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What are BitTorrent bundles and how can I download Thom Yorke's album? | Technology | theguardian.com

 

I decided to try it, since I never used bitorrent before. I downloaded a free OS X application called Transmission, double clicked the torrent file, and everything was there and downloaded after I pushed the button, in less time than it took to type this. Much easier than say HDTracks or Amazon download software.

 

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Also new to BitTorrent downloads. THE most user friendly process and UI I've encountered to date. Fast actual download (I thought I skipped a step it happened so quickly, so they provided a clear "really want to do this again message"?). Then also very straightforward copy into JRMC.

 

Just might need to research BitTorrent a bit more after this initial exposure.

 

Music sounds like it was composed on a laptop. Audiophile Computer, OK.

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When will Radiohead release anything in High-Res?

 

The Atoms For Peace album was ok

 

How does this sound?

Aurender S10--> Berkeley Alpha USB—> Meitner MA-1 --> Audio Research REF6 Pre --> Audio Research REF-110-->Vandersteen Quatro CT Speakers

 

Sonore UltraRendu with Uptone power supply —> Meitner MA1

 

AQ Sky XLR Interconnects, Audioquest Diamond USB, Wireworld Platinum Starlight USB, Nordost Heimdall 2 AES-EBU

 

AMG Giro Turntable w Lyra Delos Cartridge —> Audio Research Ref 3 PhonoPre

 

HRS RXR Rack with Isolation Bases

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When will Radiohead release anything in High-Res?

 

 

The 24 bit The King Of Limbs was noticeably better sonics than the cd release, but not exactly even up to the sonics of the redbook Hail To The Thief. HTTF won best engineering Grammy. Still a top 3 fave of mine.

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The 24 bit The King Of Limbs was noticeably better sonics than the cd release, but not exactly even up to the sonics of the redbook Hail To The Thief. HTTF won best engineering Grammy. Still a top 3 fave of mine.

 

I agree, but it isn't my favorite album of theirs. I Ripped King of Limbs from the Basement, and enjoy that a bit.

 

I'm waiting, patiently, for Kid-A, Amnesiac, Ok Computer, and Bends. Unfortunately they are a bit compressed, but my understanding is the vinyl sounds great. Alas, no vinyl rig.

Aurender S10--> Berkeley Alpha USB—> Meitner MA-1 --> Audio Research REF6 Pre --> Audio Research REF-110-->Vandersteen Quatro CT Speakers

 

Sonore UltraRendu with Uptone power supply —> Meitner MA1

 

AQ Sky XLR Interconnects, Audioquest Diamond USB, Wireworld Platinum Starlight USB, Nordost Heimdall 2 AES-EBU

 

AMG Giro Turntable w Lyra Delos Cartridge —> Audio Research Ref 3 PhonoPre

 

HRS RXR Rack with Isolation Bases

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The 24 bit The King Of Limbs was noticeably better sonics than the cd release, but not exactly even up to the sonics of the redbook Hail To The Thief. HTTF won best engineering Grammy. Still a top 3 fave of mine.

 

I downloaded King of Limbs from Radiohead's website when it came out and the only 24 bit tracks were the bonus tracks, Supercollider (48kHz) and The Butcher (44.1kHz). The rest were 16 bit. Where did you get the 24 bit tracks? Thanks.

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There are some pretty decent vinyl rips out there... Despite the obvious, I prefer them to the CDs.

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I have spent a lot of time with each of Radiohead's albums over the years (beginning with KidA). Of course a little goes a long way with their moods. I do enjoy putting a CD of theirs in middle of a long distance drive. Each release has its charms of course, but it is not a stretch to say that Hail to the Thief was one of their most "accessible" and also an audio delight.

But nobody has yet mentioned In Rainbows in this thread. It is really a beautiful work. But avoid the lossy download of it.

I do have King of Limbs, but have spent very little time with it (my musical moods have been entirely elsewhere these days--with both new and old artists).

 

There is a FLAC download of the new Thom Yorke album under discussion, but it only comes with the LP set. It can be had on Usenet, though that is not legal.

 

Speaking of not legal, I would caution those of you getting into BitTorrent for the first time to be VERY careful. Not only is this multi-peer seeder/leacher system one that depends upon your own uploads to give you decent download speed, but virtually everything you will find out there is being illegally distributed. Not only that, but it is not entirely annonomous: your ISP can and will detect your BitTorrent activity and will issue a warning (and the MPAA may send you a letter as well). This happened to my nephew in Oregon, and their internet service got cut off.

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I would caution those of you getting into BitTorrent for the first time to be VERY careful. Not only is this multi-peer seeder/leacher system one that depends upon your own uploads to give you decent download speed, but virtually everything you will find out there is being illegally distributed.

 

Norton Firewall went berserk when I tried to download the album via BitTorrent, asking me whether I wanted to allow every peer to connect to my computer. I finally had to drop the firewall for about two minutes to do the download, then put it back up and scan my entire system for nasties. Then I deleted everything having anything to do with BitTorrent. Hopefully I'm not a part of eleventy-leven botnets now.

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Norton Firewall went berserk when I tried to download the album via BitTorrent, asking me whether I wanted to allow every peer to connect to my computer. I finally had to drop the firewall for about two minutes to do the download, then put it back up and scan my entire system for nasties. Then I deleted everything having anything to do with BitTorrent. Hopefully I'm not a part of eleventy-leven botnets now.

 

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that BitTorrent transfers require that you open a port into your network to work at all. Yet another reason why sales via BT will never catch on.

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Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that BitTorrent transfers require that you open a port into your network to work at all. Yet another reason why sales via BT will never catch on.

 

I didn't have to do that, and I am firewalled up the wazoo. My guess is my piddly little download didn't do anything more than curl or wget would have done. I think I may have used it once before to download Ubuntu or something.

 

I'm far more worried about giving them my Amex number.

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The 7-inch pressing of Kid A sounds terrific.

And you can get Tomorrow's Modern Boxes in FLAC - 44.1/24 - that's what I used to review the record for PFO and it sounds terrific. Just got the vinyl so I'm not sure how that sounds yet.

 

I agree on the 24-bit King of Limbs release - sounds damn good.

 

Radiohead released most of their studio albums in 44.1/24 a year or so ago briefly via their fan network.

I don't remember how to sign up honestly - I signed up many years ago when I was at Atlantic Records and they used to share new tracks over AOL Instant Messenger!! But I'll back-track to see if I can post here about how to get on the list for the higher rez stuff.

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