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Amazon launches 'AutoRip,' giving CD buyers free MP3s of their albums

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 10 Jan 2013 22:43 User comments (7)

Amazon launches 'AutoRip,' giving CD buyers free MP3s of their albums Amazon has launched "AutoRip" today, to much praise.
The new feature allows customers to receive free digital copies of their purchased CDs for up to 50,000 albums. The program will also give MP3s for CDs purchased any time in the last 15 years.

All CDs, if they are eligible, will be added to your Cloud Player where it can be downloaded or streamed at 256kbps.

Your storage space is not affected, either, as the space taken will not count towards your current limit.

The deal is certainly great if you have been purchasing CDs for a long time, especially via Amazon.

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7 user comments

111.1.2013 6:23

I hope that they eventually extend this to other media. For example, giving me e-book versions of printed books I have purchased in the past, or allowing me to stream DVDs that I have purchased.

211.1.2013 12:31

They have been doing this for sometime now. Also except for getting the MP3's right away and then waiting for the CD(s) to arrive who would need this feature except for the technically ignorant that can't rip their own CD's, which if you know what you are doing should be the preferred method anyhow!

I prefer CD Universe myself over Amazon.

311.1.2013 13:00

Originally posted by Xian:
I hope that they eventually extend this to other media. For example, giving me e-book versions of printed books I have purchased in the past, or allowing me to stream DVDs that I have purchased.
Absolutely agree, great suggestion!

411.1.2013 15:19

Originally posted by Mileena:
Originally posted by Xian:
I hope that they eventually extend this to other media. For example, giving me e-book versions of printed books I have purchased in the past, or allowing me to stream DVDs that I have purchased.
Absolutely agree, great suggestion!
Already happening with their instant video. I bought Hunger Games Blu-Ray/DVD/Ultraviolet combo and as soon as the transaction cleared, the purchased version was in my Amazon library. Very nice.

512.1.2013 2:10

It will be interesting to see how this gets implemented for non-US customers. I can buy CDs from Amazon and they will ship them to me here in Australia, but I can't buy MP3 versions of the same CDs. The terms of service say US only for MP3 purchases.

613.1.2013 13:55

Originally posted by Xian:
I hope that they eventually extend this to other media. For example, giving me e-book versions of printed books I have purchased in the past, or allowing me to stream DVDs that I have purchased.
That would be awesome

714.1.2013 5:08

Originally posted by JayBino:
Originally posted by Xian:
I hope that they eventually extend this to other media. For example, giving me e-book versions of printed books I have purchased in the past, or allowing me to stream DVDs that I have purchased.
That would be awesome
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