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CD vs iTunes: where you buy your music?
Antigen
post Jun 14 2012, 08:40
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Hi,

actually, where is your first source of music?

Do you buy CD or you have chosen iTunes/digital online store?

Actually I buy CD (used) and I convert them with XLD to MP3 with LAME 3.99, I think that this is the best solutions.

Initially I have bought some album from iTunes, but I prefer to have the CD to convert it into the format and bitrate that I prefer.

And you?
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DVDdoug
post Jun 14 2012, 19:59
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1. New CD
2. Used CD (if it's not availabe new, or if I really just want one song, etc.)
3. MP3 download (if the CD is not available, or I don't want the whole album, etc.)

I've never purchased from iTunes. Most my MP3s were ripped from my CDs (a few from borrowed CDs ohmy.gif ) . My 1st choice for downloads is Amazon, but I've also downloaded CD Universe & Rhapsody. For the most part I try to stay moral & legal, but I did illegally download one MP3 (I don't even remember what song it was, but I couldn't find it elsewhere), and I have a few more pirated MP3s given to me by friends.

When I decided to standardize on MP3, iTunes (AAC) were copy protected. If I were starting-over today, I might choose AAC and use iTunes for downloads.

Like everybody else, I'm listening to physical CDs less and less. I've had a laptop hooked-up to my living room system for a couple of years, and in the last few months I've added iPod hook-ups to both of my vehicles.

I've given-away most of my scratchy-old records left-over from the analog days. I still have a few that are not available digitally and that I've not gotten around to digitizing.

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- Antigen   CD vs iTunes: where you buy your music?   Jun 14 2012, 08:40
- - Engelsstaub   I prefer to archive a physical CD losslessly, but ...   Jun 14 2012, 08:50
- - soundping   Cheap Amazon or eBay CDs.   Jun 14 2012, 09:38
- - slks   Well, primarily I get my music from online sources...   Jun 14 2012, 10:00
- - Ouroboros   CD. Downloads only if CDs aren't available. Ne...   Jun 14 2012, 10:53
- - Porcus   QUOTE (Antigen @ Jun 14 2012, 09:40) Hi, ...   Jun 14 2012, 10:56
|- - Porcus   QUOTE (Porcus @ Jun 14 2012, 11:56) - new...   Jun 20 2012, 22:45
- - probedb   CD if possible, FLAC download if not or MP3 if nei...   Jun 14 2012, 11:52
|- - RonaldDumsfeld   New vinyl > used vinyl > used CD > new CD...   Jun 14 2012, 14:16
- - JJZolx   I've been buying a lot of used CDs, mostly for...   Jun 14 2012, 15:11
|- - db1989   QUOTE (JJZolx @ Jun 14 2012, 15:11) I...   Jun 14 2012, 15:16
|- - DonP   QUOTE (db1989 @ Jun 14 2012, 10:16) [ I a...   Jun 14 2012, 15:40
||- - Porcus   QUOTE (DonP @ Jun 14 2012, 16:40) AFAIK i...   Jun 14 2012, 20:30
||- - db1989   QUOTE (Porcus @ Jun 14 2012, 20:30) http:...   Jun 14 2012, 20:45
||- - Engelsstaub   QUOTE (Porcus @ Jun 14 2012, 14:30) (Luck...   Jun 14 2012, 23:15
|- - JJZolx   QUOTE (db1989 @ Jun 14 2012, 08:16) I alw...   Jun 14 2012, 16:05
- - Ouroboros   I'm the other way round - I buy second hand CD...   Jun 14 2012, 15:46
- - yourlord   I buy CD and rip to FLAC. When I need a copy on a ...   Jun 14 2012, 17:24
- - db1989   QUOTE (DonP @ Jun 14 2012, 15:40) QUOTE (...   Jun 14 2012, 17:40
- - mixminus1   1) FLAC downloads when available (primarily Bandca...   Jun 14 2012, 18:45
- - DVDdoug   1. New CD 2. Used CD (if it's not availabe new...   Jun 14 2012, 19:59
- - dumdidum   one thing that bothers me is that some albums are ...   Jun 14 2012, 21:11
- - kornchild2002   I used to primarily buy CDs so that I could have a...   Jun 14 2012, 23:18
- - 2Bdecided   CDs. Prices for new (i.e. not used) CDs that are m...   Jun 18 2012, 14:06
- - rohangc   CDs only. I am not a big fan of "digital purc...   Jun 19 2012, 04:40
|- - odious malefactor   QUOTE (rohangc @ Jun 18 2012, 19:40) CDs ...   Jun 19 2012, 05:05
- - Kohlrabi   In that order Direct download from artistBandcampC...   Jun 19 2012, 08:27
|- - skamp   QUOTE (Kohlrabi @ Jun 19 2012, 09:27) I a...   Jun 19 2012, 11:56
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- - Kohlrabi   QUOTE (skamp @ Jun 19 2012, 12:56) Actual...   Jun 19 2012, 12:15
- - onkl   1. Spotify, Youtube, illegal downloads 2. Digital ...   Jun 19 2012, 13:30
- - frozenspeed   CDs all the way. Wife & I also have a pretty ...   Jun 19 2012, 15:59
- - Canar   There are plenty of retailers offering FLAC downlo...   Jun 19 2012, 22:14
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