How to convert DRM-protected WMA files

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by Brianstorm91, Apr 18, 2008.

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    Brianstorm91

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    I just bought a new album described on the site to be in an "easy to use, open format", so I went ahead, bought, and promptly ended up with a load of DRM-protected WMA files.
    I can't convert them, to the best of my knowledge, as only WMA files without DRM can be.

    Does anybody know what I can do? I've a nasty feeling that my claim for a refund shalln't be accepted.

    :mad:
     
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    Brianstorm91

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    Thanks, I'll try that out in a bit.
    It's only £3 or so but my gosh DRM irritates me.
    That and Windows Media Player 10 for mac…
     
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    Brianstorm91

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    Well the second link doesn't work, what it doesn't tell you is that the trial version only converts the first 60 seconds (and also I couldn't get the right codec on windows media player because apparently it doesn't exist).

    Let's try link 1.

    I. Hate. Windows.

    :mad:
     
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    Brianstorm91

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    Link 1's a no as well.
    Looks like that's the end of that then.
    :eek:
     
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    Don't even try any other options posted here.

    [I have spent at least 6 hours fruitlessly trying to download programs and convert my protected wma files. I had a cd and copied it to my pc:)mad:) in this stupid wma format, then lost said cd! Now I want to listen to my dear cd on my :apple:(s) (which I always use) but not in this one, mistaken, action.]
    THE only way is on a PC!:mad: to burn a music cd and then import it into iTunes, ha long lesson! M:p
     
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    You do know that all iTunes music is DRM-free, right? TV Shows and Movies are still protected, but music not anymore :)
     

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