Discuss: Music on a Cloud

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February 4, 2011 at 06:08:39
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Hi all,

This week's poll question is about a rumor that Google will soon be rolling out its cloud-based music system called Google Music. Discuss here if you wish all your music was accessible from a cloud, and, if you like, the poll results themselves.


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February 5, 2011 at 05:48:12
Music CD's I've purchased in the past, I ripped to mp3 format and have on my PC with the physical CD's stored safely in a locked cabinet. That music went onto my iPod when I bought it. Music I've purchased since through iTunes are also on my iPod.

So I have to wonder, how does this idea benfit me in any way, shape or form? There isn't a snowflakes chance in hell I'm going to upload all my music, not even just the iTunes purchases, to be stored on someone elses servers. When it comes to computers, I don't trust what I don't control/maintain.

My iPod is designed to play music that is stored on it, not off "the cloud" and it has to be connected to my PC to download new music.

Perhaps I'm missing the point somewhere but I don't get it. I don't see any value to 'google music' for me so it's not likely something I'd ever use.

Oh, and I'm already sick of the latest buzzword/phrase "the cloud". I've been able to fully access my PC's at home and all data on them for years so there's nothing new or amazing about it to me.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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February 5, 2011 at 09:30:06
I'm of the same opinion as Curt, I have no intention of being forced to do everything on someone else's server. One of my main concerns is that the mobile providers and ISPs are continually going on about how download speeds will slow down due to being over-subscribed so they either have to throttle the connection or charge for a premium service - either way the consumer loses - it will end up that all of your music & data held in the Cloud will essentially be held for ransom - no thanks....

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd

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September 13, 2011 at 01:14:45
Why you need all these? Just use www.winamq.com It has all the music of entire Internet.

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September 13, 2011 at 05:16:44
winamq is no use with my mp3 player, will only work if I have an internet connection, & the quality is variable as it's only a search engine - pretty useless I'd have thought....

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd

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September 13, 2011 at 14:32:37

I must be missing something,
because my Weekly Poll question is still about the Nike sneakers.

It says the poll will finish in 3 days.

Next time I'll look at the date/time stamps before posting.



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September 16, 2011 at 00:45:26
Wasn't there a movie "Singing on a Cloud"? Aside from maybe watching that this whole cloud thing is of no interest what so ever to me. I am not sure I fully understand it. It seems to me the idea is for me to turn over control of my property to whomever ( low paid lacky ) and then pay them for the privilege? Nothing what so ever about this concept makes sence to me. Hard drives are cheap considering one does not have to continue to make a payment each month. I would imagine that 1TB of drive space, not that expensive at all, would be more than any one use could possibly need. I have 2TBs and with tons of junk I should delete I still have enough free space to more than triple my music selection and probibly double my video selection combined.

I am guessing that the reason this is becoming appealing to some is because I notice many own laptops and not desktops and that it appears laptops are becoming disposible. At least that's how it appears to me. I being the type of person that when I smoked if my bic lighter ran out of fuel I would take it apart and save the flint left in it. So even with a laptop the cloud is a waste of my time and money.

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