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  #86374 12-Sep-2007 10:08
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PaulBrislen: The bit I like is that we dual deliver - so you get a copy on your mobile immediately AND you get one back at base on your computer as back-up.


I know I'm straying OT a bit here, but whilst I love the dual delivery concept I find that the quality of audio files delivered to my mobile device leave a lot to be desired. With flash memory being so cheap these days, I would much prefer to have a 128kbps file delivered to my mobile device than the more heavily compressed alternative.

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  #86377 12-Sep-2007 10:25
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PaulBrislen: Really? I'd rather know I own my music than have some company rent it to me, potentially go belly up and cease giving me the "right" to music on my harddrive


I tend to agree, but don't forget that purchased tracks are encoded with DRM. Still, at least with purchased tracks you can strip the DRM by burning and ripping them. It's not ideal, but it works.

 
 
 
 


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  #86378 12-Sep-2007 10:42
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alasta: ...I tend to agree, but don't forget that purchased tracks are encoded with DRM. Still, at least with purchased tracks you can strip the DRM by burning and ripping them. It's not ideal, but it works.


Exactly... so with subscription-based, you can still able to burn them to CD and re-rip it... hence, all you can eat with burning ability and reripping to DRM-free ;-)




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  #86379 12-Sep-2007 10:51
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chiefie: Exactly... so with subscription-based, you can still able to burn them to CD and re-rip it... hence, all you can eat with burning ability and reripping to DRM-free ;-)


I'm sure that the subscription providers must have some sort of restrictions to prevent people from doing this but it would be interesting if anyone in the know could confirm this.

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alasta:
chiefie: Exactly... so with subscription-based, you can still able to burn them to CD and re-rip it... hence, all you can eat with burning ability and reripping to DRM-free ;-)




I'm sure that the subscription providers must have some sort of restrictions to prevent people from doing this but it would be interesting if anyone in the know could confirm this.


I'm also sure that if they do have some technology to prevent people from doing something, there will also be a hack in progess to nullify any said restrictions.

I like the sound of this MusicStation, but as Paul said, with Videos & various over features being used to enhance VF Music Store, it's sounding very promising & looks unlikely that they will close it down considering the success of this platform so far.



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  #86437 12-Sep-2007 17:12
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So when will Vodafone be launching the service here Paul? Smile

When I posted the original message back in February (hoping to at least raise some awareness) I had heard from a very good Vodafone source overseas that NZ was definately launching the product however there was no confirmed dates at that stage due to factors beyond Vodafone's control, primary due to high capacity handsets that were being delayed.

I believe the all you can eat business model for music is very good. It doesn't appeal to everybody and never will do for for those people who love music the £1.99 per week charge in the UK for an unlimited supply of music on your phone is a bargain. If Vodafone were to offer a $5 per week service in NZ I'm sure it would be extremely popular.




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