#205133 - 11/23/0412:21 PMPetition for iTMS CD booklets
Please sign this petition if you care about this:<br>http://www.petitiononline.com/iTMSbook/petition.html<br>l think we're being denied a whole aspect of the music experience from iTMS without the booklets that usually come with CDs.<br><br>Thanks-<br>Larry<br><br>
#205135 - 11/23/0402:08 PMRe: Petition for iTMS CD booklets
I'll assume this means, uh, that you won't be signing the petition. That's cool. I wasn't taking an opinion poll, however....I was just asking anyone who cares about the issue to sign the petition. I'm not asking for the physical booklet...just a pdf. Some people care to read the lyrics, see the artwork, and read the credits of the people who put their blood, sweat, and tears in to the creation of the album. Others, like yourself, could care less. In this case, you simply opt out of downloading the pdf, or delete the one that would come to you automatically, whichever way they would provide the booklet.<br><br>With the new U2 releases, Apple IS including a booklet pdf. So apparently someone, somewhere has thje feeling that somebody would want to see the booklet. I would just like the OPTION of getting booklet pdfs for my computer. I know there are sites out there with scanned booklets...so apparently there is a demand. I'll assume you aren't going to those sites, but since we live in a world with many different people with many different tastes and preferences, I am sure there are a few people that visit those sites.<br><br>
I can sympathize with his point, for those who enjoy reading those things, it sucks to miss out on them. But I suspect that for 90% of the online music-buying public, they don't care, don't want to waste the bandwidth and time downloading the larger file & see it as nothing more than an excuse to raise prices. I for one don't miss them at all. If I want to see an album cover, I can run a script to download it from Amazon, and if I want the lyrics, I can Google the song and have the lyrics in seconds.<br><br>And I whole-heartedly agree, online petitions are a complete waste – especially when the company they are petitioning has no control over the topic in question.<br><br>
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#205140 - 11/24/0402:58 PMRe: Petition for iTMS CD booklets
I found the PDF that comes with the U2 collection interesting; since its such a large collection of albums and extra songs.<br><br>Side Tip: The U2 PDF features the "playlist" (if you will) of the entire collection... When you download it, sort by Disk Number, to get all 445 songs in the order that they are listed in the PDF.<br><br>
#205142 - 11/24/0408:08 PMRe: Petition for iTMS CD booklets
Bryan: Believe it or not... I'm still downloading. Let me explain... I ordered it right before my evening class last night, and was expecting to be in class for all 4 hours on the school's connection; but class was cut short (15 mins), and I didn't get a chance once I got home last-night to continue... I downloaded some today at work, but still got a lot left; but I'm not in a rush.<br><br>
I'm with you. I'd gladly pay another 0.99 cents for the booklet. Sometimes you get a lot of techincal detail about the album in the booklet. For example, in Elton John's "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" remaster, details about which digital audio workstation was used and how. <br><br>On The Beach Boys "Sounds of Summer" CD, the booklet discloses which cuts are mono, which are stereo and which songs are appearing in stereo for the very first time .. Plus complete chart information is as well. <br><br>I could go on, but you get the idea. Too much information is contained in the booklet for me to not think it'd be a good idea to be able to download it for a fee. <br><br>****************<br><br>
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#205145 - 11/29/0409:59 PMRe: Petition for iTMS CD booklets
Apparently both you and OSX Addict seem to be a poo-pooing minority as there are a lot of enthusiastic petiton respondants.<br><br>My goodness...from the responses I got here you would have thought I was petitioning to have Apple print swastikas on the iPods. It was just a simple request to get booklets. Apparently there are a lot of people that didn't think it was a "dumb online petition".<br><br><br>
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