Should I whinge this much about £0.79?!?! Well, yes, I think so. First of all, £0.79 is too much for a simple track. It's simply too costly. If the price would be £0.29 per track, I would probably be much more inclined to buy. But I would only buy "actively" (I have to say that now once I've fallen into the trap once) if they would chuck away the DRM junk. My set-up at home is that I have a cabinet for CD albums. These CDs have been ripped into high quality MP3 files. These files are primarily stored on my server (and backed up onto DVDs) on its mirrored disks. I can then play these MP3 files from a variety of players. Including, but not limited to:
- iTunes on my laptop
- iPod software on my phone (through syncing via iTunes)
- Simplify Media app on my Phone
- Squeeze Center (artist previously known as SlimServer) on any computer in the world
- Amarok on my garage laptop.
- On my Roku Soundbridge in the living room
- Streaming them to the Nokia N800 Internet Tablet.
My music all lives free; except for my one track from the iTunes Music Store. How sad, sad sad.