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Jason
2005-01-23, 15:52
Slimserver (like most non Apple audio players) cannot play files that Apple
has setup with licensing requirements for playback.

Do a search on google about this, you can find utilities that will strip the
copy protection or convert the files to MP3. You can also burn the songs to
CD and then re-rip/encode them in a non proprietary format like WAV, MP3 or
FLAC.

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> David & Renee MacDonald
> Sent: Sunday, January 23, 2005 3:41 PM
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> Subject: [slim] I Tunes
>
> I down loaded a couple of songs from I tunes hoping to
> playback on my Slimserver. They seem to be encoded in MP4
> format and will not play on anything but Itunes supplied
> player. I tried changing Preferences to encode as MP3; didn't
> work. The folder is there but Slimserver is showing it as
> empty. Can anyone tell me how to use Itunes and Slimserver?
>
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Steve Baumgarten
2005-01-23, 17:01
Jason wrote:

> Do a search on google about this, you can find utilities that will strip the
> copy protection or convert the files to MP3. You can also burn the songs to
> CD and then re-rip/encode them in a non proprietary format like WAV, MP3 or
> FLAC.

Burning and ripping to an unprotected format will always work, but be
careful about using things like Hymn:

http://hymn-project.org/

The latest iTunes update (4.7.1) no longer plays tracks that have been
processed by Hymn to remove Apple's DRM:

http://www.theregister.com/2005/01/13/apple_breaks_hymn/

There seems to be a workaround now, but you're going to forever be
playing a cat and mouse game with Apple if you go this route.

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