It's only $40US/year for an unlimited size locker and syncing between unlimited computers (there is a free 1GB account that you can experiment with). This was a Flickr-size investment, so I decided to just go for it. On paper, it seems pretty perfect. Here's what MP3Tunes does:
- It keeps your playlists and music in sync with a desktop sync client
- You can selectively sync subsections (solution for my laptop!)
- Sync can be bi-directional or uni-directional
- You can access/stream your music from the web
- There is talk of a mobile client for Symbian Series 60
Sounds pretty much perfect. The *only* downside is that protected/DRM'd music can only be played on authenticated devices — i.e. no streaming of DRM music.
I have maybe 5 DRM’d tracks in my 6349 songs, so the DRM thing isn’t an issue for me.
We’re going to move next year, and I was considering what to do with my aging CD collection. Though I’ve acquired a thousand songs over the past couple of years, only a few dozen of them have arrived via new CDs. I’ve ripped all the CDs at a high bit-rate, so I’m trying to get my head around selling or otherwise disposing of my physical music media.
Knowing that my music is backed-up in some fancy server farm would make it easier to dispense with all that plastic.