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I just downloaded a few albums that are supposed to encoded in Flac. Here's the thing how do I know someone didn't take an MP3 and convert it to Flac which means I downloaded a huge MP3 file for nothingeek.gif. Is it wise to download in Flac? Most of my CD's I've already re-ripped. Is there a way you can tell?

post #2 of 10

The only way to be absolutely sure is to buy the music legally.

post #3 of 10
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Legally lol. Its only illegal if you profit from it. If I can't find it downloading is the next best thing.
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Illegal only if you profit from it?! Are you like in elementary school or what? Downloading music that you haven't paid for is illegal....period. people go to jail quite often for torrenting, pirating, and just plain stealing it....which is what you would be doing by downloading music that you don't pay for. 

 

Buy the music and support the artists. I'm pretty sure their intention was to sell their CD's, not have them stolen.

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Originally Posted by 1Jimmyneutron View Post

Illegal only if you profit from it?! Are you like in elementary school or what? Downloading music that you haven't paid for is illegal....period. people go to jail quite often for torrenting, pirating, and just plain stealing it....which is what you would be doing by downloading music that you don't pay for. 

Buy the music and support the artists. I'm pretty sure their intention was to sell their CD's, not have them stolen.

How can you punish the end user and not the up loader? I can't download it if it does not exist. Again if I can't find the music in the STORE. I will download it. When is the last time someone went to jail for downloading music.
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Originally Posted by 1Jimmyneutron View Post

people go to jail quite often for torrenting, pirating, and just plain stealing it....which is what you would be doing by downloading music that you don't pay for. 

People don't go to jail for downloading music rolleyes.gif

That being said, it is against Head-Fi policy to be talking about downloading music, myunclesnephew, unless you are hoping to get banned.
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

People don't go to jail for downloading music rolleyes.gif

That being said, it is against Head-Fi policy to be talking about downloading music, myunclesnephew, unless you are hoping to get banned.

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Edited by myunclesnephew - 4/6/13 at 10:08pm
post #8 of 10

"......downloading music that you don't pay for." Torrenting a CD that someone else ripped and is torrenting himself. 2 people doing something that is illegal. I don't think the OP was talking about downloading purchased music since one can be relatively sure the file would be what is sold. But since he asked about how he could be sure if he downloaded a FLAC file would actually be a FLAC and not an upsampled mp3, then its easy to assume he is talking about downloading music illegally. 

 

But hey, I may be wrong. Myunclesnephew, is that what you meant? That you are downloading purchased music or downloading torrented music?

post #9 of 10
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Torrent. I'm leaving it alone though. Wait is there a place to purchase flac files?
post #10 of 10

List of lossless and high-res music (FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, DSD, DXD etc.) download sites

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