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Subject: Re: Rockbox and audible.com

Re: Rockbox and audible.com

From: Antony Stone <Antony.Stone_at_rockbox.open.source.it>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2008 20:00:58 +0100

On Tuesday 15 July 2008 04:28, Tami Grenon wrote:

> Is there a way that I can make my player compatible with both rockbox and
> audible.com?

I would very strongly expect that the content available from audible.com is
"protected" with DRM (ie: it's not standard audio which you can play using
open source applications).

Rockbox does not, and I believe never will, support DRM encrypted files.

If you have a player which does support DRM encrypted files, then you can
continue to play them with the original firmware (but not with Rockbox) -
several players support a dual-boot facility, however depending on your
visual impairment you may not find the original firmware easy to use.

If you have a player which does not support DRM, I do not believe it is
possible to add it (however the opposite *is* possible - for example the DRM
support on the US version of the iRiver H300 can be permanently disabled by
installing a European version of the iRiver firmware on it).

Regards,

Antony.

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