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iTunes more like Amazon now


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#1 of 6 Will_B

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Posted January 06 2009 - 09:45 AM

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...1/06itunes.html
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#2 of 6 Philip Hamm

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Posted January 07 2009 - 01:06 AM

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.
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#3 of 6 Bill Cowmeadow

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Posted January 07 2009 - 01:29 PM

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#4 of 6 John_Lee

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Posted January 08 2009 - 12:34 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill Cowmeadow
How about Rihanna?

#5 of 6 Will_B

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Posted January 10 2009 - 12:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Philip Hamm
Itunes still uses a proprietary format

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.
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#6 of 6 georgexu316

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Posted January 11 2009 - 11:15 AM

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




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