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tdmaccounts
2005-01-09, 22:08
Please help a new and non-technical squeezebox user: I have downloaded music in WMA format with DRM protection. Is there a way to convert these files so that I can play them on my new box?

Patrick Delamere
2005-01-09, 22:15
What I do might not be the ideal solution but it works.  ;-)

I tend to burn the DRM protected WMA files I buy from Napster onto CD using Nero 6 and then RIP them back as MP3 using the RealOne player.  I'd be delighted to hear if someone has a better idea!  :-)

Patrick


tdmaccounts wrote:

 



Please help a new and non-technical squeezebox user:  I have downloaded music in WMA format with DRM protection.  Is there a way to convert these files so that I can play them on my new box?



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Dave McGaugh
2005-01-10, 09:32
You'd be better off ripping the newly burned CD into WAV or FLAC (or
some other lossless format). By decoding/burning a WMA onto CD, then
ripping it into MP3, you are going from one lossy format to another
which can only yield worse quality results than what you started with.

Regards,
Dave

On Jan 9, 2005, at 9:15 PM, Patrick Delamere wrote:

> What I do might not be the ideal solution but it works. ;-)
>
> I tend to burn the DRM protected WMA files I buy from Napster onto CD
> using Nero 6 and then RIP them back as MP3 using the RealOne player.
> I'd be delighted to hear if someone has a better idea! :-)
>
> Patrick
>
>
> tdmaccounts wrote:
>
> Please help a new and non-technical squeezebox user: I have
> downloaded music in WMA format with DRM protection. Is there a way to
> convert these files so that I can play them on my new box?
>
>

Patrick Delamere
2005-01-10, 12:56
Cheers for the tip! I'll give FLAC a go as I have never tried that
format before. :-)

Patrick



Dave McGaugh wrote:

> You'd be better off ripping the newly burned CD into WAV or FLAC (or
> some other lossless format). By decoding/burning a WMA onto CD, then
> ripping it into MP3, you are going from one lossy format to another
> which can only yield worse quality results than what you started with.
>
> Regards,
> Dave
>
> On Jan 9, 2005, at 9:15 PM, Patrick Delamere wrote:
>
>> What I do might not be the ideal solution but it works. ;-)
>>
>> I tend to burn the DRM protected WMA files I buy from Napster onto
>> CD using Nero 6 and then RIP them back as MP3 using the RealOne
>> player. I'd be delighted to hear if someone has a better idea! :-)
>>
>> Patrick
>>
>>
>> tdmaccounts wrote:
>>
>> Please help a new and non-technical squeezebox user: I have
>> downloaded music in WMA format with DRM protection. Is there a way
>> to convert these files so that I can play them on my new box?
>>
>>