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How to put itunes movie and music to non-apple portable play

by panpangege / November 2, 2009 10:53 AM PST

I bought some video and audio from itunes and would like to put them to my portable player,but I am failure, whether they have protection or format require?---- how can I convert or transfer those files? Thanks advance!

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To Fallreed
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / November 4, 2009 4:35 AM PST

Advice on the removal of DRM is a subject not within the CNET TOS and will be removed when found.
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Most music
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / November 4, 2009 4:38 AM PST

sold in the iTunes store no longer has any DRM applied to it.
You can easily convert the tracks that are in AAC format (MP4) to something that your other, non-Apple player can support right inside iTunes.

Movies also have to be converted but you will have to know what to convert to, in order to find a converter.

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Another method
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / November 22, 2009 8:59 PM PST
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burn the tracks to a CD and then put them on the other player

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Grab and copy them
by Meeboo / November 24, 2009 7:19 PM PST

Besides DRM, the most importand issue to put iTunes content to non-iPod player is file format.

Generally iTunes offers music in M4P or M4A format and movie in M4V or MOV format, while non-iPod players usually accept MP3 WMA MP4 AVI or WMV format.

You need to convert them into right format before copying them to your non-apple device. As the DRM-protected M4P music, Apple told us that we can keep them as DRM-free by CD burning & re-ripping with iTunes.

This thread give more detailed information
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-12545_102-0.html?messageID=3175752&tag=forums06;posts#3175752

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