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Old 03-20-2006, 11:01 PM   #1
whiskeyfire
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Itunes store music play on Linux?


Does anyone know of any software, that will let me play the songs I bought off of itunes on linux?
It would be a shame to not be able to, since I have like 500 plus songs from itunes.
 
Old 03-21-2006, 09:05 AM   #2
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Unfortunately, this is the reality of DRM. However, a program called SharpMusique (or Sharp Music, I can't remember) may help you. It would be worthwhile to read up on it.

The "old-school hack" for this is to burn these songs in iTunes to music CDs (RWs if you want to save CDs) then rip them into a supported format (mp3, ogg).

It seems ridiculous how much work they put into DRM and then how easy it is to get around it. I mean, you can remove the DRM using the iTunes program alone! Anyway, this method is a bit of a hassle, and it is a real shame since iTunes is probably, IMHO, the best online music service around.
 
Old 03-21-2006, 01:25 PM   #3
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Thanks, I'll give it a whirl.
 
  


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