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Subject: Re: iriver Recommandation

Re: iriver Recommandation

From: Rocker <>
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2005 19:58:26 -0700

Dude! I've got a machine with multiple professional sound cards, Total
recorder Pro and 3 raptor hard drives in a RAID array. processing time is
not the issue. The issue is support for a bonified music file. That's it.
If nobody wants to implement it that's fine by me...rocker

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bluechip" <>
To: "Rockbox" <>
Sent: Sunday, December 18, 2005 7:16 PM
Subject: Re: iriver Recommandation

If encrypted audio is a majot problem, grab an old p2 stick it in the
corner of the room and throw files at it :) Maybe an hour or two to set
up, but as a one-off time-cost, in future you just say "oi, computer on the
network, fix this file" and the following evening you come home to a file
you can actually use ...during that day listen to the 20 hours it
transcoded the previous night :)

> >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"?
>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.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Bluechip" <>
>To: "Rockbox" <>
>Sent: Sunday, December 18, 2005 6:41 PM
>Subject: Re: iriver Recommandation
>Hm. Good point. Well made.
> >On Sun, 18 Dec 2005 08:34:39 -0700, Rocker <> wrote:
> >
> > >Sure but it is also going to be used more and more by legal downloads
> > >for
> > >copy protection so why not support it if it is possible?
> >
> >Because then you're caving to the b*stards! That "legal" downloads
> >are going to be crippled is not a done deal. It saddens me greatly to
> >see Apple succeeding as well as they have selling crippled music but
> >that doesn't mean the end of the game. The opportunity is still there
> >for a music service to offer un-crippled music.
> >
> >Since the crippling is so easy to work around anyway, I don't see the
> >problem for our players. Getting people to use superior firmware that
> >removes the crippling is the best thing that could happen for digital
> >music.
> >
> >Instead of accommodating crippled music, I suggest not buying it at
> >all. I know, preaching to deaf ears. Expediency is more important
> >than principle these days.
> >
> >John
> >---
> >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 2005-12-20

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