itunes protected files to MP3

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  1. radfad88

    radfad88 The Batman-O-Lantern

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    Hey guys, I'm pretty sure this will have already been posted sometime before, but I'm having a problem.

    My mom bought her husband a shitty 1gb memorex mp3 player for his birthday, and they called me over to hook it up because they were having problems. Turns out all of his songs are dled from itunes and of course are ACC protected files. I've tried to figure out ways to convert them to MP3, but it seems impossible without some sort of 3rd party program?

    If any of you know of one I could use, please let me know.

    :x:

    cliffs : program to convert protected ACC to MP3?
     
  2. DAN513

    DAN513 OT Supporter

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    you have to burn them to a music cd with itunes then rip them back to mp3.

    If they plan on still using itunes, I'd suggest moving up to itunes plus. The songs are $1.50 each vs 99cents, but are higher quality and not protected.
     
  3. samm

    samm Next in Line

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    iTunes plus songs are the same $0.99 price.
     
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    I didn't know that, I thought I read somewhere they were 50 cents more.
     
  6. Sexual Vanilla

    Sexual Vanilla New Member

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    Or you can play the songs and record them using Audacity and save the resulting song as an mp3.
     
  7. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Go to hell, nobody's suggested anything that Apple doesn't allow.
     
  8. cmsurfer

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    Ditto... If it is so illegal, why would it be so easy to get around?
     
  9. Frequency

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    Actually it is illegal to circumvent protection.
    And that is one of the dumbest arguments i've ever heard.
    But IMO there is no reason to lock this Apple has since removed the DRM protection and aww fuck it train of thought gone. Carry on
     
  10. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Nobody's circumventing the DRM. iTunes willfully removes it when you burn songs to a CD.
     
  11. Bencorn

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    Apple also used to allow you to select the protected files and use the "convert to MP3" function on them. This in copied the mp3s into an unprotected format. Took a few versions for them to realize it but it was funny while it lasted.
     

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