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Chealion,

Burning audio to a CD, then re-ripping it is a labour-intensive process, and it's quite likely you'll lose some quality in the process. However, with this program, you end up with a perfect copy of the audio data, and for a lot less effort.

Unfortunately, while the program effectively strips the DRM gear from the audio file, it also strips the MPEG headers from the file. Most players can't handle AAC files that don't have MPEG headers. MPEG headers aren't rocket science, though, so I can't imagine it'll be long until someone figures out how to put the headers back onto the files.

So, right now, if you really want to have a DRM-free version of music you purchased from the iTMS, you'll probably be better off doing the burn-rip jig. In a little while, though, this method might be the more attractive method.
 

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I saw that earlier, and I've been wondering how much of an impact it will have on Apple.

As far as I can imagine, I think the impact will be minimal; I imagine most of the people that use the iTMS are doing so because of "good karma", I doubt that they'll proceed to strip the DRM gear from their purchased songs and dump them on the nearest P2P network.

Even if they do, I imagine most (if not all) of the stuff in the iTMS is already available on most P2P networks, so I doubt the few extra files will matter all that much.
 
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