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Nermal
Mar 11, 2006, 12:10 AM
I just purchased some music videos from iTMS, and would like to listen to them on my non-video iPod. iTunes won't let me copy the video files onto my iPod, and QT Pro won't let me extract the audio track (the Extract button is greyed out). How can I copy the audio track to my iPod so that I can listen to it?

Thanks :)



neocell
Mar 11, 2006, 12:47 AM
Would Handbrake (http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/21117) do it? (I've never used it, but that would be the first place I'd try, to get rid of the DRM)

killuminati
Mar 11, 2006, 12:50 AM
Would Handbrake (http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/21117) do it? (I've never used it, but that would be the first place I'd try, to get rid of the DRM)

No that couldn't be done in handbrake.

I would try adding the video (if you can) to iMovie then just exporting the audio. Or you might be able to use iSquint to get rid of the DRM and then export the audio.

neocell
Mar 11, 2006, 01:06 AM
No that couldn't be done in handbrake.

I would try adding the video (if you can) to iMovie then just exporting the audio. Or you might be able to use iSquint to get rid of the DRM and then export the audio.
Sorry my bad

How 'bout this one (http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/25408)

Kingsly
Mar 11, 2006, 01:10 AM
http://www.ambrosiasw.com/utilities/wiretap/
Excellent, surprisingly useful utility.

Nermal
Mar 11, 2006, 01:54 AM
Sorry my bad

How 'bout this one (http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/25408)

Doesn't work, "failed to open this movie file".

I would try adding the video (if you can) to iMovie then just exporting the audio.

"The file can't be imported; QuickTime couldn't parse it".

I'll give iSquint a go, but it could take a while because my broadband is down :(

Kingsly
Mar 11, 2006, 02:00 AM
Wiretap will do it. I have done it in the past w/ wiretap and it is great.

Nermal
Mar 11, 2006, 03:50 AM
I haven't tried Wiretap yet, but I just tried to copy the videos to a CD and it wouldn't let me! "Burning is disabled for this track". What on earth's going on? :eek:

exeterbohemian
Mar 11, 2006, 08:55 AM
I haven't tried Wiretap yet, but I just tried to copy the videos to a CD and it wouldn't let me! "Burning is disabled for this track". What on earth's going on? :eek:

might it have something to do with the fact that these were purchased videos from the itunes music store? i imagine they have all sorts of protocols in place designed to prevent people from 'tampering' with protected files. which is why it doesn't surprise me at all that quicktime was unable to do it.

neocell
Mar 11, 2006, 01:15 PM
You could maybe try this one (http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/22070) but it seems that it could be a bit more complicated than wiretap, but it's free. You'll need audio recording software as well (don't know what mac apps can actually record audio besides QT)

Nermal
Mar 11, 2006, 06:54 PM
I'm amazed at how difficult this is. Surely I shouldn't have to jump through hoops to put iTunes-purchased music onto an iPod!

I still haven't tried WireTap as it'll take half an hour to download. I'll wait until my broadband's back up.