By the time you read this, you will probably be able to download DRM Free tracks from iTunes.Â Apple, late last night, sent out the 7.2 update of iTunes that includes iTunes Plus, the much talked about higher encoded, DRM free audio tracks from EMI.
As I write this, in the wee hours of the morning, no DRM Free tracks are yet available, but they are coming today.
If you haven’t updated to iTunes 7.2 just yet, now would be the time…
After you get 7.2 installed, go to the iTunes store and edit your account settings. There you can enable iTunes Plus — the higher quality DRM-free music.
Also, if you do a power search, once the results are shown you can select to limit your search to iTunes Plus music only.
anyone know if the “1418” error problem is fixed in 7.2?
I was thinking about it….and someone has to explain to me why everyone is making such a fuss over this DRM lift.
Last time I checked, all the CDs at the local music store are DRM free, come with a snazzy looking booklet, and can be ripped to my computer at whatever bit rate I want. So tell me why I have to pay and extra 30 cents to have the same “privilege” using iTunes?
Sure, it will help pave the way for other companies to loosen the DRM grip on music. But, at a higher cost to the end consumer? iTunes isnâ€™t looking like sure a good deal anymore. I think from now on Iâ€™ll stick with â€œbuy one get 4 freeâ€ from BMG.
It is impossible to download the music files to upgrade an existing collection of songs with iTunes Plus! The iTunes Server is not ready for the job. I tried to upgrade my about 700 songs. My PowerMac G5 was running a full night and NO ONE Song was downloaded properly. By the German Internet Magazine MacNews they have made the same sad experience. I can not understand how Apple can make this kind of bad mistake.