Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 03-20-2006, 11:01 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Mar 2006
Distribution: Fedora 4
Posts: 14

Rep: Reputation: 0
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
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 386

Rep: Reputation: 30
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
LQ Newbie
Registered: Mar 2006
Distribution: Fedora 4
Posts: 14

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thanks, I'll give it a whirl.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Itunes music exvor Linux - Software 14 01-14-2006 11:01 PM
Is there any way to play purchased iTunes music on linux without decoding with hymn? jrattner1 Linux - Software 7 12-06-2005 09:13 PM
Online music store that works under linux?Is microsoft/linux General 3 11-23-2005 02:16 AM
Accessing iTunes music sharing in Linux MockieMoo Linux - Software 6 07-12-2004 09:50 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:11 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration