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How to use QTFairUse - process essay


samuraitom 23 / 18  
Oct 8, 2007   #1
Prompt was to provide the steps on how to do something. Thesis statement should indicate the process being explained and the purpose for knowing how to complete the process.

Quick note: Fairplay is a DRM technology created by Apple.

Quick Q:

Did I make it clear on how to use QTFairUse?


QTFairUse

With three billions songs downloaded from the iTunes store, iTunes is a champion of music downloading services. The user-friendly iTunes makes downloading music quick and hassle-free; however, iTunes purchased songs will not run on any other media player except for Apple products due to digital rights managements (DRM,) which limit usages of devices or files. QTFairUse, an open-source program, makes converting DRM-protected audio files simple, and enables users to quickly enjoy their music on many formats.

The default audio format of iTunes songs is AAC (advance audio coding), an encoding scheme for digital audio. The essential thing to remember is QTFairUse does not remove the DRM from the songs; it waits for the song to be played by iTunes then copies the unencrypted songs as they are sent to the sound card. Now, the first step in converting iTunes songs is to locate and download the QTFairUSe, a simple Google search will yield results. Next, locate QTFairUse zipped folder that had been downloaded. Right-click and extract the zipped folder. Inside the folder will be the necessary files to run QTFairUse. Click on the QTFairUse icon and the program should start up. QTFairUse will start up quickly, as it uses little system resources. Inside is a variety of options for users to choose from.

The next step would be to read the options and achieve an understanding of what the options will perform. QTFairUse also allows the users to backup the entire iTunes library in case something should go awry. The program allows the users to convert all of their iTunes songs or just the songs that the users pick. Choose whether to convert all the songs or a selected handful of songs and to backup the iTunes library. Also, specify which folder the original DRM-protected files will be move to. Once the choices are made, proceed to click on the start conversion button at the bottom of the program. The program will then automatically complete the tasks without any more of the users' involvement. The total conversion time is dependent on the size of the users' libraries; expect to wait an hour or more if there are a hundred songs or more in the library. After the conversion is completed, the DRM-protected songs will be replaced by non-DRM songs. Now users can play the songs in any music players so long as they support AAC audio files. Further conversions could be made to convert the AAC files to other media formats.

Many different methods of stripping the DRM from iTunes's songs are available such as burning the songs to a compact disc then ripping the songs again; although, this will take longer and is a waste of a compact disc. QTFairUse is by far the easier method to convert the songs; it is essentially dummy-proof. The program easily allows users to circumvent iTunes's Fairplay DRM.

EF_Team2 1 / 1,708  
Oct 9, 2007   #2
Greetings!

I think your essay is easy to read and the directions sound simple to follow. I'd have to actually do it myself to know for sure, but I think that even technically-challenged "moi" could do this with your instructions!

Here are a few editing tips:

however, iTunes-purchased [add hyphen to make this an adjective] songs will not run on any other media player except for Apple products due to digital rights managements (DRM,) which limits usages of devices or files.

Now, the first step in converting iTunes songs is to locate and download the QTFairUSe; [instead of comma] a simple Google search will yield results. Next, locate the QTFairUse zipped folder that was downloaded. (this is a close call, but I think "was" is the better verb here)

without any more of the user's involvement. - in this instance, you are referring to only one user.

Many different methods of stripping the DRM from iTunes's songs are available, [add comma] such as burning the songs to a compact disc, [add comma] then ripping the songs again; although, this will take longer and is a waste of a compact disc.

Very good work!

Thanks,

Sarah, EssayForum.com


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