Dear anybody who develops an application to play music,
One word: FLAC. It’s free, it’s open, it’s what I’m reripping all my CDs into.
Apple, it would be absolutely killer if you supported FLAC in iTunes, and automatically transcoded into MP3 for my iPod. But I’m not going to hold my breath, since you only add features that generate revenue.
This also means you, last.fm. Why don’t you work with FLAC files playing through WinAMP?