Itunes did something pretty cool...

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  1. Prowl

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    I bought a song I really liked last night. After listening to the rest of the album, I decided to buy the full album. Normally that means double-dipping on the song I already purchased, which makes me spend a buck more than I would have if I had bought the album from the get-go, but Itunes offered me to "complete" the album for 9 bucks (versus 10).

    I'm not a huge fan of Itunes, but that was a pretty awesome little move.
     
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    don't use it much do you :) 
     
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    "Complete Album" has been there for years, bro.
     
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    I don't.
    Are the songs still AAC format DRM encased fortresses that can only be played through an interface that begins with a lower case 'i'?
     
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    haha, that's what I was going to say. Should have known it would have been mentioned already.
     
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    That's what my buddy here at work told me, lol

    But man, for the last year, I have been doing this and it always annoyed me that I had to double dip... sometimes even up to three songs. It never offered me that before. Is it album specific?

    This is no longer true in the least. I have bought and album, moved it to my walkman (sony walman), PS3, and PSP and the songs all work. They did away with that quite a while back, which is why I have been supporting them more.
     
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    Glad to hear it.
    I wish you would support me more though. :( 
     
  8. Prowl

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    I do. Remember? Remember?
     
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    Oh yeah that.

    Well, you didn't support me when I said I wanted to be an underwear model.
     
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    It's still mostly true. Lots of songs haven't switched over to the DRM free content. You can usually find out before hand is if the song 99 cent, it's probably still DRM laden. And haven't done iTunes Support in a while... but it's still 5 authorized computer in total and... maybe 7 devices can have content?(they might have done away with the 7 device limit too though)
     
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    That is the only thing I don't like about Itunes. It's movies and some songs have DRM which can not be played on some devices.
    Take my Xbox for example. I can stream content from my Itunes to my Xbox, but some files won't play due to that DRM crap.
    I just wish all of their content didn't have that DRM so I could stream it.
     
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    I still won't buy movies on Itunes because of that. Now, I do understand that buying an MP4 would make pirating easy as pie, but it everyone would agree on a universal format that most systems would adapt to, then I would be more inclined to buy digital video. If I could buy on my PS3 but watch it on my iphone, or vice versa, I'd be all for that. But I know the reasons why that won't happen. Just like Apple denied Sony's Reader on the iphone: because folks would be buying the books for it outside of Itunes.
     

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