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Subject: Re: Using Rockbox with iTunes

Re: Using Rockbox with iTunes

From: Paul Louden <paulthenerd_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 20:18:41 -0500

Juliette Swiler wrote:
>
> Is it true that you can't play music downloaded from iTunes store
> using Rockbox? If so, why is that?
Yes it's true, mostly. The "iTunes Plus" songs can be played, but the
standard songs cannot. This is because Apple encrypts them and there is
generally no legal way to decrypt them for open source software. For the
unencrypted songs (iTunes Plus) we can certainly play them.
> Also, if this is not possible, does the voice still speak when you
> switch back to the Apple firmware?
>
No, the voice is part of Rockbox, and thus only functions when you're
using Rockbox.
>

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