cheating the system
Posted 27 April 2005 - 01:33 AM
1. burn your purchaced music to a blank CD-R ( make sure it is less than 80mb at a time, so it will fit on the CD).
2. open up Windows media player, and select the Rip tab.
3. rip them to .mp3 format.
4. rename the files in the folder they were placed in (in my case /my documents/my music/various artists folder).
5. transfer files to your non-itunes supported MP3 player (A.K.A. anything without an iPod logo on it).
6. enjoy your former m4p files, now in mp3 format!!
oh, and this is not illegal. It is all built into pieces of software put out by the Apple and Microsoft corporations. Now, if only I could figure out a way og doing this without wasting a CD-R.
enjoy!! AMF 4ever. -digital
Posted 27 April 2005 - 03:39 AM
Posted 27 April 2005 - 05:45 AM
A way around the wasting cds is to burn them to a cdrw and then erase and use over.
Posted 27 April 2005 - 07:21 PM
You'll need Windows Media Player 9, Daemon Tools and the Nero Fast Burning plugin.
Open the protected track(s) in WMP 9, choose "Copy to a CD or Device", check the tracks you want to copy and in the pulldown below "Items on device" on the top right, select "Nero fast CD-Burning plug-in", click "Copy" in the top right, this will bring up the Nero interface, where it says "Current Recorder" select "Image Recorder" then burn.
Run Daemon tools, right click the red icon in the taskbar and select "Virtual CD/DVD Rom" then "Device 0" then "Mount image", browse to the .nrg file that was burnt using Nero and click ok.
You'll now see that you have a normal Audio CD mounted, which you can rip the tracks (using something like CDex) to whatever format you want without having to worry about DRM.
In other words, you're burning to an image file then ripping, as opposed to burning to a CD-R and wasting a CD.
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