3 Simple Steps Convert Itunes Protected Music ***THIS IS FOR MAC ONLY*** U need IDVD 5 , This hasnt been tested with Idvd 6, and u also need ffmpegX Step 1 - Open IDVD click the slideshow button double click the slideshow in the menu Drag a song you downloaded from Itunes to the audio box ( bottom right) next to return button ---U can drag the song from itunes to the box--- make sure the slide duration is set to fit audio with photoshop make a black picture 720X480 - or you can just us any picture Add picture to the slideshow just by dragging it to the window - or file -import - image. Go to File - save as disk image - save it to folder, name it the song name. Proccess Takes only 30sec to a min ! Step 2- **From your folder ** Open the disk image by double clicking it, Open videoTS folder Copy VTS_01_1.VOB to a new folder - I called the folder convert. Step 3 open ffmpegX click open - locate VTS_01_1.VOB in your folder ,Open it Under open click save as . . save it as song name.mp3 ---to a folder under the summery Tab under target format on the right ,click the arrow next 2 TO - select movie Audio to mp3 select the audio tab - located under the open and save as buttons ... change sample rate to 44.100 Click encode -- takes about 1-2 mins when its done add the file to itunes YOU DO NEED TO ADD ALL THE TAG INFO ... thats easy just have the song back to back with the protected one and copy the info . this takes i would say 2-4 mins - 4 mins is the max . depending on how fast you are ... you could prob automate the whole thing using automator , I havent gotten that far . this is just good if you don't want to Wast a cd for one song .