iTunes - once again.

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at
Thu Feb 8 03:24:06 UTC 2007

Tom Marchand wrote:
> On Feb 5, 2007, at 3:23 AM, perryh at wrote:
>>>> Call me silly, but it seems to me you ought to be lobbying Apple
>>>> for Linux support.
>>>> Get a decent Apple-made Linux player, and FreeBSD support via
>>>> the linux emulator would *probably* work, no?
>>> I agree, getting Apple to support iTunes on Linux is key. I don't
>>> know if there have been other online petitions ...
>> Good luck.  My guess is that open-source systems like Linux or *BSD
>> are considered too easily hackable, and therefore prohibited in
>> Apple's agreements with the recording industry.  (Even if the iTunes
>> app itself were distributed as binary-only, having both the input
>> and output drivers open-source might be perceived as making it too
>> easy to attack the encryption.)
> Hasn't Apple's DRM already been cracked?

At one point in time the DRM in use for encrypting MP4 files was 
cracked. However, Apple and/or other vendors came up with a different 
format / scheme for encrypting and/or storing data in iTunes v6+.

Read my previous post which mentions hymn.


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