m4p conversion to mp4?

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at toybox.placo.com
Wed Jul 13 03:13:59 GMT 2005

>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
>[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Louis LeBlanc
>Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2005 5:57 PM
>To: FreeBSD Questions
>Subject: m4p conversion to mp4?
>This is probably painfully obvious, but I can't find it in the ports
>with a search or through google.
>I recently acquired an iPod Shuffle, and am enjoying it thoroughly.
>Unfortunately, I also acquired a gift card for the iTunes store, so I
>thought it would be better to get a copy of "Bohemian Rhapsody"
>through the store rather than go buy the CO.  I'm not a big enough fan
>to listen to "Radio GaGa" if I don't have to.
>Anyway, I learned something disturbing.  They give you the music you
>buy in m4p format, which is an mp4 format protected by an MD5
>derivative.  I think.

Even more disturbing - the mp formats are compressed so you really
aren't getting a CD-quality track.


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