Plex/Seven: iTunes DRM audio playback

11.12.08 18 Comments

I’ll keep this one short and sweet: That DRM music you got from the iTunes store, those 10,000 tracks you own, those 30,000 bottles of Pepsi you purchased in order to win them, those dentist bills for repairing the damage to your teeth from drinking the Pepsi, not in vain. No, my friends, you will be able to play them in Plex/Seven, and thanks to James for making it happen!

(And how, you might ask, would be the best way to play tracks from iTunes in Plex? Let’s just say that’s a topic of a future post. How future, you might ask? Not very.)

Barkley, while being a staunch anti-DRM canine, will still make an appearance for this feature.

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18 Comments

  • I wonder how you do it! Maybe launching iTunes in the background?
    Anyway it’s great news!

  • No iTunes needed :)

  • Awesome!

    Maybe you got AirTunes working for us with Airport Expresses as well? Come on, you can tell us! ;-)

  • Woo!!

    I don’t have any iTunes DRM’d music, but alot of non techie mates do.

    This will be music to their ears *groan* :-)

    Great work!

  • Brilliant! Can’t wait for the new version!

  • Does this mean that movies and videos downloaded from itunes will also play?

  • I think I can guess how. I believe Quicktime can play back DRM files.

  • That’s just so awesome !
    Keep up the good work guys !

  • You guys are insane! Plex has been my favorite piece of software for months already, and here you go making it ten times better?!

    Seriously, I’m going to have to get my paypal credentials and give you some more beer money :)

  • Woo!

    Is there an API for DRM’d video playback as well that you might be able to use? :)

  • any chance this includes itunes DRM video files as well?

  • Barkley looks too clean cut in that picture. It doesn’t live up to his reputation.

  • Perhaps I missed this long ago when the Barkley posts started.. but what kind of dog is Barkley?

  • Would it be playing it while watching an iTunes visualizer?

  • Does this have anything to do with QTFairUse/FairKeys/hymn projects?

  • I’ll ask, too – does this include videos bought from iTS? I have several and am hanging on to Front Row for this reason alone.

  • Sorry, no support for DRM videos (for now, at least). Apple makes it impossible to play these officially unless you’re QuickTime or FrontRow.

  • @Danny: Barkley is bullmastiff + ridgeback — we think!

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