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The purpose of HYMN (Hear Your Music Anywhere) is to allow you to exercise your fair-use rights under copyright law. It allows you to free your iTunes Music Store (protected AAC / m4p) purchases from their DRM restrictions with no sound quality loss. These songs can then be played outside of the iTunes environment. It includes a drag 'n drop graphical user interface (GUI).

Why use HYMN?

  • Use HYMN to decrypt your iTunes protected AAC files so that they can be played on non-iTunes-capable, but AAC-capable devices and operating systems, such as Linux.
  • Use HYMN to eliminate the five computer limit imposed by iTunes. more...

What's New

Version 0.8:
  • Added support for decrypting iTMS 4.7.1-4.8 AAC music files to enable fair-use listening on all of your devices.
  • This application requires you to obtain keys to unlock your music with. See http://www.hymn-project.org for details.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.3 or later

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oemb1905 Member IconComment+0
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Everyone needs to wait who is running 4.8 and higher iTunes.

Hopefully this dude can make a better version that covers 6.0 and above soon.

Pray.

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jmh1 Member IconComment+6
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O.K. I have decided not to download or use this product because this probably violates the spirit and technical terms of ones ITMS contract.

But the reason I am at least researching this concept
is because with the rapid changes coming from Apple these days I have to assume that at any moment they might arbitrarily pull the plug on people's right to play their purchsed songs.

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Anonymous
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Downloaded it....opened it.....browsed until I found the file I wanted to unlock.....and the file could not be selected. Guess that means it doesn't work. Too bad, great idea though.

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Anonymous
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goorargh. i got it to work. bloody great software.

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rob o'connell Member IconComment+0
rob o'connell
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bloody great idea. hasn't worked for me yet but since i paid for the bloody song shouldn't i be able to listen to it whenever and wherever i please? the developer of this software has my full support. . .if only just to stand behind them and say "yeah i'm with them."

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Anonymous
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JHymn (http://hymn-project.org/download.php) makes this easier to use.

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Anonymous
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when you have some others computers than mac and want to listen YOUR LEGALLY OWNED music on others mac (at works or at some families' ) it's ETHICAL to use it

five macintosh is not sane, it's a limit and I paid to have computers to remove cumbersome limits with old cd, hifi players , tape and whatever.. NOT to recreate them.

and NO : noone will have MY aac files.

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Anonymous
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some people truly are petty.

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Ronan1 Member IconComment+1
Ronan1
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Hear Your Music Anywhere comes out as HYMA, at least in my spell checker...

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Anonymous
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Such insightful reviewing...

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Anonymous
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It's great that this is free. But seriously, if you're spending the time to strip DRM from your AAC then you're probably pirating the songs anyway. In which case, why not just go steal the MP3s off p2p and send the artist a paypal donation.

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Anonymous
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no, I want to support the right people, but I don't like the DRM. I sometimes buy from the iTunes store AND download the same songs from P2P.

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Anonymous
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Same here. I buy more CDs than iTMS tracks, because CDs aren't restricted. The implication of the DRM is that everyone who uses an iTMS track is a potential criminal.

This will unlock the 70 or so iTMS tracks I've bought so that I can treat them exactly the same way as I can my other few thousand tracks I encoded from CD. I don't see why they should be any different.

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Anonymous
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I buy my tracks on itunes and use hymn to allow me to play them on my creative, thats hardly stealing is it ?
Being able to play music I have payed for on the player of my choice isnt theft.

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Anonymous
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I take it that you haven't read how this works. You must first own the music and have a legal key for the music in order to remove the DRM. I think this is much more ethical than loading my favorite p2p app, downloading the mp3, and then arbitrarily sending some money to them via paypal.

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Downloads 41,374
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Date 06 Jun 2005
Platform OS X / PPC 32
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