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    Can't copy Living Things to any devices

    Hey guys I have been trying to copy the files that I ripped fromt he CD onto my phone and PSVita, but both devices say the files are corrupted.

    I first tried copying the wma files to my phone, and the phone didn't even recognize them with the music app, so I changed all of the extensions to .mp3, so now at least the devices are recognizing them in app, but when i go to play, says it can't. Do the files have some sort of ridiculous copy protection? Was the manual file extension what caused the corruption?

    Thanks for any help you guys can give.

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    Changing the wma extension to mp3 doesn't make them MP3 files. They're still WMA files, now incorrectly named. Your phone and PSVita (which I presume don't play WMAs) still won't be able to play them.

    Re-rip the files from your CD as MP3. You'll thank yourself later. I can't think of a good reason to ever use WMA for anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd View Post
    Changing the wma extension to mp3 doesn't make them MP3 files. They're still WMA files, now incorrectly named. Your phone and PSVita (which I presume don't play WMAs) still won't be able to play them.

    Re-rip the files from your CD as MP3. You'll thank yourself later. I can't think of a good reason to ever use WMA for anything.
    WMA does sound better.

    Especially VBR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deftonesfan867 View Post
    WMA does sound better.

    Especially VBR.
    WMA isn't compatible with anything though. I'll sacrifice a tiny bit of sound quality (that I probably won't notice anyways since I don't have a super duper sound system) to be able to listen to my music on my phone, my car and basically anything else I have.

    Besides, while it's possible that a WMA and MP3 at the same bitrate, the WMA might sound better, you can increase the MP3 bitrate and they'll sound the same. Yes, the file size is bigger, but storage is so cheap nowadays.

    If you're really concerned about sound quality while saving space, use AAC. It also sounds better than MP3 at the same bitrate, but at least it's an open standard and slightly more compatible with other devices. WMA is just proprietary garbage.

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    FLAC is the best from every aspect.

    In terms of compatibility versus quality, the mp3 format is the best format.

    It may not be the absolute best in terms of quality but it didn't become a de facto standard for no reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd View Post
    WMA isn't compatible with anything though. I'll sacrifice a tiny bit of sound quality (that I probably won't notice anyways since I don't have a super duper sound system) to be able to listen to my music on my phone, my car and basically anything else I have.

    Besides, while it's possible that a WMA and MP3 at the same bitrate, the WMA might sound better, you can increase the MP3 bitrate and they'll sound the same. Yes, the file size is bigger, but storage is so cheap nowadays.

    If you're really concerned about sound quality while saving space, use AAC. It also sounds better than MP3 at the same bitrate, but at least it's an open standard and slightly more compatible with other devices. WMA is just proprietary garbage.
    Sadly my phone doesn't play FLAC, not sure what Sony was thinking, but it does play WMA as does my car stereo.

    VBR does have a considerably higher sound quality, but you are right that a lot of older devices/Apple products won't play it.

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    That's what happened. I ripped using windows media player do it default ripped to wma. Gonna redo it now and hope for better results, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deftonesfan867 View Post
    Sadly my phone doesn't play FLAC, not sure what Sony was thinking, but it does play WMA as does my car stereo.

    VBR does have a considerably higher sound quality, but you are right that a lot of older devices/Apple products won't play it.

    I have an Android, just downloaded VLC and flacs are no issue.

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    Okay so everything worked on the Vita properly. phone: songs are there, but labelled as unknown artist and album. Oh technology. Such a love/hate relationship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liefx View Post
    I have an Android, just downloaded VLC and flacs are no issue.
    On your Android?

    That's what I have, but the Xperia Play's music player doesn't support FLAC.

    If VLC is available for it I'll have to give it a download then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liefx View Post
    Okay so everything worked on the Vita properly. phone: songs are there, but labelled as unknown artist and album. Oh technology. Such a love/hate relationship.
    In the Windows Media player library, you should be able to change the tags.

    This has to be done manually. A first world problem.

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    Yeah, dude, just rip it to mp3, and voila.

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    You better be trolling dude.

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    WMP sucks my old and hairy ballsacks to begin with. iTunes is free and better music player if you have the memory on your comp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gloomy Mushroom View Post
    WMP sucks my old and hairy ballsacks to begin with. iTunes is free and better music player if you have the memory on your comp.
    Agreed with this.
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