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    I had purchased a Walmart Music gift card but of course it is not MP3 so I was told that I could get Pocket Tunes. I have tried downloading it from Palmgear but get errors in the downloading process.

    Where do I get the best deal on legal MP3 downloads? Is Real Player in the same ball park as Pocket Tunes?

    Remember I am very new to this?

    Thanks
    Alicia
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    I've heard about this legal, very cheap site: http://www.allofmp3.com/

    I use Replay Music to get legal mp3's from streaming music sites: http://www.applian.com/replay-music/
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    it depends on what you mean by illegal, if you mean against what is written in the law, then mp3s themselves are illegal as its "illegal" according to DMCA to duplicate your copyrighted material with no provision for fair use, in other words even if you own the cd, although most of us here will agree that law is silly

    if we have the luxury of ignoring the laws that are silly, then i guess the real question is what is likely to get you in trouble, and what are you ok with according to your own personal ethics, and would you feel guilty hearing the new NSync tune without paying

    Currently, it seems at least possible for you to get in trouble for OFFERING songs for download, and only if you are offering quite a few openly to everyone on certain peer to peer networks

    apart from that i have not seen or heard of anybody getting in trouble

    if you are talking about your own conceince, then try iTunes so that the CD label can be paid for the music
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    If you are talking about subscription music, there are three big ones: Yahoo, Napster, and Rhapsody. Rhapsody is crap. I haven't used Napster but I subscribe to Yahoo. It is great because it has most any song you could want and with Pocket Tunes, you can move songs and albums directly to your Treo. Of course, it costs about $10/month and when you stop your subscription, you can't play the songs. However, you can download songs for .79, which is one of the cheapest prices for downloading songs. Then you own these songs and can burn them to a CD.

    If you have your own music CD's, you can "rip" them with Windows Media Player or Yahoo will do it and put it in your music folder. Then you can transfer them to your Treo.
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    For free legal music start here:

    http://www.etree.org/

    Grab the Michael K Weise ACT utility to convert the music most of which is in SHN format. MP3's lose audio quality in the conversion process SHN is "lossless" and the utility will conert to wav or mp3 format,

    You're not gonna find Brittany on this list but you will find the Radiators, Dave mason, Grateful Dead, Phish, Pat Metheny, Hot Tuna, Counting Crows, Allman Brotehrs etc . E-Tree only supports music trading with band consent.
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    A little bit of clarification on why Pocket Tunes Deluxe is required for certain legal online music stores. Yahoo, Napster, and Rhapsody all use DRM from Microsoft called Windows Media DRM. Compatible stores and devices are labeled as PlaysForSure compatible. So Pocket Tunes Deluxe supports this type of DRM protected WMA files.
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    a good cheap site for music I use is www.mp3search.ru , also check out www.limewire.com which is also very good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gapost
    If you are talking about subscription music, there are three big ones: Yahoo, Napster, and Rhapsody. Rhapsody is crap. I haven't used Napster but I subscribe to Yahoo. It is great because it has most any song you could want and with Pocket Tunes, you can move songs and albums directly to your Treo. Of course, it costs about $10/month and when you stop your subscription, you can't play the songs. However, you can download songs for .79, which is one of the cheapest prices for downloading songs. Then you own these songs and can burn them to a CD.
    I subscribe to Yahoo Unlimited also. However, the problem with Yahoo!'s 79-cent downloads is that you can download the song once. If you lose the song, you can't download it again.

    I think with iTunes, you can download your purchased music again in the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ljj8503
    a good cheap site for music I use is www.mp3search.ru , also check out www.limewire.com which is also very good.
    Except he was asking for "legal" download sites. I doubt more than 1-percent of the limewire downloads are legal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JackNaylorPE
    For free legal music start here:

    http://www.etree.org/

    Grab the Michael K Weise ACT utility to convert the music most of which is in SHN format. MP3's lose audio quality in the conversion process SHN is "lossless" and the utility will conert to wav or mp3 format,

    You're not gonna find Brittany on this list but you will find the Radiators, Dave mason, Grateful Dead, Phish, Pat Metheny, Hot Tuna, Counting Crows, Allman Brotehrs etc . E-Tree only supports music trading with band consent.
    etree.org rocks! There are some DVD-Audio shows there that are amazing on a nice 5.1 system. I like to keep BT d/l-ing the shows - fills up the HD pretty quick with those loss-less formats.

    Sorry, I don't have any input on a good mp3 site. I use RealPlayer music store or iTunes (whichever has a better price) - burn to CD, then rip to MP3 to remove DRM. It's tedious but I don't purchase that much music. Plus being in MP3 will guarantee it to work on whatever device I need it to. MP3 isn't the greatest sound quality but I don't have expensive headphones to really appreciate a better format anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heberman
    I've heard about this legal, very cheap site: http://www.allofmp3.com/

    I use Replay Music to get legal mp3's from streaming music sites: http://www.applian.com/replay-music/
    Thanks! I was looking for something like this Replay Music software. WinAmp has a free plugin that can do this, but it is only for streams playing through WinAmp such as Shoutcast streams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phattysalz
    Thanks! I was looking for something like this Replay Music software. WinAmp has a free plugin that can do this, but it is only for streams playing through WinAmp such as Shoutcast streams.
    Pocket Tunes Deluxe can play shoutcast streams.
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    Replay-Music is a little touchy to get it recording on my computer. (sometimes I have to restart it and Windows Explorer to get it going property). But once it is running, it works GREAT. I turn on a good streaming site, go to bed, and then check out my new mp3 list the next morning. About 95-percent of the songs are automatically tagged property with the title/artist/cd/category. I dump the songs I don't like and keep the songs I like!
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    [QUOTE=heberman]I've heard about this legal, very cheap site: http://www.allofmp3.com/

    Less than $2 for a top 40 album -- how?
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    Quote Originally Posted by heberman
    I subscribe to Yahoo Unlimited also. However, the problem with Yahoo!'s 79-cent downloads is that you can download the song once. If you lose the song, you can't download it again.

    I think with iTunes, you can download your purchased music again in the future.
    I have heard iTunes has a one download policy as well, but if you beg hard enough and long enough, they might let you redownload.
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    [QUOTE=jaharr]
    Quote Originally Posted by heberman
    I've heard about this legal, very cheap site: http://www.allofmp3.com/

    Less than $2 for a top 40 album -- how?
    It's a Russian site, so they skirt ASCAP and BMI laws.
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    yeah , www.allofmp3.com is a good site as well. in response to herberman:
    i'll agree that www.limewire.com is dubious at best, but not 'illegal' in the strictest sinse of the word.
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    If you are new to this and want "legal" downlaods, I would recommend the biggest and the best, iTunes.com.
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    yeah, but itunes ain't mp3.
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    I just downloaded a CD from OurTracks.com for $10 (South Austin Jug Band). Reminds me of livephish.com in it's style: unprotected mp3s for $10 an album along with pleas not to illegally share them. It's a great source for non-major label stuff as far as I can tell, and I think I'll buy some more music from them in the future.
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