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post #1 of 11
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Posted a similar thread in off topic, but I thought this might get more people's attention in the audio thread.

Original post in Off topic:

"I am tired of two crappy thing when downloading music. One is DRM. Two is crappy audio formats like mp3.

Anyone have some links or advice? And yes I know you can buy the physical CD and rip it, but they aren't always easy to get and gas prices are high."

Thanks for looking and please post your thoughts!
post #2 of 11
Are you looking for a subscription (like $15 a month) or something like Limewire
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post #3 of 11
If I were you then I wouldn't discuss things like Limewire on here.

Personally I never use music download stores, I buy it on CD and rip it in whatever format i like.

Pretty much all online stores do something to it, whether its limiting quality or adding DRM
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post #4 of 11
For the nin FREE copy, just input your info at their website and thell send you any type of file for their new music.
http://dl.nin.com/theslip/signup
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Originally Posted by NIN website
the music is available in a variety of formats including high-quality MP3, FLAC or M4A lossless at CD quality and even higher-than-CD quality 24/96 WAVE. your link will include all options - all free. all downloads include a PDF with artwork and credits.
post #5 of 11
You are not going to find a legal site that will let you download lossless as far as I know.

Buy the CDs.
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post #6 of 11
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Yeah the NIN offer is straight rippin. You heard me say it! ... lol.

Yeah, I have had the most difficult time finding any proper music site (iTunes, etc.) to offer both quality sound files and DRM free music. I suppose if you lucky enough to find a DRM free sond on iTunes then it would be worth playing on an mp3 player with standard ear phones.

Past that I don't want to hear the minor crackle or lack of richness in the music. I want to hear it the way it was meant to be heard. I listen to a wide variety from Grunge rock to Inidie to Classical. And it is nice to hear good quality tracks.

As far as Limewire and stuff like Utorrent goes... well, I use Utorrent for legal downloads like Linux distros or free band music or stuff not sold in the States. Beyond that I prefer to do it legally. Not saying I don't preview songs or albums, but if I like it I buy it. Besides, it is pretty hard to find anything more than the mp3 formats anyway.
post #7 of 11
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Anything for download HiDef. music?
post #8 of 11
the best way I found to culmivate my audio archives, was a place in my city called the beat goes on, a place that buys used CDs and resells them cheap. I would go in there, and browse CDs, Records, etc. Looking for anything that caught my eye, then buy what I wanted and rip it to my PC in lossless format. then return the CDs the next time fro in store credit (u got more credit then cash). (Basically i have a floating account of about $100 in store dollars with them... which can be anywhere from 8-12 CDs per visit)
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post #9 of 11
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That is a nifty idea with the buying CD's from a reseller... but, then again I some could consider that pirating in itself once you sell the CD. But, I suppose how else are you going to get lossless, DRM free music rather than buy a CD and rip it?
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Originally Posted by RoddimusPrime View Post
That is a nifty idea with the buying CD's from a reseller... but, then again I some could consider that pirating in itself once you sell the CD. But, I suppose how else are you going to get lossless, DRM free music rather than buy a CD and rip it?
www.beatport.com

www.junodownload.com

Both have loseless formats to DL (WAV which is loseless)

However they are more for trance/dance/techno/hardstyle.
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