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    Banshee has stopped playing m4p files

    Hi,

    I have several files that are from an Ipod that I still have and has worked great with Banshee up until now. All of the sudden, Banshee will not play m4p files. I have Ubuntu Restricted Extras installed, and when I try to play them with Movie Player, it says that it cannot play an encrypted file stream. Can anyone help? This makes up for about 2/3 of my music!

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    Re: Banshee has stopped playing m4p files

    Quote Originally Posted by nmyrick View Post
    Hi,

    I have several files that are from an Ipod that I still have and has worked great with Banshee up until now. All of the sudden, Banshee will not play m4p files. I have Ubuntu Restricted Extras installed, and when I try to play them with Movie Player, it says that it cannot play an encrypted file stream. Can anyone help? This makes up for about 2/3 of my music!
    Has this issue been resolved or addressed elsewhere (thread link?) I have some M4P music files that show up in Banshee but won't play as well. Is there an M4P hack of some kind that will get these to play? Thankfully, they're not 2/3s of my library but I would like to be able to play the music I own, somehow.

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    Re: Banshee has stopped playing m4p files

    Quote Originally Posted by nmyrick View Post
    Hi,

    I have several files that are from an Ipod that I still have and has worked great with Banshee up until now. All of the sudden, Banshee will not play m4p files. I have Ubuntu Restricted Extras installed, and when I try to play them with Movie Player, it says that it cannot play an encrypted file stream. Can anyone help? This makes up for about 2/3 of my music!
    So, nmyrick, it looks like this is the only answer available via these forums: remove drm. I can understand Ubuntu not wanting to get caught in the crosshairs of Apple. But, you do own that music and you should be able to access it without using a proprietary application. Isn't that part of the reason you switched to Linux?

    Best of luck!
    Last edited by transversegirl; February 18th, 2011 at 02:43 AM.

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    Re: Banshee has stopped playing m4p files

    The only way that I have found is to rip them to CD, and then import them into Banshee. Then the DRM is removed.

    It turns out it wasn't 2/3 of my library. Many of my files were M4A files, which are not DRM protected. But it was a considerable amount of music files.

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