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Topic # 6170 2-Jan-2006 00:40
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hi folks

downloaded some full songs from vodafone live on my cousins 3g cellphone (samsung video calling phone)

and noticed they're locked so they cant be allocated as ringtones.

how do you get them unlocked?





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  Reply # 25607 2-Jan-2006 15:32
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unlikely to be possibly due to DRM restrictions.




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  Reply # 25618 2-Jan-2006 22:07
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Can you put your own mp3 tones on it as ring tones?

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Reply # 25623 3-Jan-2006 01:54
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ahhhh so it is true about not being able to have full mp3s on the phone as ringtones from the mobiles purchased from vf. they are getting so lame and very very tiresome , get it together vodafone, ive noticed from experience vodafone overseas is much more on to it......

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  Reply # 25627 3-Jan-2006 06:51
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mazdawill: ahhhh so it is true about not being able to have full mp3s on the phone as ringtones from the mobiles purchased from vf. they are getting so lame and very very tiresome , get it together vodafone, ive noticed from experience vodafone overseas is much more on to it......


Any Live! phone you purchase in NZ will have identical firmware and limitations as those purchased overseas so Vodafone NZ are no different to any network in the Vodafone group.

Tere is also no limitation on using "full mp3s" as ringtones if you want to copy your songs across yourself. DRM protected MP4's from the Vodafone Music store cannot be used however due to licenting issues with the music companies themselves, it has nothing to do with Vodafone.


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Reply # 25631 3-Jan-2006 09:03
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People think this is decided by the operators - it's not. I think some operators realise they are not making people happy with this, but copyright laws, agreements and life is there, so they have to abide.





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  Reply # 25639 3-Jan-2006 10:01
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Just sort the tone you want yourself folks - no limits.

For me i don't see any need to purchase a tone you want when already paid for it in your music collection.

So if you buy a mp3 song/tone through voda live they only want you to use it for what? playing with headphones? but not as ring tone? why is that....so the public don't hear 10 seconds worth of music for free lol?

Copyright laws or not....you paid for the song and it seems silly not being able to use it for what you want.

I know some formats are blocked through mms sending like tru tone and mp3 and that is fair enough.

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Reply # 25641 3-Jan-2006 10:31
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I think it's a little deeper than that. When you purchase a CD you are not buying the songs in it - you are buying a media carrying some songs that you bought the right to listen. You don't own the songs and the license is limited.

That leads to another question: if you purchase a CD and you are actually buying the media plus the rights to privately execute the songs, would the companies replace the CD for a nominal fee covering the media only (not the full price, already paid on the first purchase) if this become scratched, stolen or lost? No, I didn't think so...

My point is that this whole thing in the recording industry seems to be very protective of their rights (recording companies), but not much of protection for the artist or the consumer in general...






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  Reply # 25665 3-Jan-2006 18:40
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OT:

That's why we continue to download from illegal sources (and legit mp3 format from www.amplifier.net.nz) until this silly silly DRM thing finally is resolved and we can't even trust the media quality on CD's any longer (see other post) :-P

I can chop a full music track and compress it ready for ringtone use for the poster if they so desire ;-)



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  Reply # 25673 3-Jan-2006 20:28
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thanks for the interesting replies guys!

I just thought it wouldve been fine to just use it as a ringtone , just seems a bit silly to pay for it only to be able to play within the media player and not allocate it as a ringtone.

Hey paradoxsm, will pm you so we can suss the ringtone thing!

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