Remove DRM as machines are not authorised

Discussion in 'iPod' started by jimmychef, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. jimmychef macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2008
    I have been getting lots of messages lately informing me that xxxxxx song could not be copied to iPhone/Ipod because this machine is not authorised to play etc etc etc...

    How do I authorise all my songs to all my hardware. It even happens to some songs on my MacBook that I pulled from my last iBook
  2. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    In iTunes, use menu choice Store -> Authorize Computer... and enter your iTunes account information (Apple ID and password).
  3. jimmychef thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2008
    Thanks, Did that when I moved the stuff over last year, its still happening, I think I need to remove all the DRM but not sure if there is any software that can do that.
  4. gnasher729 macrumors P6


    Nov 25, 2005
    The whole point of DRM is that you can't remove it. iTunes lets burn audio CDs from your files and re-import them (but not if can't play the music in the first place). If anyone were to come up with a way to remove DRM from your files, Apple would have to work hard to prevent it from happening.

    So either Apple lost your authorisation (shouldn't happen, but just authorise the computer again), or you have music from a different iTunes account.
  5. MasterNile macrumors 65816


    Apr 9, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    As far as removing DRM it is possible, but in my experience which was just a trial it degrades audio quality, but there's DoubleTwist which requires that you be authorized to play the DRM file first anyway.

    Something else that I'm curious about and have all the hardware to do but haven't tried cause I have no need for it is:
    Video iPod + Apple Composite AV Cable + EyeTV recording from A/V input

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