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(Gizmodo)   Amazon now puts any physical CD you've bought from them in your cloud drive automatically. That's pretty coo...wait a second...aw crap, the NOW Disney CD I just bought my niece for Xmas is now in my library   (gizmodo.com) divider line 84
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2013-01-10 10:26:30 AM
That sounds awfully familiar, I wonder if anyone has ever tried it before?
 
2013-01-10 11:09:00 AM
For me, it was Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream."
 
2013-01-10 11:29:26 AM
Now I feel kinda sad that I've never bought a CD from Amazon. Now if they made it so that every book you've ever bought was now available for free in Kindle or audio book format, that would be awesome.
 
2013-01-10 12:30:06 PM
Yeah, I have some Fresh Beat Band and Laurie Berkner in mine.

/really, my granddaughter likes that shiat
//I'll introduce her to some Pink Floyd when she's older
 
2013-01-10 01:03:19 PM
I just brought mine up.  If you bought your album directly from Amazon and if that album is available for digital download, it'll show up.  If you bought your album from an Amazon partner or if it isn't available for digital download, no dice.  So only a fraction of my purchases are showing up.  Still, very slick.

Slaxl: Now if they made it so that every book you've ever bought was now available for free in Kindle or audio book format, that would be awesome.


That would be freaking awesome.  I'd probably end up getting a Kindle if they did that.
 
2013-01-10 01:34:05 PM
What about CDs that they don't offer for sale as mp3s, like the Beatles' albums?
 
2013-01-10 01:40:25 PM
Also, if they went back and filled my Cloud Drive with all the CDs I bought from them in the past, it would be just that: filled.  I'd be a bit annoyed that they used the 5 GB they provide free for music I bought literally 10 years ago.
 
2013-01-10 01:56:41 PM
I now have a Jack Johnson album I bought my sister as a gift. Hurray.

Slaxl: Now I feel kinda sad that I've never bought a CD from Amazon. Now if they made it so that every book you've ever bought was now available for free in Kindle or audio book format, that would be awesome.


I am intrigued by your ideas and would like to subscribe your newsletter.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-01-10 02:36:48 PM
Count me among the "screw music, I want ebooks" crowd. I already convert my CDs to files. I don't really care about having them in the "cloud." I don't convert my books to files.

Old saying in the Unix world: You can't grep dead trees.
 
2013-01-10 02:49:41 PM
interesting concept, but nothing from my past purchases is showing up in their cloud. I have bought a /lot/ of CDs from them, and their partners. I think they still have some kinks to work out.
 
2013-01-10 03:00:30 PM

ZAZ: Count me among the "screw music, I want ebooks" crowd.


Yeah, the more I think about it, the tighter my pants get.
 
2013-01-10 03:03:56 PM

DammitIForgotMyLogin: That sounds awfully familiar, I wonder if anyone has ever tried it before?


Exactly, how are they going to get around the legalities of this?
 
2013-01-10 03:20:04 PM

downstairs: DammitIForgotMyLogin: That sounds awfully familiar, I wonder if anyone has ever tried it before?

Exactly, how are they going to get around the legalities of this?


They've licensed it. I don't know why TFA didn't mention it, but it's on mentioned right there on  http://www.amazon.com/:

Dear Customers,

What would you say if you bought music CDs from a company 15 years ago...and then 15 years later that company licensed the rights from the record companies to give you the MP3 versions of those CDs...and then to top it off, did that for you automatically and for free? Well...we call it Amazon AutoRipand it's available starting today.
 
2013-01-10 03:24:09 PM
Wouldn't you have had to have provided them your ID and password for them to access your cloud?
I only use Google Drive, I don't have much a need to store data outside of my physical contact.
But I think ii wouldn't like it much if others could drop stuff there without me giving permitted access.
 
2013-01-10 03:34:47 PM

DownDaRiver: Wouldn't you have had to have provided them your ID and password for them to access your cloud?
I only use Google Drive, I don't have much a need to store data outside of my physical contact.
But I think ii wouldn't like it much if others could drop stuff there without me giving permitted access.


That would be your Amazon cloud drive, which is already on your Amazon account. It will not download anything to an outside cloud drives.

Huck Chaser: Also, if they went back and filled my Cloud Drive with all the CDs I bought from them in the past, it would be just that: filled.  I'd be a bit annoyed that they used the 5 GB they provide free for music I bought literally 10 years ago.


Amazon stores anything you bought from them for free - it does not count against your available storage.
 
2013-01-10 03:44:13 PM
Oh, that's how I got the files for The Little Merm-- er, Led Zepplin?
 
2013-01-10 03:53:02 PM
Mine hasn't updated yet. It does list the CDs I've bought, but they're not showing up in the cloud player.

Oh, I see. It has to be an "AutoRip" disc, of which there aren't that many. Guess it will be a while before they get around to my copy of "Music for the Amorphous Body Study Center".
 
2013-01-10 03:54:52 PM

Huck Chaser: What about CDs that they don't offer for sale as mp3s, like the Beatles' albums?


You only get cloud copies of albums which are licensed.

Huck Chaser: Also, if they went back and filled my Cloud Drive with all the CDs I bought from them in the past, it would be just that: filled.  I'd be a bit annoyed that they used the 5 GB they provide free for music I bought literally 10 years ago.


They don't count against your storage quota. Only songs you upload count. "All Amazon.com customers have access to storage for all Amazon MP3 purchases and up to 250 imported songs in Cloud Player for free. Cloud Player Premium subscribers have storage for up to 250,000 imported songs."

Also, from Amazon's Cloud Player help page: "Cloud Drive and Cloud Player are separate services, each with their own subscription offerings."

Google Music's cloud service started matching and giving free high quality copies a month ago (like the Apple Itunes matching service but no subscription required). This seems to be a twist that Google will not be able to compete against. Interestingly, my account now has copies of all the CD's I bought as gifts for other people on Amazon.
 
2013-01-10 03:55:57 PM

Huck Chaser: What about CDs that they don't offer for sale as mp3s, like the Beatles' albums?


Guess you just have to go here for that.
 
2013-01-10 04:03:17 PM
Can you gift it if the physical cd was a gift?
 
2013-01-10 04:06:51 PM

Slaxl: Now I feel kinda sad that I've never bought a CD from Amazon. Now if they made it so that every book you've ever bought was now available for free in Kindle or audio book format, that would be awesome.


That would be very awesome. Maybe they will eventually?
 
2013-01-10 04:06:54 PM

Kraftwerk Orange: It has to be an "AutoRip" disc


All of the discs I see in my cloud player are available as digital downloads.  The only ones I see missing are those w/o digital downloads (or bought through 3rd parties).  I wonder if every digital download ready album is automatically an "AutoRip" disc.
 
JRB
2013-01-10 04:11:56 PM
Come to think of it, it was strange that songs from the "Enchanted" soundtrack were in my mp3 list, when all I'd done was order the movie on DVD as a gift for someone. I hadn't actually stopped to realize what had just happened.

Soundtrack mp3s automatically included with DVD purchases...interesting...
 
2013-01-10 04:13:09 PM
I guess it really is a small, small world.

/you're welcome.
 
2013-01-10 04:14:29 PM

Dinjiin: Kraftwerk Orange: It has to be an "AutoRip" disc

All of the discs I see in my cloud player are available as digital downloads.  The only ones I see missing are those w/o digital downloads (or bought through 3rd parties).  I wonder if every digital download ready album is automatically an "AutoRip" disc.


I typically buy from third-parties through Amazon, so that might be the issue. Bummer.
 
2013-01-10 04:14:48 PM
Is there an option to tell them it is a gift and have the album uploaded to someone else? Because I could see some hilarity in that.

Zamfir? Master of the Pan Flute? WTF is this shiat?
 
2013-01-10 04:16:06 PM
It'd be nice if iTunes did that. I lost quite a bit when my hard drive crashed. Like on Xbox, if it died and I had to get a new one, all the games I bought I could download again at no cost. For iTunes, gotta buy them all over.
 
2013-01-10 04:16:07 PM

Kraftwerk Orange: Dinjiin: Kraftwerk Orange: It has to be an "AutoRip" disc

All of the discs I see in my cloud player are available as digital downloads.  The only ones I see missing are those w/o digital downloads (or bought through 3rd parties).  I wonder if every digital download ready album is automatically an "AutoRip" disc.

I typically buy from third-parties through Amazon, so that might be the issue. Bummer.


Also, they're not available as digital downloads, either. That's why I buy the CDs, really - they're not available any other way.
 
2013-01-10 04:19:03 PM
I bought Taylor Swift's Red from Amazon so that I could fap to the pictures of her in the booklet. I don't want to listen to the damn thing.
 
2013-01-10 04:21:17 PM

wambu: Yeah, I have some Fresh Beat Band and Laurie Berkner in mine.

/really, my granddaughter likes that shiat
//I'll introduce her to some Pink Floyd when she's older


Never too young..

/introduced my kids to Maiden and Metallica when they were 2 and 4, my daughter loves Call of Cthulhu
//unfortunaly, it works the same for my wife and her music, so my kids also enjoy pop and what not.
///Can't really complain I guess, they enjoy music
 
2013-01-10 04:24:18 PM
Sure, you bought it for your niece. That's what they all say.
 
2013-01-10 04:28:48 PM

Huck Chaser: Also, if they went back and filled my Cloud Drive with all the CDs I bought from them in the past, it would be just that: filled.  I'd be a bit annoyed that they used the 5 GB they provide free for music I bought literally 10 years ago.


Amazon considered anything you purchased for them to be separate from your "storage limit" of 5GB. That limit is only enforced on things you have downloaded to the Cloud on your own. Which is kinda funny, because now I have doubles of a lot of things so I can clean some of my limited space up.
 
2013-01-10 04:29:45 PM

Slaxl: Now I feel kinda sad that I've never bought a CD from Amazon. Now if they made it so that every book you've ever bought was now available for free in Kindle or audio book format, that would be awesome.


I was thinking the same thing. I've bought a pantload of books from them over the years, going all the way back to 1997 (when their tagline was, "Earth's biggest bookstore"). Many of those I don't even have any more. If they all showed up showed up in the Kindle app on my iPad tomorrow, I'd be a very happy man.
 
2013-01-10 04:33:02 PM

gingerjet: Huck Chaser: What about CDs that they don't offer for sale as mp3s, like the Beatles' albums?

Guess you just have to go here for that.


Lord, I hope you get paid by Apple. Otherwise it's just very, very sad
 
2013-01-10 04:39:50 PM
Nice to have, I guess. But every CD I ever bought from Amazon is already ripped to my library anyway. So... meh.
 
2013-01-10 04:40:22 PM
lame, I've bought something like 50 CDs from amazon (in addition to digital purchases) but NONE have showed up in my cloud player.

is that because they're still rolling this out or because my taste in CDs falls into the low-priority category for their new service and haven't been added?

regardless, it's a good idea that saves you the trouble of ripping and importing your new purchase. I personally don't use any cloud service so it may not benefit me directly yet, but still, I like having options and it's good to know I'll have access to my music if I'm not at home or at work.
 
2013-01-10 04:42:10 PM
I'm actually seeing music I bought in the 90s as gifts, and they were shipped to my recipient, not to me (this is known by Amazon), yet I still get to listen to them. Huh.
 
2013-01-10 04:51:32 PM

Richard_The_Clown: It'd be nice if iTunes did that. I lost quite a bit when my hard drive crashed. Like on Xbox, if it died and I had to get a new one, all the games I bought I could download again at no cost. For iTunes, gotta buy them all over.


iTunes DOES do this. You can retrieve all your purchases again if they get lost, just like you can with the apps.
 
2013-01-10 05:02:00 PM

Hella Fark: lame, I've bought something like 50 CDs from amazon (in addition to digital purchases) but NONE have showed up in my cloud player.

is that because they're still rolling this out or because my taste in CDs falls into the low-priority category for their new service and haven't been added?

regardless, it's a good idea that saves you the trouble of ripping and importing your new purchase. I personally don't use any cloud service so it may not benefit me directly yet, but still, I like having options and it's good to know I'll have access to my music if I'm not at home or at work.



haha Amazon knows my Fark handle apparently, they just added 650 songs. not bad!
 
2013-01-10 05:07:45 PM
Buy music? Huh?

/I go to concerts.
 
2013-01-10 05:47:44 PM
I can't remember the last time I bought a physical CD.
 
2013-01-10 05:50:23 PM

Dinjiin: I just brought mine up.  If you bought your album directly from Amazon and if that album is available for digital download, it'll show up.  If you bought your album from an Amazon partner or if it isn't available for digital download, no dice.  So only a fraction of my purchases are showing up.  Still, very slick.

Slaxl: Now if they made it so that every book you've ever bought was now available for free in Kindle or audio book format, that would be awesome.

That would be freaking awesome.  I'd probably end up getting a Kindle if they did that.


Exactly- I've been saying this since the Kindle came out. After I read the story on how Amazon wiped a womans kindle and wouldn't restore it I'll never get a kindle (unless it's solely for checking e-books out of a library)
 
2013-01-10 06:05:03 PM

Honest Bender: Buy music? Huh?

/I go to concerts.


I press my own vinyl
 
2013-01-10 06:14:35 PM

JRB: Come to think of it, it was strange that songs from the "Enchanted" soundtrack were in my mp3 list, when all I'd done was order the movie on DVD as a gift for someone. I hadn't actually stopped to realize what had just happened.

Soundtrack mp3s automatically included with DVD purchases...interesting...


so that explains why i now have the soundtrack to Chicago when I bought the DVD for mom 10 years ago. didn't think i bought a cd of it.
 
2013-01-10 06:41:00 PM
Songs from "Tron: Legacy Reconfigured" by Various Artists which you purchased from Amazon in 2011 are now available for you in Cloud Player for FREE

Just got that email about 5 minutes after reading the comments. I fear them adding one CD ghat was purchased for my niece. Ah well.
 
2013-01-10 06:47:56 PM

Mr_Fabulous: Nice to have, I guess. But every CD I ever bought from Amazon is already ripped to my library anyway. So... meh.


For me with a limited hard drive computer, it's a lot more convenient than dragging out the HDD they're on. And it's there from any electronic device if you're on the go.
 
2013-01-10 06:49:04 PM
I bought my aged mother a bunch of CDs a few years ago. Honky tonk piano anyone?
 
2013-01-10 06:49:40 PM

Cybernetic: Slaxl: Now I feel kinda sad that I've never bought a CD from Amazon. Now if they made it so that every book you've ever bought was now available for free in Kindle or audio book format, that would be awesome.

I was thinking the same thing. I've bought a pantload of books from them over the years, going all the way back to 1997 (when their tagline was, "Earth's biggest bookstore"). Many of those I don't even have any more. If they all showed up showed up in the Kindle app on my iPad tomorrow, I'd be a very happy man.


Can you imagine if they didn't even count against storage constraints?

/oh, happy day
 
2013-01-10 07:15:06 PM
this is awesome... specially since i do not know where any of these cds are at the moment lol now i get to listen to them again !!
 
2013-01-10 07:43:30 PM
Man am I glad I've refused to buy crappy records for other people.
 
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