Converting protected AAC audio files?

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  1. Weazy

    Weazy Active Member

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    Anyone know of a way to convert protected AAC audio files, like the ones you buy from the iTunes store, to something else?
    If I buy them, I feel they are mine and I should be able to do what i want with them, not just use them on this computer.
     
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    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    iTunes allows you to have you're music on up to 5 computers as well as multiple iPods...I don't see the problem in that.

    iTunes music hasn't been cracked as far as i know... yet.
     
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    You can always burn them to a cd then rip them back to mp3 and do as you please.
     
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    The FairPlay DRM was cracked but Apple fixed that back with the 5.7 release.
     
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    There's a huge problem in that. If I buy music it should be mine to do whatever (within the law). I can buy a CD and put those songs on as many computers I'd like to. I pay almost the same money for some songs on iTunes and I can only use them on a limited number of devices?

    Fact is, I have most of my G5 at work. Our computers get upgraded fairly frequently, so I have to register the songs on every new computer I get. Eventually, this is going to run out. Know what I'm saying?

    So you're saying I can just burn them on a CD? Should I burn them as a data file or burn them from iTunes as a music disk? For some reason I didn't think iTunes would let you burn those AAC files from the program.
    I'll try it out tomorrow.
    Thanks for everyones help.
     
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    music disc.

    there still may be a way they have it protected so that you can't rip the cd into yo comp as an unprotected mp3s
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    why don't you try it and report back.
     
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    you can also deactivate machines from your iTunes account once you reach the maximum it lets you deactivate one if you want to.

    i dont really see how you could need ur music on 5 different computers??
     

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