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f0dder:
Ah, then I'd have to use dBp to get the .wav/.flac and EAC to produce the cuesheet - that'd be bothersome (even though the higher ripping speed and less drive-strain in dBp might me worth it after all). Or perhaps there's some additional plugin that enables the feature?

Curt:
Curt: I've always found TDC to be somewhat expensive compared to the competitors. At least back in the days it was justifiable because they offered more stable connections, but that isn't really so anymore. And their tech support absolutely sucks :) -f0dder (December 06, 2008, 08:33 PM)
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I have both Webspeed and CableTalk (was a beta tester!), and I can assure you that the support I have been given has been superior to anything I have ever met elsewhere! Lift up the phone, wait for your turn, and be directed step by step. And No, the waiting line in the evening was never terrible long.

So of course you are right that their prices are higher.

I wouldn't even consider anything non-FLAC for paid digital-only music anyway, though.-f0dder (December 06, 2008, 08:33 PM)
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- nor would I, if I had a decent pair of speakers.... Forgive me for repeating: Their prices did not go up when they introduced PLAY, so I am paying the same per month today as then, and I originally paid for a fraction of the download speed I have now (256 kb for $29,- back then without telephone, against 16 MB for $59,- today, now including a telephone). That isn't too bad, I think.

Another great thing about all this DRM thing is, the fifteen hundreds bands I never would have heard about, hadn't I found them on PLAY. Now I not only have heard about them, but I actually have their music on my PC - and it didn't cost me anything more than I already was paying in the first place! That should not be too hard to appreciate.

f0dder:
I have both Webspeed and CableTalk (was a beta tester!), and I can assure you that the support I have been given has been superior to anything I have ever met elsewhere! Lift up the phone, wait for your turn, and be directed step by step. And No, the waiting line in the evening was never terrible long.-Curt (December 07, 2008, 06:58 PM)
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Whenever I've needed support from TDC, I've had to wait in queue for a long time, be redirected 3-4 times, and ended up with my problem not being solved, or being solved half-assedly. For instance, they changed our static IP by accident, and then claimed they had no way to change it back.

And at the Museum, which paid for a business ADSL line (TDC's pro@ccess), TDC messed up a routine upgrade, causing the museum to have no internet connectivity (and thus not being able to accept credit card payments) for a week, even though their contract said 8-hour max before an issue is fixed. I ended up having to take a taxi from my flat here in Århus to TDC's office, pick up a new router, taxi to Århus train station, train to Silkeborg, and then replace the router. Service? Oh yeah.

At least their connections used to be pretty stable, but even though the museum is located pretty centrally in Silkeborg (afaik close enough to a central), TDC couldn't even deliver stable 8/2 connectivity... needless to say, we've ended up dumping them in favor of a fibre connection.

Forgive me for repeating: Their prices did not go up when they introduced PLAY, so I am paying the same per month today as then-Curt (December 07, 2008, 06:58 PM)
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The alternative would be not having PLAY and paying less :) (just trying to say that you are paying for it, one way or another. I've never been a fan of forced subscription bundles, things like that should be offered as (cheap) extras for people who want it).

Curt:
@ f0dder: I am sad to hear you have had such troubles. I guess there are differences between departments, or more important, between common problems and specialized ones.

@ f0dder: Are you  or  will you be  part of (a part of) project "Newspaper Library Denmark" (read Danish newspapers from year 1749 to 1900, free, on-line)? I find this project most interesting.

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Hi,
I am in need of a quick and simple education in music files.
I mean, quick -
-SKesselman (August 14, 2008, 05:52 AM)
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The time has gone, and Sarah took her stand, so I hope it is all right to use her thread for something less related now.

SKesselman:
Thanks, Curt...actually the time has come (the Holidays) and I'm just going to UPS my sister our mom's Christmas music, I think she would appreciate it, having just bought a house.

The rest of the collection, well, who knows. My sister told me that she has an FTP site and said I can (up?)load any files I want, I just have to learn how to do it. That is *not* a question for this thread, though, I'll cross that bridge later when I come to it. So thanks again and please continue using this thread for whatever purpose its serving now  :).

Everything seems very complicated right now in all facets of computing, so I've backed off quite a bit, hoping that, in time, things will become simple again.

Sincerely,
Sarah

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