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Re: The latest DRM-free offerings?

Posted by Thomas G. Marshall on 09/12/07 02:03

"Broadway Blue" <> wrote in message
> Thomas G. Marshall wrote:
>> Now that several download music providers including Apple seem to be
>> stepping into the DRM-free music world for major releases and not just
>> independent stuff (about time), have any providers floated to the
>> top? Any music supplier for MP3 or WMA that people here like?
>> Apple seems to be the biggest player in this, but they're a
>> proprietary format and I'm looking for wma/mp3.
> And WMA isn't proprietary?!

I was under the [apparently wrong] impression that AAC files were only
supported by ipods and were a closed format. WMA's seemed a bit more open
to me. {shrug}

> Actually the AAC file format does not belong
> to Apple, but more MP3 players will play WMA files than AAC at the moment.
> But I haven't seen any DRM free WMA files around. But 7Digital do MP3's @
> 320kbps, no DRM of course.
> The "iTunes Plus" no DRM AAC files @ 256kbps, will play on any non-iPods
> that support AAC files.

I'm stuck with an older sandisk player: MP3/WMA/WMA-DRM only. I would have
downloaded DRM stuff for it already, but the DRM business is in such flux at
the moment, and I would certainly love to avoid the DRM crap if possible.



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