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post #1 of 18
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This ruling is another good reason for why I would rather buy a CD and rip it myself.

 

If it turns out to be rubbish, at least I can sell the CD on to someone that might appreciate it more.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22000668

 

 

If this applies to books too...time to go back to paper copies.

post #2 of 18

Last.fm effects the same thing without a purchase being necessary. wink_face.gif

post #3 of 18
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Last.fm effects the same thing without a purchase being necessary. wink_face.gif


Is Last.fm like Spotify - streaming music? Think I may have played with it in the past

post #4 of 18
I absolutely HATE cloud storage, music streaming and online music purchasing (iTunes Store, Google Play, Amazon, etc.).

I absolutely LOVE to have MY files on MY Hard-Drive.
post #5 of 18
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Originally Posted by JuanseAmador View Post

I absolutely HATE cloud storage, music streaming and online music purchasing (iTunes Store, Google Play, Amazon, etc.).

I absolutely LOVE to have MY files on MY Hard-Drive.

 

+1

 

Call me old fashioned...but I want MY music in MY hands in the format I chose to do with as I want.

post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by JuanseAmador View Post

I absolutely HATE cloud storage, music streaming and online music purchasing (iTunes Store, Google Play, Amazon, etc.).


I absolutely LOVE to have MY files on MY Hard-Drive.

+1

Call me old fashioned...but I want MY music in MY hands in the format I chose to do with as I want.

What I fear is that someday Hard-Drives And Solid-State Drives will be extinct and we'll need to use Cloud storage. frown.gif
post #7 of 18
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+1

 

Call me old fashioned...but I want MY music in MY hands in the format I chose to do with as I want.

Yup, I'm not down with the cloud either.

post #8 of 18

I am all up for cloud storage. If somebody can implement a system where I can access my 500+ GB of music anywhere in the world, in any computer, heck any phone for the matter, then there's nothing better for the future. All you really need is a back-up copy on your stationary computer to ensure you still have your collection in case servers crash or your storage is erased for some reason. Cloud storage was a brilliant idea, just newer people can't really see the possibilities.

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I am all up for cloud storage. If somebody can implement a system where I can access my 500+ GB of music anywhere in the world, in any computer, heck any phone for the matter, then there's nothing better for the future. All you really need is a back-up copy on your stationary computer to ensure you still have your collection in case servers crash or your storage is erased for some reason. Cloud storage was a brilliant idea, just newer people can't really see the possibilities.

It's all about preference.
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Originally Posted by KamijoIsMyHero View Post

I am all up for cloud storage. If somebody can implement a system where I can access my 500+ GB of music anywhere in the world, in any computer, heck any phone for the matter, then there's nothing better for the future. All you really need is a back-up copy on your stationary computer to ensure you still have your collection in case servers crash or your storage is erased for some reason. Cloud storage was a brilliant idea, just newer people can't really see the possibilities.

Cloud storage is a great idea as long as I can upload the format I want and the files still belong to me to do with as I please...I just don't believe that will be the case.
post #11 of 18
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Cloud storage is a great idea as long as I can upload the format I want and the files still belong to me to do with as I please...I just don't believe that will be the case.

The other issue is cellular data plans, which are exorbitant and often crippled in the US. Wi-fi isn't everywhere....

post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by kryten123 View Post


Cloud storage is a great idea as long as I can upload the format I want and the files still belong to me to do with as I please...I just don't believe that will be the case.

Well although not perfect, dropbox does pretty much what I said in a smaller scale.

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The other issue is cellular data plans, which are exorbitant and often crippled in the US. Wi-fi isn't everywhere....

 

Google Fiber guys, Google Fiber. Whatever city that was that was able to get it is bloody lucky and I hope they eventually implement it as staple in the next 5 years or so, at least for us countries that don''t already do 1Gbps -.-. There really is no reason for a 1st world country to have crap Wi-Fi. 

 

I don't know how it is in your guys' countries but mine is pretty bad in terms of cellular data plan. I make it rule to never stream unless I really have to.

post #13 of 18
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Well although not perfect, dropbox does pretty much what I said in a smaller scale.

 

Google Fiber guys, Google Fiber. Whatever city that was that was able to get it is bloody lucky and I hope they eventually implement it as staple in the next 5 years or so, at least for us countries that don''t already do 1Gbps -.-. There really is no reason for a 1st world country to have crap Wi-Fi. 

 

I don't know how it is in your guys' countries but mine is pretty bad in terms of cellular data plan. I make it rule to never stream unless I really have to.


I've started experimenting with Dropbox as a backup for my business files...not enough Free space yet for my backups of my music. I haven't tried uploading and downloading FLACs\WAVs yet - not sure if Dropbox will let you.

Our mobile data plans are a rip off here too...so streaming over mobile is not something I would do.

post #14 of 18
A NAS is the best of both worlds. You have your files and they can be played anywhere in the world with your phone/tablet/computer.

The one thing I hate about the cloud is that they use matching. I've always assumed you get stuck with whatever version is on their server. Is this right? I would much rather have my MFSL/early mastering etc.version than some new remaster compressed crap.

Dropbox is way too expensive. It would cost me $200 a year to have my collection in v0 MP3. $500 to have it in FLAC and it would have to be culled.
Edited by Radioking59 - 4/11/13 at 11:28pm
post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by kryten123 View Post


I've started experimenting with Dropbox as a backup for my business files...not enough Free space yet for my backups of my music. I haven't tried uploading and downloading FLACs\WAVs yet - not sure if Dropbox will let you.

Our mobile data plans are a rip off here too...so streaming over mobile is not something I would do.

I have shared one flac before, although I had to drag and drop the flac file into a premade file in dropbox. It took too long(5+ min as far as I remember) to fully load(28MB) into the file though via desktop app, so it definitely isn't optimized for large files.

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