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kylef
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As of 10 February, Spotify is available to the public without the need for an invitation. Does anyone else use it?

Spotify is a new way to enjoy music. Simply download and install, before you know it you’ll be singing along to the genre, artist or song of your choice. With Spotify you are never far away from the song you want.

There are no restrictions in terms of what you can listen to or when. Forget about the hassle of waiting for files to download and fill up your hard drive before you get round to organising them. Spotify is instant, fun and simple.
It allows free, decent quality, low-bandwidth hogging music streaming. It has thousands of artists all available for anyone to listen to. I'm very impressed with it, and I recommend you check it out. Also, for all our last.fm users (join the trackr group if you haven't yet) it does scrobble what you play.

The free version does put the occasional ad in between a song occasionally (well they do need to make a profit) but it's not that annoying.

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Last edited by kylef (2009-02-14 03:58:10)

Finray
Hup! Dos, Tres, Cuatro
+2,620|4192|Catherine Black
Kinda like this.

EDIT: Okay, nothing like that. This is quite amazing. Downloaded a 1.5MB file, installed in ~5 seconds, signed in, was listening to music (from pressing download button) in about 40 seconds. Good quality too. Not quite as good as stuff I have on my computer, but not far off. Highly recomend.

Last edited by Finray (2009-02-12 11:54:11)

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kylef
Gone
+1,352|4897|N. Ireland

Finray wrote:

Kinda like this.
That interface could not copy the old Pandora more if it tried
Metal-Eater-GR
I can haz titanium paancakez?
+490|4676
Not available in my country yet.
Well too fucking bad
TheEternalPessimist
Wibble
+412|5023|Mhz

Soooo, is it better than just using last.fm? And if so how/why?
KEN-JENNINGS
I am all that is MOD!
+2,793|5035|949

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I've been digging http://www.lala.com/ lately.
Finray
Hup! Dos, Tres, Cuatro
+2,620|4192|Catherine Black

TheEternalPessimist wrote:

Soooo, is it better than just using last.fm? And if so how/why?
It's like a media player, interface is very similar to iTunes, except you have no music on your computer, it's all on the internet.

Best thing about it is it's not in your internet browser, it's a standalone program.
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Uzique
dasein.
+2,865|4874

Finray wrote:

TheEternalPessimist wrote:

Soooo, is it better than just using last.fm? And if so how/why?
It's like a media player, interface is very similar to iTunes, except you have no music on your computer, it's all on the internet.

Best thing about it is it's not in your internet browser, it's a standalone program.
Last.fm is all of these things.
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Freezer7Pro
I don't come here a lot anymore.
+1,446|4601|Winland

Finray wrote:

TheEternalPessimist wrote:

Soooo, is it better than just using last.fm? And if so how/why?
It's like a media player, interface is very similar to iTunes, except you have no music on your computer, it's all on the internet.

Best thing about it is it's not in your internet browser, it's a standalone program.
Last.fm has a standalone client.
The idea of any hi-fi system is to reproduce the source material as faithfully as possible, and to deliberately add distortion to everything you hear (due to amplifier deficiencies) because it sounds 'nice' is simply not high fidelity. If that is what you want to hear then there is no problem with that, but by adding so much additional material (by way of harmonics and intermodulation) you have a tailored sound system, not a hi-fi. - Rod Elliot, ESP
kylef
Gone
+1,352|4897|N. Ireland

TheEternalPessimist wrote:

Soooo, is it better than just using last.fm? And if so how/why?
The almost limitless range of music to play outweighs LFM radio, in my opinion.

To those who can't get it, I heard there were restrictions on where you can get it. That's quite unfortunate, sorry
Finray
Hup! Dos, Tres, Cuatro
+2,620|4192|Catherine Black

Freezer7Pro wrote:

Finray wrote:

TheEternalPessimist wrote:

Soooo, is it better than just using last.fm? And if so how/why?
It's like a media player, interface is very similar to iTunes, except you have no music on your computer, it's all on the internet.

Best thing about it is it's not in your internet browser, it's a standalone program.
Last.fm has a standalone client.
Oh, I've never used LFM, so wouldn't know.
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FatherTed
xD
+3,936|4903|so randum
Quite a few of you use this already, but i though i'd make a nice collective thread for it.

https://www.webhostingsearch.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/spotify_logo.jpg

For those who don't know what i'm talking about, there's a lovely article on it here.

In essence, it's a free, legal way of playing music, of which there is massive selection. It's nifty 'cos you can access your playlists from any web-enabled computer with the client.

Downloads and main site here

So, post up playlists you got, would be nice to hear what you all like

My two, both WIPs

Tunes
Chillax

Enjoy!
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Always raining and foggy
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Finray
Hup! Dos, Tres, Cuatro
+2,620|4192|Catherine Black
http://forums.bf2s.com/viewtopic.php?id=121325

Sorry Teds.

Unless you're meaning for this to be a discussion thread..

EDIT : Here's my gaming playlist, although I'm adding to it all the time.

Last edited by Finray (2009-03-14 19:55:08)

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FatherTed
xD
+3,936|4903|so randum
kyle you bastard

but yeah, if theres a problem with this it can be closed, if not post up playlists and stuff like that.
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Microwave
_
+515|5058|Loughborough Uni / Leeds, UK
I'm using it right now.


Some Lil' Wayne haha.
Freezer7Pro
I don't come here a lot anymore.
+1,446|4601|Winland

I'm sceptical. What's the bitrate/format it streams?
The idea of any hi-fi system is to reproduce the source material as faithfully as possible, and to deliberately add distortion to everything you hear (due to amplifier deficiencies) because it sounds 'nice' is simply not high fidelity. If that is what you want to hear then there is no problem with that, but by adding so much additional material (by way of harmonics and intermodulation) you have a tailored sound system, not a hi-fi. - Rod Elliot, ESP
FatherTed
xD
+3,936|4903|so randum

Freezer7Pro wrote:

I'm sceptical. What's the bitrate/format it streams?
No idea. It's not really for replacing high quality tracks, but it's more of a handy music on demand thing. Far better than streaming youtube. Test it out, it only takes a minute to set up.
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Use an umbrella
Finray
Hup! Dos, Tres, Cuatro
+2,620|4192|Catherine Black

Freezer7Pro wrote:

I'm sceptical. What's the bitrate/format it streams?
I'd say it's >192kb/s.. not sure about format though. Doesn't say anything about either of them, but it sounds pretty good.

EDIT: Teddy, add "Friends like Ours" by Elbow to your Chillax playlist.

Last edited by Finray (2009-03-15 05:29:45)

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bugz
Fission Mailed
+3,309|4715

Not available in Canada
FatherTed
xD
+3,936|4903|so randum

Finray wrote:

Freezer7Pro wrote:

I'm sceptical. What's the bitrate/format it streams?
I'd say it's >192kb/s.. not sure about format though. Doesn't say anything about either of them, but it sounds pretty good.

EDIT: Teddy, add "Friends like Ours" by Elbow to your Chillax playlist.
Will do

Any yep. while its far from lossless, it's far from being terrible.
Small hourglass island
Always raining and foggy
Use an umbrella
liquidat0r
wtf.
+2,223|5030|UK

Freezer7Pro wrote:

I'm sceptical. What's the bitrate/format it streams?
http://www.spotify.com/blog/archives/20 … otify-030/

http://getsatisfaction.com/spotify/topics/soundquality
We are currently using Ogg Vorbis q5, i.e. up to approx. 160kb/s.
Typh00n
In Flames
+22|4948|42
I love it, and I like that they are adding tons of new songs all the time.
KEN-JENNINGS
I am all that is MOD!
+2,793|5035|949

Sucks that its still not in the US
aerodynamic
FOCKING HELL
+241|4157|Roma
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DefCon-17
Maple Syrup Faggot
+362|4559|Vancouver | Canada
You really like these trendy almost-useless things, don't you?

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