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1. Posted: Fri 21st Jan 2011 16:50 GMT
I just stopped by Amazon's 3DS listing; and check this out, on the last line of the "Product Description" they say this:
"With Nintendo 3DS Sound, users can enjoy sound-manipulation tools or rock out while listening to their MP3 or AAC music files."
So! No more pesky iTunes conversions anymore! Yay!Discuss
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2. Posted: Fri 21st Jan 2011 16:57 GMT
I have an iPod though, so. Still not buying it.
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3. Posted: Fri 21st Jan 2011 16:59 GMT
Most of my music these days is in AAC format anyway (Since I got my iPod) so I'm no longer fussed over the issue like I was when I first got my DSi but still, good to hear this.
Edited on Fri 21st January, 2011 @ 17:00 by Terra
4. Posted: Fri 21st Jan 2011 16:59 GMT
Huzzah!I have an iPod though, so. Still not buying it.
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5. Posted: Fri 21st Jan 2011 17:00 GMT
All my music are belong to iTunes, so it wasn't a problem for me, but yay for compatibility anyhow.
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6. Posted: Fri 21st Jan 2011 17:02 GMT
Raylax wrote:Huzzah!I have an iPod though, so. Still not buying it. You're not buying a 3DS? (*Me is shocked)
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7. Posted: Fri 21st Jan 2011 17:22 GMT
Better late then never....
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8. Posted: Fri 21st Jan 2011 17:31 GMT
It's not like this was ever a huge problem. It was so easy and free to convert on iTunes. I have an iPhone, so I don't care. I'd guess it's nice for kids who can only get one device... although it's still more expensive than most iPods.
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9. Posted: Fri 21st Jan 2011 17:41 GMT
Yah, lack of .mp3 was a very, very minor inconvenience.... was blown way out of proportion but good to know 3DS can handle .mp3s.
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10. Posted: Fri 21st Jan 2011 18:51 GMT
Token Girl wrote:
It's not like this was ever a huge problem. It was so easy and free to convert on iTunes.
Indeed, but it was a problem for people like me who don't want to use iTunes and don't have iPods - and there are plenty of us. All of my songs are in either MP3, FLAC or OGG formats and I refuse to convert them to AAC for a number of reasons. The fact that Nintendo is reintroducing MP3 playback for the 3DS is excellent. It's unfortunate that they patched it out of the DSi in the first place.
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11. Posted: Fri 21st Jan 2011 21:27 GMT
I guess it's nice of them to include the option, but honestly, people should be using AAC format if they want the best sound quality or want to be able to get by with using smaller file sizes to save space on the SD card.
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12. Posted: Fri 21st Jan 2011 21:29 GMT
Well, I'm used to just converting it on iTunes now. Doesn't matter anymore to me.
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13. Posted: Fri 21st Jan 2011 22:15 GMT
[quote:/NintenDude97]So! No more pesky iTunes conversions anymore! Yay!
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14. Posted: Sat 22nd Jan 2011 20:42 GMT
Why is everybody talking about iPods and iTunes? Does that device not support MP3 files? Then why is it called "MP3 player"?
15. Posted: Sat 22nd Jan 2011 21:59 GMT
@holymackeral Why don't you like aac's I'm entrigued.
16. Posted: Sat 22nd Jan 2011 22:09 GMT
I had fun once and it was awful.
17. Posted: Sat 22nd Jan 2011 22:15 GMT
@HMWell, if you prefer lossless audio file formats, you're not going to have the easiest time carrying music with you, no matter what.
@RionaaMPeople are talking about iTunes, because it's the most popular music player/organizer on computers, and in a couple of clicks you can convert all your .mp3s to .aac files. Only having .aac files be supported with the DSi should have really only been a major issue for the handful of people who didn't use iTunes (and even then it's pretty easy to find free converters online). .Aac files can have a higher sound quality with a smaller file size, so doing the conversion would be a good idea for those who wanted to load lots of music onto an SD card for their DSi anyways.
Edited on Sat 22nd January, 2011 @ 22:24 by Token_Girl
18. Posted: Sat 22nd Jan 2011 22:30 GMT
Itunes can automatically convert to AAC format and I believe that AAC is the preferred format.
@Token: itunes is also free so there isn't much of a barrier of entry. I'm not fond of Apple(had bad experiences with their products and services) but I still use it.
Edited on Sat 22nd January, 2011 @ 22:32 by Oregano
19. Posted: Sat 22nd Jan 2011 23:59 GMT
Thanks for all of your responses, now I get it And for me, it would be better if the 3DS supported MP3, as I have all of my music library in that format, and I'll save myself a couple hours converting it.
20. Posted: Sun 23rd Jan 2011 02:22 GMT
Yeah, Nintendo's website says the same, even has some screenshots. Looks like they might have better playlist support on the 3DS, too.I used winamp for my AAC conversions, but I prefer MP3, so this is welcome news to me.Not having to convert ALL my music purchases from non-iTunes sites will save lots of time.