dev builds
themes manual
device status forums
mailing lists
IRC bugs
dev guide

Rockbox mail archive

Subject: Re: iriver Recommandation

Re: iriver Recommandation

From: Rocker <>
Date: 2005-12-19

>Since the crippling is so easy to work around anyway, I don't see the
>problem for our players.


Please tell me how to get around your crudely named "crippled music"?

As far as I know the only way to beat WMA/DRM is to record the file into
MP3. When you are talking about a 20 hour audio book to me that's not my
definition of easy.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bluechip" <>
To: "Rockbox" <>
Sent: Sunday, December 18, 2005 6:41 PM
Subject: Re: iriver Recommandation

Hm. Good point. Well made.

>On Sun, 18 Dec 2005 08:34:39 -0700, Rocker <> wrote:
> >Sure but it is also going to be used more and more by legal downloads
> >for
> >copy protection so why not support it if it is possible?
>Because then you're caving to the b*stards! That "legal" downloads
>are going to be crippled is not a done deal. It saddens me greatly to
>see Apple succeeding as well as they have selling crippled music but
>that doesn't mean the end of the game. The opportunity is still there
>for a music service to offer un-crippled music.
>Since the crippling is so easy to work around anyway, I don't see the
>problem for our players. Getting people to use superior firmware that
>removes the crippling is the best thing that could happen for digital
>Instead of accommodating crippled music, I suggest not buying it at
>all. I know, preaching to deaf ears. Expediency is more important
>than principle these days.
>John De Armond
>See my website for my current email address
>Cleveland, Occupied TN
>A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Received on Mon Dec 19 03:07:42 2005

Page was last modified "Jan 10 2012" The Rockbox Crew