PROTECTED WMA FILES IN ITUNES?

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  1. TyleRomeo macrumors 6502a

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    is there any software that will play WMA protected files on the mac and esp. in itunes even if it has to go thru a 3rd party program first.

    Tyler
     
  2. iindigo macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sorry, but no, this isn't possible - why did you buy a lossy, incompatible format like WMA in the first place? MP3 and AAC are easiest to work with.
     
  3. Scottyk9 macrumors 6502a

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    this is a lazy answer (no search or google), but what about burning to CD on a PC, then ripping into mp3 or AAC?
     
  4. TyleRomeo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    virtual pc wont let me burn, finding someone with pc and transfering files is a pain. just let me play it on mac and i'll use audio hijack to rip it. I don't trust the audio playback from virtual pc.
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    WMP9 has limited ability to play protected files on Macs. If it won't play your files, though, I don't think you have a lot of hope of getting them to play on a Mac in much of any way outside of VPC. :(
     
  6. TyleRomeo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    alright then, anyone know of a WIN program that either lets me convert protected WMA files to WAVS or AIFFs?

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  7. TyleRomeo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    OR of a program that will burn the protected wma files onto an audio CD. Toast won't let me. iTunes won't either.
     
  8. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    WMA doesn't play on Macs too well if at all, and protected WMA is worse.

    1) You should yell at yourself for buying a protected WMA. BAD! iTunes is the only good thing - and REAL but that doesnt work on iPods anymore.

    2) Go to anywhere that has a computer, like an office that you work it, and take the pWMAs and use a program like Nero or maybe even Windows XP's built in burner, burn them to a CD, rip, and get less quality music...

    Why would you buy a protected WMA? I have windows and don't have ANY WMAs... its so stupid, WMAs dont even work on older versions of software!

    Imagine Protected AACs changing in like iTunes 5 so they can not be played on iTunes 4 and below? Thats what WMA does.

    Hope this helps but WMA is a bad format.

    (And for proof its bad, go to microsoft's website, look for windows media format, and look for "MP3 vs. WMA" it has an OK mp3 @ 192 kbps, and a DIFFERENT SONG for WMA @ 192 kbps VBR. The WMA sounds better because it is a different song...)
     
  9. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Well if you got the songs from MusicMatch, it will burn them to CD just fine

    If you got the songs from a friend - you're on your own. :rolleyes:

    Weird that you have all these WMA files and no PC :confused:
     
  10. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    If you got them from NapsterToGo you better continue paying or else your music is GONE!
     
  11. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Either that, or listen to it so obsessively that you get sick of it. :p Oh, Napster'll Go. Just not where you want it to. :D
     
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