"New Mail" aiff, and DRM problems

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by Xaethyx, Feb 25, 2010.

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    Xaethyx

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    Ok... so I have my MacBook Pro, but I am not a huge fan of the Mail.app, because it screws up my MSN emails (It's deleted EVERYTHING several times). So, I decided I'd just use an addon for FireFox, which works quite well, however I'd like the "New Mail" sound from the Mail.app. I found the file it's in and copied it to the desktop, then tried to convert it to .wav from .aiff (using media-convert.com), however I just get a warning that it's DRM protected and I can't convert... so my question is, does anyone have (any format of) the New Mail sound, without DRM, or how can I remove the DRM to convert it to another format?

    Thanks in advance for any help :) :apple:
     
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    Hmm, it's already in AIFF on my system and as far as I know there's no DRM (I can convert it using QuickTime Pro).

    I'm using Mail 4.2, from OS 10.6.2. You?
     
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    Xaethyx

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    Same here, I've had my MacBook since December, so I'm not sure if they were changed that at all... I am trying to get it in .wav format, but media-convert.com said it's DRM protected. I even tried from mp3 format (converted in iTunes). Would you be able to convert it to .wav for me? :)
     
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    You can also do this using Quicktime Player 7 if you have it installed. I'm not sure if Pro is necessary for it though.
     
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    Pro is needed for any conversion/export, but you can also use the free QTAmateur. (Or Audacity or any other audio editor that can read aiff and export wav. No, there is no DRM what I can see, I don't think that the aiff format supports DRM.)
     
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    Sorry, I misread your original question; I thought you said that you were trying to go from wav to aiff, so I was a bit confused :)

    I'm not able to upload a wav version myself as it's likely under copyright. I can confirm that QuickTime Pro can definitely convert it. You might be able to use Max (though I haven't tried it myself).
     

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