iTunes & DRM Free My Butt!

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  1. duncan

    duncan Lifetime Member Millennium Member

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    Hardly any songs that my teenage son wants are that new iTunes Plus DRM free format.

    Downloaded an album and it was in mpeg4 format - still new ith iTunes.

    Won't play in my mp3 player.

    WMP won't id them or burn them either.

    Do I have any options to get these into an mp3 format?
     
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    RaiderRodney Just Win Baby

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    You can burn them onto a CDRW (wav file) and then rip them back as mp3 and it would work. I know that is a little work though :( Just be sure you have Itunes set to rip them in as mp3.
     

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    I'm still new to this.

    I have they right now as mp4 protected.

    I oculd not find burning or ripping options on my iTunes.

    I have windows media player and nero.

    What about media monkey?
     
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    duncan Lifetime Member Millennium Member

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    Thanks

    anyone else?
     
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    duncan Lifetime Member Millennium Member

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    I was running JHymn but if you use ITunes too much, they will upgrade you to 7.0 and then JHymn does not work (even if you un-install and re-install and older version.

    Maybe a new account?
     
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    Tunebite will legally solve all of your drm problems.

    I use this for Napster, I have the $10 a month unlimited downloads, but I cannot burn them or transfer to an mp3 player.

    Tunebite records the file to itself and creates an mp3 file. It will find any new drmed files on your pc and record 4 of them at a time at 4x speed depending on the performance of your pc.

    Works awesome.
     
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    duncan Lifetime Member Millennium Member

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    I looked at Tunebite just now.

    Can't see if dealing with AAC.

    Does Tunebite work with iTunes purchase protected music?
     
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    I personally don't have itunes or any .aac/.m4v drm files, I use Napster. It has unlimited downloads(playable on your pc) for $10 per month if you're interested.
    Napster uses .wma drm files,this is what I use Tunebite for so I know it works for these, it claims to work for .aac/.m4v files from iTunes which I'm sure it does.

    Works great, after you set it up just click "add"-"music services", it finds unconverted files on your pc then press "GO"

    Here are a couple pertinent FAQs from my copy help file:

    Is Tunebite legal?
    Yes. Tunebite does not bypass any copy protection. It re-records analogue audio signals

    Which DRM systems does Tunebite work with?
    At present, Tunebite works with Apple iTunes (.m4p, .m4b, .m4v), Window Media (.wma, .wmv) and Audible (.aa) protected files.