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Subject: Re: iriver Recommandation

Re: iriver Recommandation

From: Neon John <>
Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2005 21:30:10 -0500

On Sun, 18 Dec 2005 19:07:12 -0700, Rocker <> wrote:

>>Since the crippling is so easy to work around anyway, I don't see the
>>problem for our players.
>Please tell me how to get around your crudely named "crippled music"?

No idea, other than what I read because I'd never let that crippled
crap near my machine.

>As far as I know the only way to beat WMA/DRM is to record the file into
>MP3. When you are talking about a 20 hour audio book to me that's not my
>definition of easy.

I've converted many non-crippled audio formats to MP3. When worse
comes to worst, I simply fire up the player for that format, then fire
up Total Recorder and tell it to suck audio as fast as it can. That
results in conversion from twice to about 10x real time.

To address your particular point, as long as that 20 hours is in one
place so it can be played without manual intervention, why do you care
how long it takes to convert? Just start it in the background before
you go to bed. By the time you get off from work the next day it's

Even though I'm an audio bookahaulic, I've never seen the need to buy
a crippled format book. Between my library, Cracker Barrel
restaurants ($3 per book after the first one), Blackstone Audio
(non-crippled MP3 available) and the alt.binaries.audiobooks
hierarchy, I find more than enough to listen to.

Even if I couldn't I'd STILL not give the crippleware b*stards a penny
of my money. It's a principle thing.

John De Armond
See my website for my current email address
Cleveland, Occupied TN
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Received on 2005-12-19

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