Any way to convert itunes protected files?

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  1. j2048b macrumors 6502a

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    I recently purchased a few items from ituens, movies and they say they are protected,

    is there any program out there that will reove the protection so i can move the movies onto a different video player?

    Thanks

    (examples of the programs: soundtaxi for windows)
     
  2. jmann macrumors 604

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    That is technically illegal, so you won't get any help for that here. :)
     
  3. j2048b thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    WOW really? Ok then, please delete this posting if possible.


    sorry i was not aware that it was illegal to convert my purchased items?

    WOW thats crazzzzyyy!
     
  4. JCastro macrumors 6502a

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    Where do you live in CA?
    How many times have you done this in the past?
    What is your real name?
    Is there a good time that we can meet to discuss this...uh...situation?

    I am just playing!! :D

    Believe it or not it is illegal. You don't actually own the movie. You own the rights to have and view the movie. It is the same as ripping DVD's and CD's. It really doesn't sound right but that is how it works anyway. And nearly everyone does it. There are ways to do it. Just google it and you should come up with something.
     
  5. designgeek macrumors 65816

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    I thought under fair use or whatever it is, you could convert content to another format like iTunes with DRM to Mp3 so you could play it on any device. Maybe this only applies to music?:confused:

    I know there is a product called Tunebite that can convert any protected file to non-protected file. It only works on Windows and it's like $40.
     
  6. j2048b thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    HA, HA that was a good one, yeah i have tried to google it, but it returns a bunch of windows programs, not mac related.

    Thanks!!
     
  7. j2048b thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I thought the same thing about everything being under the fair use act or something, as well?



    I thought tunebite looked ok, but not too sure,


    hey another question:

    If i purchase an itunes on a mac, all i have to do to watch it on a windows itunes is to play it and log in correct?

    Thanks
     
  8. jmann macrumors 604

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    When you purchase things from the iTunes store, you can authorize up to 5 different computers to play the content you bought. Also, you can deauthorize all the computers, to authorize others, one per year. So choose wisely. :)
     
  9. JCastro macrumors 6502a

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    I have 5 computers authorized right now. I only have three of them operating right now though. In my iTunes account page I have the option of de-authorizing all of them. Then I would just have to authorize the ones I actually still have. As soon as you hit the limit of 5 you have that option. So it really is not that big a deal.
     
  10. j2048b thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ok then here is another question then:

    i authorized my mac pro and my dell inspiron 900 desktop,

    how do i watch the movies i have bought while using my mac on the windows computer through itunes?

    the movies i have purchased do not show up on my windows itunes program, are they supposed to?

    and if so then how do i get them to show up?

    or do i have to move them to my windows machine?

    thanks
     
  11. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    Just share your Mac's iTunes library. Youw Windows machine should be able to connect to it and play the files then.
    1. Mac must be running
    2. iTunes must be running on the Mac
     
  12. j2048b thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    AWESOME!!

    thank you!

    for some reason windows is not letting me onto my mac?

    i have file sharing enabled, but it is not working?
     

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