iTunes more like Amazon now

Discussion in 'Music' started by Will_B, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. Will_B

    Will_B Producer

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    So everyone's heard the news today that iTunes will start competing with Amazon's 256kbps, DRM-free song downloads? Like Amazon, iTunes will now be 256kbps, DRM-free.

    Everything on iTunes that used to be DRM'd or used to be available at the old 128kbps will be upgraded to 256kbps by April.

    iTunes will be ever-so-slightly better quality since it uses AAC rather than mp3 but essentially they're now on equal footing.

    http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2009/01/06itunes.html
     
  2. Philip Hamm

    Philip Hamm Lead Actor

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    Itunes still uses a proprietary format and a proprietary "management" front end which places an extroardiary usage burden on people who do not use Apple's proprietary hardware.

    Baby steps. I still won't use Itunes unless there are specific songs which are not availabe in any other format.
     
  3. John_Lee

    John_Lee Supporting Actor

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    How about Rihanna?
     
  4. Will_B

    Will_B Producer

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    I'm pretty sure AAC is not proprietary. Even the Zune plays them. It is just not as widely supported as its predecessor mp3. I like it because they learned from mp3 and made it better.
     
  5. georgexu316

    georgexu316 Auditioning

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    I like their new DRM rule, now things'll be much better and cheaper
     

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