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Internet radio for drm free music?

by steven.noble / March 21, 2007 10:34 AM PDT

Does anyone know of any internet radio station that just plays music that can be found from places like amiestreet and audiolunchbox? Can or pandora be set to only play this type of music?

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Have you tried Slacker?
by ktreb / March 21, 2007 4:09 PM PDT

I'm not sure if this fits the bill, since I'm not too familiar with what's played on amiestreet/audiolunchbox. (I meant to sign up for amiestreet but the site was too busy last time I checked a couple of weeks ago). It's a new service currently in beta and will be linked with a portable device sometime in this year.

CNET's Jasmine France (MP3 Insider) reviews it:

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Pretty cool but not quite what I'm thinking of
by steven.noble / March 21, 2007 4:22 PM PDT

slacker definitely seems pretty cool (though I'm not sure I'd replace my with it... I'll have to play a little more). But what I'm trying to find is a way to discover new music that I can later buy, free of DRM.

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slacker firmware
by dirty55409 / February 6, 2008 1:08 AM PST

With the audible hiss in the background, do you think they'd eventually get that taken care of in a future firmware upgrade?? I really want one but I expect good quality audio when dropping $200-$300. Hmmmm

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I hope so
by ktreb / February 6, 2008 3:20 PM PST
In reply to: slacker firmware

But I wasn't really all that interested in the device but rather the web player at the time I posted this nearly a year ago. And now that the player is out with a $100 or more premium over similar capacity players, the hiss, limited amount of memory available outside the channels, and the useless (but large) screen, I'm even less interested. Wifi updating isn't a compelling enough reason to buy. I don't know what would. I already have several iPods for music and video and I subscribe to Rhapsody to go for my non-iPod devices. I think I'm covered as far as unlimited music.

Slacker showed promise but has yet to really deliver.

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