Amazon adds Warner music to its DRM-free lineup

SmoochyTX

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The DRM-free music movement just gained a new convert from one of the major labels. Warner Music Group is now selling songs from its digital catalog (Led Zeppelin, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Green Day) on Amazon?s DRM-free digital music store, joining EMI, Universal Music Group, and about 33,000 independent labels. That brings Amazon?s total digital music catalog up to 2.9 million songs. Apple?s iTunes, in contrast, sells more than 6 million tracks, but offers DRM-free songs only from EMI.


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her209

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Question: When the copyright expires on the work, is the former copyright owner required to de-DRM it?
 

SmoochyTX

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Originally posted by: Pepsi90919
oh cool! lossless compression is available, of course right?
:roll:

Bit Rate: Where possible, we encode our MP3 files using variable bit rates for maximum audio quality and smaller file sizes, aiming at an average of 256 kilobits per second (kbps). Using a variable bit rate allows us to allocate a higher bit rate to the more complex sections of music files while using a smaller bit rate for the less complex sections. The average of these rates is then calculated to produce an average bit rate for the entire file that represents the overall sound quality. Some of our content is encoded using a constant bit rate of 256 kbps. This content will have the same excellent audio quality at a slightly larger file size.
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Jeff7

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Originally posted by: Pepsi90919
oh cool! lossless compression is available, of course right?
My god! Look out the window!!! Flying pigs, they're everywhere!!!!!


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Kadarin

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It's good to see DRM-free online music becoming more available. :thumbsup:
 

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Originally posted by: Pepsi90919
oh cool! lossless compression is available, of course right?

I hope you don't buy CD's.