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Subject: Re: wma playback on h300

Re: wma playback on h300

From: Rocker <>
Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2005 06:08:29 -0700

Thanks you wrote:
DRM Sucks. Stay away from it.
*I couldn't agree more. These books I have won't even let me record a CD
where I could then rip to MP3. I don't want to share, I just want to be
able to play the books on my rockbox. I guess I'll return them and advise
the vender that their DRM works! LOL

----- Original Message -----
From: "victor rajewski" <>
To: "Rockbox" <>
Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2005 10:53 PM
Subject: Re: wma playback on h300

> *I was wondering why rockbox could not be made to support WMA with DRM
> protection Koddex?
> I've got some great audio books that are in this format and would love to
> here them on my rockbox.

Well, legal reasons basically. WMA is a closed format; implementing
infringe patents and all that. Implementing the DRM would probably be
worse. You have two options: illegally convert your media to another
format (use Virtual Audio Cable or some such thing) , or illegally try
to reverse engineer the codec into an integer-based implementation.

DRM Sucks. Stay away from it.
Received on 2005-12-09

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