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Well, this is "the Spotify Thread" afterall.
You are right,I found this & it seems it is a mix of various factors.I agree that they use DRM, but they will still have to use HTTP as a protocol to transfer the data to the client device (unless they are using websocket, which I highly doubt). The media to be streamed has to be stored in a CDN somewhere as a file. When streaming, it will be transferred in chunks to the client device's cache (encrypted) and decrypted on the fly for playback (in-memory decryption for security purposes). As for the format, I don't know which format Spotify uses, but any format that can be streamed can be streamed encrypted as detailed above, which means that FLAC can be streamed similarly. Storage or other factors notwithstanding.
This problem is compounded when attempting to get permission from a record label to offer music in a lossless format. Labels are understandably protective of their 24-bit masters, as they are a great way to establish copyright. As the gatekeepers of high-definition content, labels are choosy with who they allow to stream content beyond 320 kbps MP3.
Additionally, finding the studio-quality digital masters for every single track you want in your catalog can be difficult when you’re dealing with over 370,000 labels and 500,000 new tracks released each month.
(That’s what we handle at MediaNet for our catalog.)
Labels don’t offer a “better than CD” experience to just anyone, and if a service is deemed worthy of lossless audio, it may be required to use certain codecs, licensors, and B2B partners approved by the label. These may not be the same for each label. Each of those partnerships can require additional license fees.
Haha it's fine. Cannot discourage a good discussion on a topic.Guys, I think I've unintentionally high-jacked this thread with an offtopic discussion.
If @OP thinks this is alright, let this continue, else I would stay away from commenting on this further.
Did this already in second post! Check it outI think I'll start keeping a list of all the playlists people post in the first post along with a short description. That way they won't be lost. Haha it's fine. Cannot discourage a good discussion on a topic.
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Something like "our childhood" or similar. It would fit quite well with songs upto 2008 or so. What do you think?What do you call it? 90s hits?
PS: LP is from the 00s