An unintended consequence of Apple DRM

I use iTunes to manage my music collection which is stored on a Debian Linux file server and accessed via Samba.  My entire collection is MP3 files because (a) I don’t like encumbered music and (b) Apple’s DRM files don’t play on my Squeezebox.

When I buy stuff from iTunes, I have to burn the songs to a blank CD and then re-import them to iTunes as MP3 files.  I used to use JHymn to do this automatically without having to waste a blank CD, but Apple did something with iTunes, so this solution doesn’t work anymore.

What do I do with the CD after I’ve imported it?  I give it to someone, usually a friend if they’re over for dinner or something.

Tell me who this DRM stuff is helping, eh?  Because right now it seems like it’s causing me to waste time burning these stupid CDs and guaranteeing that one of my friends get a copy of my latest music.

2 thoughts on “An unintended consequence of Apple DRM”

  1. DRM is too many hoops and to me, an example of a “solution” creating more problems. It gives me a headache, which is the opposite of what the enjoying music experience should be about. Just wanted to let you know I’m checking out your blog, and THANK YOU for coming all the way to post on mine and let me know about new StyleFeeder optional notes.

    Alas, I can’t get them to work (in Firefox 1.5.0.7 anyway), when I type in the field “Notes (optional):” and save, they don’t show up on the page, and when I press Edit to check what notes I made, the field is blank. Wonder why that’s happening… don’t let me trouble ya tho, I’m rambling! 🙂

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