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  #1490248 11-Feb-2016 11:01
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@Behodar: There is no copy protection, but it's in AAC format. Most devices can play AAC so it's probably worth giving it a go (there are certain to be test files available online) as it apparently has better sound quality than MP3 too. 

 

Pretty sure there is (at least there used to be) an option in iTunes where you could download music from the iTunes store in AAC format, then right click the track in your iTunes music library and select something like "Create MP3 version".


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  #1490256 11-Feb-2016 11:15
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Yep, that option is still there, but results in quality loss. It's best to test for AAC compatibility first; virtually every device made in the past ten years supports it.

 
 
 
 


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  #1490334 11-Feb-2016 13:19
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PolicyGuy:

 

geekiegeek:

 

I think you might find itunes to be the easiest option. Then you just copy the tracks from your itunes music folder to your device.

 

 

 

 

Have you read the T&C for iTunes? frown

 

I was also looking for legitimate MP3 downloads, thought I'd try iTunes, read the T&C, cancelled out, went elsewhere.

 

Like freitasm, I have used 7Digital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Care to expand?  I tried reading but fell asleep.

 

Once on my computer Apple wouldn't have a clue what I then use the file for, much less care I suspect. My understanding based on NZ law is that I have purchased the right to listen to the song, I can format shift it to use on other personal devices, but I must retain the original.  

 

Yes it is super easy to change the format to Mp3 if one needs to. Quality change is imperceptible on regular consumer products or unless you are an audiophile IMO.  

 

+ 1 for iTunes from me.       

 

 

 

  





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  #1490376 11-Feb-2016 13:51
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scuwp:

 

PolicyGuy:

 

Have you read the T&C for iTunes? frown

 

I was also looking for legitimate MP3 downloads, thought I'd try iTunes, read the T&C, cancelled out, went elsewhere.

 

Like freitasm, I have used 7Digital

 

 

 

 

Care to expand?  I tried reading but fell asleep.

 

 

IIRC the killer for me was that I was allowed to make only three copies sequentially, only one used at a time.
So after only two upgrade cycles of my home PC suddenly Apple say I can't use that MP3 anymore - in other words I'm not buying a copy of the music, they're just giving me a limited license to use it, I gain no ownership of the product I've paid them money for.
Now, I don't know that they can actually enforce that, but I'm not willing to do business on that basis.

 

The other sites sell me the MP3, and I can do with it what I wish within the laws of NZ - for example I have only one copy of each work in a usable state at any one time, although the original '.zip' file is backed up several places

 

 

 

BTW, since one of my children 'borrowed' my iPod, I uninstalled iTunes from my main PC, and can't say my life is much the poorer for it.


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  #1490408 11-Feb-2016 14:24
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you never own any entertainment media you "buy" - it is always just a license.





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  #1490769 11-Feb-2016 20:25
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Thanks so much everyone.  I have tried the 7Digital site, and it's really good - will go with that for now.

 

Really appreciate the advise, cheers!


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