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Monday, February 06, 2006

Napster Improves Music Quality, Service

Not sure how I missed this, but back in November, Napster released version 3.5 of its client and significantly improved its service by upping the quality of its downloaded music files from a woeful 128 Kbps (worst in the business alongside iTunes) to a market-leading 192 Kbps (best in the business alongside RealPlayer Music Store). The best part of this improvement is that Napster customers who redownload songs they've already purchased--another awesome feature that Napster offers, and one that competing services do not--will now get the new 192 Kbps versions. That's good stuff, and I have to say, it's a nice shot in the arm for a service I had completely written off. I'm still not a big fan of the Napster client software (which is now at version 3.6), but Napster has suddenly gone from the bottom rung to the top.

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