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Briefly: Mac/AccountEdge rebate, Real takes on iTunes

updated 07:35 am EST, Tue March 8, 2005

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  1. kw99

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Real stupid

    From linked article:

    "The day that they introduce subscriptions is the day that Steve Jobs has the brilliant revelation that subscriptions are a good thing," Glaser said.

    The day Apple introduces subscriptions is the day Apple opens the iTunes VIDEO Store, where it actually makes sense as proven (in "physical" form) by NetFlix and BlockBusters. Apple will use the subscription model where it makes sense. Real uses the subscription model for music because it can't compete with iPod/iTunes/iTMS.

    Since the majority of music players sold in the world are iPods, perhaps the Real service is "deceptive" for not explicitly telling customers that its songs can't be transferred easily to iPods.

  1. eldarkus

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    moron...

    "It doesn't say anywhere that you have to go through 57 different hoops to play a song on a different device," Glaser said.

    But why would I want to play my songs on another device? Thats the question he should be asking! =)

    And could he possibly list out those 57 hoops? Last I checked, I burn to a CD, then rip to MP3. Files are then compatible with all players supporting MP3. thats 2 steps, by my count.. but hey.. what do I know? i'm not a CEO or anything!!

    can someone get this MORON to shut up for good! This is worse than having a whinny little brother!

  1. eldarkus

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    57 hoops?

    Glaser is an idiot.. I converted my stuff in only 56 hoops!! LOL!!

    1. Sit down in front of computer
    2. turn on computer
    3. turn on monitor
    4. type in log in name
    5. type in password
    6. Click ok
    7. Wait
    8. go to desktop
    9. Grab mouse
    10. Maneuver mouse to iTunes icon
    11-12. double click iTunes
    13. click on Music Store
    14. type in log on name for store
    15. enter password for store
    16-25 purchase a 9 track album
    26. open blank CD
    27. throw away cellophane from CD
    28. open jewel case of CD
    29. remove CD from jewel case
    30. open CD tray on the computer
    31. put CD on CD tray
    32. close CD tray
    33. click burn CD in iTunes
    34. wait
    35. eject CD when done
    36. get sharpie from pen holder.
    37. open cap to sharpie
    38. place CD on flat surface
    39. label CD with album name.
    40. label CD with artist name
    41. put cap back on Sharpie
    42. place Sharpie back in pen holder.
    43. pick up CD
    44. put CD back on CD tray.
    45. Close CD tray
    46. click on iTunes
    47. Click on Advanced menu
    48. Click on Get CD track names
    49. Click on Edit
    50. Click on Preferences
    51. Click on Burning tab
    52. Change AAC to MP3
    53. Click ok
    54. Click on Advanced
    55. Click on Convert
    56. Done!

  1. cyngus

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Napster is deceptive...

    ...for not blazing all over their site that it is not compatible with the iPod, which happens to be the most popular portable music player. So, who is more deceptive, the one who doesn't shout at you that they're not compatible with the most common player or the one that doesn't shout at you that they're not compatible with all players?

  1. kw99

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: 57 hoops?

    > Glaser is an idiot.. I converted my stuff in only 56 hoops!!

    Funny! You were getting desperate for enough steps... I like the "two-step double-click."

  1. iChick

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    56 Hoops

    Wow - absolutely brilliant. You've have made the process idiot-proof. Even Glaser could do it.

  1. resuna

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Rob "HumptyDumpty" Glaz

    This is the CEO of Real, the company that requires 57 steps to download their "free" music player with 57 ways to accidentally end up on the pay-version page, complaining about someone being deceptive?

    I dub thee "Rob 'Humpty-Dumpty' Glazer", in honor of your ability to make words mean what you want them to mean.

  1. beeble

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Other Devices?

    iTMS works with all the top portable players. It works with all 4 generations of the iPod, both generations of the iPod mini as well as the iPod Shuffle. There are more than a dozen different player models that iTMS works with. Is Glasser saying that Apple is being deceptive because they don't advertise that their service doesn't work with unpopular devices.

    It works with all the popular players. Isn't that enough?

  1. chas_m

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    Liar

    In point of fact, Rob Glaser is a liar. There are several USB flash players that will work with iTunes -- not in the same way as the iPod, but it DOES work.

    1. Plug in flash player. It mounts on desktop.
    2. Open iTunes.
    3. Select songs you want to place on player (I use a playlist).
    4. Drag songs over to mounted device.

    Works fine.

  1. Foe Hammer

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Real?

    Are they still in business?

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