Wednesday, March 26, 2008

To Clear Up Some Things About Idol Posts

Im getting a bunch of requests about posting certain songs through the competition and formats to post them in and ive noticed some of you are misinformed about how its going on this year, so here are some facts:
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- I said from the start Im only posting the TOP 12 and further. So nothing from Top 24-Top 16 will be posted. You can usually find those on other blogs if you need to, or just buy on iTunes.
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- Studio Recordings STARTED with the Top 12. ANY performance before the Top 12 that is featured on iTunes is STILL a live performance, the only difference between the live broadcasted TV versions and the live iTunes ones are that the audience is dimmed down and the singer's voice is recoded straight into their microphone while they perform, so its not really a studio recording.
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- Studio Recordings are NOT offered in 320kbps. Last year americanidol.com offered 320kbps mp3s of the studio recordings, but this year iTunes is offering them in their native format. This format originates in 128kbps protected AAC files which must be stripped from their protection and then converted to mp3 format. This makes the mp3s impossible to have true 320kbps quality. Even if I happen to post a studio recording in 320kbps, it was from a 128kbps file.
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Hope this answers some of your questions and confusion about the American Idol posts this year. If something still doesnt make sense, just ask me.

12 comments:

MaxW said...

Thanks Matt for the things you are doing for the community!

Bud said...

Thanks for clearing that up, and thank you so much for all your time and effort posting all these mp3's!!!

Rebecca Rose said...

Just wanted to say thank you for what you are sharing from Itunes and AI.

Anonymous said...

thanks for all your work seriously

Mommy-Brain said...

Thanks...I was wondering why I couldn't find a full studio version of on of the songs I was looking for from AI...(which was the only reason I had asked since I had tried everywhere including iTunes-which should have been a clue eh?) now I know.

Thank you for giving us what you do.

JF said...

Thanks a lot for posting these !
I really appreciate it and don't think you get the credit you deserve for all of the hard time and effort you put into posting these MP3's...
But know it's appreciated

Anonymous said...

will you still post the studio versions though

bluebearfrancis said...

thank you very much .. for sharing the music and for clearing things up...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for doing all this

Anonymous said...

Hola Matt Soy Fernando y te saludo desde la cd de mexico aqui tambien se puede ver American Idol y queria pedirte tu ayuda me podrias pasar el mp3 de brandon rogers concursante de AI6 VERSIOn studio ya que en el post anterior ya no se puede descargar por favor te lo pido atte fernando estevez garcia
ferestevez_2006@yahoo.com.mx

Anonymous said...

huge thanks buddy for sharing! super site, immensely enjoying the sharings and communication here! big cheers!!

Anonymous said...

um. no. the studio recording version is actually studio recorded and it's the whole song....not just the 1:30 version...:-D