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I also found this on Google...dunno if they have what you want though (either the track choices or quality..or price): https://mp3caprice.com
@ an average of $1.50 per album, I suspect it's not legit

From their "Terms":

9. Legal Aspects
9.1. All titles and soundtracks are posted on the mp3caprice.com Website under relevant agreements with entities involved with collective management of copyright and related rights.

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Of course, anybody could type those words and it not be true, but it seems possible to be legitimate and after a (albeit quick) search around, I can't find anything to really suggest they aren't legitimate tbh.  I'd never heard of them before yesterday, however, but that is more likely because I've never wanted to buy single tracks or albums online lol.  Even my favourite bands don't usually have more than a few tracks on an album that I actually enjoy so I usually just stream.

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I also found this on Google...dunno if they have what you want though (either the track choices or quality..or price): https://mp3caprice.com

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So, I may be dragged kicking and screaming into the 'truly' digital age (paying monthly), but I'm quite not there yet ;-)

Not entirely sure on the legalities, but maybe it would be easier to buy the track you want and then just torrent a high-quality version of the track to use as you wish? (If you're bothered about legalities, then you should probably check that haha).

As for the digital age stuff - HMV (A huge music store here in the UK) just announced a lot of physical store closures owing to 50% the fact people mainly stream now (especially here in the UK where unlimited 4/5G is pretty cheap (I pay £10/month for unlimited everything including tethering), and 50% because business rates just wipe out most of their profits and they can't afford to keep stores open with so few customers now.

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Thanks 4wd, de.7digital.com has some nice stuff too -- every bit helps.
Amazon does allow you to buy tracks/albums and download, but (especially on android / as opposed to on PC) they do steer you towards not downloading, and having to use their music app. I can and will continue to workaround these factors. Was just hoping there might be something better/easier.

Illegally downloading is probably a much better experience :-/
But I'll stick with paying...

Buy the track from Amazon...download a rip from YouTube...you bought a copy anyway so it should be covered under "fair use".

Bit of an ass ache to do it that way but if you want the artist to get some money for your download...gives you a way to do it a bit easier ^_^

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Looking for a site where I can legally buy, and easily download music, idealy of very high quality.
(No, I dont want to pay monthly for whatever music service.)

Occasionally I buy music from Bandcamp -- it's great but most of the music I want isn't there.

So I've been using Amazon(.de) --
on PC you *can* download bought music, but on Android it's a royal pain. They really want you to pay for amazon music unlimited or whatever it's called. Their next best bet is that you only use the amazon music app to play your music. It's diffcult to download the music, it's very difficult to find it and move it. So I want to give my money to someone who caters to my needs. Amazon isn't doing that.

So, anyone know of a site where I can legally buy, and easily download music, idealy of very high quality ?
TIA for any suggestions

Spotify Premium allows you to download any track you want (ofc, if you have a subscription) and play it in offline mode.  My Mrs uses it all the time and it's honestly not that bad.  If you have any access to a student email address, you can get it for half price too (with like 6 months free), which is nice. Compared to how much you could potentially spend buying on a "per-track" basis, subscriptions may actually work out much better (a quick look on a few sites showed me that single tracks cost between £2 and £5...but Spotify costs £10/month for as many as you want lol).

There's also other subscription services such as TIDAL (Very handy if you have your own Plex setup, and works on basically every device you can think of).  I wasn't much of a fan of Amazon Music as they didn't have a lot of the music I wanted to listen to.  Google Play Music is damn decent too, and again, offers an "offline" mode where you can download all your tracks to listen to wherever you want.

So honestly, unless you want the MP3 files specifically for burning onto a CD or whatever, I'd personally say Subscription services are better in the long run.

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For the Delete Contents of Selection - can you make it so it works with the Delete key by default?

I'm hesitant to do that for a couple of reasons.. one is that I'm afraid people might hit delete key expecting something different or using it thinking they were deleting an object, etc... Let me wait a bit and see how I feel.

That's why we have an "Undo" feature  :P

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Living Room / Re: Happy New Year 2020 -- Soon!
« on: December 31, 2019, 08:52 PM »
Happy new year from Blighty!

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Official Announcements / Re: Upgrading forum Dec 28, 2019
« on: December 29, 2019, 11:32 AM »
we are well aware of this issue. we are working on getting a patch out to fix this.

Love how they (being any corporation/business out there) are always aware of an issue but never put a fix out and yet within 45 minutes they have a fix after your posting.


"We are well aware....but haven't bothered to warn people about it anywhere at all...or make any mention of it...anywhere".

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Official Announcements / Re: Upgrading forum Dec 28, 2019
« on: December 28, 2019, 11:25 PM »
The site is still not behaving correctly, however, mouser has gone to grab some shut eye so he can hit this with fresh eyes in the morning.

For the moment the server seems to be stabilising but as mentioned earlier there are still some things that shouldn't be happening.

If the website does for offline in the meantime then don't panic because it will be fixed in due course.

That being said, whilst posting this the server SEEMS to be holding up, so let's hope it stays that way so mouser doesn't lose his mind!

-Stephen

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N.A.N.Y. 2020 / Only 2 Weeks (appx) Remaining!
« on: December 13, 2019, 09:20 PM »
This is a casual reminder that there are only roughly 2 weeks left to post your NANY 2020 Submissions!

Remember, NANY software doesn't need to be huge, it just needs to work!  If you have any idea, big or small, then now is the time to get posting!

To get inspired, why not check out the previous NANY entries?! You can find them here: https://www.donation...pps-for-the-new-year

Also, don't forget that everybody who submits something will receive their very own NANY participant mug!


Let's see what you have got!

-Stephen

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T-Clock / Re: How to install
« on: December 13, 2019, 09:12 PM »
Before I start, let me add the disclaimer that I am not a user of T-Clock and nor have I actually looked into the Github for more than 10 seconds before posting this.

Now that's out of the way:

The Github seems to be only the source code, and not the compiled version.  This means that anything you get from Github will need you to compile it yourself.

There are installer versions available here: https://www.donation....msg197200#msg197200 - This is if you don't want to/Don't know how to compile it yourself.

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This is simply to give you a quick answer whilst you wait for somebody more familiar with T-Clock to come along :)

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Living Room / Re: DC on Discord :O
« on: October 21, 2019, 10:43 AM »
Either they do not accept germans or no temp mail  :-\
Just wanted to drop a "Hi!"

It's probably the temp mail thing - I know plenty of Germans on there haha - If you don't want to use your real email for whatever reason, then just quickly make a throwaway gmail account xD

Also, Welcome back!!!

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Living Room / Re: DC on Discord :O
« on: October 20, 2019, 03:55 PM »
And of course the most important thing is the GIFs  :P

Oh yes! Built-in Tenor and Giphy...amazing :D

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Living Room / Re: DC on Discord :O
« on: October 20, 2019, 01:31 PM »
Not sure how Telegram supersedes Discord for the majority of what people are using it for lol.

A: You don't host the Discord server...so it's really not an issue that it uses them
B: It's free...completely
C: It doesn't need any of your real details (just an email address you can access to verify your account)
D: Completely X-Platform (also available from the browser)
E: Posts are editable by the OP
F: Has Voice, Video and Screen-sharing
G: Channels with the ability to set permissions for each
H: Posts can be deleted by you (or a moderator) at any point you want. 
I: Thousands (literally) of bots to choose from (or just make your own)
J: Content can be embedded (links, music, videos, GIFs, images, etc etc)

That's just the stuff I could be bothered typing.

If you're using Discord to chat, then having your stuff hidden from "the NSA" (why would you even care about that?) isn't really an issue...

So yeah, not entirely sure what point is being made  ;D

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Living Room / Re: DC on Discord :O
« on: October 19, 2019, 10:26 PM »
* Stephen66515 bumps this post again

Casual reminder that this exists
:P

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Yo!

Sorry, been super busy with uni haha

As for "how many languages", I'll leave that up to you - Italian is the only one that matters to me, so anything more is something I wouldn't personally use...but someone else might! :D

-Stephen

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Well, it doesn't really need TTS, so this may actually be helpful: https://pdfs.semanti...41c29bc3e63a6212.pdf

The results for RAI (Italian) is the ones I really need - I couldn't care less how long my speech would take in English haha

On a side note: There is utterly no rush with this - I'm not back in university until next year now anyway :D

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The only "UI" it needs, is a settings window to set your languages (native + chosen foreign), and to change between slow-average-fast (spoken word speed)

Other than that it just needs to spit out an info window with the numbers :D

(Also, it must stay hidden in the tray until called on...I wanna start it with Windows and just ignore it 99.9% of the time lol)

Looking forward to checking it out :)

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I forgot about this topic lol

I mean "How long it would take to literally speak this segmentr of text, at an average native speaking rate (possibly variable)"

-Stephen

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Living Room / Re: Buying a 2TB SSD to replace my 2TB HDD
« on: August 17, 2019, 09:33 AM »
It's usually a good idea to try to separate your OS drive from any other files, that way if Windows ever has a hissy fit and decides to die, it doesn't really matter - a quick reinstall of Windows later and you're back in business.  System clones (on a different SSD/HDD) make this even easier because if you keep on top of it (maybe do it weekly or before any major changes) then if Windows dies, you can just plug in your clone drive and get back to what you were doing...wipe the one that Windows crapped out on, then use that one as your new clone drive. 
I've tried putting Windows OS on one partition and program files on another - but this is a PITA to keep separated.  There are so many programs that WANT to be on the C drive no matter what, even if you manage to keep some on another drive, there are always others that won't go there.  So, long ago I gave up on that idea and don't split the OS.

I'm thinking of getting a 2TB SSD (if I can get permission for it :) ) and simply clone my HDD to it and swap it out.
@tomos - I only use the D drive to store files for Virtualbox VMs.  I use I and K for files, and C for everything.  I really only partition to make it easier for me to be organized; there's no computing reason behind it at all.

The OS drive should be on it's own drive, not partition...that way if the drive goes bad, the only thing you lose is your OS install which is easy to get back.

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Living Room / Re: Buying a 2TB SSD to replace my 2TB HDD
« on: August 17, 2019, 03:28 AM »
I personally have the following setup:

C: 120GB SSD ==OS Drive==: Specifically for the OS, but some other oddball software refuses to install elsewhere so I went with a bit of extra space for those
D: 1TB SSHD ==Data Drive==: HDDs are fine and everything, but this was cheap enough so I figured why not. I use this to store random stuff I haven't sorted through yet.
E: 2TB HDD ==Game Drive==: Purely for game installs
F: 2TB HDD ==Download Drive==: Anything I download gets dumped on this drive, then anything that needs installing gets done so on the appropriate drive
G: 3TB HDD ==Program Files==: I got this drive for super cheap (<£70) so I figured I'd use it for Program Files and other installed things.
H/I: 2x 2TB HDD ==Media Drive==: I have H and I available on my network to share media (Music/Pictures/Movies/TV Shows/etc) to my devices around the house.
M/N: 2x 120GB SSDs ==Backup Drives==: Placed inside the computer for safe storage, but never connected to the power or SATA unless I'm running backups.  One of these is a system clone, the other is for misc backups.

It's usually a good idea to try to separate your OS drive from any other files, that way if Windows ever has a hissy fit and decides to die, it doesn't really matter - a quick reinstall of Windows later and you're back in business.  System clones (on a different SSD/HDD) make this even easier because if you keep on top of it (maybe do it weekly or before any major changes) then if Windows dies, you can just plug in your clone drive and get back to what you were doing...wipe the one that Windows crapped out on, then use that one as your new clone drive. 


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DC Website Help and Extras / Re: Handling spam on forum
« on: August 16, 2019, 05:32 PM »
I'm seeing more spam on the forum than ever before, mostly in the morning UK-time, i.e. 5 to 8 hours ahead of US-time.  I wondered if spammers were particularly busy then, vomiting as much as possible in the small hours US-time, hoping for the spam to stay on the forum longer when there perhaps aren't as many moderators about.

You won't see any now (unless it's not from a first-time poster) :)

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General Software Discussion / Re: Syncovery - OneDrive - Encryption
« on: August 15, 2019, 05:45 PM »
@everyone
I know I am not such a frequent user as I used to be, but it always feels good to visit. It's like a home away from home (eeehhhh actually I don't have a home any more, since I became a nomad - Hahaha)

Greetings to @mouser and all the lovely people at Donationcoder - one of the best software communities on the web!
same here!  :Thmbsup:

dc has clearly suffered as social media has taken off in past 10 years.  I know what affected me the most...reddit.  and changes in life.  but this is still the OG home!  much more civilized, we are not trying to get points and stuff so we have more honest discussions here.  mousey got married, ha!  anyway, glad to be back.


Nice to have you back!

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DC Website Help and Extras / Re: Handling spam on forum
« on: August 15, 2019, 02:40 AM »
Another reason to move to a system where first posts from users need to be approved before they show up, huh?

* Stephen66515 coughs

* Stephen66515 stares at mouser

* Stephen66515 coughs again

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DC Website Help and Extras / Re: Handling spam on forum
« on: August 14, 2019, 01:53 PM »
It is kind of strange - a poster with just one post saying that there ought to be more control over posting!  haha!  He registered on August 5, and is posting today, the 14th.  Maybe he saw a bunch of spam.  I receive the rss feed for new posts and there IS a lot of spam.  Maybe MichaelLal's idea isn't so bad?

To be fair, we catch most spam within a few minutes of it being posted and it gets zapped.

The issue really is that a lot of spammers register then keep the account dormant for months before using it to go crazy with.

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