No illiberality ! Show ur opinion of DRM in IPod here
Higuys , The event wnet like this… I bought 4 WMA songs for Xmas and wanted to sync onto my ipod touch few days ago. Of course,I first need to convert them to MP4 with iTunes. But unexpectedly the iTunes cant do this …and then I asked for my friend David and he told me that the WMA songs I purchased is protected by DRM,I need remove them with a third DRM removal software.Luckly,David is a go-getter and he offered me a tool and I favorably remove DRM from these songs and put them to my ipod touch . After the event, I consulted a mass of data about DRM and I had known the DRM stands for digital rights management. It claims to protect digital media from piracy. So now I have no idea about if the behavior is legal,But the DRM removal software office website says it is completely legal.This is its website:http://www.wmatomp3-converter.com/media-to-ipod-converter.html#135 And I’vheared that this software sell very well this year and almost every ipod user savvies it… what should i do? any idea? pleazzzzzzzzzzhelps me .... ThanXX
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Re: No illiberality ! Show ur opinion of DRM in IPod here
DRM-Removal software itself is legal, but using it to remove DRM is illegal - pretty weird, eh? Personally I hate DRM, and there is a trend to get rid of it, but I would expect it will take the better part of 2009 or beyond to accomplish it. I was heartened today to learn that iTunes will be shedding their DRM system in the upcoming months. DRM software did not protect the music industry, made the paid subscription services unattractive compared to Limewire, and frustrated a lot of mp3 player users. I will be happy when it is gone.
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Thomson sold off its CE business so many times, I don't know who owns them anymore. Their players are not compatible with iTunes songs, so if your card is for either an iTunes or a DRM-encrypted WMA, you are probably out of luck. If your card is for a song in mp3 format, then load the song onto your computer first, and then use Windows Media Player to Sync the song to your mp3 player.
The songs are in the wrong format - they need to be stripped of their DRM license (illegal) or converted to mp3 format. The best, most legal way to do this is to redownload the songs as an Mp3 file, or re-rip your CD's in Windows Media Player in Mp3 format.
these problems occur because
the user is trying to download a song format that the player does not
is in a certain format.The most common music file formats are Mp3, WMA, AAC
(iTunes), WAV, RA, etc.In addition,
every file format type is in a certain bitrate, size, etc.By far the most common issue is that the
music file contains a license or copyright (especially with WMA or AAC file
formats).Each Mp3 player only
recognizes a certain number of these formats.Every Mp3 Player is different.You will have to check your
Mp3 player’s product specifications (specs) or user’s manual to find out which
formats your particular Mp3 player recognizes.When you try to download or
sync the wrong file format, you will get one of the errors that I mentioned
above.If you want to know what file
type you have, then you must find the location of the individual music file on
your computer, right click the title of the song, and select the option
“Properties” from the menu. Mp3 player product
documentation is not straightforward.If
a player supports only non-protected WMA files, it will merely say that it
supports WMA – it will not tell which type of WMA it supports.A player that supports DRM-protected WMA’s
will usually indicate such on the box (usually with a Windows Plays For Sure
logo – which is actually an ironic misnomer).DRM stands for Digital Rights Management, and it is a type of licensing
system for WMA files.It is used
extensively by mp3 player music services such as Bearshare, LeapFrog, Napster,
and others.Not all DRM licenses are
created equal – there are licenses with “play rights,” burn rights,” and
“transfer rights.”Play rights mean that
you can only play the song on your PC – it will play fine on your computer, but
it will not play in your mp3 player even though it appears to transfer.Burn rights mean that the song can be burned
to CD.Transfer rights mean that the
song can be transferred onto an mp3 player that supports DRM-protected files.Then, there are unlimited licenses and
limited licenses.Limited licenses only
allow you to play a song for a certain length of time. You would have to pay
extra to continue using the song after that trial period is over – the time
length ranges from a few days to several months or longer.
its simple just keep ur ipod in off mode n connect to the computer..nw go 2 my computer n open the ipod 4m there n copy all the songs on ur hdd...now sync n get those songs again 4m ur hdd ...(bt remember that when u connect the ipod to ur computer do not enter itunes...do it only after copyin the songs
Apple intended iTunes to be used to sync your ipod. There is a windows version available on www.apple.com/itunes
Also, if you are syncing songs, make sure they are in a compatible format. (ie not .wma files)
Make sure the songs are in the correct format. Make sure the songs are not AAC, WAV, streaming, or some other non-supported format
Mp3 players are more complicated than ever. This player may only accept DRM-encrypted WMA files. I would first check the songs that you have downloaded to make sure they did not have "temporary" licenses with a fixed end date. You can do this by right clicking on an individual song, clicking on properties, and selecting the "license," "digital rights mgmt" or "media usage rights" tab - the wording varies by configuration. It will give you info on the license. If the song says that it has no license, it will not work with this player. One remedy is to use mp3 converter software to convert all of those wma files to Mp3's - I don't know of any free ones, but you can certainly look for free Mp3 Converters. Another remedy on unlicensed songs is to hit the "acquire license" link in the license tab, if one exists.
-Tha Mp3 Doctor