CDBaby.com dropping FLAC, going MP3-320 max

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

  1. TonyCzar

    TonyCzar Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    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

    Location:
    NYC
    Any idea why they are doing this?
     
  3. TonyCzar

    TonyCzar Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    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

    Location:
    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.
     
  5. norliss

    norliss Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cardiff, Wales
    Depressing.
     

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