LEGALLY convert iTunes DRM protected .MP4 to .MP3 on a Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by qcom, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. qcom macrumors newbie

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    How can I legally do this?

    I'm looking to move my library off of my Mac, and onto a PC without using iTunes, and am trying to use a more "open" file format.
     
  2. UpDownAeroplane macrumors member

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    there's no "legal" way to do it. just do it anyways.
     
  3. miknos macrumors 6502a

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    I heard* a "hidden mark" stays inside the new format (say mp3), so if you share it online, people might find the source.

    * It was in the application (converter) instruction.
     
  4. qcom thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What's the best Mac application to do it for free, then?

    Is that a bad thing, necessarily?
     
  5. filfortugno macrumors regular

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    well mp4 is a video container and mp3 is an audio container so i guess the question would be why are you wanting to convert a movie into an audio file?
     
  6. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Just pay 30 cents more for the DRM-free upgrade. You are going to steal 30 cents?

    MP4 is both audio and video.

    MP4 audio is also known as AAC
     
  7. qcom thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I meant to write ".m4p", sorry.

    I know the difference, just mistyped.
     
  8. SHADO macrumors 6502a

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    I think HandBrake can do it. And there are no legal issues associated with this.
     
  9. Cinematographer macrumors 6502a

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    You can burn a video file to an audio CD in iTunes. Sometimes it even takes the chapter markers and uses them as track titles. You have to reimport the music files to iTunes afterwards and choose any format you like.
     
  10. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    You could probably capture audio somehow in real time
     
  11. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Audacity.
     
  12. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    First, the music will be working on the PC just as it worked on the Mac. Why would you not want to use iTunes?

    Second, you could for very long time upgrade any DRM'd music that you bought on the iTunes Store to 256 kbit/DRM free. I can't find this on the store anymore.

    Third, burn the music onto a CD. Then import it any way you like.
     
  13. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    Not any DRM'd music. I still have 239 or so songs that are still not available in iTunes Plus format, so paying a fee for DRM free is not always an option.
     
  14. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    Steve Jobs told people to burn protected songs to a CD and to rip them if they wanted to get rid of the DRM.
     

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