Which Online Store Works With Which MP3 Player?

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Date: Tuesday, October 5th, 2004, 11:02
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CNet has posted a chart helping everyone who loves music figure out which online music sites can be used with their player. Especially useful for those Mac faithful who own (GASP!) another portable music player.

Finding the right MP3 player isn’t an easy proposition now that there are so many options to choose from. To complicate the matter further, certain players work only with certain online music stores. Even if you already have an MP3 player, it can be tricky to figure out which stores sell songs that your player can actually play.
In other words, online music is a jungle. Think of this chart as your machete, slicing through the tangles and confusion. It doesn’t list every player in the world, but it goes a long way toward helping you make sure that your purchased songs will work with your MP3 player. (Note on testing: Players were tested using at least one of the following: bundled software, RealPlayer, and Windows Media Player. We are continually testing popular players as new stores/services, firmware updates, and DRM technology are constantly being implemented.)


CNet has posted a chart helping everyone who loves music figure out which online music sites can be used with their player. Especially useful for those Mac faithful who own (GASP!) another portable music player.

Finding the right MP3 player isn’t an easy proposition now that there are so many options to choose from. To complicate the matter further, certain players work only with certain online music stores. Even if you already have an MP3 player, it can be tricky to figure out which stores sell songs that your player can actually play.
In other words, online music is a jungle. Think of this chart as your machete, slicing through the tangles and confusion. It doesn’t list every player in the world, but it goes a long way toward helping you make sure that your purchased songs will work with your MP3 player. (Note on testing: Players were tested using at least one of the following: bundled software, RealPlayer, and Windows Media Player. We are continually testing popular players as new stores/services, firmware updates, and DRM technology are constantly being implemented.)

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