[FoRK] Who Else Ordered an AppleTV?
<K-Elliott at wiu.edu> on
Wed Jan 24 09:29:03 PST 2007
At 20:39 -0800 on 1/9/07, Ian Andrew Bell wrote:
>Somehow I seem to have made iTunes the centre of my existence
>without ever endorsing
>DMCA-compliant AAC or purchasing music from the iTunes Music Store.
>What's just as
>seductive about Apple's solutions is the subtext that while they'd
>like you to use their
>formats, etc. you can get things to work with minimal effort without
>making the lawyers
Amen. I've purchased a HANDFUL of songs from the music store. And
any time I start feeling the pressure of DRM, all I have to do is
write the to CD and rip them back. I don't even have to leave
iTunes- it'll do all the work. Really, all the DRM whining about
Apple is just silly in my book- they've delivered the most sensible
system I can imagine the studio's approving, AND they've given you
all the tools to completely strip all that DRM for minimal cost.
RE: Content for AppleTV. It seems to me that Apple's already helped
create a huge amount of free video content with their support of
video podcasting. By aggregating all the feeds and providing an easy
way to access that content they've made huge volumes of video
>My hope is that by dropping VXID/DIVX components into Quicktime that
>I'll be able to play
>torrents on my HDTV without a lot of effort.
What's wrong with MPEG4? Is Linux support for it lagging?
Arguing with an engineer is like wrestling with a pig in mud.
After a while, you realize the pig is enjoying it.
Kevin Elliott <mailto:kelliott at mac.com>
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