Problems with DRM protected WMA file conversion

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

  1. Jacob0 macrumors newbie

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    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

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    Finland
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    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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