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iTunes ditches DRM (and raises song prices)
« on: January 11, 2009, 10:20:15 pm »

FINALLY.

I might start using iTunes again now- owait, I still have to convert the songs from AAC.
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2009, 05:21:40 pm »

Eww, convert songs from AAC.  Sorry, that's just my oink senses flaring up the the idea of transcoding lossy formats.

While there's certainly nothing bad about this move, I don't see any overwhelmingly exciting prospects.  But I'm just not the kinda guy who's ever gonna pay for music and get anything less than a full lossless copy of it, noticeable difference or not.
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2009, 10:31:54 pm »

That's fine and dandy. I guess. I never use iTunes and never buy music anyways.

But for those people who do actually pay for music, good for you.
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2009, 11:52:47 am »

That's really super!  Now I can stop worrying about being to play my aac things on non-iTunes!  I might not even need to get an iPod (as opposed to anything else) any more!!! THIS IS TERRIFFIC!!!!! :-D
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Re: iTunes ditches DRM
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2009, 01:18:09 pm »

Having songs with DRM has never bothered me in the past. I've never felt it necessary to "own" my music before (which I've always believed I have owned) and I've never been willing to pay more to get DRM-free music. As long as songs don't go up in price, I'm okay with it. I own all my songs anyway, thanks to the program on my iPod letting me take everything off of my iPod as an MP3 or other format.

Now, if Apple would make videos in .avi format instead of m4p..
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« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2009, 01:33:00 pm »

What I like about this is the chance of this spreading around.

Knowing me, I obviously mean to the video game industry.
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« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2009, 06:46:46 pm »

YES!!!!   This means I can play some iTunes songs on my not-an-iPhone!
(i.e., an N-95 prototype.  The N-95 is a very good phone, but I have actually a very cheesy prototype from a while ago.  My dad goes to work and often gets these "Frankenstein Phones.")  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2009, 10:38:48 pm »

As long as songs don't go up in price, I'm okay with it.

You predicted the future?

So now songs are either $.69, $.99, or $1.29 based on how popular they are.
That seems strange to me. People will probably gravitate towards the less-popular 69 cent songs because everyone is broke nowadays. And then those songs will get popular and be more expensive. Eventually, all the songs will sell so well that they will all be $1.29.

It's all a massive conspiracy, I say.
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