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01:43 PM on 01/10/13
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amazon is so smart! such a smart idea to get people buying physical
01:45 PM on 01/10/13
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Really hope they follow this up with books and DVDs
02:17 PM on 01/10/13
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Whoa. Nice. I like it - innovative, appealing, and pretty simple. I don't need it - I don't purchase a lot of music from Amazon except through third-parties, and prefer to do it all by ripping to stay organized mentally - but I'm sure this is great for a lot of customers. Good move.
02:25 PM on 01/10/13
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Wow, this is awesome. I hope they add this feature in for vinyl soon.
Exactly my thoughts
02:28 PM on 01/10/13
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This is incredibly sweet.
02:59 PM on 01/10/13
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This doesn't benefit me in any way, but this fucking rules.

Next stop, no more physical media production / waste to the environment.

CD's I can understand, but no more Vinyl? That's just silly now.
04:19 PM on 01/10/13
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Wow, this is awesome. I hope they add this feature in for vinyl soon.

Agreed. This is nice, I guess, but CDs are easy to rip so its just a small time saver.

I hate it when I get a new record and tear the plastic off and... there isn't a download card inside. I can record from my turntable, but splitting the thing up with audacity is a pain and there's always the chance I get a pop and need to re-record it. Offering the DL right when you order is the proper way to do it anyways (though DL cards are still good for people who buy it from a store/merch table)
05:43 PM on 01/10/13
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That word doesn't mean what you think it does. You meant mogul.
I stand corrected. thanks for that, I probably would have kept using it that way haha
05:59 PM on 01/10/13
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Agreed. This is nice, I guess, but CDs are easy to rip so its just a small time saver.

I hate it when I get a new record and tear the plastic off and... there isn't a download card inside. I can record from my turntable, but splitting the thing up with audacity is a pain and there's always the chance I get a pop and need to re-record it. Offering the DL right when you order is the proper way to do it anyways (though DL cards are still good for people who buy it from a store/merch table)
I know exactly what you mean. It's always a bummer when I drop $15-$20 on a record and it doesn't come with a download. Recording is definitely a pain in the ass, too.
06:47 PM on 01/10/13
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I know exactly what you mean. It's always a bummer when I drop $15-$20 on a record and it doesn't come with a download. Recording is definitely a pain in the ass, too.

I mean, it depends a lot on the label. I'm not too disappointed if a Red Scare or P&P release doesn't come with the download card because I get that they are small labels and are doing their best to get just by. Also if it came out more than 3 years ago, I give it a pass. But if you have an established label and are releasing a new record on vinyl, you have almost no excuse for not including a card.
07:41 PM on 01/10/13
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I don't see how this would motivate anyone to buy physical who otherwise wouldn't
10:16 PM on 01/10/13
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This does nothing for me at all.

Also, why not offer FLAC? Or at least non-shittily encoded mp3s? When is Amazon gonna get its head out of its ass about encoding?
08:36 AM on 01/11/13
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This does nothing for me at all.

Also, why not offer FLAC? Or at least non-shittily encoded mp3s? When is Amazon gonna get its head out of its ass about encoding?
Amazon doesn't know what FLAC is
08:39 AM on 01/11/13
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Amazon doesn't know what FLAC is
Yeah I guess you're right. But seriously, they should hire someone who actually knows at least a little bit about encoding...a lot of their mp3 albums are supposedly VBR but look like whack-as-fuck mutt rips, some actually are mutt rips and are partially 256 and partially VBR, and they've also been known to sell transcoded stuff before. Some shit man, some shit.
08:42 AM on 01/11/13
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Yeah I guess you're right. But seriously, they should hire someone who actually knows at least a little bit about encoding...a lot of their mp3 albums are supposedly VBR but look like whack-as-fuck mutt rips, some actually are mutt rips and are partially 256 and partially VBR, and they've also been known to sell transcoded stuff before. Some shit man, some shit.
I usually only buy digital through Bandcamp or straight from the label for the same reason. I think anything I have on my computer that came from Amazon is the result of one of their $2 mp3 promotions

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