“iTunes Music Store DRM Summary”

Updated
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MacRumors has written an article about Apple’s Digital Rights Management (DRM) system and how it is using protected AAC for iTunes Music Store downloads.

“Burning a Protected AAC to a CD strips all encoding and DRM.  That CD can then be used as any CD song is used.  The quality of the song on the CD is identical to the AAC version.  However, then ripping the song into MP3 or AAC will result in loss of some quality.  While ripping a song into any lossy compression format will result in loss of quality—recompressing these previously compressed songs may exaggerate the quality loss.  Your results will vary depending on the exact piece of audio. Anecdotal evidence suggests re-ripping into AAC yields better quality than re-ripping into MP3.”
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Dennis Lloyd

I'm a passionate, long-time lover of Apple products, and was a civil draftsman and graphic designer before creating the iLounge web site. My prior projects include work for The Los Angeles Times' LATimes.com, and the company Creative Domain, where I developed websites for clients including Columbia Pictures, Disney, Fox Studios, Universal Pictures and Warner Brothers. As the Publisher of iLounge, I direct the site's community forums, photo galleries, iPod User Group, and general business affairs, which have grown under my watch to over sixteen million page views every month. I'm happily married with one daughter, one dog (Rocket the Wonderdog), one cat (Ferris), many iPods, iPhones, iPads, and two turntables.