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Neuro
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pac man?
Post Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:31 pm
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Well no shit. I suck at English almost as much as it sucks itself apparently.
Post Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:41 pm
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just ran across this today, if you're an OG of snagging music on the net you'll probably remember the company.

http://www.audiogalaxy.com/

It's now a streaming service, and it's in beta. You run an app on your computer and it shares all of your music so that you can connect and stream it to your phone/friends house/whatever. Looks pretty neat.
Post Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:56 pm
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Neuro
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whoa, that brings back some memories

wow this is amazing, thanks!
Post Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:33 pm
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Boom, again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrNhKcxBbZo&feature=youtu.be

Post Tue May 10, 2011 10:52 am
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"free from the hassle of cables and files"?!

i just don't agree in the lazy-ass, all too clean simple lifestyle the world is heading. I like my harddrives. I don't trust uploading all my stuff to some server I'll never see.

Some day, they're going to discover the internet causes cancer and then we're all screwed, because we've come to rely on it too much for everything
Post Tue May 10, 2011 11:08 am
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Neuro
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you can still have your hard drives and all that , this doesnt mean you HAVE to get rid of that stuff, its just an easier , simpler way to have your music everywhere and anywhere
Post Tue May 10, 2011 11:12 am
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Isn't streaming of a lower quality? Or will it temporarily download a high quality version of it?
Post Tue May 10, 2011 11:16 am
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it could be the future, but if all these phone companies keep charging like wankers for data use its gona slow this stuff down a hell of a lot, I'm not paying to stream it when i can just stick it on my phone ya know

fucking handy if you travel a shit load though
Post Tue May 10, 2011 11:19 am
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AdamBomb wrote:
Isn't streaming of a lower quality? Or will it temporarily download a high quality version of it?


I've not used this but Amazon's Cloud MP3 service streams the original file. If you're encoding them at something like 512kbps then you'd likely get hit with buffering delays. All of my stuff is 192k or higher and I've only experienced some slight stutters.

I don't use the cloud player all the time, but it is fairly decent. I still have iTunes at home, and 10gb of music on my phone. I haven't used Pandora once since uploading my shit to Amazon, though.

I like that the Google service is seamless between local and remote content.
Post Tue May 10, 2011 11:38 am
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redball wrote:
AdamBomb wrote:
Isn't streaming of a lower quality? Or will it temporarily download a high quality version of it?


I've not used this but Amazon's Cloud MP3 service streams the original file. If you're encoding them at something like 512kbps then you'd likely get hit with buffering delays. All of my stuff is 192k or higher and I've only experienced some slight stutters.

I don't use the cloud player all the time, but it is fairly decent. I still have iTunes at home, and 10gb of music on my phone. I haven't used Pandora once since uploading my shit to Amazon, though.

I like that the Google service is seamless between local and remote content.


Streams are not the quality of the source file. The higher quality the source file, the better the stream is, but say Youtube or Soundcloud, the highest quality of the stream is 128 kbps. They do this to reduce the glitchiness.
Post Tue May 10, 2011 11:57 am
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On any other streaming service, maybe. Amazon streams the original file.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/?nodeId=200389400


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Amazon Cloud Player -- Digital Music Format
Amazon Cloud Player supports only non-DRM files in the .mp3 and .m4a formats. Files uploaded from your computer or saved directly from the Amazon MP3 Store are stored in their original codec and bit rate. Files download using Cloud Player are downloaded in the bite rate and codec where they were originally stored.

Note: Amazon Cloud Player does not currently support Lossless AAC files.
Post Tue May 10, 2011 12:07 pm
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you can sign up for an invitation to music beta from Google (free) here -
http://music.google.com
Post Tue May 10, 2011 12:11 pm
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icarus502
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anomaly wrote:
"free from the hassle of cables and files"?!

i just don't agree in the lazy-ass, all too clean simple lifestyle the world is heading. I like my harddrives. I don't trust uploading all my stuff to some server I'll never see.

Some day, they're going to discover the internet causes cancer and then we're all screwed, because we've come to rely on it too much for everything


I hate carrying around a bunch of shit. Here's the ideal for me:

I'll carry what's basically a purse, not the briefcase I carry now. What's in my briefcase right now? Six books, a laptop, an iPod (and random papers). My phone's in my pocket. If I could replace the laptop with a tablet (preferably one that went into an e-ink mode), I could replace most of the books. If I had a reliable, robust streaming service, my phone replaces the ipod completely and hopefully everything syncs perfectly and wirelessly between the phone and tablet.

I'm still a generation or two away from taking the tablet plunge, though (and moving away from Apple altogether), and none of the dual-lcd/e-ink models are out yet. (Also there's hope for transflexive lcd). Plus their storage is still too limited. Otherwise, I'm on-board completely.
Post Tue May 10, 2011 12:16 pm
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the storage deal on iPads, etc. is such bullshit. My phone came with 40gigs from the factory - 8 on board and 32 in a chip the size of a pinky fingernail (micro SD) Put four of those in a row and now you are getting somewhere, and I know they can find the space. Also, the tablet needs to be 4G, then I will buy one.
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