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Originally Posted by XNine View Post

While not priced bad, especially for a service that takes the hassle of backing up manually, I use Google Music. It's free. And I can play my music on any device that has a webrowser, anywhere, anytime.

Yeah Google Music is free for 20,000 songs.
post #12 of 26
Well the $25 is worth it considering you can actually download your entire music collection from one computer to another eliminating the need to be online to gain access to your library.
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Google music is where it's at. Also, isn't it possible that you could just pirate an album and they would basically give you a free legal copy if you add it to iTunes Match?
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post #14 of 26
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Google music is where it's at. Also, isn't it possible that you could just pirate an album and they would basically give you a free legal copy if you add it to iTunes Match?
Technically, yes.

Google music is fine but for people using Apple products and iTunes, this is a better option.
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I don't see much use for this. Don't people already carry around their music? $25/yr isn't too bad of a price, though. The cloud is a lie.

Having your entire music library backed up online is really quite useful. Say you need to reinstall windows or buy a new computer. You don't need to worry about your music. Just log into iTunes and everything is downloaded automatically. Same goes for if you get a new iPod or iPhone. You don't need to plug it in and sync with iTunes to get all of your music if you don't want to.

The nice thing about this service is that you don't actually have to upload anything unless they don't have your song on iTunes.
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I have iTunes...

But it requires iTunes to play, and Apple's definition of your "entire music collection" is limited to 25,000. I understand this is a peeve that makes no sense, because when does anybody listen to that many songs? But there shouldn't be a limit, especially when I want to back up every single CD I've ever owned tongue.gif
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post #16 of 26
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They do, it plays the first certain amount of the song and compares it to the library. There was a write up about it somewhere.
I like google music on my android devices it works great, but iOS devices not so much, which is obviously apples doing but that's the way it is. Also does google music give you a DRM free "high quality" version of your song to use on the cloud? I remember having to upload everything into their server. Not dogging Google Music mins you I like and use the service.

Whatever they are using to match the songs in the cloud, is terrible. It missed about 3-4 songs off every single album that it matched. Personally, I'd rather have an entire low quality album than half low quality/low volume, half high quality/louder. Not only that, but until you upload the unmatched songs (You have to upload everything, can't choose what to upload or put priority, hope you have fast upload or a small library!) you can't even play them on your other device. It wouldn't let me play certain songs from albums that I had on my phone, even though they were still taking up space, obviously saved on the memory of the phone, I just couldn't listen to them. Even after I turned off match and rebooted my phone I still had to resync it to be able to play the music on the phone, half of it was still grayed out, even after syncing with itunes match turned off on the device and in iTunes it still shows the little cloud next to a few albums.

How does dice get constant harassment from the open BF3 beta and this garbage gets released with only mediocre reviews?
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Google music is where it's at. Also, isn't it possible that you could just pirate an album and they would basically give you a free legal copy if you add it to iTunes Match?
But they're only like 256kbps instead of 1411 or 1536 or even 24bit/192hz
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While not priced bad, especially for a service that takes the hassle of backing up manually, I use Google Music. It's free. And I can play my music on any device that has a webrowser, anywhere, anytime.

Google music is cool except for the part about having to spend weeks uploading 20,000 songs and not being able to save it locally to play on your phone without using up your bandwidth cap. At least you get high quality DRM free versions of your music that might of been poor quality/missing songs beforehand.
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Google music is cool except for the part about having to spend weeks uploading 20,000 songs and not being able to save it locally to play on your phone without using up your bandwidth cap. At least you get high quality DRM free versions of your music that might of been poor quality/missing songs beforehand.

and it's only available in America. Very frustrating / unfair. Is there a good reason for limiting this to one country?
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I thought i remembered the iTunes match being completely unlimited. What's this 25k limit nonsense?
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