4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 4, 2005 10:50 AM by Snowdove
Snowdove Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
I just signed up for ITunes and am trying to become familiar with it. I subscribed so I can buy MP3's for my phone and music videos for my PDA, a Dell Axim X3.

I bought one video as a test and was annoyed that it comes in mpeg4 format. Windows Media player doesn't play this format -- only Quicktime plays it.

If I can't figure out how to buy music videos that will play on my PDA, I dont need ITunes.

Can anyone help? (And why won't it let me burn the video to disk? I bought it, don't I own it? It says that it cannot be burned "because burning is disabled for this track". *** is that supposed to mean? Help?
  • Paul Judd Level 6 Level 6 (13,420 points)
    1) You need to have an authorized computer to play anything purchased from the ITMS. In order to do that, you need iTunes.

    2) Buring movies is not piossible because the content holders would not allow it. Its part of the fairplay measure. It only applies for movies though, not for music.

    3) I really dont know of any service that sells movies that are playable on any PDA, yet at least. YOu can make you own video clips in windows or mac though.
  • Snowdove Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I do have ITunes. But you're right, I was trying to burn a music video, not a movie, for safekeeping since I BOUGHT it. It's pretty much useless to me if I have to use Quicktime to play it. So i wont buy anymore.

    Can you tell me if the audio music files are MP3 format? So that I will be able to play them in Windows Media Player. Or does a person need an IPOD to play the music that is bought off of ITunes.
  • Paul Judd Level 6 Level 6 (13,420 points)
    Anything and everything pourchased in iTunes is only playable in iTnes/Quicktime anon anm authorized computer. Thats hjust the way it works. You dont own it in teh sense that you can do whatever you want with it. You own a file that can be played backk on 5 authorized systems. and iTunes is the only way to authorize music. Its the only real way to prevent piracy . Music videos are the same as movies too. The recording labels do not want peoplple pirating music videos.

    And no, the ITMS does not sell mp3's. Nobody who sells mainstream music sells mp3s.
  • Snowdove Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Ok, thanks. That answers my questions! So in other words, ITunes is about useless for me.

    I'm trying to populate my phone and PDA, NOT my PC, with music videos and audios, but apparently, Itunes isn't the place to go for that.

    I'm not sure why I thought it was...

    thank you for your help!!