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Best music download site?

Discussion in 'Music, Box Office, TV & Books' started by Energize, 15 Sep 2009.

  1. Energize

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    What's everyones favourite music download website? I have a huge collection of music that needs to be purchased legally but don't know where the best place to get them is. Preferably a place where software isn't needed like itunes.
     
  2. Ross1234

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    Amazon mp3 download is great. Excellent quality.
     
  3. XRAY

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    I know this isn't an answer, but do music download sites offer the same quality as DVD-audio? Not entirely sure how it all works.
     
  4. Ross1234

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    You mean the quality of a CD that you buy? Is so most dont, but you would need a pretty expensive hifi to tell the difference betweens amazons downloads and a CD.
     
  5. J1234

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    Just buy the CD and rip it in lossless, so much better than mp3s.
     
  6. Seft

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    Beatport, DJ Download and Trackitdown and Juno all sell WAV and 320k MP3s.

    Amazon MP3 store has a great selection, is cheap and good sound quality (256k variable)
     
  7. Energize

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    Too much hassle and more expensive, I'm very rarely interested in more than a couple of songs on a cd so there's no point in buying a cd, plus I can't tell the diference between 256k mp3 and lossless on my Shure headphones anyway.
     
  8. marc2003

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    yup, most stuff is encoded with lame @ v0. it doesn't get any better than that. :)

    (well apart from lossless obviously :p)
     
  9. Bane

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    Has anyone used mp3skyline.com? As it's been the only site I've found that has System of Life - Love is Cool (Luv is cool) radio edit.

    Youtube link of track
     
  10. mjt

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    this, if you want to do things legally
     
  11. J1234

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    Technically it's illegal to rip CDs, even if you own them.
     
  12. Marky

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    You mean you have a massive cd collection yet you want to rebuy it all?!
     
  13. spikey57

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    Um I believe you are allowed to make one digital copy, which is legal providing you own the CD from which it came (to cover portable mp3 players et al)
     
  14. Shamikebab

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    The only site I use for legal MP3's is www.fixtstore.com. Does a lot of electronic/industrial/rock stuff that doesn't generally have physical release.
     
  15. milkinc13

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    not under current UK law, which is about 20 odd years out of date
     
  16. spikey57

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    Well yes, we are sticklers for keeping the laws of ye olde times in aren't we. :p
     
  17. dante6491

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  18. mjt

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    this is true, but i was referring to illegal downloading, which is even better :p
     
  19. Energize

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    No. ;)
     
  20. Glaucus

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    I'm going to be trying skysongs on pay day. It's £7.99 a month for unlimited streaming and you get to download one album or 15 songs a month to keep. apparently it's all in 320kbps but haven't confirmed that.