Removing DRM from iTunes

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by danrufus, Jan 28, 2005.

  1. danrufus macrumors newbie

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    I purchased music in iTunes but wanted to use it on my PC for background music to a movie. Limitied by iTunes, but rerecorded the music using Wiretap, then transfered to PC.

    Works great.

    Wiretap

    My short review and DRM rant
     
  2. AmigoMac macrumors 68020

    AmigoMac

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  3. johnnyjibbs macrumors 68030

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    I use Wiretap if I want to use purchased music for background music when using Final Cut Express. iMovie actually allows you to use the DRM'd files but my version of Final Cut Express isn't even compatible with AAC files so I have to use this workaround.

    This is an easy solution for something like movie background music but not that good a solution for general DRM-removing because you are inflating the file size to around 10 times as much without improving quality (and re-compressing seriously compromises quality.)
     
  4. danrufus thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I agree with lossless, but with 128 kb/s file re-encoding doesn't ruin the quality of an alreadly low-quality file.

    daniel
     

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