Confirmed: V-Cast Music Disables MP3s, Denied: It’s Microsoft

Some journos picked up on Verizon’s new music service disabling MP3s and did some chasing up with the company… I’ve gone with A Verizon spokesman said the move was intended to simplify things for the customer — one media player instead of two. “A Microsoft spokesman said neither the company’s technology, nor its deal with Verizon, had barred the phone company from supporting other audio formats.”
Apparently Microsoft’s Windows Media 10 software automatically converts MP3s into the correct format, so Windows users don’t have a problem, although users of any other operating system will.
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