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Old 27-06-2013, 12:56
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Not sure this is the best forum for this thread but it will do.

amazon have launched autorip today. the idea is you buy a cd and whilst the cd is in the post the mp3 is added to your cloud player, and you can download it immediately.

it's a good service. gives them a real advantage.

what's weird is on some older albums the download is twice the price of the cd. so if you buy the cd you get both. they must have found some legal loop hole that it is your cd you're downloading not a digital download.

also weird is that they are encoding with lame 3.97
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Old 27-06-2013, 13:00
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Sounds like a good idea - not that I ever but CDs these days but could see the point if they are cheaper.
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Old 27-06-2013, 13:09
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Sounds like a good idea - not that I ever but CDs these days but could see the point if they are cheaper.
Looking at the top 20 on amazon. in most cases the cd is cheaper. plus free cd.

I always buy the cd. don't feel like i own it otherwise. then i rip it and stick it in a pile behind the tv.
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Old 27-06-2013, 13:18
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That's nice. I also buy CDs, rip them and put them on a shelf to gather dust.
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Old 27-06-2013, 22:44
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I have noticed that Amazon seems to think I want them to rip my CDs. I will rip my own thank you very much in the format and quality I want.

I don't normally buy MP3s, I buy CDs and I play them, better quality than MP3. the reason I rip CDs is for my phone so I can listen to music as I am walking back and forwards to work. I also do store the rips on my Ps3 and will use that is I am doing house work. but if I am sitting down listening to music, I either use Cd or Vinyl.


I will delete everything off amazon cloud service, Maybe time to find another place to buy my CDs from.
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Old 27-06-2013, 22:46
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I will delete everything off amazon cloud service, Maybe time to find another place to buy my CDs from.
Why? It's free and does not cost you anything and you don't have to use them.

Are you just having a random moan or something?
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Old 28-06-2013, 00:01
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Seems to me it helps cement a tax evading monopoly.
Incentivizing music buying from Amazon adds to the UK finance black hole.

It is paradoxically strange how the big tech companies are moving us towards being like a 3rd world country.
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Old 28-06-2013, 07:11
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None of the posts on this subject have mentioned one of the key things about this service. It doesn't just apply to CDs you buy now, but those you've bought in the past. So, any CDs that you've ever bought from Amazon, which are now Autorip compatible, will appear in your Cloud Player.

You might not even own the CD anymore, and you might never have ripped it to a computer. But the digital version will be there waiting for you.
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Old 28-06-2013, 07:14
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I have noticed that Amazon seems to think I want them to rip my CDs. I will rip my own thank you very much in the format and quality I want.

I don't normally buy MP3s, I buy CDs and I play them, better quality than MP3. the reason I rip CDs is for my phone so I can listen to music as I am walking back and forwards to work. I also do store the rips on my Ps3 and will use that is I am doing house work. but if I am sitting down listening to music, I either use Cd or Vinyl.


I will delete everything off amazon cloud service, Maybe time to find another place to buy my CDs from.
Once again, time for you to get the tin foil hat out.

If you don't have Amazon Cloud Player enabled, it won't affect you in any way whatsoever. You can continue to buy CDs from Amazon as normal.
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Old 28-06-2013, 09:13
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I honestly hadn't thought there was a weird conspiracy angle to this.

If you are a paranoid, it's going to **** you right off that all your previous purchases are automatically imported in to your cloud player when you open it.
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Old 28-06-2013, 09:28
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Once again, time for you to get the tin foil hat out.

If you don't have Amazon Cloud Player enabled, it won't affect you in any way whatsoever. You can continue to buy CDs from Amazon as normal.
What have tin foil hats got to do with it?

The problem is I enabled amazon cloud player ages ago and I don't think there is any way to disable it.

Anyway, maybe it is time to have a look elsewhere.
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Old 28-06-2013, 09:29
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I honestly hadn't thought there was a weird conspiracy angle to this.

If you are a paranoid, it's going to **** you right off that all your previous purchases are automatically imported in to your cloud player when you open it.
They say that but I checked mine and only the few albums I actually bought MP3s off are there. Guess it won't be instant as I've checked my history and I've definitely bought stuff Amazon sell with Autorip available.

It's a good idea but I can see it eating up data allowances
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Old 28-06-2013, 10:54
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What have tin foil hats got to do with it?

The problem is I enabled amazon cloud player ages ago and I don't think there is any way to disable it.

Anyway, maybe it is time to have a look elsewhere.
i think we are all a bit confused by what the problem is in having music in the amazon cloud player?
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Old 28-06-2013, 10:57
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They say that but I checked mine and only the few albums I actually bought MP3s off are there. Guess it won't be instant as I've checked my history and I've definitely bought stuff Amazon sell with Autorip available.

It's a good idea but I can see it eating up data allowances
You have to have bought the cd not the mp3 for autorip to work. but i guess downloads should be there anyway.

i opened mine and it said it was importing songs from my cd purchases and then they were there.

you have to have bought the cd actually from amazon too. not through amazon. this is another way in which they have shafted their 3rd party sellers. previously it would give you the 3rd party price if it was cheaper, it still does but you have the option of buying from amazon with autorip at a higher price.
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Old 28-06-2013, 11:03
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Why? It's free and does not cost you anything and you don't have to use them.

Are you just having a random moan or something?
It isn't as free as people think. You have to pay to use the cloud if you have over 5gb of music.

It says I have space for 250 more songs before I have to start paying for Cloud Player Premium.
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Old 28-06-2013, 11:19
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to me it's not so much the cloud player it's being able to download the mp3's straight away.
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Old 28-06-2013, 14:42
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Its a good free service, many thanks Amazon. With more and more people getting bigger (or unlimited) data allowances its rather nice to have your music to hand. Nobody is forcing you to use the rips.
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Old 28-06-2013, 16:22
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I normally buy CDs second hand from Zoverstocks thus benefitting from other people selling their prized CDs for pence to Music Magpie in order to eat.
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Old 28-06-2013, 17:05
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It isn't as free as people think. You have to pay to use the cloud if you have over 5gb of music.
The ones you but from Amazon don't count towards that limit though. So it is free
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Old 28-06-2013, 17:30
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I normally buy CDs second hand from Zoverstocks thus benefitting from other people selling their prized CDs for pence to Music Magpie in order to eat.
Me too.

Most CDs are like a quid.
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Old 28-06-2013, 18:00
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It has added 26 albums to my list. I was quite pleased to have all those extra songs stored for free until I realised that most were cds bought as presents for other people. I can't really see me feeling the need to stream Now That's What I Call Disney, Songs of Praise, Hairspray, Charlotte Church, Russell Watson etc. Oh well.
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Old 28-06-2013, 18:27
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I normally buy CDs second hand from Zoverstocks thus benefitting from other people selling their prized CDs for pence to Music Magpie in order to eat.
I pop into the local Smack Generator, oops, sorry, Cash Generator and buy CDs and DVDs for next to nothing. I've had a problem with three and no problem they let me swap for other disks. I buy anywhere between 1 and 10 DVD/BDs a month usually off Amazon but these cheap disks give you the opportunity to buy a film you may not fancy spending 10+ on but for a pound you'll give it a go.
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Old 28-06-2013, 18:32
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It has added 26 albums to my list. I was quite pleased to have all those extra songs stored for free until I realised that most were cds bought as presents for other people. I can't really see me feeling the need to stream Now That's What I Call Disney, Songs of Praise, Hairspray, Charlotte Church, Russell Watson etc. Oh well.
I don't understand whether I'm allowed to have the mp3s of CDs I gave away or sold
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Old 28-06-2013, 18:57
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I don't understand whether I'm allowed to have the mp3s of CDs I gave away or sold
What are we meaning by allowed.

But legally. No, you aren't.
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Old 28-06-2013, 20:29
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I normally buy CDs second hand from Zoverstocks thus benefitting from other people selling their prized CDs for pence to Music Magpie in order to eat.
It costs them about 30p to buy most of them though. Despite the cheap price they sell them for (it's amazing usually) they're obviously going to be making a profit too.
Me too.

Most CDs are like a quid.
Not all of them, but they're usually a lot cheaper than getting a new CD, even accounting for the fact you usually have to re-case it and there might be the odd scratch on the playing surface. Amazon stops sellers selling things which are unplayable though.

There's another German Music Magpie type seller out there called momox co uk which are very similar. It's a good way of getting hold of recordings cheaply, even when they're deleted.
You have to have bought the cd not the mp3 for autorip to work. but i guess downloads should be there anyway.

i opened mine and it said it was importing songs from my cd purchases and then they were there.

you have to have bought the cd actually from amazon too. not through amazon. this is another way in which they have shafted their 3rd party sellers. previously it would give you the 3rd party price if it was cheaper, it still does but you have the option of buying from amazon with autorip at a higher price.
Or you can buy the CD, rip it and put it in the cloud.

I was actually talking about CD purchases not being there - might've been slightly unclear
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