Benaiah\’s Computer Experiences

July 21, 2007

QTFairUse with iTunes 7.2.0.35 and 7.3.1.3

Filed under: Audio, iTunes, QTFairUse — Benaiah @ 9:04 am

UPDATE: Apparently the hymn project has stopped provided this software after a C & D letter from Apple.  You can read about what happened here.  There may be other places to find this software online, but you’ll have to do it.

After purchasing a song on the iTunes Music Store with iTunes version 7.2.0.35 I found that the QTFairUse (Download here) DRM stripping software did not work on music purchases with that version of iTunes. The fix for this problem is to download the latest configuration file. (Available here) After downloading and uncompressing the configuration file copy it to the same directory that contains the QTFairUse6.exe file. If prompted that the file already exists, allow it to be replaced.

When trying to process a file after replacing the config file I would recieve an error like this:

Error while dumping; deleting incomplete output file

I found that to fix this problem I had to play a few seconds of the track that I wanted to process. After doing that QTFairUse worked beautifully.

After upgrading to iTunes version 7.3.1.3 QTFairUse worked without having to play the file first.

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