Choices? Less evil?dontmatter said:And, the lesser of the evils is certainly microsoft-it lisences out it's DRM, so you can have choices of what do do with your music, and in where to get it if you already don't have choices about how you play it.
Wow. Conspiracy theorist, communist, fanatic, pessimist, selfish and wrong all rolled into one.dontmatter said:...monopoly... ...Essentially evil... ...not having a choice... ...microsoft is evil... ...the sexy ipod and lovely itms rock, so much so that in 5 years, they'll probably suck...
I recently did a market survey and not even two TOP musicians that participated in the survey, nor their producers could tell the difference between an iTunes music store song or the actual song from the CD ... not doubting you ... but saying you would most likely not be able to pick iTunes Song Coke vs iTunes Song Pepsi either.Cless said:Until music is being sold legally at the iTMS in ALAC for 99 cents a track, I'll continue to make "singles only" purchases at the iTMS. I don't care about DRM so muchit has been proven it can be gotten around. I care about quality. I'm not going to pay nearly full album price to buy a 128kbps version of an album. AAC is good, but I rip at 192 VBR AAC, and I prefer higher (but have a laptop hard drive so need to conserve some space). ..
I guess it would depend what you played it through.adzoox said:I recently did a market survey and not even two TOP musicians that participated in the survey, nor their producers could tell the difference between an iTunes music store song or the actual song from the CD ... not doubting you ... but saying you would most likely not be able to pick iTunes Song Coke vs iTunes Song Pepsi either.
Indeed, people with lackluster computer speakers wont hear the difference or if you take your iPod in the car and play music over the sound of road noise, you wont hear that much or any difference from a CD ripped 192 kbps (or higher) or a 128 kpbs ADC, waht have you. However even a person with undecerning ears could pick out some difference and not ALL 128 iTunes downloads are created equal, as in the way whomever rips then puts the DRM on there maybe varies, I could play you two tracks Death Cab for Cutie's "Brother's on a Hotel Bed" and Bob Mould's "Paralyzed," both purchased from iTMS last week, one sounds almost hifi, the other sounds all washed out and tin-canny (if there's such a word). Both Mould and Cutie are audiophile artists but to make sure I wasn't losing my mind I borrowed each album from a friend who still buys CDs, played them, both sounded awesome (at least from a technically well engineered and mixed standpoint), I then ripped them to my machine (oh no, I'm "stealing" music... BS!!!) and played them again at the same kbps and quality-wise they're identical. So this to me is an added concern in iTMS, different downloads of different quality.mpw said:I guess it would depend what you played it through.
Passante said:Can't we burn a MP3 cd of our protected AAC files and then reimport them into ANY MP3 player we want to? I don't see any restrictions that lock me in forever. Just minor limitations that are easy to circumvent if need be.
Surely youre going to get that problem with any download site, its got little to do with monopoly and probably got more to do with the files supplied by the artist or their representative to the site.Photorun said:So this to me is an added concern in iTMS, different downloads of different quality
that one HE these so from one guys specific comments you taint all music execs, or just the white ones?Photorun said:.that one record exec, posted here in MacBytes, whined about how he should get a cut of the iPod success (note: I meant what I said... "HE" should get a cut, basically these are rich, soulless, *white*, crooks running music industries not concerned with artists, or copyrights, only what can make them filthy rich) .
iPod 3rd gen 15GB for iTunes songmpw said:I guess it would depend what you played it through.
You can't legally do "whatever you want" with a CD, either.road dog said:...if you owned it, you could do whatever you wanted with it, not what apple says you can.
I'd say that's not a particually scientific result as you've got to take inot account the difference in player as well as music file.adzoox said:iPod 3rd gen 15GB for iTunes song
Sony portable CD walkman $59.99 model for original
Both sent to (2) Bose stereo speakers via the headphone port AND through JVC studio headphones...
No. If you try, you'll find that the protected files don't get burned.Passante said:Can't we burn a MP3 cd of our protected AAC files and then reimport them into ANY MP3 player we want to?
You can deauthorize computers in itunes so you can play them.latergator116 said:The three iTunes songs that I do have (free downloads) won't play becuse it claims I have installed it on more than 5 computers, so there is no way I'd ever pay to download songs. Plus I like having a cd, so I dont lose all my songs if my hard drive crashes.