How To: Rip DRM out of iTunes Downloaded Songs

29 08 2006

DRM got you down? Have songs on YOUR iPod that you paid for that you can’t listen to because the library got all screwed up? Well there is a new answer out there for you, if you are willing to do a little work with cygwin and python.

UPDATE: For a Windows C++ Port See this Post –>How To – iTunes Downloads DRM hack<–

The “app” is called QTFairUse6. And here’s the latest on (the first DRM ripper for iTunes remember? Hymm?) from their forums.

Sort of a port of the original QTFairUse to iTunes 6 using the excellent pydbg package by Pedram Amini.

Python 2.4
pydbg and ctypes packages (included)

Supported iTunes versions: 6.0.4-6.0.5

1) Start iTunes
2) Start
4) Play your protected track(s) in iTunes. Each track will be written into a separate dump_NN.aac file.
5) To make them playable in winamp, convert the raw streams to ADTS using FAAD:
faad.exe -a output.aac dump_NN.aac


That pretty much says it all. If you have the time this looks like you can strip the DRM and have a file that isn’t corrupted so badly that it will not play on later versions of iTunes, you know the ones that they will release to try and stomp this app out of existence. However, from what I can tell, this app and process will make any attempts to do so by the iTunes moot, because you are generating a brandnew music file with all new encoding and compression. Hooray for the hackers, may they keep technology moving forward for years to come.

All credit goes to and igorsk who posted these instruction in the forum.




3 responses

28 11 2006

I just got my 2000t and all of my songs are skipping in iTunes, and I cant figure out why. If someone could help me out and tell me how to fix this I would really appreciate it because its driving me crazy. Thanks for the replys.

28 11 2006

When you say 2000t do you mean the HP laptop? If so then I would need to know a little more about how you imported the songs. You do have them backed up on something else right? Cause its a god rul of thumb to have all you’re songs, untouched by hacks, backed up somewere. I keep mine on a removeable HDD.

The skipping sounds weird. I know that soe DRM can make your songs sound all crap when you try to import them from the CD. But that doesn’t sound like your probem. It may be something funky with iTunes. If you used a previous version of the DRM ripper called HYMM then the latest versions of iTunes won’t play them right. See HYMM used to just delete the DRM header in the AAC fil from the iTunes store, but later versions of iTunes were designed to see that rip and not play the songs right or even not at all. If this is the case you may hae to burn them, or convertthem to .wav files, and then reimport them. But if you have the original files without any hacks you should re-import those and use ‘myfairtunes’ to get rid of the DRM.

Last but not least is Acum’s Razor. The simple solution is usually the correct one. You may want to uninstall iTunes and re-install it. then just re-import your music from you’re backup files.

If none of this works then I’m a bit sussed. Try searching google for ‘2000t iTunes skipping’ or something to that effect an there is likely to be someone out there on the net with the same problem. Follow the links that talk about that problem and you might be suprised to find the exact answer you are looking for.

Anyone else out there got any suggestions? Cause as usual I could be completely wrong, it wouldn’t be the first time and I can gurantee you all that it won'( be the last.

Bon Chance!

15 06 2012

I got what you intend, thanks for posting .Woh I am thankful to find this website through google. “If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.” by Seneca.

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