View Full Version : Best site to download music from in UK

2008-09-21, 13:57
There'a a question for you, any recommendations for a site to download music from in the UK? I've just been down the itunes route to discover that SB3 can't play music downloaded from this store...any other ideas?

2008-09-28, 12:24
I've just read on a previous thread that Tesco downloads also can't be picked up by SB3...this would explain why the tracks I've just dwonloaded from Tesco also can't be found!!??!!

Sorry to ask the same question again but I've tried 2 sites in the UK now, iTunes & Tesco and neither work with SB3. Pleeeassee, does anyone know a site which I can download tracks from in a suitable format? Thanks

2008-09-28, 12:50
http://www.tescodigital.com, http://www.7digital.com/ and http://www.play.com/Music/MP3-Download/6-/DigitalHome.html all provide non-DRM, MP3 music for download. HMV also offer a download service, but I cant find its DRM status anywhere although many blogs suggest they are DRM free. They key point is MP3, if you download the WMA versions you wont be able to use them with SqueezeCenter.

Another source of music that is completly free, but is however not mainstream is http://www.jamendo.com/en/ OK so you'll find Oasis or Madonna on there but you may well find unsigned bands that you would never hear on the radio.

2008-09-28, 13:02

2008-09-29, 03:28
Emusic is also good for electronic, rock and indie, but not so much chart stuff.

Re TescoDownloads, you can burn these to CD and then rerip them to legitimately get around the DRM restrictions on the WMA files. There are programs which will semi-automate this process for you, however (at least in the UK) they are very likely to be in technical breach of the licencing restrictions placed on the files when you downloaded them. Google Soundtaxi or similar for details.

2008-09-29, 05:02

Linn's catalogue may or may not be to your taste, but there is quite a lot of music there available in FLAC.

2008-09-30, 12:50
Thanks for all your feedback, some good sites there...meanwhile, I'd downloaded a track from play.com in MP3 format and I thought SB3 would pick up...it hasn't.

Is this format OK for SB3? I've done a rescan of my libray (clear library and rescan everything), is there anything else I should be doing to get SB3 to pick it up.