Or just convert to Apple Lossless within iTunes, that's what I did and they work fine.
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2012-06-04, 11:01 #11
2012-06-04, 19:37 #12
2012-06-05, 08:28 #13
Go into Preferences, down towards the bottom of the first page there is a button for Import Settings, press that button. When that opens, the top drop down menu change it to Apple Lossless, then hit OK, and then OK at the bottom of the preference page. Go to the songs that are Apple Protected and select those songs (you can select the one at the top, scroll down to the last one and hit the Shift Key before you select with the mouse, to include them all). Then Right Click with the mouse, and go to the selection Change Selected Files to Apple Lossless, and then wait for them all to convert and delete the old files.
You know now that I've been thinking about it, there may have been some that wouldn't let me convert and I did have to make a playlist and burn it to a cd, then rip that cd as Apple Lossless so as not to lose more quality reconverting it to a lossy file for the second time. I know I've used both methods, but it may depend on how the DRM was implemented as to which way you have to go. But the burn to cd always works as long as you still have rights to those files.
Edit: I just checked with a few files, and yeah I do think you have to do it the hard way, drag the files to playlist and burn to CD then rip that CD back to iTunes in Apple Lossless. Sorry I was mistaken. I know I did do that with some files, but for the life of me I don't know which ones now, and there is no reason to do it with MP3, so I don't know what I'm remembering. It is a bit of a pain to have to burn the CD, but since I just needed it to be temporary I used a CD-RW, so I wouldn't have another useless to me CD laying around.
Last edited by rayman1701; 2012-06-05 at 08:37.