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Subject: Re: buymusic.com question
From: TP Diffenbach (rockbox_at_diffenbach.org)
Date: 2003-07-22


> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Binder, David" <dbinder_at_rwjf.org>
> To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
> Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2003 6:32 PM
> Subject: buymusic.com question
>
>
> > Now that this is open and you can download songs from this "legal" site, I
> > was poking around and saw that you transfer the songs only to players that
> > are DRM compliant. What does that mean, or specifically, does the Archos
> > device qualify?

buymusic.com sells (well, "sublicenses") music encoded in WMA (Windows Media Audio) format.

Niether Archos nor Rockbox plays this format; to play this format would require replacing or possibilily recoding the decoder chip in the Archos. This would probably require access to copyrighted Microsoft data/formats, and in any case, buymusic's EULA limits playing to "authorized devices", which would require Rockbox making an agreement with buymusic probably precluded by Rockbox's GPL licensing.

Take home message: if you want to legally purchase music to play on your Rockbox, check out emusic.com.

-- 
Archos FM has a Rockbox!



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