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    Default Doesn't DRM just bug you sometimes?

    So I (legally from a site called Spiralfrog) download these music files.

    DOWNLOADING...

    Uh oh turns out they're .WMA's.



    No problem, I have a WMA - Mp3 converter.

    LOADING...

    CONVERSION FAILED

    So I try again for the next 2 hours trying to figure out why this isn't working,
    every single time it just says


    CONVERSION FAILED

    Once it even Crashed my computer and gave me a 'Blue Screen Of Death' that had text so blurry you couldn't even tell it was text.
    you know somethings wrong when the error screen malfunctions (not really, it's actually quite common, much like windows task manager not responding.)

    So an hour after this I remembered to check what kind of DRM I had on these files.

    It allowed me to listen to it, and put it on some devices I've never even heard of, like spin offs of Mp3 Players and whatnot.

    Who else here thinks that they should make it easier to tell what DRM a song has?
    Last edited by Alice_In_Chains; 10-09-2007 at 05:26 AM. Reason: Again, a typo. I'm tired so =P
    Way I see it the glass is neither half empty or half full,
    just twice as big as it should be

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    You would think!
    Wil

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    This whole drm thing sucks - as you say at the very least vendors should make it crystal clear what the restrictions are on stuff they sell.

    Personally (courting controversy here) I use limewire now and again and than dont worry about drm, however I also have to say that I buy music I really like, but then always something 'real' - not a d load.

    It cracks me up that you cant play tunes you buy from i tunes on anything but an I pod - it aint right.

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    Which is why some people just use WMP to rip songs from cds, and then just convert the WMP file to a mp3 or WAV.

    I don't personally use limewire, because I don't want to download the software that goes with it,

    and I have more songs than I could ever want.


    they need to make a Vinyl record player with a USB port.

    THEN I would have every song I could ever want.

    and then some.
    Way I see it the glass is neither half empty or half full,
    just twice as big as it should be

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    are you implying something?

    rofl.

    but no really it's just a terrible converter.

    also I thought converting DRM was illegal?

    Of course that really doesn't matter to most people,
    (IE me rofl)

    Way I see it the glass is neither half empty or half full,
    just twice as big as it should be

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    Yeah I just mean I The fact that it doesn't tell you that there is a DRM problem until you already have tried to play it or something.
    it should be more straightforward.
    Way I see it the glass is neither half empty or half full,
    just twice as big as it should be

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alice_In_Chains View Post
    ...they need to make a Vinyl record player with a USB port.....
    Try THIS. Not a new idea as far as I know.

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