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2415 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Jun 8, 2010 8:00 AM by Chris CA
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2010 6:34 AM (in response to alacazam)Media sold on the iTunes Store that have DRM: Movies, television shows, audiobooks. I'm guessing that ebooks also do but, as I don't have an iPad, I can't test this.
Media that don't have DRM: music.MacBook Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Current iPods: 3 Gen Nano 4 gig, 1st gen 16 gig Touch, 3rd Gen 32 gig Touch
Currently Being ModeratedMay 10, 2010 12:36 PM (in response to Meg St._Clair)Books from the iBookstore are also copy protected with the exception of the free, public domain books from Project Gutenberg.
Media that don't have DRM: music.
.... and some music videos.iMac Core i7 8GB ATI Radeon 4850, Mac OS X (10.6.3), Also: iMac 2.8 Core 2 Duo 24", IPad 16GB WiFi, Dell w/ Windows 7, Win XP via VM
Currently Being ModeratedMay 10, 2010 12:43 PM (in response to varjak paw)Thanks for the clarification. I forgot about music videos.MacBook Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Current iPods: 3 Gen Nano 4 gig, 1st gen 16 gig Touch, 3rd Gen 32 gig Touch
Currently Being ModeratedJun 5, 2010 3:51 PM (in response to alacazam)Thanks for the information. I guess I'll just have to stick clear of iTunes for audiobooks. At least there seem to be a number of sites now offering audiobooks as mp3s. Hopefully iTunes will soon follow suit.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 5, 2010 4:20 PM (in response to alacazam)Audible is the sole provider of audiobooks for iTunes so whatever Audible uses.iMac G5 (Rev B) ALS - 2 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.8), silver mini, blue mini, silver shuffle, iTunes 9.1.1 (12)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 7, 2010 1:59 PM (in response to alacazam)You will find that the number of audiobook titles available without DRM is much smaller than the number of titles available with it. eMusic probably has the largest collection of MP3 format audiobooks, which are not wrapped in DRM, but their catalog is a pale shadow of Audible's collection.
The source of your ire is the publishers. They are the ones who insist on DRM, rather than Apple or Audible. (Though there are also policies at those vendors, which make it difficult or impossible for authors who choose to go without DRM (such as Cory Doctorow) to offer their titles without DRM. I suspect that it’s the fault of the publication system, but who knows for sure.)
Personally, I don't care about the DRM. Audible titles play just fine on my iPhone, and that's the only place I play them, so I never notice it. Someday that might change, and then maybe I'll be angry. But that seems low probability.MacBook Pro 13", Mac OS X (10.6.3), iPhone 3G, iPod nano 4G, iPad WiFi+3G
Currently Being ModeratedJun 8, 2010 3:06 AM (in response to alacazam)Some of my purchases have explicit lyrics others don't. How do I only buy explicit music I hate listening to songs that are radio edits.Windows XP
Currently Being ModeratedJun 8, 2010 8:00 AM (in response to L Eye)Your question has nothing to do with audiobooks and DRM?
You should start your own topic.iMac G5 (Rev B) ALS - 2 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.8), silver mini, blue mini, silver shuffle, iTunes 9.1.1 (12)