Yeah, just yesterday I burned some discs for friends. Or was it last week? Cant recall.
Anyway it was some free albums I got from Amazon. I dont think they have free downloadable albums anymore, just the free streaming.
Yep - I want to have the full versions of albums and be able to watch movies where and when I want. If I could buy an album of FLAC (or some other lossless format) files, download an unlocked MPEG or something similar, I would. It's kind of like books - I'd go digital if it was available in an unlocked open format. This is why I like Springer e-textbooks - they're in PDF format. I'll pay more for a PDF than a Kindle format.
I burn h.264 files of recorded TV shows onto DVDs. They work like the DVDs from a DVD recorder in my Blu Ray player, except the resolution and quality are both much better. Although I do seem to be moving more to streaming over the network lately.
I prefer owning over streaming, although I've bought over 5000 flac albums from Bandcamp - that I burn to Blu-ray MDisc for backup. Like Corkyg, I share with family and friends. I was converting home movies from tape to DVD for a while as well.