Removing DRM

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Tony, Jun 21, 2008.

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  1. Tony

    Tony Registered Member

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    I hope this topic is allowed.

    My daughter has a huge collection of music that she has bought from ITunes.

    Her ipod has now broken and she now has a very expensive music collection that she cannot play on her mp3 player because of the DRM.

    What is the easiest way of getting rid of the DRM so as she can play them on her portable mp3 player as she cannot afford to buy another ipod at the moment.

    I did tell her to buy her music elsewhere but as is the norm with teenagers she never took any notice.

    She has Vista installed on her laptop
    Thanks.
     
  2. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    While understanding the frustration, what you are asking is for help breaking copy protection, which is probably illegal. You might want to consider another Ipod.

    Pete
     
  3. Woody777

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    Telling you how to do it is illegal under US Law but try Google if you really want to know also probably every other teen in the USA could advise how to do this.
     
  4. pandlouk

    pandlouk Registered Member

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    Hi Tony,

    removing drm is illegal, but apple gives you the option to upgrade your songs from drm 128 kbps files to the highest-quality 256 kbps AAC files which are drm free.

    http://www.apple.com/support/itunes/store/buy_troubleshooting/
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1711?viewlocale=en_US

    Panagiotis
     
  5. Tony

    Tony Registered Member

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    Ok thanks :)

    Maybe the mods should close this topic then.

    It does seem very unfair though when my daughter has bought these tracks legally, and then be unable to play them on the player of her choice.

    Imagine buying a cd from sony records and only being able to play them on a sony cd player??
    This would cause an outrage so why should this be allowed with itunes.
     
  6. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    Hi Tony

    I agree it's a bit unfair. Trick is to have your daughter vote with her wallet, and not support the iStuff.

    I also will take your suggestion and close this thread.

    Pete
     
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