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#6878 - 12/20/09 05:18 PM Re: converting audio files [Re: roger]
jaybass Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: toronto Canada
Roger,
Do want to send by email?

jaybass

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#6879 - 12/20/09 07:00 PM Re: converting audio files [Re: jaybass]
roger Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Vermont
Originally Posted By: jaybass
Roger,
Do want to send by email?

jaybass


sure. roger (at) rogergrow dot com

I won't be able to check back in here until tomorrow (Monday) evening, since logging in to ftm is blocked for me at work. maybe you'll have it all sorted out by then!
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#6880 - 12/20/09 07:17 PM Re: converting audio files [Re: jaybass]
Hal Itosis Offline


Registered: 09/03/09
Loc: 10.6.8 (build 10K549)
Lovely...

00000e0: 0000 0068 7474 703a 2f2f 7777 772e 7265 ...http://www.re
00000f0: 6d61 726b 6162 6c65 736f 6e67 736c 6976 markablesongsliv
0000100: 652e 636f 6d2f 6c69 6365 6e73 652e 6367 e.com/license.cg
0000110: 693f 7669 646c 6f63 6b5f 7061 7261 6d73 i?vidlock_params
0000120: 3d61 5751 394e 6a55 784f 444d 354e 6a49 =aWQ9NjUxODM5NjI
0000130: 3759 3246 305a 5764 7663 6e6b 394d 4474 7Y2F0ZWdvcnk9MDt
0000140: 6d61 5778 6c62 6d46 745a 5431 7a62 3231 maWxlbmFtZT1zb21
0000150: 6c5a 334a 6c59 5852 7a62 3235 6e63 7935 lZ3JlYXRzb25ncy5
0000160: 3362 5745 3700 14e6 8a29 2226 174c b935 3bWE7....)"&.L.5


I suggest you google "remarkablesongslive" --- since what turns up for me is not pretty.

BTW, i put that full (red) url into Safari and it downloaded a 380KB file called "PLAY_MP3.exe"

The wiki explains. << tongue >> And Microsoft too: TrojanDownloader ASX/Wimad.BV


Edited by Hal Itosis (12/20/09 07:40 PM)
Edit Reason: are we having fun yet?

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#6898 - 12/21/09 10:18 AM Re: converting audio files [Re: Hal Itosis]
jaybass Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: toronto Canada
I clicked TroganDownloader ASX/Wimad.BV but it's only good for PCs unless I read it wrong.

Today I ran a virus scan through the entire system and it came up zero.
I also ran D/W and TTP which is normal.

Since you said what turns up "is not pretty" can you expand on your findings? Do I have a problem? Any suggestions?
I did trash all those wma files yesterday and downloaded (1)
wma file.
jaybass






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#6903 - 12/21/09 01:06 PM Re: converting audio files [Re: jaybass]
joemikeb Offline
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
Quote:
Since you said what turns up "is not pretty" can you expand on your findings? Do I have a problem? Any suggestions?
I did trash all those wma files yesterday and downloaded (1)
wma file.

When I searched on remarkablesonglive, one of first hits was this Microsoft Malware Protection Center article citing remarkablesonglive as the source of lots of infected malware for Windows computers. Given you are on a Mac it is unlikely your machine could become infected and although I don't know what antivirus app you used the fact you got a clean bill of health is a strong indication you did not become infected.

Running Diskwarrior and TechTool Pro would do no harm but neither should be expected to detect any malware or the effects of malware in your system. Most malware these days is focused on using your computer for nefarious and illicit purposes, not on damaging your machine.
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#6904 - 12/21/09 01:42 PM Re: converting audio files [Re: jaybass]
Virtual1 Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Iowa
When I browse to here

http://www.remarkablesongslive.com/licen...XRzb25ncy53bWE7

it downloads an exe player. "WRM Header" is important. Go here and go to "wrm":

http://club.myce.com/f32/removing-drm-wmv-best-solution-108497/index4.html

Looks like those are DRM-protected MP3 files.

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#6905 - 12/21/09 02:42 PM Re: converting audio files [Re: joemikeb]
jaybass Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: toronto Canada
I used iAntiVirus software which was endorsed by Macworld so I guess it is okay.

Thanks for putting my mind at rest.

Is there a reliable software to remove DRM from such files?

I really would like to open this particular file.

jaybass

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#6906 - 12/21/09 02:44 PM Re: converting audio files [Re: Virtual1]
jaybass Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: toronto Canada
That url you mention is a DOS file.

I think you right about these files being DRMs

jaybass

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#6907 - 12/21/09 03:10 PM Re: converting audio files [Re: jaybass]
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Hello, jaybass
Originally Posted By: jaybass
Is there a reliable software to remove DRM from such files?
FineTunedMac is a troubleshooting site which respects the rights of copyright holders and intellectual property laws.

In order to maintain the integrity of FTM, an answer to this question is not appropriate.
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#6908 - 12/21/09 03:51 PM Re: converting audio files [Re: jaybass]
Hal Itosis Offline


Registered: 09/03/09
Loc: 10.6.8 (build 10K549)
Originally Posted By: jaybass
I clicked TroganDownloader ASX/Wimad.BV but it's only good for PCs unless I read it wrong.

Perhaps you read me wrong... i never said your Mac was infected. But it clearly illustrates the nature and intent of these peer-to-peer places you visited.


Originally Posted By: jaybass
Since you said what turns up "is not pretty" can you expand on your findings? Do I have a problem? Any suggestions?

I'd suggest you avoid P2P completely; maybe even toss Limewire in the trash to seal the deal.

Perhaps google can turn up some (legal) sources of Andrew Cruickshank audio/video materials. If they aren't free, then that might serve as a good measurement of how badly you really want them. [i doubt they'd be too expensive. (Andrew who? wink ).]

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#6912 - 12/21/09 05:34 PM Re: converting audio files [Re: roger]
roger Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Vermont
jay sent me one of the files, and it is DRM protected. I get this when I try to open it:

"Flip4Mac WMV DRM Content
Flip4Mac WMV is unable to play DRM protected content."

when I try VLC I get this:

"No suitable decoder module
VLC does not support the audio or video format "wmal". Unfortunately there is no way for you to fix this."

Songbird says: "the stream is encrypted and decryption is not supported."

so, I guess that answers that! (along with all the other stuff you guys figured out!)
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#6916 - 12/21/09 06:48 PM Re: converting audio files [Re: dianne]
jaybass Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: toronto Canada
Hi Dianne,
I was looking at some web sites that claim they use a legal method of removing the DRM but they were for PCs.

I'll revisit some of those sites and take a closer look.

jaybass

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#6917 - 12/21/09 06:55 PM Re: converting audio files [Re: Hal Itosis]
jaybass Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: toronto Canada
Sorry I misunderstood you.

I really do want them but it's the only avenue I could find.

I've tried google and others but to no avail.

I wasn't aware that peer to peer downloads should be avoided.

Thanks,

jaybass






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#6918 - 12/21/09 06:57 PM Re: converting audio files [Re: roger]
jaybass Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: toronto Canada
Roger,

Thanks for trying.

jaybass

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#6919 - 12/21/09 08:10 PM Re: converting audio files [Re: jaybass]
Hal Itosis Offline


Registered: 09/03/09
Loc: 10.6.8 (build 10K549)
Originally Posted By: jaybass
I wasn't aware that peer to peer downloads should be avoided.

Ever since the iTunes store opened, and a host of other legal sources for a/v downloads followed (Amazon?, Rhapsody?, Napster?, etc.), practically all of the stuff in P2P-land is either pirated, poisoned, or both.

Pirated copies of Apple iWork 09
Pirated copies of Photoshop CS 4

You weren't aware of those two (Mac-related) examples? [there are probably more... i just happen to recall those two specifically.]

I think it's generally understood that file “sharing” [of that sort] is a euphemism for stealing.



Originally Posted By: jaybass
I've tried google and others but to no avail.

I don't think we know what (exact phrase) you tried, or what (exact items) you're seeking. If we knew more, then perhaps we could help. [Seems more-or-less logical that: if these items exist in the pirate-sphere, then they probably also exist in the real world somewhere.]


Edited by Hal Itosis (12/21/09 08:58 PM)

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#6933 - 12/22/09 06:46 AM Re: converting audio files [Re: Hal Itosis]
jaybass Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: toronto Canada
Point taken.

I used umpteen wordings on google to try and bring up these anthologies but nothing. I also tried youtube.

I can access Andrew Cruickshank's films and plays but not his anthologies even after emailing the BBCs archives and a Scottish library but like you say, they a do exist somewhere. Obviously by the results from limewire.

Are there any Scots out there who can help?
How about you Hal?

jaybass



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#6936 - 12/22/09 10:31 AM Re: converting audio files [Re: jaybass]
Hal Itosis Offline


Registered: 09/03/09
Loc: 10.6.8 (build 10K549)
Hmm... you're right, not much turns up.

Maybe try emailing these folks, to see what they might know: TheRecordAlbum

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#6938 - 12/22/09 01:40 PM Re: converting audio files [Re: Hal Itosis]
jaybass Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: toronto Canada
That shop is in the uk and has the only LP of AC and I bought it about a month ago, but it didn't have on it what I was hoping for.
It irks me to know they out there and I cannot find them.
Oh well.
Thanks for your time.

jaybass

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#6941 - 12/22/09 11:08 PM Re: converting audio files [Re: jaybass]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Googleing "anthologies Andrew Cruickshank" returns, among other hits, Andrew Cruickshank's Scottish Bedside Book; the vendor may be able to help you out.
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#6942 - 12/23/09 01:17 AM Re: converting audio files [Re: jaybass]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
This page looks like it's got at least part of what you're looking for(?), but it looks like it's not d/l'able. (Do you have the educational credentials?)

It may be the source of your DRM protected d/l's.

(Google search term: recorded andrew cruickshank)


Edited by artie505 (12/23/09 01:20 AM)
Edit Reason: Add search term
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#7640 - 01/17/10 12:29 PM Re: converting audio files [Re: artie505]
jaybass Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: toronto Canada
Artie,
Sorry for the belated reply. That book site is just that...a book store.
The other one didn't give me any answers but might after extensive searching. Thanks for the lead.
jaybass

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#7651 - 01/17/10 03:18 PM Re: converting audio files [Re: jaybass]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
> Thanks for the lead.

Thanks for posting the question; I always get a kick out of searching for stuff that I know is out there somewhere, but where, and seeing how much new info I can squeeze out of Google with just a minor change in my search term.
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