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 Posted:   Apr 11, 2014 - 12:09 AM   
 By:   johnbijl   (Member)

Good news everyone!

Apple may be planning to move towards high resolution downloads for the iTunes-store.
http://www.macrumors.com/2014/04/10/high-definition-itunes-music-downloads/

The odd thing is, that the report says that Apple has been asking for compagnies to submit high res recordings for some time now. Lala-land and of course BSX have their works on iTunes. Are those recordings also submitted in high res?

If so, that means my cd-buying policy would change immensely in two months. No more shipping rates thus 20%-25% more budget to buy music, cheaper albums (probably) and perhaps the end of limited editions.

Now only if labels would also embrace iTunes LP or equivalent for liner notes, pictures or even interviews, that would be great.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2014 - 12:20 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

Riiiiiiight! Lol

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2014 - 12:31 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Finally, this move will no doubt increase my digital purchases, I never liked paying for lossy files on Itunes.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2014 - 12:42 AM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

Finally, this move will no doubt increase my digital purchases, I never liked paying for lossy files on Itunes.

I'm sure you'l also be happy paying a higher fee for said downloads as well.


Ford A. Thaxton

 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2014 - 12:43 AM   
 By:   johnbijl   (Member)

Finally, this move will no doubt increase my digital purchases, I never liked paying for lossy files on Itunes.

I'm sure you'l also be happy paying a higher fee for said downloads as well.


Ford A. Thaxton


Sure!

When Apple moved from 128 kbps to 256 kbps in 2007 prices also went up. I had no problem with it then, and I will have no problem with it now.

Edit: I hope they will also provide the 'upgrade fee' as they did then with EMI. Perhaps is that something you would consider, Ford? I would love to bump my BSX-recordings to hi-res, but not if it means paying the full price again.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2014 - 12:55 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Finally, this move will no doubt increase my digital purchases, I never liked paying for lossy files on Itunes.

I'm sure you'l also be happy paying a higher fee for said downloads as well.



Which no doubt will still be a lot cheaper as opposed to having it shipped which for me almost doubles the price of a physical release.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2014 - 2:04 AM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

Finally, this move will no doubt increase my digital purchases, I never liked paying for lossy files on Itunes.

I'm sure you'l also be happy paying a higher fee for said downloads as well.


Ford A. Thaxton


Sure!

When Apple moved from 128 kbps to 256 kbps in 2007 prices also went up. I had no problem with it then, and I will have no problem with it now.

Edit: I hope they will also provide the 'upgrade fee' as they did then with EMI. Perhaps is that something you would consider, Ford? I would love to bump my BSX-recordings to hi-res, but not if it means paying the full price again.


We do have BSX original recordings that have at 24 Bit.

If ITUNES opens it up so we can offer product in this format, we'll be there.


Ford A. Thaxton

 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2014 - 2:05 AM   
 By:   johnbijl   (Member)

Finally, this move will no doubt increase my digital purchases, I never liked paying for lossy files on Itunes.

I'm sure you'l also be happy paying a higher fee for said downloads as well.



Which no doubt will still be a lot cheaper as opposed to having it shipped which for me almost doubles the price of a physical release.



Exactly. Intrada's Thor TDW costs $19,99 ex. shipping. Because I bought it with other items to spread the packing fee, I payed something about € 18 for it. In iTunes the lossy version is € 9,99. Increase the cost of the download to € 12,99 – what it'll cost at Quobuz including booklet! – and you still have fair deal.

 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2014 - 2:14 AM   
 By:   johnbijl   (Member)


We do have BSX original recordings that have at 24 Bit.

If ITUNES opens it up so we can offer product in this format, we'll be there.


Ford A. Thaxton



Like!

 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2014 - 3:06 AM   
 By:   Ravi Krishna   (Member)

Hope it's actually true this time. Articles like this have been coming up periodically since a few years and nothing happened. If true then it's great news.

 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2014 - 3:22 AM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)

All well and good, but I still prefer getting that actual CD in the mail.

Long live the Compact Disc Soundtrack!...:-)

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2014 - 4:44 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

So what happens to those titles that are limited to one particular country's iTunes? Titles released in the US that can't be downloaded in Australia, or vice versa? What about those? Hmmmmm?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2014 - 4:45 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

All well and good, but I still prefer getting that actual CD in the mail.
Long live the Compact Disc Soundtrack!...:-)


Right on! I got 100 times more buzz opening Young Sherlock Holmes and Psycho II yesterday than I ever have clicking a few buttons and waiting for some files to arrive! They smell looooooovely.

 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2014 - 5:11 AM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)

All well and good, but I still prefer getting that actual CD in the mail.
Long live the Compact Disc Soundtrack!...:-)


Right on! I got 100 times more buzz opening Young Sherlock Holmes and Psycho II yesterday than I ever have clicking a few buttons and waiting for some files to arrive! They smell looooooovely.


I hear ya, Buddy - I got the same feeling recently opening my YSH box from Intrada - I just love those boxes!
They are a real nice touch on Intrada's part!...:-)

 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2014 - 5:23 AM   
 By:   johnbijl   (Member)

All well and good, but I still prefer getting that actual CD in the mail.
Long live the Compact Disc Soundtrack!...:-)


Right on! I got 100 times more buzz opening Young Sherlock Holmes and Psycho II yesterday than I ever have clicking a few buttons and waiting for some files to arrive! They smell looooooovely.


I hear ya, Buddy - I got the same feeling recently opening my YSH box from Intrada!...:-)



Rub it in! I have to wait another 10 frakkin' days for the package to arrive. Because of shipping! Which costed 30 bucks, I might add. The smell aint worth that.

 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2014 - 5:58 AM   
 By:   johnbijl   (Member)

So what happens to those titles that are limited to one particular country's iTunes? Titles released in the US that can't be downloaded in Australia, or vice versa? What about those? Hmmmmm?


That would suck, yes. Just as it was nearly impossible to get a fairly priced cd from Japan (or even UK) to Europe in the old days.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2014 - 7:32 AM   
 By:   jwb   (Member)

Finally, this move will no doubt increase my digital purchases, I never liked paying for lossy files on Itunes.

I'm sure you'l also be happy paying a higher fee for said downloads as well.


Ford A. Thaxton


Because it takes so much more work to click a button to tell the computer to encode it differently....

 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2014 - 7:53 AM   
 By:   tyuan   (Member)

ITunes prices are much more expensive than a physical cd.
It's crazy to pay 1 US$ for one track. Here In Italy I pay 10-15 US$ for an audio cd with 10-15 tracks. Why Should I pay the same for a "liquid track"?.... No cd, no booklet, no collectible value. Itunes songsshould cost 10 cent each...

I will never buy anithing from Itunes.
Long life the audio cd!

 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2014 - 7:53 AM   
 By:   tyuan   (Member)

double post sorry.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2014 - 8:01 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

I am with MrAudio, so what if a physical package and the mailing fee costs me a few dollars more than the download. I will happily pay more for a physical copy, this applies to music and movies (in bluray format). It remains irreplaceable to me, we are physical beings.

 
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