PlaysForSure/Janus digital music downloads

john levin john at technolalia.org
Fri Mar 17 11:23:31 UTC 2006


Harold Johnson wrote:
> Hi everyone,
>  
> I have a subscription to Virgin Digital, the all-you-can-download 
> digital music service, and I'm wondering if I can listen to my 
> PlaysForSure (formerly referred to as Janus) music downloads on my 
> Xubuntu system using any of the available packages.  Or would this have 
> to be a WINE thing?  Thanks for your help...
>  

PlaysForSure is another piece of Microsoft doublethink - drm-crippled 
wmas. Apparently, some have had success playing such files on 
non-Windows systems with VLC and MPlayer. They're in the universe repos.
Codeweavers doesn't support WMP10
http://www.codeweavers.com/site/compatibility/browse/name?app_id=1122
so WINE probably won't be of much use.
The PLF specialise in *cough* special *cough* packages, and might be of 
some use.
http://wiki.ubuntu-fr.org/doc/plf

PS: For a question like this, you'll probably get more and better 
feedback on the general ubuntu-users mailing list.

HTH

John





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