Roxio’s Toast Titanium update for Mac OS X Tiger disallows iTunes Music Store track burning

Roxio has released Toast Titanium Updater X 6.1 for Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger. The release notes state, “Following discussions with Apple, this version will no longer allow customers to create audio CDs, audio DVDs, or export audio to their hard drive using purchased iTunes music store content.”

More info and download link here.

20 Comments

  1. It’s Quicktime (which handles the DRM) that has disabled the ability to burn iTMS tracks in Toast (as well as other 3rd party apps), not Toast itself. So keeping around an older version of Toast won’t do you any good…

  2. what’s the difference? just burn a copy of it from itunes, then re-rip it back onto your computer from that cd. problem solved. now can burn it from toast, do whatever you want with it because the copy protection crap is gone.

  3. Could this be the beginning of the end?

    Following discussions with Apple, this version will no longer allow customers to create audio CDs, audio DVDs, or export audio to their hard drive using purchased iTunes music store content.

    Pirated music — burn on. Legal music — burned out. I always thought Sony was hampered by being in the content business too. Perhaps this will apply increasingly to iTunes and other Apple software. The logical next step:

    1) Flag music ripped from “legal” CDs;
    2) Limit burns of unflagged music on the assumption that if they weren’t ripped from legal CDs or purchased from iTunes, then they must be illegal.

    Music AND movies WILL be stored on hard drives AND they will be backed-up. Never again will you lose digital media files. Anything that promotes that has a market; the converse is worth pondering about.

    It’s early times … but I am disturbed.

  4. Those greedy record industry scumbags just want more and more. You have a private jet for crying out loud! I guess that the price of coke is going up. Could coke prices and oil prices somehow be related? Piracy only exists because of the system. If full-length CD’s were US$3, Napster would be some weird world only geeks would know of, like Zandar. That goes for movies as well. Coke, hookers, c’mon, what else is there to buy?

  5. “Geez, wake up people…this “feature” has been broken in Toast (by Apple) for the PAST YEAR now…”

    Actually, no it has not. When Apple released QT 6.5 iTMS file burning was disabled in Toast for a short time, then an update was released that fixed the issue. It was working until QT 7.0.

    Now Toast 6.0.9 won’t burn iTMS files to audio CD either, because Apple has changed the APIs. Which is a shame, because now no 3rd party burning software can burn audio CDs from protected AAC files.

  6. The RIAA sucks bigtime. It wouldn’t be so bad if the artists saw some of the money and it didn’t end up being sniffed up Record Exec’s noses … What other organization has the gall to ask me to pay numerous times for the same thing? – oh, wait, there’s probably tons of GREEDY BASTARD organizations out there doing that …

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