Question by YahooKid: protected aac conversion or help?
i got a new sony ericsson for christmas and im really happy about it but only the music i burned from cds or got sent will go onto it, the protected aac stuff i got off itunes shop will not go onto my phone i have a video i bought i want to go on and a lot of music is there any way i can do this? i have looked around the internet a bit but cant find anything legal to help can anyone here?
Answer by Pinpin D
Basically, when you buy music from iTunes, it comes with a copyright protection called DRM. These DRM-protected songs are locked so that they only work with Apple MP3 players. That means that if you bought a Microsoft Zune, you cannot use iTunes music.
So, what is the solution? You have to burn a CD. When you do this, the DRM is removed (because the music is converted to a non-DRM-compatible media). After you burn the CD, you can rip it to your PC as an MP3 file which no longer has DRM.
Alternatively, you can use TuneClone ( http://www.tuneclone.com/ ). TuneClone makes a virtual CD-ROM drive, tricking your PC into believing that you are burning a CD. Therefore, the DRM is removed without wasting a CD.
Here is a link to a tutorial using TuneClone and iTunes 8:
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