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# 207886 18-Jan-2017 11:55
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This is a near Divorce matter bahaha, I wont go into details, least to say I was in between backups and someone lost my main SSD for the car taken to a party.

 

I ripped about 100cds bought numerous digital albums (which I think I should be able to recover), but have since disposed of my CDs.

 

Are there cheaper music shops than Itunes?


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  # 1705187 18-Jan-2017 12:49
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Google Music, Amazon, spring to mind as options which are available in NZ.  Or get a Spotify subscription.

 

As a last resort the global "archive repository" should have flac files, transcode to taste

 

Keep a backup this time :D


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  # 1705189 18-Jan-2017 12:55
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For next time, Google Music will allow you to 'back up' up to 20,000 mp3s/songs onto their servers for your use through their Google Music application.

 

 

 

I don't even think you require a Google Music paid subscription - but you'll have to check on that one.


 
 
 
 




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  # 1705193 18-Jan-2017 13:06
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Geeze things have moved along.

 

Google music sounds awesome source. One issue I need them in the car and wont be using 4g or 3g, so needs to be a physical copy.

 

I did have a backup which I was replacing due to being an old drive, thinking Id not have an issue with the other drive. I wont go into it but it wasnt just the drive that was lost grrrr.


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  # 1705195 18-Jan-2017 13:09
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jjnz1:

 

For next time, Google Music will allow you to 'back up' up to 20,000 mp3s/songs onto their servers for your use through their Google Music application.

 

 

 

I don't even think you require a Google Music paid subscription - but you'll have to check on that one.

 



Isn't it 50,000?


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  # 1705210 18-Jan-2017 13:30
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Yes Google Music will be your best bet.

 

50,000 songs in free storage - can download to devices via offline mode too (often what I do with playlists etc - phone syncs over WiFi).





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  # 1705219 18-Jan-2017 13:53
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Try a few trials of Spotify, Google etc, They probably have most of the music already


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  # 1705220 18-Jan-2017 13:55
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Premium Spotify account lets you download a fair number for offline use.

Now we are allowed to rip Cds we own, what does the law say about the originals ? Do you have to keep them ? If you get rid of the physical cds, do you have to delete the copies ?

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  # 1705346 18-Jan-2017 16:30
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Doesnt google music reduce quality?


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  # 1705361 18-Jan-2017 16:55
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afe66: Premium Spotify account lets you download a fair number for offline use.

Now we are allowed to rip Cds we own, what does the law say about the originals ? Do you have to keep them ? If you get rid of the physical cds, do you have to delete the copies ?

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It may depend on how you define "get rid of them". Selling them would obviously invalidate your licence. Giving them away would be the same. What else would you do? Toss them in the rubbish?

 

I've kept all mine; they don't really use all that much space in the grand scheme of things, and I do look at the lyric books occasionally (especially when all the lyric sites copy each others' incorrect lyrics - even Google's lyrics often include the same typos as the unofficial sites).


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  # 1705375 18-Jan-2017 17:37
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I ripped all my cds to flac and dvd to mp4 and the pretty silver discs are burried somewhere in the garage.

 

The OP said the originals were "disposed of".

 

 

 

I'm , just curious as to whether anyone knows the law on whether we have to keep the originals when we RIP cds.

 

 


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  # 1705401 18-Jan-2017 18:51
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afe66:

 

I ripped all my cds to flac and dvd to mp4 and the pretty silver discs are burried somewhere in the garage.

 

The OP said the originals were "disposed of".

 

 

 

I'm , just curious as to whether anyone knows the law on whether we have to keep the originals when we RIP cds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

need to provide proof of purchase as one would expect.


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  # 1705405 18-Jan-2017 18:54
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Pumpedd:

 

 

 

need to provide proof of purchase as one would expect.

 

 

Who says that? Seems absurd!





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  # 1705410 18-Jan-2017 19:04
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afe66:

 

I ripped all my cds to flac and dvd to mp4 and the pretty silver discs are burried somewhere in the garage.

 

The OP said the originals were "disposed of".

 

 

 

I'm , just curious as to whether anyone knows the law on whether we have to keep the originals when we RIP cds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes you do have to keep them if you resell the discs then you also sell your right to listen to those tracks 


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  # 1705472 18-Jan-2017 20:53
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Pumpedd:

 

Doesnt google music reduce quality?

 

 

 

 

It has a few quality settings.


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  # 1705487 18-Jan-2017 21:13
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Pumpedd:

 

 

 

need to provide proof of purchase as one would expect.

 

 

Who says that? Seems absurd!

 

 

Its copyrighted material....you either need the discs or need proof of purchase. Makes sense to me.


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