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Old Sep 30, 2007, 03:01 AM
blueas7 blueas7 is offline
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Talking Amazon Music Store VS iTunes

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Nowadays Amazon launched a beta version of a music store that breaks this lock-in. All of Amazon's tracks are sold as unrestricted MP3s, free of Digital Rights Management, or DRM. And they will work on just about any music player in the world, including an iPod, iPhone, PSP, Zune. The store marks iTunes' first real competition. In fact, I think it kicks iTunes' buttons.

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[b]Song quality[/b]
Amazon: MP 3, encoded at a 256 kbps variable bit rate
iTunes: encoded as AAC files with a bit rate of 128 kbps

Amazon: Tracks $0.89, full albums $8.99
iTunes: Tracks $0.99, full albums $9.99

[b]Easy of use[/b]
Amazon: download a small companion program (works on Windows and Mac), you can reproduce
iTunes: buy a song with one click, it's integrated into your music player(you never have to fiddle with files on your hard drive to get the songs into your iPod)

Amazon: 2 million songs (EMI and Universal)
iTunes: 6 million songs

Amazon: everything is unrestricted, everything will word for ever
iTunes: copy-protection scheme (put your songs on just five computers at a time; make only seven CD copies of a particular playlist), DRM protected

1. Song quality: Audiophiles can argue forever on the merits of higher-bit MP3s versus lower-bit AACs
listening to the same song purchased from each store they are almost the same

2. I found that "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness," Smashing Pumpkins' 1995 double album, is just $8.99, DRM-free, on Amazon. On iTunes it's $19.99.

From now on when I look for music, I'm going to go to Amazon first. Only if I don't find something there will I think about buying from iTunes. If you value your freedom, I may accept my way and follow someday.

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Old Oct 18, 2007, 04:22 AM
blueas7 blueas7 is offline
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For convert DRM files, I found this one seems good.

1 Run [URL=***********]Daniusoft WMA MP3 Converter, click on “Load File” to add WMA or WMV file.

2 Open “Setting” to choose which audio formats you want includes: MP3, M4A, WMA, AAC, OGG, WAV, etc.

3 Start convert by click on “Convert”.
After you converted, you can copy the music to your iPod or share them to your friends.


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