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Old 09-25-05, 09:42 PM
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Ok, so let me get this straight, if i sign up for this 15 dollar a month plan i can download and transfer as many songs as i want to my dell dj and thats it? i dont have to do anything else or pay for anything else? thanks in advance.
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Last year, I used napster for awhile. When I burned some of the songs to discs, it seemed to me that the sound was too low, requiring me to really turn up the volume on my cd player. Now, if I need a song, I use walmart's site as 88 cents is a great deal, provided you don't want a song that has explicit content. When burned to disc, the songs sound great and there's no need to crank up the volume to hear it.
Old 10-03-05, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by EEz28
Ok, so let me get this straight, if i sign up for this 15 dollar a month plan i can download and transfer as many songs as i want to my dell dj and thats it? i dont have to do anything else or pay for anything else? thanks in advance.
As long as you keep paying. No pay no more play.
You have to hook the player up at leat once a month to reauthorize the songs or they will quit playing.
Old 11-13-05, 09:49 AM
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I've now begun to use Yahoo, MSN, and Itunes for singles. But I like Itunes overall because of the selection and the organization of the program. The only drawback to Itunes is it doesn't support cd text, which to me is a huge disappointment.
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As I slowly make my way into the 21st century, I've come to you fine folks once again to help school a noob.

Today, I received my very first MP3 type device. It came with my Bellsouth internet connection, and I also apparently have a free 3 month subscription to Napster. Since some of what I've read on here seems to find Napster rather poor in service (especially the idea that if I decide not to continue the service that the MP3s will no longer play!), I'm curious what other sites/services are out there to try.

In addition to that, I'm curious as to exactly how I go about downloading all this stuff...can it come from the 'net directly to the player, or do they have to go on the computer first? Hey, damnit, I said I was a noob to this!

Much obliged...

EDIT: This just in...apparently this MP3 player is a "Napster to go" type device...which makes me wonder, will it even work with other sites?

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Old 11-18-05, 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by harpo787
As I slowly make my way into the 21st century, I've come to you fine folks once again to help school a noob.

Today, I received my very first MP3 type device. It came with my Bellsouth internet connection, and I also apparently have a free 3 month subscription to Napster. Since some of what I've read on here seems to find Napster rather poor in service (especially the idea that if I decide not to continue the service that the MP3s will no longer play!), I'm curious what other sites/services are out there to try.

In addition to that, I'm curious as to exactly how I go about downloading all this stuff...can it come from the 'net directly to the player, or do they have to go on the computer first? Hey, damnit, I said I was a noob to this!

Much obliged...

EDIT: This just in...apparently this MP3 player is a "Napster to go" type device...which makes me wonder, will it even work with other sites?
Well I guess it depends on what you're looking for. Napster has different plans. You can download songs for permanent use at $0.99 just like Itunes and other sites. They just happen to offer their subscription plan which gives you unlimited/yet restricted use of songs to use with your portable device -- you just need to keep subscribed -- so 2 different things. I've never used their subscription service, but I have bought quite a few songs from them, which worked fine for me. They are *.wmv files, which my player plays.

Your player may not work with Itunes. I think (though not sure) that only Ipods work with Itunes. You'd have to convert the files to mp3 or something else (which I believe is against the license agreement).

IMO, if you're not using an Ipod, then Napster is definately the way to go if you want to buy commerical artists. If you have broader tastes, definately check out e-music. Their music is not DRM, which means it has no copy protection at all -- but it's nearly all indie-label stuff. You pay $20 for 90 downloads (they have other plans too). You can cancel and re-subscribe any time you want. Excellent service.

Then of course, there's just ripping the CDs you already own.
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Heh, well, Napster gives us many wonderful things. Seen this: http://www.getthewholething.com/ what do you think?

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