[olug] iPod & DRM [was: digital rights management at work]

Eric P eric.maillist at gmail.com
Sat Jan 7 01:42:53 UTC 2006

>>Isn't one of the prominent reasons we on this list use Linux (and
>>friends) is so we aren't entangled by exactly these types (DRM in
>>this example) of restriction in our lives?
>>Although our mass media would have you believe differently, there
>>are alternatives to iTunes/iPod.
>>Eric P.
> Which service would you recommend?  Real?  I know there are others,
> but advertising has blocked all the others out of my mind. 

I start with CD purchases from Homer's or BestBuy and go from there.
 None of the online services I've ran across excite me.
mp3tunes.com is in the right direction, but I'd be surprise if any
of the majors are signing up.

> If the solution is to burn the mp3s to cd .... is there a virtual CD
> burner that would allow you to burn the audio cd without actually
> using a CD?  Would allow you to convert hundreds of mp3 files to one
> big huge virtual audio cd at one time without having to be physically
> at the computer?  i haven't burned an audio cd  ..... but doesn't the
> mkiso part of the burn process allow you to do this?  A simple yes/no
> answer suffices, just want to know if i am on the right track.

You lost me.  Somebody else want to take a stab?

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