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Old 05-11-04, 11:27 AM
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iTunes? m4p?

Hey, I got a free song from iTunes, and don't want to download their software. What else can play this file or turn it into an mp3 or wav file?
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Old 05-11-04, 11:29 AM
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I don't think there are any (legal) programs that will do this for you.
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Old 05-11-04, 11:32 AM
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Well, you have to download their software in order to download the free tune anyway.

I thought there was an option for "Convert to MP3" in the iTunes software? Or am I horribly mistaken and confused again?
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Old 05-11-04, 12:54 PM
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Go to slashdot.org, they have a story about a program (Hymn formerly PlayFair) that will break the new FairPlay 2.0 DRM scheme.

In iTunes you can right click on a file and say "Convert To MP3" or "Convert To Apple Lossless" but if it has DRM, you'll get an error message.

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Old 05-11-04, 02:21 PM
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Just to let you know the new version of www.mediajukebox.com will pay ACC files. It also works great with iPod.

http://www.musicex.com/mediajukebox/
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Old 05-11-04, 02:39 PM
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And another alternative is to burn the AAC file to CD, then re-encode back to MP3 with any of your favorite ripper programs (although you will lose some quality that way).
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Old 05-11-04, 02:58 PM
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You'd have to burn it with iTunes, though.
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Old 05-11-04, 06:30 PM
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Beat me to it. You do have to use iTunes to listen to their songs.

Part of the reason for the promotion was to get a ton of new users signing up for their service.
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Old 05-12-04, 12:39 AM
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Someone posted a software that will convert AAC to MP3 without iTunes. Too lazy to do a search ... you do it.
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Old 05-12-04, 01:53 AM
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http://hymn-project.org

Used to be Fair Play (www.fairplay.org)

It will strip the DRM from your M4P files. I'm not sure if you still need iTunes installed to do the stripping or not. They should play on any player that supports AAC after they are stripped.
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