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Old 06-11-2008, 01:02 PM
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Default Having trouble getting purchased iTunes onto my Pilot.

I recently purchased the 8GB Pilot from BBY. Over the years I have gotten a few iTunes gift cards and purchased a few songs/albums, but never really had an MP3 player until now. I have just been listening to tracks on my PC and burned a few discs for on the road, playing on the home theater system, ect.

I've loaded a bunch of songs already from the CDs I copied onto my hard drive. (about 400 or so)

My songs that I purchased in iTunes show up as 'subscription' and won't transfer to my Pilot. Some whole albums won't show up at all. (DMB Live Trax 6 for one)

Is there something I'm not doing or is there something I'm doing wrong.

I went through the FAQs on the Insignia website, and searched this forum and didn't find anything that seemed to address this issue. (which leads me to think I may just be the issue here. )

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Old 06-11-2008, 01:55 PM
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AFAIK, iTunes tracks are only compatible with iPods. They have digital rights management (DRM) protection and are typically in a non-MP3 format (AAC) that is not compatible with anything other than an iPod unless you burn the tracks to CD and then re-rip to your HDD as MP3's or a digital format that is compatible with the Pilot (e.g., WMA).
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I'll try that.

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It works, kinda sucks, but at least I can get the music I PAID for to my Pilot.

Thanks for the help, and I'm now happier than ever I didn't get an iPod, just feels like Apple is really trying to screw ya here.
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By "it works", of course you mean that in your thought experiment, you thought about breaking the law and, in that thought, succeeded, right? Of course no one would ever imply that anyone here actually circumvented DRM schemes or suggested anyone else do the same. But, it seems that most people who do the DRM breaking thought experiment end up just thinking about burning CDs and re-ripping and, at least theoretically, that works.
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Burning to CD then re-ripping to MP3 is the "official" iTunes way to getting rid of the DRM, there's nothing illegal about it. Of course there are other, better, ways without losing any audio quality - google for Hymn Project or MyFairTunes. Of course this only strips the DRM from the tracks, they're still AAC audio after that. We don't talk about these apps here in the forums, it's just FYI.
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Burning to CD then re-ripping to MP3 is the "official" iTunes way to getting rid of the DRM, there's nothing illegal about it. Of course there are other, better, ways without losing any audio quality - google for Hymn Project or MyFairTunes. Of course this only strips the DRM from the tracks, they're still AAC audio after that. We don't talk about these apps here in the forums, it's just FYI.
Thanks!! I'll check those out, but I'll tell no one .
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