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sterling
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will i be able to play music
      #2112 - 11/20/02 11:15 AM

will i be able to transfer music i dowloaded from morpheus to my clie. read somewhere that sony protected that....something about magicgate but i don't know to much about it. i saved a song from my c drive to a memory stick but i have no way to test it yet cause i won't have my clie for another week or so. being able to play my music is one of the main reasons i wanted a clie but something i read kinda scared me. someone please explain....thanks in advance.

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Re: will i be able to play music [Re: sterling]
      #2113 - 11/21/02 05:11 AM

I've heard that Sony's MagicGate Memory Sticks (the white ones)can cause copy-protection problems. However, other brands and Sony's more commonly available regular (non-MagicGate) Memory Sticks (purple colored) work fine.
The MP3 player on the Clie may give you a little message complaining about playing non-commercial MP3s, but rest assured, it will then go ahead and play the tunes for you.

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Re: will i be able to play music [Re: LisaG]
      #2114 - 11/20/02 08:49 PM

thanks for the timely responce!

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Re: will i be able to play music [Re: sterling]
      #2115 - 11/23/02 08:08 AM

It seems strange that Sony are providing different types of MemoryStick for different applications - WHY! Surely they are all just a form of RAM?! How can they differ so much?

They are just trying to get more money, thats all!

eBay: there is a good shop on there for Clie gear - just search in shops for Clie - its BlueMountain or something - and its very good prices for memorysticks and accessories.

Matt


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Re: will i be able to play music [Re: mattjgalloway]
      #2116 - 11/24/02 05:14 AM

The MagicGate Memory Stick has built-in copy protection functionality and costs more than the regular purple Memory Sticks. Why Sony thought we'd want such a product, I can't tell you [Big Grin] !

The purple ones are what you generally see in stores and are what folks use for their Clies, Sony digicams and digital camcorders.

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Re: will i be able to play music [Re: LisaG]
      #2117 - 11/23/02 06:24 PM

A proud day for me - I have nearly bought (30 mins left on an eBay auction) - a Sony Clie NR70V - it looks amazing, and its just what I need.

Anyway, yeh, the memory sticks - what is all that MagicGate stuff about?! I saw that, and read about it, but its like - huh?! WHAT! WHY! WHEN! WHERE!

Anyway, thanks for the advice - this site rox!

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Re: will i be able to play music [Re: mattjgalloway]
      #2118 - 12/04/02 05:49 AM

ok got the clie, transfered songs to a memorystick and when i tried to play them on the clie it says no audio tracks availible? i know it accesses the stick cause it lights up but still has no tracks avail message. someone please help me play music on my clie.
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Re: will i be able to play music [Re: sterling]
      #2119 - 12/09/02 03:50 PM

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Re: will i be able to play music [Re: sterling]
      #2120 - 12/09/02 04:17 PM

Just checking: are the files in MP3 format?

Is the encoding rate set at 128K or lower. The Clie can't play anything encoded at higher bit rates. Generally the MP3s we use on the desktop are encoded at higher bit rates, so you may have to resample down to 128K.

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