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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 09-02-04, 03:10 AM Thread Starter
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Are the days of downloading free MP3's numbered?

They tried stopping it. Record companies took Napster to court to get the side shut down. They succeeded, but in doing that they didn't really acheive their desired outcome.

A whole wave of file sharing programs emerged, Scour, Imesh, kazza, and winmx to name a few. So they were back to where they were oginally. They also came to the conclusion that if they couldn't stop one of the fastest growing trends in internet history.

So they took a different approach. Now it seems they have intalled patches and other various programs with in the CD to make it very difficult to convert to an MP3.

I use many programs to download music, but it seems that the only songs that will work are those that have been on before any of this happened. Just about every current song I try to download has some form of bug in it, either a loud static interruption, or just patches of silence and even incomplete songs.

Will there be a program to counter these efforts? Something that can filter out these patches when converting music from a CD to an MP3 file? I surely hope so. But I guess a good run can't last forever, and I'm sceptical that anything, at least in the mean time, will be done to unfix what record companies have "fixed".

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Re: Are the days of downloading free MP3's numbered?

There already are such programs.

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Alright i don't get it....

The worst thing is when your listening to a new song up loud and it goes spastic half way through...scary noise...

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Re: Are the days of downloading free MP3's numbered?

yes, especially when u have a "large" system in your bedroom, and played it at a very high volume coz u love the song......

and u hear all this clicking and crap!

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Alright i don't get it....

The worst thing is when your listening to a new song up loud and it goes spastic half way through...scary noise...

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I think you will always be able to download music, as long as you can hear it and microphones are around, the quality will turn shit but still hearing the song
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I think you will always be able to download music, as long as you can hear it and microphones are around, the quality will turn shit but still hearing the song
Ohh god no...i hope we never resort to that. Even using line out/in (from CD player to comp) would compromise quality pretty seriously i reackon. Most MP3's are already bad enough...

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