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#162170 - 03/21/07 07:14 PM Re: Legal MP3 Sites? [Re: BrenR]
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i, not y...

Anyway. You do have to use iTunes, (unfortunately if you're on a PC, since it kind of bites, from what I know) since iTunes is essentially a portal to the iTunes Store. Also, it's only available on AAC, so you're probably out of luck with that one. I think a lot of the quality problems are perception issues; I don't know that people who have listened to it do hear the issues. I'm not sure.

In any case, for DRM to work with her player, her player has to support that particular flavor. Most likely, her player supports Microsoft's Plays4Sure (unless it's fairly old or a Zune), so she should use one of those stores, which include Napster, Rhapsody (which is Real media--I'm pretty sure they're P4S now), um... and some other ones I don't remember the names of.
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#162171 - 03/21/07 07:32 PM Re: Legal MP3 Sites? [Re: BrenR]
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I still use allofmp3 and download lossless format. I originally had my music from Itunes but noticed how bad the music sounded compared to lossless format when using good speakers. There are still ways to buy music on allofmp3.
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#162172 - 03/21/07 07:33 PM Re: Legal MP3 Sites? [Re: DanielBMe]
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Yeah, but he said legal sites.
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#162173 - 03/21/07 11:22 PM Re: Legal MP3 Sites? [Re: Ken.C]
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Quote:

(unless it's fairly old or a Zune)


It's a 512MB Creative MuVo so yes, it falls under "fairly old".

Bren R.

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#162174 - 03/22/07 01:12 AM Re: Legal MP3 Sites? [Re: BrenR]
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Use BitTorrent then send a check for a few cents to the RIAA.

I buy all my music on CD's.
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#162175 - 03/22/07 02:12 PM Re: Legal MP3 Sites? [Re: danmagicman7]
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I buy all my music on CD's.


As do I.. I listen to bands that can put out a full CD of quality material, not just aiming for 2-3 radio hits and some filler. That's why I know virtually nothing on the subject and had to come to you guys for help.

And for her, she likes more mainstream music, since her main source of exposure is the radio. After being burned by EPs or singles dragged out into albums with filler, she's hip on the buying single songs idea.

Bren R.

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#162176 - 03/22/07 04:25 PM Re: Legal MP3 Sites? [Re: BrenR]
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Yea, I understand the situation.

I think iTunes would be the best. It's simple to remove the DRM from them to transfer them to MP3 files. If you have a CD-RW disc it's pretty easy. In iTunes you burn your album to a CD, then re-import it as an MP3 file. There are some programs floating around that do the same thing.

iTunes uses AAC files, which can only be played from iTunes. If you try to transfer the actual files to another computer, you need to enter the username and password used to buy those songs in order to play them.

Personally, I had bought a collection of iTunes albums a few years ago...pre-axioms. Over the years i've found friends with the CD's and just ripped them so I'd have a lossless copy of my iTunes music. Currently, I could care less about DRM...I bought the music, so it's mine.
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#162177 - 03/22/07 07:31 PM Re: Legal MP3 Sites? [Re: danmagicman7]
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I am pretty sure you can change the download settings to be MP3 not AAC on i-tunes. I just downloaded Linkin Park and then imported it over to my son's MP3 player software(proprietary) and it found it and imported it no problem. This software is for a kids MP3 player which is much larger than usual and tough as nails as the boys have dropped theirs numerous times and they still work. The software is not very sophisticated and only sees MP3 or WAV files.
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#162178 - 03/22/07 11:47 PM Re: Legal MP3 Sites? [Re: jakewash]
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I was a Yahoo Music subscriber for a year and it was a great service to get as much music as you wanted for 5 bux a month (paid a year in advance). I REALLY liked how you could rate music, build your own personal radio stations (similar to Pandora but you had even more control over what you heard). But of course, after canceling my subscription I had no access to the DRM files (wma) I had downloaded (it's 15bux a mo to allow those files to play on a portable device).

I only bought one album out right from them (79 cents a song or ~8bux an album)... in the same way you would from itunes. I thought/think it was COMPLETELY rediculous that a song I bought OUT RIGHT would still have DRM tied to it. I vowed to never do that again. Completely retarded and the RIAA can eat me.

Enter eMusic (wiki). True you have to have a subscription to get X number of downloads but depending on the plan you get the songs can be as cheap as 27cents each. They are real MP3 files encoded with LAME at pretty good bitrates, much higher quality than most other music stores. I just subscribe for a month, buy some songs/albums then cancel it till there is something else I want. If you like Top40 their selection may be minimal but for the stuff I like, there is tons on there. I've very happy with it. Oh, if you keep an active subscription you can also redownload your songs as many times as you want. I don't know of any other music service that allows that. Great so you don't have to backup your files if you are lazy as you can just go get your songs again and again.
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#162179 - 03/29/07 05:47 PM Re: Legal MP3 Sites? [Re: BrenR]
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So...whats wrong with allofmp3.com?

Seems like they have 192kbps compressed audio. I am looking to purchase single songs (from telepopmusik) and don't want their whole CD.

So these guys aren't legit? Is it safe to give them a credit card number?
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