Amazon MP3 Store is pretty damn good, but of course there's _always_ a catch :-(

Amazon MP3 Store is pretty damn good, but of course there's _always_ a catch :-(

Post by jamiek » Fri, 28 Sep 2007 03:29:19


Amazon MP3 store:
< http://www.yqcomputer.com/
etab_dm_hp_nav_lk/105-2523711-3309222>

To buy an album you need their special software which only runs on
Winblows or MacOS 10.4. Well isn't that just _dandy_ given I still use
MacOS 10.3 on my Macs and Linux on my PCs. WTF do they require this?
There is NO good reason :-(

Still, their prices are far cheaper than the iTMS and they've no DRM
across the board. Their selection isn't anything to write home about,
but hopefully that will change. I just wish I could buy albums!!! :-(
For anything else I'll be picking them over the iTMS, but I _won't_
upgrade my OS just to get a service - albums - that shouldn't require
ANY special software in the first place. How stupid and pointless is
that?

Regards,
Jamie Kahn Genet

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Post by G.T. » Fri, 28 Sep 2007 04:18:31


That sucks. I was checking it out yesterday but since the stuff I was
looking at was available on emusic I didn't get around to buying an album.


Still ain't as cheap as emusic. If you like major label *** then
emusic isn't for you, but for the rest of us emusic kicks ass.
Especially with my legacy 18 cents per track.

Greg

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Amazon MP3 Store is pretty damn good, but of course there's _always_ a catch :-(

Post by Don Brude » Fri, 28 Sep 2007 04:22:12

In article <1i534zn.51dl2oanqm4qN% XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,



Don't tell us... Tell THEM!

We can't do a thing about it - only they have the ability to fix their
defective system.

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Post by Tom Harrin » Fri, 28 Sep 2007 05:32:48

In article <1i534zn.51dl2oanqm4qN% XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,



I bet they did it just to *** you off. Surely there's no chance of
there being some rational explanation. In fact, they really should be
supporting 10.0, right?

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Amazon MP3 Store is pretty damn good, but of course there's _always_ a catch :-(

Post by Bob Campbe » Fri, 28 Sep 2007 07:36:24

In article <1i534zn.51dl2oanqm4qN% XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,



Kinda like how Apple's MP3 store requires Apple's special software in
order to buy anything, right? How stupid and pointless is that?

Bob Campbell
 
 
 

Amazon MP3 Store is pretty damn good, but of course there's _always_ a catch :-(

Post by G.T. » Fri, 28 Sep 2007 07:45:43


No, but is it really too much to ask for support for both 10.3 and 10.4
until Leopard comes out? I'm sure their Windows software supports XP. I'm
perfectly happy with 10.3 and see no reason to upgrade other than to run
software by lazy vendors.

Greg
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Amazon MP3 Store is pretty damn good, but of course there's _always_ a catch :-(

Post by G.T. » Fri, 28 Sep 2007 07:53:12


Yeah, that's exactly why I don't use iTMS. One less customer for Apple.

Greg
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Amazon MP3 Store is pretty damn good, but of course there's _always_ a catch :-(

Post by nospa » Fri, 28 Sep 2007 08:14:40

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >, G.T.



yes


vista came out roughly 8 months ago. 10.4 came out almost 2.5 years
ago. supporting xp makes sense. supporting 10.3 doesn't.


there's a lot of stuff for developers in 10.4 that 'lazy vendors' are
not going to back port to 10.3 for the scant few users who have not yet
upgraded to 10.4. furthermore, it also means twice the testing.
 
 
 

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Post by Davou » Fri, 28 Sep 2007 08:16:41

Jamie Kahn Genet:

Bob Campbell

G.T.

Now we're really honing in on stupid and pointless. Let me extend your
"logic" for you:

"Yeah, that's exactly why I don't have a digital camera. One less
customer for Adobe/Apple/Canon/Lemke/Nikon..."

"Yeah, that's exactly why I write in the dust with a stick. One less
customer for Eberhard Faber..."

"Yeah, that's exactly why I keep my address book on 3x5 cards."

"Yeah, that's exactly why I do my calculations with a slide rule. One
less customer for HP/Microsoft/Texas Instruments..."

"Yeah, that's exactly why I make my home movies on Super 8. One less
customer for Canon/Sony..."

"Yeah, that's exactly why I store my 27,000 photos in a shoe box..."

"Yeah, that's exactly why I walk everywhere barefoot. One less customer
for Audi, Buick, Cadillac, Dodge... Bass, Keds, Rockport...

Davoud

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Post by Dave Balde » Fri, 28 Sep 2007 08:28:19

In article <260920071916384999% XXXX@XXXXX.COM >, Davoud < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >



<snip>

I'd like to know where I can get music online that doesn't require
"special" software, whether it be iTunes, and FTP client, a newsreader,
a browser, a torrent client...

Do I just THINK it onto my computer's hard drive?

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Post by Michelle S » Fri, 28 Sep 2007 08:39:23

In article <260920071728190209% XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,



"special software" Noun phrase: "Software that I do not already have
installed on my computer."

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Post by G.T. » Fri, 28 Sep 2007 09:34:29


Stupid and pointless? I can go to a place like emusic.com and buy all the
music I want and get this, I CAN USE A WEB BROWSER ON ANY OS ON PRACTICALLY
ANY DEVICE! Image that! What is so pointless about openness?

Greg
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Post by G.T. » Fri, 28 Sep 2007 09:37:42


Ah, that's brilliant. How many OSes does iTunes run on? How many OSes have
browsers available?

Greg
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Amazon MP3 Store is pretty damn good, but of course there's _always_ a catch :-(

Post by Bob Campbe » Fri, 28 Sep 2007 10:31:16

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,






I don't use it either. I get my music on non-protected CDs, rip them
to whatever format/bit rate I want, and I can play them on as
many/whatever devices I want, not what Apple thinks I want. As an
added bonus, the CDs make for great archival storage (you need backups
anyways), ready to re-rip in whatever new format comes down the pike.

I will *never* buy low fidelity DRMed music. I would *never* want my
only copy of an album to be a 128k bps protected file.

Bob Campbell
 
 
 

Amazon MP3 Store is pretty damn good, but of course there's _always_ a catch :-(

Post by Barry Marg » Fri, 28 Sep 2007 11:04:51

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,




No, "special software" means "no choice in which application to use".

The problem is DRM. There's no standard for DRM, so if a file is
protected with DRM, you have to use the specific application that
implements that DRM scheme.

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