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From PyMusique to Musik

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 15 Apr 2005 8:36 User comments (1)

From PyMusique to Musik Most of you have probably heard about PyMusique by now? Software that allows people purchase music from the iTunes music store without the Digital Rights Management (DRM) protectionB on Operating Systems like Linux that are not supported by iTunes. The authors of PyMusique were Cody Brocious, Jon Lech Johansen, Travis Watkins and Charles Hannum. Now Brocious and Watkins are working with Alex Goodwin on Musik. Musik will soon do the same for iTunes that PyMusique does and also supports the Napster music store.
It has been tested now on Linux, Windows and Mac and the reports are that it works just fine. It allows you to login to the iTunes music store under any of these operating systems (the iTunes client portion requires the Mcrypt library), search for music and preview. It allows you to login to the Napster store, search and download music.

"This is the first release of the Musik framework for music store clients. In its current state, it supports the iTunes Music Store and the Napster Music store." they say. "We have not finished reverse-engineering the license issues were having, but were getting close and we should have a release within the next few days so you can use your purchases songs on OSs not supported by MS." You can download Musik now from daeken.com.

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127.5.2005 4:32

Daeken.com has been down for a while now.. Anyone have an alternate download source for Musik?

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