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    Converting .RAX files to .MP3's

    Back in March, I got a Sansa MP3 player that came with a free subscription to Rhapsody. I started using the Rhapsody software and found it to be really easy to use. As I started downloading (purchasing) song from Rhapsody, I noticed they were tagged as .RAX files. I didn't think it was a big deal since I had decided to stick with it for my music downloads. Fastforward to Christmas and my wife gets an ipod shuffle. iTunes recognized the other MP3 files on our computer, but when I tried to drag-n-drop the RAX files into her ipod, it wouldn't work. So, does anyone know how to convert .rax files to .mp3 files? Both devices with accept mp3's.



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    Re: Converting .RAX files to .MP3's

    Well, firstly, just so you know, doing this is technically a felony under the DMCA.

    Secondly, if you google rax to mp3, you'll find a few commercial software solutions that can help you. Off the top of my head, I can't think of any freeware ones.

    You can always burn a CD and then re-rip it, if it's not a lot of songs.

    edit: People seem to like SoundTaxi: Convert DRM Music: Copy protected WMA music to MP3, iPod and other MP3 players



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    Re: Converting .RAX files to .MP3's

    Thanks Jumbo. It was my understanding that if the music was puchased, then converting was OK.

    Up to this point, I've been ripping CD's and putting them into the iPod. I just want to purchase one version of the song and have it be playable in both devices.



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    Re: Converting .RAX files to .MP3's

    Quote Originally Posted by mkcrawford View Post
    Thanks Jumbo. It was my understanding that if the music was puchased, then converting was OK.
    You'd like to think so, but circumventing the encryption is still illegal. I think it's a horrible law, but there isn't an exemption for circumventing DRM just because you bought the music. It's one of the main reasons I refuse to buy DRM'd music.

    Up to this point, I've been ripping CD's and putting them into the iPod. I just want to purchase one version of the song and have it be playable in both devices.
    That's the dream of pretty much everyone these days. I know you can buy un-drm'd music from iTunes, and amazonmp3.com, but it'll cost you more than you're paying for Rhapsody.



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    Re: Converting .RAX files to .MP3's

    DRM no DRMů. I just want to be able to play my media on any platform that I choose. DRM is like going into your local stereo shop and having to purchase a DVD player for each movie studio.

    For ex., I use Melodycan which helps me to resolve drm-protection problem. But remember distributing these files is illegal.



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    Re: Converting .RAX files to .MP3's

    Use Melodycan to convert rax to mp3 or other format. I think it will help.



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    Re: Converting .RAX files to .MP3's

    Quote Originally Posted by Volver View Post
    Use Melodycan to convert rax to mp3 or other format. I think it will help.



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    Re: Converting .RAX files to .MP3's

    For me Convert-tune is the best software for different players.
    It runs on Windows 2003, XP, 7, Vista and adds ID3 tags, and has some other helpful features.
    Convert-Tune: convert your audio and video files to MP3, WMA, AAC, WMV, MP4, AVI for iPod, iPhone, Zune, PSP



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    Re: Converting .RAX files to .MP3's

    Quote Originally Posted by Anguz View Post
    DRM no DRM…. I just want to be able to play my media on any platform that I choose. DRM is like going into your local stereo shop and having to purchase a DVD player for each movie studio.

    For ex., I use Melodycan which helps me to resolve drm-protection problem. But remember distributing these files is illegal.
    That is how they sell the same songs over and over. You may have four-five versions of the same song over the years. Keep paying to Elvis and Neverland estates.

    At same site, check out Rip Tiger to capture TV.


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