Step 1. Find the video for the song you want on YouTube. They are often encoded quite nicely.
Step 2. IMPORTANT! Make sure that the video is listed as being LEGAL for you to download.
Step 3. Use the program found here: http://www.petur.eu/blog/?p=5
It's a nice easy "youtube2mp3" script, that does all of the tedious work for you.
Share and Enjoy.
128 bps is more than enough. I think the default setting for something like sound ripper is 96 bps.
My friend for whom I fixed his computer posed an interesting question to me.
Apparently when you install itunes, it will let you copy stuff from your ipod to itunes if it originally came from itunes, but if you have mp3 that it doesn't know about you can't load them into itunes.
But obviously there is a way and I'm thinking you know what it is.
sounds like they've worked it all out, the explain (or at leat have an excuse) why you can't.
Subject: Bypassing HDCP with a $350 FPGA board
Researchers in Germany have developed a device for stripping HDCP from a digital video stream using an FPGA-based board that costs around 200 Euro (US$350) to build.
[ http://aktuell.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/pm2011/pm00386.html.en ]
Great. Now our buddies at the MPAA are going to start lobbying to make FPGA programmers difficult to own or obtain legally, because they are now "implements of crime" or somesuch.
If that sounds ridiculous to you, remember how they did that exact same thing to Smart Card programmers when people figured out how to clone DirecTV cards.
I got a lovely email from amazon.com today telling me the good news: an album that I bought in 2005 has been added at no charge to my amazon.com download music library.
Gee, if I wanted those songs in MP3 format, dontcha think I would have ripped the CD by now?
they do this to save disc space in the cloud. So if you rip any random record, upload it i into the google cloud, you will get cd-quality mp3s - then they just need one copy without the sparkling from records.
Trust the Cloud. The Cloud is your friend. Not trusting the Cloud is treason, and treason is punishable by summary execution.
We're referred to as "server huggers"
hm, after data hippie the first name I could identify with.