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Kudahl
2008-04-14, 11:27
Hey.

I have a problem, my wife have bouhgt some songs on the internet, both from Itunes and Cdon.com (WMA), but we cant play it over the S.B. It wont come on if we update the Music folder, and if we use the Itune Plugin, it wont play, its just say Error, Unknow file.
It cant be right, that i buy legal music and cant play it.
What to do?

Best regards
//Jesper Hansen

ddewey
2008-04-14, 11:38
Quoting Kudahl (Kudahl.37vdrz1208197801 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com):

>
> Hey.
>
> I have a problem, my wife have bouhgt some songs on the internet, both
> from Itunes and Cdon.com (WMA), but we cant play it over the S.B. It
> wont come on if we update the Music folder, and if we use the Itune
> Plugin, it wont play, its just say Error, Unknow file.
> It cant be right, that i buy legal music and cant play it.
> What to do?

It's a Digital Rights Management (DRM) restriction placed on the
music you purchased by Apple/iTunes. It won't play through the SB.
You should only purchase DRM-free music in general - places like
Amazon's music store and Emusic don't burden their product with DRM
and are thus universally playable.

This isn't a SlimDevices issue, really. Apple won't license their
FairPlay DRM technology to anyone, so SlimDevices is powerless to
support music from iTunes. I don't know anything about Cdon.com, it
may or may not be the same sort of situation.

dd

Mitch Harding
2008-04-14, 11:51
One workaround you can use is burn your music to a CD, rip it from the CD,
and then encode it in a format that the SB can handle -- mp3 or FLAC. The
downside of using mp3 in this case is that you're losing data twice --
iTunes throws away some data when they encode it (unless it's Apple
lossless), and then you throw more away when you go to mp3.

I try to avoid iTunes whenever I can. Occasionally they have something
available exclusively that I want. In those cases, I get it, burn it to a
CD, rip it to WAV, and then encode it as FLAC.

On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 1:38 PM, Dave Dewey <ddewey (AT) cyberthugs (DOT) com> wrote:

> Quoting Kudahl (Kudahl.37vdrz1208197801 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com):
>
> >
> > Hey.
> >
> > I have a problem, my wife have bouhgt some songs on the internet, both
> > from Itunes and Cdon.com (WMA), but we cant play it over the S.B. It
> > wont come on if we update the Music folder, and if we use the Itune
> > Plugin, it wont play, its just say Error, Unknow file.
> > It cant be right, that i buy legal music and cant play it.
> > What to do?
>
> It's a Digital Rights Management (DRM) restriction placed on the
> music you purchased by Apple/iTunes. It won't play through the SB.
> You should only purchase DRM-free music in general - places like
> Amazon's music store and Emusic don't burden their product with DRM
> and are thus universally playable.
>
> This isn't a SlimDevices issue, really. Apple won't license their
> FairPlay DRM technology to anyone, so SlimDevices is powerless to
> support music from iTunes. I don't know anything about Cdon.com, it
> may or may not be the same sort of situation.
>
> dd
>

autopilot
2008-04-14, 13:50
A better option than the burn re-rip method (which is a PITA and can murder sound quality) is to remove the DRM with something like QTFairUse6.

Mitch Harding
2008-04-14, 14:43
I thought that didn't work with iTunes 7...?

Burning and re-ripping to FLAC should preserve sound quality, I think,
unless iTunes reduces the sound quality during the burn.

On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 3:50 PM, autopilot <
autopilot.37vkhn1208206501 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:

>
> A better option than the burn re-rip method (which is a PITA and can
> murder sound quality) is to remove the DRM with something like
> QTFairUse6.
>
>
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mikeselectricstuff
2008-04-14, 16:04
A better option than the burn re-rip method (which is a PITA and can murder sound quality) is to remove the DRM with something like QTFairUse6.

Maybe someone should make a plugin using the above software...

ddewey
2008-04-14, 18:45
Quoting mikeselectricstuff (mikeselectricstuff.37vqib1208214301 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com):

>
> autopilot;291460 Wrote:
> > A better option than the burn re-rip method (which is a PITA and can
> > murder sound quality) is to remove the DRM with something like
> > QTFairUse6.
>
> Maybe someone should make a plugin using the above software...

It doesn't work with the latest versions of iTunes (although it does
work with several earlier versions of 7.x), and isn't likely to be
updated due to a cease-and-desist from Apple lawyers.

denmennis
2008-04-14, 19:18
If you have a Mac, you can remove the DRM tags using a trick with iMovie but you need iMovie HD. The only downside is that you won't get any of the extras such as album art. There are also a couple of applications that you can download from the internet. If you are using Windows then try doubletwist. There is no Mac version so I do not know the details but it looked like it was pretty simple to use.

link for iMovie trick:

http://5thirtyone.com/archives/873

dj

denmennis
2008-04-14, 19:24
doubletwist link:

http://www.doubletwist.com/dt/Home/Index.dt

dj

4mula1
2008-04-15, 03:44
Doubletwist is like the burn and rip to mp3 scenario, it takes what is usually a lossy format and transcodes it to a different lossy format sans DRM. No thanks.