Plenty Of Legal Downloadable Music Now

from the more-is-always-better-right? dept

For a totally arbitrary, but supposedly "symbolic" milestone, the global music industry is celebrating that there are now over 100 legal music services available. Don't ask what kind of sites make it to the list, that's not the important part. The important part is that now music lovers have more music formats to choose from than ever. Woo hoo! So instead of making it easier for people to download music in a simple, transferable format, we now have a bunch of different formats that we have to track down from over 100 sources. Sounds like progress to me.

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    thecaptain, 28 May 2004 @ 5:44am

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    The myriad of different formats are a pain sometimes, I'll grant.

    But it wouldn't be sooo bad if we were allowed to transfer from one medium to another (CD to Hard drive is my favorite example). This is something that the industry pushes hard to criminalize, if they haven't done so already (I stopped paying attention, its become wayyy too ridiculous)

    However, if the file formats are all digital, then its really trivial to convert from one to the other (from wav to mp3 to ogg or whatever) with just a bit of googling, so choose whichever you like and work with that...I don't think its a real serious inconvenience.

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