Real has a music store that downloads music as a RealAudio file on your hard drive and it is pay per download service. Real Rhapsody is a streaming service that lets you save playlists with any of the songs that are in the service; But, the songs aren't downloaded to your pc. You need to be connected to the internet to play them. However, if you just want to burn cds, Real Rhapsody lets you burn CD's with any of the songs in the catalog for .79 per song. If you want you can then rip them onto your computer. If you have any more questions, just ask.