expert help required for music virgin

  JaneAtt 20:55 29 Jul 2005

I now own an ibead!

I think that means I need to know how to download music from the net.

Heard lots of horror stories.

I don't even know what I need to know!!

Please help - in language that I can understand.

Thanks in advance

  Completealias 21:12 29 Jul 2005

From a brief look it seems like that player supports mp3's, mp2, ogg and wma file formats. So whatever music you put on the device it will need to be in one of them formats.

If you wish you can rip your exsitings cd's to mp3's using click here and then transfer them to your device

Msn music are a pay per track service and the file format used is wma click here

  g0nvs 21:12 29 Jul 2005

What's an ibead ???

  Completealias 21:17 29 Jul 2005

click here another ipod type of device but with a colour screen

  JaneAtt 21:56 29 Jul 2005

an ibead is like an ipod (i think!)

thanks for this advice

is MSN the best/cheapest way to download? 69p a track seems expensive but maybe i am just cheap??

i have windows 98 - will it work with that?

  Stuartli 00:10 30 Jul 2005

Panasonic is currently offering music steams at 49p per track at:

click here

But only IE is recognised....:-(

  Completealias 01:27 30 Jul 2005

Having a look about this review from virgin click here lists some of the main contenders it seems like prices range from 60p-99p a track so that deal from panasonic seems good

There is also another roundup here click here

Hope that is of some help

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