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post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 

Hey all,

 

I don't like the idea of 'downloading' music, but a few singles I want are only available in digital formats, so I have no choice this time.

 

I have two questions. First and most important, how the heck do I buy the single? It was released in Germany, and I'm in the US. Amazon and iTunes seem to refuse my money. I could just import the CD before.

 

Second, is there a difference between Amazon and iTunes sound formats? Where do they get their files from? I will be burning a CD anyway, so format compatibility isn't an issue. It does seem like MP3 is more universally accepted.

 

Thanks guys.

post #2 of 19

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Edited by seeteeyou - 11/4/14 at 11:42pm
post #3 of 19

It won't help much for widely known music, but Bandcamp is excellent and has FLAC downloads available (and it's not in that list of links in the prior post).

 

Bandcamp is truly wonderful, full streaming of albums available, good prices, lossless available, and nearly all money goes to the artist.

post #4 of 19
Thread Starter 

I checked the sites, and they don't have the singles I'm looking for. Qobuz had one, but...

 

 

What now? Amazon and iTunes are the only ones who have the singles in question it seems. Totally silly IMO.
 

Thanks guys.

post #5 of 19

Buy them on CD/buy the albums on CD and rip to lossless format of your choice? 

post #6 of 19

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Edited by seeteeyou - 11/4/14 at 11:43pm
post #7 of 19
Thread Starter 

Well, that single at least has a CD version somewhere out there.
 

What can I do about this single? Looks like it's only available on Amazon and iTunes as a digital download, never released on CD. Can I use that proxy trick with Amazon or iTunes?

post #8 of 19

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Edited by seeteeyou - 11/4/14 at 11:42pm
post #9 of 19
Thread Starter 

I already have the album. The MP3s you linked to are just songs off the album. The ones I linked to are remixes.

 

Maybe someone in Europe can help me out?

post #10 of 19

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Edited by seeteeyou - 11/4/14 at 11:38pm
post #11 of 19
Thread Starter 

How do I download from Spotify? What format do they use?

post #12 of 19

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Edited by seeteeyou - 11/4/14 at 11:38pm
post #13 of 19

Qobuz is amazing!!! Great quality downloads -- often better than CD! And every format you can imagine. I am a Mac user and they have ALAC 24 bit downloads!!! I stopped buying from iTunes long ago and I am sorry to say, I was not happy with all my HD Tracks purchases. While I would prefer to spend my money in the US, Qobuz is just better. And with the 24 bit downloads, I stopped looking at going vinyl.

post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by Cante Ista View Post

Qobuz is amazing!!! Great quality downloads -- often better than CD! And every format you can imagine. I am a Mac user and they have ALAC 24 bit downloads!!! I stopped buying from iTunes long ago and I am sorry to say, I was not happy with all my HD Tracks purchases. While I would prefer to spend my money in the US, Qobuz is just better. And with the 24 bit downloads, I stopped looking at going vinyl.
+1. I buy mostly from Qobuz and Boomkat for lossless. There is also Bleep, Musicme, JunoDownloads, or the band's Bandcamp site.
post #15 of 19
Thread Starter 

I never saw seeteeyou's last message. I will check out that site. Thank you!

 

Cante, how do you buy from Qobuz? Aren't you in the U.S.?

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