dropping FLAC, going MP3-320 max

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by TonyCzar, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. TonyCzar

    TonyCzar Forum Resident Thread Starter

    PhIladelphia, PA
    Bought an album download from CDBABY today ("What More Can You Take?" by ESG), and while CDBaby (TTBOMK) never offered hi-res, they often offered FLAC (usually of unknown provenance, sure). Anyway, there was a banner pushed as part of the purchase process tonight notifying that in the coming months, CDBABY downloads were going to be maxed out at MP3-320kbps.

    Furthermore, if one has already-purchased FLACs in their CDBABY locker/purchase history that they haven't gotten around to downloading, now might be the time, because even the already-purchased FLACs will be going away once this transition is complete, and you'll have to make do with the MP3-320s.
  2. Malina

    Malina Forum Resident

    Any idea why they are doing this?
  3. TonyCzar

    TonyCzar Forum Resident Thread Starter

    PhIladelphia, PA
    No reason or definitive deadline were offered. But the notice went up some time between July (my last visit) and tonight. I was able to download tonight's new purchase (ESG's final album - they're packing it in) in FLAC.
  4. MrRom92

    MrRom92 Forum Supermodel

    Long Island, NY
    Shame. I have purchased from them a couple of times that FLAC hasn’t been available elsewhere. They should really be doing it the other way around.
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  5. norliss

    norliss Forum Resident

    Cardiff, Wales
  6. Rich1234

    Rich1234 New Member

    South carolina
    Now that CD Baby has dropped the Flac format, I wonder if they will start selling 8-Tracks?

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