Rants, Raves, Reviews


Boo digiRAMA no iPod support.....

By Gary R, in , posted: 4-Jul-2006 12:52

So we finally have an NZ download music site with a large and comprehensive selection of tracks. But what do you know - NO iPod support. Doh!! that is just stupid. I don't care about 'play for sure' and the ongoing battles over DRM, not my problem. I, like thousands of other users want music for our iPods. We don't to want to buy inferior 'play for sure' devices because we have iPods. Talk about market limiting!

My other gripe is the price. Each track is around $1.69. If a CD has 16 to 19 tracks that would cost a total of $27.04 to $32.11 to download. Wow, that is dearer than actually buying a CD from the Warehouse. A CD that has a nice coloured booklet and a CD that copies to my iPod no problem at all.

Why am I going to pay more for an album that I have to download myself using my own bandwidth that costs me money, that only lets me copy a track a certain amount of times, that is device retarded, DRM crippled and format restricted (128kbps WMA).

Get a grip digiRAMA and all of you money sucking record companies. Give the consumers what they want at a realistic price otherwise you do deserve to be pirated!





Other related posts:
I Thought I would Come Back
Unemployment does get boring
Over the 'i'








Comment by Mark, on 4-Jul-2006 13:11

Now that is why digiRAMA won't be getting my money any time soon.


Comment by paradoxsm, on 4-Jul-2006 16:39

DRM DRM, Beware go the worning bells, Also when you have a good sound system with expensive speakers, Windows Media especially at the low bitrates they encode at sound just awful.. LONG LIVE the CD, and uncompressed, unaltered recordings at a good price, I just bought $300 of music, Hey, at 70% off, who wouldn't


Comment by Aloha, on 4-Jul-2006 17:27

Very good blog Jama!


Author's note by Jama, on 4-Jul-2006 17:55

A slight correction - I just noticed that you can buy a whole album on digiRAMA for $16.99 or each track for $1.69. It still doesn't change the other factors around iPod support, crap format, DRM, etc. I will still buy the CD.


Comment by sbiddle, on 4-Jul-2006 18:30

Have you followed the new French law dealing with DRM music?


Author's note by Jama, on 4-Jul-2006 18:54

I haven't really looked too much into the French laws. How about writing a blog on the subject sbiddle?


Comment by alasta, on 4-Jul-2006 19:55

Unless the industry can come up with a universal and future-proof DRM format, I will be buying CDs for a long time to come.


Comment by tonyhughes, on 6-Jul-2006 09:20

if you want to buy from digirama (which i advise against), buy the music, burn it to CD with WMP, then import the CD using itunes. Now you have nice shiny DRM-less MP3's. No hacking, just using approved functions of Microsoft Windows Media Player, and Apple iTunes to be able to listen to your music wherever you want. Downside - you will probably have to tag the music yourself (name, artist etc etc)


Comment by taniwha, on 15-Aug-2006 13:30

may i suggest

http://emusic.com

or

http://amplifier.co.nz for nice vanilla mp3s



http://allofmp3.com for lossless flacs or cheap oggs.


Comment by Edwin Hermann, on 10-Sep-2007 12:33

Just use iTunes - it's the biggest store by far (offers 6 million tracks) and it works with iPods.


Add a comment

Please note: comments that are inappropriate or promotional in nature will be deleted. E-mail addresses are not displayed, but you must enter a valid e-mail address to confirm your comments.

Are you a registered Geekzone user? Login to have the fields below automatically filled in for you and to enable links in comments. If you have (or qualify to have) a Geekzone Blog then your comment will be automatically confirmed and placed in the moderation queue for the blog owner's approval.

Your name:

Your e-mail:

Your webpage:

Jama's profile

Gary R
Wellington
New Zealand


Jama JamLocations of visitors to this page

link luvin

Where I work

Ranked Blogs

DeLorean Cars to be Built Agai...
(30-Jul-2007 15:36, 97043 views)
Will my phone work on the new ...
(28-Apr-2009 12:50, 52121 views)
Reminiscing on Palm...
(29-Mar-2006 12:15, 44475 views)
Telstra UMTS 850 - what a chal...
(26-May-2006 17:03, 31663 views)
Yahoo and Xtra Retardo Mail...
(1-Mar-2007 13:27, 30389 views)
Sierra Wireless 595U USB EVDO ...
(10-Jul-2007 23:12, 28983 views)
The Price of Milk...
(10-Jul-2007 19:35, 25427 views)
GE Money where did they come f...
(4-Jul-2006 19:06, 24567 views)
Dangerous Dave and Brutal Bob...
(18-May-2007 11:04, 19579 views)
Wind Turbine micro power gener...
(28-Jun-2007 19:15, 19450 views)


Most Recent

I Thought I would Come Back...
Unemployment does get boring...
Will my phone work on the new ...
Telstra 21...
Qualcomm gen 2 Gobi World Mode...
Acer Aspire One Netbook Teardo...
Vodafone NZ Launches 3G Acer A...
Over the 'i'...
Sprint USB multi 'G' modem...
Head of New Media buys into 'o...




View blog authority

Technorati Profile

Add to Technorati Favorites

View blog reactions