I have 30 Gb HD, I love music... and I don't have any MP3, am I crazy ?

3615buck

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Do you all download MP3 ?
I don't understand why so many people spend time (and money) downloading MP3 while you can rent any CD for less than $1.5 and make a copy that sounds better than MP3.
 

kru

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consider that maybe not everyone has access to a facilty that rents out music CDs.

i personally don't know of such a place.
 

3615buck

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Maybe this is typical of Belgium.
There are such facilities in each big city of the country (the one next to my house has more than 100,000 CDs) and they also have several trucks plenty of CDs going in the smaller towns/villages.
Being such a small country sometimes has advantages !!!
 

Bling Bling

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dude, i think even a little bit of porn will keep you busy for a long time.


Edit: unless you "give up" too quickly.......
 

denali

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3651buck, In the US people pay $20/month for basic phone service which includes an unlimited number of local calls, we also have no per minute charges. Since we don't have any per minute charges no reason not to download lots of music or other things.
 

3615buck

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OK, I understand now...
I think our national phone company should apply your system !
We pay almost 20$ a month 'just for fun', it does not include any call.
We then pay 0.05$ a minute for local calls and much more for distant calls (hum hum, distant calls in Belgium... the country is less than 200 miles long !!!)
 

bigjon

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It's all about ease of use - one of my playlists has over 1500 songs and shuffle play loads any of them instantly ;) No more scratched CDs either! And Infinite Playlist possibilities. I have playlists for Moods, Artists, and Favorites. Try to do that with a cheap CD jukebox ;)

MP3 sounds good if it's encoded with a decent encoder. IE, forget Xing. As far as downloading, I have a cable modem so I can download most songs faster than I could rip them anyway ;)
 

bigvince

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i have cable internet too and have over 20 gig worth of MP3 music most of which is ripped from my CD collection. what is this crap about mp3 not sounding as good as CD that's abunch of CRAP! even if there is a 2 kbit diff betwwen the two who's gonna here that...
 

ratkil

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3651Buck, you don't have any MP3's because you don't have any time, you are too busy harping on people in the thread about handguns.... kidding, hey, I said I was kidding dammit! ;)

Actually most of the MP3's I have I own on CD or Cassette, the cd ones I ripped just for ease of playing, and the cassette ones I downloaded because the cassettes are wearing out and most of them cannot be found anymore to replace them with cd's.

I don't envy you guys in Europe that have to pay by the minute for phone calls, that must really bite. :(
 

3615buck

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You are right ratkil, I've wasted too much time in the thread about handguns.... But I gave up, I'll have time to download MP3 now ;)

>> I don't envy you guys in Europe that have to pay by the minute for phone calls,
>> that must really bite.

Yes, it does !
And mobile phones are awfully expensive too (up to $1/minute to call another national network)
 

Sephiroth_IX

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<< WHERE THE FVCK IS MY GODDAMN TOOL CD? GAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH >>

I dont have this problem.

<< Oh, I think ill listen to the Red Hot Chili Peppers... Let me remove this cd from the drive, find the other cd, open the case, and insert. 10 seconds later i will have music! Woo! >>

I dont have this problem.

<< Goddammit this freaking CD SKIPS. Which bastard scratched it up?!?! >>

I dont have this problem.

<< What number is &quot;Who Let The Dogs Out&quot; again? (LOL) >>

I dont have this problem.
 

eddie

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1 reason is that them $1.50 cd's add up

why spend when you can get for free
 

abracadabra1

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well d/l and burning a copy is much easier and cheaper that spending a buck fifty if you ask me.

plus you don't waste a trip