How can I play music purchased by someone else on iTunes?

D. November 22, 2011
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I had a friend give me an old iPod Nano with some iTunes purchased music on it. I got the music files transferred onto my PC and into my iTunes library. When I went to play a song track, it asked me for his iTunes password!? Anyway around this problem?

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  1. James Bruce
    November 24, 2011 at 8:56 am

    I'm not going to tell you how to do that, as that would be plain old music piracy. But, I will tell you the google search you should do to learn how yourself:

    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=remove+itunes+drm

  2. blue5ft3
    November 23, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    I'm brand new to Mac and all I did was hit show in finder and it showed up under music as an MP4, which when I dragged it to the Itunes showed up and played in Itunes some I converted to MP3 or the H..something numbers extension. Don't know if that will work for you . 

  3. Anonymous
    November 23, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Because the songs purchased are DRM protected, you can only listen to them on specific computers and devices.

    Jhymn decodes the songs using the key from your iPod and/or your operating system and make a new file which is not protected, it keeps the cover art and song data as part of the file.
    http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Audio/Other-AUDIO-Tools/JHymn.shtml

    How to Put Songs on iTunes From Someone Else's iPod
    http://www.ehow.com/how_5317423_put-itunes-someone-elses-ipod.html

    • D.
      November 23, 2011 at 9:31 pm

      Thanks for the tip!  I will try the Jhymn sofware first...

  4. FIDELIS
    November 23, 2011 at 7:44 am

    Hello, if the person that gave you the nano is still your friend and you have a way of contacting him, I would contact him and ask for the information.