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    • smej
    • By smej 9th Jun 17, 2:00 PM
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    Where do you get your music?
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    • 9th Jun 17, 2:00 PM
    Where do you get your music? 9th Jun 17 at 2:00 PM
    I'm going on holiday soon so that's what has got me thinking about this. Also how do you listen to it - on your phone/ipod/mp3 player?


    For all I use it I've been using Spotify on my phone (the free version) but would be keen to find out if there was a way to listen to music without having to stream it?
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    • EssexExile
    • By EssexExile 9th Jun 17, 2:34 PM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 2:34 PM
    I listen to the radio.
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    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 9th Jun 17, 2:46 PM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 2:46 PM
    Are you asking how to pirate music ?


    Or how to get your own music that you own, onto a specific device ?
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    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 9th Jun 17, 2:49 PM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 2:49 PM
    join Spotify premium for £10
    Download all the music you want, to avoid streaming, ads etc
    You can then cancel premium membership when you return

    so all it costs is a tenner
    • kwikbreaks
    • By kwikbreaks 9th Jun 17, 3:16 PM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 3:16 PM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 3:16 PM
    Are you asking how to pirate music ?


    Or how to get your own music that you own, onto a specific device ?
    Originally posted by AndyPix
    Often the former is easier.....
    • esuhl
    • By esuhl 9th Jun 17, 3:52 PM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 3:52 PM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 3:52 PM
    I buy CDs, and rip them to FLAC. I have a phone and a couple of 1GB MP3 players, so if I want more than a handful of albums, I'll transcode the FLAC files to WMA VBR, which (to my ears) is one of the better lossy codecs.
    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 9th Jun 17, 4:06 PM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 4:06 PM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 4:06 PM
    join Spotify premium for £10
    Download all the music you want, to avoid streaming, ads etc
    You can then cancel premium membership when you return

    so all it costs is a tenner
    Originally posted by ballyblack

    ^^ This is probly your best bet
    Running with scissors since 1978
    • rach_k
    • By rach_k 9th Jun 17, 4:55 PM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 4:55 PM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 4:55 PM
    I think Spotify have a 99p 3 month premium membership offer at the moment. Not sure if it's 99p/month or for the three months but it's a good price either way. Just remember to cancel before it reverts to full price, if you don't want to keep it.
    • Terry98
    • By Terry98 10th Jun 17, 5:40 AM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 5:40 AM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 5:40 AM
    I think Spotify have a 99p 3 month premium membership offer at the moment. Not sure if it's 99p/month or for the three months but it's a good price either way. Just remember to cancel before it reverts to full price, if you don't want to keep it.
    Originally posted by rach_k
    ........Offer ends 26th June https://www.spotify.com/uk/intro/
    • 20aday
    • By 20aday 10th Jun 17, 10:11 AM
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    I predominantly use Apple Music to stream tracks.

    If I like something enough (after a few listens) then I'll purchase it via iTunes.
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    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 10th Jun 17, 10:23 AM
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    2nd hand from music magpie for about £1.25 each cd then burned and onto the 12 year old 80gb iPod classic.
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    • RumRat
    • By RumRat 10th Jun 17, 10:59 AM
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    Google play music. I have my own collection uploaded there, but, these days I just ask google to play whatever and I just stream it. I've given up on buying CD's and music.
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    • ruperts
    • By ruperts 10th Jun 17, 6:40 PM
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    For offline music I use Spotify premium and downloaded shows from the BBC iPlayer radio app
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 10th Jun 17, 7:02 PM
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    I buy CDs, and rip them to FLAC.
    Originally posted by esuhl
    I do the same but rip them lossless and stick them on my 160 Gb I iPod Classic.
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    • esuhl
    • By esuhl 10th Jun 17, 8:07 PM
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    I do the same but rip them lossless and stick them on my 160 Gb I iPod Classic.
    Originally posted by Gloomendoom
    FLAC is lossless. It's the Free Lossless Audio Codec.
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 11th Jun 17, 8:55 AM
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    FLAC is lossless. It's the Free Lossless Audio Codec.
    Originally posted by esuhl
    I know.


    Oooooooo
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    • Im just careful
    • By Im just careful 11th Jun 17, 2:37 PM
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    @smej

    If where you are going on holiday has WiFi then your current method still works.

    Personally I've lots of CDs and more recently bought tracks I like from Amazon. They work on any device.

    Often Amazon let you download MP3 files of CDs you have bought from them "for free" (or perhaps more correctly "included").
    • KingL
    • By KingL 12th Jun 17, 10:55 AM
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    Is there somewhere you can buy and download FLACs?

    (I know you can make them from CDs)

    • emptybox
    • By emptybox 12th Jun 17, 1:18 PM
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    Is there somewhere you can buy and download FLACs?

    (I know you can make them from CDs)
    Originally posted by KingL
    Yes, there are sites like Qobuz which sell music as FLAC, some 24bit Hi-res and others 16bit (they also do streaming).
    But they don't have an extensive collection.
    • esuhl
    • By esuhl 12th Jun 17, 2:38 PM
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    Is there somewhere you can buy and download FLACs?

    (I know you can make them from CDs)
    Originally posted by KingL
    I said above that I always bought CDs and ripped them to FLAC, but there have been a few albums that aren't available on CD, so I've had to buy the FLAC files, then download the artwork and burn a CD for my collection. Grr! All that hassle and it's no cheaper, either!

    I've used Boomkat in the past. I also looked at Juno Download, but the files I wanted were cheaper on Boomkat.

    https://boomkat.com/
    http://www.junodownload.com/
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