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funkle

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CD Baby offering lossless downloads
« on: April 13, 2013, 12:32:18 PM »
I just learned this fantastic news today. CD Baby is offering multiple file types, including lossless flac.

I just purchased 3 albums: Positive Charge by Robert Baglione/Victor Wooten, Spontageous by Audric Jankauskas, and One Mind by Ben Sherman/ Angel Resto/ Frank Young. When I went to download, there was an option to select file type. I selected flac, and I received a message "OH NO! THERE'S A PROBLEM WITH THE DOWNLOAD YOU PURCHASED!
Don't worry, though. If you're getting this message, our digital music specialists have been notified. Fixing this for you is their top priority." I'm assuming that these obscure CDs are not ripped to flac yet, and that the CDBaby "gnomes" are going to do so on an on-demand basis. I'll post updates as things get sorted out. Not exactly the instant gratification I was hoping for, but exciting nonetheless.

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Re: CD Baby offering lossless downloads
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2013, 07:04:24 PM »
Excellent news! I look forward to updates on this.

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Re: CD Baby offering lossless downloads
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2013, 06:18:45 AM »
Downloads worked this morning. Hopefully these will become a bit quicker as they transcode more of them.

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Re: CD Baby offering lossless downloads
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2013, 08:49:48 AM »
If the cd is out-of-print, and they only have it as a mp3 download, what do they use to make the flacs?  :-\
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Re: CD Baby offering lossless downloads
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2013, 09:18:44 AM »
If the cd is out-of-print, and they only have it as a mp3 download, what do they use to make the flacs?  :-\

I read somewhere that CDBaby keeps FLAC file masters for all their materials.