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    Quote Originally Posted by strommsarnac
    AAC playback is not free. It's licensed and royalties have to be paid to Apple. So I have to ask, what is Nintendo getting from Apple for doing this?
    AAC was not created by or owned by Apple.

    No license fees are required to implement AAC playback, but fees are required for MP3. This is most likely why the switch was made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberzomby
    You actually saw MP3 playing thing as a feature for the wii and you thought: THATS why Im gettin my wii?
    Have you been such a nerdledink ALL of your life, or is it a recent development?

    Of course MP3 playback was not the major reason why people bought the Wii. MP3 playback, photo display, web browsing, gamecube backward compatibility, Wii gen gaming, Virtual Console, price, built-in wifi, and motion sensing controls were just some of the reasons.

    Only a simpleton would even think that someone bought the Wii primarily for its MP3 playback capabilities. But it is a capability nonetheless.

    Different people place different emphasis on the different capabilities. MP3 playback is a nice feature and it would be a shame to lose it.

    The most likely reason for the removal of MP3 playback is that MP3 is licensed royalty-bearing technology and AAC is not. It would not surprise me that when Nintendo negotiated MP3 support, it was based on a certain number of units... which has probably far exceeded their projections.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay588
    too bad wii can only output mono, making the conversion pointless anyway

    Ummm, yeah. Wii supports Stereo
    Seriously, who the Hell uses there Wii for music...LOL. I have a home surround sound system and a few ipods for that
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    [QUOTE=sracer]Have you been such a nerdledink ALL of your life, or is it a recent development? [QUOTE]

    Judgemental aren't you?

    [QUOTE=sracer]Of course MP3 playback was not the major reason why people bought the Wii. MP3 playback, photo display, web browsing, gamecube backward compatibility, Wii gen gaming, Virtual Console, price, built-in wifi, and motion sensing controls were just some of the reasons.

    Only a simpleton would even think that someone bought the Wii primarily for its MP3 playback capabilities. But it is a capability nonetheless.
    [QUOTE]

    Well, I guess that means you think I'm a simpleton then cause I DID take MP3 playback into consideration for buying the Wii. It's simple actually. I don't have a MP3 player, I don't want to sit a PC by my TV 24/7/365, I didn't have a 360 at the time and didn't expect to want one at all. I wasn't sure I wanted a Wii even but when I heard I could also use it to play MP3s, that was the final piece.


    I guess since you think it's ok to be so judgemental about others you don't know anything about I could do the same and say about you...

    "What, you didn't want the Wii for anything but playing games designed around 20 year old concepts which everyone else grew out of by the time they were 10? Anyone this day and age who doesn't purchase multifunction consoles is stuck in the 90's and much not be technically experienced enough to handle a single device being able to play the most common digital format (MP3s), view home pictures, etc."

    Now, that's not really what I think or feel. I just thought I'd give you a taste of how your words could be easily taken.

    Regardless of WHY I bought the Wii, if I want the new features of the Photo Channel, I have to give up a feature I paid for. The MP3 licensing running out theory is BS, my console's fee has already been paid. That fee is for life for the device. It can't be taken away.

    Oddly enough, there must have been enought backlash from others too as Nintendo is now allowing us to revert back to the old version. I wonder how long it'll be before they allow us to get the other new features without losing MP3 format.
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    Quote Originally Posted by strommsarnac
    Have you been such a nerdledink ALL of your life, or is it a recent development?

    Judgemental aren't you?

    Of course MP3 playback was not the major reason why people bought the Wii. MP3 playback, photo display, web browsing, gamecube backward compatibility, Wii gen gaming, Virtual Console, price, built-in wifi, and motion sensing controls were just some of the reasons.

    Only a simpleton would even think that someone bought the Wii primarily for its MP3 playback capabilities. But it is a capability nonetheless.


    Well, I guess that means you think I'm a simpleton then cause I DID take MP3 playback into consideration for buying the Wii. It's simple actually. I don't have a MP3 player, I don't want to sit a PC by my TV 24/7/365, I didn't have a 360 at the time and didn't expect to want one at all. I wasn't sure I wanted a Wii even but when I heard I could also use it to play MP3s, that was the final piece.


    I guess since you think it's ok to be so judgemental about others you don't know anything about I could do the same and say about you...

    "What, you didn't want the Wii for anything but playing games designed around 20 year old concepts which everyone else grew out of by the time they were 10? Anyone this day and age who doesn't purchase multifunction consoles is stuck in the 90's and much not be technically experienced enough to handle a single device being able to play the most common digital format (MP3s), view home pictures, etc."

    Now, that's not really what I think or feel. I just thought I'd give you a taste of how your words could be easily taken.

    Regardless of WHY I bought the Wii, if I want the new features of the Photo Channel, I have to give up a feature I paid for. The MP3 licensing running out theory is BS, my console's fee has already been paid. That fee is for life for the device. It can't be taken away.

    Oddly enough, there must have been enought backlash from others too as Nintendo is now allowing us to revert back to the old version. I wonder how long it'll be before they allow us to get the other new features without losing MP3 format.
    Not to be rude either, but where have you been in the last 5 years, almost everything supports MP3 playback. If you own a computer, you will probably have plenty of MP3 files. I then imagine you have a DVD player (MP3 playpack), maybe a CD player (should have MP3 playback if it's from the last 5 years).

    Do you actually put MP3 files on a SD card and listen to them through your Wii? My guess is no.

    PS. Please format your quotes, I had trouble reading most of your post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sracer
    Have you been such a nerdledink ALL of your life, or is it a recent development?
    Why thank you nedrledink.

    Too bad the internet isnt very much suited for SARCASM!

    You call me a SIMPLETON but you THINK that I THOUGHT you bought it solely for that reason. Well sir, isnt that a bit SIMPLE as well?

    When I typed up that post I thought, I bet hes going to mis my point..... and look what you did

    Thank you strommsarnac for the help. +1 rep for you
    Last edited by cyberzomby; 12-13-2007 at 01:08 PM.
    Tip of the day:
    A big mistake a lot of you make is that wiiware games will be free.

    Wiiware is just the same like the virtual console. Its different in that it offers new games instead of old console games.

    I can think of some easy games ( Like tetris and some other in that direction ) that can be free but the majority will cost money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by largedarry
    Not to be rude either, but where have you been in the last 5 years, almost everything supports MP3 playback. If you own a computer, you will probably have plenty of MP3 files. I then imagine you have a DVD player (MP3 playpack), maybe a CD player (should have MP3 playback if it's from the last 5 years).

    Do you actually put MP3 files on a SD card and listen to them through your Wii? My guess is no.

    PS. Please format your quotes, I had trouble reading most of your post.
    Hmm, the "quoting" didn't work when I cut his post into parts.

    Anyways, your guess is wrong. If you look back at my posts about this MP3-AAC crap you'll easily see that in fact I DO use my Wii for playing MP3s. Even my sarcastic post about being a simpleton makes that very clear.

    I haven't bought a component CD player or even portable since oh... maybe 1994. I really only play CD's in my car. I converted over to MP3 for my PC playback and when I bought a used 1st Gen Nano for $80 about 2 years ago.

    My DVD players are 1. Toshiba/Onkyo Receiver/DVD unit from 1998 and recently Phillips DVP-642. The Toshiba plays factory CD's fine but doesn't support burned disks let alone MP3s. The 642 does have MP3 playback, even Divx/AVI, but it truncates the names at 12 characters.

    Anyway, I'm serious about a major reason I bought the Wii was for MP3 playback. I'm sorry if some of you are so narrow minded to think that someone wouldn't.
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    What Nintendo could do with minial effort would be to create an actual Music Channel that would let you play MP3, AAC, etc. with playlists and whatnot (maybe even allow connections to various internet radio stations). They could charge a few bucks for it to cover whatever playback licenses were needed.

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    ^ That's a good idea. I would like to see some internet radio stations and the ability to make music playlists as well.
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    Wii Music Radio...

    As much as I'd love to see someting like that, I just don't think the Wii is made for handling that many music files and all the bandwidth it'd take for everyone to run music stations besides playing games etc....
    Unless Nintendo has plans for an external hard drive or something...

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