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azinck3
2013-01-16, 14:59
https://www.murfie.com/

Appears to be a new ripping/matching service. From what I can tell, it appears that you can send them your CD collection (for free) and they'll make it all available to you for online streaming (for free). Unfortunately I couldn't find anything that mentions what format they use for streaming. Here's the key, though: they now have Sonos integration. If there were a squeezebox plugin I might go ahead and give this a try.

Their business model seems to be based on a couple revenue streams:
- Users can pay to download your tracks individually ($1/track, FLAC) -- seems too pricey to me but if you want a dedicated ripping service there are probably better deals to be found elsewhere
- Users can sell their CDs via the service and murfie keeps 30% of the price.

There are definitely downsides (if you frequently use portable devices it's probably not terribly useful to you) but, all in all, this seems pretty innovative. Ripping/tagging, etc., is such a hassle and I'd love to outsource the problem. From what I can tell you can get your CDs back, for free, at any time, so it looks pretty low-risk to try.

Does anyone have any personal experience with the service?

edit: erland corrects me below: streaming is not free and requires that you become a "gold" member.

erland
2013-01-16, 22:03
Appears to be a new ripping/matching service. From what I can tell, it appears that you can send them your CD collection (for free) and they'll make it all available to you for online streaming (for free).

Streaming is $29/year as I understand, at least it clearly says that you need a Gold membership for Sonos to work with it.
https://murfie.zendesk.com/entries/21504000-how-do-i-set-up-murfie-on-my-sonos

I guess their main advantages is that you can easily sell CD's you don't like, you get a storage facility for your CD's and you don't have to upload your whole collection over a slow internet connection.

azinck3
2013-01-16, 22:06
Streaming is $29/year as I understand, at least it clearly says that you need a Gold membership for Sonos to work with it.
https://murfie.zendesk.com/entries/21504000-how-do-i-set-up-murfie-on-my-sonos

I guess their main advantages is that you can easily sell CD's you don't like, you get a storage facility for your CD's and you don't have to upload your whole collection over a slow internet connection.

Ah, some crucial details. Thanks for setting me straight. Seems clear information about the details of the service are a little hard to find.

azinck3
2013-01-16, 22:18
The zendesk-based help system that erland linked to has much more info than their site. Looks like the streaming rate is 320kbps MP3. The "gold membership" doesn't seem to be too terrible a deal, but the whole system is a little different than I'd initially thought.