4 software questions

I’m an almost newbie at this stuff, so before I buy things I’d like to ask a few
questions. (And if you only know the answer to one, please respond anyway?)

1] I like iTunes because there’s no subscription fees; I only want to buy
one tune at a time, and only when I want too!
Are there any other music downloading sites that also work like this,
without subscription fees?

2] Can music that’s been saved in an iTunes library be exported, or moved,
into another music library for creating CDs, say like Media Monkey’s? (Or
any other music library software that people know of?)

3] If I create an iTunes playlist, can I download MP3 or WMA files from it
onto, say, Coby 741 or iAudio U2 flash players? Or do I have to only use the
Apple ipod stuff, like the Shuffle?

4] On a news server I found something called WinMX. It says free music downloads… Is it legal? (-Or, safe? :eek: )

Thanks very much for any advice/suggestions received here…
drummer

  1. No and no.

I can’t answer omn iTunes as I don’t have and such device nor do I download singles.

There is Napster. I don’t know how it works, though; I keep myself as far away from those services as humanly possible.

2] Can music that’s been saved in an iTunes library be exported, or moved,
into another music library for creating CDs, say like Media Monkey’s? (Or
any other music library software that people know of?)

If it’s stuff you’ve imported from your own mp3s, yes. If it’s stuff you’ve bought, however, it’s protected. It can be done with analog conversion programs. You lose quality if you do so; not much, but still. Thank the music cartel for this protection.

3] If I create an iTunes playlist, can I download MP3 or WMA files from it
onto, say, Coby 741 or iAudio U2 flash players? Or do I have to only use the
Apple ipod stuff, like the Shuffle?

See relevant answer in recent thread.

4] On a news server I found something called WinMX. It says free music downloads… Is it legal? (-Or, safe?

The program itself is both. The use most people make of it, though, isn’t legal, although it’s actually quite safe from a RIAA lawsuit. Of course, I’m assuming you only want to download songs that aren’t covered by any copyright stuff…

You don’t have to subscribe to an online service to actually purchase the music. The subscription allows you to stream the audio and “rent” it during your subscription.

I really like my subscription service . . . so no complaints from me.