[Cialug] M4P files

Bryan Baker ka_klick at mac.com
Wed Oct 3 14:05:29 CDT 2007

You'll probably be best off opening them in iTunes on Win or a Mac  
and then burning to a CD and then re-ripping them in MP3. If they are  
the .m4p's they are drm coated (melts in your iPod, not in your  
Zune). The new, higher priced, higher quality, and most importantly:  
drm free iTunes AACs should be playable directly, or easily converted  
by anything that plays AAC. There have been various other apps that  
did the stripping, but I've never looked into doing it that way and  
it's the typical arms race problem.

Hopefully other labels will finally admit that DRM is a joke and drop  
it on all download sales, as EMI did w/ Apple and now Amazon, and  
Universal did when moving to Amazon. I heard even Warner is starting  
to melt on the issue, and they seemed to feel about DRM what your  
fringe NRA segment feels about their guns (cold dead corpse language  
and all that).

On Oct 3, 2007, at 1:39 PM, albus wrote:
> off the top off your head what is a good open suse 10.2 GUI enabled  
> m4p to mp3 converter?
> I bought a couple tunes off itunes and need to convert them to mp3.
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