Apple releases first DRM-free “Free song of the Week” on iTu...

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  1. macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003


    Category: Tunes
    Link: Apple releases first DRM-free “Free song of the Week” on iTunes
    Description:: Apple has made its first DRM-free “Free Song of the week” available on iTunes using the new “iTunes Plus” audio format (well, actually it’s a Discovery Download, not sure what the difference is).

    The track, “Lightning” by Eric Church, prompts a user to choose between the regular old DRM-ladden AAC file, or the iTunes Plus format when they attempt to download it. The warning box tells you that by choosing iTunes Plus, “you will always be offered the DRM-free, highest quality audio when available.” However, don’t worry that you’ve set the preference forever you’ll be stuck paying more for all your tracks (the iTunes Plus tracks cost about 30 cents more than the DRM versions). “This preference can be changed via the iTunes Store account settings,” adds the warning box.

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  2. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2006
    Forest Hills, NY
    Woo Hoo... so when can we expect these songs to be all over bit torrent?

    not that i'm gonna download it there, it's free on itunes ;)
  3. macrumors 68000

    Jan 26, 2006
    Whitehouse, OH
    I really hope you are kidding with that first statement...
  4. macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    FYI, Doctor Q maintains links to all the latest free songs (generally 2-3 per week) here:
    (Not yet updated for today's track/tracks.)

    EDIT: Note that this is the same track that was free last week, only now you can choose to get a Plus version.

    There's also a free video (not plus) this week.
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 3, 2006
    psh good I love that its dmr free but its all a ploy to sell more ipods.... okay lets say you bought 2gb of dmr tracks now u get to spewnd 30 cents a song more and your 2gb goes to 4gb uh-oh my 2gb nano can no longer fit all my songs I need a new ipod! what about 128kbs dmr free tracks? most people wont care if its 256 or 128 they just want to get as much as they can on thier ipod. Sorry this is not a negative post by any means its just how things work. I will buy my tracks dmr free too! I just wanted to say that apple has alteier motives for offering them in "high quality"..... and I don't know if I even said what I was trying to say in this post I'm not very well-spoken....and have a tendency to ramble so I'll shut up now...:D
  6. macrumors newbie

    May 30, 2007
    you always have the option of converting your songs into a different format. This will allow you to make smaller files.
  7. macrumors 68040


    Oct 11, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    I am rather sure they were. But most tracks will be uploaded to p2ps from sources other then iTMS Plus, IMO

    I hope

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