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InvisibleGijith
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Converting stupid iTunes files???
    #3110257 - 09/08/04 10:36 PM (16 years, 10 months ago)

Hello Everybody,
I've got a question. I recently decided to be a good citizen and download some music legally off iTunes. But the downloaded files came in m4p fromat. Does anyone know a way I can convert these songs into mp3, or at least some type of file that can be used outside iTunes. This has nothing to do with piracy, I just really wanna be able to play the music on Windows Media Player. Don't ask me why. It's my program of choice. :crazy: I tried googling for programs but didn't come up with anything promising.
Thanks to anyone who can help.
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Re: Converting stupid iTunes files??? [Re: Gijith]
    #3112635 - 09/09/04 09:47 AM (16 years, 10 months ago)

Because the files are protected, you need remove that before you can convert it. The HYMN Project has just the software you need to remove that protection. Once you have cleaned the files, you can use iTunes to do the conversion from m4p to mp3 without problems.


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Re: Converting stupid iTunes files??? [Re: PNutButta]
    #3115554 - 09/09/04 09:32 PM (16 years, 10 months ago)

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Re: Converting stupid iTunes files??? [Re: Fungi_x]
    #3115718 - 09/09/04 10:17 PM (16 years, 10 months ago)

Thanks for the info. But upon reading the instructions and running into some problems with the program, I'm gonna take the easy way out and use soulseek. Thanks though. I love Apple, and I understand the need for DRM, but I have to think they could make things easier on tech retards like myself.


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Re: Converting stupid iTunes files??? [Re: Gijith]
    #3115841 - 09/09/04 10:44 PM (16 years, 10 months ago)

...and what is this need for DRM?

Crap, if you ask me.


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Re: Converting stupid iTunes files??? [Re: Vvellum]
    #3117697 - 09/10/04 09:21 AM (16 years, 10 months ago)

excuse my ignorance but i was under the impression Apple used a proprietary format with the extension .AAC


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Re: Converting stupid iTunes files??? [Re: debianlinux]
    #3118495 - 09/10/04 02:35 PM (16 years, 10 months ago)

They are in AAC format as far as I know, but once the DRM layer is added they use the extension of m4p.

Here is a snippet from Apple.

Because of its exceptional performance and quality, Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) is at the core of the MPEG-4, 3GPP, and 3GPP2 specifications and is the new audio codec of choice for Internet, wireless, and digital broadcast arenas. AAC provides audio encoding that compresses much more efficiently than older formats such as MP3, yet delivers quality rivaling that of uncompressed CD audio.

AAC was developed by the MPEG group that includes Dolby, Fraunhofer (FhG), AT&T, Sony, and Nokia?companies that have also been involved in the development of audio codecs such as MP3 and AC3 (also known as Dolby Digital). The AAC codec in QuickTime 6 builds upon new, state-of-the art signal processing technology from Dolby Laboratories and brings true variable bit rate (VBR) audio encoding to QuickTime.


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