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Where to buy lossless?

post #1 of 29
Thread Starter 
Where can I buy/download single lostless music files like they do in itunes except itunes doesnt offer lossless, they do offer a wide variety of songs you can download seperately though.
post #2 of 29
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post #3 of 29
I don't think there are any store as iTunes Store out there who sell lossless encoded music.
Not with its variety of artist, labels, genres, ...
post #4 of 29
At your local CD store.

I know it sounds crappy, but really the only good way to get lossless music is to just buy the CDs and rip it yourself.
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post #6 of 29
I didn't know that Porcupine Tree was doing that, that's pretty neat.

That being said, the only one of those stores that has even a decent selection of non-indie bands is MusicGiants, and their music is WMA Lossless with DRM, from what I understand. That means unless you're playing on a Zune or a Windows Mobile device, that chances are you're not going to be able to use their stuff, because you can't convert it to FLAC or anything like that.

That's why I say that the best option is still unfortunately buying the CD and ripping manually.
post #7 of 29
huh didn't realize MusicGiants was DRMed

*grrr*
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post #9 of 29
From MusicGiants:

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What type Music Files and Digital Rights Management Software does MusicGiants Use?
The MusicGiants music that you download to your computer is in Window Media Audio (WMA) Lossless format. Lossless downloads reproduce music at up to 1100 kbps versus the 128 to 192 kbps of other download services. We use Microsoft Windows Media Digital Rights Management software to make sure all the music you purchase is safe and protected. For more information about Microsoft DRM, click here.
That being said, there are some albums there which specifically have a no-DRM symbol. It tends to be the stuff from the smaller labels with that though, from what I can see browsing it.
post #10 of 29
Buy Cds, listen to albums not singles. If you only want a track or two from a particular album, then IMO it's just not worth listening to. There's way too much music out there, and not enough time to listen to it. I listen to albums only, (hate playlists) IMO that's what the music is all about. Listening to it as the artist intended. Would much rather own the CD/Album than a downloaded file on my HD, as they are known to fail. Definitely the way to go, no-brainer really. Good Luck.
Aloha
Headphile808
post #11 of 29
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Originally Posted by Headphile808 View Post
Buy Cds, listen to albums not singles. If you only want a track or two from a particular album, then IMO it's just not worth listening to. There's way too much music out there, and not enough time to listen to it. I listen to albums only, (hate playlists) IMO that's what the music is all about. Listening to it as the artist intended. Would much rather own the CD/Album than a downloaded file on my HD, as they are known to fail. Definitely the way to go, no-brainer really. Good Luck.
Aloha
Headphile808
I have to agree. Give the artist some love and listen to the whole album. And get out of the house and go buy a CD - interaction with the physical world is a good thing.
post #12 of 29
If your really looking to save money just go on Amazon or Ebay and buy used CD's. I have done that for a lot of older stuff, or things from my LP collection that I want a CD of. It makes it easier because then you have control over how they are tagged, how much they are compressed, etc.
post #13 of 29
Agree on the CD thing, no better way and there are plenty of ways to get used stuff.
post #14 of 29
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone for the information!!! I do have CDs but I can't afford to buy a cd for each artist they is out there, it would cost a fortune.

1 thing I do notice is that most of these sites are FLAC codec... and my iphone doesn't support it... does anyone know a get around method ?

Or maybe FLAC will work on my sansa clip?
post #15 of 29
IS anybody know where to buy CD/concert in Michigan-US ??
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