Napster Or Itunes?

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by darkshine, May 11, 2008.

  1. darkshine

    darkshine Well-Known Member

    Posts:
    114
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2008
    Location:
    The closet...trying to find Narnia!
    Yep so would quite like opinions on where I should download music from (and no "Bearshare, Limewire, Torrentz" crap...for once I want this legit lol). The two main contenders I know about are iTunes and Napster. Personally I'm verging towards Napster; about a year ago I tried both and found Napster to be intuitive, fast and the downloads good quality whereas I frankly hate iTunes software, so much in fact I never bothered testing their download service. It was too resource heavy, too annoying to navigate for someone who likes his tree based WMP layouts and frankly visually disappointing plus I found the whole podcast thing more hassle than worth (original reason I got iTunes). Still I'm willing to give it a second chance if it's worth it, and I already know that where I am (UK) iTunes is marginally cheaper + it's a lot easier to get rid of the DRM on iTunes downloaded tracks then Napsters. The only downside to Napster so far is that some albums just aren't available and some are idiotically priced (Cajun Dance Party atm is cheaper to download each track individually then the album as a whole...why???)

    So which is it? Is the quality roughly the same (even with iTunes using a lower quality compression?) and how about service?
     
  2. r3m1x

    r3m1x Well-Known Member

    Posts:
    2,260
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2005
    Location:
    New York City
  3. Zohair

    Zohair Formerly zohBOT

    Posts:
    6,128
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2005
    Location:
    Cave
    I think comparing those two, iTunes is what I would suggest you.
     
  4. JIXcorp

    JIXcorp graphic designer

    Posts:
    3,059
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2006
    Location:
    Belgium
    iTunes downloads are well organized and also very good quality. Their download rates are also very good.
     
  5. .genesis

    .genesis Well-Known Member

    Age:
    28
    Posts:
    139
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2008
    Location:
    London
    Itunes is your best choice, I personally hate napster but itunes is simply and works great (especially if you have an ipod ^^)
     
  6. darkshine

    darkshine Well-Known Member

    Posts:
    114
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2008
    Location:
    The closet...trying to find Narnia!
    I dont, nor ever will, own an iPod. Gotta say the more I check out iTunes the worse it seems; download quality of some tracks my friend got is frankly poor (128kbps I think is all they do...pft)

    as for Rhapsody all I can say is "if only". Like amazonMP3 (now there's a promising service) I really like rhapsody but because I live in the UK I can't use it.
     
  7. King Damager

    King Damager Well-Known Member

    Posts:
    267
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2006
    Location:
    Rainy Country
    I always said I'd never own an iPod, yet 5 months later I love mine, and iTunes I've loved too, I'd say iTunes without a second thought.
     
  8. darkshine

    darkshine Well-Known Member

    Posts:
    114
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2008
    Location:
    The closet...trying to find Narnia!
    Has anyone actually tried both services? Right now, despite everyone saying "iTunes" my bad feelings towards the program and annoyance and low quality is still pushing me away. Pretty much the only thing I can see going in iTunes favour right now is the ease of DRM removal.
     
  9. Bullet For My Valentine

    Bullet For My Valentine Well-Known Member

    Age:
    30
    Posts:
    60
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 9, 2008
    Location:
    Ohio
    Maybe you should check out Zune. Zune.net

    It's run by Mircosoft.
     
  10. tt speedy1

    tt speedy1 Senior Member

    Age:
    28
    Posts:
    673
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2006
    Location:
    FL
    yeah, you can download unlimited music for like $10 a month i think...
    But you cant burn t he music
     
  11. darkshine

    darkshine Well-Known Member

    Posts:
    114
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2008
    Location:
    The closet...trying to find Narnia!
    Looks pretty interesting though I can't find anything that tells me what kbps the downloads are? Any ideas?
     
  12. dharmesha13

    dharmesha13 Well-Known Member

    Age:
    30
    Posts:
    394
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2006
    ITUNES!!
     
  13. Escoda

    Escoda Well-Known Member

    Posts:
    472
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2006
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    iTunes has a great interface (we use Macs on school, I'm in school right now..) but I don't know about the download function. But I can tell you that I find the usability of playing music is the best on iTunes.
     

Share This Page