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New software allows iTunes music on non-iPod devices

“A German company is offering what it claims is a legal method of making iTunes Music Store music playable on devices other than the iPod.

RapidSolution Software claims its Windows only software, Tunebite, ‘legally provides the user with new music files without restrictions’.”

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1

Seems like a good idea for Apple and spreading iTunes, but given Apple’s history I am sure they will not be happy and ask them to stop.

Posted by richmds in Los Angeles on September 13, 2004 at 10:03 AM (CDT)

2

The legal loophole they’re using seems to suggest that they’re taking analog output and re-encoding it.

Regardless of what they claim, there *is* a quality loss in doing this, AND it likely has to be done in REAL TIME… which is far too inconvenient for this to become a major threat.

Posted by Jerrod H. in TX on September 13, 2004 at 10:04 AM (CDT)

3

Well they would obviously be upset about this because the iPod is where apple makes money. They have said many times that they barely break even with the itunes music store.

Posted by durh on September 13, 2004 at 10:05 AM (CDT)

4

Yeah Durh, and I also hear they make computers too.

.narco

Posted by narco in Burbank on September 13, 2004 at 10:23 AM (CDT)

5

No they don’t, they TRY to make computers.

Sorry, please don’t decend into a Mac vs PC debate now, just a joke!

Posted by Pete on September 13, 2004 at 11:12 AM (CDT)

6

This web site has become a clubhouse for haters, uneducated postulators, and 8 year olds. It’s getting very old.

Posted by adult on September 13, 2004 at 3:56 PM (CDT)

7

so that explains why you’re here “adult”

Posted by 9YEAR OLD on September 13, 2004 at 4:43 PM (CDT)

8

Apple will do one of two things.  They’ll ignore it and leave it alone as they have been doing with Hymn lately or they’ll update the iTMS DRM to make this no longer work.  Or maybe they’ll look like they’re doing the first while really doing the later.

Posted by Alden on September 14, 2004 at 2:48 AM (CDT)

9

I retract the previous comment, having R’d TFA.  There isn’t too much Apple can do about this, as it isn’t breaking the DRM that they put into all the files.  All it does is decode the songs into analog and then takes the feed off the soundcard and puts it back into a new, DRMless file.  It’s like making a tape off your sound card, but digital and compressed and on your hard drive.  This isn’t for audiophiles, as everyone will complain that there is generational loss.

Posted by Alden on September 14, 2004 at 2:51 AM (CDT)

10

“All it does is decode the songs into analog and then takes the feed off the soundcard and puts it back into a new, DRMless file”

They charge money for this?!?

How is this different from any good jukebox software’s Transcoding option?

Media Center 10 example:

Tools->Advanced Tools->Convert Format

This is not rocket science people!

Posted by charging on September 14, 2004 at 7:47 AM (CDT)

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