Opening DRM Protected Files in Song Surgeon (07/01/21)
Files Downloaded from Apple music are often in an m4p format. These files are encrypted by Digital Rights Management (DRM). These files cannot be opened directly by Song Surgeon. The work around, which will break the encryption is to burn the files to a CD and then rip them back off again. A second option is to concert the file to an mp3 format. Both of these approaches will strip the DRM protection from the files and allow you to open them.
Here is a link which shows you how to convert your Apple Music files to mp3's.
Once you have convert your m4p file to an mp3, you should then be able to open this new mp3 file in Song Surgeon.
iTunes - M4p (protected files)
Most file formats found and used in iTunes can be directly used in Song Surgeon. For example: mp3s, aac, wav, m4a, mp4 can all be opened in Song Surgeon. M4P file cannot because these are protected files. The work around for these protected files ...
Opening protected M4p file from iTunes
The m4p files are a protected file format that are used by iTunes. These are rare but, occasionally we do see them. Song Surgeon cannot open them directly. You can either convert these files or you can re-download as an mp3 from iTunes. See the link ...
Song Surgeon 5 for Mac Crashes with Apogee Duet
The older firmware version for Apogee Duet has always worked fine with SS5. However, it has been reported that the newer version (2) crashes it. The problems seems to be solved as long as the Duet app is closed.
Song Surgeon Hangs on Opening
There are a couple of things that could cause Song Surgeon not to open when you click the icon to start it. Reason 1. On reason for Song Surgeon not to open is because of WinpCap. This utility is used by Song Surgeon, and you are prompted to install ...
I tried to open an mp4 file from my IPod or from ITunes or WMA file, but Song Surgeon cannot open these files. Why?
Song Surgeon can open and save mp4 and wma files.Â The mp4 files provided via ITunes and stored on IPods are â€œprotectedâ€ using an encryption technology called digital rights management or DRM. Similarly many wma files are also protected by DRM ...