PDA

View Full Version : Pros and Cons between Squeezebox and Soundbridge ?



Jason
2004-12-29, 19:10
True, but why bother supporting formats that force proprietary playback
methods in the first place? I'd rather buy the CD, rip it and encode it in
FLAC or MP3 rather than supporting proprietary Apple garbage.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of
> Avi Schwartz
> Sent: Wednesday, December 29, 2004 6:59 PM
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: [slim] Pros and Cons between Squeezebox and Soundbridge ?
>
> Sally Shears wrote:
>
> >Note that SlimServer/Squeezebox cannot play music you've
> purchased from
> >the iTunes music store... Apple's copy protections prevent that.
> >But, MP3 and now FLAC work fine.
> >
> >
> Unless you remove the copy protection that is. (hint, google
> for hymn).
>
> Avi
>
> --
> Avi Schwartz
> http://public.xdi.org/=avi.schwartz
>
> When you have robbed a man of everything, he is no longer in
> your power. He is free again.
>
> -- Alexander Solzhenitsyn
>
>
>
>

Avi Schwartz
2004-12-29, 22:16
Jason wrote:

>True, but why bother supporting formats that force proprietary playback
>methods in the first place? I'd rather buy the CD, rip it and encode it in
>FLAC or MP3 rather than supporting proprietary Apple garbage.
>
>
>
>>Avi Schwartz:
>>
>>Sally Shears wrote:
>>
>>
>>>Note that SlimServer/Squeezebox cannot play music you've purchased from
>>>
>>>
>>>the iTunes music store... Apple's copy protections prevent that.
>>>But, MP3 and now FLAC work fine.
>>>
>>>
>>Unless you remove the copy protection that is. (hint, google
>>for hymn).
>>
>>
You are absolutely correct and I always purchase CDs instead of iTunes.
However Apple gives one free song every Tuesday as a way to introduce
new artists and these are also in a protected format. This is where
Hymn kicks in.

Avi

--
Avi Schwartz
http://public.xdi.org/=avi.schwartz

When you have robbed a man of everything, he is no longer in your power. He is free again.

-- Alexander Solzhenitsyn