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Subject: Re: DAISY-Format in Rockbox?

Re: DAISY-Format in Rockbox?

From: Neon John <>
Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2005 02:31:12 -0500

On Sat, 12 Nov 2005 22:02:36 +0000, Bluechip <>

>At 17:39 12/11/2005, you wrote:
>>On Sat, 12 Nov 2005 12:57:09 +0000, Bluechip <>
>> >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 De Armond
See my website for my current email address
Cleveland, Occupied TN
Received on 2005-11-13

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