@fleurc
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Bandcamp would be a better (legal) alternative to both. If not that then buy physical cds, or pirate

May I interest you in SoulSeek? Best way to get those sweet, pure FLAC files (or high quality MP3s).

Nicotine+ is a free and open source alternative to the official client.

Lol this is going to sound ridiculous but as someone who is trying to quit smoking and constantly failing, I know for a fact that using a program called Nicotine would 100% water the seeds of addiction in my brain.

Evan
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Never smoked but I despite the name and consider it a deal breaker

It is a weird choice of name, isn’t it?!

@mrus
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@beansniffer
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How does SoulSeek compare to torrents? From my quick search, it seems that SoulSeek is proprietary software, correct?

Better, in my opinion. Torrenting is annoying when it comes to music, I find. Soulseek is so easy in terms of searching for individual songs, albums, etc. and specifying things like bitrate and so on. It’s proprietary but I’ve yet to see an open-source equivalent that comes even remotely close to it.

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The best solution regarding privacy would be to own the hi-fi files directly and then stream them to your devices using software you self host like jellyfin or something.

I find tosdr.org is a useful website to pick apart terms of service to find out what sites and services are actually doing with our data. (I just checked and Tidal is included on the site, not sure how helpful that is!)

Noah
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Thanks for letting me know about that website!

@jactm
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A quick look at tosdr and exodus privacy and … I guess if you create a separate account for youtube music and maybe use it only on the web browser. Tidal has more trackers than YT music

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Ah, that’s a shame. Thanks!

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