Trouble Converting m4p into LAME MP3 (DRM)

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Trouble Converting m4p into LAME MP3 (DRM)

Post by Rammstein » Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:16 pm

I have recently been going through my entire music collection and
converting each and every song from its iTunes format into the LAME MP3 format.

Everything was going smoothly until I came across some wierd iTunes
music format. Instead of it being m4a it reads m4p. My best guess at the reason for this is some sort of DRM. I have tried converting the files (13
total) into LAME MP3 and MPEG-4. Each time it would complete the job very quickly. Upon trying to play the files they would attempt to load, but
there would be no audio.

I'm stumped for now. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Dan.


Edit: found out there are more than 13 files, and m4p is protected... so DRM?

Any way to get around that? Or shall I wait until Apple changes that?

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Post by mixer » Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:39 pm

Well DRM is DRM............to keep people from breaking the copy "rules".

The one thing you can do is take all the DRM songs and burn them to a audio CD. Then use MediaCoder (or something else) to rip the audio CD and convert them to MP3.

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Post by barbiel » Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:18 pm

could i expect this problem if i am converting mp4 to wma

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Post by mixer » Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:39 pm

I'm not sure on that one, but I think I read about it somewhere. I suppose you could test it. Are you saying you tried a conversion to WMA and it didn't work?

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