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Old 01-29-2008, 04:00 PM
Jason Dunn
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Default Zune Marketplace Feature Request: An MP3 Filter

<img hspace="15" border="1" align="left" src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com//zt/auto/1201557178.usr1.png" alt="" />I don't own that many Zune Marketplace tracks, perhaps a dozen in total, because I loathe DRM. I really, really dislike it and I'll do almost anything to avoid having to deal with the hassle of authorization because there's always <em>something</em> that goes wrong. As I was browsing through the Zune Marketplace the other way, looking up an artist so I could add her CD to my Amazon.ca wish list, it occurred to me that the Zune Marketplace could add a feature for people like me: an MP3 filter. Meaning, a software toggle that would filter out all the DRM'd music, showing me only the tracks in the Zune Marketplace that are in DRM-free MP3 format. Sure, the catalog would be incredibly small at first, but I'd really enjoy browsing the marketplace and only see music offered that I don't have to think twice about buying. Right now when I see a song I want, and it's not tagged with the little &quot;MP3&quot; icon shown above, I always have a little internal struggle as to how badly I really want the song - and it's never about the cost in points, it's always about the hassles of the DRM.
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Old 01-29-2008, 06:47 PM
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for me buying music with drm is something i will not do, but ; being in the states and having access to zpass; i don't mind subscribing to it. hell i got some music i would never be able to get my hands on otherwise, such as roger waters and syd barrett. but i also know that i can stop the subscription and not have to worry about anything.

and check out the mars voltas new album the bedlam in goliath. is effin aewsome.
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Old 01-30-2008, 02:41 AM
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I don't mind DRM so much, but your post brings up another good Wish List item: the ability to bookmark music for later follow-up. The original Zune software had its Inbox for that feature, and I would "Inbox" songs or full albums repeatedly, just to keep them someplace handy.

Now, users can do what you do and put it on an Amazon list, or email themselves a 30-day link via the Social. Neither is ideal since they take the user out of the Zune software and both methods are a bit of a pain.
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