This is a piece that I have just stumbled upon just barely last week.
And I have had quite a ride so far down this alley of anti piracy code of conduct, technological advancement, and customer service.
Just recently I wanted to use Google Play music to purchase a few albums that I have lost. Upon doing so I happily downloaded all of my content. But
then something happened. I went to my favorite music app Poweramp, and hit scan new files.... Nothing showed up....
I spent three hours searching for the music files I just downloaded until I came to an obvious conclusion....
Anti piracy measures... Or Digital Rights Management.
So. I have gotten to the bottom of this agenda without even googling for it.
Goggles play music files are heavily encrypted.
I can't even find them with my computer. And hey, I purchased the music. I just want to be able to play it in a much more robust app than Google Play
musics cassette tape player layout. Which is one with simple buttons and a very clunky and annoying user interface that requires extra button presses
to access the songs you want to hear. In other words an ad holder music app.
Their annoying ad based music app is the only one that appropriately shows up artist information and track names... On Poweramp? They show up as
number files.... So now I have to create a new method of remembering what song I want to listen to that I bought from Googles music store by creating
a new codex.
Hell no. I will not stand for that. I deleted that #ing app and submitted paperwork for a full refund. # that noise.
I stopped pirating music back a long time ago. I buy songs that I enjoy. I know what artists I like and will blindly buy their entire next album when
it releases. Because I learned that if you stop buying it... You stop getting good content from that artist. Or they quit. They give up and no new
music comes from them.
Now I have already tried several things because I love the direction google is moving towards to keep music purchases only on the devices attached to
a Google account. I love the idea and have no problem with the idea. But the execution of it? It is atrocious.
The problem is not the DRM. I have bought a lot of digital copies and a lot of people have been trying to steal my content or logins for a long time.
I am used to it.
But it is those little things. Those little tiny things that just kill it for me.
Let's go back to the files... Poweramp says there is no id3 tags on the files. But in the stupid dumped down music player from Google it shows up just
Hey google... Why can't the id3 tag information be read on another app? It is just simple tag information.
My efforts to bridge Poweramp and google together failed. Google wants to create a piracy free environment. But they still have that audio Jack
So they want to do away with it. How else do you get rid of an audio Jack? Make it obsolete.
So the wireless headset being touted by apple just launched its aids today....
They are trying to say mp3 audio quality through a headphone Jack is horrendous....
If that isn't enough I wanted to set one of the songs I purchased as a ringtone for a friend. Guess what? I can't find the song.
I guess I will be forced to buy the stupid version of the ringtone from the Google store. D3ifdjeriwgeucoqjev3oruxiwieugiwj3 IP 59r8u3uw8r82ye up
# this world.
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