This from macrumors.com:<br><br>Despite several false starts, iPods continue to be expected shortly with minor updates. Features such as color screens and FW800 are not expected according to reliable rumors.<br><br>The iPod updates may, however, bring us a new unexpected service from Apple.<br><br>Sources report that Apple will be introducing an MP3 music-downloading service to users. The service partner to provide the music has not yet been identified, but songs are expected to cost $0.99 per song.<br><br><br>Visit Me At My .Mac Site
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Heh.<br><br>Stop with the rumors about iPods. In MWSF every mac site was rumoring that there would be the new pods.<br><br>And now every tuesday new rumors that there will be the new ones.<br><br><br>So, maybe in MWNY...<br><br><br><br>Giaguara<br>
It's a great idea, but I wonder about the bit rate. I wouldn't pay 99 cents a song if it was any less than 256K....anything less has no value for me. <br><br>I am assuming higher bit rates would be available...99 cents per song is premium pricing....listen.com sells songs (to Windows users only) at 49 cents a song. <br><br>A very exciting development, if true. <br><br>
i keep my bitrate at 192 and i cannot tell when i am listening to an audio CD or an mp3. you probably have better ears than i do...and, probably better sound equipment (i use the pro speakers and there is no discernible difference on those speakers).<br><br>[color:blue] -sean</font color=blue>
You're actually very right when it comes to listening on a computer...there is really no audible difference between 160 and 320...but...and here is the but...if you want to buy those songs, you're going to want to burn them to a CD...and when iTunes rebuilds the AIFF file, lower bit rate MP3s sound terrible. <br><br>
I would imagine they would sell the songs at the highest bit rate possible, and what you do with the song after that (downsample it, etc...) is completely up to you...<br><br><br><br>[color:red]Hold on, it's time for a </font color=red> <br>
Just for burning CDs...MP3's and MP4's are compressed audio...and when that compressed audio is converted to an AIFF and burned (so it can be played on a standard CD player) it doesn't sound anywhere close to the original. <br><br><br><br>
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