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Windows 7: DRM?

03 Jan 2010   #1
7ntn

Windows 7
 
 
DRM?

Err...I know this is probably an old question/situation. I haven't ripped cd's in years.
I just noticed that 7 lets you just rip n rip n rip.
What happened with all the DRM issues a few years ago? Or is it just lurking in the background and all of these mp3s I've ripped can't be transferred to my phone to listen to when I jog?
Thanks!


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03 Jan 2010   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I have had absolutely no issues with mp3 playback, regardless of source--but I play back only on a PC, not on a mobile device.

I'd be interested in other's experience on all types of devices regarding DRM.
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03 Jan 2010   #3
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Interesting question. Id like to know the answer to what happened to all of it as well.

If you r/click the MP3, choose properties and details
youll see a listing Protected: ... telling you the DRM state

All mine say NONE
So, I tried ripping a CD with Zune, and Media Monkey both
and the results of both show no DRM.
Unless Im overlooking it or its actually hidden somewhere else

ive never had a issue syncing them to a Walkman either.
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03 Jan 2010   #4
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Cant say iv had any probs to mention, i seem to remeber it was sony who went a bit mad with copy protection including rootkits on some of there discs but i dont think they do that any more
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03 Jan 2010   #5
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Wishmaster:

Is the DRM state noted in property/details under the "content" area as "protected" where it will say yes or no? I don't see an overt reference to DRM itself in the few mp3s I have checked.

Where exactly would the reference appear?
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03 Jan 2010   #6
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

That it what I was refering to YES. Perhaps i should of rephrased as they both show they are not protected.

I was assuming it meant DRM protection, or at kleast was my understanding, although I could be mistaken.
I was curious as well and hoping others may know more about it.
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03 Jan 2010   #7
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

There is an option in Windows media player to add drm when you rip a cd.
Why in the **** you would want to is beyond me.
But the option is there.
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03 Jan 2010   #8
7ntn

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
There is an option in Windows media player to add drm when you rip a cd.
Why in the **** you would want to is beyond me.
But the option is there.
I saw that "option" as I sat up the player and wondered that myself. Of course, it's an OPTION now and before, it wasn't.
So...I thought I had slept too late and something had changed and I didn't know it.
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03 Jan 2010   #9
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

It was an option in both xp and vista
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03 Jan 2010   #10
7ntn

Windows 7
 
 

Ahhh..I never got that far into Vista to discover that. LOL.
Ok..well, it's all good.
I am SOOOOO in love with 7!
Thank goodness I had some BSODs and thus justified the upgrade.
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