Updating to itunes plus
I don't have an answer why this morning, but I do have some suspicions.Perhaps you're smarter than me or better at finding solutions in online support forums. I declared DRM freedom in October 2007, replacing many digitally-purchased albums and songs with rights-protection-free alternatives from Amazon MP3 Store or through i Tunes Plus.Rob Pegoraro is a tech writer based out of Washington, D. -- tracks purchased before Apple took i Tunes DRM-free.Only one problem: they had apparently disappeared from my computer. A quick scan of my Time Machine backups revealed that the last time those files were on my system was in July 2012. Stopping the app updates allowed i Tunes enough breathing space to call back home and provide a list of streamable, downloadable items such as this one: The reason I hadn't seen this was that i Tunes couldn't get enough bandwidth to grab the listings while I was doing my massive download updates. Honestly, I'm not happy about this -- I don't like data disappearing without my consent.Everything except my self-recorded "Mockingbird Lane" (fabulous pilot! (Imagine if I had discovered this while on an airplane.) But the bigger revelation was yet to come.Thank you, Apple, for providing an affordable means for recovering lost or deleted music.
My luck with this was much worse than with i Tunes Match, however: Google could only provide copies of 23 of those 112 songs.
One of those, the .99/year i Tunes Match, provides your easiest exit from DRM.
Open i Tunes, go to the Store menu and select "Turn on i Tunes Match." Then wait: This service must audit your entire library to see which songs are in the i Tunes Store's current inventory and which ones must be uploaded to your private i Cloud library.
My excitement at discovering, and downloading from the cloud, these long lost songs cannot be understated.
That is until finding them not to be what I expected.