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  • Need to find a video downloader program compatible w/ VLC

    12/13/2016 8:41:50 PM PST · by txnativegop · 46 replies
    13 Dec 2016 | txnativegop
    I need to find a good video downloader compatible with VLC.
  • Why Vinyl Sounds Better Than CD, Or Not

    08/29/2015 1:06:53 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 95 replies
    SCIENCE FRIDAY, NPR ^ | February 10, 2012 1:00 PM ET | John Dankosky
    JOHN DANKOSKY, HOST: Up next: how to tell your CD from your MP3, from your AAC. But first, let's start with the LP. When I was a kid, music took up a lot of room - not in your hard drive, but in your life. Being an audiophile meant devoting shelves and shelves and shelves and shelves to your album collection. And when you moved out of your parents' house, out of your first apartment, you hauled milk crates filled with your music collection onto your next life. And these days, most of us probably get our music in the...
  • A Brilliant Audio Podcast w/ Angelo Codevilla

    08/16/2014 6:18:50 PM PDT · by crusher · 5 replies
    Liberty Law Talk podcast ^ | 7/28/2104 | Angelo Codevilla
    As time goes by I find reading less pleasurable, mostly due to time constraints and my continuing fading vision. I find myself listening to more stuff on my MP3 player. I also am finding those voices I want to pay attention to. For almost thirty years one of those people I listen to VERY CAREFULLY is Angelo Codevilla, whose insights into the nature of the political world are unerringly well thought through. His previous book, "America's Ruling Class," a bipartisan evisceration of the political establishment, ranks in my opinion with Thomas Sowell's "Conflict of Vision," perhaps the most insightful secular...
  • Winamp is dead: 5 things we miss already

    12/15/2013 4:50:42 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 38 replies ^ | December 7, 2013 | Baptiste Brassart
    Winamp media player is no more after AOL decided to close the company on December 20, 2013, saying goodbye to 15 years of good and loyal service to the public. For the millions of people who used this player, whose glory days were in the 90s, it's time for some meditation. Before finally drawing a line through Winamp, here are 5 things that only true fans of Winamp will understand.
  • mp3 recording help needed

    03/30/2013 10:45:25 AM PDT · by Cowman · 26 replies
    self | 3-30-2013 | self
    I'm having trouble recording mp3s. My Asus laptop has 2 headphone jacks and I used to use a short cable between one of them to my microphone jack and use Magix to record internet radio while I'm at work. I recently had a virus removed that required reinstalling Windows 7. Since then one headphone jack stopped working and when I connect the one that does work to the mic jack I just get a buzz in the recording. If I connect a mic to the jack and record from that it seems to work but the recording is not as...
  • Is It Legal To Sell Your Old MP3s?

    03/20/2013 11:55:59 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    NPR ^ | March 20, 2013 | CAITLIN KENNEY
    Say you buy a textbook in another country, where textbooks are cheap. Then you bring the book back to the U.S. and sell it at a profit. Did you break the law? No, you didn't. In a ruling that came down yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a student who had his friends and relatives buy textbooks in Thailand which he later re-sold in the U.S. on eBay. The ruling was a key moment in something called the "first sale" doctrine, which says that, if you buy something that's copyrighted, you're allowed to "sell or otherwise dispose" of...
  • Older freeper needs MP3 Player vs. I-Pod advice from younger freepers (vanity)

    09/08/2012 9:54:58 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 55 replies ^ | 8 September 2012 | A plea for help
    So here's the deal: After years of sacrafice, debt and driving a very old car to get three daughters through college and independent, they have made it possible for us to drive a vehicle as new as your average food stamp receipient. Not only does it have a beautiful sounding CD player (all but the radio was shot on our old car), but it also has one of those plug-in things. The girls tell us we need to buy an I-Pod or MP3 player of at least 4 gigabytes and a connecting cord to plug in so we can enjoy...
  • 5 Industries on Life Support ( The Internet Meteor, Destroyer Of Worlds)

    04/04/2011 10:42:09 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 25 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/4/2011 | Yahoo News
    If you read the print edition of a newspaper, still make calls over a landline or plan to rent a tuxedo for an upcoming wedding, you are doing what many of your friends and neighbors gave up long ago. Analysts at IBISWorld, a market research firm, recently compiled a list of 10 industries that may be on the "verge of extinction in the United States." Within its database of close to 700 industries, about 200 are in decline, with the ones selected having seen large and steady drops in revenue and number of establishments. From the beginning of 2011 to...
  • 15 Song Shuffle (or What's on Your MP3 player?)

    12/03/2010 5:29:46 PM PST · by GSWarrior · 72 replies · 1+ views
    12/2/10 | myself
    (1) Turn on your MP3 player or music player on your computer. (2) Go to SHUFFLE songs mode. (3) Write down the first 15 songs that come up--song title and artist--NO editing/cheating, please.
  • In Mobile Age, Sound Quality Steps Back

    05/11/2010 11:04:04 AM PDT · by newgeezer · 43 replies · 775+ views
    The New York Times ^ | May 9, 2010 | JOSEPH PLAMBECK
    At the ripe age of 28, Jon Zimmer is sort of an old fogey. That is, he is obsessive about the sound quality of his music. ... But iPods and compressed computer files ... are “sucking the life out of music,” he says. The last decade has brought an explosion in dazzling technological advances ... that have transformed the fan’s experience. There are improvements in the quality of media everywhere — except in music. In many ways, the quality of what people hear — how well the playback reflects the original sound— has taken a step back. ... In one...

    04/21/2010 2:00:34 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 347+ views
    JARRET ^ | April 18, 2010 | Jarret Brachman
    SNIPPET: "Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) put out a new audio production through their media outlet, Al-Malahim Media, by way of Al-Fajr, featuring former GTMO detainee, Shaikh Ibrahim al-Rubaysh, who is now a religious authority for AQAP. I’m drawing your attention to this, not because his statement entitled, “How Could You Abandon Jihad?” was that compelling – because it wasn’t (although it was pretty alarmist) – but because of the banner graphic they used featuring a personal audio player. I’ve seen this before but for some reason I was inspired to comment this time. The notion that kids anywhere...
  • Leaked documents reveal draft text of top-secret global copyright deal

    04/08/2010 12:34:11 PM PDT · by day21221 · 59 replies · 1,576+ views ^ | April 7, 2010Comments | Vito Pilieci
    Leaked documents reveal draft text of secret global copyright deal ) OTTAWA — As negotiators from 37 countries prepare to meet in New Zealand on Monday to discuss a top-secret trade agreement, a draft text of the document has found its way onto the Internet. While bits and pieces of the agreement, called the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), have been leaked in the past, this is the first time a full draft is available to the public. The agreement, negotiated privately for the better part of two years, aims to create a global organization to oversee worldwide copyright and intellectual...
  • How “Dirty” MP3 Files Are A Back Door Into Cloud DRM

    04/07/2010 11:09:27 AM PDT · by Coleus · 11 replies · 600+ views
    tech cruncy ^ | 04.06.10 | Michael Arrington
    All the big music sellers may have moved to non-DRM MP3 files long ago, but the watermarking of files with your personal information continues. Most users who buy music don’t know about the marking of files, or don’t care. Unless those files are uploaded to BitTorrent or other P2P networks, there isn’t much to worry about.A list of which music services are selling clean MP3 files without embedded personal information, and which aren’t, is here. Apple, LaLa (owned by Apple) and Walmart embed personal information. Amazon, Napster and the rest have resisted label pressure to do so.A music industry...
  • The compact disc’s last stand

    03/24/2010 5:20:49 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 126 replies · 2,021+ views
    True / Slant ^ | 22 March 2010 | Michele Catalano
    Yesterday, I got a text message from my cousin asking if my son wanted any CD shelves, because he was getting rid of his.  I texted him back “LOL CDs.”Our CDs – thousands of them – are stacked on a floor to ceiling shelf unit in the garage. All those compact discs have been ripped onto the various computers in our house, shrunk down to invisible little bytes that take up no space in the house.  All of our subsequent music has been bought in digital form (save for my occasional vinyl purchases).If there was any doubt that the compact...
  • Open Thread: Post Links to your favorite Christmas Songs

    12/12/2009 1:14:30 PM PST · by C19fan · 60 replies · 935+ views
    December | Me
    With Christmas less than 2 weeks away I thought it would be nice for us to share our favorite performance of Christmas songs. This is one my mine, Charlotte Church singing Oh Come,All Ye Faithful. I highly recommend her Christmas album, "Dream A Dream"
  • Free Christmas Music Downloads

    12/12/2009 7:03:48 AM PST · by martin_fierro · 12 replies · 829+ views
    Teh Intartubez ^ | 12/12/09 | marty_f
    PERMITTED USES OF THIS MUSIC   The songs on this site are provided for free, legal download...but there are a few restrictions. Since we receive a lot of questions about this, here are some guidelines: unrestricted personal listening is permitted. This includes listening on a personal computer, burning a personal CD and transfer to a personal listening device (i.e., iPod or MP3 player)burning a copy to give to a friend as a GIFT is permitted, as is sending an MP3 as an email attachment We have no authority to grant permission apart from personal listening, but by way of illustration...
  • TownHall Angry Mob Song by Lisa Mei "Enemy Number One"

    09/07/2009 8:47:29 AM PDT · by Sammy67 · 6 replies · 1,427+ views
    YouTube ^ | 9/7/09
    inspired by the DHS Report, and angry Townhall Mobs.
  • A very, very expensive playlist

    08/05/2009 4:33:41 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 4 replies · 1,140+ views Globe ^ | 08/05/09 | Chris Girard
    On July 31, a US district court jury ordered Boston University graduate student Joel Tenenbaum (pictured) to pay four record labels a total of $675,000 in damages for illegally downloading 30 songs and sharing them online. What music could possibly be worth this much? Click through this gallery for a look at some of the songs Tenenbaum downloaded. It's sort of like poking through a friend's iPod, albeit one that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars -- $22,500 per song -- to fill. Ironically, many of Tenenmaum's download titles carry themes that relate to his current plight. Among the pirated...
  • Young listeners tune out radio in search for new music

    07/20/2009 7:00:04 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 16 replies · 1,021+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 07/20/09 | Joseph P Kahn and James Reed
    Browsing through new releases at a downtown record store, Chet Mohr of Somerville admitted that commercial radio is far down his source list for finding new music. Where precisely does radio rank? Somewhere between irrelevant and are-you-kidding-me, Mohr indicated. “I’m into local bands and record labels, and they don’t get played on the radio much,’’ said Mohr, a 23-year-old guitar enthusiast and bank employee who hopes to form his own rock band. To broaden his musical palate, Mohr relies on bloggers, Internet message boards, web publications, friends, and social networking sites. Sam Davies, 16, a student at Needham High School,...
  • Woman fined $1.9 million for illegal downloads

    06/18/2009 6:29:59 PM PDT · by dayglored · 181 replies · 6,882+ views ^ | 2009-06-18 | Elianne Friend
    A federal jury Thursday found a 32-year-old Minnesota woman guilty of illegally downloading music from the Internet and fined her $80,000 each — a total of $1.9 million — for 24 songs. Jammie Thomas-Rasset’s case was the first such copyright infringement case to go to trial in the United States, her attorney said. Attorney Joe Sibley said that his client was shocked at fine, noting that the price tag on the songs she downloaded was 99 cents...
  • ...and the Law Won!

    06/09/2009 8:05:13 AM PDT · by aic4ever · 2 replies · 279+ views
    Organized Exploitation ^ | 06-09-2009 | Paul Kroenke
    Barry O'Bomber of the Barry Bomber Four joins us today to debut his new single, covering the classic "I Fought the Law," but with his own special twist, chronicling his rise to the presidency and actions since his inauguration. Enjoy folks!
  • Is there a free way to hotlink mp3s?

    04/11/2009 9:43:41 AM PDT · by Keltik · 6 replies · 465+ views
    Trying to put an mp3 on my blog. Looking for a free hosting site that allows hotlinking.
  • Music for Easter from the Vatican (All Free; in MP3 format)

    04/03/2009 12:29:58 PM PDT · by Stoat · 14 replies · 825+ views
    The Vatican ^ | April 3, 2009
     Here are some links to go to if you would like to download some wonderful music for Easter: Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music - The Musical Offering in MP3The download links at the page above look like this: Introitus: Resurrexi (Graduale Romanum)Hover your mouse cursor over the underlined / italicized text and right-click, then select 'save target as' from the right-click menu and choose your preferred download location. Hymns for the Celebrations of the Liturgical Year, Pontifical Musical Chorus of the Sistine ChapelThe download links at this page are different, they look like this: IO SONO RISORTO  For these...
  • New Zealand: Man 'finds US troop data' on MP3 (used MP3 player bought in Oklahoma)

    01/27/2009 5:49:37 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies · 447+ views
    BBC ^ | 01/26/09
    Man 'finds US troop data' on MP3 A New Zealand man says he found confidential data about US military personnel on an MP3 player he bought from a thrift shop in Oklahoma. Chris Ogle, 29, said: "The more I look at it, the more I see and the less I think I should be looking." The files included names and telephone numbers of American soldiers, according to reports by TV New Zealand. One expert says the files are unlikely to compromise security, as most of them are from 2005. Some included a warning that the release of its contents is...
  • IFPI: 95% of all music downloads are unauthorized

    01/19/2009 1:30:41 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 11 replies · 406+ views ^ | January 16, 2009 | Jacqueline Emigh
    Although sales of digital music are increasing worldwide, the global recording industry's representatives are now calling on ISPs to temporarily shut down music pirates' Internet accounts if all else fails. A large majority of digital music downloads are "unauthorized" -- meaning, no payment is made to either artists or producers. This according to a report issued Thursday by the IFPI trade association, which represents the recording industry worldwide. Despite all the piracy, though, paid sales of digital music grew to the tune of 25% to $3.7 billion worldwide in 2008, even with the economic crisis that emerged in the latter...
  • Music Industry to Abandon Mass Suits (will enlist help of ISP's instead)

    12/19/2008 8:26:38 AM PST · by Stoat · 73 replies · 2,275+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 19, 2008 | SARAH MCBRIDE and ETHAN SMITH
    After years of suing thousands of people for allegedly stealing music via the Internet, the recording industry is set to drop its legal assault as it searches for more effective ways to combat online music piracy.(edit)Instead, the Recording Industry Association of America said it plans to try an approach that relies on the cooperation of Internet-service providers(edit)If the customers continue the file-sharing, they will get one or two more emails, perhaps accompanied by slower service from the provider. Finally, the ISP may cut off their access altogether.
  • MPFREES (5 FREE Christmas songs available for download through Friday from the New York Post)

    12/16/2008 10:58:20 PM PST · by Stoat · 12 replies · 650+ views
    The New York Post ^ | December 16, 2008 | Maxine Shen
    To download these songs through Friday, right click on the links and hit "Save Target As": The Boxmasters "Slower Than Christmas" Zee Avi "No Christmas For Me" Sixpence None the Richer "Angels We Have Heard on High" Lenka "All My Bells Are Ringing" Straight No Chaser "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" *********************************Links not working through the Free Republic system?  Please click on the main article link and try again from there....also remember, these links are only going to be working through Friday December 19 so if you are trying to download after that time they may not work at...
  • My liberal leaning daughter thinks I'm dorky or What's on your MP3 Player

    12/07/2008 10:05:02 AM PST · by UB355 · 90 replies · 1,334+ views
    Amazom ^ | 12/07/2008 | Me
    I mostly listen to my MP3 player while driving during the work week . My selections are supposed to be mostly calming My current stuff 2 Christmas albums Enya And Winter Came Manheim Steamroller Christmas 1984 Enya Watermark 1 Celtic Women Album A New Journey 4 Thomas Newman soundtracks Cinderella Man, Road to Perdition, Horse Whisperer, Shawshank Redemption 1 John Grisham Audio Book The Innocent Man 1 David McCullough Audio Book 1776 Denis Miller Radio Show Podcasts About an hour and three quarter each. December 4th, December 5th
  • Free Music For Christmas From The Vatican (MP3's from the Holy See)

    11/27/2008 10:14:57 PM PST · by Stoat · 28 replies · 1,341+ views
    The Vatican ^ | November 27, 2008
          Here are two links at the Vatican's website that you can go to for downloading free music for Christmas as well as other occasions.  Hymns for the Celebrations of the Liturgical Year, Pontifical Musical Chorus of the Sistine ChapelOn this page, the links to the MP3 files look like this    It will probably be easiest to hover your mouse cursor over the note picture, right-click your mouse and select "save target as" to define where you want the file saved.When the file is finished downloading it will be available to be played on your computer's MP3 player. ...
  • How to download music?

    06/22/2008 12:03:27 PM PDT · by umgud · 105 replies · 786+ views
    me ^ | 6/22/08 | umgud
    Old school Freeper needs tech help in downloading music. I've searched the net and can't find my answers.
  • Judge Rules Making Files 'Available' Doesn't Constitute Copyright Violation

    04/04/2008 12:32:25 PM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 4 replies · 107+ views
    Gizmodo ^ | 4th April, 2008 | Gizmodo
     A Boston judge has just followed up on the previous NY judge ruling that just making files available isn't enough to constitute copyright infringement. According to the EFF, it's the most "extensive analysis yet of the recording industry's 'making available' argument", but doesn't actually make things better for people who are being sued by the RIAA. The same judge ruled that even though the "offer to distribute" won't be enough to decide a case, it is enough to permit a lawsuit to move forward.   On the other hand, another NY judge has ruled in the opposite manner, that making an "offer...
  • Evil professors claim they can compress MP3s so much, you'll fit 20 million onto your iPod

    04/03/2008 8:10:49 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 29 replies · 219+ views
    Yahoo Tech Digest ^ | Thursday, April 3 03:30 pm | Katherine Hannaford
    By Katherine Hannaford Tech Digest Thursday, April 3 03:30 pm How many clowns can you fit in a car? I'm still not sure, but supposedly we'll soon all be able to compress the sh*t out of our MP3s and get 20 million onto an iPod. Good luck finding 20 million songs you actually like... If the evil anti-audiophilic professors at the University of Rochester manage to release their new compression technology without Arcam and Denon product managers hacking into their PCs and deleting the relevant witchcraft files. They're working on technology which will shrink MP3 file size down to a...
  • Music for Easter from The Vatican - All free, in MP3 format

    03/22/2008 3:40:02 PM PDT · by Stoat · 11 replies · 859+ views
      Music for Easter Easter formulary Introitus: Resurrexi (Graduale Romanum) Time: 4:05 - 5.754 MbVirum Schola Gregoriana Pontificii Instituti Musicæ Sacræ; Mons. Alberto Turco, director. Gennaro Becchimanzi, Francesco Ercolani, Igor Glushkov, Blazenko Juracic, Rafael Martinez Ramirez, Raimundo Pereira Martinez, Hubert Siekierka, Harry Singkoh, Djedje Thomas, Jan Velbacky. Psalmus Responsorius: Confitemini Domino (Graduale Simplex) Time: 1:46 - 1.456 MbMulierum Schola Gregoriana Pontificii Instituti Musicæ Sacræ; Nino Albarosa, director. Letizia Butterin, Miriam Cicchitti (soloist), Eun-Young Cho, Hi-Jung Jun, Yeon-Hee Kang, Mun-Joung Park, Hye-Jung Son, Masako Toeda. Alleluia: V. Pascha nostrum (Graduale Romanum) Time: 2:18 - 1.893 MbMulierum Schola Gregoriana Pontificii Instituti...
  • Ten years old: the world's first MP3 player

    03/10/2008 10:11:11 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 45 replies · 1,233+ views
    The Register ^ | 10 march 2008 | Tony Smith
    The MP3 player is ten years old this month. The first commercially released personal music player capable of handling MP3 files was the MPMan F10, manufactured by Korea's Saehan Information Systems and launched in March 1998. The F10 contained 32MB of Flash storage, enough for a handful of songs encoded at 128Kb/s. It measured 91 x 70 x 165.5mm. It connected to an old-style parallel port on the host PC from which songs could be copied to the player. There was a tiny LCD on the front to give an indication as to what you were listening to. Saehan's MPMan...
  • Human dynamo: How energy from your knees could power an Ipod

    02/08/2008 12:38:17 AM PST · by Stoat · 10 replies · 373+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | February 8, 2008 | DAVID DERBYSHIRE
    Human dynamo: How energy from your knees could power an IpodBy DAVID DERBYSHIRE - More by this author » Last updated at 00:43am on 8th February 2008  It gives a whole new meaning to the phrase power walking.  A gadget that converts the movement of the knees while walking into electricity has been unveiled.  On a gentle stroll, the knee-brace generates enough electricity to run a mobile phone. Scroll down for more...       Although the prototype is bulky - like something Robocop might have attached to his leg - smaller versions could one day be incorporated into clothing....
  • Qtrax's free, legal P2P scheme is vaporware for now

    01/28/2008 10:27:27 AM PST · by TChris · 11 replies · 156+ views
    Ars Technica ^ | 28 Jan 2008 | Ken Fisher
    Last night we told you about Qtrax, a new P2P service aimed at combating illicit P2P by offering a legit service that compensates artists and labels via enforced advertising. In that story we briefly noted that Qtrax didn't appear to have all of its ducks in a row: the company was saying that it had signed all four major music labels, when it appeared that they hadn't. At the time it was rather unclear, however, because Qtrax told both Reuters and Wired that it had the necessary signatures. When midnight came and went last night without an official launch, it...
  • From today, feel free to download another 25 million songs - legally

    01/28/2008 3:30:38 AM PST · by KevinB · 20 replies · 222+ views
    Times Online ^ | January 28, 2008 | Adam Sherwin
    After a decade fighting to stop illegal file-sharing, the music industry will give fans today what they have always wanted: an unlimited supply of free and legal songs. With CD sales in free fall and legal downloads yet to fill the gap, the music industry has reluctantly embraced the file-sharing technology that threatened to destroy it. Qtrax, a digital service announced today, promises a catalogue of more than 25 million songs that users can download to keep, free and with no limit on the number of tracks. The service has been endorsed by the very same record companies - including...
  • From today, feel free to download another 25 million songs - legally (Record industry surrenders?)

    01/27/2008 7:37:25 PM PST · by Stoat · 121 replies · 597+ views
    The Times (U.K.) ^ | January 28, 2008 | Adam Sherwin
    From today, feel free to download another 25 million songs - legally   Adam Sherwin, Media Correspondent, in Cannes   After a decade fighting to stop illegal file-sharing, the music industry will give fans today what they have always wanted: an unlimited supply of free and legal songs. With CD sales in free fall and legal downloads yet to fill the gap, the music industry has reluctantly embraced the file-sharing technology that threatened to destroy it. Qtrax, a digital service announced today, promises a catalogue of more than 25 million songs that users can download to keep, free and...
  • MP3 Player Built Into Latest Taser Holster

    01/08/2008 8:52:42 AM PST · by redrunner · 63 replies · 377+ views
    Fox news ^ | 1/8/2008 | na
    LAS VEGAS — A handy new holster from Taser International Inc. holds not only your stun gun but a music player too. Taser's latest foray into consumer products was introduced Monday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The holster costs $72.99 on the company's Web site and includes a 1-gigabyte MP3 player. The company, which also sells its electronic weapons to law enforcement agencies and the military, has been stepping up its consumer product offerings with Tasers in new colors like "red-hot" and "fashion pink." The latest Taser — in a leopard print and costing $379.99 — "provides...
  • Girl's MP3 player came preloaded with porn (Wal-Mart)

    12/28/2007 10:43:14 AM PST · by trumandogz · 44 replies · 782+ views
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — A father gave his 10-year-old daughter a Christmas present that would make Santa blush. Now Daryl Hill wants to know why an MP3 video player he bought at a Wal-Mart in Sparta was preloaded with pornography and explicit songs. Hill bought three of the players as Christmas presents for his children. He said one of the devices had apparently been returned to the store from a previous owner who loaded sex clips and songs with lyrics about using drugs. "Within 10 minutes, my daughter was crying," Hill said Thursday. "I wish I could take the thoughts and...
  • Man says MP3 player he bought his daughter for Christmas was preloaded with porn

    12/28/2007 8:11:33 AM PST · by jdm · 47 replies · 109+ views
    AP ^ | Dec. 28, 2007 | Staff
    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - It's not what Santa intended. A man in Cookeville, Tennessee, is thinking about suing Wal-Mart because the MP3 video player he gave to his little girl for Christmas turned out to be loaded with explicit tunes and porn videos. Daryl Hill says the 10-year-old child burst into tears when she saw it. He says he just wishes he could get those "thoughts and images" out of her head. Hill figures the player must have been returned by somebody who had loaded it with sex clips and songs about drugs. Wal-Mart says it's investigating because returned items...
  • Child's MP3 Gift Preloaded With Porn

    12/28/2007 4:45:25 AM PST · by Tai_Chung · 153 replies · 625+ views
    KCTV5 ^ | December 27, 2007
    The family of a 10-year-old girl who received an MP3 video player for Christmas was shocked when it found the player was loaded with explicit songs and pornographic movie clips. Cookeville resident Daryl Hill said his daughter was thrilled to find that Santa had left an MP3 player under the tree -- until she turned it on. "Within 10 minutes, my daughter was crying," Hill told Nashville, Tenn., TV station WSMV. There were video clips of XXX-rated sex scenes and the pornography on the player. "I wish I could take the thoughts and images out of her head," said Hill....
  • The RIAA are dirty snakes

    12/11/2007 9:51:08 AM PST · by antiRepublicrat · 115 replies · 111+ views
    Geek News Central ^ | December 11, 2007 | Matthew
    In a case against an unrepresented defendant the RIAA has included a statement into the brief for summary judgment Defendant admitted that he converted these sound recordings from their original format to the .mp3 format for his and his wife’s use. (Howell Dep. 107:24 to 110:2; 114:1 to 116:16). The .mp3 format is a "compressed format [that] allows for rapid transmission of digital audio files from one computer to another by electronic mail or any other file transfer protocol." Napster, 239 F.3d at 1011. Once Defendant converted Plaintiffs’ recording into the compressed .mp3 format and they are in his shared...
  • VANITY - MP3 Players?

    11/13/2007 6:35:16 PM PST · by Bear_Slayer · 58 replies · 265+ views
    11/13/07 | bear_slayer
    I'm thinking about getting an MP3 player. I know IPOD is the standard, but what other options exist? Which should I avoid? What features should I look for, total storage size, &etc?
  • Appeal in RIAA case to focus on "unconstitutionally excessive" punishment [Wants ~$150, not $222K]

    10/16/2007 9:29:40 AM PDT · by TChris · 23 replies · 68+ views
    Ars Technica ^ | 10/15/2007 | Eric Bangeman
    A week after signaling her intention to appeal the $222,000 copyright infringement verdict handed down by a federal jury, Jammie Thomas has filed her notice of appeal with the US District Court for the District of Minnesota. Somewhat surprisingly, Thomas is citing the amount of the award as her grounds for the appeal, rather than the jury instructions. According to a copy of Thomas' motion seen by Ars, Thomas wants a retrial on the actual damages allegedly suffered by the record labels as the result of the sharing of the 24 recordings she was found to have distributed via KaZaA....
  • Compact Disc celebrates 25th anniversary

    08/16/2007 3:06:06 PM PDT · by abt87 · 104 replies · 1,580+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 08/16/2007 | Toby Sterling
    EINDHOVEN, Netherlands - It was Aug. 17, 1982, and row upon row of palm-sized plates with a rainbow sheen began rolling off an assembly line near Hanover, Germany. ADVERTISEMENT An engineering marvel at the time, today they are instantly recognizable as Compact Discs, a product that turns 25 years old on Friday — and whose future is increasingly in doubt in an age of iPods and digital downloads. The recording industry thrived in the 1990s as music fans replaced their aging cassettes and vinyl LPs with compact discs, eventually making CDs the most popular album format. The CD still accounts...
  • The Record Industry's Decline

    06/29/2007 10:29:49 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 131 replies · 2,741+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | 19 June 2007 | Brian Hiatt and Evan Serpick
    For the music industry, it was a rare bit of good news: Linkin Park's new album sold 623,000 copies in its first week this May -- the strongest debut of the year. But it wasn't nearly enough. That same month, the band's record company, Warner Music Group, announced that it would lay off 400 people, and its stock price lingered at fifty-eight percent of its peak from last June. Overall CD sales have plummeted sixteen percent for the year so far -- and that's after seven years of near-constant erosion. In the face of widespread piracy, consumers' growing preference for...
  • The Patriotic iPod

    06/29/2007 7:10:57 PM PDT · by scully12 · 2 replies · 241+ views
    The Masked Downloader ^ | June 28, 2007 | Masked Downloader
    With the Fourth of July just around the corner, we thought we'd round up some patriotic, Independence Day-themed podcasts. The Fourth is filled with picnics, fireworks and beach parties, but if we're not careful, we'll forget the real meaning of the holiday -- so before you head off to the water park or airport, you might want to load up your iPod with a few of these recordings. And as always, all of the MP3s listed here are free -- and legal!
  • Digital singles thriving where 45s once ruled

    05/16/2007 5:23:55 AM PDT · by urtax$@work · 28 replies · 828+ views
    Houston Chronicle, AP Wire ^ | May 15, 2007 | NEKESA MUMBI MOODY
    Digital singles thriving where 45s once ruled Music industry pays price for expecting fans to buy $15 CDs......... NEW YORK — It sounds like a horror movie: a beloved friend is callously exterminated, then reincarnated in a different form to wreak havoc on the killer. That's the nightmare currently facing the music industry. Almost a decade after virtually eliminating 45s and cassette singles, thereby forcing fans to spend more money on whole albums, the digital single is largely responsible for the industry's woes.
  • Ipod generation boosts classical music radio station by 500,000 listeners

    05/12/2007 3:32:10 PM PDT · by Stoat · 40 replies · 653+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | May 10, 2007 | PAUL REVOIR
    Ipod generation boosts classical music radio station by 500,000 listenersby PAUL REVOIR - More by this author » Last updated at 22:13pm on 10th May 2007  Generation iPod: Young listeners have boosted the audience of classical radio station Classic FM by 500,000 Britain's iPod generation is becoming hooked on classical music with new figures revealing a huge surge in youngsters listening to radio station Classic FM. Driven by the success of film scores for blockbuster movies like Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter and determined efforts to sex-up the classical music industry, a section of Britain's youth appears...