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Subject: Re: Wma to Mp3 conversion results?

Re: Wma to Mp3 conversion results?

From: David McIntyre <>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2003 16:34:08 -0700

For the cost of a blank CD you can burn then rip a CD. No more DRM, and
playback on your Archos. But total loss of id3 type info.

On Fri, Oct 24, 2003 at 06:52:19PM -0400, Brian Wolven wrote:
> scott wrote:
> > speaking of which, does anyone know if for-pay (DRMed) mp3s (such as from
> > itunes) work on the archos?
> AFAIK you can only purchase songs from the iTunes store in AAC format. To
> get them in MP3 format you'd have to do the decompression to WAV and then
> re-encode in MP3. How good that sounds depends on the quality of the
> original AAC version, for the most part. Anyone else know of a different
> method for us non-Ipodders? The windows version of the iTunes software seems
> decent; it'd be dead easy to find songs and buy them, from what I've seen.
> It's also easy to import any existing MP3's on your hard drive and use their
> playlist/library software. You can then share them with other PC's on your
> LAN, burn CD's etc., but the sticky part for us is making MP3's from
> purchased songs for our rockboxed units. That is *not* part of the package.

David McIntyre
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Received on 2003-10-25

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