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  #797786 11-Apr-2013 14:15
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Rdio lets you sync to the device for offline playback. Unfortunately it is a global sync to my devices list, I cant choose which device gets which songs, but a 32g card in the phone goes a long way to getting most of what I want with me available without hammering 3g, and I have that option if there is something I want that is not synced.




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  #797909 11-Apr-2013 17:25
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grudge: You made me curious grant_k which album is this ? :D

Unless you were a teenager in the early 70s like me, you would probably never have heard of it, but here goes anyway:

Days of Future Passed - The Moody Blues

It was digitally remastered in 1997 and sounds better than ever.  It's the kind of niche title you might have found at the back of Marbecks on a dusty shelf, but only if you remembered to look for it.  Google Play is much more convenient for finding stuff like this.





 
 
 
 


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  #797918 11-Apr-2013 17:37
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I'm not that old, but I'm always open to listening to new music.

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  #798452 12-Apr-2013 15:05
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richms: Rdio lets you sync to the device for offline playback. Unfortunately it is a global sync to my devices list, I cant choose which device gets which songs, but a 32g card in the phone goes a long way to getting most of what I want with me available without hammering 3g, and I have that option if there is something I want that is not synced.


Sorry can you explain this? 

For example I am looking to get the new Strokes album, which on Google play is $15.99.  If I sign up to rdio I thought I could download it to say my phone and use it offline when I travel, but also I could also copy it from my phone to say my PC or even stream it separately through my PC.  

I don't follow what you mean by global sync and not being able to choose what device gets which songs?  Do you have to register each device if you have more than one?

Cheers

 

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  #798580 12-Apr-2013 19:41
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there is an app that syncs to phones. no sync to pcs it streams.

In the app you add things to collection or choose to sync to your mobile. but it syncs to all your devices. you cant choose to only sync some songs to each device. they have a free trial so give it a shot.




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  #799297 14-Apr-2013 19:38
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Would anyone care to comment on the sound quality of Google Music v other streaming services? After buying some high-quality audio equipment for the home and car over the past couple of years, I've been a little underwhelmed with the performance of streaming services.

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grant_k:
grudge: You made me curious grant_k which album is this ? :D

Unless you were a teenager in the early 70s like me, you would probably never have heard of it, but here goes anyway:

Days of Future Passed - The Moody Blues

It was digitally remastered in 1997 and sounds better than ever.  It's the kind of niche title you might have found at the back of Marbecks on a dusty shelf, but only if you remembered to look for it.  Google Play is much more convenient for finding stuff like this.


Getting slightly OT but I have that album on SACD remastered as 5.1 HD audio. It sounds fantastic in that format and is a tribute to the recording technlogy of the day and mastering engineers, that tape hiss and other analogue artifacts are barely if at all audible.

Alas it is out of print now and the cheapest available appears to be about US$100

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B000E8NQTU/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new






Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

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lchiu7:
grant_k:
grudge: You made me curious grant_k which album is this ? :D

Unless you were a teenager in the early 70s like me, you would probably never have heard of it, but here goes anyway:

Days of Future Passed - The Moody Blues

It was digitally remastered in 1997 and sounds better than ever.  It's the kind of niche title you might have found at the back of Marbecks on a dusty shelf, but only if you remembered to look for it.  Google Play is much more convenient for finding stuff like this.


Getting slightly OT but I have that album on SACD remastered as 5.1 HD audio. It sounds fantastic in that format and is a tribute to the recording technlogy of the day and mastering engineers, that tape hiss and other analogue artifacts are barely if at all audible.

Alas it is out of print now and the cheapest available appears to be about US$100

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B000E8NQTU/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new

Thanks for mentioning that Laurence.  If I had the space for a 5.1 system I could well be interested, but for now our tiny cottage can only fit 2.1 so the 320kbps files I got from Google are sounding pretty amazing compared to the LP I had back in the day.

Nights in White Satin was a big hit back then, but it's nice to have the complete album-length tracks that led up to it, and enjoy the whole experience again.  Glad to see someone else here appreciates it too Smile





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grant_k:
lchiu7:
grant_k:
grudge: You made me curious grant_k which album is this ? :D

Unless you were a teenager in the early 70s like me, you would probably never have heard of it, but here goes anyway:

Days of Future Passed - The Moody Blues

It was digitally remastered in 1997 and sounds better than ever.  It's the kind of niche title you might have found at the back of Marbecks on a dusty shelf, but only if you remembered to look for it.  Google Play is much more convenient for finding stuff like this.


Getting slightly OT but I have that album on SACD remastered as 5.1 HD audio. It sounds fantastic in that format and is a tribute to the recording technlogy of the day and mastering engineers, that tape hiss and other analogue artifacts are barely if at all audible.

Alas it is out of print now and the cheapest available appears to be about US$100

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B000E8NQTU/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new

Thanks for mentioning that Laurence.  If I had the space for a 5.1 system I could well be interested, but for now our tiny cottage can only fit 2.1 so the 320kbps files I got from Google are sounding pretty amazing compared to the LP I had back in the day.

Nights in White Satin was a big hit back then, but it's nice to have the complete album-length tracks that led up to it, and enjoy the whole experience again.  Glad to see someone else here appreciates it too Smile


Once again at the rest of being OT, if you can hear this album in 5.1 on SACD you will be blown away and want to upgrade your system!




Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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  #800203 16-Apr-2013 14:22
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Looks like as per usual NZ is getting shafted. But hey its good news that they have launched Music here.


Shafted insinuates that Google has something against us, they don't.
The reason why we get things last is because we are small. USA = 311 million, UK 63 Million, NZ=4.3 Million, if i was a business man and I wanted to sell my product to as much people at once which  would I pick????????

Not to mention, with books, movies and music they have to set up the licenses to allow NZ to have access, same with Kindle for their books, why do you think spotify took nearly a year to get to us? they weren't shafting us either they were just arranging licenses and making sure that the countries they would make more money from were set up first.



On another note, I've never purchased my music online, just generally got CD's but will I be able to DL music from the play store and play them using another App or do I have to use GMusic?

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theUpload:
 
Looks like as per usual NZ is getting shafted. But hey its good news that they have launched Music here.


Shafted insinuates that Google has something against us, they don't.
The reason why we get things last is because we are small. USA = 311 million, UK 63 Million, NZ=4.3 Million, if i was a business man and I wanted to sell my product to as much people at once which  would I pick????????

Not to mention, with books, movies and music they have to set up the licenses to allow NZ to have access, same with Kindle for their books, why do you think spotify took nearly a year to get to us? they weren't shafting us either they were just arranging licenses and making sure that the countries they would make more money from were set up first.

On another note, I've never purchased my music online, just generally got CD's but will I be able to DL music from the play store and play them using another App or do I have to use GMusic?

Once you've purchased a track or an album, it appears in "My Library" under Google Play.  From there, you can download the whole album as a ZIP file, containing unprotected MP3 files @ 320kbps.  I've been playing them on my PC, in my car, via my phone etc.





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grant_k:
theUpload:
 
Looks like as per usual NZ is getting shafted. But hey its good news that they have launched Music here.


Shafted insinuates that Google has something against us, they don't.
The reason why we get things last is because we are small. USA = 311 million, UK 63 Million, NZ=4.3 Million, if i was a business man and I wanted to sell my product to as much people at once which  would I pick????????

Not to mention, with books, movies and music they have to set up the licenses to allow NZ to have access, same with Kindle for their books, why do you think spotify took nearly a year to get to us? they weren't shafting us either they were just arranging licenses and making sure that the countries they would make more money from were set up first.

On another note, I've never purchased my music online, just generally got CD's but will I be able to DL music from the play store and play them using another App or do I have to use GMusic?

Once you've purchased a track or an album, it appears in "My Library" under Google Play.  From there, you can download the whole album as a ZIP file, containing unprotected MP3 files @ 320kbps.  I've been playing them on my PC, in my car, via my phone etc.


cheers

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  #802664 20-Apr-2013 09:35
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Hmmm for $15 I'd be near expecting a hard copy
No, I still don't 100% trust the cloud! Plus with our internet, having to redownload or stream things is a pain and sometimes not viable

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TheUngeek: Hmmm for $15 I'd be near expecting a hard copy
No, I still don't 100% trust the cloud! Plus with our internet, having to redownload or stream things is a pain and sometimes not viable

For the same reason I insist on downloading the original .ZIP files and backing up to my NAS.  Over the years, a number of online music retailers have closed on me (Coketunes and now Digirama/Marbecks).  If I hadn't bothered to keep a copy of the .MP3 file, that music would now be unavailable to me.





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  #802673 20-Apr-2013 09:48
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Sometimes google freaks me out.
Just logged into play store from pc in the first time in a loooong time.
Selected music, and there was a lsit of suggested music that was pretty spot on to what I'm in to.
I've never done anything with google music before!

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