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A post a day keeps the doctor away!

As you may or may not know, I’m a bit of an audiophile. (Please don’t judge me.)

I’m not the kind of guy who buys music (usually just pirate it all the way, but you don’t know that), but it really surprised me when I discovered that the iTunes Store doesn’t offer lossless, not even in ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec, Apple’s own lossless codec).

For people who solely and only listen to lossless, the is a huge letdown, and stopts them from purchasing anything from the store at all. And that’s a pretty amount of people we’re talking about.

Besides, it really wouldn’t be that hard. Bandcamp, for example, gives you lots of different formats to choose from. And even after your purchase and initial download, you can always download the other codecs.
How? They want the creator to hand them a lossless file, and they’ll convert it for them. Convenient, nay?

So yeah, Apple is being an ass again.
~ Fang

Comments

  • Anonymous
    29/05/2011 (11:59 PM)

    **** apple they think they can decide what is good for us? I’ve even stopped using iTunes because they refuse to add support for FLAC and APE. but whatever people just keep throwing money at them making steve jobs even more rich and smug.

  • 18/05/2011 (6:43 PM)

    huh didn’t know that

  • 17/05/2011 (6:51 PM)

    i wish i had more money to buy lots of music xD

  • 17/05/2011 (6:50 PM)

    I’ll stick with frostwire haha :)

  • 17/05/2011 (12:35 PM)

    bro i agree, im sick of this low quality crap that i constantly have to download.

  • 17/05/2011 (11:19 AM)

    Great post! Keep up the good work.

  • 17/05/2011 (7:04 AM)

    apple is douchey a lot of the time..
    i like your PoV …followd

  • 17/05/2011 (3:54 AM)

    They should go lossless asap. It’s the thought that counts.

  • 17/05/2011 (2:51 AM)

    lossless is the best! quality for sure!

  • 17/05/2011 (2:40 AM)

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  • -E-
    17/05/2011 (1:00 AM)

    there’s a business idea for you.

  • 17/05/2011 (12:43 AM)

    i no like itunes store :(
    But i like ur post +1 follower

  • G
    16/05/2011 (11:17 PM)

    totally agree

  • Rob
    16/05/2011 (9:26 PM)

    I wish there was something better, and cheaper than the iPod, I’m sick of apple products. lol

  • 16/05/2011 (8:22 PM)

    Pirating FTW.

  • 16/05/2011 (7:58 PM)

    apple has its head so far up its own posterior when it comes to common sense stuff.. they figure you take what they are giving you and that’s that.

  • Anonymous
    16/05/2011 (7:57 PM)

    well, yeah, that’s because they ARE!

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