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2500 worth of music bought on ITunes and only 30% works with my phone?

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  1. AJPTransport

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    2500 worth of music bought on ITunes and only 30% works with my phone?
    Last year I bought the galaxy and when I used iSync it only loaded about 30% of my songs because I had to upgrade because of iTunes copyrit crap and it was like 600 bucks. I'm bout to dump my iPhone but I want to make sure I can get all my songs on there now? Has things changed since last summer?
     

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  2. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    You could try Doubletwist. That's apparently quite good at porting the itunes library to an Android device.
     
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    You can thank Steve Jobs for that. He puts his greedy little paws on every single song you have downloaded so that only HIS devices can play it. This is why I will never give a dime to that man.
     
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    Get a Google music beta invite, upload your entire itunes library to Google music (up to 20,000 songs) and then you'll have all your music synced to your phone ... problem solved :)
     
  5. mikedt

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    Yes, iTunes songs purchased since 2009 are DRM free, and so will play on any Android device. I would just BitTorrent any songs you have which still have DRM, seen as you've already paid for them.
     
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    Yikes. Now that's what I call lock-in.
     
  7. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    All the iTunes music with DRM will have to have it removed to play. I don't remember what iTunes policies for already purchased music, but if you can re-download the older tracks with DRM again, they should be DRM free.
     
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    I believe there should also be an option hidden somewhere in the iTunes menu's where you can convert the music to mp3's. I know I stumbled upon that myself after being seriously pissed off in college because of the crappy locks iTunes puts on everything. I'll have to get home and search through the menu's in my iTunes before I'll be able to tell you where to go about looking for the option, but it worked wonders for me.
     
  9. AJPTransport

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    Any ideas where that mp3 option is?
     
  10. mikedt

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    It's only available for non-DRM songs. Any songs without DRM, you can play on your Android phone without converting to MP3. You can tell which of your songs has DRM, their file suffix is .M4P rather than the default .M4A, also they show as 'Protected AAC' using in Get Info in iTunes.

    .M4A plays on Android.
    .M4P does not.

    Apple and the RIAA wants you to pay for all of your music again, in a non-DRM'd format this time. That's why I suggest that you BitTorrent them, instead of paying twice for the same music.
     
  11. Guamguy

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    I finally found a person who spent nearly as much as I did on iTunes.

    You probably bought most of your tunes before April 2009 which is about the time Apple stopped removing DRM off their tunes.

    However, in many of the DRM'ed tunes, to turn them into non-DRM, you have to pay extra and iTunes will redownload and convert those tunes into non-DRM.

    Apple had a different set of agreements for music studios with regarding non DRM music and this change of conditions made the costs higher.

    In any case, the vast majority of my iTunes would work on my Android as I did fork up for the non DRM expense anyway.
     

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