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InflatableMouse

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iTunes store, EMI, no DRM & higher bitrates
« on: May 08, 2007, 01:24:35 pm »

 ;D

Sounds too cool, but does anyone know WHEN?

I'm all over the itunes store and I'm searching like crazy to find any of these but no joy.

I searched the web, apple site and EMI site for info on a date but other then the press release it seems there's no more info that I can find.
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Re: iTunes store, EMI, no DRM & higher bitrates
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2007, 05:24:39 pm »

I seem to remember June being mentioned when this was first announced.
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Re: iTunes store, EMI, no DRM & higher bitrates
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2007, 01:11:12 am »

Yesterday (wednesday 30 may) iTunes opened iTunes Plus, no DRM and double the bitrate.
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Re: iTunes store, EMI, no DRM & higher bitrates
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2007, 04:29:44 am »

OK,

I've upgraded the two tunes and 1 video in my library that are now available DRM free.

I then decided to buy a new album in the new DRM free format with the higher bitrate.

Having done than I can now also add these new tunes to my MC12 library and play them just fine.

The problems occur when I try streaming them to my MP101.

Having selected "convert when necessary" I was hoping that these tracks would convert to MP3 to allow them to be streamed and played.

However even if I try a manual "convert format" I get an error in MC12 telling me I can't convert the file because I may not have the correct "DirectShow" filters.

Is this still a DRM thing or is there some other issues ?

Stephen
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Re: iTunes store, EMI, no DRM & higher bitrates
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2007, 06:43:28 pm »

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I've upgraded the two tunes and 1 video in my library that are now available DRM free.

I think it would be nice if users were able to upgrade songs they paid for before, were now 1\2 price to upgrade them.
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Re: iTunes store, EMI, no DRM & higher bitrates
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2007, 04:30:05 pm »

Apple just dropped the price on these down to the plain ol' $0.99.  More here: http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9798044-7.html
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Re: iTunes store, EMI, no DRM & higher bitrates
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2007, 09:30:42 am »

Might be because of rumors of a new service Universal Music (and partners) might be starting up to compete with iTunes called Total Music.

More details here: http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/07_43/b4055048.htm?chan=technology_technology+index+page_best+of+the+magazine

I personally think Total Music is a dumb idea, but what do I know?

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Re: iTunes store, EMI, no DRM & higher bitrates
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2007, 01:28:04 pm »

Hmm, well with MC now being offered via Time Warner Cable services, I wonder if MC could actually be part of this deal, and compete neck and neck with itunes.

That would be sweet.
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Re: iTunes store, EMI, no DRM & higher bitrates
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2007, 02:00:08 pm »

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Re: iTunes store, EMI, no DRM & higher bitrates
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2007, 04:15:08 pm »

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compete neck and neck with itunes

with all the money Apple Has Dumped Into iTunes Player I don't think there player Could Be Neck To Neck With MJ5 Let Alone MC12.
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Re: iTunes store, EMI, no DRM & higher bitrates
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2007, 06:28:09 pm »

You are referring to the store part of it, and not the player part?
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Re: iTunes store, EMI, no DRM & higher bitrates
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2007, 06:31:45 pm »

It seems like MC is going to be in a lot different online services which is great, but that makes me think in the long run, what do these services have that differntiate themselves?  I guess price, songs, and a little bit of marketing but thats it, everything else is J. Riverized!

I hope one of these gets to become a major player, and can overcome or at least compete with itunes.
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Re: iTunes store, EMI, no DRM & higher bitrates
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2007, 06:57:50 pm »

Thanks!
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