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bobr
2006-01-22, 06:06
Anyone have experience using Musicgiants.com downloads in conjunction with SlimDevices products? Any suggestions?
Thanks

snarlydwarf
2006-01-22, 11:00
Anyone have experience using Musicgiants.com downloads in conjunction with SlimDevices products? Any suggestions?
Thanks

From their FAQ:


We use Microsoft Windows Media Digital Rights Management software to make sure all the music you have is fast, safe and protected.

So you would have to remove the DRM from the files in order to make them useful.

At $15 or so for an album from them, I'd just buy the album and rip it myself.

bobr
2006-01-22, 12:19
I was thinking more of an individual song than an entire album. For an entire album I completely agree with you.

By removing the DRM you mean writing the purchased track to a CD and then ripping the song back to disk?

snarlydwarf
2006-01-22, 12:59
I was thinking more of an individual song than an entire album. For an entire album I completely agree with you.

By removing the DRM you mean writing the purchased track to a CD and then ripping the song back to disk?

Assuming that works with WMA, no idea what sort of limits WMA forces you to deal with. At least the files they sell are lossless so you shouldn't lose quality unless the burn-to-cd license does something odd.

nelamvr6
2006-01-22, 13:36
I love how these big companies always talk about their DRM schemes as if they are for our benefit!


We use Microsoft Windows Media Digital Rights Management software to make sure all the music you have is fast, safe and protected.

Yeah, I'm sure that's why they use it. They're only looking out for us!

Jacob Potter
2006-01-22, 15:15
On 1/22/06, nelamvr6 <nelamvr6.221zsn (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
> > We use Microsoft Windows Media Digital Rights Management software to
> > make sure all the music you have is fast, safe and protected.
>
> Yeah, I'm sure that's why they use it. They're only looking out for us!

Well, they don't specify who they're protecting it *from*...

- Jacob

stinkingpig
2006-01-22, 15:56
Jacob Potter wrote:
> On 1/22/06, nelamvr6 <nelamvr6.221zsn (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
>
>>> We use Microsoft Windows Media Digital Rights Management software to
>>> make sure all the music you have is fast, safe and protected.
>>>
>> Yeah, I'm sure that's why they use it. They're only looking out for us!
>>
>
> Well, they don't specify who they're protecting it *from*...
>
> - Jacob
>

The part that amuses me is "fast". Why not "shiny", or "aromatic" while
they're at it?

--
Jack at Monkeynoodle dot Org: It's a Scientific Venture...
Riding the Emergency Third Rail Power Trip Since 1996

bobr
2006-01-22, 16:12
Disposed to dissipation; wild: ran with a fast crowd.
or
Flouting conventional moral standards; sexually promiscuous.
or
Resistant, as to destruction or fading: fast colors.
or
Firmly fixed or fastened: a fast grip.
or
Fixed firmly in place; secure: shutters that are fast against the rain.
or
Lasting; permanent: fast rules and regulations.

nelamvr6
2006-01-22, 16:50
Jacob Potter wrote:
> On 1/22/06, nelamvr6 <nelamvr6.221zsn (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
>
>>> We use Microsoft Windows Media Digital Rights Management software to
>>> make sure all the music you have is fast, safe and protected.
>>>
>> Yeah, I'm sure that's why they use it. They're only looking out for us!
>>
>
> Well, they don't specify who they're protecting it *from*...
>
> - Jacob
>

The part that amuses me is "fast". Why not "shiny", or "aromatic" while
they're at it?

--
Jack at Monkeynoodle dot Org: It's a Scientific Venture...
Riding the Emergency Third Rail Power Trip Since 1996


How about "Minty fresh"? Sure sounds good to me! :D