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#162180 - 03/29/07 06:44 PM Re: Legal MP3 Sites? [Re: Hutzal]
DanielBMe Offline
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Registered: 02/08/07
Posts: 394
Loc: Toronto - ON
allofmp3 is legal...in Russia. Actually there's a lot of debate about their legality. It's no longer possible to buy music from their site via mastercard or visa. The pressure has been put on them from you know who. It's been disabled. There is another way involving changing the langauage to Russion on the site. YOu'll have to search google for the rest. I've never had a problem in the past with my visa when I bought music. All music I bought from the site was either lossless in flac or WMP. I refuse to buy music online that doesn't allow me to burn it more than 3 times or only use it a specific number of pc's. Plus at crappy quality to top it off!
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#162181 - 03/29/07 08:14 PM Re: Legal MP3 Sites? [Re: Hutzal]
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It's a Russian based site. They claim that they are legal under Russian law, but no money goes back to the publishers, artists, writers, etc. The US is trying very hard to shut them down.
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#162182 - 03/30/07 09:21 AM Re: Legal MP3 Sites? [Re: DanielBMe]
Hutzal Offline
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Registered: 07/26/06
Posts: 2102
Loc: Hollywood. (Canadian @ <3)
They also offer 320kbps...cd quality..

Any other sites that are legal offer the selection that they do with that kind of quaity? I have read the thread, and I cannot see any sites with that much selection.
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#162183 - 03/30/07 09:42 AM Re: Legal MP3 Sites? [Re: INANE]
zhimbo Offline
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Registered: 02/15/07
Posts: 138
Loc: Hanover, New Hampshire
I'll just pop up to throw in my recommendation for eMusic as well. I listen to lots of indie-rock/pop and jazz, and eMusic is GREAT for that; not so good for major acts/top-40. No-strings attached, inexpensive, high-bitrate (VBR).

It's cheap enough that if you're a stickler for audio-quality and don't believe in subjecting your premium equipment to mp3's, you can use eMusic to "audition" a ton of stuff, then buy CDs of the stuff you like best.

It's a TREMENDOUS bargain for, say, some of the John Coltrane live European stuff I got: barely more than a quarter per song + 15-25 minute songs = big value! Plus it's not optimal recording quality in the first place, so you're not apt to lose much on good mp3s.

Dang, I love eMusic. My monthly subscription renews today, in fact. Fun!

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#162184 - 03/30/07 10:30 AM Re: Legal MP3 Sites? [Re: Ken.C]
Hutzal Offline
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Registered: 07/26/06
Posts: 2102
Loc: Hollywood. (Canadian @ <3)
If only itunes started to sell 320kbps files, I would go to them in a second, right now I am trying the "backdoor" way to allofmp3.com because of the quality of recordings they provide. Don't try and shut them down, just provide a service in NA that can match them, and I think the music industry would be suprised to see more business coming to itunes or something if they offered higher quality stuff.
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#162185 - 03/30/07 12:57 PM Re: Legal MP3 Sites? [Re: Hutzal]
PDXGuy Offline
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Registered: 02/13/07
Posts: 45
Loc: Portland, Oregon
Quote:

If only itunes started to sell 320kbps files, I would go to them in a second, right now I am trying the "backdoor" way to allofmp3.com because of the quality of recordings they provide. Don't try and shut them down, just provide a service in NA that can match them, and I think the music industry would be suprised to see more business coming to itunes or something if they offered higher quality stuff.




I seriously doubt iTunes is suffering from a lack of business even while offering 128k bit rate recordings. It was iPods and iTunes, after all, which brought Apple to salvation.

I'm one of those that find many 128k AAC files acceptable, although admittedly the CD would sound better. But I've also listened to poorly mastered $16.99 CDs as well. I agree with an above post that converting from AAC to MP3 is painless as I do it all the time with ease. I'm confused to a statement in this thread about a three copy limitation on copying. Is this limitation on copying the iTunes user-created CD, because I've certainly created more than three custom CDs with various tracks in iTunes with no problem while experimenting. Also in reference to another statement above, I don’t believe it’s possible to download MP3s instead of AAC from iTunes, but you can certainly record out as MP3 when creating a CD or exporting to other devices.

I rarely buy an actual CD anymore unless I read of one here within the forums that comes highly recommended. I find iTunes to be extremely convenient, which is no doubt what Apple had in mind. God knows they get plenty of my money
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#162186 - 03/30/07 01:17 PM Re: Legal MP3 Sites? [Re: PDXGuy]
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Registered: 05/16/02
Posts: 1127
Loc: Ontario, Canada
I thought I read that you could burn 7 copies of a specific playlist.

I do like the iTunes store - specifically the $.99/song and $9.99/album (average). The quality for me is acceptable, and if I really like the CD and want better sound, I'll just go buy it from a B&M.

The last CD I bought was the Dixie Chicks for $17.00 + 14%tax CDN. I went that way thinking the sound quality would be better than on iTunes. It wasn't. Content 9. Sound 5. I was ticked. I could have saved the extra nine bucks!
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#162187 - 03/30/07 01:28 PM Re: Legal MP3 Sites? [Re: real80sman]
PDXGuy Offline
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Registered: 02/13/07
Posts: 45
Loc: Portland, Oregon
Quote:

I thought I read that you could burn 7 copies of a specific playlist.




Hmmm...interesting, I hadn't heard that. Perhaps another will chime in here on this. But even if the limitation is playlist specific, one can certainly create as many playlists as he or she chooses. I guess what I was saying here is that I know for fact that I can burn a single recording more than three times as I've done so while trying to create the perfect CD - lol. But I admit, I haven't tried to burn a particular iTunes playlist more than seven times, I usually create a new one for specific burning. Interesting, I'll have to try it some time.

But even so, it's beyond simple to rip the burnt playlist to MP3 to a new CD using 3rd party software.
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#162188 - 03/30/07 02:55 PM Re: Legal MP3 Sites? [Re: PDXGuy]
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Registered: 08/31/06
Posts: 193
Loc: Franklin Indiana
while not really an mp3 site
LaLa.com
lets you trade your physical audio disks for other audio disks. $1.75 per trade including shipping. They provide the shipping supplies. so if there are more than 2 songs on a disk you would like, it may be cost efficient to get them that way. The rarer or more demand a disk you want, the harder it is to get. I have had no real problems getting classic rock and greatest hits collections.

I'm having lots of fun getting new disks.
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#162189 - 03/30/07 04:26 PM Re: Legal MP3 Sites? [Re: Randy_Perkins]
Zarak Offline
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Registered: 03/09/03
Posts: 1849
Loc: PA
I guess I am not the norm anymore, but I only buy albums. I don't get the point of buying one song off of itunes, unless it is something you haven't heard that you want to try, but in that case, I want to try the whole album. I would not want to buy the one song they already play over and over on the radio. You already hear it enough in that format.

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