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AAC .m4p protected audio files from iTunes- conversion?

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KerushiiAi
Posted: Jul 25, 2008 11:26 pm Reply with quote
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Hey, up until a few days ago, my iTunes was still a 7.5 version, but I had to upgrade it for something so now it's v. 7.7 and the program I had been using (myfairtunes) no longer works for converting the .m4p files to .m4a (or .mp3 ) so I could play them in foobar2000. I know I'm not the only one here who uses foobar, and probably not the only one who purchases songs from the iTunes store, so, what do you guys do to convert these pesky protected files? Confused
Thanks in advance~
PS- Remember, for iTunes 7.7
And foobar v0.9.4.5 Confused Oh, and I'd really like a free one too Tongue <Gah, I hate iTunes Mad >
 
1337rice
Posted: Jul 27, 2008 8:32 am Reply with quote
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a quick google search came up with this

http://www.m4ptomp3.net/
 
KerushiiAi
Posted: Jul 27, 2008 2:37 pm Reply with quote
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^Thank you! Surprised
I had heard of that program but I couldn't find the free download Laughing
Thanks again Boogie

EDIT: Turns out the free demo version only converts the first 60 seconds of songs Blank stare
 
sljinu
Posted: Jul 27, 2008 7:21 pm Reply with quote
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I used a program called Wavepad to convert the songs for me. Ideally, I'd have used Switch but when the trial period expired it became useless to me. Anyway, to convert through Wavepad, just open the song file and Save As in another format (mp3 most likely). Wavepad and Switch were both developed by NCH Software.
 
hiro
Posted: Jul 27, 2008 10:12 pm Reply with quote
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maybe burn the .m4p tracks to a cd and then re-import the songs as mp3s?
 
jimmbims
Posted: Jul 28, 2008 3:36 am Reply with quote
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Try Tunebite,I've been using it since long time ago to get rid of that nasty drm.should do the trick for you.
 
KerushiiAi
Posted: Jul 28, 2008 3:43 am Reply with quote
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@ sljinu
Wavepad...ok I'll look into that, thanks Smile

@ hiro
That's gonna be a last resort for me hmm Because it'd kinda be wasting disks you know? Confused Right now, I only have one song I need to convert, and I don't wanna wait til I have a full CD's worth to do it Tongue I don't buy songs from iTunes too often, so yeah. Smile

@ jimmbims
Well, that's the trial I downloaded, but it only converts the first 60 seconds unless you buy the program. Confused

EDIT: I tried Wavepad, and it came with a free trial (I think) of Switch, but neither support the format Confused
I hate Apple Mad Microsoft is icky too, but it's becoming increasingly obvious who the lesser of two evils is here. Blank stare

EDIT2: You know, Apple calls them "AAC" files, but I don't think .m4p really is. No, I think it's something much worse No See, they only encode the songs that are newer, or more popular, like this. The ones they think will be more likely to be redistributed. Apple sucks Tongue
 
sljinu
Posted: Jul 28, 2008 4:59 am Reply with quote
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Did they re-encode the files or something? Last time I checked, I could convert all songs I d/led through iTunes on Wavepad. Oh, and if you wanna burn onto a CD, just get a CD-RW. Then you erase after you finish it, so you dont waste anything Boogie
 
Landy
Posted: Jul 28, 2008 5:39 am Reply with quote
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prefer to use powerful Melodycan Ultra Video converter. This software converts avi (Windows Video), WMV (Windows Media Video) and m4v, mov, aac, ra, aa, mp4, snd, aif, m4p, rax, wav, ogg etc.
 
KerushiiAi
Posted: Jul 29, 2008 3:11 pm Reply with quote
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@ sljinu
Yeah, I think they did Sneeze
CD-RW? Is that the hardware or a special kind of CD?

@ Landy
Ok, I'll check that out, thanks Smile
 
sljinu
Posted: Jul 29, 2008 10:40 pm Reply with quote
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^ lol it's a special type of CD where you can erase the data on it, so it's as the title suggests: CD ReWritable Nod Nero can erase it (as should a number of other programs). It's a hassle to have to go through the process of burning and ripping but it just about always works so it's a good last resort
 
KerushiiAi
Posted: Jul 30, 2008 12:33 am Reply with quote
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^ I think I've heard of those...
Yeah, I was planning on CD burning being my last resort Tongue

And, MelodyCan worked like TuneBite, but, again like TuneBite, it doesn't convert the whole song with the free version Sneeze
Gah. Blank stare

EDIT: If you want, I could send you the file and you can test it on your version of Wavepad, maybe I found an older version or something Confused

EDIT2: I decided to downgrade my iTunes back to 7.5, so that my old program will work again. Blank stare It's ok though, I don't have an iPhone or anything anyways, which is what all these stupid upgrades are for Tongue
It just...is a really big file Blank stare
But oh well. Thus is the evil that is Apple, no?

EDIT3: Uhh...anyone know of a way to downgrade iTunes without actually uninstalling and reinstalling? Blank stare Then I'd lose my library (or at least have to work to get it back Sneeze )
 
Eugeniu
Posted: Aug 19, 2008 12:01 pm Reply with quote
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I use SoundTaxi. Words just fine Smile .
 
sljinu
Posted: Aug 20, 2008 12:14 am Reply with quote
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@KerushiiAi: Sorry, I don't think it'd make a difference...if anything, my version would be even older No As for the downgrade, I can't really help you there either...
 
KerushiiAi
Posted: Aug 21, 2008 4:17 am Reply with quote
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@ Eugeniu
Hmm...ok I'll check it out thanks

@ sljinu
Ah, that's ok. hmm I ended up putting the songs into a share folder and using my mom's computer to convert them (after loading my software onto it) because it has an older version of iTunes. hmm It was a hassle but it worked
 
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