Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd Sep 2009 13:25 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems We have a new chapter in the Palm Pre and iTunes saga. We all remember that the Pre could sync with iTunes, but that Apple wasn't particularly keen on this. The Cupertino company issued an iTunes which intentionally broke Pre syncing, but Palm retorted by re-enabling it not long after. Palm also sent a complaint to the USB Implementers Forum about Apple's behaviour, but the USB-IF squarely sides with Apple.
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darknexus
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2008-07-15

Why do you have to use an iPod or other Apple product to play music from the iTunes store? Apple has removed the DRM from all iTunes music, any player that can play MP4/AAC (most of them on the market) can play iTunes music files now. However, I agree with the rest of your point and the restriction still applies to all other things purchased from the iTunes store such as videos and audiobooks (blame the movie industry and Amazon for those restrictions still being imposed).

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

That is actually one of the questions that came up over lunch today; what other portable media players sync with iTunes? Blackberry wrote there own sync app that draws from the iTunes managed media and that is fair. Palm is going about the same problem with the wrong solution.

One can also setup a second media manager or sync app pointing at the iTunes managed directory tree but then you risk two applications fighting over directory and file name formatting.

On Windows, I'd rather go MediaMonkey and Amarok cover's my needs on other platforms. Rsync means I can update my portable from anywhere with a network connection. I do have to support the Apple brand of devices though which means keeping up to date with those changes.

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StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

That is actually one of the questions that came up over lunch today; what other portable media players sync with iTunes?


No current ones, AFAIK. Some of Creative's older Nomad MP3 players could sync with iTunes, but those came out before the iPod.

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