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Apple has begun to offer preview samples of songs from the iTunes Store—the same previews available from within the iTunes application itself—over the web on its iTunes Preview site. Launched in November, the Preview pages include track listings, user reviews, and related links, and when it originally launched, song previews were a notable omission, especially for a site dubbed “Preview.” The new previews use QuickTime to deliver the audio, which is formatted in AAC. [via GigaOM]

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FAIL.  If I don’t have iTunes installed, I probably don’t have Quicktime installed either.  If I have Quicktime, I probably have iTunes and don’t need the preview page.

Posted by Charles Starrett on January 7, 2010 at 12:57 PM (CST)

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I’ve read it’s possible to download the 30-second preview and use it as a ringtone, if you can find the file location in the page’s source code.

Posted by Charles Starrett on January 7, 2010 at 7:34 PM (CST)

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Ben,
You don’t get it. It is to compete with Amazon by having a web presence. Next step may be allowing purchasing with iTunes loaded or it may have to do with integrating LaLa into iTunes.

Posted by Charles Starrett on January 8, 2010 at 12:32 PM (CST)

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