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Josh Coalson
2005-04-06, 10:22
--- PAUL WILLIAMSON <pwilliamson (AT) mandtbank (DOT) com> wrote:
> > >>> mlk (AT) klio (DOT) org 04/05/05 8:26 PM >>>
> > > On Tue, 5 Apr 2005, PAUL WILLIAMSON wrote:
> > >>>> mlk (AT) klio (DOT) org 04/05/05 8:17 PM >>>
> >
> > >> If they were stolen, it'd definitely work for you; but since you
> paid
> > >> money, it's probably impossible to legally play your music on a
> > >> Squeezebox.
> > >
> > > That is simply irresponsible. Funny, probably. True, no. I
> have
> > > plenty of legally downloaded music that has been DRM-crippled
> > > that I can play on my sqeezebox.
> >
> > How? ("Burned and re-ripped" doesn't count in my book.)
> >
>
> Why not? How is my legally purchased music supposed to
> survive a system crash if I can back it up to a CD or DVD?

if "burned and re-ripped" means decoding the WMA file to PCM,
burning to a regular audio CD, and reripping, then it
probably doesn't count because you can't get back to the
original file that way. you started with a small lossy file.
after burn/rerip you get a big lossy file, and to get it
back down to size you have to re-compress and make it even
more lossy. and that assumes the burn and rip step gives
you identical PCM, which is not trivial.

Josh