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  • Dj ReoF
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m4a protected from itunes? I can't convert it with CDEX
I've just download a song with itunes, it's a song from this year but now that i whant to convert it into an mp3 vbr v2 i can't do it.
CDEX says that there's an error with the opening of this file.

It's maybe protected with drm?
Is there a way to convert this file directly into mp3 vbr without bourn it an a cd or else?

  • mixminus1
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m4a protected from itunes? I can't convert it with CDEX
Reply #1
No, it's not an issue of DRM - hasn't been any of that on iTunes AAC files for a few years now.

It's been awhile since I've used CDEx, but I'm pretty sure it's a matter of CDEx not knowing what AAC is.

foobar2000 can convert AAC to whatever easily - just be aware that it doesn't transfer album art.

dBPowerAmp can, but it's not freeware, if that matters.
"Not sure what the question is, but the answer is probably no."

  • DVDdoug
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m4a protected from itunes? I can't convert it with CDEX
Reply #2
There are lots of free conversion programs.  I find the older FREE version of XRECODE easy & handy for most audio format conversions.  (The newer XRECODE II is $19 USD).

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dBPowerAmp can, but it's not freeware, if that matters.
there is a FREE version[/u][/url] of dBpoweramp.

  • pdq
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m4a protected from itunes? I can't convert it with CDEX
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dBPowerAmp can, but it's not freeware, if that matters.
there is a FREE version[/u][/url] of dBpoweramp.

Yes, but it won't encode to mp3.

  • kode54
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m4a protected from itunes? I can't convert it with CDEX
Reply #4
No, it's not an issue of DRM - hasn't been any of that on iTunes AAC files for a few years now.

Not correct. I have an iTunes account from 2004 which I registered for the sole purpose of redeeming Pepsi codes, and all 10 of the songs I purchased are still protected. I have the option of upgrading two of them to DRM-free iTunes Plus for $0.30 each.

Of course, the OP did say M4A, not M4P.
  • Last Edit: 18 October, 2011, 04:29:23 PM by kode54