Amazon's AutoRip Service is Retroactive to 1998

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whathuhitwasntme

hell I didnt know amazon was around in 1996

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jedisamurai

Proof that Amazon loves its customers....

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vrmlbasic

I have that phone. It'd be cool if there were a disc drive at the top, but I'm here to say that there isn't lol.

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jgottberg

LOL

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gamewizard

crew that to low of quality for me I would much rather rip them myself into flac using EAC get true cd quality not that half-assed mp3 crape

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whr4usa

+1 on hardcopy selfrips

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firefox91

I have no shame in any of the music I buy. 80s glam metal... I love it! The best part of this is that I have no idea what CDs I bought from Amazon. It will be a complete surprise what shows up in my account.

EDIT... I just checked it out and basically I have free copies of everything I bought as a gift for someone else. Too funny. Oh crap... there is one of my daughter's Justin Bieber albums. I meant to say I have no shame in the music I bought FOR MYSELF.

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anc51699

Tell me you've got The Final Countdown in there somewhere! There's no shame in that!

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hoopmanjh

Now they just need to do the same things with .mobi files of books you bought.

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zeroibis

Not a true replacement for CD until they give us it in FLAC or an ISO.

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JohnJSal

Who ever said it was a replacement for CDs? In fact, it's just the OPPOSITE! You buy the CD and get the digital copy as a bonus. Don't try to make this what it isn't.

Edit: In other words, this new feature involves the purchase of the CD itself, which you are then free to rip any way you want. Amazon is not trying to "replace" anything.

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whr4usa

you missed his point, mp3 uses lossy compression even with the higher bitrates and usually requires proprietary codecs to acheive said highbitrate anyways, so amazon offering us mp3 editions of any alba ever purchased on CD can't replace a CD i.e. buying the physical disc to create your own high-fiedlity rips ...the comment was directed towards the format not its function

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whr4usa

+1

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AFDozerman

Kind of scary that they still know who you are, what you bought, and when you bought it over a decade later.

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whr4usa

+1

...though...

kind of necessary for perfecting freer markets!

just use good security practices and stick with more-reputable and accountable digital merchants like Amazon or NewEgg

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vrmlbasic

How does long-term consumer tracking assist in "perfecting freer markets!" ??

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hookem123

This would be really nice if you bought a bunch of CD's to give to others.

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VoodooChicken

Only eligible if bought from Amazon directly and not Marketplace.

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Peanut Fox

I'd say "Oh wow. Thanks. Could I have that in FLAC or a high quality veritable bit rate MP3 please?"

It's still pretty cool all the same.

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