music free on it! Will try it and see how it goes. Nice supplement to other forms of getting music as suggested above...
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