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:whistling: :blink: I downloaded a video from a web site. It was for a 30 day use. I wanted to put it on my ipod to watch, but the ipod said it was a protected video and was not exported properly. I checked the file it i a .wma and it said it was protected. Is there any way to get rid of this so I can download this thing on my ipod. Or a way around it so i can download it for the 30 days. Please help me if you can i'm desparate and have paid a lot of money to get this for my ipod and now i cant play it on there :help: :) :lol: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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If it's video it will be .wmv (Windows Media Video) not .wma (that's just an audio clip without video). I've never used Apple hardware so I don't know what format the iPod needs, but there are any number of WMV converters on the web -- just google "wmv converter" (in quotes).

However, my limited knowledge tells me that if the file is protected, any (legal) converter you try will fail otherwise the mighty, all-seeing Microsoft boss (he who must be obeyed) would soon have them trembling in court. That's the downside of Windows Media files -- protected rights. Depending on which side of the industry you stand, you either love it or hate it. Generally speaking, if you don't want to be treated like a potential thief and retain the freedom to copy what you paid for (for your own private use) , stick to mpeg for video and mp3 for audio. They don't support that copy-protection nonsense (which is why Microsoft uses it's own formats and encourages the other big guns to do the same).

Edited by pip22, 23 September 2006 - 02:31 PM.

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