On 2022-02-10, sms <scharf...@geemail.com
> On 2/10/2022 7:59 AM, -hh wrote:
>> On Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 5:15:51 AM UTC-5, Lourdes Perdon wrote:
>>> Apple music is good, but very limited. Your choice is limited to
>>> U.S. music and you can't find too much German or Canadian one. Plus
>>> you can't download MP3s so thanks, but no thanks.
>> Its been awhile, but I've not had any problems in importing music
>> into iTunes from external sources...both from physical CDs as well as
>> MP3 files. This has included some CDs I bought in Germany & brought
> He wants to go the other way, convert content stored on his phone to
> MP3, or non-DRM M4P, files so he can listen to the music he's paid for
> on other devices.
Music streaming services where you effectively rent access to the
service's huge library of music don't typically let you download music from
the streaming service to play anywhere without DRM. If that's what he
wants, he's simply being unreasonable.
Meanwhile, there is absolutely nothing stopping anyone from adding
non-DRM songs from CDs, the iTunes Store, MP3s downloaded from the net,
and so on to their own music libraries and playing all of that music in
the Apple Music app. Works great, and no DRM is involved.
> The issue is that the songs on the phone have DRM.
Not if the songs in question came from your own music library or the
iTunes Store (rather than a music streaming service like Apple Music,
Spotify, and so on). Many of us use the Apple Music app to listen to our
music imported into our libraries from CDs, MP3s, and so on without DRM
Songs from streaming services naturally have DRM and won't play if you
don't have a subscription to the streaming service. That's always been
the way it works with music streaming services. Is this news to some