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Christian Pernegger
2005-03-02, 01:42
>Question...I download a .99 song the other day. It plays fine in Itunes.
>But slim wont play it.
>It’s the AAC protected format?

Yes.

>I tried to convert to mp3 but it wouldn’t let me. Anyway to play
>downloaded/purchased songs
>from Itunes store?

You can burn via iTunes, and rerip from CD (which should not violate any
laws - you're just using iTunes functionality). Encoding the file a second
time would probably degrade quality immensly.
You can use Hymn to just strip the restriction management out, but you'd
still have to reencode.

If you don't like iTunes, foobar2000 + foo_pod plugin can copy files to and
from iPods, for free and without it being tethered to just one machine.

Personally I don't buy anything DRMed, be it downloaded or one of those
"copy protected' un-CDs. I don't use Windows Medi Player or iTunes and I
don't have a regular CD player anymore. Even principles aside - what would I
do with the stuff?

C.

=?windows-1252?Q?Johan_H=FCbner?=
2005-03-02, 01:49
Christian Pernegger wrote:
>> Question...I download a .99 song the other day. It plays fine in
>> Itunes. But slim wont play it.
>> It’s the AAC protected format?
>
>
> Yes.
>
>> I tried to convert to mp3 but it wouldn’t let me. Anyway to play
>> downloaded/purchased songs
>> from Itunes store?
>
>
> You can burn via iTunes, and rerip from CD (which should not violate any
> laws - you're just using iTunes functionality). Encoding the file a
> second time would probably degrade quality immensly.
> You can use Hymn to just strip the restriction management out, but you'd
> still have to reencode.
>
> If you don't like iTunes, foobar2000 + foo_pod plugin can copy files to
> and from iPods, for free and without it being tethered to just one machine.
>
> Personally I don't buy anything DRMed, be it downloaded or one of those
> "copy protected' un-CDs. I don't use Windows Medi Player or iTunes and I
> don't have a regular CD player anymore. Even principles aside - what
> would I do with the stuff?
>
> C.
Are there any similar softwares to rip the DRM off WMA:s bought via
onlineservices?

/Johan

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Johan Hübner --!!johan at hubner.se!!--
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Jack Coates
2005-03-02, 09:32
Christian Pernegger wrote:
>> Question...I download a .99 song the other day. It plays fine in
>> Itunes. But slim wont play it.
>> It’s the AAC protected format?
>
>
> Yes.
>
>> I tried to convert to mp3 but it wouldn’t let me. Anyway to play
>> downloaded/purchased songs
>> from Itunes store?
>
>
> You can burn via iTunes, and rerip from CD (which should not violate any
> laws - you're just using iTunes functionality). Encoding the file a
> second time would probably degrade quality immensly.
> You can use Hymn to just strip the restriction management out, but you'd
> still have to reencode.
>

I wouldn't bet on that... you're explicitly circumventing a digital
rights management restriction, which is illegal in the Home of the
Brave, Land of the Free (TM).

Functionality for a purpose doesn't mean that purpose is legal,
particularly when the product manufacturer can always claim that the
series of functions you're using was an unplanned, unintended
side-effect of other functionalities.

--
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Riding the Emergency Third Rail Power Trip since 1996!