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2004-07-26, 13:27
Not to mention, if you buy the CD (the actual plastic piece), you can
re-sell it if you wish.

Makes some models of online music sales much less attractive.

My to Canadian cents ...

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From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Neil Davidson
Sent: 26-Jul-04 1:12 PM
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] Napster


in a word, yes.

you could probably get the real thing for less than that is you shop around
(Amazon.co.uk, play.com, cdwow.co.uk etc.)

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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of Tahir
Sent: 26 July 2004 11:01
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] Napster


Thanks Neil, I asked Napster the question and they assured me that what I
was getting was "a CD quality" file, I couldn't think where else to ask the
question. So basically I'm wasting my time paying Napster 9.95 for an
album in .wma



----- Original Message -----
From: Neil <mailto:lists (AT) backslash (DOT) co.uk> Davidson
To: Slim Devices Discussion <mailto:discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Sunday, July 25, 2004 1:37 PM
Subject: [slim] Napster

this really isn't a question for this list (ie. it has NOTHING to do with
slim hardware) but I'll answer anyway.

Napster is just converting your already downloaded albums to raw audio data.
it would take hours (perhaps days on some connections) to download a raw
uncompressed album from the net. no-one would do this, it would also cost
Napster a fortune in bandwidth.

Also, just for your information, a .cda isn't really a file at all, just a
representation of the tracks on the audio CD.

-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of Tahir
Sent: 25 July 2004 13:21
To: SlimDevices Discussion
Subject: [slim] Napster


How does napster download so quickly? I've purchased a couple of albums from
Napster, when I burn them to cd in no time at all an audio cd is created
(.cda files), is Napster just encoding the already downloaded .wma's to
..cda, or are they the full unencoded files?







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