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    Pay to use Music site?

    About 18months ago i stopped using online P2P downloads, doing about 6months without any new music, and then a year at uni in halls using myTunes ( ).
    - Im now in a house, with no large uni network to go at, and looking at maybe switching to geting music from a pay-to-use website?

    This was all started last night at 4 in the morning, when i downloaded a copy of winamp that came with "50 free downloafs from eMusic" which i drunkenly signed upfor .

    So basicaly, im just after your thoughts?
    - Ive had a good search round, and read some interesting threads, but i didnt really find any direct info.
    - Does any one here use pay-to-use music download sites? Can anyone recomend a good/cheap/nice one? eMusic seams to have very little of the music i want (no razorlight/killers/sugercult anything!)


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    Bottom line : No, most legal ones are all rubbish and have DRM infections (assuming you are talking about high-profile bands).
    Im sure that somone will soon mention allofmp3.com, but its not legal here. Guess that depends on if you are bothered or not.
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    Well thats just lame, so i cant acttually pay for it if i want to! Without geting myself drowned in DRM?
    - What a mess. So i have buy a crapy round bit of polycarb, shine a bit of a light thing at it, wait 2hours. Just to get something i could get free off soulseek. What a mess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oshta View Post
    Well thats just lame, so i cant acttually pay for it if i want to! Without geting myself drowned in DRM?
    Don’t be daft. There is no market for high quality, non DRM infected files that you can buy legally. The music labels say so, so it has to be true!
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    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Amazon market place. Often cheaper, no loss of quality, and if i thought for a moment any judge would convict me for ripping legally bought CDs, i'd move.
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    just had a quick look on amazon. serching for a pretty unknown band and yep, all there albums are there for about three quid a pop.
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    Play have started doing this too, They are calling it PlayTrade. Same idea as Amazon, they can be new or used using Plays checkout and billing system. Funnily enough, looking at the Yeah Yeah Yeahs album, Play are cheaper than the other seller

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    Quote Originally Posted by oshta View Post
    So i have buy a crapy round bit of polycarb, shine a bit of a light thing at it, wait 2hours.
    2 hours? You might want to take a look at that, my PC's pretty crap and it does it in about 30mins.


    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus
    if i thought for a moment any judge would convict me for ripping legally bought CDs, i'd move.
    Apparently the UK music industry have officially said it's ok to rip owned CDs to MP3 for your own use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chicken View Post
    Apparently the UK music industry have officially said it's ok to rip owned CDs to MP3 for your own use.
    but they don't control the law (technically), and it *is* illegal under UK law, regardless of what the BPI say

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    Yeah, i guess CDs its going to have to be isnt it. What a mess.
    - Mind you, im again slightly dubous as to weather than better?
    - Buying a 2nd hand CD, and ripping it to MP3s, possabe then selling the cd on (which lets face it is prolly why there so many "as new" cds on the market)

    As for how long it takes to rip a CD, 2hours was just over exageration to prove a point.
    - 30mins is prolly closer to reality with the system in "My System"


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    lol, album base ftw.

    i dont know if it will even take 30 mins mind you your system isnt cutting edge but suck it and see i guess

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    What you rip it to ?? FLAC. My old T40 takes like 10 mins to rip a CD to 320kbps MP3
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    Isn't 320kbps easier to compress too as it's less compressed than 128kbps, and so quicker?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chicken View Post
    Isn't 320kbps easier to compress too as it's less compressed than 128kbps, and so quicker?
    yes

    it's also utterly pointless with MP3, given you still fail to gain a large range of frequencies that are cropped by the codec, and still waste gobs of space on encoding silence at a high bitrate

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    EAC rips at an average of 4x for me with my plextor premium on secure mode (second highest rip setting) so that means about 10-15 minute rip time depending on the album. FLAC compression takes only takes a couple of minutes a track and is run in the background while the next track is being ripped. So really, by the time the disk is ejected and i replace it, the album had been encoded to FLAC.

    Quote Originally Posted by oshta View Post
    - Buying a 2nd hand CD, and ripping it to MP3s, possabe then selling the cd on (which lets face it is prolly why there so many "as new" cds on the market)
    Morally, that's no better than just getting the files off P2P networks or allofmp3.com imo.

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    i have been reading about drm and what could possibly happen to your songs that you have brought it is disgusting, the drm can run out or be changed so that firstly you might have to pay to listen to it again or b you have to pay and dl it again, just becasue the company has decided to change there rules, wonder how long it is before they start putting kill switches in it just incase

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