Originally Posted by chris1044
Which is why I-Pods suck. Converting files from wma's to a compatible format is a pain in the ass - why cant they just accept god damn wma's?
Who the hell uses WMA, it's pretty useless. If you intentionally rip your collection to WMA, you're a moron, and it's pretty hard to download illegal WMAs - because no one cares to use the format. Legal WMAs are just as worthless as Apple AACs, as they're DRM laden.
Those of you who have devices that can only be managed by Windows Media Player, and then say that iTunes is proprietary obviously have a blinder over your eyes. The only real, non-proprietary method are the players that allow you to drag and drop files to them like a hard drive, and play them directly.
Direct-play devices are perfectly legit, but there's some cool stuff you can do when there's actually a database that gets updated, which is the general reason you need to use proprietary update softwares for certain devices.