bit-tech.net

Go Back   bit-tech.net Forums > bit-tech.net > Article Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 8th Oct 2012, 09:18   #1
brumgrunt
Ultramodder
 
brumgrunt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 1,009
brumgrunt is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.brumgrunt is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.brumgrunt is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.brumgrunt is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.brumgrunt is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.brumgrunt is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.brumgrunt is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.brumgrunt is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.brumgrunt is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.brumgrunt is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.brumgrunt is a hoopy frood who really knows where their towel is.
Microsoft launching Xbox Music in October

http://www.bit-tech.net/news/gaming/...c-in-october/1
brumgrunt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th Oct 2012, 10:59   #2
TheDodoKiller
Supermodder
 
TheDodoKiller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: North London
Posts: 585
TheDodoKiller is definitely a rep cheat.TheDodoKiller is definitely a rep cheat.TheDodoKiller is definitely a rep cheat.TheDodoKiller is definitely a rep cheat.TheDodoKiller is definitely a rep cheat.TheDodoKiller is definitely a rep cheat.TheDodoKiller is definitely a rep cheat.TheDodoKiller is definitely a rep cheat.TheDodoKiller is definitely a rep cheat.TheDodoKiller is definitely a rep cheat.TheDodoKiller is definitely a rep cheat.
I'll hazard a guess that it'll be like Bing.

Come to think of it, I a friend of mine works for Microsoft on bing, He was annoyed when I told him 'That must be like working on a sinking ship.' to which he was not best pleased.
__________________
- AMD 1090T OC'd at 3.6 Ghz - Asus Crosshair IV Formula - Reference Asus 6950/70 - Silverstone FT02 B-W - Kingston HyperX 3K 128GB SSD - Samsung F3 1TB - Kingston HyperX 1600 Ram 4GB - Coolermaster V8 -
TheDodoKiller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th Oct 2012, 11:17   #3
SpAceman
Supermodder
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Posts: 265
SpAceman is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitSpAceman is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitSpAceman is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitSpAceman is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitSpAceman is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitSpAceman is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitSpAceman is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitSpAceman is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitSpAceman is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitSpAceman is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitSpAceman is almost as Godly as yodasarmpit
Why are they calling it Xbox Music? It is on multiple platforms so it should be called something like "Microsoft Music".

Calling it Xbox Music makes it sound like a crap console port.
__________________
i7 4770K | Asus Z87-Pro | 16GB Gskill DDR3-1866 | EVGA GTX 760
Silverstone Raven RV02 | Coolermaster V8 | Crucial M4 256GB | Corsair TX750
Dell U2412M | LG W2253TQ | Ducky DK9008 Pro PBT MX Cherry Greens | Naos 7000 | Logitech X-540 5.1 | Logitech G930
SpAceman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th Oct 2012, 11:34   #4
Guinevere
Mega Mom
 
Guinevere's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 2,101
Guinevere is a Super Spamming SaiyanGuinevere is a Super Spamming SaiyanGuinevere is a Super Spamming SaiyanGuinevere is a Super Spamming SaiyanGuinevere is a Super Spamming SaiyanGuinevere is a Super Spamming SaiyanGuinevere is a Super Spamming SaiyanGuinevere is a Super Spamming SaiyanGuinevere is a Super Spamming SaiyanGuinevere is a Super Spamming SaiyanGuinevere is a Super Spamming Saiyan
Wow, Microsoft are giving us a way of listing to music on our computers and digital devices without actually have to 'buy' the music?

You can actually do that? I don't have to use waxed cylinders, vinyl platters or even those new fangled CD things any longer? It's amazing what you can do with computers these days. Subscription based music... I'm just in awe at the originality of those Microsoft boffins, they sure got the brains!

This sounds like an amazing idea. So cool, fresh and original. And it's so simple that it's a real surprise someone didn't think of offering this up as a service before now!

So you pay a subscription and get access to fresh new music? That's so cool. Again I can't get over the fact that nobody came out with this idea before.

Typical Microsoft to get in first with such radical new ideas such as this.
Guinevere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th Oct 2012, 11:56   #5
faugusztin
I *am* the guy with two left hands
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Bratislava, Slovakia
Posts: 5,899
faugusztin is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.faugusztin is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.faugusztin is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.faugusztin is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.faugusztin is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.faugusztin is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.faugusztin is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.faugusztin is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.faugusztin is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.faugusztin is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.faugusztin is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpAceman View Post
Why are they calling it Xbox Music? It is on multiple platforms so it should be called something like "Microsoft Music".

Calling it Xbox Music makes it sound like a crap console port.
Why does Google calls everything Play ? Play Books, Play Magazines, Play Movies and Play Music from Play Store.

Same reason why this service is called Xbox Music. Xbox is the "multimedia and gaming" part of Microsoft, it is as simple as that. Later you will see Xbox Videos, and you will even get Xbox Games (expect GFWL to change to something like Xbox Games For Windows Live ).
__________________
Desktop Core i7-5820K Asus X99 Deluxe Crucial DDR4-2133 8GB NH-D15 ASUS GTX980 Strix Samsung 840 EVO 1TB Aquarius X90 Superflower Golden King 550W Windows 10
faugusztin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th Oct 2012, 14:07   #6
Bauul
Sir Bongaminge
 
Bauul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Godalming, near Guildford
Posts: 2,173
Bauul can run CrysisBauul can run CrysisBauul can run CrysisBauul can run CrysisBauul can run CrysisBauul can run CrysisBauul can run CrysisBauul can run CrysisBauul can run CrysisBauul can run CrysisBauul can run Crysis
Quote:
Originally Posted by Guinevere
Wow, Microsoft are giving us a way of listing to music on our computers and digital devices without actually have to 'buy' the music?
You're absolutely right. No company should ever do something that other people have already done. Competition never benefited any market, now did it?
__________________
Intel Core i5-2500K | 8Gb Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1,600 Mhz
Gigabyte Geforce 460 GTX OC 1Gb | 1Tb + 1.5Tb Samsung Spinpoint F3 | Asrock Z68 Extreme4
Ibanez RG 470 Japanese Edition | 1991 Japanese Lo-TRS Tremolo | V7 S1 Custom V8 HSH Pickups
Bauul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th Oct 2012, 14:34   #7
longweight
Possibly Longbeard.
 
longweight's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: London
Posts: 10,517
longweight is definitely a rep cheat.longweight is definitely a rep cheat.longweight is definitely a rep cheat.longweight is definitely a rep cheat.longweight is definitely a rep cheat.longweight is definitely a rep cheat.longweight is definitely a rep cheat.longweight is definitely a rep cheat.longweight is definitely a rep cheat.longweight is definitely a rep cheat.longweight is definitely a rep cheat.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Guinevere View Post
Wow, Microsoft are giving us a way of listing to music on our computers and digital devices without actually have to 'buy' the music?

You can actually do that? I don't have to use waxed cylinders, vinyl platters or even those new fangled CD things any longer? It's amazing what you can do with computers these days. Subscription based music... I'm just in awe at the originality of those Microsoft boffins, they sure got the brains!

This sounds like an amazing idea. So cool, fresh and original. And it's so simple that it's a real surprise someone didn't think of offering this up as a service before now!

So you pay a subscription and get access to fresh new music? That's so cool. Again I can't get over the fact that nobody came out with this idea before.

Typical Microsoft to get in first with such radical new ideas such as this.
Sorry, what?
longweight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th Oct 2012, 17:54   #8
GoodBytes
How many wifi's does it have?
 
GoodBytes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Montreal, Canada
Posts: 12,160
GoodBytes is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.GoodBytes is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.GoodBytes is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.GoodBytes is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.GoodBytes is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.GoodBytes is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.GoodBytes is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.GoodBytes is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.GoodBytes is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.GoodBytes is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.GoodBytes is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheDodoKiller View Post
I'll hazard a guess that it'll be like Bing.

Come to think of it, I a friend of mine works for Microsoft on bing, He was annoyed when I told him 'That must be like working on a sinking ship.' to which he was not best pleased.
Working on a search engine is very difficult. Google got lucky. They original search engine was terrible, but it was the best at the time. They have so many people using it that they collect a lot of data to improve it, plus, well they have been working on it and continues to, longer than Microsoft. It's not a sinking ship, Microsoft is defining Bing as a "decision maker", not a search engine like Google. Bing has it's own strength.

Quote:
Originally Posted by SpAceman View Post
Why are they calling it Xbox Music? It is on multiple platforms so it should be called something like "Microsoft Music".

Calling it Xbox Music makes it sound like a crap console port.
The Zune brand didn't work for them, and linked to failure. Their excellent but extremely poorly marketed (and US only, until extremely late in Canada) Zune MP3 player.

So they are going with a brand name that people know, and linked to Media and Entertainment: XBox.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Guinevere View Post
Wow, Microsoft are giving us a way of listing to music on our computers and digital devices without actually have to 'buy' the music?
This sounds like an amazing idea. So cool, fresh and original. And it's so simple that it's a real surprise someone didn't think of offering this up as a service before now!

So you pay a subscription and get access to fresh new music? That's so cool. Again I can't get over the fact that nobody came out with this idea before.

Typical Microsoft to get in first with such radical new ideas such as this.
That's because you are ignorant. Microsoft presented this feature, called Zune Pass, back in 2006 with their Zune MP3 player. Microsoft was the first to introduce this service. It never picked up, as Microsoft didn't know how to market it. They probably expected it to be like Windows, where people would just come. This is compared to Apple that is marking their iPod like no tomorrow. Ads EVERYWHERE, and ALL THE TIME on TV, Bus stops, subways, buses, and around the world. Billion and Billions of dollars spent. Not to mention also, special both in retail stores showing off Apple's iPod, and not the "the other MP3 player collecting dust in the corner of the store where teh lights above it are turned off". Plus, it didn't help that the Zune was US only, while the iPod was available world wide.

So the Zune got buried, and no one knew about it. The reason why it was only available in the U.S, was that Microsoft was able to only sign a deal with the Music industry association over there. Much later to Canada (way too late), and with the Windows Phone 7 a few other places around the world. I guess now that the music industry sees that digital distribution is the only way for survival, especially with the massively increase of self distributed music artists, they are finally, somewhat, given in. If this service is available world wide, or almost, this time, it could be that the music industry sees it as being the end of piracy related to music. And that is why they agreed upon it.


The Zune Pass not only allowed unlimited music streaming and download for a month or yearly fee (the ad supported streaming is new), but it was higher quality than what you can buy on iTunes, PLUS you had an entire system that Apple and other music subscription service tries to copy:
-> Music discover system
-> SmartDJ (form the music you are playing, compiles a list from other artists that got influenced, by what others are listening, and related to the same style). Another great way to discover new music.
-> You can actually full your music player of 100% legit music in high quality.
-> Social Network service (ok well Facebook took most users away, but still cool).
-> Personalize picks of music based on your rating of music, and what you are listening.
__________________
Nv GPU Pro - Automate your graphic card overclock base on what you run, reduce power and noise. Designed for Laptops and Desktops. Filled with features.

Core i7 930 2.8GHz | G.Skill Pi 6GB 1600MHz 7-5-7-24 1.5V | Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 | GeForce GTX 260 | W.D Caviar Black 1TB | Corsair AX750 | Noctua NH-U12P | Xonar Essence STX | Win8 Pro 64-bit | Dell U2410 - 1920x1200 | OCZ Vertex 4 250GB

Last edited by GoodBytes; 8th Oct 2012 at 17:59.
GoodBytes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th Oct 2012, 18:39   #9
fdbh96
I *am* a Dremel
 
fdbh96's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1,894
fdbh96 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.fdbh96 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.fdbh96 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.fdbh96 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.fdbh96 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.fdbh96 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.fdbh96 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.fdbh96 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.fdbh96 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.fdbh96 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.fdbh96 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.
This sounds like a good thing really, as at the moment I couldn't find a reason for the win 8 music app, but this will add some features. Hopefully they may release a Netflix type thing soon.
fdbh96 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th Oct 2012, 00:31   #10
XXAOSICXX
Supermodder
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Manchester
Posts: 527
XXAOSICXX is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitXXAOSICXX is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitXXAOSICXX is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitXXAOSICXX is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitXXAOSICXX is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitXXAOSICXX is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitXXAOSICXX is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitXXAOSICXX is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitXXAOSICXX is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitXXAOSICXX is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitXXAOSICXX is almost as Godly as yodasarmpit
Sounds good to me. The integration MS is pushing between what is essentially four different platforms (mobile, desktop, tablet, console) for audio, video and games is really pretty cool.
XXAOSICXX is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 03:33.
Powered by: vBulletin Version 3
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.