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Is it possible to convert protected wma files to WAV?

Postby audiodrome on Sat Oct 21, 2006 8:46 pm

I just downloaded a bunch of promotional wma files and they won't play in Winamp because it asks me to get a license? How can I just convert them to WAV so I can put them on CD and play them? This is the first time I've ever had to deal with this because I don't use iTunes or buy downloadable music. If I download the license will it allow me to burn the songs onto CD? I'm wary about downloading anything like this because I'm afraid it will install spyware on my system - is there anything to worry about downloading the license from Microsoft?
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Postby audiodrome on Sun Oct 22, 2006 9:03 am

So I tried to get the license and it said I could not get a license because it had already been dowloaded ten times. The tracks weren't for sale so I don't get it.

Now, I'm not very "up" on this stuff because I don't buy downloadable music and I'm not into iTunes - I stick to real, tangible music! What's the point of putting sample or promotional material on your website if no on can listen to it or if only ten people can listen to it? This is the third time I've come across this and it's aggravating.
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Postby burninfool on Sun Oct 22, 2006 12:09 pm

It's called DRM and there's two ways around it:
1.Use Winamp with the DRM plugin.
2.Play the song with WMP and record analog using Audacity,etc.
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Postby CowboySlim on Mon Oct 23, 2006 12:45 pm

Can you play them or burn them with Windows Media Player?
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Postby SkaarjMaster on Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:59 pm

I doubt he can play them in WMP either. Sounds like the DRM for Winamp is the answer.
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Postby statl on Tue Jan 09, 2007 3:33 pm

This is kind of a long way around the problem. But what I do is use Roxio to create a music c.d. with the wma file(s). Then I convert the files to MP3 (or in your case WAV) and save them that way.
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