1. avatar test's Avatar
    Hello all, i wonder is buying music on iTunes is a bad idea because of the format issue. I can buy a album in iTunes but then Im stuck with it in itunes format unless I do some extra research on a converter.

    This seems retarded when I can buy a album on CD baby and get it as an immediate mp3 download that I can easily move to the iPhone threw iTunes but then also place it on my wifes Centro.

    Is there any reasons why a person would buy from iTunes versus some where else?
    Last edited by jamespaulritter; 02-15-2009 at 07:27 AM.
    02-15-2009 07:16 AM
  2. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    Not a problem for me because:

    1) AAC is the linear successor to MP3, giving *slightly* better results at smaller file size, and includes advantages like bookmarking, chapters and artwork, etc.

    2) More and more devices/software support AAC all the time (I believe Win 7 will make support pretty much universal)

    3) iTunes has a built-in MP3 converter. Just pick the song(s) you want in MP3 and then go to Advanced > Create MP3 version
    02-15-2009 09:02 AM
  3. JustinHorn's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure you can burn it to a CD and then rip it into another computer without any issues of DRM plus iTunes lets you have up to 5 computers on the same account and copy the songs right over 100% legally.
    02-15-2009 12:31 PM
  4. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    Plus, iTunes DRM is now going the way of the dodo bird
    02-15-2009 07:34 PM
  5. JustinHorn's Avatar
    Plus, iTunes DRM is now going the way of the dodo bird
    Oh yeah, forgot about that. A bunch of stuff is already DRM free and everything is supposed to be DRM free by like June or something.
    02-15-2009 07:52 PM