Is it just itunes that does this or does say real player or one of the other players not do it.
I think i know what you are meaning i occasionally get the problem with winamp where my MS keyboard media keys wont work if for example the player is minimised or i am reading the internet, i solved the problem by going into winamps menu and rechecking the option for global hotkeys, i also reinstalled the latest version of my keyboard drivers and installed the latest version of winamp(yes i know its not itunes but the problem is the same), it still occasionaly happens but it usually only happens if media player or one of my other players has been started as it resets the defualts back to the other player from winamp at least for the keyboard.
Hope my ramblin helped Keith probably has a better way to fix it mind you other than my trial and error with my other software(ive never actually sat and looked at the problem to long as i notice the problem only when im doing something else and i never have got around to sit and check it all over, was never to much of a bother i usually just go back into winamp and switch to another album when i get fed up of a song, ah well rambling, chek out what Keith tells you to im sure he will help you get it fixed.
I still think the easiest way to solve all of itunes many problems is not to use itunes though, but im a winamp fan and i think there is a sublimenal add in some of the visualisers that make you dislike all other media playing software lol.
Also have you tried real player i think it plays them, also you can decrypt them and im pretty sure its legal since DRM isnt a legal copyrighting method apparently so it can be removed legally but in case it isnt youll have to google it and find it for yourself.
You can also get a plugin for most players including WMP to play the apple music files.
Edited by warriorscot, 08 January 2006 - 01:36 PM.