Record labels putting out new digital album formats

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    minuteforce

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    :sleep: I wasn't sure where to put this but it fits in "Tech Talk", I guess.

    http://www.nme.com/news/various-artists/46576

    This would've been a good idea, like, maybe ten years back ... :whistling
     
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    I still prefer to have a physical copy in my hands of albums that I love. It's just something I won't stop liking.
     
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    Same here. I get why people might think compact disc's are a redundant form of storage for music but I'd rather those than MP3's, no question, if I'm gonna pay however much for my music.
     
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    Meh. Seems extremely gimmicky if you ask me.
     
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    this
     
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    This reeks of fail.

    1TB harddrives are well under $100 now - why don't they push the standard to lossless music instead? Apple's got it's ALAC codec, so I don't see how it'll have any issues deciding. The current standards of 128kbps MP3s and even transcoded lossy music (as in, converting from 128->320 - this doesn't work) is insanely embarrassing.

    And everyone wonders why pirating is so popular...
     
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    No kidding, if songs from the iTunes store were lossless, I'd be buying from it a lot more often. My car's CD player can play MP3s but not AAC (not even non-DRMed ones) so if I could get lossless files from iTunes and transcode to MP3 without any loss in quality I would do that. Amazon does sell MP3s in their store and they're good quality, so I do occasionally use that, but I prefer the iTunes store.
     
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    Absolutely.
     
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    Same here, especially if I can get it in vinyl as a collector's item like I can with most White Stripes stuff.
     
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    That's the reason I don't buy music online. I like to hold my music. It feels more personal that way.
     
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    If I'm paying for music, I'm going to want to be holding something. This unfortunately will probably take off because the majority of the music buying public are idiots who will do anything the major labels tell them. :(
     
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    I think that lossless audio albums wouldn't go down very well because a lot of people just aren't bothered in the quality of music anymore, which is a shame. There was even a report about how a lot of people prefer the sound quality coming from shitty iPod headphones rather than high quality equipment.

    I'm also all about owning a physical copy of an album. Infact, I've only ever bought one song online, and that wasn't even through iTunes. Infact, I'm planning on buying that song when the CD version becomes available.
     

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