Converting music that I bought from wav to mp3

vbimport

#1

Just wanted to say what’s up and that I am new to this forum. I am not really sure where to post this, couldn’t really find any info on my problem so here it goes. I just started downloading music from musicmatch at 99 cents a song. I was on Itunes but I have a RCA Lyra mp3 player that came with musicmatch software and I also like the setup of musicmatch so I eventually converted. I read through a lot of the information and found out that once you pay for a song it is yours as long as you don’t share it, If that is so then why can’t I download the songs that I bought off of musicmatch to my mp3 player(that freaking came with musicmatch software)or convert the format. I tried to find the answer and what I came up with is that 1st, musicmatchs’ songs are wav files and they are also protected in some way. My question is, is there any way I can convert the copywrited musicmatch downloads from wav to mp3. I am not doing anything illegal, just trying to make the songs(that I paid money for) play on my mp3 player. For some reason the RCA Lyra only plays mp3 format. I paid around 130.00 for the player and would like to find a legal way to download playable music. Any suggestions??


#2

found out that once you pay for a song it is yours as long as you don’t share it

The song is never yours nor is the data or the format it was presented in. You have bought a license to listen to it in a close personal environment.

If that is so then why can’t I download the songs that I bought off of musicmatch to my mp3 player(that freaking came with musicmatch software)or convert the format

Becuase of Digital Rights Management. " They " want you to keep your amount of copies to " just one ".

I tried to find the answer and what I came up with is that 1st, musicmatchs’ songs are wav files and they are also protected in some way.

Yup , DRM.

My question is, is there any way I can convert the copywrited musicmatch downloads from wav to mp3.

There are tools that can get rid of the DRM inside a file , but DRM itself is also protected. So you’re not allowed to

I am not doing anything illegal, just trying to make the songs(that I paid money for) play on my mp3 player.

Unfortunately under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act , you actuall are doing something illegal if you remove the DRM from a file.

Any suggestions??

All i can say is " Google is your friend ". Unfortunately rules prohibit me from helping you further.


#3

Thanks for the info, looks like the online (legal) music isn’t all its cracked up to be, at least not in my case.