iTunes Music Store Question(s)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by neoelectronaut, Jan 8, 2004.

  1. neoelectronaut macrumors 68020

    neoelectronaut

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    Well, I was thinking of making an account for the iTMS. If I do, me and my sister want to share an account. Would it be possible for me to download the song(s), convert them to MP3, and them send them to her? Or can they only be played on the computer it's downloaded on?
     
  2. vniow macrumors G4

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    It depends on whether your sister has a computer that will run iTunes or not, if it does any song bought on the iTMS can be played on both yours and yous sister's computer and one other (iTunes allows three computers at a time to play a song bought from the iTMS)

    So all you need to do it set up a joint account for both you and your sister, have one of you buy the songs and just send the files and the account info to whomever you want to have the songs (just so long as they have iTunes) and viola!
     
  3. jxyama macrumors 68040

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    does she have a Mac/PC with iTunes? if yes, then she can play those songs by making her computer one of the three authorized computers for the songs.

    if not, you'd have to burn a CD with your purchased songs and re-rip it as mp3. there'll be a loss of quality, but probably not too bad.
     
  4. neoelectronaut thread starter macrumors 68020

    neoelectronaut

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    She has a Dell running WinXP. And no matter what I do, I cannot convince her to get iTunes--she just uses Musicmatch Jukebox.

    I thought maybe I could use the "Convert to MP3" function in iTunes, then IM it to her and she could load it up in Musicmatch.
     
  5. jxyama macrumors 68040

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    no, that won't work. fair play DRM will prevent you from simply turning your purchased songs into mp3. this was the reason recording companies partially agreed to iTMS - that purchased music can't easily be turned into mp3 (then go to Kazaa, in their mind).
     
  6. zyuzin4 macrumors 6502

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    convince your sister! Mine was *cringe* using kazaa as a media player and I downloaded iTunes on her computer and she slowly started using it until now she HAS to use it and won't accept anything else
     
  7. strider42 macrumors 65816

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    but it can be done by burning them as an audio CD, then ripping them back in whatever format you want (mp3, unprotected AAC, whatever)
     

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