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  1. Jonathon West's Avatar
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    I have been reading about Xbox music and how bad it is, I am now very worried that all the stuff that I had on my Zune, and WP7 handset will not work on my new Lumia 920.... Please help.
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    If it has no DRM and is just an unprotected mp3 or aac file you are fine, sync and it will play. Also I don't find Xbox music on the phone any worse than Zune was, still the same features, it's just the PC app that needs to be updated. I have been quite happy with Xbox music so far, especially cloud-synced playlists
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    Yeah, I just think it is cazy that the bothered to dump Zune, it should have been supported along side the other ways to sync. I love that software, I have been using it since 2007. Thakyou for the info though, I am now going less crazy.

    Are there any good podcast apps on wp8? I am pretty worried about the lack of Podcast support too, as a Canadian user I lost the ability to play and download podcasts over the air with WP7 last update.
    Last edited by Jonathon West; 12-18-2012 at 10:30 PM. Reason: .
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    The two best ones in my opinion are Podcasts! and Slapdash Podcasts. Frankly Podcasts! is the better app overall, but I have a Surface and windows 8 PC and Slapdash has Windows 8/RT app that syncs subscriptions and episode status so that is what I use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin2577 View Post
    If it has no DRM and is just an unprotected mp3 or aac file you are fine, sync and it will play.
    ...not all unprotected AAC (no DRM) files seem to work as I'm having a horrible time getting AAC files ripped with iTunes to work.
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    Aac files work just fine, they just need to be ripped at 256k or less. Wp7 had the same limitation.

    Zune converted in incompatible files to mp3. The new app doesn't.
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    Aac files from itunes match will not play on the xbox (due to non-standard metadata in the file) but they seem to play fine on my wp
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnailUK View Post
    Aac files work just fine, they just need to be ripped at 256k or less. Wp7 had the same limitation.

    Zune converted in incompatible files to mp3. The new app doesn't.
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    Even after Portico update I have music CDs ripped with iTunes at 256kbs as CBR AAC files that the phone simply cannot "see".

    I used Music Bee to sync the files and they are on the phone when I check with File Explorer.

    There must be something I am missing since other iTunes users are reporting success with AAC files.

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