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Will_B

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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
 

Philip Hamm

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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.
 

Will_B

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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.
 

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