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Old Sep 25th, 2011
AnOutsider AnOutsider is offline
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Default Importing Burned CDs -- frowned upon?

Before the air is filled with a collective gasp and alarm bells begin to sound as people descend with fingers waggling disapprovingly, hear me out.

I've always grabbed single tracks from Amazon.com when I don't want to hear a whole CD, but lately, I've been buying whole albums digitally. This is mainly because I've been taking advantage of Amazon's cloud player (buy a track or album, it's stored online and you can stream or even download from many devices).

So now, instead of deciding which albums to buy digitally and which to get a physical copy of, I think I want to move to just getting the digital copies and then burning a copy of the MP3s to CD to import into Kscape. This will allow me to have my latest music at home, work and on the go without having to bring the CDs with me (or SD cards) and importing at various locations (including Kscape).

Now, I know that I can TECHNICALLY do this, but is it frowned upon?
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Old Sep 25th, 2011
JerryL JerryL is offline
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I vote no because you already paid for the content and the format it ends up in is not copy protected. You are not giving it to anyone else and it doesn't seem to be any different than if you had the CD.

Of course I don't get a vote in this debate so my vote doesn't really count but thats my opinion.
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Old Sep 25th, 2011
JDS JDS is offline
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I don't think it is frowned upon.

From Kaleidescape Faq..

"To get MP3s or other music files from your computer to your Kaleidescape System, write an audio CD with songs as CD tracks then import the burned CD onto the Kaleidescape System."

I have purchased all my music so I cannot think of any reason that I should not store it on my server... seems like a safe place to keep downloaded music. Hopefully I will be able to keep or download High Definition music onto my server in the future.

So I vote no as well, but I don't get a vote either.

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Old Sep 27th, 2011
cinelife cinelife is offline
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The only requirement I'm aware of is that "you own the content" you are importing. The only issue, if there is one, is what constitutes "ownership?" Almost all media purchased these days comes with licensing conditions that are deemed accepted by the purchaser, so I would think it is those terms that control what can or cannot be done with the media you purchased. K's requirement for importing is only that you "own" the media (have the right to imort it).

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Old Sep 27th, 2011
AnOutsider AnOutsider is offline
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Thanks guys! Jim, I think we should be fine since Amazon sells the MP3s outright -- so I can burn, transfer to iPod, Zune whatever.

This cloud player is pretty cool. Can't wait to see the tablet they announce tomorrow
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