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[NYTimes] Amazon Introduces a Digital Music Locker

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Amazon.com plans to introduce a service that will let people upload their digital music to the Web and access it from browsers on any computer and from Android phones.

The service, known as a music locker, was made available to Amazon account holders early Tuesday. Amazon will offer a Web-based hard drive backup service called Cloud Drive, where people can store documents, photos, videos and music.

It will also offer Cloud Player, which will let people listen to, download and make playlists from the music they store on Cloud Drive from any Web browser or from an app on Android devices. Cloud Player will automatically upload songs bought on Amazon and scan iTunes or Windows libraries to find other music to upload.
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/0...-music-locker/

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It's win but if their server crashes, we're doomed. Plus, the guy said its just like an external hard drive so why not get one?
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It's win but if their server crashes, we're doomed. Plus, the guy said its just like an external hard drive so why not get one?
This.
I don't like saving stuff on cloud.
If want a hard copy of it somewhere else as well.
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This.
I don't like saving stuff on cloud.
If want a hard copy of it somewhere else as well.
I think you're missing the point entirely. It's not just to store it. It's to be able to listen to your music. Anywhere you go...From any browser... On the fly.
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hopefully they automatically add purchased music to the locker. right now, they only allow you to download the song one time. after that, you're responsible for keeping extra copies and making sure that you don't accidentally lose your music
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right now, they only allow you to download the song one time. after that, you're responsible for keeping extra copies and making sure that you don't accidentally lose your music
Kind of defeats the purpose of cloud storage.
There´s so many problems with this , not only trusting someone with all your files on their servers but also what about people with capped bandwidth premiums, very slow upload speeds , lol at the first five gigs free. I imagine you have to use their streaming apps as well.
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Kind of defeats the purpose of cloud storage.
There´s so many problems with this , not only trusting someone with all your files on their servers but also what about people with capped bandwidth premiums, very slow upload speeds , lol at the first five gigs free. I imagine you have to use their streaming apps as well.
well, this was before amazon made news of the cloud storage, which was about a few weeks ago and all other purchases before
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I don't fully understand the music industry's response. Correct me if I'm wrong, but if you purchase the songs legally, shouldn't you be able to access it from anywhere you want? What's the deal, and exactly what are they suing for? I'm confused as hell.
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I'm pretty sure that amazon is trustworthy of handling your data, obviously that's no excuse not to have a hard copy on hand but 99.999999999% durability, yes that is 11 decimal places is a pretty amazing number to be able to satisfy. Here's a link to their website.http://aws.amazon.com/s3/ The cloud service uses s3 as its back-end, heck it probably is just s3 with a pretty face.

As for the whole only being able to download a song once, that doesn't apply to the cloud service it applies to what originally happened before the cloud and is very similar with many other music download services where you could only download the songs you bought once. This service is actually a step in the right direction so that consumers have the ability to buy new songs and have access to them whenever. It just does so under the marketing of "Cloud Storage" along with a nice way to listen to said music while encouraging people to backup their files etc.
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