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Subject: Re: DAISY-Format in Rockbox?

Re: DAISY-Format in Rockbox?

From: Rocker <rocker_at_shaw.ca>
Date: 2005-11-13

>Should that be "from protected wma to MP3" ?

Yeah. BTW, I've heard (but never tried) that Goldwave will go
directly from protected WMA to MP3 if the license bits are there so
that you can "legally" play the tune. Supposedly it uses the
microcrap codec interface; the DRM laying underneath that level.

Well Gold Wave never worked for me The only reliable way to make the change
is by recording and saving the WMA file using total recorder. Takes a long
time if your converting a large file. I'm still investigating ways to
convert using .iso utilities but that DRM stuff is a tough one. I want to
point out that I am only trying to convert files that I have already paid
for.

Cheers...rocker

----- Original Message -----
From: "Neon John" <jgd@johngsbbq.com>
To: "Rockbox" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Sunday, November 13, 2005 12:31 AM
Subject: Re: DAISY-Format in Rockbox?

> On Sat, 12 Nov 2005 22:02:36 +0000, Bluechip <csbluechip@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>>At 17:39 12/11/2005, you wrote:
>>>On Sat, 12 Nov 2005 12:57:09 +0000, Bluechip <csbluechip@gmail.com>
>>>wrote:
>>>
>>> >Try searching google for "unf?ck" ...I'll let you decide which vowel
>>> >should
>>> >be where the ? is
>>>
>>>That one only worked on the early stuff, not the current DRM crap. I
>>>have the utility and can make it available, in case it's hard to find.
>>>No harm in giving it a try.
>>
>>I have a copy of the above util. Do you mean you have a copy of an
>>unnamed
>>util for new files?
>
> No, just the unf*ck_wma utility. I've never had any reason to deal
> with a DRM'd wma. Scratching old memory cells, as I recall, the first
> version of wma had protection bits in each frame's header while the
> DRM'd version is encrypted or something like that. I think that
> unf*ck_wma simply reset the protection bits. Don't hold me to that,
> cuz I could be brain-farting.
>
>>
>>>I refuse to buy anything with DRM but as I read about it, about the
>>>quickest method of going from wma to mp3 is via the CDR route.
>>
>>Should that be "from protected wma to mp3" ?
>
> Yeah. BTW, I've heard (but never tried) that Goldwave will go
> directly from protected WMA to MP3 if the license bits are there so
> that you can "legally" play the tune. Supposedly it uses the
> microcrap codec interface; the DRM laying underneath that level.
>
> John
> ---
> John De Armond
> See my website for my current email address
> http://www.johngsbbq.com
> Cleveland, Occupied TN
>
Received on Sun Nov 13 17:26:03 2005


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