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post #241 of 253
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Originally posted by neutrino23
My guess is that the DRM will be not much stricter than is currently built in to iPod. That is, enough to stop casual sharing but not enough to stop really determined pirates.

I would be willing to buy music online as it provides several benefits compared to free peer-to-peer downloads.

First of all is availability. I currently am looking for a couple of items via Acquisition. These have been pending for days. My guess is that if you are looking for pop music it is easy to find. Other stuff is rare.

Second is quality. I have down loaded some files only to find them poorly encoded or incomplete.

Third is additional material. This is speculation on my part but I'm guessing that in addition to individual songs you will be able to download liner notes, jacket covers, posters and other such supporting files.

To me, $10 for an album of music is worth it compared to the time it would take to find this material for free online.

I believe this new music service would be useful to me only if I could find some less-popular things on it. I am an opera singer, and sometimes I want to find different renditions of an aria. The only time I was ever able to do this was during the brief existence of Audiogalaxy. On Acquisition, Kazaa, or WinMX, I can never find anything useful. And I'm not going to spend $40 on a complete opera recording for one aria.

Another nice thing could be remixes or music that was only available on a single. I buy the main albums of artists that I like, but I'm not usually willing to spend $7.99 on a single which has 1 song I've already got and just a few remixes on it. I WOULD pay per-song for those remixes perhaps though.

Matthew
post #242 of 253
NY Times reports that new iPods will go on sale on Friday, May 2. This confirms earlier reports of special events at the Apple Stores that day and Saturday. Stay tuned.
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post #243 of 253
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Originally posted by MacsRGood4U
NY Times reports that new iPods will go on sale on Friday, May 2. This confirms earlier reports of special events at the Apple Stores that day and Saturday. Stay tuned.

yes, apparently... but i hope that doesnt mean that the new iTunes and Music service won't be available until then. And as nice as the new iPods will be Im sure, I find it odd that a special apple store event would be had for them considering it is just an upgrade.

Perhaps something more on the hardware front or perhaps you will actually have to buy iTunes 4 or something? I don't know but I don't really understand having an event on a friday night just to let people get at the new updated iPod quick.
post #244 of 253
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Originally posted by SuperMatt
I believe this new music service would be useful to me only if I could find some less-popular things on it. I am an opera singer, and sometimes I want to find different renditions of an aria. The only time I was ever able to do this was during the brief existence of Audiogalaxy. On Acquisition, Kazaa, or WinMX, I can never find anything useful. And I'm not going to spend $40 on a complete opera recording for one aria.

Another nice thing could be remixes or music that was only available on a single. I buy the main albums of artists that I like, but I'm not usually willing to spend $7.99 on a single which has 1 song I've already got and just a few remixes on it. I WOULD pay per-song for those remixes perhaps though.

Matthew

I agree so hard!!! I really want 4 of the coldplay songs from the Blue Room EP, but i don't want to order the whole cd.. Same with their singles, I want the B sides, but I don't want to order the singles.... I hope Apple lets us order B Sides!!!

And yeah, audiogalaxy was pretty awesome
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"The crickets and the rust-beetles scuttled among the nettles of the sage thicket. "Vamanos, amigos," he whispered, and threw the busted leather flintcraw over the loose weave of the saddlecock....
post #245 of 253
The event starts in about 2 hours from now... 10 am pacific/ 1 pm eastern time... anyone know if any website will have live coverage? If none will then can anyone at an Apple store or with a satellite provide live coverage over ichat on the appleinsider room? I have tons of Apple stock that I bough when it hit the low 13 range but i might sell right before or during the broadcast if they say they had to make some huge investments in music companies...

thanks
post #246 of 253
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Originally posted by Producer
The event starts in about 2 hours from now... 10 am pacific/ 1 pm eastern time... anyone know if any website will have live coverage? If none will then can anyone at an Apple store or with a satellite provide live coverage over ichat on the appleinsider room? I have tons of Apple stock that I bough when it hit the low 13 range but i might sell right before or during the broadcast if they say they had to make some huge investments in music companies...

thanks

MacMinute.com is supposed to have a live coverage.
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post #247 of 253
From Macrumors (they are ready to go):

Websites

- Macminute.com reported that they would be providing live coverage of the event.
- Macdailynews.com reports they will have live updates.
- iPodlounge.com - Live updates
post #248 of 253
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Originally posted by bperkins
From Macrumors (they are ready to go):

Websites

- Macminute.com reported that they would be providing live coverage of the event.
- Macdailynews.com reports they will have live updates.
- iPodlounge.com - Live updates

Apple has a stream up at:
http://stream.qtv.apple.com/events/a...00_250_ref.mov
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post #249 of 253
damn, i can't seem to get a feed.....
post #250 of 253
audio and video feeds are either jammed or blocked to random peoples ip's.
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post #251 of 253
the Ithaca Journal( a local gannet newspaper) Says that today (monday the 28th) the new music downloading program will be revieled. apple.com isnt saying anything... very weird. Seems like a bunch of things are all about to happen, new music downloading, itunes 4 and new ipods. . . oooh its all so exiting.
post #252 of 253
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Originally posted by Matt FT
audio and video feeds are either jammed or blocked to random peoples ip's.

Like mine!
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post #253 of 253
It happened...it's done...there is plenty of discussion about this in Current Hardware and Software.
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