Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > Music Talk
Reload this Page >

Amazon AutoRip, Get MP3 Versions of Previously Purchased CDs

Music Talk Discuss music in all its forms: CD, MP3, DVD-A, SACD and of course live

Amazon AutoRip, Get MP3 Versions of Previously Purchased CDs

Old 01-10-13, 06:54 PM
  #26  
DVD Talk Legend
 
islandclaws's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Behind the Orange Curtain
Posts: 20,086
Likes: 0
Received 6 Likes on 6 Posts
Re: Amazon AutoRip, Get MP3 Versions of Previously Purchased CDs

I just got that email, too. I don't use their cloud service, or any for that matter, so for now I'll just store that info in the back of my mind.
Old 01-10-13, 07:02 PM
  #27  
DVD Talk Legend
 
cungar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 22,763
Likes: 0
Received 8 Likes on 7 Posts
Re: Amazon AutoRip, Get MP3 Versions of Previously Purchased CDs

Originally Posted by davidh777 View Post
I had never heard Evancho sing until one of her CDs came up as a Black Friday deal. After listening to samples, I figured it would be great... for my mother-in-law. I guess I'll be getting it myself after all.
She's one of those PBS artists like The Irish Tenors or Michael Buble. Yech.
Old 01-10-13, 07:21 PM
  #28  
DVD Talk Hero
 
davidh777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Home of 2013 NFL champion Seahawks
Posts: 46,786
Received 361 Likes on 299 Posts
Re: Amazon AutoRip, Get MP3 Versions of Previously Purchased CDs

Originally Posted by cungar View Post
She's one of those PBS artists like The Irish Tenors or Michael Buble. Yech.
Yeah, I heard her Christmas album when I was at my mother-in-law's for dinner. Very talented, don't get me wrong, and I like big voices, but it just sounded unnatural to me. (/threadhijack)
Old 01-11-13, 12:18 AM
  #29  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 6,075
Received 256 Likes on 157 Posts
Re: Amazon AutoRip, Get MP3 Versions of Previously Purchased CDs

I wonder if my kids are still interested in the Rugrats in Paris soundtrack? It is funny to see albums from over ten years ago showing up in the cloud player. It's like a little trip in a time machine.
Old 01-11-13, 12:27 AM
  #30  
DVD Talk Godfather & 2020 TOTY Winner
 
Decker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Vegas, Baby!
Posts: 58,475
Received 2,359 Likes on 1,528 Posts
Re: Amazon AutoRip, Get MP3 Versions of Previously Purchased CDs

I think it's going slow. I only have a few added so far, but got a notification at the top that they are currently adding stuff. Anyway, it's a really nice feature to add for free.
Old 01-11-13, 08:39 AM
  #31  
DVD Talk Reviewer
 
Randy Miller III's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Posts: 4,717
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: Amazon AutoRip, Get MP3 Versions of Previously Purchased CDs

Just got about 160 songs added. I'm sure I bought much more than that over the years...but then again, I bought a lot of music locally (new and used). Will more titles be added to AutoRip in the future, and if so, will they continually add them to the Cloud Drives? Either way, can't complain and this is just another reason why I love Amazon so much.

EDIT: Wow, actually, looks like I mostly bought DVDs over the years (virtually no other first-party Amazon CD purchases since 2002, according to my order history). Some of the 2002 DVD purchase prices are pretty damn depressing, though...

Last edited by Randy Miller III; 01-11-13 at 09:03 AM.
Old 01-11-13, 09:29 AM
  #32  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Pizza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 4,136
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Re: Amazon AutoRip, Get MP3 Versions of Previously Purchased CDs

That's nice there doing it but I can't help but feel a little concern that they'll suddenly charge for cloud space without much if any notice and then there's a discreet hidden charge for all these free mp3s down the road. Just saying.
Old 01-11-13, 09:48 AM
  #33  
DVD Talk Legend
 
cungar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 22,763
Likes: 0
Received 8 Likes on 7 Posts
Re: Amazon AutoRip, Get MP3 Versions of Previously Purchased CDs

Originally Posted by Pizza View Post
That's nice there doing it but I can't help but feel a little concern that they'll suddenly charge for cloud space without much if any notice and then there's a discreet hidden charge for all these free mp3s down the road. Just saying.
SO you mean Amazon isn't doing this for altruistic reasons and they want to increase the use of their Cloud service?
Old 01-11-13, 09:49 AM
  #34  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 19,023
Received 330 Likes on 241 Posts
Re: Amazon AutoRip, Get MP3 Versions of Previously Purchased CDs

Originally Posted by Pizza View Post
That's nice there doing it but I can't help but feel a little concern that they'll suddenly charge for cloud space without much if any notice and then there's a discreet hidden charge for all these free mp3s down the road. Just saying.
They do charge for cloud space. They have Cloud Player Premium for storing songs not bought from Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=2658409011

Amazon stores the music bought from them for free because they can use the same music file for everyone that owns a particular song, and they have that music file online already because they offer it for sale. So it doesn't matter if 1 person has a copy of, say, the latest Adele album in their Cloud Player, or 10,000 do, or nobody has. They only have to store one copy.*

iTunes offers the same with songs purchased from their service, except theirs is download-only (although you can start playing as soon as the download starts), and iTunes has never sold CDs, so they can't offer an "autorip" service.

*Technically, Amazon likely has multiple copies of a given file for redundancy purposes, but the point is that offering this music to thousands of people isn't actually increasing their storage costs any.
Old 01-11-13, 10:06 AM
  #35  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Formerly known as Groucho AND Bandoman/Death Moans, Iowa
Posts: 17,819
Received 182 Likes on 126 Posts
Re: Amazon AutoRip, Get MP3 Versions of Previously Purchased CDs

This only added 27 songs to my player. It seems most of the CDs I've purchased on Amazon were used from other sellers.
Old 01-11-13, 10:09 AM
  #36  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 1999
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 24,431
Received 72 Likes on 44 Posts
Re: Amazon AutoRip, Get MP3 Versions of Previously Purchased CDs

Some of my AutoRip albums are missing tracks. Anyone else have this happen?
Old 01-11-13, 10:25 AM
  #37  
DVD Talk Hero
 
CRM114's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 42,731
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: Amazon AutoRip, Get MP3 Versions of Previously Purchased CDs

I only had 31 songs added. I buy CDs from local record stores. Fuck Amazon, except for mp3s.

The whole exercise is pretty pointless considering all my CDs are ripped and in iTunes Match.
Old 01-11-13, 11:13 AM
  #38  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Mikael79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: IA Now, From MN
Posts: 5,911
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
Re: Amazon AutoRip, Get MP3 Versions of Previously Purchased CDs

Originally Posted by CRM114 View Post
The whole exercise is pretty pointless considering all my CDs are ripped and in iTunes Match.
Not for me - I can now listen to a bunch of tracks on my Android phone at work. I've ripped a lot of my CDs, but not all of them, so this is good stuff, in my book!
Old 01-11-13, 11:58 AM
  #39  
DVD Talk Legend
 
cungar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 22,763
Likes: 0
Received 8 Likes on 7 Posts
Re: Amazon AutoRip, Get MP3 Versions of Previously Purchased CDs

Originally Posted by CRM114 View Post
I only had 31 songs added. I buy CDs from local record stores. Fuck Amazon, except for mp3s.

The whole exercise is pretty pointless considering all my CDs are ripped and in iTunes Match.

Yeah for a second I thought this was cool then I remembered I can access all this music and much more using AudioGalaxy hosted from my home PC. It's actually faster to load MP3s.
Old 01-11-13, 01:03 PM
  #40  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 20,766
Likes: 0
Received 13 Likes on 6 Posts
Re: Amazon AutoRip, Get MP3 Versions of Previously Purchased CDs

It's pretty awesome if there were some cds you lost or just forgotten about, a nice trip down memory lane. I only saw a few albums added. I think most of the cds I got from amaozn were foreign soundtracks and stuff you wouldn't find at local stores.

I'd LOVE it if amazon did this for dvds - I've bought a ton of dvds over the years. Just add 'em all to video on demand, pls, amazon!
Old 01-11-13, 01:29 PM
  #41  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Formerly known as Groucho AND Bandoman/Death Moans, Iowa
Posts: 17,819
Received 182 Likes on 126 Posts
Re: Amazon AutoRip, Get MP3 Versions of Previously Purchased CDs

Originally Posted by Ranger View Post
I'd LOVE it if amazon did this for dvds - I've bought a ton of dvds over the years. Just add 'em all to video on demand, pls, amazon!
That would be awesome.
Old 01-11-13, 01:36 PM
  #42  
DVD Talk Hero
 
davidh777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Home of 2013 NFL champion Seahawks
Posts: 46,786
Received 361 Likes on 299 Posts
Re: Amazon AutoRip, Get MP3 Versions of Previously Purchased CDs

I guess it really is better to give than to receive. Stuff I've gotten as gifts won't be appearing here.

Originally Posted by Ranger View Post
I'd LOVE it if amazon did this for dvds - I've bought a ton of dvds over the years. Just add 'em all to video on demand, pls, amazon!
From your lips...!
Old 01-11-13, 01:57 PM
  #43  
DVD Talk Legend
 
PhantomStranger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: The Phantom Zone
Posts: 24,973
Received 371 Likes on 317 Posts
Re: Amazon AutoRip, Get MP3 Versions of Previously Purchased CDs

Originally Posted by GuessWho View Post
Some of my AutoRip albums are missing tracks. Anyone else have this happen?
What's happening is that Amazon is only using one version of a specific album to represent that album in everyone's account, even if they purchased another version that had different bonus tracks or whatever.
Old 01-11-13, 02:00 PM
  #44  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: currently Philly originally from Puerto Rico
Posts: 2,893
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Amazon AutoRip, Get MP3 Versions of Previously Purchased CDs

Originally Posted by PhantomStranger View Post
What's happening is that Amazon is only using one version of a specific album to represent that album in everyone's account, even if they purchased another version that had different bonus tracks or whatever.
that's not it. because a lot of my albums only show 2-3 tracks at most when the CDs have 8-10. on average.
Old 01-11-13, 02:15 PM
  #45  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Josh-da-man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: The Bible Belt
Posts: 37,101
Received 992 Likes on 718 Posts
Re: Amazon AutoRip, Get MP3 Versions of Previously Purchased CDs

I'm surprised at how few CDs I've bought from Amazon... and even then, the bulk of my cloud library comes from boxed sets.
Old 01-11-13, 02:16 PM
  #46  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Lower Beaver, Iowa
Posts: 10,521
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Amazon AutoRip, Get MP3 Versions of Previously Purchased CDs

Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
I don't use their cloud service, or any for that matter, so for now I'll just store that info in the back of my mind.
You don't need to use the cloud service to take advantage of this. You can download any or all of the tracks you want.

Originally Posted by Pizza View Post
That's nice there doing it but I can't help but feel a little concern that they'll suddenly charge for cloud space without much if any notice and then there's a discreet hidden charge for all these free mp3s down the road. Just saying.
Amazon has a pretty good reputation for not screwing people with hidden charges.

Originally Posted by GuessWho View Post
Some of my AutoRip albums are missing tracks. Anyone else have this happen?
Yeah, that has happened for me, too. For whatever reason, track 4 of a Daniel Lanois album was missing. It's on all versions of the album, so it's not like it was a bonus track that was exclusive to another store or anything. I'm curious to see whether it'll eventually show up as Amazon's servers catch up with the backlog.

Originally Posted by CRM114 View Post
The whole exercise is pretty pointless considering all my CDs are ripped and in iTunes Match.
True, but for anyone who doesn't want to pay Apple $25 a year, they can use Amazon's cloud player for free.

Originally Posted by davidh777 View Post
I guess it really is better to give than to receive. Stuff I've gotten as gifts won't be appearing here.

It was a treat seeing all the albums I've bought as gifts for friends and family members over the years now available to me!

From your lips...!
Old 01-11-13, 04:35 PM
  #47  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Chrisedge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: Part of the Left-Wing Conspiracy
Posts: 7,342
Received 127 Likes on 66 Posts
Re: Amazon AutoRip, Get MP3 Versions of Previously Purchased CDs

Weird, if you buy gifts, you are getting the mp3s for yourself...
Old 01-11-13, 04:36 PM
  #48  
DVD Talk Hero
 
CRM114's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 42,731
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: Amazon AutoRip, Get MP3 Versions of Previously Purchased CDs

True, but for anyone who doesn't want to pay Apple $25 a year, they can use Amazon's cloud player for free.
For just the mp3s and CDs you bought from Amazon or what you uploaded up to the quota. There still is a charge if you want to upload everything to function like iTunes Match.
Old 01-11-13, 04:50 PM
  #49  
DVD Talk Hero
 
davidh777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Home of 2013 NFL champion Seahawks
Posts: 46,786
Received 361 Likes on 299 Posts
Re: Amazon AutoRip, Get MP3 Versions of Previously Purchased CDs

Originally Posted by Chrisedge View Post
Weird, if you buy gifts, you are getting the mp3s for yourself...
Doesn't that violate the principle of legally ripping the CDs you own? Like how you're not supposed to rip CDs then sell the physical copies?
Old 01-11-13, 04:51 PM
  #50  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 19,023
Received 330 Likes on 241 Posts
Re: Amazon AutoRip, Get MP3 Versions of Previously Purchased CDs

Originally Posted by Chrisedge View Post
Weird, if you buy gifts, you are getting the mp3s for yourself...
Technically, gifts don't count. So if you had a purchase shipped directly to someone else as a gift, you're not going to get the MP3s. However, if you had it shipped to yourself and gave it to someone in person, then Amazon can't tell it was a gift and assumes it was for yourself, giving you the MP3s.

They also might be giving you MP3s for albums you've sold off since.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.