If you don't happen to have any spare CDs and don't mind spending around $17 you can use soundtaxi to convert the protected files to mp3.The Xbox can't see AAC files, only MP3 files. If you imported the tracks into iTunes from CD, encoded as AAC, iTunes will happily convert them to MP3. However, iTunes refuses to convert music purchased from the iTunes store into MP3 format. The answer is to burn the purchased AAC track onto CD (which you would no doubt do anyway) as an audio file, and then import it from the CD into iTunes as an MP3.
Not sure if it's illegal or not but I don't think that this particular program actually removes the DRM from the file but rather it plays the file and then re-records it albeit faster than realtime so it's just doing the same as if you'd burnt a CD and then re-encoded it but this way it's quicker and you don't waste a CD. Because it does it like this I think that as long as the file plays on your PC you'll be able to use the program no matter what Apple does.ain't those programs illegal? your bypassing the copy protection even if you do "legally" own the music you still can't break the copyright
At the moment $24.99 works out at £12.75 but they may charge you tax on top of that. XE is a good site for working out currency exchanges.Does anyone know how much it works out to on a current conversion from dollars It's £24.99 so I'm guessing about £14 - is that about right?
Yes, it allows you to play any unprotected song (MP3 or AAC) from your iPod connected via USB.cheers for that.
On a slight side-issue....
Can anyone explain to me what the ipod software download on the live marketplace actually does? The description says something like "allows you to play unprotected AAC files from your ipod", so does that simply mean it will play those files, as well as any mp3 files, if you plugged the ipod in via the 360's USB port? Or is it something else?
Yep, as simple as that.Right, so I'd find it if I went to 'play music' and selcted the ipod etc right?
I have a wireless network, so I just use the 360 wireless adapter for Xbox Live etc.So you use a mac and it connects fine to the 360 using the software you mentioned? Interesting! Presumably you use your mac and a router etc to get the 360 onto live???