100% iTunes Music Store

KittenKrusher

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Does anyone on here actually purchase 100% of their music via ITMS only? Just curious if people stopped buying CD's and just get the album from ITMS. Or do you guys think the quality is too low and not worth it?
 

nsknike

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Nov 2, 2005
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I have a 100% iTMS music library, with a massive 3500+ items, including music and videos.
 

Chaszmyr

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Glenn Wolsey said:
Wow! That's awesome, doesn't the low quality bug you though?
I only have 106 purchased songs, but I don't notice poor quality at all.
 

sw1tcher

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KittenKrusher said:
Does anyone on here actually purchase 100% of their music via ITMS only? Just curious if people stopped buying CD's and just get the album from ITMS. Or do you guys think the quality is too low and not worth it?
Lately, I've been buying more songs/albums from the iTMS than usual, but that's just because I have a lot of song credits. If it weren't for the credits, I'd be buying CDs. Is the quality too low? For me it is. I'd prefer at least 320kbps, but whatever :rolleyes:

Have purchased 445 songs so far.

Here, have some free songs on me. :D

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nsknike

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Nov 2, 2005
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The sound quality doesn't bother me at all, I love music, but I'm not an audiophile. The only thing that bothers me is when I do videos at full screen on my powerbook, and I have to sit a good distance away to not notice how pixelated it is.
 

Glenn Wolsey

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Nov 24, 2005
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Thanks for posting the free songs, pity I was a few minutes late to redeem one, there was a song I really wanted :(

Nice gesture though. :)
 

sw1tcher

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Glenn Wolsey said:
Thanks for posting the free songs, pity I was a few minutes late to redeem one, there was a song I really wanted :(

Nice gesture though. :)
You have PM.
 

virus1

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those must have gone fast. where did you get em anyways? if you have a ton, could i have one?
 

iEdd

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Sw1cher, though I didn't use one of those codes, it was pretty cool of you. Out of curiosity, where did you get them? Did apple send you a hundred or so as a bonus for something?
 

yellow

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Oct 21, 2003
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I WOULD be 100% iTMS if it offered everything I wanted. It doesn't. Sadly. But I've been pretty much 90% iTMS for a couple years now.
 

buffalo

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Jun 5, 2005
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That's cool for posting some songs codes! I'll take one but don't need one.


Does anyone know if the pepsi promo is going on again? I got quite a few from looking under caps, and then realized (a little too late in the promo though) that I could find a lot if I stayed after the Reds (baseball) game had ended.
 

wwooden

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Jul 26, 2004
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I would say since the iTMS was started, 50% of my new songs are from it. I got a bunch of gift cards for christmas so I have been using those lately to get all my music. I probably have a total of 400+ songs from the music store.
 

jonat8

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Dec 17, 2004
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I have 2,866 songs from iTMS, the rest being from CDs. I really love the convenience of iTMS and buy lots after listening to the samples and it's great to be able to have the music right now. That's probably why I buy so much from there :) It's ultra convenient and I love that.
 

NATO

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Feb 14, 2005
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As much as I love Apple, I refuse to buy anything other than the odd single from iTMS. The simple reason being that the bitrate of the songs is just not high enough added with the DRM restrictions. I can get the CD for the same, if not less than it costs through iTMS and I also benefit from the fact I can rip the CD at 320 Kbps+, thus ensuring higher quality and long term format independance through MP3.

The way I see it, because of DRM restrictions, who can guarantee your music collection will still work properly in 10 years time? At least MP3 is an unprotected format which should ensure its long term stability.

Don't get me wrong by the way, if iTMS offerred the option of high quality MP3 without DRM, I'd buy EVERYTHING from there without hesitation. I understand Apple has to implement Fairplay DRM to keep the music companies happy and to help minimise the competition from other MP3 Player manufacturers, but I wanted to make it known that DRM restrictions ARE driving away customers and eroding the rights of consumers.

However, DRM has been getting a very bad rap recently and has even started to feature on several BBC News Stories, and even on their website. Consumer groups are up in arms about it and several countries (Norway was the latest if I remember correctly) are ordering investigations into the practices of online music store DRM. Watch this space...
 

timmyb

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Feb 2, 2005
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I only have about 80 purchased songs (some free) in my 4000+ library and have never bought an album from iTMS. I rather like having a huge line of CDs at home and then I can share my music easily or use it in the car.
 

killuminati

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only have 136 purchased songs out of 3000+. Lately I haven't been buying as much though. I used to not notice the quality but now I'v noticed that if I for example play purchased music through my APE to my stereo at a somewhat loud volume, the quality is noticeably bad.
 

Project

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Simply

Simply burn the music then re-rip the CD to strip the Fairplay DRM from iTMS files.

I find myself using iTMS more and more these days. I find it difficult to maintain purchasing albums now that im a student, so being able to dip into albums and choose what I want has its benefits.

all in all, I love the service Apple provides.