This site has interesting results for WMA and Ogg qualities:http://www.cdburner.ca/digital-audio-forma...-audio-test.htm
The WMA files are also tied to a particular install of Windows, so if you buy a new computer you get to lose all the music you paid for.No thanks.
I see buymusic.com is off to a false start already
IMO the danger is that if downloadable content in some degraded format is proven to be financially successful, then I worry about their incentive to provide better (lossless) quality content, even if some form of DRM could be included.
I am not referring to DRM. If you don't like that, too bad - it is the future.
New Encryption Makes Copying CDs Impossible
/me wonders if ScorLibran really knows what the purpose of the BBspot website is.
QuoteNew Encryption Makes Copying CDs ImpossibleSee, now that irks me.
Losslessness is not an issue for most folks, convienience and distribution is. The person who finds the right business model for bridging the gap between compensating artists (something which CDs generally don't do) and trading music completely for free is going to get filthy stinking rich. My children might look at my stacks of CDs the way I look at my parents LP collections. Their much larger music collection will be in their pocket.
The AAC was great! But WMA sounded like a maelstöm of noise (and flatter).