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    How about a DRM removal option for the music converter?

    As I have been using another program to remove the DRM protection from mp3 files, I get this Vista R&R window error message problem (Revocation and Renewal) . I'm seeking a suggestion for dbPowerAmp's music converter program to remove the DRM protection from mp3s during conversion, in hopes that it won't get this R&R error window problem.

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    Re: How about a DRM removal option for the music converter?

    In many jurisdictions, DRM removal is illegal (though I don't know about Spoon's location). Besides, DRM'ed files (I assume you mean .wma, not .mp3) are getting quite scarce, fortunately, so you might be better off searching for a tool that was developed when somebody still cared

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    Re: How about a DRM removal option for the music converter?

    Yes, I was referring to WMA files as I use Rhapsody to get music.

    Quote Originally Posted by Porcus View Post
    In many jurisdictions, DRM removal is illegal (though I don't know about Spoon's location). Besides, DRM'ed files (I assume you mean .wma, not .mp3) are getting quite scarce, fortunately, so you might be better off searching for a tool that was developed when somebody still cared

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    Re: How about a DRM removal option for the music converter?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisCTR View Post
    As I have been using another program to remove the DRM protection from mp3 files, I get this Vista R&R window error message problem (Revocation and Renewal) . I'm seeking a suggestion for dbPowerAmp's music converter program to remove the DRM protection from mp3s during conversion, in hopes that it won't get this R&R error window problem.
    interesting request. in some jurisidictions (lke the U.S. where I live), this is like asking for a method to rob banks. It is illegal and people can go to prison for this activity.

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    Re: How about a DRM removal option for the music converter?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisCTR View Post
    I'm seeking a suggestion for dbPowerAmp's music converter program to remove the DRM protection from mp3s during conversion, in hopes that it won't get this R&R error window problem.
    If you're converting from one lossy format to another (such as WMA to MP3), a good way of getting rid of the protection would be the "rip and burn" method. Basically, you would burn the protected files onto an audio CD, and then rip the CD tracks into whatever format you wish. It's an extra step, but it will do the job.

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    Re: How about a DRM removal option for the music converter?

    Quote Originally Posted by eaglescout1998 View Post
    If you're converting from one lossy format to another (such as WMA to MP3), a good way of getting rid of the protection would be the "rip and burn" method. Basically, you would burn the protected files onto an audio CD, and then rip the CD tracks into whatever format you wish. It's an extra step, but it will do the job.
    with lossy, going from lossy to lossy creates additional potential loss of audio material (i.e., transcoding, although likely not audible depending on type of music, how lossy, i.e., 96 vs 256, etc.). So it may be worth burning these tracks to disk (as audio CD), then ripping to LOSSLESS (FLAC, etc.). This way, you new lossless files will at least be exactly the content contained in the old DRM lossy files.

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