Bought a song off iTunes (on Touch) -> mp3?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by tefleming, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. tefleming macrumors 6502

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    I thought songs purchased from iTunes were stuck in .m4a format?

    I bought an album this afternoon on my touch. Just moved it over to my computer and was able to right-click, convert to mp3.

    I didn't think that was supposed to work?

    Running iTunes 7 on Leopard. Touch is 1.1.2 (jailbroken)
     
  2. overanalyzer macrumors 6502a

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    Perhaps it was an iTunes Plus track, and thus has no DRM?
     
  3. tefleming thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No, Plus is an option for this album (Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt).

    Only charged me 9.99.
     
  4. overanalyzer macrumors 6502a

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    There's no price difference any more for Plus, as of a few months ago. You said is "is an option" - meaning it was iTunes Plus?
     
  5. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    It doesn't matter, all iTunes tracks are in AAC format, Plus or not. That's very strange that you found an mp3.
     
  6. overanalyzer macrumors 6502a

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    The issue isn't that it was an MP3, as I understood, but rather that it allowed for converting the AAC to MP3. This is normally blocked for songs with DRM, but if it was iTunes Plus it would make sense to work fine.
     
  7. tefleming thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, i downloaded the AAC track but was able to convert to mp3.

    It shows as 256kbps, so I guess I turned on Plus and just forgot. :confused:
     

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