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Old 05-02-2010, 11:39 AM   #1
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Apples buys Lala, OM NOM NOM

http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/..._N30198677.htm

Apple did it again. Yet another competitor destroyed.

I really liked that site. I'm sad to see it go. Lala let you listen to a full song for free the first time, the songs were cheap to buy and download in mp3 format, and the files were DRM free.


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Old 05-02-2010, 12:04 PM   #2
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Meanwhile, music piracy continues unabated.


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Old 05-02-2010, 09:07 PM   #3
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People still pay for music?


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Fix their home team score on the board to the debt clock, they can win every game 17,000,000,000,000 to 24. Losing team gets taxed by the IRS 100%, then droned."
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Old 05-02-2010, 09:30 PM   #4
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Well for people like me who don't pirate things, its a problem and an inconvenience. I'm not going to risk going to jail/paying fines.


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Old 05-02-2010, 11:05 PM   #5
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I just use Amazon. $1 a song, all high quality, no DRM.
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Old 05-02-2010, 11:07 PM   #6
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I still prefer cds. uncompressed wav will always be the best.
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Old 05-02-2010, 11:11 PM   #7
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What's a...CD?


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Old 05-02-2010, 11:17 PM   #8
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It's a magical little circle that when you put it into something called a 'cd player', music will be produced.

But remember, be careful not to hurt its feelings by scratching or smudging it, because if you do it won't make sound anymore.
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Old 05-03-2010, 04:02 AM   #9
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I still think buying CDs is a better option... but when it comes down to it, I'll still end up converting the songs to... no, not MP3... to FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) files anyway... but then I own one of the few portable media players that can actually play the format so it's not really an option for most people...

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Old 05-03-2010, 01:36 PM   #10
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^ I love FLAC. My Sandisk Sansa Clip+ supports it, and, since its memory is expandable using MicroSD cards, the relatively large size of FLACs isn't a problem. It was ~$50 well spent.

I also prefer CDs, but I buy them used. Works out to way less than $1 per song, and I get the original, full-quality files as a bonus.


"They should rename the team to the Washington Government Sucks. Put Obama on the helmet. Line the entire walls of the stadium with the actual text of the ACA.
Fix their home team score on the board to the debt clock, they can win every game 17,000,000,000,000 to 24. Losing team gets taxed by the IRS 100%, then droned."
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Old 05-03-2010, 02:01 PM   #11
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Used to buy CDs, but found I didn't like over half the songs on any given CD so, personally, I was losing money to buy 12 songs when I may have only wanted 3 of them. Plus I found that ripping CDs lost some quality depending and I use high quality headphones, so I just moved to high quality downloads off Amazon. Pirating is a no go primarily because pirated songs are typically over compressed.

EDIT: I use a Sansa Clip, but its an older model. I'll see if FLAC format works on it.

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Old 05-04-2010, 05:01 AM   #12
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i like buying my music on cds. theres just something about having the physical thing. also the cover art and booklets.

but i dont use cds to listen to music, i just rip and stick it on my cellphone. which means i can simply leave out the songs i don't like.



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