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Ah they've gone and messed up the mp3 download - now its to a cloud with one click, very off putting - anybody else bothered ?

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Posted on 15 Nov 2012 11:56:40 GMT
JJMMWGDuPree says:
This has always been one of the hardest things on the planet to explain, but you never own the actual music, the sound that comes out of your sound reproduction system. What you buy is a license to listen to it. Buy a CD or a 45 or anything else and you own it, but not the sound that comes out when you play it.

I know is sounds silly but even though an Mp3 is sitting right there on your computer, storage system, or player, and you've paid good money for it, you don't own the sound that you're listening to. That still belongs to whoever owns the copyrights to that particular version of that particular sound.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Sep 2012 08:18:58 BDT
G. Hanks says:
Totally agree, it sounds like a royal pain (especially as some of the bands I'm into only do mp3 downloads and don't release albums on CDs.) I've never downloaded mp3s from here but always assumed/expected that if I did then I should be able to have the mp3 on my PC and do whatever I want with it (well, within reason.)

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Sep 2012 08:12:27 BDT
Last edited by the author on 25 Sep 2012 08:13:00 BDT
David says:
I agree, I am only too happy to pay a fair price for music I want. However I would like to buy it and it be mine. If you look at the new cloud music terms you are getting a non transferable license to listen to the music you buy (or lease really).

Amazon offered a real alternative to itunes, now it has just cloned their business model. I liked the old days when you bought something, then you owned it. Maybe it's an age thing?

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Sep 2012 07:50:41 BDT
G. Hanks says:
Or... and here's a crazy idea... actually pay for the music people have worked hard to create? :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Sep 2012 02:05:45 BDT
nephran says:
David You can get mp3s of youtube free.Just search mp3 grabber download the software and away you go..Easy.

Posted on 24 Sep 2012 17:54:03 BDT

Posted on 24 Sep 2012 01:47:58 BDT
S. R. Tulip says:

Posted on 19 Sep 2012 22:07:13 BDT
Red Mosquito says:
Android's GTunes is free

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Sep 2012 19:17:55 BDT
David says:
"For the forseeable future I'm sticking with cheap MP3 sites"

Nugent_Dirt, I would be interested in your suggestions on good cheap alternatives. Unless you mean to download full length samples for evaluation only.

Posted on 19 Sep 2012 19:16:07 BDT
Last edited by the author on 19 Sep 2012 19:17:12 BDT
JJMMWGDuPree says:
They're just doing it to get you to use their cloud rather than someone else's, apparently not enough of us have been using it voluntarily. Personally I'd rather they put their efforts into selling me downloads in other formats, preferably .flac, but I guess I'd accept a supercharged .ogg

Then maybe I'd get a download worth copying onto CD.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Sep 2012 17:54:55 BDT
thanks for the reassurance MC hope you're right - you usually are, so I'm feeling a wee bit better

Posted on 19 Sep 2012 10:03:55 BDT
MC Zaptone says:
It's going to be fine. You can still burn to disc as before but you are getting a free back-up for your purchases. The whole download from cloud is straightforward enough and you can still put stuff into your WMA/iTunes library and burn to disc. I will be trying it out later today, if I have any problems I'll let you know. You can still use a wish list to keep stuff 'in your basket'.

Posted on 19 Sep 2012 09:26:42 BDT
Nugent_Dirt says:
I've yet to be sold on it and dont like the idea of 3rd party storage at all. Much rather burn MP3s onto CDs for back up. For the forseeable future I'm sticking with cheap MP3 sites

Posted on 18 Sep 2012 22:58:01 BDT
Eric Generic says:
It's fine if you're on a PC, but if the whole idea is to access anything from anywhere, be it a mobile device or a computer, then it needs to be easy otherwise it defeats the object.

Have my reservations about third-party storage of my music collection, but until amazon remove the ability to download the tracks to a physical location of my choice (be it HD or CD), I shall continue to buy from here.

Posted on 18 Sep 2012 22:26:09 BDT
nice rant

Posted on 18 Sep 2012 21:54:27 BDT
David says:
Just tried to make a purchase, and to get the files that I just bought to my PC is a pain. Must be great if you live in the Amazon world where your mp3 player has unlimited data and full service everywhere. I think cloud is latin for after you buy it, we will keep your products and your money.

Maybe look,, spotify, and even youtube where cloud based music is free. /<end rant>

Posted on 18 Sep 2012 20:39:09 BDT
oh - I'll wait til the weekend to even attempt this complexity - i am tired

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Sep 2012 20:10:10 BDT
nephran says:
Try it..Burn it as an AUDIO CD..Not a Data CD..

Posted on 18 Sep 2012 20:08:58 BDT
er...can i do it tho ?

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Sep 2012 19:59:22 BDT
Geez_UK says:
OK so I'm old, but I'm not THAT old...

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Sep 2012 19:54:39 BDT
nephran says:
KO..I think burning mp3's as audio cd's (Not Mp3/Data cds) removes the copyright protection on them,as it does apples music files as well.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Sep 2012 19:52:55 BDT
nephran says:
Are you the brother of Eric, Chris?

Posted on 18 Sep 2012 19:50:40 BDT
can you download mp3 and burn them to disc as before on mediaplayer..?

Posted on 18 Sep 2012 19:40:31 BDT
Geez_UK says:
I can understand the drivers behind the cloud experience, but for me it won't be a good one - I still find CDs a little too small for the full tactile experience of music purchases, but then again I guess I'm a dinosaur now.
Rather sad for an IT Specialist, but work is work and pleasure is just that!

Posted on 18 Sep 2012 19:10:52 BDT
oh dear....spoilt my day that has
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