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Allofmp3.com first impressions

Here’s a double dose of entries for you. From a prior announcement that I made on on April 28, 2004, I talked about this Russian website Allofmp3.com that offers insanely cheap downloads for legal online music. For me, it is the only real competition to iTunes. I’ve finally had a chance to try it out and I must admit that it works like a charm. Initially, the website was slow, confusing, and the issue of trust was a big concern of mine. After surviving 2 months, the site has seen a big boost in speed and reliability.  For the doubters out there, just sign up, and use your PayPal account to add funds to your Allofmp3 account. You may choose to use your credit card if you totally trust the site. I put in $10 into my account and with that I can download 1 GB worth of music. The best part is that you can choose what encoding format your music comes in. If you really want the basic 128 kb MP3 encoding, you can download about 250 songs! For me, I’ll stick with that.  For those audiophiles out there, you can choose OGG VORBIS, FLAC, or Monkeys Audio lossless encoding. From now on, I’m only going to download music from iTunes if I can’t find it on Allofmp3.com.

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