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Default Encrypted ITUNES Files - 12-28-2008, 01:22 AM

Hello everyone. I am a new user to Linux and Ubuntu. I have numerous questions but will begin with this: I have downloaded my ITUNES files into the music player, however most seem to be encrypted. Can I still somehow play these files?
Any help you might offer would be appreciated.

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Default Re: Encrypted ITUNES Files - 12-28-2008, 05:10 AM

Nope. You've just encountered the reason I chose to run Mac OSX on my PC's rather than Linux.. Microsoft insists on shoving vista down it's users throats, so that's not an option, Linux won't deal with my iTunes purchases properly, so I seem to have no choice but to run Mac OSX.. heh.. I must say, I quite like OSX..


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Default Re: Encrypted ITUNES Files - 12-28-2008, 05:19 AM

That is an interesting statement. You have no choice but to run OsX because of Apple Itunes file support but somehow it's Microsoft shoving Vista down your throat. Last time I checked, the Zune files were DRM free and fully portable.
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Default Re: Encrypted ITUNES Files - 12-28-2008, 05:41 AM

The Zune won't plug into my car stereo's iPod cable. And it won't play iTunes music either.


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Default Re: Encrypted ITUNES Files - 12-28-2008, 10:50 AM

It is possible to remove the DRM from the music without any loss in quality. Im not sure however if we can talk about that here.

You could also try downloading Songbird. its an open source media player that is compatible with itunes DRM.
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Default Re: Encrypted ITUNES Files - 12-28-2008, 10:52 AM

Cool to hear there's an open source player for it.. But yeah, let's not talk about cracking the files here.


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Default Re: Encrypted ITUNES Files - 12-28-2008, 07:16 PM

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That is an interesting statement. You have no choice but to run OsX because of Apple Itunes file support but somehow it's Microsoft shoving Vista down your throat. Last time I checked, the Zune files were DRM free and fully portable.
As long as iTunes accepts music from other sources, the simple answer to having DRM free music is don't buy it from the iTunes store. If you do buy it from the iTunes store don't whine about it not playing in Linux. You knew it wouldn't when you bought it.


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Default Re: Encrypted ITUNES Files - 12-28-2008, 09:06 PM

This should work.
I think you can use Itunes to burn/back-up your music to CD or DVD. You can then rip the music back into files that you could then port over to your Linux machine.
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Default Re: Encrypted ITUNES Files - 12-29-2008, 01:25 PM

Whenever I purchase from iTunes, I burn the music to cd. There's more to this story, but can't discuss it here. =)
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Default Re: Encrypted ITUNES Files - 12-30-2008, 12:10 AM

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Whenever I purchase from iTunes, I burn the music to cd. There's more to this story, but can't discuss it here. =)
Amazing waste of resources and time. To buy DRM digital music and burn CD then rip CD back to DRM free digital music.

CD's are cheap but still a waste.

The solution is simple don't buy DRM products period.

Really Amazing.

I wonder if you could setup a virtual CD like under Linux that would be really cool, and not waste any resources but maybe some time though.
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