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stanzey24
2007-06-13, 10:16
hi,

i'm just in the process of setting up my SB3.

Music that i have purchased on i-tunes store that is in my i-tunes library isn't transferring to my Slim Devices software, any ideas? i have autorised it to be played on this laptop so that shouldn't be the problem!

any ideas?

thanks, andy

robertlewisca
2007-06-13, 10:19
I might be wrong about this, so anyone else with a little more experience please chime in, but my understanding is that Squeezebox/SlimServer will not play any music with DRM. I think I read that in the manual (can't quite remember).

ddewey
2007-06-13, 10:32
Quoting robertlewisca (robertlewisca.2s4mjb1181755201 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com):

>
> I might be wrong about this, so anyone else with a little more
> experience please chime in, but my understanding is that
> Squeezebox/SlimServer will not play any music with DRM. I think I read
> that in the manual (can't quite remember).


Correct. You cannot play music that has been purchased from the
iTunes music store through a Squeezebox. Or any other network music
player for that matter, other than an Airport. Apple won't allow
this to happen, it is not a Squeezebox issue.

You CAN, on the other hand, very easily strip the DRM Apple adds to
the files and end up with unencrypted m4a files that will play
beautfully through the Squeezebox. You bought 'em, figure out a way
to use them in the way you want.

dd

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shadowboxer
2007-06-13, 10:32
I might be wrong about this, so anyone else with a little more experience please chime in, but my understanding is that Squeezebox/SlimServer will not play any music with DRM. I think I read that in the manual (can't quite remember).


You are totally correct. The DRM protected AAC files will not play on squeezebox. I have thus far REFUSED to buy any music from the apple store for two reasons:

1. DRM (sure, you can strip it out, but that is trouble)
2. It has been only 128 dps AAC


Very recently, they started offering DRM-free music at 256 kps AAC, for 1.19 per song. I bought several cds recently recently, and as expected, these play just fine on the slimserver.

Eric Seaberg
2007-06-13, 11:29
I had TONS of stuff purchased there. As a last resort I burned those albums to CDR and re-ripped at Apple Lossless. In most cases, the time and materials involved ALMOST equals going out and buying a hard copy of the CD, but I'd already paid Apple for them.

BTW, re-encoding at Apple Lossless does NOT improve the quality... it just doesn't make it worse (like going back to AAC would).