Apple’s DRM, the digital rights management system built-in to iTunes and music from iTunes Store is fine with me.
Apple’s DRM works fine on our Mac, our PC, all our iPods. Remove it? Free? Yes. It’s easy.
One could argue that it’s Time To Say Goodbye To Apple’s DRM, but that may be premature.
It’s ironic that the record industry demanded some kind of digital rights management system from Apple, now they’re complaining that Apple’s success is hampering music sales.
Apple’s tremendous success and market share for iTunes, iTunes Store and the ubiquitous iPod are causing the recording industry all kinds of problems.
The second most popular online music store is eMusic which is about 10-percent of iTunes Store business, but sells unprotected music that can be easily copied.
So, you want to remove the protection Apple embeds into each song from the iTunes Store? It’s so easy a child can do it.
Make a playlist of songs, whatever will fit onto a CD. Burn the songs to a CD.
That effectively removes Apple’s DRM. Then import the songs back to iTunes.
Was that easy or what? Of course, Apple’s Fairplay DRM system allows a limited number of CDs to be burned from any playlist, but that’s a minor issue.
DRM Dumpster makes that process even easier.
It’s a level way to take all those DRM protected music tracks that you bought from iTunes Store and put them back into iTunes without the DRM protection.
All you need is a Mac, iTunes, music from the iTunes Store, and a CD-RW. DRM Dumpster will convert all the music files in your iTunes library, or from a single playlist.
What you get back into iTunes is MP3, AAC, Apple Lossless, AIFF, or WAV files. The music can then be used on any music player, not just iPods.
That’s about it. Simple? Yep. Did I mention that DRM Dumpster is free? Yep. It’s free. The first few versions were a little buggy, but the latest DRM Dumpster pretty much works as advertised.
Could you do the exact same thing without DRM Dumpster? Yep, again. One CD at a time. DRM Dumpster just makes the process easier, simpler.
Do you have a problem with Apple’s Fairplay DRM, the digital rights management system built-in to music purchased from the iTunes Store?
Is it important to you to remove the protection? What about the loss of quality going from AAC to a CD and then back to iTunes?