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Authored by: gidds on May 09, '06 04:32:33PM

Be interesting to see where people get their stuff from generally.

For example, the majority my (2018-album) music collection is ripped directly from my own CDs. I also have a lot of stuff bought from allofmp3, a handful ripped from friends or relatives, and a handful from Magnatune and other, er, sources.

And none bought from the iTMS. Partly coz it's relatively expensive, but partly coz I don't trust DRM to work on my next computer or player, even Apple's not-as-bad-as-most-of-the-others DRM.

Why do YOU use or not use the iTMS?

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Authored by: PopMcGee on May 09, '06 05:25:43PM

I don't buy from Apple for the very same reason ("don't trust DRM to work on my next computer or player").

Think about it: In 10 years, you buy a new computer, and Apple went bankrupt 2 years ago. There's no authentication server left, and now all your music is - gone. Great, isn't it? :-(



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Authored by: Unsoluble on May 10, '06 01:43:34PM

1. Burn purchased tracks to CD-RW.
2. Import from CD using your favourite (lossless?) codec.
3. Rinse, repeat.

Why is that so difficult?



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Authored by: chris_on_hints on May 29, '06 10:29:47AM

difficult? maybe not, pain in the ass? definately yes.
- time consuming
- you end up with either a lower quality compressed file or a larger 'lossless' version of your 'lossy' original
- ITMS seems to sell 128kb AAC's. they are not worth the money, IMHO



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Authored by: Tonmeister on May 30, '06 04:19:37PM
"- ITMS seems to sell 128kb AAC's. they are not worth the money, IMHO"

Have you bought one to try out?

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Authored by: joshMV4 on May 10, '06 04:45:07PM

"In ten years you buy a new computer??? I'm on my fourth Apple in 5 years...besides, I always burn to CD then rip as mp3 for a backup.

I currently have between 300 and 400 songs from itms. Because I have converted some to mp3 to play in my car, not all my m4p files are in iTunes anymore, so I don't have an exact count. I currently don't have any videos from itms.



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Authored by: morespace54 on May 11, '06 07:13:56AM

Believe me, in 10 years you will have most probably reach your 5 computer's limit.

I've been buying on iTMS for almost 2 years now and I am at 4 out of 5... :-(



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Authored by: DavidRavenMoon on May 15, '06 08:14:27AM
Believe me, in 10 years you will have most probably reach your 5 computer's limit. I've been buying on iTMS for almost 2 years now and I am at 4 out of 5... :-(

Just deauthorize the old computers first! I've done this several times already. It's a simple thing to do right in iTunes! I've also done it when changing hard drives.

I'm still at 2 authorized computers, even though it should have been at 5 now.

Secondly, as other's have said, always backup your purchases by burning an audio CD.

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