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Re: [vox] [OT] CDs obsolete? [Mp3 Music For Linux?]

On Tue 26 Dec 06,  3:11 PM, Micah Cowan <micah@cowan.name> said:
> On Tue, 2006-12-26 at 16:41 -0500, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > On Tue 26 Dec 06, 11:32 AM, Bob Scofield <scofield@omsoft.com> said:
> > > Please forgive the naivete that pervades this message.
> > > 
> > > While I listen to streaming radio on Linux I have not been interested in 
> > > playing mp3's.  Recently I've had some discussions with my son, niece, and 
> > > nephew about music.  And I've concluded that the present generation of 
> > > college students only listens to music CD's when they are in cars.  From 
> > > this, coupled with Tower going out of business, I've concluded that there 
> > > will be no music CD's in the future; all non-radio music will require a 
> > > computer to access.
> > 
> > I'm fairly certain this is overstated.
> I'm not so sure. Especially since the phrase "in the future" leaves a
> lot of leeway: I'm virtually 100% certain that at some point "in the
> future", CDs will no longer be produced. :) ...I'm certainly hoping its
> sooner rather than later.
LOL!  I guess I took the pragmatic approach and took it to mean "in my
lifetime".  I'm pretty sure CDs will still be around 10 years from now.
Prolly longer.

Oh, there was a slight error in my previous post.  It should be:

   cdparanoia 1 foo.wav

I think I left the "1" out.  That signifies to rip the first track to wav
format.  Then you use lame to convert wav to mp3.


ps- I just checked out emusic.com.  It appears they now have a "download
manager", i.e. you prolly need to use wine to use it.  Too bad.

Also, Amazon will be launching a DRM free mp3 store in QI 2007.

But check out the Google search on Google search on "legal free mp3".

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