Problems with DRM protected WMA file conversion

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by Jacob0, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. Jacob0 macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2009
    Ok this is my first post on the site, so 'm sorry if this is in the wrong place or anything.

    I bought 2 songs from the 'rip it' music store in Dick Smith yesterday and they were saved to my USB stick in the store.

    When I got home, however, I connected the USB stick to my computer (3 month old iMac) to find that the songs I had bought were WMA files.

    -I first tried downloaded Windows Media Player for mac version 9.1 but that couldn't play them.
    -The Microsoft website recommended downloading the older 'classic' WMP if files wouldn't play, but that didn't work either.
    -I have tried Switch but that put a red cross next to the files and wouldn't convert them.
    -I also tried another free download; NoteBurner but that was no help because it can only convert files once they're in iTunes.

    I have found out that the songs are DRM protected which is part of the problem (I think).
    I bought these songs 100% legally and I just want to be able to play them in iTunes or at all on my mac.
    If anyone knows of an online converter or knows anything, let's be friends.
  2. jackerin macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2008
    You're out of luck, I'm afraid. No way to play DRM-protected WMA/WMV on OS X...

    If you have access to a Windows machine you might be able to record it from the headphone/line-out while playing it there (or using some tool that records it straight from the system output).

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