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DRM-free music now on iTunes

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8y, 1w agoPosted 8 years, 1 week ago
Music purchased from iTunes Plus from now on is DRM-free (digital rights management) and is free of burn limits.

So iTunes Plus music will play on iPod, Apple TV, all Mac and Windows computers, and many other digital music players.

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8y, 1w agoPosted 8 years, 1 week ago
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[SIZE="5"]High-quality, DRM-free music.
iTunes Plus is the new standard on iTunes.
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[SIZE="4"]Now, you can choose from millions of iTunes Plus songs from all four major music labels and thousands of independents. With iTunes Plus you get high-quality, 256-Kbps AAC encoding. All free of burn limits and digital rights management (DRM). So iTunes Plus music will play on iPod, Apple TV, all Mac and Windows computers, and many other digital music players. It’s also easy to upgrade your iTunes library to iTunes Plus. You don’t have to buy the song or album again. Just pay the 20p per song upgrade price. (Music video upgrades are 40p and entire albums can be upgraded for 25 percent of the album price.)[/SIZE]

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#2
wow how long has it taken for that to happen.......took a bit of competition to prompt em tho didnt it

thats why ill never ever ever buy an ipod well along with the ****** sound quality
#3
lol and this is good why?
aac means still useless on other mp3 players.
And lol at the 20p upgrade price. Its just another trick for apple to get more money from punters.
#4
i await the apple iglove...
#5
I know what you mean, this 'change' isn't going to prompt me to start buying songs on iTunes.
I think it's a bit of a con how it's only the songs from iTunes Plus as well, why not all the songs be DRM-free like the rest of the stores selling music?
I'm still going to go elsewhere for my music.
I saw this news in my RSS feed and thought it could be of use to some members.
#6
Isn't it easy enough to pay cheaper download price, burn on a cheap cd and upload cd into windows media?
#7
mp3 players easy to use, ipods requires too much hassle (itunes) for something which is only looks good rather than actually works well.

Why use iTunes for 10mins when i can drag n drop my music straight on in 30secs??? lame
#8
itunes works fine, 8.0.1 is a good piece of software imo esp if you have a large library and need decent organisation, if you don't want album art use something else (but not wmp) i find the cross-referencing on itunes indespensible for listening and organising my music although i wouldn't buy from the itunes store when i can get much of the same music from amazon cheaper
#9
AugQX
itunes works fine, 8.0.1 is a good piece of software imo esp if you have a large library and need decent organisation, if you don't want album art use something else (but not wmp) i find the cross-referencing on itunes indespensible for listening and organising my music although i wouldn't buy from the itunes store when i can get much of the same music from amazon cheaper


still slow, FACT unless you wanna convert 300gb of music to aac, increasing it to 600gb for the sake of an iPod...............oh yeah and try putting your music on another device from your Ipod without iTunes.........mp3 players takes seconds
#10
dcx_badass
± First of all iTunes plus DRM free music has been available for at least a year.

± It can be played on alot of other devices including Sony Ericsson Walkman phones

± The file format is .m4a

± You can just set iTunes to mp3 instead of aac, then all your music is in mp3 and can be used on anything, this option has been in iTunes for over 5 year, Apple cannot be held responsible just because you were to stupid/lazy to find it.


lol, still quicker without having to use iTunes that is the FACT lol
#11
Alfonse
still slow, FACT unless you wanna convert 300gb of music to aac, increasing it to 600gb for the sake of an iPod...............oh yeah and try putting your music on another device from your Ipod without iTunes.........mp3 players takes seconds


600gb?? wha??
#12
AugQX
600gb?? wha??


i wouldn't convert my music collection to aac without keeping my orig mp3s, hence the effective double up
#13
itunes is basically a RIP off just like every other APPLE product there is out there

APPLE=ROTTEN
#14
casparwhite
itunes is basically a RIP off just like every other APPLE product there is out there

APPLE=ROTTEN


the itunes store i agree, poor value for money

itunes itself is free, so not a rip-off in that sense
#15
Alfonse
i wouldn't convert my music collection to aac without keeping my orig mp3s, hence the effective double up


you'd need the original CDs to convert to lossless or downloaded from somewhere in aac - mp3 is lossy so you couldn't get the missing data by converting, and itunes/ipod copes with mp3 fine
#16
dcx_badass
iPods take mp3 out the box so there would be no doubling up or converting, what's with all the clurless people posting crap?


do they take mp3 now then coz they never used to?

i remember having to convert all my mp3's into apples format for a mate coz he couldnt get them onto his ipod a few years ago

had to find a crack as well so i could do it on my computer back then coz you were only allowed to sync it to 1 pc/laptop

maybe times have changed
#17
casparwhite
do they take mp3 now then coz they never used to?

i remember having to convert all my mp3's into apples format for a mate coz he couldnt get them onto his ipod a few years ago

had to find a crack as well so i could do it on my computer back then coz you were only allowed to sync it to 1 pc/laptop

maybe times have changed


they've supported mp3 since Oct 2001 when the first gen came out: http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/consumer_electronics/stats/ipod.html

maybe the files you coverted where in a strange format back then, the older ipods where a bit fussier
#18
When the first iPod came out it didn't even support acc's...
Only: MP3 (up to 320 Kbps), MP3 Variable Bit Rate (VBR), WAV, AIFF
#19
Magic_monkey;3993368
When the first iPod came out it didn't even support acc's...
Only: MP3 (up to 320 Kbps), MP3 Variable Bit Rate (VBR), WAV, AIFF

A firmware update was released after not too long.
I remember thinking that 5GB was a lot... I've now nearly outgrown my 80GB!

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