6 Replies Latest reply: Sep 24, 2006 9:16 AM by K.O.Z.
aDiamond Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have a Blackberry Pearl and it plays mp3's. However the songs that I have downloaded up until this point won't play because they are not in mp3 format. I need to convert songs that I have already bought on I-Tunes into mp3's. How do I do that? Thank you!

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  • 1. Re: How to convert purchased songs into mp3's?
    trieste Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
    The only legal ways is to burn the purchased itunes to a music disk then reimport them as mp3's.
  • 2. Re: How to convert purchased songs into mp3's?
    aDiamond Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    It has a convertion botton on there but it says that the files are protected. Is that why the only was to do it is to burn it to a CD? And can you download them as mp3's. Thank you!

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  • 3. Re: How to convert purchased songs into mp3's?
    trieste Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
    The files you downloaded are protected by Digital Rights Management (DRM) using a system called Fairplay. You can only do with the files what Apple/the record companies want you to be able to do with them. No you cannot download unprotected MP3's.
  • 4. Re: How to convert purchased songs into mp3's?
    aDiamond Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    So basicly you are telling me that I can't play any of the music I bought on my Blackberry? That's not fun.

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  • 5. Re: How to convert purchased songs into mp3's?
    jcarey Level 2 Level 2 (180 points)
    I need to choose songs for a wedding video, but i only use iTunes, and I need mp3's. I don't have the actual cd's either.

    How can i get my iTunes songs to an mp3 format ? or where can i purchase these songs online by themselves as mp3's ?

    THanks!

    U2 - Beautiful Day
    U2 - Original of the Species
    U2 - Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
    U2 - Miracle Drug
    U2 - Love Rescue Me
    U2 & Mary J. Blige - One
    U2 - The First Time
    U2 - The Ground Beneath Her Feet
    U2 - Unchained Melody
    Corrs and Bono - When the Stars Go Blue
    The Jam - Town Called Malice
    T.Rex - Cosmic Dancer
    U2 - "40"
    Chingon - Malaguena Salerosa
  • 6. Re: How to convert purchased songs into mp3's?
    K.O.Z. Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Sorry. You cannot transfer to MP3's. It would be illegal to. (Of course, I'm sure it's been done using audio recorders...)

    I would say if you wanted MP3's, find an MP3 site. Many of them sell songs cheaper than Apple. But be careful, because some are protected, and others have terms of service that say you cannot have them over a certain amount of devices.