iTunes format

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  1. rudeboy

    rudeboy New Member

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    iTunes format

    not sure what to pick and don't feel like downloading a bunch of cr@ppy programs :}

    what do you guys use to convert m4p files to mp3 ?

    thanks.


    (ps. i used to d/l music for free... servers are "thinning" out so i resorted to iTunes and paying for them, it is addicting to a music freak such as myself :}
  2. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    i used audacity...but you have to purchase the program...the trial will only convert the first 30 seconds
  3. rudeboy

    rudeboy New Member

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    hmmz... and does the paid version do the encrypted files also ? so far i haven't been able to find a version where i can pay for, how much is it ?

    thx.
  4. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    i dont remember how much it was as i didnt buy i only used it for the 30 second clip to make a ringtone. but it worked great.
    by encrypted you mean has the tag that the file type cant be changed?
    if thats the case then yes, it will convert those.
  5. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    oops...i gave you the totally wrong program name...
    it was this one...
    http://www.dbpoweramp.com/

    audacity was a mp3 file editor...sorry!
  6. rudeboy

    rudeboy New Member

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    that's kinda funny :tounge:

    well.... not sure if i will purchase it, hopefully somebody can help locate a free converter.

    thanks anyway...
  7. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    for sure...if someone knows of a free one id be all over that!
  8. rudeboy

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    me too... yet another post to keep this thread on top :}
  9. g35rocker

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    Probably not the easiest way, but from iTunes, you could burn a music CD. Once they are in the .wav format, they lose their protection. Then you can extract the .wav files and convert them to mp3. Not the best way, but if you need to convert something now, you can do it that way...
  10. Stealth

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    The Best way I have found, I Googled a program called note burner. It creates a virtual CD drive on your computer that Itunes recognizes. Then you just go about your normal buring to disc process except it actually just put them in a folder on your hard drive (Without DRM). It even saves the artist and song title info. It costs about $30 but well worth it for me who uses, iTunes alot and wanted that music on my Q.

    Also about 10 times faster than buring to an actual disc.

    Disclaimer: Note burner is only for backing up your music collection.
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    Tunebite. Best, program, EVER. I dont use itunes but sprint encrypts theirs too. TB will convert, decrypt, etc.
  12. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    so that ones worth buying...i think i have the trial version of it at home
  13. shaun0207

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    That's what I use or Wavpad
  14. scubasteve

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    none of them are worth buying, but its defitnly worth getting. I have it if u need it
  15. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    haha well i may have to take you up on that then....
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    check the Neo folder in about 5 minutes. Just drop the WM5 off the link
  17. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    sweet thanks!
  18. scubasteve

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    NP. Turn off the stupid "play while converting" option tho, its annoying
  19. rudeboy

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    Qool proggie... does exactly what it should w/o going through the hassle of burning it to a cd or virtual drive.

    thanks.

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