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lameboy
post Jan 9 2009, 14:48
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Hi

Maybe this is old news, but I just read that the new "iTunes-killer" Spotify (http://www.spotify.com/en/ )
uses Ogg Vorbis (q5, ~160 kb/s) for their streaming service.

(reference: http://getsatisfaction.com/spotify/topics/soundquality )

Nice to see that they're using an open source encoder! smile.gif

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post Jan 9 2009, 20:54
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I got an invite through today. Is anyone using this service? I understand the music collection is impressive...

I was a little reticent to install yet another application though.


How exactly are they liscensing this music? are the paying the record companies royalties? they must be? I am interested in learning more about it's not avaliable in the U.S right now though (Which means it must be a European thing). laugh.gif


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post Apr 19 2009, 13:20
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Why haven't I seen more fuzz of this superb service at HA?

1:
It's free (for people living in Sweden, Norway, Finland, the UK, France and Spain )

Invites from here:
http://spotify.fleo.se/ (just put that web page to a firefox tab, refresh every 30min. "Det finns inga invites kvar just nu." translated from Swedish: "There are no invites available at the moment." But don't worry, when they put some more invites, they put plenty, over 900.... I got mine in under 3 hours, when I took mine there was over 970 left. I started my waiting period with "No invites" screen, too)

2: If your country is not yet in that 6 countries list, you can test the service 9,99euros per month in over 100 countries. Country list here:
https://www.spotify.com/en/products/premium/order/account/
For example in Argentina, Australia, Austria and so on...

It's like having unlimited iTunes for 9,99euros

3: Sound quality and technical layout is excellent,
they are using "Ogg Vorbis q5 codec which streams at approximately 160kb/s."
https://www.spotify.com/en/help/faq/

It is always good to see good use of open source code. And the next step seems to be open source FLAC, like we have always wanted at HA smile.gif
http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....c=70852&hl=

It is almost surreal to listen music from artists like MGMT, Laurie Anderson (O Superman), small Finnish underground artist Risto, M.I.A (Paperplanes) and The Smashing Pumpkins for free, totally legally and using Ogg Vorbis q5.

It's so easy and convient to use, it is even faster than utorrent, which can't usually be said of many online things. So no 14-year-old needs to use torrents anymore. So far torrents have always been the most convenient way to get things, they work in every pc/mac/linux with no drm or any other bothering difficulties.

Universal Music Group, SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT, EMI Music, Warner Music International, Merlin and The Orchard have licensed their music to Spotify, so artists get compensation, like on radio play.

The music selection is HUGE!

http://erihyva.kuvat.fi/kuvat/Public/spotify.png/full

Makes iTunes look little bit like the old aunt smile.gif

There is so much iTunes talk everyday on HA, where is Spotify????

Go, Spotify, go, this kind of small money buffet models are the future, because the consumers always have the zero euro buffet table option.



[edit: typo, link]

This post has been edited by kerminen: Apr 19 2009, 13:57


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- lameboy   Spotify uses Ogg Vorbis (q5)   Jan 9 2009, 14:48
- - HotshotGG   QUOTE Hi Maybe this is old news, but I just read ...   Jan 9 2009, 15:09
- - Synthetic Soul   I got an invite through today. Is anyone using th...   Jan 9 2009, 20:35
- - HotshotGG   QUOTE I got an invite through today. Is anyone usi...   Jan 9 2009, 20:54
|- - kerminen   Why haven't I seen more fuzz of this superb se...   Apr 19 2009, 13:20
|- - soundberg   QUOTE (kerminen @ Apr 19 2009, 13:20) Inv...   Apr 20 2009, 22:47
|- - PHOYO   Spotify is really nice! I use it daily. Groov...   Apr 20 2009, 22:57
- - HotshotGG   QUOTE It's so easy and convient to use, it is ...   Apr 21 2009, 06:41
|- - Miramis   QUOTE (HotshotGG @ Apr 21 2009, 07:41) 1....   Apr 24 2009, 21:06
|- - krmathis   QUOTE (HotshotGG @ Apr 21 2009, 07:41) It...   Apr 25 2009, 20:30
- - donnie   Doesn't have a native linux client, although r...   Apr 21 2009, 09:06
|- - kerminen   QUOTE (donnie @ Apr 21 2009, 11:06) Doesn...   Apr 21 2009, 09:19
|- - donnie   QUOTE (kerminen @ Apr 21 2009, 08:19) EDI...   Apr 21 2009, 09:41
|- - kerminen   QUOTE (donnie @ Apr 21 2009, 11:41) QUOTE...   Apr 21 2009, 10:14
|- - hybris   My impression is that the sound quality varies qui...   Apr 21 2009, 11:36
|- - kerminen   QUOTE (hybris @ Apr 21 2009, 13:36) My im...   Apr 21 2009, 12:28
|- - hybris   QUOTE (kerminen @ Apr 21 2009, 12:28) You...   Apr 21 2009, 12:35
- - odyssey   I have tried Spotify and must say i'm very imp...   Apr 24 2009, 21:31
|- - kerminen   QUOTE (odyssey @ Apr 24 2009, 23:31) I ha...   Apr 25 2009, 00:15
- - m0rbidini   I'm trying the paid version and I like it alth...   Apr 25 2009, 03:50
- - HotshotGG   QUOTE It will be. This is good news. Right now I...   Apr 25 2009, 17:14
- - HotshotGG   QUOTE Just like how many of us disagree and think ...   Apr 25 2009, 23:26
- - m0rbidini   HotshotGG, it's mostly because of licensing / ...   Apr 26 2009, 17:18
- - HotshotGG   QUOTE HotshotGG, it's mostly because of licens...   Apr 27 2009, 13:48
|- - hybris   QUOTE (HotshotGG @ Apr 27 2009, 14:48) QU...   Apr 27 2009, 14:23
- - Miramis   QUOTE Bumping up the bitrate June 25, 2009 Provid...   Jun 25 2009, 22:01
- - HotshotGG   That's the way a service should be. That's...   Jun 26 2009, 13:18
- - kerminen   Spotify has been approved to iPhone: https://www....   Aug 31 2009, 04:37
- - Nuthen   Is there any Classical available for streaming?   Aug 31 2009, 05:46
|- - filR   QUOTE (Nuthen @ Aug 31 2009, 06:46) Is th...   Aug 31 2009, 07:12
|- - kerminen   QUOTE (Nuthen @ Aug 31 2009, 07:46) Is th...   Aug 31 2009, 16:41
- - PaJaRo   First say thanks for showing me spotify, really ni...   Aug 31 2009, 14:29
|- - odyssey   QUOTE (PaJaRo @ Aug 31 2009, 15:29) First...   Aug 31 2009, 15:29
|- - PaJaRo   QUOTE (odyssey @ Aug 31 2009, 16:29) One ...   Aug 31 2009, 15:57
|- - odyssey   QUOTE (PaJaRo @ Aug 31 2009, 16:57) Have ...   Aug 31 2009, 19:10
||- - PaJaRo   QUOTE (odyssey @ Aug 31 2009, 20:10) I tr...   Aug 31 2009, 23:00
|- - Rokkaz   QUOTE (PaJaRo @ Sep 1 2009, 01:57) Thanks...   Sep 2 2009, 05:54
|- - PaJaRo   QUOTE (Rokkaz @ Sep 2 2009, 06:54) QUOTE ...   Sep 2 2009, 13:57
- - PaJaRo   I just find an open source client for spotify it i...   Aug 31 2009, 16:46
- - Miramis   QUOTE Music Labels Pressure Spotify into Dropping ...   Nov 19 2009, 20:19
- - HotshotGG   QUOTE This has been known for a while, as the serv...   Nov 20 2009, 14:37
- - Gag Halfrunt   Disturbingly, one of the people at AVGuide (TAS...   Nov 20 2009, 18:07
- - RonaldDumsfeld   Well I've amazed myself by starting to pay for...   Feb 23 2010, 23:24
- - kerminen   According to CEO of Spotify Europe, Spotify will b...   Aug 28 2010, 17:31
- - kerminen   I just noticed something that might be interesting...   Oct 3 2010, 09:07
- - Miramis   Upcoming changes to Spotify Free/Open   Apr 16 2011, 07:05
- - kerminen   Spotify opens today in the US. http://www.spotify...   Jul 14 2011, 20:29


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