Originally Posted by naraiz
I will certainly consider that option. I purchased a song from the MSN Beijing Olympics website. However, to do this I had to download iTunes to purchase the song. Talk about a monopoly. In any case, as I learned from you the song is not compatible in it's native format. How disappointing. Well, this 47 year old is not interested in messing with it tonight. Again, thank you for your insight I do appreciate it.
It doesn't help when something is only available with DRM from iTunes, but whenever I'm looking to buy digital music, I check Amazon as well. All their mp3s are straight mp3, no DRM. iTunes also has some music in iTunes Plus, which is more expensive, but also DRM free. The other benefit of both, other than no DRM is that they are encoded in a higher bitrate, so can sound better as well.