I Have A Confession...

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by ghall, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. ghall macrumors 68040

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    I just bought 2 albums from AmazonMP3, instead of buying them from iTunes. I have betrayed the mighty iForce, I apologize. But it's still a really good service. While it doesn't have the greatest selection, I still think it has potential, and I like how every song is DRM free, even the ones that are DRM'ed on iTunes. If you haven't tried it out, I highly suggest it. You get album art and everything. It's really good.

    If you have tried it, what do you think of it?

    I await your torches and pitchforks at my front door. :)
     
  2. nickster9224 macrumors 6502a

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  4. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    Thank God this isn't another angst-ridden emo thread.


    Oops, was that out loud?


    Amazon indeed seems to have a decent service that plays fine with iTunes.
     
  5. Iscariot macrumors 68030

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    I wouldn't listen to too much Pitchfork has to say about music.
     
  6. ghall thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Oh great, that's frightening. We live in the same state. :eek:
     
  7. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    the only thing stopping me from using Amazon is that they're MP3s. i prefer the AAC format personally.
     
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    Isn't it a one click procedure to convert a file to AAC?
     
  10. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    Sure, but you lose quality compared to an 'original' AAC file.
     
  11. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    quality loss though.
    also at the same bit rates AAC sounds better or clearer at least to my ears.
     
  12. sycho macrumors 6502a

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    Go buy the CD then? :confused:
     
  13. da2005pizimp macrumors 6502

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    I second that. I know alot of people who don't pay for music and then complain about the quality :rolleyes:
     
  14. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i do on many occasions. just stating why i don't use Amazon's service.
     
  15. iDAG macrumors 65816

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    ... and another turn of events in the ghall saga!!!

    (BTW when I saw you started this thread and had that title I thought that you would say something like "I really don't like my girlfriend and I want to break up with her" or something like that. I enjoy reading your threads a lot :cool:).
     
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    Nice. Although your picture doesn't represent well the time and place that those words were spoken.

    [​IMG]


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5OJw380wo8


    Meanwhile, Ghall, Attacks iTunes for 35 damage
    iTunes attacks and misses
     
  18. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    that is very true. i personally would rather see you either buy the cd, or use iTunes though.
     
  19. gavd macrumors 6502a

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    iTunes having some competition isn't necessarily a bad thing for us consumers though.
     
  20. spencers macrumors 68020

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    Sweet. I just bought an iMac from Amazon instead of Apple (to bypass paying tax). :D
     
  21. iBlue macrumors Core

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    http://upc.*************/uploads/macros/OUTRAGE.jpg

    it's ok, really, guys in shiny white :apple: suits aren't going to behead you or anything.
     
  22. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I'm not going to say where or how, nor advocate it, I'm just merely going to correct a bit of misinformation. If you have access to the proper resources, you can get music for free that is much higher quality than anything the online stores sell. You can even get lossless too and then encode it to whatever format you want.
     
  23. Zette macrumors member

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    You can't say that on here! You'll wake up one day blinded by sunlight, with no memory of who you are, on a desert island somewhere in the Carribean. You should never mess with iPeople - if you've ever seen Spooks, you'll know that iMacs have this magical power which allows them to trace anyone anywhere ;)
     
  24. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    Geekiest. Post. Ever.
     
  25. mrwizardno2 macrumors 6502a

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    I actually look on Amazon before I go to iTunes, as well. It makes more sense. A lot of stuff is cheaper, as well as DRM free.

    This is coming from a Fair Use advocate. I don't share my music, but I don't want to have to authorize it on all my macs either. I'll not buy from the iTunes store unless I can't find it on Amazon, or can't get the CD (which is another reason to praise Amazon's used CD resale thingymajig).
     

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