06-24-2014 04:25 PM
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  1. slyronit's Avatar
    Hello All,

    I wish to convert my dubious (Ahem!) music collection to legal MP3s. What is the best service for that? I am in India, but can use VPN to bypass region restrictions.

    Xbox music says I can download my music for offline use. Can this only be played on Windows/Windows phone devices? I want to be able to play my music in my car too.
    06-22-2014 02:53 AM
  2. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    Xbox music service is not available in India. It also requires xbobx music pass /subscription. You can use Nokia mix radio if you have a Nokia lumia device.
  3. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    Xbox music service is not available in India. It also requires xbobx music pass /subscription. You can use Nokia mix radio if you have a Nokia lumia device.
    06-22-2014 02:56 AM
  4. slyronit's Avatar
    Xbox music service is not available in India. It also requires xbobx music pass /subscription. You can use Nokia mix radio if you have a Nokia lumia device.
    Thanks. That is not a problem. I can use VPN and my Xbox region is already set to UK (To enable music search using Cortana on Windows Phone).

    I am aware I need to buy a music pass for that. My question is, can the downloaded music be played on any device, or just Windows devices (DRM protected?). If not, what other service can I use to buy music? Location restrictions are not an issue.

    Again, Mix Radio will only let me stream music, not download and store for indefinite use.
    06-22-2014 03:24 AM
  5. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    Thanks. That is not a problem. I can use VPN and my Xbox region is already set to UK (To enable music search using Cortana on Windows Phone).

    I am aware I need to buy a music pass for that. My question is, can the downloaded music be played on any device, or just Windows devices (DRM protected?). If not, what other service can I use to buy music? Location restrictions are not an issue.

    Again, Mix Radio will only let me stream music, not download and store for indefinite use.
    If you purchase Xbox music pass you will be able to download DRM protected music. Where as Nokia mix radio offers DRM free music download. I am able to download music on my device. Looks like your subsection is expired. You can renew it for ₹281 for 3 months unlimited download :)
    06-22-2014 03:36 AM
  6. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    If you purchase Xbox music pass you will be able to download DRM protected music. Where as Nokia mix radio offers DRM free music download. I am able to download music on my device. Looks like your subsection is expired. You can renew it for ₹281 for 3 months unlimited download :)
    You are correct. I have Mix Radio+ subscription, and songs that I download are DRM-free. I have no issues playing my purchased songs on my PCs, as well as on my 920.

    I saved my songs purchased from Mix Radio+ on my external HDD, and I can even play them in VLC in Linux (yes, I have 2 PCs that run Linux).
    06-22-2014 03:38 AM
  7. slyronit's Avatar
    If you purchase Xbox music pass you will be able to download DRM protected music. Where as Nokia mix radio offers DRM free music download. I am able to download music on my device. Looks like your subsection is expired. You can renew it for ₹281 for 3 months unlimited download :)
    Thanks. I have downloaded music from Mix Radio before, however in those days the downloads were 64kbps low quality tracks. Has that changed?

    Is the recharge still via the pathetic oxigen website?
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    06-22-2014 04:12 AM
  8. slyronit's Avatar
    You are correct. I have Mix Radio+ subscription, and songs that I download are DRM-free. I have no issues playing my purchased songs on my PCs, as well as on my 920.

    I saved my songs purchased from Mix Radio+ on my external HDD, and I can even play them in VLC in Linux (yes, I have 2 PCs that run Linux).
    Thanks, I will check it out
    06-22-2014 04:13 AM
  9. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Thanks. I have downloaded music from Mix Radio before, however in those days the downloads were 64kbps low quality tracks. Has that changed?

    Is the recharge still via the pathetic oxigen website?
    With my Mix Radio+ subscription the quality is 256 kbps.
    06-22-2014 04:18 AM
  10. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    Thanks. I have downloaded music from Mix Radio before, however in those days the downloads were 64kbps low quality tracks. Has that changed?

    Is the recharge still via the pathetic oxigen website?
    You can go for mix radio + subscription(they have higher bit rate )I purchased the coupon from Nokia care centre in Delhi :)
    06-22-2014 04:19 AM
  11. slyronit's Avatar
    Ok so this is the problem now.

    With the 3/6/12 month recharge, I only get Nokia Music unlimited, which allows downloads of 64kbps tracks.

    MixRadio+ is not available in India. Can anyone send me a link where I can subscribe to it? I will try to use VPN to bypass country restrictions.
    06-22-2014 04:22 AM
  12. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    You can go for mix radio + subscription(they have higher bit rate )I purchased the coupon from Nokia care centre in Delhi :)
    It is the same in the US. The Mix Radio+ subscription has higher bit rate than the free Mix Radio.
    06-22-2014 04:23 AM
  13. slyronit's Avatar
    You can go for mix radio + subscription(they have higher bit rate )I purchased the coupon from Nokia care centre in Delhi :)
    Ok. Let me find out about that.
    06-22-2014 04:24 AM
  14. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Ok so this is the problem now.

    With the 3/6/12 month recharge, I only get Nokia Music unlimited, which allows downloads of 64kbps tracks.

    MixRadio+ is not available in India. Can anyone send me a link where I can subscribe to it? I will try to use VPN to bypass country restrictions.
    VPN is not needed. Mix Radio+ is available in India. http://www.nokia.com/in-en/subscription-plan/
    06-22-2014 04:25 AM
  15. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    Ok so this is the problem now.

    With the 3/6/12 month recharge, I only get Nokia Music unlimited, which allows downloads of 64kbps tracks.

    MixRadio+ is not available in India. Can anyone send me a link where I can subscribe to it? I will try to use VPN to bypass country restrictions.
    Oxicash does not have the new mix radio + coupons. As far I know lumia 1020,1520 have 1 year mix radio plus subscription. You can get the same from nearest Nokia care centre.
    06-22-2014 04:26 AM
  16. slyronit's Avatar
    Thanks all. I will head out to Nokia Care centre and purchase a Mix Radio + subscription.
    06-22-2014 04:28 AM
  17. slyronit's Avatar
    Problem! Two Nokia Care centres near my place didn't have Mix Radio+ subscriptions. They couldn't even understand what it meant.

    I am surprised there no place to buy online, even outside India. It's like Nokia deliberately doesn't want to sell music.
    06-22-2014 06:15 AM
  18. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    Problem! Two Nokia Care centres near my place didn't have Mix Radio+ subscriptions. They couldn't even understand what it meant.

    I am surprised there no place to buy online, even outside India. It's like Nokia deliberately doesn't want to sell music.
    Where are you from ?
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    06-22-2014 06:21 AM
  19. slyronit's Avatar
    Where are you from ?
    Gurgaon
    06-22-2014 06:32 AM
  20. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    Gurgaon
    I got my voucher from Kohat Enclave (West Delhi ), tried many other outlets but they all were running out of stock.
    You can go via Delhi metro (you to change from Kashmiri gate ->Rithala (Red Line ). Hardly 50-60m away away from metro station , opposite to Gulab sweet palace or near metro pillar no 353
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    06-22-2014 06:46 AM
  21. slyronit's Avatar
    Ok, I visited a few Nokia Priority dealers and Nokia Care centres today. They all said they have Nokia MixRadio unlimited subscriptions - Rs.50 for 7 days, Rs.99 for 30 days, Rs.250 for 90 days, however, Nokia MixRadio Plus (Premium) is not available in India. I called the Kohat Enclave one, but no one answered the phone there.

    Are you sure that the one you have is for Plus and not for unlimited? I am fine with unlimited, too, as long as it's not 64kbps.

    Laura - Where in the US do you buy the vouchers? Is there an online website?
    06-23-2014 08:52 AM
  22. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    Ok, I visited a few Nokia Priority dealers and Nokia Care centres today. They all said they have Nokia MixRadio unlimited subscriptions - Rs.50 for 7 days, Rs.99 for 30 days, Rs.250 for 90 days, however, Nokia MixRadio Plus (Premium) is not available in India. I called the Kohat Enclave one, but no one answered the phone there.

    Are you sure that the one you have is for Plus and not for unlimited? I am fine with unlimited, too, as long as it's not 64kbps.

    Laura - Where in the US do you buy the vouchers? Is there an online website?
    I do t have mix radio plus on my lumia 920. But I can use any free/open source audio converter to I create the bit rate to 128/256.
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    06-23-2014 09:35 AM
  23. RTGent's Avatar
    A comparison of Mixradio -plus or not- to an Xbox Music Pass is a forced one, and it's unfortunate that India and other important nations are limited to such offerings on their devices. Mixradio is a lower-cost service like Pandora or Spotify which doesn't allow you to download "your" music; that is, a collection that you specifically search for, download, and build and organize, limited nearly only by the storage capacity on your devices. Mixradio + eliminates the most annoying features of the free system, but you still are downloading only Nokia-determined playlists or "mixes"; plus there are still limits on how much music you download, and for how long. It is a nice service if you are satisfied with others-defined choices, especially if you are interested in discovering new or old music. You can quite indirectly, and only, influence the music you get to stream and download, but that's it: these services charge you less because they get revenue from the labels that pay for you streaming and downloading their offerings. For a sense of how Nokia, Spotify, and others work out their "expert" selections, go to echonest dot com; you learn about the sophisticated software/service they use to run this quite advanced music-marketing business. Pretty neat stuff.
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    06-23-2014 09:44 AM
  24. slyronit's Avatar
    I do t have mix radio plus on my lumia 920. But I can use any free/open source audio converter to I create the bit rate to 128/256.
    Thanks, but manually upscaling the bitrate is not what I need.
    06-23-2014 09:57 AM
  25. slyronit's Avatar
    Thanks all. I changed my Nokia account country to US, used a US credit card to purchase a Nokia MixRadio+ subscription. let me explore!
    06-23-2014 09:58 AM
  26. RTGent's Avatar
    Good for you, Slyronit, and enjoy the music! I've learned a lot at WPC's Nokia Applications forum and especially here: MixRadio - Nokia Support Discussions. There's a lot of India-related content in several threads on the latter site.
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    06-23-2014 10:24 AM
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