Remove the FairPlay DRM from Your iTunes Songs

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Remove the FairPlay DRM from Your iTunes Songs

Apple Lossless Encoder will condense your song to about half its uncompressed size.

 

4. MP3, AAC, or Apple Lossless

To import the song into iTunes, just drag and drop it into your iTunes library. Now you have a decision to make: Do you want to convert the song to a smaller format? You could keep it as an AIFF file, but those files are huge. If you use Apple Lossless, you’ll preserve the sound quality, but your file won’t be as small as it would be if you convert it to AAC or MP3. There’s no harm in trying different compression settings - to change the file compression in iTunes, go to iTunes > Preferences > Advanced and click the Importing tab. You can modify the compression settings here. To convert a file, select it in the iTunes library, then go the Advanced > Convert Selection To (the format you decided on in the Preferences). But whatever you choose, the end result will be a FairPlay-free song.

 

Next method: Reformat Using iMovie HD...

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Great for this article. Moreover, here is a way to remove drm protected from iTunes movies and TV Shows. It can help you convert iTunes M4V videos to MP4, WMV, FLV, etc then you can enjoy iTunes moves at anywhere and anytime.

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The simpliest way I know of to convert these DRM songs is to first burn them to audio CD via iTunes. Then add them from the new CD to Roxio Toast's Export feature at the bottom of the "Audio" disc options (instead of burning them to disc-- again).

You get AIFF files which can then converted to whatever audio format you want via iTunes or another audio converter.

Works great!

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MacMongrel

I have to say I did appreciate the article because DRM is a pain in the neck.

There are two different, yet very similar ways to do it that seemed to work better for me.worked for me as well.

The first is similar to using Mac World's suggested program "Audio Hijack", I used WireTap Pro this application also records whatever is playing on your mac so don't turn up the volume while you are recording or you will get those little beeps in your final product.

The second option I used, which you might compare to MacWorld's suggestion of using iMovie HD - Is to drag your music from iTunes into Garage Bands user window. This will import the song into garage band and then you can export it from garage band back into iTunes. The difference really is that you dont have to add a movie or picture over it because it is primarily a music app.

These are simply other ways of doing the same old thing.

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