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xxxLia Fail  Identity Verified
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Local time: 09:32
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Nov 2, 2004

iTunes has arrived in Spain. I downloaded the software, opened an account, prepaid a small sum, downloaded my first album into my library, and burned it onto a disk.

Cost 10 euros + cost of CR-RW, so about 12 euros, I guess. You have permission to create 7 CDs in total, and they can play in Real and in a normal CD player (so compatible).

Purchasing a song costs 1 euro.

I think it's rather expensive, but good for when you want just one song.

I'm kinda in favour of paying for music to support artists, which is why I never got into obtaining free copies over the WWW. On the other hands, CDs are over-priced and often one likes just one or two songs...

One thing that annoyed me was NOT to find a group I like (Mo' Horizons)....:-(

Has anybody else tried iTunes, and what do they think?


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Fernando Toledo  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 09:32
German to Spanish
To expensive! Nov 2, 2004

A CD normally has 15-20 songs and you get a nice booklet with it.

If a song cost 1 € where is the advantage?
In USA it cost 0.99 cents, why is in Europe expensiver?

Rgds

Toledo


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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
Finland
Local time: 10:32
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Isn't it mp3? Nov 3, 2004

Do they not distribute in mp3 format? Those should fit at least 200 on one CD.
1 Euro for a piece is only cheap if you avoid buying the whole cd. If I want the whole CD I go to the library, borrow it and copy it into mp3 on my hard disk or burn it onto a cd-rom. It's legal to copy for personal use.


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