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carusoswi
October 5th, 2008, 10:03 PM
. . . in order to sign onto the itunes site and retrieve music? My wife is a teacher - taking her students to a Philadelphia Orchestra Concert. In the past, they have sent out preparatory CD's, but this year they posted the content on the itunes site.

I downloaded itunes and installed it using crossover, and the install went ok, but when I look for the ap on the 'windows software' menu list, it doesn't show up.

I run a dual boot, so will boot into xp to get this content if I have to, but would rather accomplish this from within Ubuntu, even if I have to run Crossover or Wine to do it.

I also installed Banshee, and will work to get comfortable with that, but I'm guessing it won't work online at the Apple Itunes store. Please enlighten me if I'm wrong.

Thanks.

Caruso

minky311
October 5th, 2008, 10:58 PM
http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/itunes
Read this.
As for the banshee plugin you can find that here: http://wiki.banshee-project.org/PluginRepository.
Although it is unmantained and they state there that you should not bother compiling it unless you are a developer looking for a project. Your best bet is to boot up into windows.

carusoswi
October 5th, 2008, 11:38 PM
http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/itunes
Read this.
As for the banshee plugin you can find that here: http://wiki.banshee-project.org/PluginRepository.
Although it is unmantained and they state there that you should not bother compiling it unless you are a developer looking for a project. Your best bet is to boot up into windows.

Thanks for the info and your reply. This trip into itunes was to retrieve excerpts posted by the orchestra for distribution to school students as a prep lesson in anticipation of an outreach/field trip for school students to go see/hear the orchestra.

The collateral material included a 'gift certificate' that could be 'redeemed' in order to download the material without charge (if you didn't have an account, you could open one without using a credit card). The Mrs. nagged me into getting the stuff for her, and, for what it is, I just dual booted, retrieved it, re-authorized my machine to play/burn the selections to CD for her. It's done.

From the tone of the accompanying instructions, it is clear that whoever chose to post this material on itunes thought it was quite innovative. I think it quite lame as opposed to just posting the stuff on a web page and distributing some common password allowing recipients of the materials to log on and retrieve the excerpts. They appear to be DRM protected, another lame move, if you ask me - reminds me of evangelists who copyright their service tapes - wouldn't want anyone who wasn't authorized (or didn't pay) to hear that stuff.

She can only make 7 copies of the material. Now, if I were teaching her students (there are 130 students involved), if there were any way to swing it, I'd want each of them to have a copy - this is artistic outreach, after all. Cutting edge would have been to distribute it unrestricted so that each kid who had an ipod could load up a copy.

The material is not good for much of anything else - each selection is excerpted - so, what are they protecting.

Ok, I'll stop ranting now.

Caruso