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Rip DRM Protection Off Itunes Store Music (no software) (Windows)

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This is my favorite way to rip the DRM protection off music purchased from the Itunes store.

Step 2: First step

A. Now that you have all of your supplies, it's time to find the songs you want to rip the DRM protection off.
Open up itunes and choose your music.
I chose "Another One Bites the Dust" and "Let's Get It Started".

B. Next, create a new playlist and put your songs you want riped in that playlist. You can name the playlist whatever you want.

Step 3: "Burn, Baby Burn"

A. Next, now that you have made your playlist you need to click on the button that says "burn disk" at the bottom right hand part of the screen as in picture 1.

B. Then, the top part of the screen should say "please insert a blank disk" as in picture 1.
When it says that, insert your CD-RW in the disk drive and the computer should start burning your music onto the CD-RW as in pictures 1-3.

C. Once the CD-RW has finished burning you can eject the disk and go to the next step as in picture 4.

Step 4: The Tricky Part

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A. After you have ejected the CD-RW, place the disk back in your computer's drive.

B. Then, itunes should recognize your CD-RW and ask you if you want to import the music off the CD-RW, click yes.

C. Once your music has been imported, fill in the info labels.

And now your musics DRM protection has been ripped of!!!

Step 6: Last Thing

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souperkid2 years ago
does not work
Wouldnt this be considered illegal?
junits155 years ago
oh and most computer that can erase cds come with some kind of extra software to do it like roxio or sonic
junits155 years ago
not all cds can be erased, and not all drives can erase them :)
djmcjiggles5 years ago
If you have Windows, you could also use myFairTunes to strip the DRM encoding. http://sourceforge.net/projects/myfairtunes/
scotmotzny5 years ago
If you do this on a Mac will it work as well?
Check out my other Instructable: Mac
nocker5 years ago
This will work, but you're going to lose some quality. Alternatively, try Requiem. It is a free download which can be found via torrent. Requiem is an open source program that will strip the DRM from your iTunes music and video files. While people have found other ways around the DRM, such as burning their music and ripping it, that will lose sound quality. That's where this program comes in - it not only removes the DRM from music AND videos, it does so losslessly. Do NOT share your de-DRM'd iTunes purchases on a file-sharing network. Why? Apple has personal information in your purchased content. Requiem does not remove the personal information from your files. Your identity is at stake and Apple could ban your account (at the very least) if caught.
sounds great! Could you post a link?
Thanks! Also, of you don't mind I used your advise In my new ible...
this would work if you use mojo