My current way is:
Now a few of those from youtube are great, i’d like to buy now the album. bandcamp.com doesn’t offer it and it is too specific/too new to get a used CD.
i could buy them from apple Itunes since it is rather cheap and it offers a DRM free download option (i think), but i’d like to avoid apple and its walled garden and bad user interface for linux people.
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Doesn’t give you what you’re looking for, but I grab almost everything from soulseek nowadays since I got tired of tools like deemix because you have to know if the album you’re looking for has any edits or removed tracks on streaming to avoid getting butchered versions. Occasionally I’ll buy a record from bandcamp or get a copy on wax, but not usually unless I’m already a fan.
The drive with my collection died recently, so I’ve been raiding the hell out of slsk.
I use yt-dlp, and then use ffmpeg to convert it to mp3.
doesn’t yt-dlp download audio directly?
I’m suprised. I think there is a -a audio only option
You’d be better off using soulseek or something unless you can only find the thing you’re looking for on youtube (which does happen sometimes).
Bandcamp almost exclusively. HD tracks and Bleep for bands not able to release elsewhere.
Today I basically only look for lossless music, which complicates things, since I can’t just use yt-dlp and solve my problem.
The few times I can buy lossless music, i do so on Bandcamp, paying with PayPal.
When I can’t pay, my order is the following:
There’s also qobuz, which has a hi-res store on top of its streaming service.
torrents, and yt-dlp (works with bandcamp, soundcloud, etc, not only youtube).
with a few exceptions i only pay for music when i can do so without an intermediary taking a big cut and my data (eg, mostly only in-person at a show), but i have paid for things through bandcamp a few times.
I like paying for music when it comes with some merch or sometimes a really cool vinyl pressing. Also, seeing them live as much as possoble, however I haven’t seen any since before covid :(
Newpipe or Spotube
I also buy about 80-90% of my music from Bandcamp. If some music I really like isn’t on Bandcamp, then I download it from Youtube which would make up the other 10-20%.
I’ve thought about maybe buying the music that’s not on Bandcamp from Itunes instead, but I really don’t like the idea of giving Apple my money or even using their services.
Deemix for the vast majority of stuff (I pay for a HiFi Deezer account so I can download FLACs), with Bandcamp, RuTracker and the occasional charity shop CD handling the other stuff not on Deezer.
There was a time when you could download FLACs with Deemix… That was amazing.
You still can, you just need a HiFi Deezer sub.
Oh and soulseek still works for rare things
Works for all things.
Freezer still works but only 128k
No music should be 128k in 2022
Everywhere. If there is music that I like I take it.