10 Replies Latest reply: Apr 19, 2013 9:50 AM by varjak paw
spraine Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi-

My wife has an MB Pro with 10.6.8.

 

She purchased three songs from iTunes this week.

 

Will they be free of DRM ?

 

 

She needs to play each of them as .mp3s on PC powerpoint slide shows.

 

The PC Powerpoint program says something like 'not compatible';  'won't play...'

 

After she bought the songs on her MBP, she right-clicked and converted them to .mp3.

 

 

Suggestions...?

 

 

 

Thx,

Steve

  • 1. Re: iTunes purchases & DRM
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,895 points)

    Yes, they are fee of DRM.

    iTunes music has been DRM free for 4 years.

  • 2. Re: iTunes purchases & DRM
    spraine Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you, Chris...!

  • 3. Re: iTunes purchases & DRM
    tmkpnhfr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Not true. Just bought Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" (April 19, 2013) and I can't play it because I have 5 computers "authorized". What a load of BS.

  • 4. Re: iTunes purchases & DRM
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,895 points)

    tmkpnhfr wrote:

     

    Not true.

    Yes, true.

     

    Just bought Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" (April 19, 2013) and I can't play it because I have 5 computers "authorized".

    Not true. You have other issues.

    If you could purchase it, you could play it.

    If it was DRM and you already had 5 computers authorized, you could not even purchase it (because you would need to authorize your computer).

  • 5. Re: iTunes purchases & DRM
    tmkpnhfr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    ..I'm sorry.. Do you think I'm lying?

     

    I clicked purchase. I was charged. The song downloaded to completion. I clicked play. I was unable to play because 5 computers are already authorized to play DRM'd tracks. I'm at work, otherwise I'd just de-authorize.

     

    I'm limited to 5 computers. That is DRM.

  • 6. Re: iTunes purchases & DRM
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,895 points)

    tmkpnhfr wrote:

     

    ..I'm sorry.. Do you think I'm lying?

    No. That's why I wrote, "You have other issues."

     

    Please post the exact message.

  • 7. Re: iTunes purchases & DRM
    tmkpnhfr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    DRM1.png

     

    I shouldn't have to be "authorized" to play anything post-iTunes plus era, right? Or do some songs still contain DRM, depending on the label?

  • 8. Re: iTunes purchases & DRM
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,895 points)

    tmkpnhfr wrote:

     

     

    I shouldn't have to be "authorized" to play anything post-iTunes plus era, right? Or do some songs still contain DRM, depending on the label?

    Correct. You should not have to authorize your computer.

    Right click > Show in Finder.

    What is the file extension? (you may need to right click - get info on the song file itself).

    It should be .m4a. If not, change it to .m4a and then try to play it in iTunes.

  • 9. Re: iTunes purchases & DRM
    tmkpnhfr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the reply. Sorry, not trying to get heated with you, but I'm pretty annoyed with this.

     

    Yeah. It's an .m4a.

     

    I just can't think of any reason for this, other than select few labels are allowed to release music through iTunes with restrictions.

  • 10. Re: iTunes purchases & DRM
    varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,765 points)

    If it's .m4a, then it doesn't have copy protection. Copy-protected files carried a file extension of .m4p.

     

    A bit of a long shot, but try removing the SC Info folder. You can find instructions in this support article:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ts1389

     

    Hope that helps.