Creative Jukebox with iTunes

tech4all

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Newbie question

solvs said:
It won't auto-update and you can't use protected AACs from the Music Store

Just to clarify: What exactly is a "protected AAC"? I know thats a newbie questions, but, well I don't know so I'm asking :)

I know AAC is the music format ITMS uses, but does protected mean that it can be converted to another format or something?

Thanks.
 
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dotdotdot

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tech4all said:
Just to clarify: What exactly is a "protected AAC"? I know thats a newbie questions, but, well I don't know so I'm asking :)

I know AAC is the music format ITMS uses, but does protected mean that it can be converted to another format or something?

Thanks.
Protected AAC is from the music store.

protected aac is .m4p as appose to .m4a for unprotected AAC. Protected AAC is only able to be used on the iPod, and can only be used on 5 computers you "authorize." Also, they can not be used in iPhoto slideshows, and I'm not sure about DVDs.

There is many different software titles that remove the protection, the best being HYMN. It converts .m4p to .m4a without data/sound loss.
 
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