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For six years, the Internet Nexus served as my technology blog, but I've since started blogging at the SuperSite Blog instead. If you're looking for the blog, please head there. --Paul
Monday, February 06, 2006
Napster Improves Music Quality, ServiceNot 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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