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Mp3 player and access to iTunes

This isn't so much a problem as a question. I've had a Rio Karma for 5 years and I'm ready to get a new mp3. I am considering a Rio Carbon, but I've also looked at some Sony models. When I was at the Sony store yesterday, I was told that the mp3 (any mp3) is not compatible with iTunes. Yet, I can download my podcast into iTunes, then click and drag to my Rio using the music manager, no problem. Would I also be able to do this with a new Rio or a Sony? Or is it just some fluke that I figured this out?

Second question: I just started seeing postings on mp4s. Are these going to replace mp3s? Should I wait before purchasing a new player? Or should I consider an iPod?

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I would advise getting a new player now because although the Rio carbon was good in it's day it's kinda lacking in features and tech in comparison to other newer players. Although I have one I would not get another one unless I bought it cheap to repair my current one.

I am afraid that I do not know if the iTunes podcast transferal would work with other players as I have not ever tried it.

MP4's are a video format so they are not likely to replace mp3 audio files!

Personally I would not buy an ipod unless you want a lot of storage and then I would recommend an ipod classic but if you are wanting a smaller capacity player then I would recommend looking into the samsung players but it depends on what you like the look of. I like touchscreen devices so I would probably buy a samsung YP-P2 but it is intirely down to personal preference.

Hope this helps,


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