Proposed Documentation String Freeze break - Ubuntu Music Store

Matthew East mdke at
Mon Apr 5 14:36:50 BST 2010


Currently we don't have any information about the new Ubuntu Music
Store in our documentation.

Matt Griffin, one of the developers of the store, has sent me some
material that we could use in the "musicvideophotos" document. If we
add this, it would result in the below strings needing translation so
I wanted to get the thoughts of the translation team on whether it
would be acceptable to break the freeze in this way. I think it would
be very beneficial to have some documentation on the music store, but
obviously this shouldn't be at the expense of translations. What do
you think?


\subsection{Music stores}
Rhythmbox has three music stores which give you access to an extremely
large catalog of music with a variety of licensing options.

The \emph{Jamendo} store sells free, legal and unlimited music
published under the six Creative Commons licenses. You can browse the
catalog and play songs by choosing \emph{Jamendo} in the \emph{Stores}
list in the side pane. More information about their catalog can be
found at \url{}.

The \emph{Magnatune} store sells music from independent musicians.
They work directly with artists and hand-pick the songs available.
Their catalog is composed of high quality, non-DRM (no copy
protection) music and covers a variety of genres from Classical and
Jazz to Hip Hop and Hard Rock. You can browse the catalog and play
songs by choosing \emph{Magnatune} in the \emph{Stores} list in the
side pane. More information about their catalog and subscription
service can be found at \url{}.

The \emph{Ubuntu One Music Store} sells music from major and minor
music labels around the world. The store offers non-DRM (no copy
protection) songs encoded in either high quality MP3 or AAC format.
Ubuntu does not come with support for MP3 playback, but the store will
install the proper codecs automatically for free. You can browse the
catalog, play previews, and buy songs by choosing \emph{Ubuntu One} in
the \emph{Stores} list in the side pane.

The Ubuntu One Music Store integrates with the Ubuntu One service. All
purchases are transfered to your personal cloud storage and then
automatically copied to all of your computers so an Ubuntu One account
is required. The catalog of music available for purchase will vary
depending on where you live in the world. More information about the
Ubuntu One Music Store can be found at \url{}


Matthew East
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