New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Switcher Hangout The place for switchers to discuss their new machines, and how to work with OS X. General support can be had here for newbie stuff, like "How do I restart my new iMac?" :)

Napster: I will miss you


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
mattberry
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

I don't know if you guys know, but on Napster you can stream all of their songs for only $10 a month. I am connected to the internet 99% of the time so it is great. So I have some thoughts. Napster is PC only. Is there anything like that for Mac that allows streaming legally? I also do have a copy of Virtual PC that I have never used. Maybe I could use it for this? anyone tried this? thanks,

MattBerry
QUOTE Thanks
Padawan

 
Padawan's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 21, 2003
Location: Coruscant, Galactic Republic
Posts: 1,185
Padawan has a spectacular aura about
Mac Specs: 14" iBook G3 900/640/40 _ _ Power Macintosh G3 All-In-One 315/768/20 _ _ 20 GB iPod

Padawan is offline
Virtual PC will probably be your only real option as far as Napster is concerned.

~ Support the LANCE ARMSTRONG FOUNDATION -- LAF.org ~

Do you drive a Civic, Del Sol, or Integra & want more power & tighter steering feel? Click here for my inexpensive DIY Power-Steering Removal Kits.
QUOTE Thanks
Stephen G

 
Member Since: Mar 03, 2005
Posts: 45
Stephen G is on a distinguished road

Stephen G is offline
I know how you feel, I am switching to mac soon and unfortunately am prepaid for napster up until about February, haha. At least I will be keeping my Thinkpad around, so I guess it will be on stereo duty.
QUOTE Thanks
Graphite

 
Graphite's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 25, 2003
Location: Tropical Island, Jealous?
Posts: 5,279
Graphite has much to be proud ofGraphite has much to be proud ofGraphite has much to be proud ofGraphite has much to be proud ofGraphite has much to be proud ofGraphite has much to be proud ofGraphite has much to be proud ofGraphite has much to be proud ofGraphite has much to be proud of
Mac Specs: MacPro 3.0Ghz 16GB RAM, 4x256 Vid, 30''cinema display

Graphite is offline
napster is not where its at.

internet radio if u want streaming bad enough.
QUOTE Thanks
D3v1L80Y

 
D3v1L80Y's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 02, 2004
Location: PA
Posts: 12,459
D3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: MacBook

D3v1L80Y is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Graphite
napster is not where its at.

internet radio if u want streaming bad enough.
Exactly...iTunes Radio is where its at. And its free to boot. I personally never understood why anyone would pay to just stream music anyway, but to each his own :headphone

__________________________________________________
Posting and YOU|Forum Community Guidelines|The Apple Product Cycle|Forum Courtesy

mac: a waterproof raincoat made of rubberized fabric
MAC: a data communication protocol sub-layer, also known as the Media Access Control
Mac: a brand name which covers several lines of personal computers designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc.

QUOTE Thanks
mattberry
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

with internet radio you do not get to choose what music you listen to. I don't care about it needing to be streaming. I just want access to a huge legal database of music for cheap.
QUOTE Thanks
zap2
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

iTunes, u own the songs u buy
QUOTE Thanks
mattberry
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

I do understand the complex business model of iTunes. But for me buying 10 songs a month or listening to 100,000 the same way I would do with those 10. I might as well have the 100,000. If you want to burn edit what ever iTunes is better.
QUOTE Thanks
zap2
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

but waht happens when u stoop paying napster??? u lose all the songs me having to pay napster each month turns me off right there
QUOTE Thanks
mblphnlvr

 
Member Since: May 14, 2005
Location: Permian Basin, Texas
Posts: 72
mblphnlvr is an unknown at this point
Mac Specs: G4 15" PowerBook 1.3Ghz, 1gb, 120gb hd

mblphnlvr is offline
If you have a XM Radio, you can log on to xmonline.com and listen for free. I do this and I love it. I think that you can pay less and get just an online subscription though.
QUOTE Thanks
untoastytoast
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Quote:
Originally Posted by zap2
but waht happens when u stoop paying napster??? u lose all the songs me having to pay napster each month turns me off right there
The point of napster is for people to be able to listen to music that they would not ordinarily be interested in, so if they do end up liking it, they can just buy the cd. For example, say you heard an artist on the radio that you liked, you could download their cd from napster, and if you don't like it, you can just delete it, but if you do like it then you can buy the cd.
QUOTE Thanks
Tel
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Quote:
Originally Posted by untoastytoast
The point of napster is for people to be able to listen to music that they would not ordinarily be interested in, so if they do end up liking it, they can just buy the cd. For example, say you heard an artist on the radio that you liked, you could download their cd from napster, and if you don't like it, you can just delete it, but if you do like it then you can buy the cd.
I find radio a much better method for finding new music, it works because they play a lot of songs you've never heard but play some you like as well to keep you interested. Without radio, my music library probably wouldn't even be 1/4 of the size it is now, recently its helped me find a lot of decent new bands such as Bloc Party, Kasabian, Maximo Park and bands like Vex Red and frankly, I wouldn't want to listen to any of them based on their name so I doubt I would have found them on Napster.

Plus, iTunes is cheapers than CD's which is great for people like me because I don't own a CD player that works anymore, all of my CD's (almost) are now on my hard drive and iPod, all of my CD's are sitting in a box under my bed.
QUOTE Thanks
zap2
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Quote:
Originally Posted by untoastytoast
The point of napster is for people to be able to listen to music that they would not ordinarily be interested in, so if they do end up liking it, they can just buy the cd. For example, say you heard an artist on the radio that you liked, you could download their cd from napster, and if you don't like it, you can just delete it, but if you do like it then you can buy the cd.
so u pay naspter 10 then if u like a song u go spend money on the cd, or listen to music on the radio,and if u like it buy the cd, listen to the radio is cheaper
QUOTE Thanks
Strider

 
Strider's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 09, 2004
Location: Dubai
Posts: 973
Strider is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 15" MBP 2.16GHz ^ATI Radeon X1600 256MB ^100GB @ 7200 rpm ^2GB RAM ^Glossy Screen +iPod 4G 20 gigs

Strider is offline
each has its advantages. don't forget, napster is also like itunes, u can buy music there too for 99 cents or 79 pence.

napster, however, has and extra option to stream selected music and that is useful for many ppl. i can see itunes heading the napster way coz napster offers both services (dwld & stream.
QUOTE Thanks
zap2
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

for me i'll always buy my songs,but i would like to see a ''pay a mothly fee songs from iTunes'' an also keep the buying songs
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Bill Gates Made Me Switch | Printing with Airport Express »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Napster Gunning for iTunes... jbsengineer iPod Hardware and Accessories 26 02-18-2005 02:00 PM
Napster has been Cracked MacAddikt Schweb's Lounge 3 02-17-2005 09:25 PM
iTunes v. Napster Desolate One Schweb's Lounge 5 01-08-2005 11:49 AM
Penn State and Napster Offer 'Free' Music? Murlyn Schweb's Lounge 14 11-13-2003 11:22 AM
Samsung, Napster aim to mirror iPod, iTunes Murlyn iPod Hardware and Accessories 17 11-07-2003 06:12 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:23 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?