Re: Napster

  • From: "Michael G." <commodore128@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 26 Dec 2005 17:32:55 -0600


The last time I used Napster was about 6 or 8 months ago and I was using Jaws 
6.0.  At that time, the accessibility was about a 6 on a scale of 1 to 10.  
Quite a bit of Jaws cursor usage was required but I was able to search for 
songs and purchase them without too much trouble.  I stopped using it though 
when I found out Napster was fooling around with files on my computer.  Every 
time you purchase a song off of Napster, a license file is placed on your 
computer as well.  That in of itself wasn't a big deal.  I was able to listen 
to the music and I was even able to listen to them with Winamp.  Then one day 
nothing worked anymore, at least as far as Winamp goes.  My music wouldn't play 
in Winamp any longer.  This was critical since I preferred to use Winamp for a 
couple of reasons.  One, it is very accessible with Jaws.  Two, I have an MP3 
player that I like to copy my music onto so I would use Winamp to convert the 
Napster tracks from WMA files into MP3 files, which would work with my MP3 
player. The DRM protection that is included in all Napster tracks wouldn't let 
the songs be played on my MP3 player even though my player does have the 
ability to play WMA files. Well, to make a long story short, Napster altered 
all the license files that were on my computer that made using Winamp 
impossible.  I was forced to use Windows Media player which I can't stand.  
Plus, I don't think you can purchase one song at a time any longer.  You now 
have to purchase their monthly subscription.  Once you end your subscription, 
none of the music you download from them will work.  With all the bad 
experiences I've had with these guys, I wouldn't recommend using them.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Mike Babcock 
  To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Monday, December 26, 2005 7:25 AM
  Subject: Napster

  has anyone used Napster with jaws 6.2,  how does it work? I dont want to pay 
for it if it does not work.
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