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Filed under 'rhapsody'

September 4, 2006

FairUse4WM - a WM/DRM removal program

I’ve finally had a chance to test this with files downloaded from Napster and Rhapsody’s subscription services, and it does what it says on the tin. The question of interest: If this could be chained to a transcoder that automagically converted downloads to MP3s that can be played on an iPod, would it cause more customers to sign up for PlaysForSure providers, and damage sales at the iTunes Music Store?

June 11, 2006

Rhapsody support coming very soon? - Slim Devices : Community : Forums

SlimDevices have battled the uPnP demons, and Squeezeboxes will soon be able to stream Rhapsody content.

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May 12, 2006

Daring Fireball: Jackass of the Week: Rob Glaser

Head of Real/Rhapsody opens mouth, shite dribbles out.

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April 13, 2006

Mr. Beast by Mogwai on Rhapsody

Example Rhapsody album link. Follow this, and you can hear one of my favourite albums of the year so far.

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O'Reilly Radar > Rhapsody Distributes Their Music

Rhapsody try to keep themselves relevant — You can now listen to 25 full tracks without even signing up. So I could link to an album, and you could legally listen to the whole thing in your browser for free. Will this lead to thousands of folk linking to Rhapsody?

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December 5, 2005

Why the current all-you-can-eat music service providers suck: An illustration

As a Rhapsody subscriber, I’m able to listen to only nine out of fourteen tracks from the Beck album ‘Midnite Vultures’ without forking out another $10. What idiot in charge of licensing decided that ‘Mixed Bizness” was fine for free download, but that the excellent “Debra” is blocked? Record companies: You’re morons, and this is why no-one uses your crappy “legal” alternatives to file-sharing.

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Real take their Windows-only all-you-can-eat music streaming app, dump the drmcrypto into a cross-platform Firefox plugin, and expose the catalog as a webapp.

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About This Site

This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.

I'm the co-founder of Sōsh, your handy-dandy guide for things to do in San Francisco this weekend.