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FairGame, a new(ish) way to unDRM iTunes tracks on your Mac

Cyrus Farivar

While we'd love an easy (and legal) way to strip DRM from our iTunes-purchased songs on our Macs, that probably won't happen anytime soon, so we'll just have to settle for the next-best thing: re-encoding those protected AAC files using Apple's own iMovie software. While we first heard about this hack in the summer of 2004, it was a bit too labor-intensive on a per-file basis to be troubled over. However, we just caught wind of a new program called FairGame that serves as an automated interface to re-encode your audio files using that technique, and converts a protected iTunes track into an unprotected AAC file; it's not quite DRM-stripping in it's purest form, but for many a Mac user it's going to have to do.

[Via iPodNN]

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