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Music source - CD, iTunes, BitTorrent, etc.?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Melodious Thunk, Jun 19, 2007.


What is your favorite way to get music?

  1. CDs

    7 vote(s)
  2. iTunes

    7 vote(s)
  3. BitTorrent - why buy the cow?

    4 vote(s)
  4. Needle in the groove

    1 vote(s)
  5. Other P2P options - Thunk is clearly a dinosaur

    1 vote(s)
  1. In some other thread, Simon Cowbell proclaimed he had not bought a CD in 5 years.

    I'm sure he's not alone, but personally, I probably get 98% of my music via CD, which I then rip to my hard drive or iPod.

    Cons: I'm buying a whole album instead of a single song, as I might on iTunes, and I'm actually buying the music instead of getting it through a P2P system.

    Pros: I'm a bit snobbish with my audio, and like the fidelity of the music off CD (not quite as warm as vinyl, but still). Far more stable storage device than an MP3 player (at least, I've found it to be that way -- once lost 30 GB of music when my mp3 player crapped out). Plus, if you have a good used CD store in your town, you're getting a lot of bang for the buck (just bought a 3 disc Trojan Records reggae set for $9 yesterday).

    My favorite approach: head to the local public library and peruse their CD collections. Over the years, I've found hundreds of discs to take out 10 at a time, rip and then return.

    Thoughts? Suggestions?
  2. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member

  3. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Yeah, as far as those choices go, BitTorrent was my best option. But I'd only use that for movies, TV shows and the like.

    There are better P2P programs still out there for MP3s.
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

  5. markvid

    markvid Guest

    I thought that one was dead.
  6. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member

    They add new music, but I'm not sure how many ways there are to add $$$ to your account.
  7. Clever username

    Clever username Active Member

    What's BitTorrent?
  8. I mostly buy CDs. It's a hobby - I like having the hard copy. The liner notes, etc., etc. I like the way the display looks. Much like a book shelf.

    Downloading music at BitTorrent, AllofMP3.com, etc., etc., is stealing. Flat-out. No room for rationalization.
  9. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    I buy some on CDs, some on iTunes.

    Can't see myself ever using BitTorrent, etc. I don't mind spending money to support things I love, including musical acts.
  10. Clever username

    Clever username Active Member

    All right, I looked it up myself. It appeared to be all free. How is that legal?
  11. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    It's not.
  12. audreyld

    audreyld Guest

    It isn't. Don't steal.
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