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HMV sells iPods that can't play music downloaded from HMV's online music store

Peter Rojas

The Register seems to think that it's a big deal that HMV sells iPods on their website while their new online music download partner OD2 only offers tracks in the Windows Media Audio format, which means they won't play on an iPod. We'll cut 'em a little slack, since Apple's refusal to support WMA and the industry's failure to settle on a single standard for online downloads isn't exactly HMV's fault, but if you needed another reminder of why you're better off sticking to a less-restricted and more universally-supported format like MP3, this is it.

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