Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Foo Off-Topic chit chat with no general subject.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-25-09, 05:19 PM   #1
Garfield Cat
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Garfield Cat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Bikes: Cervelo Prodigy
Posts: 5,973
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
I Tunes Protection Software

I heard that I Tunes has announced that they will remove the protection software from their music downloads. Does anyone know when this will take place?
Garfield Cat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-09, 05:56 PM   #2
banerjek
Portland Fred
 
banerjek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Bikes: Custom Winter, Challenge Seiran SL, Fuji Team Pro, Cattrike Road/Velokit, РOS hybrid
Posts: 11,174
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
It's been happening for awhile and has probably already happened with some of the songs you've purchased. If in iTunes plus, you have the opportunity to pay 0.30 extra per track or 1/3 the cost of the album to remove DRM, that's what they're talking about. This is not available for everything yet, but that's coming soon.

BTW, if you buy the songs without DRM (or pay to have it removed), it will still store the files as those m4p files which other programs don't read. However, you can convert them to mp3 in iTunes -- this cannot be done with DRM protected tracks.
banerjek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-09, 03:09 PM   #3
Garfield Cat
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Garfield Cat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Bikes: Cervelo Prodigy
Posts: 5,973
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by banerjek View Post
It's been happening for awhile and has probably already happened with some of the songs you've purchased. If in iTunes plus, you have the opportunity to pay 0.30 extra per track or 1/3 the cost of the album to remove DRM, that's what they're talking about. This is not available for everything yet, but that's coming soon.

BTW, if you buy the songs without DRM (or pay to have it removed), it will still store the files as those m4p files which other programs don't read. However, you can convert them to mp3 in iTunes -- this cannot be done with DRM protected tracks.
I am thinking about oldies songs. I made a list of about 200 or so songs that I would like to make a compilation for myself. So its not albums but just singles. But if its protected somehow, then I feel that I cannot convert to WMA files to burn on a CD. Is this true?
Garfield Cat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-09, 04:15 PM   #4
annc
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 428
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Garfield Cat View Post
I am thinking about oldies songs. I made a list of about 200 or so songs that I would like to make a compilation for myself. So its not albums but just singles. But if its protected somehow, then I feel that I cannot convert to WMA files to burn on a CD. Is this true?
Songs downloaded from itunes music store are stored in AAC format (basically the successor to mp3). You can burn any set of songs to a cd, including protected AAC files. Itunes will convert them to mp3 automatically. You will lose some quality because of the lossy to lossy conversion. However, itunes will not convert to wmv unless if frozen pigs fly in hell (or something like that).

If you have protected AAC files, there are basically three options to remove the protection:
  1. Burn the song to a cd and incur the quality loss (and waste a cd if you didn't want a cd of mp3s)
  2. Pay $0.30 to get an unprotected, higher quality file if/when it becomes available
  3. Use fairplay to remove the protection (google is your friend).
annc is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:29 AM.