3rd Generation iPod Nano write support?

Bart Silverstrim bsilver at chrononomicon.com
Sun Mar 15 02:57:32 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. 

It doesn't DRM music you rip from CD. iTunes lets you burn your song 
collection to CD. The workaround is to burn the songs your want as an 
audio CD and then rip them with iTunes. The new version will not have 
the DRM built in.


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