Wednesday, May 09, 2007

iTunes and MP3s

So after my iPod was stolen over summer, i've been looking to replace it, and am not way keen on getting another iPod. They're either too big or too small for my liking, and there are others out there with better features.

The only problem is I don't think I can get the music I've burnt off all my CDs onto iTunes, and the music I've downloaded, to play on other MP3 players, cos they have some special coding on it or something. Does anybody know if this is the case and if I can get around it?

4 comments:

Gareth LovesTha Pye said...

Welcome to the world of DRM, where the record label gets to decide what your allowed to easily do with things you own, not the laws in the country you reside in.

I can guarantee that what you want to do is possible. I can't tell you how easy it will be or if you will suffer from some quality losses.

Good luck.

Just make sure you blog about it so that other people have another source of information to find to help them answer the same question.

Em said...

Maybe you can convert the songs to mp3? You can do that in iTunes.

Don't know if that will work or if you've already done it... but oh well.

Digger said...

Yeah I'll give that a try Em. Am totally not a computer geek so we'll see how we go!

Yeah I read about that DRM thing today, Apple reckon they wanna ditch it, but for the moment, it just sucks. We'll see.

Gareth LovesTha Pye said...

the other option is to screw the music industry and only listen to free music. http://www.jamendo.com/en/ has lots of truly free music. The Unearthed web site also has lots of free music, but most (if not all of it) is still covered by restrictive licenses.

I recomend giving "t r y ^ d" a go, very good music.