*sigh* I just manage to get my DRM issues resolved, and Apple throws me a curve. Thanks to m4p2mp4.exe and DeDRMS, I was able to convert directly from a (bought and paid-for) iTunes AAC to MP3. Even kept the ID3 metadata…excellent!

Now…with the 4.5 upgrade to iTunes…no joy. I hope (and expect) the various FOSS tools to catch up…but I guess we’ll have to see. Crazy…b/c you know what I’ll do if they’ve “fixed” it permanently? I’ll be back to burning and ripping, and iTunes will no longer have an innate advantage due to each of MP3ing. And since my wife looks up most her music on Napster, guess where I imagine I’ll end up more often than not?

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