Gold MemberUsername: John_a
Post Number: 4655
|Apple to Offer Higher Quality DRM-Free Music on iTunes
Apple has announced that EMI Music's entire digital catalogue of music will be available for purchase DRM-free (without digital rights management) from the iTunes Store in May. DRM-free tracks from EMI will be offered at higher quality 256 kbps AAC encoding, resulting in audio quality indistinguishable from the original recording. [Apr 2]
This narrows the gap between HiFi and iPod. 245 kbps is very close to CD-quality.
The entire EMI Music Catalogue includes, for example, The Beatles.
I think this announcement heralds a change in the way in which many people acquire and listen to recorded music.
Gold MemberUsername: Illuminator
Post Number: 4968