3rd Generation iPod Nano write support?

Karl F. Larsen klarsen1 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 14 21:42:22 UTC 2009

Hal Burgiss wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 10:35:22AM -0700, Ray Parrish wrote:
>> Not so fast! I recently read an article on PC magazine onlne about how 
>> to close user accounts with many online services,. In the article they 
>> claim that if you first burn those mp3's to CD as audio files [which 
>> involves converting them to CD music file types] and then rip the 
>> resulting CD back to mp3 format files, it legally removes the DRM from 
>> them. They were specifically talking about Itunes at that point in the 
>> article.
> There are several issues here. First, I've never seen mp3's from
> iTunes. They are all m4a or somesuch format. If you burn those to cd,
> they won't play. They have to be converted first. AFAIK, you can
> convert the non-DRM (the newer stuff) to mp3's, but not the older DRM
> stuff. 
    I have an old RCA iPOD that was cheap at Wal Mart. It says RCA on it 
but it was made in China, surprise? It had very little TERRIBLE music on 
it when new. I took most of that off and learned it would only play 
music with the .mp3 type. I had a lot of my classic music was/is on 
CD-Rom and not of the .mp3 type. I found some Ubuntu software that let 
me convert the CD-Rom files to .mp3. I have 3.5 GBytes of music on this 
thing and listen to it while walking my dog.



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