Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Stubborn software

I can't take advantage of the free digital audio books from the BPL on my iPod, thanks to the ongiong Microsft v. Apple pissing match. What a bummer.

Why can't I transfer audio files directly to my iPod, or use these files on my Mac?

Our audio titles, provided by OverDrive, Inc., use DRM protection technology from Microsoft Corporation. Unfortunately the iPod (and Mac) do not currently support DRM-protected Windows Media Audio (WMA) files.

OverDrive, along with hundreds of online music and audio book providers, is hopeful that Apple and Microsoft can reach an agreement that would enable support for Microsoft-based DRM-protected materials on the iPod/Mac.

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