02-01-2009 02:37 PM
I scrolled around emusic - and found their selection leaving alot to be desired. I decided that Amazon is a good place for a buck a song - I can pay that for something that I want to listen to.
But even with Amazon - I'm finding songs that I can't seem to find. i.e. I want the song Rhiannon from Fleetwood Mac - and I can't find the LP version and I don't want the live versions.
What are other sources for purchase of mp3 tracks - with good selection - I'm not all that interested in monthly subscription service download programs like I-tunes.
If anybody knows some other resources with good selection of mp3's ( including current popular artists ) please let me know.
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02-01-2009 02:54 PM
It's on iTunes (I know you said you're not interested, but a monthly subscription isn't required, and soon all their music will be DRM-free if you can wait), on the album "Fleetwood Mac".
02-01-2009 03:01 PM
I checked out the site you linked to. The shaky grammar in a few places makes me think it isn't a US-based site, so the legality of their service is probably questionable at best, if that matters to you.
02-01-2009 03:06 PM
I don't quite follow when you say Sub is not required - and I don't know what DRM free is?
When I click on the song at itunes.com - it goes to a the itunes download page?
Are you saying that you can purchase an MP3 like Amazon today - or they are introducing that feature at some point in the planned future? I'm in no hurry - and can wait a while if something's coming down the pipes. I used to have Fleetwood Mac's greatest hits album a while back - but haven't a clue where it went over the years.
02-01-2009 03:13 PM
You said "I'm not all that interested in monthly subscription service download programs like I-tunes." That's not what iTunes is. There's no monthly fee. You can buy albums or individual tracks, with no obligation to ever pay another cent. And yes, that's the way it works now.
"DRM" is code embedded in a file that prevents you from using digital media in ways the creator doesn't want you to. "DRM-free" means it doesn't have that.
02-01-2009 04:54 PM
Amazon.com has DRM-free MP3s for as low 79 cents a song. Some albums are as little as five bucks.
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02-01-2009 07:35 PM
mp3onlinedownloads.name is in the Ukraine. It looks like its just a cover for mp3fiesta.com - if you click on anything to the point of downloading, they want you to sign up for mp3fiesta. Mp3fiesta a well-known pirate site - basically you pay someone for illegal copies of music. And I have no idea who you have to hand your credit card number to in this process! The artists don't get paid. It can be a convenient way to get illegal music, if you don't want to just pirate it yourself.
There are three major sites that sell legal MP3s - Amazon, mp3.rhapsody.com, and napster.com. They all offer the same bitrate (256kbps), which isn't too bad. Amazon usually has better prices. You'll definitely find your Fleetwood Mac at one of those.
iTunes doesn't sell MP3s; they sell a different file format that the Sansas unfortunately don't support. Their DRM makes it so their music only plays on iPods (or in iTunes), but they're in the process of eliminating that. Songs without DRM are labelled "iTunes Plus". You would have to convert it to MP3 yourself (you might lose a little quality in this process, but it probably isn't going to be noticeable).